I would say this was a major highlight of Sarasgad trek 🙂
Sarasgad trek is good option for persons doing say second or third trek who has started from the base level and forts like Lohagad.
This trek shall improve in your stamina, although the reward of reaching the top will not be panoramic views, still the steep steps (2 feet height) demonstrates you capability to climb in a stretch !
Fort is still in good shape, remains give you satisfaction of spending by Raje Shivaji of ~2000 hones that time. fortunately it is almost clean caves, clean water.
On the way back we could visit Umber khind, wherein Pillar telling story of Raje Shivaji battle has been written of.
Basic information on Sarasgad trek (near Pali)
height is 1600 feet, time to reach is around 1 hour to the top (if u lag too much then also u shall be able to reach the top in couple of hours!)
– view tail baila (can be easily seen if u get sunlight)
– Kedareshwar temple (see photo)
– view Pali village and river Amba (see photo)
– once you reach first stage after the steps, you can see water cisters and Shiv linga in the cave
and stay – You have to carry food on your own,and can get space to stay at the fort (see photograph) place is comparatively clean !
One way to climb is from dindi darwaja (from where we climbed up)
while descending down we could get another way where you avoid large steps and get down @ a kilometer away from village Pali , nothing great as such to get down this way, but just as an experience u
– use proper trekking gears for this trek
Recommended reference reading –
One day trek in Sahaydri mountain ranges – Do’s and Don’t, Things to carry list