Vasota Fort

About This Place

Situated in the Koyana backwaters and surrounded by the Koyana Wildlife Sactuary, the fort is best known for its jungle trek. The only way of reaching the fort is by a boat ride from the Bamnoli village to the base from where one has to trek to the top. Thus a boatride followed by a trek in the jungle makes it an ideal spot for a perfect weekend getaway for the trekkers.

There are two entrances to the fort Vasota. The first one lies in a dilapidated state. We enter the fort through the second one.
On entering the fort we see a Hanuman temple, now devoid of a roof. Three ways go ahead this temple. The path straight ahead takes us to the remnants of the fort. The one on the left takes us at ‘Kalkaiche Thane’. On the way is a Mahadeo temple which can accommodate 2-3 people. Moving along the path we arrive at ‘Machi’. The view of the surrounding region is simply spectacular



Best Time to Visit

Nov to Feb, it is closed during the monsoons owing to its wildlife.

Open Timings

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Govt. Guidelines

You will need govt. permission to trek in this area, the permission is readily available in the Forest Range office in the Bamnoli village. Moreover the use of plastics in the trek region is strictly prohibited and kept under check by the forest rangers in the area.

Languages Spoken

Marathi (Major), Hindi

Best Access

Airport : Pune, Mumbai
Railway station : Let us know if you have been here..
Bus stand : Bamnoli

Commonly Visited From

Bamnoli Village

Popular Route

From Pune :
Via Road : Pune --> Satara --> Kas (Via Kaas road) --> Bamnoli Village
Take NH48 for Satara, from Satara take the Kass road for Kas, Bamnoli is a nearby village to Kas.
State Transport : Pune to Satara is very well connected and so is Satara to Bamnoli, Vasota being a popular tourist attraction, it is well connected to Satara.

Via Train : Satara is the nearest railway station and is well connected with Bamnoli by state transport.

Via Air : No options available.

From Mumbai :
Via Road : Mumbai --> Panvel --> Lonavala --> Pune --> Satara --> Kas --> Bamnoli Village.
State Transport : If one is travelling from Mumbai one has to reach Pune first before reaching Satara.

Via Train : Mumbai has good number of trains for Satara.

Via Air : No options available.

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