Discover Salher Fort Trek: Maharashtra's Historic Gem

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Uncover Salher Fort Trek: Maharashtra's Treasured Landmark

The Salher Fort trek in Maharashtra’s Baglan region offers adventurers a blend of historical immersion and natural beauty. Situated in the Selbari Mountain Range, Salher Fort, standing at an altitude of about 5140 feet, holds significance as the site of a fierce battle between Marathas and Mughals in 1671.

The trek itself is of moderate difficulty, making it accessible to both beginners and seasoned trekkers. With a maximum trekking time of around three hours from the base village of Waghambe, it provides an engaging experience without being overly strenuous.

As trekkers ascend, they traverse through verdant forests and are treated to panoramic views of valleys and hills. The journey is also an opportunity to interact with locals, who share anecdotes about the fort’s history and offer insights into the region’s culture.

Reaching the summit of Salher Fort, trekkers are greeted with the sight of its imposing ramparts against the backdrop of the surrounding landscape. It’s a moment of accomplishment and reflection, offering a sense of connection to the past and appreciation for the natural beauty of the present.

Overall, the Salher Fort trek provides an enriching experience for adventurers seeking a blend of history, nature, and a sense of accomplishment.

The details of the trek to Salher

FortHeightGradeTime (from base villages)BaseLocationCost
Salher5140 ftMediumMaximum 3 hrsWaghambeBaglan RegionRs. 3299/- pp
Salota4290 ftEasyMaximum 3 hrsSalherwadiBaglan RegionRs. 3299/- pp
Mulher4450 ftEasyMaximum 3 hrsMulherBaglan RegionRs. 3299/- pp
Mora4450 ftEasyMaximum 3 hrsMulherBaglan RegionRs. 3299/- pp
HargadN/ADifficultMaximum 3 hrsN/ABaglan RegionRs. 3299/- pp

Tentative itinerary for the trek to Salher, Salota, Mulher, Mora, and Hargad forts

Day 1:

  • Morning:

    • Arrive at the base village (Waghambe/Salherwadi/Mulher) by early morning.
    • Have breakfast and pack necessary items for the trek.
  • Mid-morning to Afternoon:

    • Start trekking to Salher fort.
    • Explore Salher fort and enjoy the scenic views.
    • Descend back to the base village.
  • Late Afternoon to Evening:

    • Have lunch at the base village.
    • Travel to the next base village (Salherwadi/Mulher) if necessary.
    • Check-in to accommodation (if staying overnight).
    • Rest and relax.
    • Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2:

  • Morning:

    • Have an early breakfast.
    • Start trekking to Salota, Mulher, and Mora forts.
    • Explore each fort and enjoy the historical significance and natural beauty.
  • Mid-morning to Afternoon:

    • Continue trekking and sightseeing.
    • Have packed lunch on the trail.
  • Late Afternoon to Evening:

    • Reach back to the base village.
    • Relax and freshen up.
    • Explore the local village or interact with locals (if time permits).
    • Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3:

  • Morning:

    • Have breakfast.
    • Start trekking to Hargad fort.
  • Mid-morning to Afternoon:

    • Trek to Hargad fort, which might be a challenging part of the journey.
    • Explore the fort and enjoy panoramic views from the top.
  • Late Afternoon to Evening:

    • Descend back to the base village.
    • Have lunch at the base village.
    • Pack up belongings.
    • Depart from the base village and head back to your destination.
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