Salota fort is a hill fort in Maharashtra, India. It is located in the Baglan region of Nashik. It is one of the toughest climb.
And when we say climb, we mean it. You’ll need climbing equipment to reach the top, so make sure you’re prepared. But trust us, it’s worth it. Along the way, you’ll pass through three entrances that are still in good condition. At the first entrance, you’ll find two water tanks to quench your thirst. At the last entrance, there’s one more water tank waiting for you.
From there, the path leads to the top of the fort through one more entrance. Once you’ve made it, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view of Salher. Just don’t expect to see any remnants on the top of the fort – it’s all about the journey, not the destination, right?
Now, let’s talk routes. There are three ways to reach the fort, and they all have their own unique challenges. First up, we’ve got the Waghambe route. If you’re coming from Mumbai or Pune, you’ll need to reach Tahrabad via Nashik-Satana. From there, take a bus or jeep to Waghambe village via Mulher. Just be warned – there’s no water available on this route, and the trail to the Salher-Salota cleft is tiring. It’ll take you around 2 and a half hours to reach the top.
If you’re feeling adventurous and want to take a route that’s rarely used, check out the Maaldar route. You’ll need to take a bus from Satana to reach Maaldar village, then make your way through a cleft between Salher and Salota. It’ll take you around 3 hours to reach the top, but the journey is half the fun, right?
Last but not least, we’ve got the Salherwadi route. This one is a doozy – you’ll need to cross six entrances and there’s no water available on the way. But, there’s a proper path to the fort, so you’ll have less chance of losing your way. It’ll take you around 3 hours to reach the top, but we promise it’s worth it.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your climbing gear, lace up your boots, and get ready for an adventure you won’t forget! Just don’t forget to bring plenty of water – you’ll need it.