Songad!! Hidden Gem of konkan

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1st Feb 2019
Photo of Songad!! Hidden Gem of konkan by Sagar Gurav
Day 183

Songad is a magnificent hill fortress, situated in the Sonavade village Kudal Taluka Sindhudurga district of Maharashtra. It lies approximately 110 km away from Panjim (Goa). The fort is at a height of 800 m above mean sea level, Which is accessible by trekking, It takes approx one and half hour to reach on the top. The fort is built by the great Warrior Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

View of Songad

Photo of Sonavade Tarf Kalsuli, Maharashtra, India by Sagar Gurav

Panoramic View of Songad

Photo of Sonavade Tarf Kalsuli, Maharashtra, India by Sagar Gurav

Many small ponds you will explore on the way while trekking

Photo of Sonavade Tarf Kalsuli, Maharashtra, India by Sagar Gurav

The main structures inside the Songad Fort, which today stands mostly in ruins, comprise of idols, Public Durbar etc. The main place situated inside the fort was largely constructed out of woods & Rock, Hardly anything else remains.

Photo of Songad!! Hidden Gem of konkan by Sagar Gurav

Bhairovnath Idols

Photo of Songad!! Hidden Gem of konkan by Sagar Gurav

Durbar which is no longer available only ruins.

Photo of Songad!! Hidden Gem of konkan by Sagar Gurav

While trekking, Songad offers beautiful view of Nardave Dam, Ghotge town, Sonavade village & different Mountain ranges. On top of the Songad you can find fresh water streams. The Gad Nadi (River) has been originated from Songad.

Beautiful Konkan

Photo of Songad!! Hidden Gem of konkan by Sagar Gurav

It is delight to see the Beauty of this fort while trekking through picturesque landscapes & Nilgiri Tress accompanying you throughout your Songad Fort trekking. Songad is surrounded by many Birds & Animals and even some medicinal plants.

Covered with fog

Photo of Songad!! Hidden Gem of konkan by Sagar Gurav
Photo of Songad!! Hidden Gem of konkan by Sagar Gurav
Photo of Songad!! Hidden Gem of konkan by Sagar Gurav

Niligiri Trees

Photo of Songad!! Hidden Gem of konkan by Sagar Gurav

Once you make it to the top you will fall in love with the beauty of the elongated plateau which holds a small hut which is recently build by locals, So that they can rest and prepare food while coming with their cattle's for grazing.

Hut!!

Photo of Songad!! Hidden Gem of konkan by Sagar Gurav
Photo of Songad!! Hidden Gem of konkan by Sagar Gurav

Cooking of some delicious food in progress.:P

Photo of Songad!! Hidden Gem of konkan by Sagar Gurav

Once You Are Done With the Fort Experience Climb Down through many small Water Falls. At foot hills of the fort there are many small beautiful Temples of Shree Lingeshwar, Ravalnath, Gango Ghadvas,Itla Devi and Belopan.

Photo of Songad!! Hidden Gem of konkan by Sagar Gurav

Shree Lingeshwar Temple

Photo of Songad!! Hidden Gem of konkan by Sagar Gurav

The best time to visit Songad is during Monsoon. You can enjoy the beauty of nature at its best. This season is perfect for photography as the flowers are blossomed, mild drizzle and the mountain ranges are covered in green carpet with Songad fort lost in mist is a heavenly experience. I would recommend Songad, if you want to experience the real essence of Konkan.

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