One day trek to Sarasgad near Pali on 4th May 2014.

Type: Hill Fort.

Region: Raigad.

Grade: Easy.

Height: 1400 ft. (appx)

Base Village: Pali

Charges: Rs 400/-

The charges for the trek are Rs 400/- per head, which includes traveling from Kopoli to pali return by local vehicle (ST/ Jeep/Tumtum), breakfast, eve refreshment.

SARASGAD:  Sarasgad is located near Pali, it is the one out of the eight “Ashtavinayak” Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha 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.

Base of Citadel:

Here we see a very big water reservoir. To its left is the tomb of Shahpeer. Near to it few small lakes are seen. In a cavern nearby we see ‘Shivlinga’. Here a few can stay. At the right side of the tank we see silos, armory, jail and residences. Here also 10 to 12 people can be accommodated. Next to it is the way towards citadel.

Top of Citadel:

On the fort we see Kedareshwar temple and a lake nearby. Two bastions are there to keep watch on surrounding areas. From citadel we can see the mountain of ‘Tin Kavdi’. We can locate Sudhagad, Tailbaila, Dhangad and Korigad.


Train time table:- Karjat train

Cst: 6.16 am

Byculla : 6.23 am

Dadar : 6.30 am

Kurla : 6.37 am

Ghatkopar : 6.41 am

Thane : 6.56 am

Dombivali : 7.08 am

Kalyan : 7.16 am

Karjat : 8.10 am

Will change train and catch khopoli train

Khopoli train

Karjat : 8.15 am

Will catch rikshaw from lavaji station.


Will meet at same train at second last compartment

From lavaji station will catch rickshaw


From Pali Balaleshwar mandir will start trek

Will reach top, explore top with sight scene.

Have lunch and start descend.

Visit to Ganpati temple Ballaleshwar Pali

Return journey towards lavaji station

Payment Details:

To confirm your registration please deposit Rs. 200/-(non Refundable) in the following.

Acc Name: Ananda Shivaji Govekar

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IFS Code: SBIN0000562

MICR Code: 400002007

Bank     : SBI Bank

Branch   : Bhandup (W)

After transaction plz do sms to Ananda Govekar 98922 19155.



Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:

Compulsory items

Lunch for the day ,Id proof, approx 3 ltr water, Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, if you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid, carry some extra cloths.

Noncompulsory items

Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery, mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.

(It’s totally your responsibility to take care of your things.)

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