the Sahyadri range, Salher fort, even though less popular as compared to the
other forts, is the highest fort here. It is a must-have on your bucket list
for the amazing trekking destination that it is.
religious and historical importance of this place is great and many stories of
spiritual awakenings and adventures will accompany you during the trek. Ensure
that you do not miss out on this place, it will definitely go on to become the
best adventure of your lifetime.
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About 60 people can be
accommodated in the caves. Astana and other nearby villages also have some stay
Even though some water tanks are
there on the route, it is better not to use them at all. Ensure that you carry
enough water with you, especially during the summer season because it is a
Tips and Tricks
In case you plan to stay there
overnight, take along a local villager with you. He can help you carry the
firewood and be a local guide to the place.
In the same trip, you can cover another peak called the
Salute. Do not miss out on it.
The trek to this fort on the
mountain peak will get you closer to your inner spirituality, meanwhile making
you feel closer to the ancient history of the place. The adventure of the trek
will give you an adrenalin rush like you never expected. Come prepared for a
lot of aching muscles and panting climbs because this is the highest fort in
the mountain range. But what awaits you at the end of this huge task is the
scenic view of the amazing pastures and the surrounding mountains that make it
worth the climb. Parshurama Temple, a place that holds major religious
significance, is an important highlight of this trek. Many caves surround the
region near the fort, make sure you explore them as well. One of the major
historical significance of the fort is that it has been the centre point for
many wars during the rule of Shivaji Maharaj. There are multiple water tanks in
and around the fort. Even though you cannot drink from them, make sure you
observe them closely. The trek here won’t just take you back to the pleasures
of history but also remind you of the beauty present around you. Missing out on
this one would almost be a crime!
How to Reach
to at least 10 km, there is no railway connectivity or station. The closest
railway station is at a distance of 80 km, where you need to find a train to
reach Manmad and then take a jeep to Satana. It may be a little difficult
because it is a busy route.
Pune, Salher is at a distance of 340 km and you can take the route from Pune to
Salher crossing Sangamner, Nashik and Satana. From Pune, you may also take a
bus to Nashik and hire a cab or private jeep for the remaining part of the
journey. From Mumbai, you can take the Igatpuri-Nashik-Satana route. The
journey is long, so take your time and don’t start the trek at evening time.