VRangers One Day Trek To Sarasgad-Pali on 20th Sept 2015

Short Info:

Trek: Sarasgad Trek & Visit Pali Balleshwar Temple.

Type: Hill Fort.

Date: 20th Sep 2015

Height: 1400 Feet above MSL (Approx)

Duration: 1 Day.

Grade: Easy.

Region: Khopoli-Pali.

Base Village: Pali


Trek Cost: 550/- Per Person

Registered member Fees: 500/- Per Person

To be a Registered Member of VRangers CLICK HERE

Cost Included: B/f & T, travelling from panvel to Panvel by local vehicle & expertise charges.

Cost Not Included: -Train Ticket, Lunch,Insurance, Medical coverage & anything other than mentioned above.


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.


Sunday, 20th Sep 2015

Meeting Point:

@Khopoli Station: 08.40 am

People from suburban can join same train at their respective stations with their return ticket (Check below time at major stations).

Karjat Slow Train:

CST 5.22 am        Dadar 5.40 am

Kurla 5.50 am    Bhandup : 06.06 am

Thane 6.17 am Dombivali 6.39 am

Kalyan 6.48 am Neral 7.22 am

Karjat 7.39 am with B/F-T will catch 8.10 am train for Khopoli

Tentative Schedule:

08.40 am: From Khopoli / Lowji station will catch rickshaw/Tum Tum For Pali.

09.45 am: From Pali Ballaleshwar mandir will start trek

12.10 pm: Will reach top, explore top with sight scene.

01.30 Pm: Have lunch and start descend.

02.45 pm: Visit to Ganpati temple Ballaleshwar Pali

03.30 pm: Return journey towards lavaji station Or Panvel.

Note : Min 8 Participation required for the trek

Payment Details:

To confirm your seat Click on Account Details & please deposit (non refundable) Rs 200/- in any manner.

After transferring amount please send Details like Name, event name, transaction id, amount. on 9892219155 Ananda. (if we cancel trek then total money you will get refund)

Check List: (Rain Shower expected so please pack your bags accordingly.)

Compulsory items:

A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, Approx 3 ltr water,Lunch, Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should ware good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, Raincoat.

If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.

Non compulsory items:

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

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

Before registering please check: VRangers Rules & Regulation

For Reg. & more details, contact our "Rangers”,

Ananda : 9637280010 / 98922 19155

Registration will be done by phone call only, so if call not received then please sms your name with trek Name & mail-id.

Join Us On