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    Lost in Sahyadri Mountains - Sindola Trek Travelogue
किल्ले सिंदोळा
Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

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Lost in Sahyadri Mountains' - Sindola Trek Travelogue
सिंदोळा किल्ला

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   Sindola सिंदोळा किल्ला

   Grade:   3/5 (Medium)

   Location : Sindola Fort, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट, Western Ghats range near Pune, India

   Getting there: They are total four routes
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   1. Karajale phata – (This route is recommended if you going via ST or from Kalyan) Karajale phata is situated on Kaylan-Malshej-Alephata Highway in between Khubi phata & Vel Khind. Distance between Khubi phata & Karajale phata is around 1.5km. To reach Sindola fort from Karajale phata pl. refer 1st & 2nd route map of this blog. If you going via ST many times conductor will not understand ‘Karajale phata’ stop. They will drop you at Khubi phata.  
   From Pune-
Pune - Narayangaon - Junnar - Ganesh khind- Pargaon phata- Velkhind- Karajale phata
  From Mumbai -
Kaylan - Malshej- Khubi phata - Karajale phata
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   2. Pargaon - (This route is recommended if you going via own vehicle) Reach Pargaon phata, which located on Kaylan-Malshej-Alephata Highway. Reach ‘Pargaon’ village via Pargaon phata. Distance between ‘Pargaon’ village & Pargaon phata is around 2 km. After reaching ‘Pargaon’ village head towards ‘Bagadwadi’, Just after 500m from ‘Pargaon’ village towards ‘Bagadwadi’ at right hand side you can see a cart route which leads you to 2-3 group of house as shown in 4th image of this blog. You can park your vehicle there. From that spot you can see Sindola fort & its spur. Head towards spur. Pl. refer 1st & 2nd route map of this blog.
   From Pune-
Pune- Narayangaon-Junnar-Ganesh khind- Pargaon phata-(Take Left turn) -Pargaon 
   From Mumbai -
Kaylan-Malshej- Khubi phata - Velkhind- Pargaon phata (Take Right turn) - Pargaon
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   3. Bagadwadi - (This route is recommended if you going via own vehicle) Reach Pargaon phata, which is located on Kaylan-Malshej-Alephata Highway. Reach ‘Bagadwadi’ via ‘Pargaon’ village from Pargaon phata. Distance between ‘Bagadwadi’ from Pargaon phata is around 4-5 km. From ‘Bagadwadi’ you can see Sindola fort & its spur. Head towards spur. Pl. refer 1st & 2nd route map of this blog.
   From Pune-
Pune - Narayangaon - Junnar - Ganesh khind - Pargaon phata (Take Right turn) - Pargaon - Bagadwadi 
   From Mumbai - 
Kaylan -Malshej- Khubi phata - Velkhind- Pargaon phata (Take Left turn) - Pargaon - Bagadwadi
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   4. Velkhind - (This route is not recommended because this is longest route) Vel khind is located on Kaylan-Malshej-Alephata Highway between Pargaon phata & Khubi phata. Distance from Pargaon phata is around 2 km. There is small Dattamandir on starting of Khind from Malshej side. Route from back side of Dattamandir go towards Sindola fort. Pl. refer 1st route map of this blog.
   From Pune-
Pune - Narayangaon - Junnar - Ganesh khind - Pargaon phata - Velkhind
   From Mumbai -
Kaylan-Malshej- Khubi phata - Karajale phata – Velkhind

  Time to Visit : Any time, Best Time- Mid June to October

  Time to Reach : 
  From Karajale phata -  2-2.5 hrs
  Pargaon - 2 hrs
  Bagadwadi - 2.5 hrs
  Velkhind - 2.5-3  hrs   

  Water Availability : Not available on fort.

  Stay Facility: Not available on the fort. 

