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Achala FortHeight : 4040 ft from MSL
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Ajanta Satmaal
District : Nashik Grade : Medium
      Achala is a fort situated north east of Vani, and is a part of Ajintha Satmaal range.
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Fascinating Spots :

      The mountain top on which Achala is built has less area and hence not much fortification can be seen. This must have been used as a watch tower with a few cisterns and a small temple. It takes 20 minutes to complete the round on the fort.
Ways To Reach :
      Achala is situated near village Bilwadi, which is 30 km from Vani, and 26 km south of Saputara, Gujarat (This is spelled as Anchala in Google maps or Achalaa in wikimapia). Bilwadi is the base village of Ahivant fort. A trail leads to a ridge which connects Achala and Ahivant. Bilwadi is to the east side of the ridge. There is a small temple located here, from where we can walk on the ridge towards right and reach the top of the fort. The trail curves to the right of the crest and leads to rock cut steps. Similarly, Pimpriwadi or “Dagad Pimpri” is the base village of this Achala fort and on the other side of the ridge towards the west side.

It takes an hour from both villages to reach the temple and about an hour and a half from the temple to the top.
Accommodation Facility :
      No accommodation on Achala.
Food Facility :
      Packed lunch recommended. Food might be available in base village.
Drinking Water Facility :
      Cisterns contain water till the end of winter, and are dry in summer.Recommended to carry enough water.
Time To Reach :
      2.5 hours from base village
Best Season To Visit :
      July to Feb
Notes :
      Trekkers generally plan range trek for Achala – Ahivant together. A long range trek can be planned which also includes Saptashringi, Markandya, Rawlya-Jawlya and Dhodap.
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Forts in the District of Nashik
 Aad  Achala  Ahivant  Ajmera
 Alang  Anjaneri  Ankai  Aundha
 Bhaskargad  Bishta  Bitangad  Chaulher
 Dehergad (Bhorgad)  Dermal  Dubergad(Dubera)  Dundha
 Gadgada (Ghargad)  Galna  Gorakhgad(Manmad)  Hargad
 Harihar  Hatgad  Indrai  Jawlya
 Kanchan  Kanhergad  Kankrala  Karha
 Katra  Kavnai  Khairai  Kulang
 Madangad  Malegaon Fort  Mangi-Tungi  Manikpunj
 Markandeya  Mohandar(Shidaka)  Moragad  Mordhan
 Mulher  Nhavigad  Pisol  Premgiri
 Rajdeher  Rajdher  Ramshej  Ranjangiri
 Rawlya  Rawlya - Jawlya  Salher  Salota
 Saptashrungi  Songad  Trimbakgad  Tringalwadi