Malhargad is a hill fort in western India near Saswad, 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Pune. It is also known as Sonori Fort due to the village of Sonori being situated at its base. The fort was named for the god Malhari and was the last fort built by the Marathas, about 1775. The Sahyadri range to the west of Pune in Velha taluka is split, and the forts Rajgad and Torna are on one branch while Forts Sinhagad, Purandar, Vajragad and Malhargad on the other. This range is known as the Bhuleshwar range which is spread along the East-West direction. The fort is believed to be built to keep watch on Dive ghat along the Pune-Saswad route.
A perfect one day trek
Last fort built by Shivaji Maharaj
Ideal for Beginners
0615 hrs : Report at a Pre decided place.
0630 hrs : Proceed to Malhargad by private bus. Travel time approx 1.5 hours.
0900 hrs : Reach Sonori Village ( Packed Breakfast )
1030 hrs : Start the trek to the fort. Climb time approx 1 hr.
1130 hrs : Reach top of the fort.
1230 hrs : Reach the base of the fort and proceed towards a restaurant for lunch ( Veg and Non-Veg Buffet style )
1530 hrs : Start journey back to Pune.
1800 hrs : Reach back to Pune
Best time to Visit: Monsoon and Winter