Chavand-Fort



  • Name of the Fort:
  • Chavand
  • Difficulty Level:
  • Easy
  • Endurance Level:
  • Easy

About Fort

  • Height of the Fort:
  • 3490 ft (1067 m)
  • Base Village:
  • Chavand
  • District:
  • Raigad
  • Region:
  • Junnar
  • Route:
  • Pune-junnar-Chavand
  • Distance from Pune:
  • 120 Km
  • Description:
  • This is one of the 4 forts which guards Naneghat - the ancient trade route between Junnar (plateau) and Kalyan, Nalasopara (both in Konkan). Reaching Junnar, one has to catch bus to reach village Chavand which is only 17 km North-West of Junnar. Reaching the village, walk for about 20-25 mins to reach a school at the base of fort. From here, one can reach the top in a hour.
  • About:
  • The greatest attraction of this fort is probably 7 big water tanks (saat take)!! Though not potable, this tanks contains ample amount of water even in the summer. The fort has a one Darwaja (gate) in a good condition. Remnants of a Mahadev temple are found atop and a water tank next to it. Chavandai temple (~ 10 min from saat take) with a deepmal marks the highest point of the fort.