Do you love adventure? Then, one of the best ways to enjoy an adventurous experience is to go on a trek. India is blessed with a plethora of destinations that are known not only for their scenic beauty but also for trekking, and one such destination is the beautiful Kulang Fort. Located west of the Kalsubai hill range in Nashik district, this splendid fort is the last fort in the ridge. Among all the forts in the Sahyadri range, Kulang Fort offers the highest and longest climb from the base village of Ambewadi to the top. So, embark on this Kulang Fort Trekking Tour that promises adventure and fun.
Ambewadi is a tiny yet clean, beautiful, and untouched village surrounded by Kalsubai range and forts like Alang, Madangad, and Kulang. Your trek begins from this village. This trek to Kulang Fort offers a perfect blend of excitement and adventure and is apt for those who wish to take a break from their daily routine and explore the marvels of nature. The trek lasts for about 3 to 4 hours and takes you through dense forests, steep climbs, and uneven rock-cut stairs, some of which are believed to have been blown away by the British. Feel the adrenaline rush as you come across trails that get steeper and narrower.
On arriving at the fort, enjoy the splendid views of the Kalsubai range that is home to two other forts Alang and Madan. You can also view other forts like Patta, Aundha, and Ratangad. There are several rock-cut cisterns, one of which contains potable water. There is a large cave that can be your accommodation while at the fort. The beauty, serenity, and ample fresh air around this fort are perfect for rejuvenating your mind, body, and soul.
A very little history is known about this fort, except that the British captured Kulang Fort along with other nearby forts in 1818.
During these 2 days, enjoy the captivating sights as you spend some quiet moments in nature’s lap. This trek is perfect to cool your mind and rejuvenate your senses. The fresh air and the flora and fauna around relieves your stress and calms your spirit. In case you are accompanied by friends or family on this trek, the trek allows you to spend some memorable time, far away from the digital world.
Day 1: Arrival at Kasara and Trek to Kulang Fort
At 3:00 AM, reach the Kasara railway station. Start your journey to the base village, Ambewadi, using local transport. Arrive at the base village at about 5:00 AM. After this, start your Kulang Fort trek. You will reach Kulang Fort at about 11:00 AM. Explore the beautiful surroundings and witness the panoramic view around you. Relish a delicious lunch at about 12:00 PM; after which, you can rest for a while. At 3:00 PM, explore the magnificent fort and all its treasures. Finally, at around 8:00 PM, relish a scrumptious dinner and retire for the night in the rock-cut caves.
Day 2: Kulang Fort-Kasara-Mumbai
At about 6:00 AM, rise to watch the beautiful sunrise. After this, enjoy a refreshing breakfast and explore more treasures of the fort. Trek back to the base village at about 9:00 AM. On arriving at the base village of Ambewadi, relish a scrumptious lunch. Finally, at about 2:00 PM, start your journey towards Kasara railway station and board the local train. You will reach Mumbai by 5:00 PM.
Departure Dates: 27th May, 2017
1. Transport from Kasara to Kasara by local transport
3. Expert guide