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Fort:- Peb

Region:- Raigad

Type:- Hill Fort

Height:- 2100 feet

Grade:- Medium

Base village:-

Water and shelter availability:- As the disciples of Swami Samartha stay in the cave, we can stay in the cavern nearby. About 10 people can be accommodated here. Water tanks are available on the fort.


About fort:-

1) Different name - Vikatgad

2) Kings of this fort – Shivaji Raje

3) How old -

4) Fascinating spots - The cave on the fort is occupied by disciples of Swami Samarth, a great saint. They have contributed a lot to development on this fort from last ten years. They have managed successfully to keep the cave and the fort clean, and maintained the dignity of the fort.

Near to this cave are meditation caverns, which are underground. These caverns are still in good condition. One has to crawl into these and only one man can enter at one time. In monsoon two of these are filled with water.

On the top we can go by climbing the wall of the fort. This would have been the main entrance. From here we can climb by holding the rods fixed in the rock. The people provide ladder on request. On the top we can see some remnants. The main attraction here is the bastion on the topmost part. This faces the mountain of Matheran. Here we can clearly see the ridge connecting mountains of Matheran and Peb. When we stand here we feel to be at the top of the world. Here we find many crystals.

On the other side of the fort is a temple of a deity. Here is a big cistern. The disciples are constructing a good temple here. We can reside here for some time.

The beautiful waterfall on the way is the main attraction here. Surrounding scenery looks marvelous from the cave in the monsoon. From here we also see the pinnacles of Navara-Navari, Bhatoba and Irshaal, along with forts of Chanderi, Prabalgad and Malanggad and also Nakhind. This trekking is pleasant in all seasons.

5) Anything important other than history

It is assumed that this fort derived its name Peb from the ‘Goddess Pebi’ at the base of the fort.  Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage.

How u can plan:-
1) Easy by bus/train - Alight at Neral station on the central railway route and take right.

2) Nearest station to reach - Neral

3) Any hotel near by base

4) While Returning

Additional Info

  • Type: Hill Fort
  • Grade: Medium
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