- Base Village : Ghatghar
- Height : 3757 ft.
- Difficulty Level : Moderate
- Trek Duration: 2-3 hr.
- Nearest Town : Ghatghar
Jivdhan Fort History
Trek Route to Jivdhan Fort:
First Difficult Patch:
Second Difficult Patch :
Pro Tip : Feel free to contact me if you are interested in zip lining to Vanarlingi Pinnacle (Sulka in Marathi). I will give you the organizer’s contact information.
How To Reach Jivdhan Fort :
By Bus :
There is very limited bus service to Ghatghar. So it is a bit difficult to reach here by public transport. And the important thing is that you will not get the bus at the time you want. Your time can be wasted in this way. In this case, you will be better off coming with your own or rented vehicle. Still, if you intend to arrive by public transport, read the information below.
If coming by public transport then you have to come to Kalyan bus stand first. From Kalyan bus stand you have to catch the bus going to Malshej Ghat. Then you have to get off at Tokawade or Vaishakhare village. From here you can take a rickshaw or jeep to reach naneghat starting point.
If you are coming from Pune, Junnar or Ahmednagar then reach Ghatghar. We did the same. We came here by car. From this point you can start your trek to Jivdhan Fort.
By Train :
You have to catch the train to Kalyan. From Kalyan Railway station about 5-8 minutes of walking distance you will get Kalyan bus stand. You will easily get the buses going towards Malshej Ghat. You have to get down at Tokawade village. From Tokawade village you can take rickshaw or jeep to reach Naneghat starting point.
Pro Tip: It will be good if you come with your own vehicle. Be sure not to rely entirely on the bus. As the buses are not running on the time that we want.
Places to Visit Near Jivdhan Fort :
- Naneghat View Point
- Vanarlingi Sulka (Sulka-Pinnacle)
- Malshej Ghat
- Nimgiri Parvat
- Shivneri Fort ( Birthplace of Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj)
- Chavand Fort
- Bhairavgad ( One of the most difficult fort in Maharashtra)
- Kalu Waterfall
My Experience :
We reached the base village of Jivdhan fort via Aurangabad-Ahmednagar-Junnar-Ghatghar-Naneghat route. At this location, there are a few shops. Here’s where we had breakfast. This place has good facilities for breakfast and lunch as well as accommodation.
Around 1’o clock we reached the base of the fort. And started the trek at 1:15. The fort was not clearly visible due to the rain, wind, and dense fog. Due to this, we had difficulty finding the correct route to the fort. And this is why we lost our way. Despite all that, we had a great time as well. We were walking through the dense fog. It felt like we were walking in heaven. Wild experiences like these are rare.
After that, we wasted an hour trying to find the correct route. It took us some time to get to the right place. But after some time we came to the right place. Actually we made a mistake. The point from where we started trekking, from this point after 15-20 minutes of walk, there is a small trail to the right. We had to take the right turn from here. Sadly, we were unable to see this trail in the fog, so we went straight instead of taking right turn and got lost.
As soon as we realized that we’d lost our way, we waited until the fog cleared. A little later, after the fog cleared, we spotted the road and a few peoples as well. Approximately 10-15 minutes after walking on this trail, you will see a small trail on the left. After passing there is a dense forest. Through this dense forest, the trek route continues. A stunning view of Vanarlingi pinnacle can be enjoyed from the top of the fort .
From my experience, I found the trek to Jivdhan fort a bit difficult. Some patches will give challenge to your fitness. Having been there was an unforgettable experience. You will undoubtedly have an unforgettable experience on this trek. This experience you will never forget in your whole life. Do this once in a lifetime. You will have a unique experience that you have never experienced before.
Best Time To Visit Jivdhan Fort:
A trek to Jivdhan is best experienced in the monsoon season and in winter. Also, it is very important to take care while climbing. Keep in mind that in the monsoon, the steps become slippery. By taking precautions we can climb easily. Along with the fort, you will get to see the supernatural beauty of the Sahyadri mountain range. The experience of wandering in the monsoon is next-level.
1. Where Is Jivdhan Fort Located ?
Ans. Jivdhan Fort is located near the village of Ghatghar in Maharashtra state and lies at a height of 3757 feet above sea level.
2. Is The Trek To Jivdhan Fort Difficult ?
Ans. While going to the fort one has to cross two patches. The first patch has to be passed without the help of rope. Because of this, it is somewhat difficult to reach the fort. With care, we can cross this patch without too much difficulty.
3. Who Built Jivdhan Fort ?
Ans. Jivdhan fortress is believed to have been built during the Satavahana era.
4. How Much Time Does It Take To Complete Jivdhan Fort Trek ?
Ans. It takes at least 4 to 5 hr. to complete the trek to Jivdhan Fort.
5. Best Time To Visit Jivdhan Fort ?
Ans. During Monsoon and winter.