Trans Sahyadris 2019

A two week journey climbing up 22 forts across the Sahyadris in Maharastra in February 2019.  Initial focus on the Northern side near Nasik where the Sahyadris are more dramatic, followed by those closer to Pune and finally several coastal forts South of Mumbai.

Location of all forts can be found on Google Maps and the access trail easily found from the nearest village. Visited forts are marked in green on map.

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Singhad-Rajgad-Torna

50K SRT Ultra run connecting the forts of Singhad, Rajgad and Torna near Pune

Lonavala 2 Rajmachi

30K run from Lonavala to the beautiful twin forts of Rajmachi

Kalsubai

Running up the highest peak of Maharastra, Kalsubai

Rathangad

The spectacular fort of Ratangad with the pinhole view from top

Sandhan valley

Rapelling down through the "gorges" Sandhan valley

Alang

Technical climb up the spectacular Alang fort

Madan

Yet another technical ascent of the Madan fort in the AMK traverse

Kulan

The third and final fort in the challenging AMK traverse

Harihar

Climbing up the steep Harihar fort through the beautiful rock gallery

Indrai

Exploring Indrai fort and its rock caves North of Nasik

Rajder

Climbing the steep ladder up to the Rajder fort in the Northern Sahyadris

Mulher

Exploring beautiful heritage architecture while climbing up Mulher fort

Salota

Climbing up the twin forts of Salota and Salher

Salher

Exploring the highest fort in Maharastra, Salher

Sidhgad

Beautiful trail leading up to Sidhgad fort in the Sahyadris between Pune and Mumbai

Gorakhgad

Climbing up the pinnacle of Gorakhgad fort

Bhimashankar

Visiting the ancient temple of Bhimashankar climbing up from the Konkan plains to the Deccan plateau

Kothaligad

Discovering beautiful historical architecture inside the rock corridors of Kothaligad

Prabhalgad

Exploring the dense forest on top of Prabhalgad and neighboring pinnacle of Kalavantin Durg

Kolaba

The coastal for of Kolaba on the Konkan coast South of Mumbai

Revdanda

The highly eroded rock walls of the majestic coastal fort of Revdanda

Korlai

The Portugese fort of Korlai on the Konkan coast

Janjira

The Island fort of Janjira of the coast of Murud

Raigad

Capital of Shivaji's kingdom, Raigad Fort

Katraj-Singhad

Ridge trail run from Katraj to Singhad in the outskirts of Pune

Tikona

Trail run on the ridges from Pune to Tikona fort

Vetal Tekdi

Trail running at Vetal Tekdi in Pune city