Offbeat Trek to Madhu-Makarandgad

About this tour

The fort is also known as Madhu Makarandgad as it is believed to be consisting of two different forts Madhu and Makarandgad respectively. The peak of the mountain known as Madhu Shikhar which is the main attraction point. There are temples of Bhairoba and Mallikarjun on the top of the hill. The top provides the views of Mahabaleshwar and Pratapgad on the North Eastern side and forts of Rasalgad, Sumargad and Mahipatgad on the eastern side. The fort is surrounded by the famous forest of Javli. The fort also provides view of backwaters of Koyna and Shivsagar dams. On the eastern side of the fort there is one water cistern in the cave.

Difficulty level - Medium
Endurance Level - Medium
Altitude - 4055 Ft.

Day-wise Schedule

1 Day 1

11.30pm Start from Common Meeting Point at Fergusson college main gate
04.00am Night travel & reach Hatlot early morning and Rest.

2 Day 2

06.00am Morning wakeup call, Refreshments
06.30am Have brekfast.
07.30am With briefing and introduction, start ascending Makarandgad fort
11.00 am Reach to the top of fort
11.30 pm After exploration, start Descend down.
01.00 pm Get down to where we started.
02.30 pm Have lunch in the village
03.30 pm Start return journey.
08.00 pm Reach back to Pune.