Overview/Itinerary

Takmak Fort Trek

The Takmak fort has a glorious past! It remained under Portuguese influence for a long time. Later on, it was won back by Marathas; it again went into the hands of Britishers, who used this fort as a prison. Today, it stands in ruins narrating its acclaimed past!

 

Takmak Fort Virar Information

  • Location- Virar, Maharashtra
  • Elevation- 2000 feet
  • Difficulty level- Moderate
  • Best time to visit- Winters
  • Duration- 3 hours (Base to the fort)

 

Takmak Fort

This trek is the perfect escape from the city chaos offering splendid views acting as a breather to its trekkers. It is advisable to hire a guide from the Sakawar village otherwise the trek will be confusing as you proceed. There is a fair chance to be lost in the forest in the absence of a guide; while trekking. The place seems blissful after a couple of rain showers during monsoons. It is the perfect time to explore the hidden wonder. The place is still less crowded and away from the rush of city trekkers. Misty valleys with mesmerizing views are a feast for eyes and soul as well! The fort is heaven for people who love bird watching. The complete trek is captivating, as you can listen to the chirping of birds. You may get to see some rare varieties of birds on the way.

The trek to the fort is famous for making trekkers lose their way in the middle, due to dense forest and confusing trails surrounding the fort. The trek starts from Sakawar village reaching the ridge; along the river. There are numerous marks made by fellow trekkers for guidance. This trek has everything to offer starting from fields, forest, bird watching, tricky ways, and markings all along the way.

The top presents a panoramic view of valleys provided that there are no clouds hovering over. There are water reservoirs of the bygone era containing standing water which is not at all potable. Though there is nothing much to see regarding the historical influence; at the top yet the efforts seem to be worth when marvelous natural beauty unfold benignly!

This trek is the perfect escape from the city chaos offering splendid views acting as a breather to its trekkers. It is advisable to hire a guide from the Sakawar village otherwise the trek will be confusing as you proceed. There is a fair chance to be lost in the forest in the absence of a guide; while trekking. The place seems blissful after a couple of rain showers during monsoons. It is the perfect time to explore the hidden wonder. The place is still less crowded and away from the rush of city trekkers. Misty valleys with mesmerizing views are a feast for eyes and soul as well! The fort is heaven for people who love bird watching. The complete trek is captivating, as you can listen to the chirping of birds. You may get to see some rare varieties of birds on the way.

The trek to the fort is famous for making trekkers lose their way in the middle, due to dense forest and confusing trails surrounding the fort. The trek starts from Sakawar village reaching the ridge; along the river. There are numerous marks made by fellow trekkers for guidance. This trek has everything to offer starting from fields, forest, bird watching, tricky ways, and markings all along the way.

The top presents a panoramic view of valleys provided that there are no clouds hovering over. There are water reservoirs of the bygone era containing standing water which is not at all potable. Though there is nothing much to see regarding the historical influence; at the top yet the efforts seem to be worth when marvelous natural beauty unfold benignly!

1 Day Available on request
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • Enough water supply for an emergency.
  • Handy snacks
  • A comfortable pair of sports shoes
  • Rain gears
  • Comfortable clothes with few extra pairs
  • Basic first aid and medicines
  • ORS packets
  • Sunglasses
  • A local guide
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Takmak Food and accommodation

There is no provision for food and accommodations all along the trek hence don’t forget to carry a portion of some eatables with you. No accommodation is available either. You will get a place to stay near the starting point. 

 

Challenges

  • Slippery trail with several ups and downs
  • Drizzle and rain
  • Summers could be extremely hot and frustrating
  • Fear to go the wrong way, without a guide
  • No food and accommodation on the way

 

Rewards

  • Splendid views during monsoons
  • Test of fortitude
  • Easy climb post midway
  • Rock cut water tanks at the top
  • Misty valley views
  • A glimpse of the glorious past

Head on to the Takmak Fort trek to acquire the complete synopsis of the renowned history and its tales associated with the place. The moderate difficulty level of the trek makes it the most desired trekking attraction offering misty valleys in the view as a perk!