Overview/Itinerary

Rohida Fort Bhor, which is also known as Vichitragad situated in Pune District. Rohida fort is also famous by the name Rohideshwar fort. Bajarwadi village is the base village of the fort, located in Bhor taluka, about 61 km away from Pune, while Bajarwadi village is 7 km away from Bhor. Rohida fort Pune established in the southern part of the Sahyadri range of Maharashtra. Treks near Pune with Rohida Fort Trek, one can also visit the nearby forts which fall in the same Bhor region, which are; Raireshwar Fort, Kenjalgad Fort, Kamalgad Fort, and many more. Learn more about other treks follow our list of forts in Maharashtra. 

About Rohida fort trekking near Pune

Vichitragad or Rohida fort is an easy level one day trek, which is about 3600 feet above sea level. It is a small trek; it hardly takes an hour to reach the Fort. The post-monsoon period is supposed to be the best time to visit Vichitragad fort trek. Rohidamalla temple is the temple situated in the Fort. Many idols, water tanks, and much more are available on the Fort to explore. Rohida fort trek time total is around four hours. 

Rohida Trek details

  • Rohida Fort Type: Hill Fort
  • Height: 3660 feet
  • Grade: Medium
  • Endurance: Medium
  • Base Village: Bajarwadi

Rohida Fort Trek Itinerary

04:45 am - Meet at McDonald’s, J.M. Road.

05:00 am - Departure for Rohida Fort.

05:15 am - Pick up at P. L. Deshpande Garden.

05:35 am - Pick up at Navale bridge.

Breakfast on the way.

07:30 am - Reach at base village and start ascending.

09:30 am - Reach on top and explore the fort.

11:30 am - Start descending.

01:00 pm - Reach at base and move towards Bhor.

01:30 pm - Lunch at Bhor.

02:30 pm - Start return journey to Pune.

05:30 pm - Approx. arrival at Pune. (Depend upon traffic)

 

1 Day Available on request
Dates and Rates
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  • Inclusions/Exclusions
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    What is included in the tour

    • Pune to Pune travel by private non-AC vehicle.
    • 1 veg Breakfast and 1 veg lunch
    • Treks and Trails expertise charges

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
    • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
    • 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.
    • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.
    Things to Carry
    Things to Carry
    • 2/3 liters of water
    • Proper face mask or shield
    • Sanitizer
    • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek
    • Good Torch must with extra battery
    • Jacket
    • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
    • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
    • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters
    • Sun Cap and Sunscreen
    • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
    • Identity Proof
    • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles
    • Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet
    • Double pack your valuables/phones in plastic bags
    • Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet

    Covid Safety Guidelines

    • Before planning for any adventure activity, please improve your minimum physical fitness. Most of us have been at home for a lockdown period.
    • Please convey your real medical conditions to Treks and Trails India while enrolling for the event.
    • Kindly wear three-layered masks, N95. Carry an extra disposable mask with you. Please ensure all participants, leaders, staff, and general persons wear masks before interacting with them.
    • Carry with your hand wash, sanitizer bottle, and clean your hands before touching food and objects.
    • Cover-up wear full sleeves shirts and full pants, hiking shoes, caps, and face bandana over your mask. Covering up will help reduce exposure to the Covid19 virus.
    • Bring your food and water with necessary cutlery like utility mug, fork, and spoon. Your mug can be used for cooking, eating, and drinking water. Carry your reusable water bottles; please don’t share with others.
    • Cooperate for temperature checks, questions reading any symptoms, and oxygen level checks; these are done to help you limit the spread of the virus. All these checks will be conducted multiple times during the activities.
    • Kindly do not register for the event or travel if you have come in contact with someone who has Covid19 in the last 14 days.
    • If you have any symptoms like fever, dry cough, weakness, body aches, etc., at the time of screening. You won't be able to participate in the event. You will have to be evacuated on the medical condition and should report to the nearest healthcare center.
    • Maintain a distance of six feet or more while sleeping at night. Incase distance is not possible, try sleeping in a criss-cross manner to avoid face proximity.
    • Please bring your garbage back to the city and dispose of it in your bin.
    • Consuming any alcohol, cigarettes, pan masala, tobacco, drugs should be avoided; they induce a lot of spitting, urinating, and passive smoke, which can be harmful for the general population.
    • Avoid touching new surfaces and touching your mask and face continuously.
    • If your adventure destination is overcrowded, be prepared to change your location or wait for the crowd to reduce.
    • If any participant, trek leader test positive after returning from the event within 14 days of the Activity. They should maintain transparency and inform Treks and Trails India. It will help all others isolate themselves and get tested. Participants and Treks and Trails will cooperate to help manage the situation.
    • Carry your own personal gear.
    • Keep the conversation with unknown people to a minimum and maintain a distance of more than 6 feet while talking.
    • Avoid speaking with the general population and maintain distance to keep yourself safe in these difficult times.
    • Participant need to install the Arogya Setu app

