The fort is named as Kunjargad due to its hill shape is like a large elephant (In Sanskrit, Kunjar means elephant)
which we can see from base village.The fort is also known as Kombadgad. On the top have some remnants of fort structure statue of Lord Hanuman, Shiv Ling, Nandi, water cistern (Approx 8), interesting ruins, Tunnel, and Koloba another Idol found over on this Hill fort.
Trek: Kunjar gad
Height: 4200 Ft. Approx
District: Ahmednagar - Akole Taluka
The fort is accessible from north from Vihir village. Vihir village is located in Mula river basin.The fort is also accessible from another village Phopsandi located in the hills south of the fort on Mandvi river basin. This amazing and remote hill fort is to be climb to see entire Giant Harishchandragad in one view.There is also a narrow tunnel (Bhuyar in Marathi) on the fort opens on the other end to the valley. This tunnel is located near steps around 40-50 ft. One has to craw on knees to enter and at some places you have to squeeze out your body through the rocks. No crossing of two people at a time. It’s completely dark in the midway so carry your torch along with you. Overall this is interesting to see various ranges from this fort.
Pic Credit: Dr. Aparna Bandhodkar
What is included in the tour
- Travelling from Kasara to Kasara by arranged Vehicle like Mahindra Max/ Sumo / ST
Stay & Facility:
- Will have rest open air
- Carry Own Bedding like Mat & Shawl or Sleeping Bag
- Sun Breakfast : Bread-Jam/Butter or Thepla and Tea
- Afternoon Refreshment: Chaas & Chikki.
- Sun Lunch : Locally made Veg food only.
- Expertise Charges.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Extra food (Private Orders),
- Saturday Dinner
- Personal Expenditure of any kind, INSURANCE Coverage,
- Any other charges not specifically mention in “Cost includes”.
- Bisleri Water etc
- Classic Nature
Our journey will start with kasara Fast local as Train time table given below.
Train Time table: CST-Kasara fast (N):
08.50 pm – CST
08.58 pm – Byculla
09.05 pm – Dadar
09.12 pm – Kurla
09.16 pm – Ghatkopar
09.32 pm – Thane
09.44 pm – Dombivali
09.53 pm – Kaylan
11.05 pm – Kasara
Please reach before 5 min to the appropriate platforms as this is fast local till mulund then it will halt at all station. If you miss train you will miss the trek.
11.20 pm: Will start journey towards Vihir (base Village) by Private jeep.
02.00 am: Will take rest in open air so please carry sleeping bag /mat shawl etc.
04.30 am: Wake-up call & Fresh N up.
05.00 am: Will have Tea & Start for the trek.
07.30 am: Reach Kunjargad fort Top, explore the fort and get down from steps.
08.30 am: Visit Tunnel.
10.00 am: Start return journey towards base village.
12.00 pm: Will have Veg Lunch made by villager.
01.30 pm: Return journey towards Kasara.
04.00 pm: Reach Kasara stn.
Things to Carry:
- A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking.
- ID proof
- Approx. 4 ltr water.
- Torch with extra batteries.
- Bedding like Shawl-Mat Or Sleeping Bag
- Woolen Jacket as per your comfort
- Some snacks
- Should wear good trekking shoes.
- Full sleeve Shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant.
If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.
Non-compulsory items but helpful:
Cap, Sunglasses, Woollen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.
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