The village contains Sarasgad Fort, the twin of Sudhagad Fort. It can be identified by its four pinnacles and thus was mainly used as a watch place to check the surrounding region. The construction of the fort is not in good condition but the huge rock steps are something to watch for. There are two routes which lead to the top of this fort from Pali. On the top is the Shiva temple providing an excellent panoramic view of all the mountain ranges surrounding this area. Sudhagad and TailBaila can be easily viewed from the top of Sarasgad.
This fort height from sea level is 490 meters. There are many caves which were used for soldiers and other purposes because the fort has very little area available on its top. There are around ten tanks carved in rocks. They provide cool water supply throughout the year, which is very important for any fort. Shivaji Maharaj gave 2000 hones (golden coin used as currency during Shivaji Maharaj's time) for repairing the fortifications of this fort. On the way from the south there are 111 steps carved in stone. The door from this side is known as 'Dindi darvaja'.
Trek to Sarasgad
Date – 10th July, 2016
Duration – 1 Day
Meeting Point - : ...
Pune Participants -: 05.30 am at Shivajinagar Railway station
Mumbai Participants -: Khopoli Railway station at 8.45 am sharp
(Mumbai people can catch 06.10 local leaving from CST from station near you. please refer m-indicator) (Please take local ticket till KHOPOLI)
06.10 – CST 06.24 – Dadar 06.50 – Thane 07.10 – Kalyan
08.00 – Karjat
You need to take Karjat to Khopoli local scheduled at 8.15 to reach Khopoli by 08.45
08.45 AM We will meet at Khopoli Railway Station
09.00 AM Proceed towards Pali by ST BUS.
09.45 AM Reach PALI and have breakfast
10.30 AM Start Trek towards Sarasgad
12.30 PM Reach Sarasgad top and explore fort & Lunch
01.30 PM Start descent towards Pali village
03.30 PM Reach Pali and have snacks
04.00 PM Proceed towards Khopoli by ST Bus
04.45 PM Reach Khopoli and trek Ends
Trek charges -: 350 Rs. per Head
Trek includes (Khopoli to Khopoli Travelling charges, Breakfast, Evening snacks, Expertise charges)
Things to Carry -: Sunday Lunch, 1 water bottle, Raincoat, good quality sport shoes, Good quality haversack. Personal Medicine (if any)