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Bhorgiri Fort is in Satpura ranges in Maharashtra.

This fort in Maharashtra is one of the less popular ones, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less breathtaking. Trust us, it’s the hidden gem you never knew you needed.

First things first, don’t be fooled by the size of the fort. It might be small, but the views from the top are absolutely spectacular! You’ll get to see the majestic valleys of the Sahyadri mountains and the backwaters of a few dams. And, if that wasn’t enough, there are two caves on the mountain at the backside of Bhorgiri village that are easily visible from the village.

To reach the base, you’ll have to cross a small stream that’ll take you just 5 minutes. Then, you’ll climb the steps carved in stone until you reach the first cave, which is built on four supporting pillars. On the left side of the water tank, you’ll find a Shiv ling and a Nandi sculpture. Keep moving forward, and soon you’ll reach the summit of the fort while enjoying the beautiful route of the hill on the left and the valley on the right.

Now, let’s talk about the journey to Bhorgiri. If you’re traveling from Pune, take the Pune-Nashik Highway and take a small diversion to the left after crossing Rajgurnagar to reach the base village of the fort. If you’re traveling from Mumbai, take the Mumbai-Pune route, drive from Talegaon to Shirgaon, and then take a diversion towards Bhimashankar and Rajgurunagar to reach Bhorgiri. The distance you’ll have to cover is approximately 55kms.

One important thing to keep in mind is that the base village is pretty remote, and there aren’t many restaurants in the nearby area. So, we recommend you to take packed snacks while going for a trek here. However, while heading back, there are many Dhabas and restaurants on the highway where you can grab a bite.

As for accommodation, we didn’t actually camp here, but there are a couple of caves that can be used for camping. However, there isn’t much open space on the fort, so you’ll have to pitch your tents in the front yard of the caves. Also, keep in mind that carrying non-vegetarian food isn’t allowed as there are two temples on top of the fort. And, since Bhorgiri is surrounded by a dense jungle, carrying a mosquito repellent is highly recommended. If you’re planning to go in the winter season, make sure to carry a lot of insulating material with you as the temperature gets very low here.

All in all, the attractions on the fort are plenty. From the temples on the fort to the caves, waterfalls on the trek route, and beautiful valleys surrounding the fort, Bhorgiri is an experience you won’t want to miss. So, pack your bags, grab your trekking gear, and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 100 meters
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 9.00 AM to 3:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market


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