Kothaligad (Peth) Trek

Location
:Kothaligad Fort
Season
:Jul
Duration
:5 Days4 Nights
Event Type
:Adventure, Experience, Tour
Level
:Easy
Start From
:Garware College Main Gate, Pune
Ends
:Garware College Main Gate, Pune

Kothaligad (Peth) Trek

Kothaligad Fort
5 Days4 Nights

Event Overview

Kothaligad (also called Kotligad or Kothligad) is a small Fort (3100 ft) is situated to the east of Karjat near Karjat-Murbad Road in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is one of the famous treks in the Karjat area, because of its small height and easy climbing. It is also known as the Fort of Peth because of its vicinity to Peth village at its base. There is a small temple and large cave at the base and a chimney like tunnel (see image) to the top of the fort. This pinnacle is carved from inside forming a staircase reaching the top. There is a tank of water at some distance from the cave and another one at the top of the fort. This tunnel is the high point of the trek, with its funnel like structure and steps along the inside in a steep ascent to the very top.

History: The cave and the temple carvings date back to the 13th century. Not much is known about the history until the 18th century. In 1716, this cave was captured by the British. Then later on, on November 2, 1817, it was recaptured by the Marathas under the leadership of Bapurao who belonged to the generation after Bajirao. It was recaptured by the British, on December 30, 1817, the very next month, under Captain Brooks. The British had the fort till 1862 as an outpost for vigilance on the surrounding valley and the hills all around it.

The locals say that this is not actually a fort but a sort of lighthouse from where the directions were given to know the advancements of the enemy. in fact it can be called a watch tower to keep a vigil on the Mawal area in the greater province of the Marathas. It is absolutely breathtaking to climb and to have a feeling of the engineering marvel being crafted when there were no engineers like today or even no PWD departments as well. only the foresightedness of the Maratha warrior has been behind the development of the watch tower standing atop the small but sturdy hillock. the stone is a single black expanse reaching till the Peth village standing on the fertile soil with abundant natural resources for water and farming.
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Event Details

Meal

Breakfast
High Tea
Dinner

Adventure Activities

Aerosports
Biketours
Camping
Cycling
Marathon
Motorsports
Mountaineering
Offroadadventure
Paintball
Paragliding
Rafting
Rappelling
Rockclimbing
Scuba
Skiing
Skydiving
Snorkeling
Swimming
Trekking
Waterfallrappelling
Wildlife
Zipline

Additional Activities

Archery
Bonfire
Music
Petsfriendly
Rifleshooting
Waterfall

Amenities

Beds
Conference
Dormitary
Hammock
Mineralwater
Pickupdrop
Shower
Swimmingpool
Washrooms

Transportation

Bus

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 6.00 AM Drop Time: 06:00pm

Things To Carry

  • Water Bottle
  • Sports Shoes, Slippers and extra pair of cloths.
  • Camera packed in a plastic bag.
  • Rain coat if required
  • Avoid jeans; wet pair of jeans is a nightmare

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