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.
You must carry your own food supply with you, as proper food is not available in the base village.
The Kukdeshwar temple at the southern end of the fort must be visited along with the trek to Chavand fort.
There are man-made caves atop the fort, but these are infested with mice. A shelter can be arranged at the base village.
It is advisable to carry ample water supply with you, as the water tanks atop the fort do not have water which is worth drinking.
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
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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