Bhairavgad (Kothale)

Location Type

Hill Fort
Best season

Distance from nashik

107 K.M.
Trekking facts

Walk 1 km from West side of Kothale village before climbing.
Time To Climb :
2 hours /1 day trek
Difficulty Level:
Water Availability:
Available, in caves at middle level.
Carry Along:
Take guide from Kothale village.
How to reach

NASHIK to Bhairavgad (Kothale)
Reach By Car:
Convenient by car. Rent a car facility available at Nashik. Taxis and sharing vehicles available from Rajur.
Reach By Bus:
Buses available from Nashik till Rajur. Change bus from there to reach Kothale.
Reach By Train:
Trains availabe up to Nashik Road and Igatpuri.
By Boat:
No boat route.
Facilities available
Medical aid
Near By Places
Petrol Pump

Location Details

During the historic times, not much has happened in this region and so the history of Bhairavgad does not prominently mark any event or battle. To the East of Bhairavgad is Kunjhargad where Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had rested after a battle. It states that in the reign of Shivaji Maharaj, most of the forts in this region were a part of Swarajya and under the rule of the Marathas. Seeing Bhairavgad it can be assumed that it was used as a watch tower to keep a track on the activities in the surrounding areas.
User Experience

In the Baleshwar range of Nagar district, there are many forts which are famous for trekking. Bhairavgad is one of them. The base village is just as good as one would imagine a countryside scene. To the West of the village runs a mountain range and Bhairavgad stands in it. From the green farmlands and then a dense forest, one proceeds joyfully to the fort. The forest is amazingly shaded with different species of tall trees and it takes almost an hour to cross this forest. The villagers have erected iron ladders to climb up the fort which makes the climb easy. To the left of the ladder are water tanks carved in the rock and it is the only source of water on the fort. On the top is a roofl ess temple of God Bhairoba. There are no trees on the fort top. To the West is the seen the North – South spread of Vaitaal mountain. To the South-West is Harishchandragad and this range is seen right till Kunjhargad at the South. Since the height of Bhairavgad is less as compared to the other surrounding forts, they look taller and mightier than this.

Do Not Miss

• Bhairav temple on top. • Deepmal near temple. • West side view of Vetal hill. • South-West view of Harishchandragad fort. • East side view of Kothale village. • South-East side view of Kunjargad fort.

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