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Hatkeshwar to Lenyadri FortHeight : 4200
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Lenyadri
District : Pune Grade : Medium
      This is one of the range treks in Sahyadri which connects two holy places of Hatkeshwar and Lenyadri. There are no forts en route this trek but we do come across some naturally formed caves, needle holes and man-made caves at Lenyadri. At the end of rainy season many flowers do bloom in this region.

It takes about 3 hours from Godre which is the base village to reach Hatkeshwar and further 2 hours to see in and around Hatkeshwar area. Hatkeshwar to Lenyadri is about 4 hours trail. Thus it takes about 8 to 9 hours to complete the trail from Hatkeshwar to Lenyadri.
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Hatkeshwar to Lenyadri
Fascinating Spots :

      1) Hatkeshwar Temple:- This is a simple places with a Shiv Linga under a small roof, a stream adjoining it and many idols of Nandi around. The water in this stream is fit for consumption. Even though this place isn’t well known to people it has its mention in some ancient texts and manuscripts. From this spot one can see Harishchandragad and Sindola forts, Pimpalgaon Dam to the north. To the west there are Hadsar, Nimgiri-hanumantgad forts and Manikdoh dam. To the south there are Shivneri, Narayangad forts.



2) Naturally formed cave:- There are 2 such caves to the west of the temple premise. To reach the cave one has to descend a bit. In one of these caves there is a space which can accommodate only up to 5 to7 people. There is an idol of Lord Ganesh inside which seems to be recently placed here. The second cave is very narrow and goes up to 15 to 20 meters inside.




3) Naturally formed bridge or Needle Hole:- This miracle is on a short distance from the temple. It is about 4200 ft above sea level. The approach path to this bridge is very narrow and needs a rope to descend here. Only 5 to 7 people can be accommodated on this bridge.


4) Lenyadri:- This place hosts the holy shrine of Lord Ganesha and 30 man-made caves. It is understood that cave nos 6 and 14 are for last rites rituals while the others are for dwellings for monks. There are many sources of water here. There are scriptures near two of the caves. It takes around 3 hours to visit the entire area.
Ways To Reach :
      1) Via Godre:- Reach Junnar junction via on Mumbai – Kalyan – Malshej route. On Junnar road there is a diversion for Godre village about 10 kms from here. Kalyan to Gondre is about 120 kms distance.


2) Via Kolwadi:- Next to Junnar junction near Pimpalgaon Dam on the Mumbai – Kalyan – Malshej route (114 kms from Kalyan) there is a path from Kolewadi village which goes to Hatkeshwar. But this path has a steep descend and is tiresome.

By both the paths Hatkeshwar to Lenyadri is about 25 kms distance.
Accommodation Facility :
      Available in Lenyadri
Food Facility :
      Available in Lenyadri
Drinking Water Facility :
      Available in Lenyadri. For Hatkeshwar it is advised to carry water from Godre village as next available source is in the stream on top.
Best Season To Visit :
      Except March to May
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Forts of Grade: Medium
 Aad  Achala  Ahivant  Ajmera
 Ankai  Balwantgad  Barvai  Bhairavgad (Satara)
 Bhairavgad(kothale)  Bhandardurg  Bhaskargad  Bhavanigad
 Bhivgad(Bhimgad)  Bhorgiri  Bhushangad  Bishta
 Bitangad  Chambhargad  Chandragad(Dhavalgad)  Chavand
 Daulatmangal  Dehergad (Bhorgad)  Dermal  Devgiri (Daulatabad)
 Dhakoba  Dharmapuri  Dubergad(Dubera)  Dundha
 Durg  Durg Dhakoba  Gagangad  Galna
 Gambhirgad  Gavilgad  Gharapuri  Ghosalgad
 Ghotawada Fort (Gotara)  Gorakhgad  Gorakhgad(Manmad)  Gowalkot
 Gunawantgad  Hadsar  Hanumantgad  Hanumantgad(Nimgiri)
 Hargad  Harihar  Harishchandragad  Hatgad
 Hatkeshwar to Lenyadri  Honnur Fort  Indragad  Jangli Jaigad
 Janjala (Vaishagad)  Jawlya  Kailasgad  Kalanidhigad (Kalanandigad)
 Kaldurg  Kalsubai  Kamalgad  Kamandurg
 Kanchan  Kanhergad  Karha  Katra
 Kavnai  Kenjalgad  Khairai  Kohoj
 Kokandiva  Koldurg  Kolkewadi  Kondhavi
 Korlai  Kunjargad(Kombadgad)  Laling  Mahimangad
 Mahimatgad  Mahipatgad  Malanggad  Mandangad
 Mangad  Mangalgad  Manikdurg  Manikpunj
 Markandeya  Mirgad(Songir)  Mohangad  Mordhan
 Mrugagad  Mudagad  Mulher  Nanded Fort (Nadgiri)
 Narayangad  Narayangad(Amboli)  Narnala  Nhavigad
 Nimgiri  Pabargad  Padargad  Padmadurg ( Kasa Killa)
 Padmagad (Malvan)  Palgad  Pandavgad  Panhaledurg
 Panhalekaji Fort  Pargad  Parvatgad  Pateshwar
 Peb  Pemgiri(Shahagad)  Peth (Kothaligad)  Pimplas Kot
 Pisol  Prabalgad  Premgiri  Raikot
 Raireshwar  Rajgad  Rajmachi  Ramgad
 Ramshej  Ramtek  Ranjangiri  Ratangad
 Ratangad(Ratnadurg)  Rohida  Rohilgad  Sada Fort
 Sagargad  Sajjangad  Salher  Salota
 Samangad  Santoshgad  Saptashrungi  Sarasgad
 Shivgad  Shivneri  Siddhagad (Malvan)  Sondai
 Songad  Songir (Dhule)  Songir (Karjat)  Songiri (near Roha)
 Suvarnadurg  Tahuli  Takmak  Talgad
 Tandulwadi  Thalner  Torna  Trimbakgad
 Umberkhind  Underi  Vairatgad  Vallabhgad(Hargapur)
 Vardhangad  Varugad  Vasota  Vetalgad
 Vetalwadi Gad  Vilasgad (Mallikarjun)  Visapur