Pali, one out of the eight “Ashtavinayak” Ganesh Temples is also the place where Sarasgad is located. Lord Ganesh of Pali is named ‘Ballaleshwar’ and located just behind the temple can be seen the ramparts of Sarasgad fort. 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.
Near the main entrance we see a triple curtain wall. Going rightwards and ascending 15 steps we see the ramparts. To the left there is a big water tank. Next to it was a gallery. Further there is another way to the fort. Near this is a water tank named ‘Moti Haud’. If we go at right, we have to ascend 15 steps and then we reach the base of citadel.
Day 1: Saturday, 12th December 2015
Meeting Point: Khopoli Platform No.1 on Saturday, 12th Dec 2015 by 08:45am.
check the recommended train timing in travel help section
Travel to Sarasgad by Private vehicle
Reach Pali @ 10:00am and have breakfast.
Post breakfast Visit to Ganesh Temple (Pali-one of the Ashtavinayak Place)
Start trek at 11:00am.
Reach Top by 01:00pm
Lunch, Time Explore Fort
Start Descend @ 02:00pm
Reach Base village @ 03:30 pm
Leave for Khopoli @ 04:30pm
Reach Khopoli @ 06:00pm
Lunch for the day
Water (Atleast 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Personal Care and Medicine those if you require usually.
Good trekking shoes (must)
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. ( No sling bags/ jholas please)
Avoid wearing gold ornaments.
Travel from Khopoli to Khopoli by Private Vehicle
Breakfast, Evening Refreshments
Mineral Water; Beverages
Anything not mentioned in above inclusion list
You are requested to board the following CST – Karjat Fast Local
* (Separate local from Karjat to Khopoli thereafter)
Pune people can board 11010/Sinhagad Express,which reaches Karjat at 07:58 am.
Train Timings: CST – Karjat Fast Local
CST – 06:10 am
Byculla – 06:18 am
Dadar – 06:24 am
Kurla – 06:31 am
Ghatkopar – 6:35 am
Thane – 6:50 am
Dombivali – 7:02 am
Kalyan – 7:10 am
Karjat -08:00 am
Catch another local from Karjat @ 08:15am for Khopoli
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.