Kothaligad (also called Kotligad or Kothligad) is a small Fort (3100 ft) is situated to the east of Karjat near Karjat-Murbad Road in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is one of the famous treks in the Karjat area, because of its small height and easy climbing. It is also known as the Fort of Peth because of its vicinity to Peth village at its base.
There is a small temple and large cave at the base and a chimney like tunnel (see image) to the top of the fort. This pinnacle is carved from inside forming a staircase reaching the top.
There is a tank of water at some distance from the cave and another one at the top of the fort. This tunnel is the high point of the trek, with its funnel like structure and steps along the inside in a steep ascent to the very top.
It is one of the most famous treks in the Karjat area
This pinnacle is carved from inside forming a staircase reaching the top.
Carvings on the walls of Kothaligad fort
0630 hrs : Reporting at a Pre-Decided Place
0700 hrs : Leave for Fort Kothaligad. ( Breakfast Enroute ) (Travel time 2 hrs. From Pune)
0900 hrs : Reach base of Fort and start trekking.
1030 hrs : Reach top of the Fort and explore the fort.
1130 hrs : Start Descending
1230 hrs : Reach base of the Fort
1230 hrs : Proceed to the campsite for lunch ( Veg and Non-Veg buffet style)
1500 hrs : Post Lunch Leave for Pune
1530 hrs : Leave towards Pune
1800 Hrs : Reach Pune
Best time to Visit: Monsoon and Winter