Bhivgad (or Bhimgad) is a hill fort in Maharashtra. Located in the district of Raigad, this fort offers a nice trek in close companionship to the fort of Dhakbahiri. There are two caves and a few water cisterns at the top. During monsoon, this fort offers offers the scenic view of a seasonal waterfall. There are some fortifications still left, and the remnants of some old structures near the top. There is a stone idol of some unknown deity near the caves. The top of the citadel offers a panoramic view of the trek route to Dhakbahiri.
The caves of Bahiri at the top of the citadel can house around 20-25 people at a time.
This fort can be visited along with the fort of Dhakbahiri, as the two lie in close proximity.
There are water cisterns within the caves, but it is advisable to carry your own water supply with you.
The trekkers must carry their food supply with them, since not much foid is available in the base village.
There are caves at the top, but they can't be inhabited. Shelter must be arranged for in the base village of Vadap.
Approx trek time : 1-1.5 hours
Availability of Night Trek : Available
Base Camp :
Days required for the trek : 1 day
Difficulty level : Difficult
Height above sea level : 2300 feet
Nearest Airport : Mumbai
Nearest Railhead : Karjat
Starting point of trek : From the base village of Sandshi
Type : Hill cave
Rail: There are local trains available from Mumbai to this place. Karjat is a major railway terminus in this region, and has a number of trains halting at the station.
Road: Rickshaws are available quite easily from Karjat to the base village of Vadap, for the distance between them is quite modest. Karjat is well connected to other parts of the state through Mumbai-Pune Expressway and Nasik highway.
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