Sudhagad Fort Trek

Sudhagad Fort Trek

About Sudhagad Fort

Sudhagad also called Bhorapgad a hill fort situated in Maharashtra, India. This fort is said to date back to the 2nd century B.C the same age as the Thanale caves and Khadsamble caves nearby. It was then called Bhorapgad after its presiding deity, Bhorai devi. The Trek Difficulty Level is Medium,But the endurance Level is High.One need to  carry packed food. One can also cook food at the Wada Transport Regular buses are available from Nagothane to Pali Village.You need to change bus at Pali village for Thakurwadi the base village for Sudhagad Trek.Height of Sudhagad Fort is 2030 feet.For Accommodation 50 people can stay in palace of Pant Sachiv. Even Bhorai Devi temple is good place for a stay on the fort.Food Facility: It’s better to make food arrangement by yourself.For Drinking Water there are many cisterns, lakes, and tanks on the fort. Hence drinking water is available throughout the year.It takes 2 hours by Pachchapur route.Best time to visit is during Monsoon & Winter.

How to reach Sudhagad Fort

Sudhagad route from Pune - Lonavala - Khopoli - Durshet - Pali - Sudhagad.From Pune it is Aprrox 145 km                                              Sudhagad route from Mumbai - Panvel - Wadkal - Pali - Thakurwadi - Sudhagad.From Mumbai it is Approx 135 km.Total time required for climbing Sudhagad Killa is 2.5 hours and the total distance for trekking Sudhagad Killa is 5 km

Places to visit at Sudhagad Fort

There are temples  of Goddess Bhorai Devi, Lord Shiva, and Hanuman.

  • Pantsachiv Wada
  • Two lakes and water cisterns
  • Maha darwaja
  • Dindi Darwaja  Pachchapur Darwaja
  • Chor darwaja (Secret door)
  • Ambarkhana
  • Bastions of the fort well in condition
  • Remains of old structure
  • Echo point
  • From the fort top we can have glimpse of Sarasgad, Tel-Baila and Ghangad.

Fascinating Spots

The perimeter of this fort is quite big. There are many lakes on the fort. There is a palace of Pant Sachiv on the fort, where 50 people can stay comfortably. Also, there is a temple of Bhorai Devi, where 25-30 persons can be accommodated. Different kind of medicinal plants and trees can be seen in the surrounding fores.There is a temple of Bhoreshwar near the palace. If we move further, we can see a well with a secret door. There are steps from the palace to the ‘Bhorai Devi’ temple. If we descend towards the other route, it takes us to water cisterns, which hold good drinking water. The route on the left side of these cisterns takes us towards a secret door. But this route now closed.

Dindi Darwaja of Sudhagad Fort

The way from Ghat of Sawashni takes us directly to Dindi Darwaja. This door is an exact replica of the Mahadarwaaja main entrance on Raigad. The construction and arrangement of this door is of the type called Gomukhi in shape of cow’s mouth. This door is well protected since it is hidden in between two huge bastions. There is one secret path well on the fort at the backside of the palace.It has one tunnel in it, but now it is dumped by mud. There is also a secret path to move down from the fort in case of any difficulty. There are some tombs at the backside of the Bhorai Devi temple. We can find beautiful carvings on them.