Dermal Fort is a fort located 125 mi (201 km) from Nashik, in the Nashik district of Maharashtra.
Now, don’t let the fact that this fort is less visited by trekkers deter you from exploring it, because this fort has a lot to offer!
To get to the Dermal Fort, you’ll have to climb a hill from Tinghari village and reach the pass on the left side. But trust me, the trek is worth it! On the way, you’ll see a statue carved out of a 4-foot-high stone, with a warrior seated on a throne. This stone statue is like a checkpoint before you get to the fort, so don’t forget to take a picture with it!
Once you’ve crossed the plateau, you’ll get your first glimpse of the fort. But wait, there’s more! As you approach the fort, you’ll notice a gap in the forest. And what’s in that gap, you ask? A 3-foot-high stone, of course! But this isn’t just any ordinary stone, it’s carved with a warrior seated on a throne. How cool is that?
Now, let’s talk about the fort itself. The Dermal Fort is spacious and easy to climb, but it requires about two hours to reach the fort. There are very few remains of old buildings on the fort, but the water tank and the Rudrabhishan Bhairavakada with a semi-circular shape similar to the Konkankada of Harishchandragarh are the special features of this fort.
But wait, there’s more to explore! As you continue to explore the fort, you’ll come across two water tanks and a group of seven tanks dug into the steep incline. The water may be covered with algae, but hey, don’t knock it till you try it!
And if that’s not enough for you, you can also visit the Pisol Fort which is nearby.
Overall, the Dermal Fort is definitely worth a visit, but be sure to plan your trip properly. And don’t forget to take pictures with all the cool statues and stones you come across on your way!