Event Grade: Medium
Endurance Level: Medium
Height of fort: 4269 ft approx.
Total time required to reach base: 7.00 hours from Dadar
Total time required for climbing: 4 hrs of normal climb
Duration: 2 Day
Cost: Rs.2700/- For Mumbai, Rs. 2400/- For Pune
About Vasota Fort
In a very remote area and around the Koyana Reservoir this fort is main attraction for the trekkers. This is an ancient fort, built in the period of 1178 AD to 1193 AD by the second King Bhoj banquet of Panhala. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj named this fort as ‘Vyaghragarh’ Vasota mountain top is estimated to be around 15 acres of crown. Here is to a large extent on the forest with presence of bears and other wild animals to a large extent today.
In a very remote area and around the Koyana Reservoir this fort is main attraction for the trekkers. This is an ancient fort, built in the period of 1178 AD to 1193 AD by the second King Bhoj banquet of Panhala. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj named this fort as ‘Vyaghragarh’ Vasota mountain top is estimated to be around 15 acres of crown. Here is to a large extent on the forest with presence of bears and other wild animals to a large extent today. On the fort there are some places to see such as Lime ‘ghana’, Hanuman temple, ‘Chandika’ temple and ‘Babukada’. On the top of the ‘Vasota’ there is old ‘Vasota’ which is higher than this ‘Vasota’. Here large numbers of bears are found. At the North side of the fort, there is ‘Mhataricha Anghata’ (Old lady’s toe), various mountain ranges and some part of ‘Shivsagar’ reservoir. Also from here beautiful view of sunset can be seen. Besideson in the fort there is castle and grain warehouse of Tai Telin. From this fort ‘Mahipatgarh;, ‘Sumargarh’, ‘Palgarh’ and ‘Mahimandalgarh’ can be seen.
It also looks panoramic view of the river and the situation of the bulk water. This ‘Vasota’ fort was used for the prison. The idols of God and substances of ‘Ramdas’ of‘ Sajjangarh’ were kept during Aurangjeb’s attack. Also, after the defeat in 1817, of Bajirao second in the battle of Khadaki, Pratapsingh Maharaj and his family was kept in this fort. Towards ‘Vasota’ fort on the way, there is a small diversion route, there is surprising another way of ‘Nageshwar’ Temple. This characteristic temple is built in the cave. Currently there is railing near the ‘‘Nageshwar’ cave. New ‘Vasota’ and drinking water lakes are situated at the ‘Nageshwar’. There is appearance of wild life also. Therefore, someone who knows all these should be taken along for the touring. During the ‘Mahashivratri’ there is fair to be held.
- New Vasota Fort
- Babu Kada
- Boat Ride
- Koyna wild life
- Hanuman Temple and Mahadeo Temple
- Tent Camping
We’ll be boarding non-A/C bus from our nearest pick-up point. Bus timings are shared below for convenience:
Mumbai Pickup Points
Meeting Point : Dadar Pritam Hotel 10:00 pm
10:00 pm Dadar
10:30 pm Vashi
10:45 pm Kalamboli
Pune Pickup Points
Meeting Point : Seasons mall 10:00 pm
10:00 pm Hadpsar
10:20 pm Swargate
11:00 pm Shivaji Nagar
11:30 pm Pimpri
11:45 pm Chinchwad
12:00 am Dange Chowk
12:10 am Wakad
12:40 am Chandani Chowk
01:00 am Aambegaon Katraj-Bypass
Day 0 Friday Night
10:00 pm Depart for Satara in a non-A/C bus (We will manage pick-ups from pre-decided locations depending upon the participants
Day 1 Saturday
05:00 am Arrive in base village Bamnoli and take some rest
06:00 am freshen-up and have breakfast, followed by tea
07:00 am Move towards the Koyna Backwaters boating point
09:00 am Reach Indavali
09:30 am Gear up for the trek as per the instructions
12:30 pm Reach Vasota top, explore the Vasota fort, take some rest
01:30 pm After Exploration have tummy tight lunch and rest for a while
02:30 pm Start descending towards the base
04:00 pm Reach the base village
05:00 pm Overnight stay and camping near the lake
08:30 pm Join us for dinner, where we have village cuisines, specially prepared to bring in a taste of authentic country side food.
Day 2 Sunday
06:00 am Wake-up call, freshen-up and have breakfast, followed by tea
08:00 am Start journey towards Sajjangad fort
09:00 am Reached Sajjangad fort, Explore the fort
01:00 pm Lunch near the fort
02:00 pm Leave for Mumbai.
06:00 pm Evening Tea Enroute Mumbai
10:00 pm Reach Mumbai and bid adieu with a promise to meet soon
Event Fee: Rs.2700/- For Mumbai, Rs. 2400/- For Pune per person for Mumbai . Payment once done is non-refundable, do check for availability before making a payment.
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Name: Mumbai Pune Adventures
Bank: Central Bank of India
Account: Current Account
A/c No. : 3601915663
IFSC Code: CBIN0284592
The cost per head includes the following.
- Local travel from Mumbai to Mumbai Non AC Bus
- Day 1 – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Unlimited)
- Day 2 – Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea (Unlimited)
- Boat Ride
- Tent Stay
- Jungle Entry Charges
- Local guidance
- First aid and first responder assistance in case required
- MPA administration charges if any
- Do read our terms and conditions before registration.
- All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks ordered.
- Insurance, tips, porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
- All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
Things to carry
- Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc
- 2 Litres of water must
- Good trekking shoes
- Torch with extra batteries
- Sleeping Bag / Lightweight Blanket
- Extra pair of clothes, socks optional, Torch
- Cap, Sunglasses, Camera as Optional
- 1 packet of electrol, enerzal, glucon-D
- Medications if required for individual
- Avoid wearing precious ornaments on an event, if possible
- And a haversack or backpack to put all the above things to be carried, so hands are free to help each other while trekking. Sling bags / jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.
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