Ahivantgad is a fort in the Nasik district of Maharashtra. Ahivantgad and Achala are twin forts. The top of the fort resembles more a wide plateau than the peak of a hill.
Saptashringi temple hill and Achala fort can be an excellent travel destination to complement the Ahivantgad trek.
There is a spacious cave at the southern edge of the plateau which can accommodate around 35-40 people at once.
Food is available in the base village of Daregaon. Since the trek is short, it is advisable to have a small meal before trekking.
Though there are lakes available at the top, they do not contain potable water. Carry your own drinking water along for obvious reasons.
Approx trek time : 2.5-3 hours
Availability of Night Trek : Accommodation is possible in one of the caves situated on top of the hill. Trekking during the night can be undertaken if proper resources are available..
Base Camp : Daregaon
Days required for the trek : 1 day
Difficulty level : Easy to Medium
Height above sea level : 4030 feet
Nearest Airport : Nasik
Nearest Railhead : Nasik Road
Region : Sahyadris
Starting point of trek : A little before Daregaon village from the base of the hills
Type : Hill fort
Rail: The base village of Daregaon is closest to the Nasik Road railway station. Local trains are easily available from both Pune and Mumbai. Mumbai being closer to Nasik than Pune as far as the distance is concerned.
Road: Nasik is well connected by road to the major cities of Maharshtra. Nasik is about 171km from Mumbai and 210km from Pune respectively. NH 3 and NH 50 make the city easily accesible by road. From Nasik, frequent state terminal buses ply to Daregaon village via Vani-Nanduri road.
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