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Bishta FortHeight : 3379
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Dundheshwar
District : Nashik Grade : Medium
      The Baglaan range of Nashik district has many well known forts of Salota, Mulher, Delmar, Salher, Pisol. However there are also some lesser known forts like Bishta, Karha, Dundha, Ajmera. These four forts vested on the Dundheshwar mountain range were used as check posts. The fort is also locally referred as "Bijotyacha Killa".

There is a hill near the base village Kodbel known as Fofira. It resembles to having worn a hat and is visible from Bishta and Karha forts.

With one's own private vehicle these four forts along with Jogeshwar temple near Devlane village can be easily visited.
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Bishta
Fascinating Spots :

      Kodbel village is 10 kms from Namapur and 17 kms from Satana. There are 4 Veerghals and 1 Veer-Satighal at the intersection point of roads near the S.T. bus stand while going towards Bishta fort. Proceeding towards the fort we come to the unpaved road, to the left of which is a bungalow and the area is covered with Teakwood trees. Moving across horizontally from here there are two houses and another Veerghal on the farm which is referred as “Chira” by the locals. As we move further we have to cross a dried stream path which places us in front of a mountain. There are couple of houses we come across once we cross the mountain. We can spot a dam built over a small river and we have to cross the dam by its wall and approach a house which is beyond the dam and a farm land. The river bed which we come across now has to be crossed and within 5 minutes we come across a hill which is in front of the fort. This hill has to be crossed to reach the fort base. Bishta is spread over South-North direction and one has to climb from the Southern side i.e. facing the fort climb from the left side. The path takes a traverse and reaches a cleft between the fort and a hill which. While climbing this cleft some caves can be seen to the right and the path to access them is a bit difficult. One can make use of climbing equipment to visit the caves. There are also water tanks here. This spot tends to be an ideal place to keep an eye on the path approaching the fort. Otherwise, further from here we reach the fort in about 5 minutes time. On the top of the fort to the right there is a dried up water tank. To the upper side of the tank is the wide spread fort summit. There are remnants of 6 structures on this plateau and forts of Karha, Ajmera and Fofira hill are visible from here.

It takes around 1.5 hrs to reach the fort base from Kodbel village. To climb the fort it takes 45 minutes and 30 minutes for fort visit.
4 to 5 hours should be enough to visit the entire fort and back to Kodbel village. There are very few visitors here and also the path isn’t very clear. Thus it is advised to carry a local guide from the village.

