Vasota Fort should be on must do trek for a trek, fort and nature enthusiast. This gives you a wonderful mix of a large water body (1 hr 20 min) boat ride, nice jungle trek, and of course the riggers of a trek. Vasota Fort, a less known Fort to History located between most bio diversed forest in the world. Vasota Fort additionally called Nandugad which is situated in Satara area in the Indian province of Maharastra.
We planned to visit Vasota Nageshwar on Maharshivaratri finally completed in February 2019. The Fort is in dense forest near Koyna dam back water due to which it is open to visit to outsiders from October till June only. Best time to visit is from October to February. After February Koyna back water start going down and you have to walk more in hot climate, which may be difficult.
Vasota Fort trek goes under Koyna timberland division thus it's entrance is totally constrained by them. This trek is shut amid blustery season as it's a held tiger asylum. Unfortunately No tigers now but you may come across Bison, not beyond. Heard there are wolfs & fox but did not saw any. Rest assured it's completely safe & in total control of forest department.
We were a group of 6 people which we started our journey from Satara on three bikes. There are two options to visit Vasota fort, one from Bamnoli village via Satara city & second from Chiplun side via small village Choravane by name from Konkan side. Majority of the people use the first route from Bamnoli via Satara. Some extensive trekking may go for second.