About Kothaligad Fort
The monsoons are a great time to go trekking in Maharashtra. The state has some of the best trekking trails in the country, and they are even more beautiful during the rains. One of the best monsoon treks in Maharashtra is the Kothaligad Monsoon Trek. It is situated at Bhimasankar wildlife santuary in karjat at an altitude of 3100 feet above sea level. The Kothaligad trek is famous for Kothaligad fort, also called the Peth fort because village Peth is located at the base of this fort. The defense fort of Kothaligad was used to store ammunition.
The Kothaligad Monsoon Trek is a moderate to difficult level trek that takes you through some of the most picturesque landscapes in the state. The trail starts from the base village of Ambewadi and passes through dense forests, waterfalls, and streams. It then climbs up to the top of Kothaligad, where you can get stunning views of the surrounding area.
The focal attractions of the Kothaligad trek route include the two caves, the first of a Goddess and the other Bhairoba cave with sculpted pillars. The view of windmills and sunrise from the pinnacle of the peak are other prime attractions. Another highlight of the trek is the presence of beautiful fireflies along the trail in the pre-monsoon season. Kothaligad fort is around 100 km from Mumbai and 127 km from Pune. Both the routes are well connected by road and railways.
The unique thumb like structure of the fort, well safeguarded cannons, stunning panoramic view of surrounding, carved pillars in the fort temple, presence of waterfalls, reverse waterfalls sometime due to heavy winds are the major attractions of Kothaligad trek.
05:00 Am – Meet team LiveB4YouDie at SGNP. Other pick up points would be – Andheri, Bandra, Sion, Chembur, Vashi & Kalamboli (the team would provide you with the map links once you register).
Pick Up Points.
06:00 Am – Once we pick up all our participants from their pick up points, the team would start with the group activities and travel games. The journey is going to be filled with happiness.
08:30 Am – On reaching the base village, freshen up and settle down for the morning breakfast and a cup of tea. Participants travelling on their own directly meet us at the base village.
09:30 Am – After a short introduction we start our journey to the top. It’s a 3hr trek.
12:30 Pm – Helping each other we reach the top and explore the fort. Click a few pictures to take back home.
01:30 Pm – We start our journey back to the base village.
04:00 Pm – On reach the base village freshen up and settle down for local Maharashtrian food.
05:30 Pm – We leave for Mumbai & on reaching Mumbai the trip comes to an end.
(This are tentative timings)
Kothaligad trek is 100km from Mumbai which will take 2.5 to 3 hour drive and 127 km from Pune which will take around 4 hour drive. Both ways well connected via road and trains making the travel easier.
yes. you can reach the site in your vehicle. Parking is available at your own risk. We will share th coordinates and our trek guide will be available at the site to receive you.
Yes. Monsoon trek to kothaligad is completely safe for solo and female travelers. Liveb4youdie team will provide extra care throughout the Kothaligad trek.
Kothaligad monsoon trek is having medium difficulty and it will take 2.5 to 3 hour to reach the top. We will be taking adequate breaks between the hike.
During monsoon season (May to August) is the best time.
Yes. We will be providing breakfast and lunch during the trek.
No. Washrooms are available at the base village only.
Big No. You are not allowed to smoke or drink during the trek. Those who do will be asked to leave the trek immediately without any refund.
Homely and nutritious veg food is given during the trek.
And yes. we can prepare Jain food based on the need
In summer day 38 degrees and night 30 degrees
in monsoon, we can expect heavy rain. Please take rain wears and do not forgot to protect your electronic devices.
The Kothaligad monsoon trek starts at 5.30 am from SGNP Borivali where you can meet the Liveb4youdie team. By 5.45 am we will settle down at our private vehicle and start our journey towards the base village. we have other pick up points on the way as mentioned below
We are expected to reach the base village by 9.30 am. Let us freshen up and have some healthy breakfast. Around 10.30 am after a short introduction about the trek we will start our hike towards the Peth fort. we will be reaching the fort around 1 pm and let us take some pics and witness the beauty of Kothaligad from an altitude of 3100 feet above sea level.
By 1.30 pm we will start moving back to the base village and we are expected to reach the village by 4 pm. let us freshen up and have some hme-made local Maharashtrian food. By 5pm we ill start our journwy back in private vehicle and expected to reach Mumbai by 8pm. Time to say good byes to all.
Kothaligad is one of the best treks to do during monsoon season. Kothaligad Fort and surroundings holds absolutely stunning view covered with lush green nature and clouds during monsoon. Various waterfalls, caves and rock-cut steeps are some iconic things here. the atmosphere of Kothaligad is an lifetime experience, you will see transition of fog to rain, rain to sunshine, sunshine to heavy wind.
The Peth fort is situated at 3100 feet above sea level surrounded by various hills in karjat, Riagad district. Kothaligad trek during monsoon is going to be equally challenging and relaxing one. This is going to be your perfect weekend trek.
This was the best experience I’ve had in my life 😍the team was very enthusiastic and very friendly, they helped us throughout the difficult parts of the trek and made me feel comfortable . I’m looking forward to many such experiences with this team!!❤❤