  Spots Near By : Nimgiri-Hanumantgad fort, Hadasar fort, Chavand fort, Kukadeshwar Temple, Jivdhan fort, Nane Ghat, Ganesh Khind, Malshej Ghat, Khireshwar Temple.
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Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्लाRoute Via Karajale, Pargaon & Velkhind

Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला Route

Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला Route Via Karajale phata
View from base of the spur

Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला Route Via Pargaon side

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 21 mm, 1/320 sec, f/11, ISO 100, EC -0.7
“I hoped that the trip would be the best of all journeys: a journey into ourselves”
 Shirley MacLaine
Near Ganesh khind, On the Way towards Sindola fort सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 22 mm, 1/320 sec, f/11, ISO 100, EC -0.7
“What people forget is a journey to nowhere starts with a single step, too.”
 localbacon
Near Ganesh khind, on the Way towards Sindola fort सिंदोळा किल्ला from Junnar, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/250 sec, f/10, ISO 100, EC -0.7
My Bike Baja Caliber & Sahyadri ranges on the Way towards Sindola fort सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/320 sec, f/11, ISO 100, EC -0.3
Near Ganesh khind, on the Way towards Sindola fort सिंदोळा किल्ला from Junnar, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 25 mm, 1/250 sec, f/11, ISO 100, EC -0.3
Ganesh khind pass, a scenic & must visit pass during Monsoon, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 22 mm, 1/320 sec, f/11,  EC -0.3, ISO 100
“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.”- Don Williams
Magic of Monsoon

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/250 sec, f/10, ISO 100, EC -0.3
Man, Machine & Mountainous
Abhijeet with my bike, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/400 sec, f/13, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Total frames 4
View of Malshej Ghat Region, Sindola fort सिंदोळा किल्ला (at center) & Pimpalgaon joga dam from Ganesh khind, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 48 mm, 1/320 sec, f/14, ISO 100, EC -0.3
That’s our Destination ‘Sindola Fort’ सिंदोळा किल्ला view from Vel khind

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/200 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.7
Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला behind the clouds, view from Karajale phata on Kaylan-Malshej-Alephata Highway
Trek start from this point, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC 0
View of Pimpalgaon joga dam. Going towards Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 21 mm, 1/125 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC 0
Hadasar fort in Middle of two Mountainous (at left backside) & Bagadwadi at right.
View from Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/200 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3
Way towards Heaven 
“The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh” Jonathan Edwards 
View of Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला & hillock with medium steep climb from spur 

Ascending the hillock (medium steep climb), you can also view the small rock patch at top

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 28 mm, 1/160 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC 0
Finally climb hillock & rock patch.

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/80 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC 0
View of Spur of Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला, Pargaon (at right) & Madh from rock patch, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 55 mm, 1/60 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3
'Things are Beautiful if you love them' - Jean Anouilh

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 42 mm, 1/30 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC 0
Finally reached at first ghalai ( col ) of Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला...route goes to left & upward

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/250 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3
View of ‘Karajale’ village & Pimpalgaon joga dam through the clouds, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Sigma APO DG 70-300, at 238 mm, 1/60 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Flash ON
“Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made and forgot to put a soul into”

Canon EOS 1000D, Sigma APO DG 70-300, at 267 mm, 1/160 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Flash ON
Click on way towards first ghalai ( col ) of Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Sigma APO DG 70-300, at 214 mm, 1/160 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Flash ON
Click on way towards first ghalai ( col ) of Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/125 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC 0
“To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping”
Narrow route towards Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला through clouds, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 25 mm, 1/25 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3
Darjeeling???.......No it’s Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला ( 3rd ghalai ( col )), Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 24 mm, 1/25 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3
It’s look like Tea farm in Darjeeling

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/13 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3
Climbing upward through 3rd ghalai ( col ) of Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/15 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC 0
Ganpati idol at the entrance of Sindola fort

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/400 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3
Finally reached at top of Sindola fort सिंदोळा किल्ला after 2.5hrs trek from Karajale phata, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/250 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Total Frames 4
Relax ! 
Enjoying scene with biscuits as lunch at top of Sindola fort सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region
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‘Lost in Sahyadri Mountains  - Sindola Trek Travelogue’
किल्ले सिंदोळा
Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

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Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/500 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Total Frames 2
Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment; and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax for the journey.
- Harold B. Melchart
Lost in Sahyadri, at top of Sindola fort 
सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/200 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Total Frames 2
View of Harishchandragad range, Khireshwar, Pimpalgaon joga dam from top of Sindola Fort 
सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/250 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3,Total Frames 4
View of Harishchandragad range, Khireshwar,  Pimpalgaon joga dam from top of Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/250 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3
सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/500 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3
‘Minds were designed to implement the heart’s desire’
At top of Sindola fort 
सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 53 mm, 1/160 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100, EC 0
Twin Wonder in the Rain

