Vasota Fort (also called Vyaghragad (व्याघ्रगड)) is located in Satara district. It was famously defended by Tai Telin a mistress of Pant Pratinidhi a killedar of the fort when he was captured. Vasota fort is attributed to the Kolhapur Shilahara Chief Bhoja II (1178–1193) of Panhala. Vasota always remained with Marathas, Shirkes & Mores in 16th century. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj incorporated the fort into Swarajya in 1655 during the conquest of Javli. Shivaji renamed the fort “Vyaghragad” (Vyaghra – means tiger), owing to its difficult natural defense. In 1818 the British bombarded the fort with heavy artillery, destroying many buildings on Vasota (Chandika mandir, Daru-kothar, etc.) and looted property worth 5 lakhs.
One can witness Babu Kada (cliff) from the top.
(Please note: Nageshwar is not included in out itinerary.)
Night stay will be in tents / rooms at a campsite in Bamnoli.
Age Group: Open for all above 10 yrs (children between 10 to 15 yrs should be accompanied by at least 1 parent/guardian)
Things To Carry: Day Sack, 3 lit. water, Extra pair of clothes, Sleeping bag/Blanket (Optional), Sun Cap, Head/Hand torch, Sweater/Jacket, Dry Snacks
Eligibility: Average fitness level required
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