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 fort information
- Rohida Fort Trek Base Village Bajarwadi
- Rohida fort trek route distance 3 km one way
- Rohida Trek duration total of four to five hours
- Rohida Fort Trek difficulty easy grade
- Rohida Fort Trek total ascent 1697 feet
- Bajarwadi base village height 2245 feet
- Fort weather is plesant during monsoon and winter
- 8.Also known as Vichitragad fort treks in Maharashtra
Rohida Fort Trek details from Pune
- 07:00 Meet team Treks and Trails India and begin a journey for the trek.
- 10:30 Reach Bajarwadi Base village and enjoy breakfast
- 10:50 Trek instructions and Introduction with trekkers and trek leaders
- 11:00 Trek begins
- 12:30 Summit the Fort and explore nearby places to see.
- 13:30 Descend to the base village
- 14:30 Reach base village and enjoy lunch
- 16:00 Return journey to Pune begins
- 21:00 Reach Pune
- The above timings are approximate timing; the trek's speed depends on factors like a group walking speed and weather conditions.
- You have signed up for group event kindly cooperate with trek leader for smooth operations of the trek.
- There are high chances the bus will reach late in Mumbai for many reasons, traffic on the highway, bad roads, bus breakdowns, bad weather, and injury to participants; please cooperate with Trek Leader and driver.
- Incase bus reaches late Mumbai participant will have to manage to reach home via Uber, Ola, Taxi on their expenses.
What is included in the tour
- Non Ac bus travel to and fro
- One veg breakfast and tea
- One veg lunch
- Trek leader expertise
What is NOT included in the tour
- Anything not mentioned in cost included
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.