- Height – 1500 feet approx
- Difficulty level – Simple to slightly difficult.
- Visit during June to January
- Kothligahd is 30 kilometers from Karjat. A Central Railway local will take you till Karjat. Local trains are the fastest way to reach Karjat. However the frequency of locals to Karjat are less. You may want to check time-table of the trains before you plan anything
- After getting down at Karjat, 6 seater popularly known as Tum-tums are available to take you to a village called Ambivali. State transport buses are also available but have fixed schedules and the frequency is less
- It is advisable to reach Karjat early in the morning. The late you get, the more difficult to walk in the hot sun
- Before travelling in Tum-tums, be sure to fix the fare. The cost comes around 300-400 depending upon how well you can bargain.
- Once in Ambivali, a road outside the village takes a small muddy diversion to the Peth Village
- Almost after walking for 1-2 hours on stony road, you reach the village Peth. A road is planned to the village in the distant future which will directly take you to Peth. However that looks more than 2-3 years from now or even more
- The fort is almost 45-60 minutes of a little difficult climb.
- The fort has a funnel shaped peak which has stairs carved inside. The top gives a 360 degree view of the whole area.
- Karjat is famous for its vada-paos. They are tasty.
- Food is available at Karjat, Ambivali and even in the village Peth. Try travelling light
- Water is available at the villages but the hot weather can make you awfully thirsty. So carry lots of water.
- The last state transport bus to karjat is available at evening 5:30 PM. If you miss that one, talk to the restaurant owner in Ambivali. He will arrange a tum-tum for you. However the cost will be a little higher.
- If you start from Dadar, it takes 2 hours to reach Karjat and 1 hour to reach Ambivali. The trek another 3-4 hours.
The picture is magnified but the lizard was a baby lizard totally camouflaged in the mud
We were tired walking to the fort but we saw villagers walking without any problem and with lots of weight too
The setting sun near the village Peth