Time Required : 1-2 days
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Rohida, or Vichitragad as it is also known, is a Fort nearest to Pune, a destination which is a must on every trekker's to-do list. The windy, beautiful and spectacular fort is located in the Western Ghats near Bhor Village around 61km away from the city of Pune. The fort was built during the Yadava rule and was one of the 23 forts handed over by Marathas to the Mughals in the Treaty of Purandar. The base village of the trek is Bajarwadi, around 7km away from Bhor. Stay and food arrangements can be found at Bajarwadi and Khanapur villages. You can also stay at the top of the fort at Rohidmalla.
The trek is rather easy, which gives you all the more opportunity to take in and lose yourself in all the beauty that this hill has to offer. Satisfy the nature lover, adventure junkie and history enthusiast in yourself all at once with a visit to the amazing Rohida Fort. There are three gates towards the entrance of the fort. The second gate is identified by the rock-cut water cistern from which water can also be used for drinking purposes.
Rail: Pune is a major city of Maharashtra, connected by the railways with almost every state in India. Beyond Pune, hiring jeeps and booking busses is the only option available.
Road: Going by is the option available option to get to Bajarwadi. From Swargate Bus Depot, in Pune, board any bus to Bhor. Many will be available as these busses run in frequent intervals. After reaching Bhor, hire a private jeep that will take you to Bajarwadi, the base village. Pune is only a short distance of 65 kms from Bhor so this journey will hardly take long. From Mumbai, Bhor is around 216 kms.
Approx trek time : 1 to 2 hours
Base Camp : Bajarwadi
Days required for the trek : 1 to 2 days
Difficulty level : Easy; no prior trekking experience required
Height above sea level : 1116 meters
Nearest Airport : Pune
Nearest Railhead : Pune
Region : Bhor district, Pune
Starting point of trek : Bajarwadi, a small village in the foothills near Bhor.
Type : Hill - Fort