Vasota Fort – Jungle Trek

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November 3, 2019
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Vasota Fort

Trek & Boating in Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary


About Place

Vasota Fort is one of the famous forts for trekking in the Sahyadri Mountains. This trek in Maharashtra is known as one of the best treks of this region because of its wilderness and beauty. As situated amidst the evergreen forest of Koyna Wild Life Sanctuary Vasota Fort offers the best experience of a Jungle trek. Route till the fort from Met Indavali is all covered with huge trees and the liana spread over miles. The canopy offers the best site for spotting various species of butterflies and birds.

The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of animals Leopard, Sambar, Barking deer, Porcupines, Grey Jungle fowls, Wild pig, Hanuman langur, Rhesus macaque and Flying Squirrel etc.

About Vasota Fort

a.k.a. Vyaghragad

Vasota Fort straddles the ghat line, protected by a bear-infested jungle. It is inaccessible except by a long and arduous trek. It has two forts, an old one and a newer one. It is possible to visit the new Vasota Fort through thick jungles.

At Bamnoli (Base Village) regular motor ferry services are available that take us to Met Indavali from where we can to walk on the western shores of the lake. Proceed along an arm of the Koyna lake to the west. The route is now thickly forested with no human habitation. Climb through the dense forest by a tricky route to reach the top of the fort.

Entrance in the dilapidated state, remnants, Hanuman temple and Mahadev temple are the only monuments still standing on the fort. but the plateau offers the breath-taking view of the thick forest and the Koyna Back Waters. The hill where Nageshwar Cave is situated can be seen from the Kalkai Machi. From here one can observe both side the Ghat area as well as long drops in the Konkan.

The most fascinating point is Babu Kada, which offers the spectacular view of the steep cliffs of the mountain range falling straight deep in the Konkan area. The mountain in front is known as Old Vasota Fort.


Pieces of Information

Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary

Base Village


Max. Height (Ft.)



6-7 Hrs



Pune to Pune


Bus Route

Shivajinagar > Swargate > Katraj > Satara > Bamnoli (Base)

Pick-up Points

23:00 – Shivajinagar
23:30 – Swargate
23:59 – Katraj

  • Come before 15 min at Pick-up point to avoid getting late.


  • Sun, 03 Nov 2019
  • 22:30
  • Shivajinagar, Pune - 05


What's include in Fees
  • Private Transport From/To Pune
  • Forest Permission
  • Ferry Boat Charges
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Hi-Tea
  • An Experienced Trek Leads


Personal expenses & anything mentioned in the inclusions list.


Detailed about trip

DAY 0Night Travelling

23:00 – Reporting to the SG Team.
23:59 – Travel to the base village from Pune.

DAY 1Vasota Fort Trek

04:00 – Reach in Bamnoli village. (Rest in the temple for 2 Hrs.)
06:00 – Freshen up & Breakfast-Tea.
08:00 – Group introduction & briefing about the trek.
08:30 – 1.5 Hrs Boat ride to the trek start point.
10:00 – Reach & Commence trek to Vasota Fort through dense forest.
12:30 – Reach top. Explore the surroundings.
13:30 – Lunch break. Visit “Babu Kada”.
14:30 – Start descend. Boat journey till base village.
18:00 – Travel to Pune.
22:30 – Reach Pune with Happy Memories & Non-Biodegradable waste.


Things to Carry
  • Backpack: 30-40 Ltr.
  • Water 3-4 Ltr
  • Dry Food & Snacks
  • Trekking/Sports Shoes
  • Extra Slipper
  • Full Sleeved & Collared T-shirts
  • Full Pant
  • Extra pair of cloth
  • Cap, Windcheater / Rain Jacket
  • Trekking Pole / Wooden Stick
  • Torch
  • Bedding – Sleeping Bag, Carry Mat

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