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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  Jangli Jaigad  Janjala (Vaishagad)
 Jawlya  Kailasgad  Kalanidhigad (Kalanandigad)  Kaldurg
 Kalsubai  Kamalgad  Kamandurg  Kanchan
 Kanhergad  Karha  Katra  Kavnai
 Kenjalgad  Khairai  Kohoj  Kokandiwa
 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)  Pisol  Prabalgad
 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  Visapur