Chavand (or Prasannagad) is a hill fort in the state of Maharashtra. Located at an elevation of about 3500 feet from the ground in the district of Pune, this fortress is a part of the 'famous five'. The other forts which are included under this category are Hadsar, Shivneri, Jivdhan and Naneghat.
The fort is remarkable for the the seven water tanks laid out in a single line, carved out from a single rock. There are some cannons on the way upto the fort. There is a Chamunda temple atop the citadel with a water tank situated beside it at the highest point on the fort. The famous Kukdeshwar temple and the river Kukdi are visible from the southern end of the fort.
Rail: Kasara railway station is well connected to Mumbai and Kalyan railway stations, and a number of local trains are available from both the places to Kasara.
Road: The Pune-Nasik highway can be taken to reach Junnar by road. From Junnar, there are state transport buses available to the base village of Chavandwadi, going towards Aaptale village.
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Approx trek time : 1-1.5 hours
Availability of Night Trek : Available.
Base Camp : Chavand village
Days required for the trek : 1 day
Difficulty level : Medium to Difficult Gradient
Height above sea level : 3490 feet
Nearest Airport : Pune
Nearest Railhead : Kasara
Region : Sahyadri Ranges
Starting point of trek : From a village school located at the base of the fort
Type : Hill fort
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