Time Required : 1 day
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Kothligad (or Peth) is a hill fort in Maharashtra. It is located at a modest elevation of 1500 feet in the Raigad district of the state. The pinnacle of the fort is shaped in the form of a vertical funnel, lending it a peculiar look. There are caves carved out of huge rocks at the top of the fort, alongside a pond perfectly square in shape. There are cisterns of water within the fort. An array of cannon balls can be found scattered inside the fortified walls. The veryical tunnel has large cool rooms and spacious caves, along with the staircases which lead to the top. The top of the fort presents a very picteresque view of the forests of Bh'ma Shankar to the North and the pinnacle of Dhak-Bahiri towards the South-West.
Rail: Local trains are available to Karjat from Mumbai on the central line. The trains plying on the Mumbai-Pune route also halt at this place.
Road: Karjat is well connected with other parts of the state through NH 4 and NH 7. After reaching Karjat, State terminal buses are available via Neral to Ambi Valley. A straight road from this place leads to the village Peth.
Approx trek time : 3.5-4 hours
Availability of Night Trek : Available. Kothligad is a major attraction for night trek, owing to its modest height.
Base Camp : Peth village
Days required for the trek : 1 day
Difficulty level : Medium to Difficult
Height above sea level : 1550 feet
Nearest Airport : Nanded
Nearest Railhead : Karjat Junction
Starting point of trek : From the village of Ambi Valley which lies an hour before the base village of Peth
Type : Hill fort