Vasota Fort is also known Vyagrahgad is an ancient hill fort situated amidst the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary at an altitude of 1171 Mtrs above MSL. The name Vyagrah means Tiger. It was named by Chh Shivaji Maharaj considering the natural defense that this fort has received from the nature. The fort is 18 kms away from its base village Bamnoli. This distance is covered by a Serene Boat ride which starts from Bamnoli. The fort is surrounded by water on 3 sides and thick dense forest on one side. Being situated in the wildlife reserve the forest is rich in Flora & Fauna. Many Mammals, Birds & Retiles like Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Indian Gaur, Sloth Bears, Sambar Deers, Barking Deers, Mouse Deers, Indian Giant Squirrel, Heart Spotted, Rufous & Brown Capped Pygmy Woodpeckers, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Crested Goshawk, Indian Rock Pythons, Rat Snakes, Saw Scaled Vipers, Russell’s Vipers, Vine Snakes and Much more.
The Walk through this Jungle is truly worth an experience. Once we reach on the top, this fort never fails to provide satisfaction of completing the trek as it mesmerizes and amazes us with the beautiful view of the Kokan Valley from the top.
Duration: 1 Night 1 Day
Difficulty Level: Easy
Fitness Level: Medium
- Stay in Tents under the stars
- Boat ride in the Backwaters of Koyna Reservoir.
- Amazing Walk through the dense forest of Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary.
- A beginner’s gateway to the World of Adventures.
- Complete Safety Measures.
- Certified and Experienced Team members with knowledge of First Aid.
Day 01: 9th January 2021 – Pune to Bamnoli (150 Kms / 4 Hrs)
Report our Trek Leader at Girikand office at 2030 Hrs. Depart to Bamnoli by 2100 Hrs. Arrive at Bamnoli at 0100 Hrs and check-in in your tents and rest. Overnight stay in Tents.
Day 02: 10th January 2021 – Bamnoli – Trek – Departure to Pune.
0630 Hrs: Wakeup call and freshen up to have Lip-smacking breakfast.
0800 Hrs: After completing the formalities of the forest department we board our boat to Vasota. We can now enjoy the views of the Jungle and Mountains surrounding the reservoir. If luck is by our side then we might also spot some animals which come to the reservoir for drinking water.
0900 Hrs: Reach the base of the Fort. From here we enter the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. After a small checking by the forest officials, we proceed ahead to the fort.
1200 Hrs: After a walk of 3 hrs through the dense jungle we reach the top of the fort where a small temple of Hanuman welcomes us. We rest here for some time and then proceed ahead to see Babu Kada which is also an Echo Point on the fort and then visit Mahadev Nageshwari Temple. From this point, we can view the famous Nageshwar Cave temple which is at some distance.
1300Hrs: After clicking some photos we have some snacks on the fort while getting more information about the area from our Outdoors Experts.
1330 Hrs: We start descending the fort and again walk down the trail through the forest till the base.
1530 Hrs: Reach the base and board our boat which will take us back to Bamnoli Village.
1630 Hrs: Reach Bamnoli village and have late meals and departure to Pune.
2100 Hrs: Reach Girikand Office and Trek Ends.
Meals: Breakfast, Afternoon Snacks, Late meals
What is included in the tour
- Transportation from Pune to Pune by Private Non Ac Sanitized Girikand Vehicle.
- Stay in Tents on Multiple Sharing.
- Meals 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Evening tea & Snacks.
- Forest Entry Fees
- Boat Charges
- European Standard safety Equipments.
- Certified & Experienced Outdoors Experts.
- First Aid.
What is NOT included in the tour
- GST 5%
- Dinner on Day 1 & 2
- Camera Charges.
- Any personal expenses incurred by the participants like Mineral Water, Soft Drinks etc.
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.