The fort was mainly used to keep a check on the surrounding regions. From the fort, Pali and all surrounding areas can be seen. Shivaji Maharaj brought this fort under Swarajya and spent 2000 Hon (the prevailing currency) for its reconstruction. Till independence this fort was under Bhor Sansthan.
The only fort which was considered before Raigad for establishing as the capital of Shiv Swarajya, Sudhagad is a gigantic fort with a huge plateau atop. Tactfully fortified this was one of the mightiest and inaccessible fort of that time. A well built temple of Bhoraidevi is the only place for shelter atop. There is a deepmal in front of the temple. Few remnants of Tulsi Vrundawan lay in the vicinity. The main attraction on this fort is the Mahadarwaja at Dhomse side which is an exact replica of the Mahadarwaja at Raigad, and still is in good shape.
Located in the vicinity of Pali and endowed with about 50 acres plateau atop, Sudhagad offers a wonderful and an easy trek.
Itinerary of the event:
Day 0: Saturday, 22nd Oct 16
Meeting Point: Khopoli Platform No.1 on22nd Oct 16 by 08:45am
We will be starting with the CST - Karjat Fast Local (Time table given below) (separate local from Karjat to Khopoli thereafter)
People may board the same Karjat train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second boggy from CST side)
Travel to Sarasgad by Private vehicle
Reach Pali @ 10:00am, Visit to Ganesh Temple (Pali-one of the Ashtavinayak Place) & Breakfast.
Start trek at 10:30am.
Reach Top by 12:00pm
Explore Fort & Start Descend @ 12:30pm
Reach Base village @ 01:30pm
Leave for Thakurwadi @ 01:45pm
Reach Thakurwadi @ 02:30pm & Lunch
Start Sudhagad Trek @ 03:30pm
Reach top on 06:30pm
Dinner @ 08:00pm (Post Dinner Campfire session if possible)
Day 1: Sunday, 23rd Oct 16
Wake up @ 07:00am
Breakfast @ 08:00am
Explore the Fort & Start descend @ 10:00am
Reach Base village Dondhase @ 12:30pm
Lunch @ 01:00pm
Start Return Journey @ 02:15pm by privet vehicle
Reach Khopoli @ 04:00pm
Catch Local from Khopoli @ 04:28pm
Reach Mumbai @ 07:00pm
Transportation from Khopoli to Khopoli
Breakfast, Dinner and Evening Tea for Saturday
Breakfast, Lunch for Sunday
TMI Expertise Charges
Mineral Water; Beverages; Anything not mentioned in above inclusion list