Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune

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Rainy season is the best start for a quick trekking to some nearby fort around Pune. After some research and reading up some blog, I and my cousin decided to shortlist Rohida fort (Also known as Vichitragad). This fort is near Bhor which is about 65km from Pune. And it is famous for its wind and mist atmosphere.
 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune
Rohida

 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune
Just before old Katraj tunnel
Rohida is easily accessible by state transport bus and Jeep, but we prefer to have a bike ride till the base village Bajarwadi. Trek route is very safe and wide but there is no trees on the whole trekking route.
 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune
Way towards Rohida Fort!
Reaching Rohida Fort: To reach Rohida, the route is Pune-Katraj-NH4 towards Bangalore- After crossing the first toll plaza - Drive till Narayanpur- Take a right turn for Bhor Village- Drive till Shivaji Statue- Take a left turn and drive for 4km to reach base village Bajarwadi.
 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune
My Cousin Mustafa!
Rohida fort is one of the forts captured by Shivaji Maharaj. It is small fort but interesting for trekking. For most of the time the fort is covered with dense fog in raining season.
 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune
Main Gate of Rohida Fort!
Trekking path starts from the parking area and it takes around 1.5 hrs. to reach top with multiple stops for photo. The trek is easy and it will make sure you are completely exhausted while reaching on the top. It has some narrow path and flat sections in the middle where the crossing-wind is amazing! 
 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune

 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune
Myself at water tank on Rohida Fort!
 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune
Mustafa pointing towards the fort!

 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune
Me & Mustafa
As we keep walking wind speed and noise kept increasing. We have never ever experience so much wind before on any forts. Also, at some places you have to be standstill and wait for wind to stop then start climbing again. Make sure to cover your ears with cap/something so that it will be protected from wind.
 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune

 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune

 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune

 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune
Resting time!
 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune
Resting time!
 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune
Soon we reached the first gate of the Rohida fort. The main entrance is in good condition. There are three gates till we reach the top and fort consists of 6 bastions. All bastions are massive and solid in construction. There is old grinder on the top and there is a trail which takes you around the periphery of the fort. Best part of the fort is the cool breeze which make us refresh.
 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune
At Main gate of Rohida Fort!
 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune

 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune
Water Tank
 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune
Temple
 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune

 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune

 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune

 Rohida Fort (Vichitragad) - Quick Monsoon Trek near Pune
Fog at Rohida Fort!
Parking is available on the right hand near the Bajarwadi High school. Public toilets are also available at the parking area.
It is best place for a quick half day trek around Pune. 


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