Peth fort is also known as Kothaligad which is in north-east of Neral,maharastra .Peth fort resides in shahapur taluka ,approximately 21 km from Neral and karjat ,but neral is the shortest and convenient path to reach Peth fort.This fort stands tall in company of Rachmachi ,Bhimashankar,Siddhgad and Dhak. This is very small fort might be used as watch tower for defense purpose.
As history says this was a 'defense station'instead of strong fort and mainly used for ammunition storage.Peth fort gained importance during King Sambhaji's era(son of great King Shivaji).
Peth fort is famous for peth village,bhairav gunfa(caves) ,water tanks ,carved steps in pinnacle.
Way to Reach Peth
We were 6 people who started our journey from Thane station,we all gather at thane and get into the Karjat local train (6:49 AM) We reached to Neral by 8 AM .We had breakfast outside the station.
From neral you get ST buses for ambivali but bus frequency is very less and we missed 8 AM bus for ambivali.So we hired one private vehicle who dropped us at ambivali .
Ambivali is base village where peth trek get start.
If you coming from Pune Karjat will be better option to reach Peth.
Peth is medium level trek and good for beginners ,most of the road is ascending but in good situation.Height of this fort is 3100 ft. and it takes approximately 5 hours to climb up and get down.
we reached ambivali vilage by 9:30 am and started moving toward peth village.