Sarasgad is located near Pali, it is the one out of the eight “Ashtavinayak” Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha of Pali is named ‘Ballaleshwar’ and located just behind the temple can be seen the ramparts of Sarasgad fort. The fort was mainly used to keep a check on the surrounding regions. From the fort, Pali and all surrounding areas can be seen. Shivaji Maharaj brought this fort under Swarajya and spent 2000 Hon (the prevailing currency) for its reconstruction. Till independence this fort was under Bhor Sansthan.
Trek: Sarasgad Trek & Visit Pali Balleshwar Temple.
Type: Hill Fort.
Height: 1400 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Base Village: Pali
What is included in the tour
- Breakfast & Tea,
- Travelling from Khopoli to khopoli or return to Panvel by local vehicle
- Expertise charges.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Train Ticket,
- Medical coverage & anything other than mentioned above.
Near the main entrance we see a triple curtain wall. Going rightwards and ascending 15 steps we see the ramparts. To the left there is a big water tank. Next to it was a gallery. Further there is another way to the fort. Near this is a water tank named ‘Moti Haud’. If we go at right, we have to ascend 15 steps and then we reach the base of citadel.
Base of Citadel:
Here we see a very big water reservoir. To its left is the tomb of Shahpeer. Near to it few small lakes are seen. In a cavern nearby we see ‘Shivlinga’. Here a few can stay. At the right side of the tank we see silos, armory, jail and residences. Here also 10 to 12 people can be accommodated. Next to it is the way towards citadel.
Top of Citadel:
On the fort we see Kedareshwar temple and a lake nearby. Two bastions are there to keep watch on surrounding areas. From citadel we can see the mountain of ‘Tin Kavdi’. We can locate Sudhagad, Tailbaila, Dhangad and Korigad.
Meeting Point: @Khopoli Station: 08.40 am
People from suburban can join same train at their respective stations with their return ticket (Check below time at major stations).
Karjat Slow Train:
CST 5.20 am Dadar 5.38 am Kurla 5.48 am Bhandup : 06.04 am
Thane 6.15 am Dombivali 6.37 am Kalyan 6.47 am Neral 7.22 am
Karjat 7.38 am * From here we need to catch 8.15 am train for Khopoli *
08.40 am: From Khopoli station will catch Rickshaw/Tum Tum For Pali.
09.45 am: We will start trek
12.10 pm: Will reach top, explore top with sight scene.
01.30 Pm: Have lunch and start descend.
02.45 pm: Visit to Ganpati temple Ballaleshwar Pali
03.30 pm: Return journey towards Khopoli / Lavaji station Or Panvel.
Note: Min 8 Participation required for the trek
Check List: (Rain Shower expected so please pack your bags accordingly.)
A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, Approx 3 ltr water,Lunch, Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should ware good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, Raincoat.
If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.
Non compulsory items:
Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry, mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.
It’s totally self responsibility to take care of your things.
For Reg. & more details, contact our "Rangers”,