    Cancellation Policy

    • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
    • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
    • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to the event date 
    • No show No Refund.
    • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
    • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
    • If Trek gets canceled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.
    • If the event is canceled due to any natural calamity, political unrest or other such reasons beyond our control the same cancellation policy will apply.

    Treks and Trails Event Rules

    • Kindly carry one Identity proof, at least for the trek with your address.
    • We all are going for an adventurous and exciting trekking expedition; please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR.
    • The leader's decision will be final, and all the members should abide by it.
    • We do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments, natural habitat on the trek.
    • Swimming is not allowed in the lake or water tank on the forts. Locals use that water for drinking.
    • Putting your feet in water tanks or on the canon is not allowed on our treks.
    • Any addiction is strictly prohibited, e.g. drinking, smoking, chewing tobacco anyone caught doing it will have to exit the trek without a refund and travel back on own expense.
    • People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit the event on an immediate basis.
    • Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.
    • Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking, or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
    • We should strictly follow the code of conduct to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.
    • Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speakers is not allowed while trekking.
    • Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside the homestay or camping tents.
    • Drinking/smoking,/eating is not allowed inside the tents.
    • If you damage the tent, break the tent poles, you will have to pay us for the whole new tent on MRP.
    • If you are late for the bus pickup and are not reachable on the phone during your bus pickup, the trek leader will leave without you, and we will provide no refund.
    • Please check things to carry and wear trekking shoes on our treks. 
    FAQ
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Rohida fort history

    Rohida Fort Maharashtratil Kille, also known as Binicha Killa or Vichitragad, the Fort built during the Yadav Dynasty period. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj won the Fort from Bandals in the year 1666. Rohida fort was later given to Mughals under the Treaty of Purandar. Rohida Fort control was regained again by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, like other forts in Maharashtra.

    Places to see on Rohida Fort Trek

    Rohida fort in monsoon is breathtaking. It is cover with fog and high-speed winds. Visit the Rohideshwar Mandir: Mandir of Lord Rohidmalla or Bhairoba in Marathi literature. Idols of Bhairavi and Bhairoba and Bhairavi, Idols of Lord Ganesha, can be viewed inside the Mandir. Water cisterns and squared graves are resting near the Mandir. The maximum of the Burj on the Fort are sound. Complete six Burj open on the Fort and standing undilapidated for years.

    You can see a series of Ganesh idols at the entrance of the first door. It also has an arch. We have to cross three gates to reach the summit of the Fort. The water tanks available on the Rohida fort are a source of drinking water for everyone, water source stays throughout the year. The Fort has three doors in total. The third door reached after a climb of 53 odd rock cut steps on the Fort.

    How to reach Rohida Fort?

    One can get down at Pune railway station and hire a local vehicle to Bajarwadi village, the base village of the fort. Bhor area is comparable to nirvana for hikers, particularly for souls living in Pune. The Fort is one of the famous trekking places in Pune. Sahyadri trekkers attempt this Fort as a Range trek with other nearby forts.