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Songiri Fort Trek – Palasdari Fort Trek

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Songiri Fort

Today is extremely good day on behalf of me because all of my trekking friends are going for trekking to Songiri Fort. Trekking is my life and that i cant live without trekking. Trekking is my passion. Trekking Mera Junoon. i’m very excited to travel to Songiri Fort for trekking.. We all friends meet at Karjat railroad station for trekking to Songiri Fort. There was team of 06 people for Songiri Fort Trek. First we’ve taken breakfast at Karjat Station.Then suddenly rain is started. we’ve eaten vadapav and having tea. Vadapav and tea are Mumbaikars favourite food.Then we’ve caught Khopoli train and obtain down at Palasdari station.Then we started our journey towards Songiri fort. By the track route we reached to the bottom of mountain and began our upwards journey towards Songiri Fort. In route there was dense forest. we’ve seen beautiful views while processing towards Songiri Fort peak. The Songiri Fort climb is straightforward but finding the proper way is extremely difficult. There was lot of cold breeze within the way. we’ve seen 2 Snakes within the route. Finally we reached at the highest of the fort at 12pm. Songiri Fort has remains of Songiri Fort wall at the highest of Songiri Fort. At the highest of Songiri Fort you’ll get scenic view of Borghat.

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Songiri Fort Trek

Songiri Fort is also known as Palasdari Fort. There are so many forts in Maharashtra by the name of Songiri. Height of Songiri fort is 2500 Feet above sea level. Songiri Fort is small fort in Raigad District. Songiri Fort is perfect heaven for trekkers. There are 2 water cisterns on the top of Songiri Fort. From the top of Songiri Fort you can see Prabalgad Fort, Rajmachi Fort and Bhivgad Fort. Songiri Fort also offers very good view of Palasdari Lake, Irshalgad Fort, Ulhas River, Morbe Dam and Palasdari Railway Station. Songiri fort is one of the medium difficulty level fort. 2-3 hours ascending time is required to ascend the fort. Songiri Fort is one of the famous trek in Raigad district. Songiri Fort is one of the best trek in Sahyadri in Maharashtra. There is no proper route to reach Songiri Fort. From Palasdari Railway Station to you have to go towards Palasdari Tunnel. When you start climbing Songiri Fort on the way you will get dense forest. When we were ascending Songiri Fort we have seen 2 Snakes on the way to Songiri Fort. When you are going for Songiri Fort Trek its always advised to trek in group. Night trek is not advised for Songiri Fort. There is no place to stay at Songiri Fort. You have to carry your own food while going for trekking to Songiri Fort. There are no hotels or restaurants because this place is not so developed commercially. You can get some hotels at Karjat.

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Songiri Fort Trek

We have explored the Songiri fort.There are not much fort structure at the top of Songiri Fort. After exploring Songiri fort we finished our lunch. We have taken parcel from Karjat market. After finishing lunch we relaxed for 1 hour. Then we started descending which will be taking us towards Palasdari railway station. Descending is quite risky. We have lost the way when descending. After 1 hour we have found the right way to descend from the fort. It is advised to start your trek early in the morning. Even If you lost the way you will be having enough time to find the right way. If you hire some guide from palasdari village it will be best so there will be no chances of losting the right way.
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We have boarded 6.20 PM Local train from Palasdhari railway station to Mumbai .
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Songiri Fort Trek Information
Height : 2500 Feet
Time Required : 2.5 Hours for Ascending and 1.5 Hours for Descending
Difficulty Level : Medium
Base Village : Avalas
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Things To Be Carried while Going For Songiri Fort Trek

Water
Identity Proof
Good Trekking Shoes
Cap
Goggle
Camera
Insect Repellent Cream
Snacks to Eat
Energy Powder
Small Medical Kit

Prefered Train Schedule for Songiri Fort Trek

From CSMT catch Karjat Train and get down at Karjat railway station.
CSMT:  06.10 AM
Dadar: 06.24 AM
Kurla: 06.31 AM
Thane: 06.50 AM
Dombivali: 07.02 AM
Kalyan: 07.10 AM
Neral: 07.44 AM
Karjat: 08.00 AM

How to Reach Songiri Fort

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By Road

From Mumbai -Sion Panvel Expressway OR Eastern Express Highway
From Pune -Take Mumbai-Pune Expressway till Khopoli then reach to Talawani by using Khopoli-Karjat Road

By Train

From Mumbai-Get down at Karjat Railway Station at Central Line .
From Pune – Get down at Karjat Railway Station at Central Line.
From Karjat Railway Station to reach the base village Avalas you can hire Tumtum Riksha .
Nearest Railway Station for Songiri Fort is Palasdari Railway Station. You can take train from Karjat to Khopoli and get down at Palasdari Railway Station. From Palasdari Railway Station to Songiri Fort you can go buy walk also.

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