Wednesday, 09 May 2012 17:50

Ajobagad

Region:- Shahapur

Type:- Hill Fort

Height:- 4511 feet

Grade:- Easy

Base village:- Dolkhamb/Dehne

Nearest station to reach – Asangaon

Water and shelter availability:- Water streams are available, stay can be done in a hut near Valmiki ashram.

Snaps:- http://picasaweb.google.com/manishst/Ajoba#

About fort
History:-
Ajoba is one of the highest peak in Sahyadris. There is an interesting story told about Ajobagad. There is a Valmiki Ashram at half way to the fort. It is said that Valmiki wrote Ramayana on this fort. Luv and Kush were born on this fort. Luv and Kush used to call ‘Ajoba’ (grandfather) to Valmiki Rishi. Hence this fort is called as Ajobagad. 

Fascinating spots –
The fort can be climbed either from eastern or from western side. The climb from eastern side takes longer time. There is a Valmiki Ashram at half way to the fort. The rest path to the top is said to be risky during monsoon. Near the Ashram, there is a small hut where we can stay. A small water stream provides us with pure water. The way beyond Ashram leads to a rivulet, crossing which we can reach the cave of 'LUV-KUSH'. To reach this spot we have to ascend the way of waterfall for one and half hour. Above this cave there is
a precipice called 'Cradle of Sitamai'. In the cave there are the carved "Padukas" or the footprints of Luv and Kush.

This precipice is a real challenge for trekkers. The ashram is a sacred place and people from all over Maharashtra come here. There are some carved stones near the ashram, on which some carved idols depict some story.

Imp – One should take care from snakes and scorpions.

Additional Info

  • Type: Hill Fort
  • Grade: Easy
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