Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Fort Santoshgad

Santoshgad is situated near Phaltan taluka in Satara district. The base village is Tathwada. You can get state transport buses from Phaltan towards Tathwada.
It is easy forts and take 30 minutes to climb. On the way you will see monastery having Valmiki rishi statue.
Nothing much left on the fort. Human take is the water tank on the fort. Rocky staricases have been made to go inside it. There is small Shiva temple inside the tank.
You will get amazing views of Sitamai mountain range.

How to reach there: Pune-Hadapsar- Saswad- Jejuri- Phaltan-Tathwada(Base village)

First view of fort

Route towards Santoshgad



Entrance is totally destroyed

Tathwada village

Sitamai mountains!!! 

Dead end ahead!


Hanuman take

Shiv tample inside tank

1 comment:

  1. Dear Tourist,

    Machi Prabal is an ancient and beautiful village. It is situated half-way up a mountain (such a plateau or ledge is called a "machi" in Marathi) at the base of the fort Prabalgad. Because of the two forts Prabalgad and Kalavantin and the natural beauty of the surrounding regions, many visitors and fort-enthusiasts are attracted to this place.

    To fully explore this area, you will need at least two days. However, many visitors have had some difficulty in finding food and lodging near this village. Some visitors would return home after one day tour and others would spend the night sleeping outdoors on the grass and eating whatever they could bring or manage to obtain. It is also hard for ladies and children to stay here comfortably.

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