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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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8 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures with wonderful narration!
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  2. Hi..what is the best time to visit thi place??? Can it be done in March????

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  3. Simply superb………..marvelous….
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  4. Awesome Photography....
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  5. out of the world experience.. photos are really world class.

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  6. superb place....
    snaps r stunning...best photos i had seen ever.
    very nicely described.

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