Tags : Trekking & Hiking
Time Required : 1 day
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Mahuli is a hill fort in Maharashtra. Located in the district of Thane, the peak of the fort rises to an elevation of 2700 feet from the ground. The summit is actually a collection of 2-3 hills, all having typical names.
Much of the fortifications are still present, and the crumbling remains of an old guesthouse can be seen, devoid of its arch though. There are cisterns of water at the top, and a number of water tanks on the way to the fort. There is a small Shiva temple atop the citadel, and a group of caves to the left of the temple. The forests surrounding the fort have been declared a sanctuary. Mahuli fort itself is now a protected monument.
Rail: Frequent local trains are available from Mumbai and Kalyan to Asangaon. Mumbai and Kalyan are major train stations in the state, and are well connected to the other parts of the country.
Road: Asangaon is located on the Highway linking Mumbai and Nashik, and is a 91 kilometres drive from Mumbai. The landmark for the base village is a Jain temple named Manas Mandir on the Highway. The village is a further 5 kilometres straight drive from the junction before the temple. Buses are also available which will take you straight to the base village.
Approx trek time : 3-3.5 hours
Availability of Night Trek: Available.
Base Camp: Asangaon village
Days required for the trek: 1 day
Difficulty level: Easy to Medium
Height above sea level: 2785 feet
Nearest Airport: Mumbai
Nearest Railhead: Asangaon Junction
Starting point of trek: From the Shiva temple at the base of the fort
Type: Hill fort