Mahipatagad Trek

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Mahipatagad Trek, Mumbai Overview

Mahipatagad is a hill fort in the state of Maharashtra. Mahipatagad is a twin fort of Rasalgad, located in the Ratnagiri district.

The fort is famous for its six entrance door or 'Darwazas' but most of them have crumbled down. There is Shiva temple at the top by the name of Mayureshwar Mahadev, and two small ponds facing the temple. Huge heaps of lime and mortar are found at some places atop the fort. The top of the fort is occupied by dense forests for most of the part. There are tanks of water at the top as well. One can easily see the forts of Makarandgad and Pratapgad to the East and Rajgad to the West, from atop the citadel.

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Though there are ponds and tanks atop the fort, they are not covered. It is advisable to carry ample water along with you.

There is an eatery in the fort which serves snacks and tea. Carrying your own food along with you is advisable as the trek is long.

Around 25-30 people can be accommodated easily within the Preshwar Mahadev temple at the top. There are no caves on the fort though.

1) The fort of Rasalgad lies in close proximityy to the fort. Visit it along with Mahipatagad for a thrilling trek experience. 2) You may want to take a guide from the base village, as the trail to the top is quite onfusing.

The trek begins from the Hnuman temple at the baseSince there are no clearly defined trails and arrow marks to point the route, we may need to hire a guide from the base village. The route goes through dense vegetation and forests, and passes through precarious hills and ridges on its way. The top of the fort is thickly strewn with greenery, and we need to be cautious while finding our route through the bushes.

  • Rail: Local trainsa re available from Mumbai and Kalyan to Khed. The frequency is very less though. One might as well get down at Mumbai and get down at khed.

  • Road: The village of Dahivali is easily accessible through state tranport buses from Khed bus terminal Frequent buses are available from Mumbai to Khed.


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About Mahipatagad Trek

Approx trek time : 4 hours

Availability of Night Trek : Not available

Base Camp : Dahivali village

Days required for the trek : 1 day

Difficulty level : Simple to Medium

Height above sea level : 3100 feet

Nearest Airport : Mumbai

Nearest Railhead : Khed station

Starting point of trek : From the Hnuman temple in the base village of Dahivali

Type : Hill fort

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