Ways To Reach :
      One has to rwach Satana via Nashik from Mumbai and then proceed to Kodbel/Kotbel which is the base village at 17 kms from Satana. Daily around 5 S.T. buses ply between the two places:-
7.30 am Satana to Bhilpuri
11.30 am Satana to Chinchwa
5 pm Satana to Chinchwa
Sakri to Satana S.T. bus arrives in the base village at 7 am.
Auto rickshaws are also available to reach Namapur village.
Accommodation Facility :
      Not available
Food Facility :
      Available at Satana
Drinking Water Facility :
      Not available
Time To Reach :
      2 to 2.5 hrsfrom Kodbel village
Best Season To Visit :
      August to February
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Forts of Category: Hill forts
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 Ajmera  Ajoba  Alang  Anjaneri
 Ankai  Arjungad  Asherigad  Aundha
 Avchitgad  Ballalgad  Balwantgad  Banda Fort
 Bankot  Barvai  Bhagwantgad  Bhairavgad(kothale)
 Bhairavgad(Moroshi)  Bhandardurg  Bhangsigad(Bhangsi mata gad)  Bharatgad
 Bhaskargad  Bhavangad  Bhavanigad  Bhimashankar
 Bhivgad(Bhimgad)  Bhorgiri  Bhudargad  Bhupalgad (Banurgad)
 Bhupatgad  Bhushangad  Birwadi  Bishta
 Bitangad  Chambhargad  Chandan-Vandan  Chanderi
 Chandragad to Arthur seat  Chandragad(Dhavalgad)  Chaulher  Chavand
 Dasgaon Fort  Dategad  Daulatmangal  Dehergad (Bhorgad)
 Dermal  Devgiri (Daulatabad)  Dhak-Bahiri  Dhakoba
 Dharavi Fort  Dharmapuri  Dubergad(Dubera)  Dundha
 Durg  Durg Dhakoba  Gadgada (Ghargad)  Gagangad
 Galna  Gambhirgad  Gandharvgad  Gavilgad
 Ghangad  Gharapuri  Ghodbunder Fort  Ghosalgad
 Ghotawada Fort (Gotara)  Gopalgad  Gorakhgad  Gorakhgad(Manmad)
 Gowalkot  Gunawantgad  Hadsar  Hanumantgad
 Hanumantgad(Nimgiri)  Hargad  Harihar  Harishchandragad
 Hatgad  Hatkeshwar to Lenyadri  Honnur Fort  Indragad
 Indrai  Irshalgad  Jangli Jaigad  Janjala (Vaishagad)
 Jawlya  Jivdhan  Kailasgad  Kakati Fort
 Kaladgad  Kalanidhigad (Kalanandigad)  Kaldurg  Kalsubai
 Kalyangad(Nandgiri)  Kamalgad  Kamandurg  Kanchan
 Kanhergad  Kankrala  Karha  Karnala
 Katra  Kavnai  Kenjalgad  Khairai
 Kharepatan fort  Kohoj  Kokandiva  Koldurg
 Kolkewadi  Kondhavi  Korigad  Kulang
 Kunjargad(Kombadgad)  Kurdugad  Laling  Lingana
 Lohgad  Madangad  Mahadevgad  Mahimangad
 Mahimatgad  Mahipalgad  Mahipatgad  Mahuli
 Malanggad  Malhargad  Mandangad  Mangad
 Mangalgad  Mangi-Tungi  Manikdurg  Manikpunj
 Markandeya  Mirgad(Songir)  Mohandar(Shidaka)  Mohangad
 Moragad  Mordhan  Morgiri  Mrugagad
 Mulher  Nagardhan  Nagla Bunder Fort  Naneghat
 Narayangad  Narayangad(Amboli)  Narnala  Nhavigad
 Nimgiri  Nivati Fort  Pabargad  Pachhapur Fort
 Padargad  Padmadurg ( Kasa Killa)  Palashi Fort  Palgad
 Pandavgad  Panhaledurg  Panhalekaji Fort  Panhalgad
 Pardi Fort  Pargad  Parvatgad  Pateshwar
 Peb  Pemgiri(Shahagad)  Peth (Kothaligad)  Piliv Fort
 Pimplas Kot  Pisol  Plus Valley  Prabalgad
 Pratapgad  Premgiri  Purandar  Raigad
 Raikot  Raireshwar  Rajapur Fort (British warehouse)  Rajdeher
 Rajdher  Rajgad  Rajhansgad (Yellur Fort)  Rajmachi
 Ramdurg  Ramgad  Ramshej  Ramtek
 Ranjangiri  Rasalgad  Ratangad  Ratangad(Ratnadurg)
 Ratnadurg  Rawlya  Rawlya - Jawlya  Riwa Fort
 Rohida  Rohilgad  Sada Fort  Sadashivgad
 Sagargad  Sajjangad  Salher  Salota
 Samangad  Samrajgad  Sandan Valley - Karoli Ghat  Santoshgad
 Saptashrungi  Sarasgad  Sewri Fort  Shivgad
 Shivneri  ShivtharGhal  Siddhagad (Malvan)  Sinhagad
 Sondai  Songad  Songir (Dhule)  Songir (Karjat)
 Songiri (near Roha)  Sudhagad  Sumargad  Tahuli
 Takmak  Talgad  Tandulwadi  Terekhol Fort
 Thalner  Tikona  Torna  Trimbakgad
 Tringalwadi  Tung  Umberkhind  Vairatgad
 Vajragad (Vasai)  Vallabhgad(Hargapur)  Vardhangad  Varugad
 Vasantgad  Vetalgad  Vetalwadi Gad  Vilasgad (Mallikarjun)
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