One of the highest forts in Maharashtra, this fort was Shivaji's first major
conquest. He rebuilt it by repairs and made it his base. Shivaji had apparently
abandoned this fort for Raigadh after finding it to be vulnerable due to its
open summit. This fort offers a lot for trekkers, as it has one of the most
A two-hour bus ride from Swargate will
take you to Velha village, where the imposing fort rises out of the
outskirts of this village!
Not a fort for everyone, this trek needs to be attempted only for true-blue
trekkers, as the fort does not offer any shelter or food! Though what it does
make good for is the fantastic viewing of the surrounding forts! A true blue
biker's diary reads, "Sunset is beautiful. The view from the top towards Rajgadh is
awesome. Climb is dangerous. Almost vertical at times. Biking was great, lots
of climbs and down hills."