Tags : Trekking & Hiking
Time Required : 1 day
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Dhodap is a hill fort in Maharashtra. One of the many forts in the district of Nasik, the fort is situated at an elevation of about 4700 feet from the ground. There is a temple of Jagdamba in the fort, along with an idol of Hanuman at the op of one of the tanks.
There are many caves atop the fort and one of them is considerably spacious. There are cisterns and tanks of water at the top. There are inscriptions in persian at the entrance to the fort, which is shaped in the form of a tunnel. Some human settlements can be found inside the fortifications as well. A natural wall of rocks is found at the top, which imparts the fort a distinct quality. From the top of the fort, the peaks of Saptashringi and Vani can be seen clearly.
Rail: Local trains are availbale from Kalyan as well as from other major cities to Karjat. The frequency of trains is less but the trains ply on a regular basis.
Road: Nasik Road railway station is easily accessible from Mumbai as well as Pune through local trains which make it easier for the passengers to travel down to the place. Local trains to this place are available from Kalyan as well.
Approx trek time : 3 hours
Availability of Night Trek: Available.
Base Camp: Hatti Village
Days required for the trek: 1 day
Difficulty level: Medium to Difficult
Height above sea level: 4750 feet
Nearest Airport: Nasik
Nearest Railhead: Nasik Road
Starting point of trek: State transport buses are available from Nasik to the base village of Hatti. The frequency of the buses plying between the two places is less. One can choose to drive down from Nasik via NH 3 onto th Malegaon Highway.
Type: Hill fort