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Raireshwar & Kenjalgad Fort – One Day Easy Trek

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  • One DayDuration
  • Sun, 23 Jun’24travel dates
  • 07-60 yrs.Age Limit
  • 10-20 max.Group Size


  • Climbing the highest peak of Maharashtra - 5,400 ft.
  • A thrilling and exciting climb to the topThe views gained as a reward for our effort
  • One of the best panoramic views of the prominent Sahyadri mountains
  • Trek for allRecommended for beginners with good fitness

Key Info

  • BhorPune Dist.
  • KorleBase Village
  • Post-Monsoon, WinterBest Season
  • EasyGrade
  • 1,375 mMax. Altitude
  • 5 hrs., 5 km.Walk (approx.)
EnduranceLow [4/10]

Kalsubai is a mountain peak in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India. It is the highest peak in the Sahyadri mountain range with an elevation of approximately 1,646 meters (5,400 feet) above sea level. Kalsubai is situated in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra and is a popular trekking destination for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

The trek to Kalsubai is a popular activity, and it offers a moderately challenging experience. The trekking trail starts from the base village of Bari, which is accessible by road. The trek usually takes a few hours to reach the summit, depending on your fitness level. The trail passes through lush green forests, rocky terrain, and ladders. A temple at the top is also dedicated to the local deity Kalsubai, which is a significant religious and cultural attraction.

Once you reach the summit, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Sahyadri mountain ranges and multiple forts including the picturesque Bhandardara Dam. The picture at sunrise and sunset is particularly stunning.

Kenjalgad Fort[1,300 m]

Kenjalgad Fort, also known as Ghera Khelanja Fort, is located in Wai, Satara District, Maharashtra, India. The fort is situated on the Mandhardev spur of the Mahadev hill range. It is visible from a long distance as a stone scarp 30–40 feet high rising as a cap on the irregular hill.

There are 55 nicely carved, rock-cut steps on the eastern side of the fort which lead to the top.
The fort is very small in size. There is a small magazine room, with no roof. The Kacheri or Sadar is in ruined form. The idols of the goddess Kenjai are also seen on the fort. There were three large & six small water tanks on the fort.

Kenjalgad Fort Trek is considered an easy grade-level trek and accessible in all seasons of the year.

History of theKenjalgad Fort

The fort is said to have been built by Bhoja Raja II of Panhala in the 12th century. It was won by Adilshah of Bijapur in 1648.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had captured all the forts in Wai and Bhor region but, he was not able to win this fort till 1674. He captured this fort as an amazing movement while he was on a military campaign at Chiplun. He along with his soldiers marched to the Kenjalgad and captured the fort by surprise.

The garrison head Gangaji Vishwasrao Kirdat was killed in the ambush and the fort was captured on 24 April 1674. This fort was captured by Aurangzeb in 1701. In the subsequent year i.e. 1702, this fort was captured by the Maratha Army. After the fall of Peshwa, this fort was captured by the British under the detachment sent by Gen. Pritzler on 26 March 1818.
Today, the temple dedicated to Kalsubai stands as a testament to her devotion and the legend associated with her. It has become a significant pilgrimage site for both trekkers and devotees. Many trekkers pay their respects at the temple when they reach the summit, making it a part of their journey.

The legend of Kalsubai adds a cultural and spiritual element to the trek, making it not only an adventure but also a journey imbued with local folklore and history. It serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by individuals in the pursuit of their beliefs and desires, making the trek to Kalsubai Peak a memorable and meaningful experience for many.

Detailed Itinerary

Day-wise Schedule

Day 1
Pune > Raireshwar and Kenjalgad Fort > Travel to Pune

6:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Travel to the base village of Raireshwar. You might have breakfast packed or stop at a local restaurant.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Reach the base village and listen to the trek guide’s instructions and safety briefing. This is a good time to use the washroom facilities and leave any unnecessary belongings at the base.

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Begin the trek to Raireshwar Fort. The trail is moderately steep and winds through scenic forests. Enjoy the views of the surrounding hills and the backwaters.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Reach Raireshwar Fort and explore the plateau. Visit the historic Raireshwar temple and take in the panoramic views of the Sahyadri mountains. Enjoy a packed lunch with the scenic beauty as a backdrop.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Descend from Raireshwar Fort and head towards the base village of Kenjalgad Fort.

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ascend Kenjalgad Fort. The trail is steeper than Raireshwar but offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Explore Kenjalgad Fort, learning about its history and marvelling at its architectural remains. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the top.

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Descend from Kenjalgad Fort and start your return journey to Pune.

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Reach Pune and end the trek.



What's Included?
  • Private Transport: Ex. PuneToll, Parking, Transport Permit, Driver Food & Allowance
  • A Breakfast, LunchServed Veg. Meals as Per Itinerary Only
  • Entry PermitsRaireshwar Fort/Village
  • An Experienced Trek LeadsTeam of Certified Mountaineers & Outdoor Experts
  • First Aid KitWell Stocked Medicines with Team SG-Trekkers
  • GSTAll Applicable Taxes


What's Not Included?
  • Any Kind of Personal ExpensesAnything Specifically Not Mentioned in the ‘Inclusions List’.

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