Kothaligad is one of the famous forts in Maharashtra located near Karjat and is ideal for a day hike in Monsoon. Join s as we, at Nisarga Bhraman have arranged a one day trek to Kothaligad (Peth Fort) on Sunday, 30th August 2015.
About the Fort -
Height: 3100 Feet above MSL
Grade: Easy +
Kothaligad is a small Fort, situated to the east of Karjat near Ambivali village. It is one of the famous treks in the Karjat area and popular amongst travellers because of its small height and easy climbing. It is also known as the Fort of Peth because of its vicinity to Peth village at its base. There is a small temple and large cave at the base and a chimney like tunnel to the top of the fort. This pinnacle is carved from inside and a staircase is hewn out of rocks to reach the top. That is a probable reason the fort is known as Kothligad. Caves on the top were used for storage of ammunition. Many water cisterns, Fortification wall, Craved entrance, Canon, Cave with decorated carvings on pillars and Local Daity Bhairav are situated on the fort. Padargad, Peb, Matheran, Siddhagad, Bhimashankar mountain range can be seen from the fort.