Grade : Difficult
Region : Igatpuri
Base village : Ambewadi/Udadvade (near Samrad)
Landmark : Igatpuri/Ghatghar Dam
Number of Routes : 2
Highest Altitude : 4900 Feet (1494m)
Trek Duration : 7-8 hours both days
Surrounding Peaks : Kalsubai, Ratangad
Ideal Season : November to February
Major Attarction :
60 Feet Rock Climb at Alang, Multiple Rappelling Patches, Sunset and Sunrise from the Top, Stay in Caves, Water Tanks at Alang Top, View of Mountain Ranges includng famous peaks like Kalsubai, Ratangad.
Peaks within the Mountain :
This is a range trek, connecting 3 forts, Madan is highest among the three forts.
Water Sources :
Water Citerns at Alang are reliable source of potable water.
History Info :
It is believed to be built by local tribal groups who lived in Ambevadi village. Controlled by Maratha Empire.
Brief War History :
It is said to be used by the local tribes but according to the British records, this fort was occupied by the Mughals and the Marathas as it worked as a nice watch tower during the medieval period. Its height gave them the advantage to keep a check on invaders. The height and the poor accessibility made this fort a lesser conflicted fort, according to the hilltop fort history of India. It was ceded to Peshwa by the Mughals in 1760 & later passed on to British in 1818.
Trek Leader's Note :