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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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Achala
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 of Grade: Medium
 Achala  Ahivant  Ajmera  Balwantgad
 Barvai  Bhairavgad (Satara)  Bhairavgad(kothale)  Bhaskargad
 Bhavanigad  Bhivgad(Bhimgad)  Bhorgiri  Bishta
 Bitangad  Chambhargad  Chavand  Daulatmangal
 Dehergad (Bhorgad)  Dermal  Devagiri (Daulatabad - Deogiri)  Dharmapuri
 Dundha  Durg  Durg Dhakoba  Gagangad
 Galna  Gambhirgad  Gharapuri  Ghosalgad
 Gorakhgad  Gorakhgad(Manmad)  Gowalkot  Hadsar
 Hanumantgad  Hargad  Harihar  Harishchandragad
 Hatgad  Janjala (Vaishagad)  Jawlya  Kailasgad
 Kalanidhigad (Kalanandigad)  Kaldurg  Kalsubai  Kamalgad
 Kamandurg  Kanchan  Kanhergad  Karha
 Katra  Kavnai  Kohoj  Kokandiwa
 Kolkewadi  Kondhavi  Korlai  Laling
 Mahimangad  Mahimatgad  Mahipatgad  Malanggad
 Mandangad  Mangad  Mangalgad  Manikdurg
 Manikpunj  Markandeya  Mirgad(Songir)  Mohangad
 Mordhan  Mrugagad  Mudagad  Mulher
 Nanded Fort (Nadgiri)  Narayangad  Narayangad(Amboli)  Nhavigad
 Padmagad (Malvan)  Palgad  Pandavgad  Panhaledurg
 Panhalekaji Fort  Peb  Pemgiri(Shahagad)  Peth (Kothaligad)
 Raikot  Raireshwar  Rajgad  Ramgad
 Ramshej  Ranjangiri  Ratnagad  Rohida
 Sagargad  Sajjangad  Salher  Salota
 Santoshgad  Saptashrungi  Sarasgad  Shivgad
 Shivneri  Siddhagad (Malvan)  Sondai  Songir (Dhule)
 Songir (Karjat)  Songiri (near Roha)  Suvarnadurg  Tahuli
 Takmak  Talgad  Tandulwadi  Thalner
 Torna  Underi  Vairatgad  Vallabhgad(Hargapur)
 Varugad  Vasota  Vetalgad  Vetalwadi Gad
 Visapur