Sudhagad Fort (aka Bhorapgad) is a hill fort near Pali, Maharashtra. The fort is situated in the vicinity of Sudhagad Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sudhagad Fort has rich architecture and is one of the most well-preserved forts, its walls and fortifications are largely intact. Both entrances, fortifications, huge bastions, temples, cisterns, granaries and many more.
Sudhagad fort trek is a short weekend gateway for trekkers from Mumbai and Pune. The fort is almost equidistant from both the cities.
The origin of the fort traces back to the 2nd century BC. It was named Sudhagad after the Marathas conquered it from the Bahamanis dynasty in 1648. Shivaji Maharaj considered it to be the capital of the Maratha Empire but later decided to choose Raigad Fort over Sudhagad Fort due to its central location.
It is said that the Sudhagad Fort was built initially to protect trading activities. Later, as time changed it was captured by different kings to strengthen their empires. The fort was named Bhorapgad after the goddess Bhoraidevi.
Please reach your pickup point and meet with SG-Trekkers representatives to mark your attendance.
We will travel by private bus to the starting point of the trek.
07:30 – 08:30
An hour of breakfast and tea break. Resume the rest of the journey.
We arrive at the base of the Sudhagad fort. Our field experts will provide pre-trek information and instructions to all participants.
10:00 – 13:00
Now, we start the trek towards the Sudhagad fort.
Now we start the trek to the Sudhagad Fort via the “Pachhapur Darwaja”. We need to ascend approximately 1,420 ft. It takes about two and a half hours to reach the top from the base.
13:00 – 14:30
Explore the Sudhagad Fort
The fort has a total of two gates namely Pachhapur Darwaja, and Dindi Darwaja; Dindi Darwaja is the main entrance gate of the fort also called “Mahadarwaja”. On the large plateau of Sudhagad Fort, two temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and also there is a temple of “Bhoraidevi” which is well maintained. Also, there is a “Pant Sachivancha Wada”.
One can see the walls of Tailbail, Ghangad Fort, Sarasgad & Karnala forts, etc. from the top. From the ‘Takmak Tok’, Amba River can be seen.
14:30 – 15:00
Let’s have a meal together. Served hot and tasty vegetarian food.
15:30 – 18:00
Descend to Dhondase village via Mahadarwaja. It takes 2 hours to reach the base.
18:00 – 22:00
Start the journey back to Pune with pleasant memories and non-biodegradable garbage.
Reach Pune, and it’s time to say goodbye to your travel companion. Let’s keep in touch via phone / social media and meet again on another memorable trip.
SEE YOU SOON! 😀
Day 1: Highlights
• Altitude Gain / Loss (ft.): ⇑ 1,420 ft.; ⇓ 1,420 ft.
• Walk (approx.): 7 hrs., 10 km.
• Accommodation: N/A
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea
Deccan > Nal Stop > Chandani Chauk > Tamhini Ghat > Vile > Pachhapur (Base)
06:00 – Deccan
06:15 – Nal Stop
06:30 – Chandani Chauk
First time I visited Sudhagad with SG TREKKERS.I enjoyed Trek with Vishal and friends.Local food and over-all arrangment is very nice.🥰
Thanks, everyone for the nice trek with you!
ट्रेक नेहमीसारखा छान आणि सुंदर झाला.