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3
“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
 Greg Anderson


Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3
Going towards water tanks on Sindola Fort 
सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/400 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3
“If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living”
Henri Poincare
At other end of Sindola Fort 
सिंदोळा किल्ला 


Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 38 mm, 1/200 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3
“Finding my self among the Mountainous”
At Top of Sindola Fort 
सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/250 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Total Frames 4
“Of journeying the benefits are many: the freshness it bringeth to the heart, the seeing and hearing of marvelous things, the delight of beholding new destinations, the meeting of unknown friends, and the learning of high manners”
Muslih-uddin Sadi
At Top of Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/400 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Total Frames 8
View of Sahyadri ranges from Top of Sindola Fort 
सिंदोळा किल्ला 

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/250 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Total Frames 6
Top of Sindola Fort 
सिंदोळा किल्ला with water tanks, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/200 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Total Frames 6
Top of Sindola Fort 
सिंदोळा किल्ला with water tanks

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/500 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Total Frames 8
View of Sahyadri ranges from Top of Sindola Fort 
सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.7, Total Frames 5 (Vertical)
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”
 John Muir
From top Top of Sindola Fort सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/400 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Total Frames 2
“Today is the first day of the best of yours life!”
 Henry Ward Beecher
From top Top of Sindola Fort 
सिंदोळा किल्ला, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/400 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.7
View of Pargaon at left with Samyak at right


Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.7
Enthralling View of Pargaon & Sahyadri ranges from Top of Sindola Fort 
सिंदोळा किल्ला 

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 45 mm, 1/400 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.7
View of Nimgiri-Hanumantgad twin forts from Sindola 
सिंदोळा, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 37 mm, 1/200 sec, f/10, ISO 100, EC -0.3
Point where earth and heavens converge

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/400 sec, f/13, ISO 100, EC -0.7
Yet another ravishing view from Sindola 
सिंदोळा, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region 

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 28 mm, 1/400 sec, f/11, ISO 100, EC -0.3

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 37 mm, 1/200 sec, f/11, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Total Frames 6
Panoramic view of Harishchandragad range, Khireshwar, Pimpalgaon joga dam, Karajale, Vel khind, Pargaon,
Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/640 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Total Frames 3
“It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.”
 Ursula K. LeGuin

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/640 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Total Frames 3
“It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.”
 Ursula K. LeGuin
Descending towards Spur after the great trek of Sindola 
सिंदोळा, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 28 mm, 1/640 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3, Total Frames 3
Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 35 mm, 1/400 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3
Harishchandragad range & Pimpalgaon joga dam

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 22 mm, 1/400 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC 0

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 42 mm, 1/500 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3
“Prayers go up and blessings come down”
View from spur of Sindola 
सिंदोळा, Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट Region

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 21 mm, 1/400 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.3
Back to Home

“A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles” Tim Cahill
Total 8 trekkers for Sindola सिंदोळा trek, 4 from Mumbai & 4 from Pune
Arjun, Vivek, Milind, Abhijeet, Aniruddha (Front row) (L-R)
Samyak, Girish, Shrikant (Rear row) (L-R)

Nane Ghat & Malshej Ghat Region Map
( Download High Resolution Map Click Here )

Forts in Nane Ghat & Malshej Ghat माळशेज घाट

Shivneri
शिवनेरी
, Chavand चावंड, Jivdhan जीवधन, Nimgiri-Hanumantgad, Hadasar हडसर, Sindola सिंदोळा, Bhairavgad भैरवगड, Harishchandragad हरिश्चंद्रगड, Durga Fort दुर्ग , Dhakoba ढाकोबा, Siddhagad सिद्धगड, Gorakhgad गोरखगड, Machchhindrgad मच्छिंद्रगड
 
Spot to Visit in Nane Ghat & Malshej Ghat 
माळशेज घाट
Nane Ghat, Kukadeshwar Temple, Shivneri, Ojhar, Lenyadri, Ganesh Khind, Khireshwar Temple, Malshej Ghat, Darya Ghat, Ahupe Ghat,

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