Vasota Fort Trek

Embark on an awe-inspiring Vasota Jungle Trek, a favorite among passionate trekkers. Join us for a spectacular one-day trek to the enchanting Vasota Fort in Satara village, Maharashtra, and make your weekend unforgettable.

Your Vasota Jungle Trek adventure commences with a journey from Pune, leading to the tranquil Bamnoli village, the starting point of the trek. As dawn breaks, you'll take a boat transfer to the trek's base, traversing through the heart of a renowned tiger reserve, a dense and pristine forest.

Upon reaching the summit during the Vasota Jungle Trek, prepare to be captivated by the fort's panoramic vistas, nestled amidst a breathtaking landscape of mountains and lush forested hills. Our package ensures you're well taken care of, with provisions for food and seamless transportation from Pune to the site and back.

1 Night 1 Day Available on request Pune, Maharashtra
  • Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Backwaters
  • Boat Ride
  • Nageshwar Temple
  • Babu Kada

Trek Information:

  • Location : Bamnoli Village, Satara
  • Trek Type : Jungle Trail + Boating
  • Fort Elevation : 3814 ft
  • Length : Approx. 5-6 km
  • Trek level : Moderate
  • Endurance : Medium to High
  • Duration : Ferry(1hr)+Trek(2.5hrs) One Way
DAY - 1
  • 08:00 PM : The journey will start from Ch. Shivaji Nagar in Front of Bank of Maharashtra
  • 08:30 PM : Followed by further pickup points: ch.shivajinagar, Deccan, Naval Bridge
DAY - 2
  • 12.30 AM : We Reach the Base village
  • 12.30 AM : Camping & Bonfire and rest
  • 06.30 AM : Refreshment an Breakfast
  • 07.00 AM : Boating
  • 08.00 AM : Reach the Forest Check Post
  • 08.30 AM : Trek Start
  • 12.30 PM : Lunch Top On The Fort
  • 03.00 PM : Return Journey to base village
  • 04.00 PM : Reach at Base village
  • 04.30 PM : Depart for Home
  • 10.00 PM : Reach back to Pune & bid farewell to all amazing souls with beautiful memories.

Note - 1-2hrs buffer time is possible depending on the speed of trekkers, traffic on the road & other unavoidable circumstances during the trip.

Dates and Rates
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  • Inclusions/Exclusions

    What is included in the tour

    • Pune to Pune Travel by Non-AC bus
    • Breakfast and Tea
    • Lunch (Unlimited)
    • Basic First Aid (if required)
    • Camping
    • Boating 
    • Trek leader expertise
    • Forest entry charges
    • Our Badge

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the inclusion of this package.
    • Any kind of personal expense like Mineral water/lime water/ Soft Drinks/ Extra snacks or meals that are not mentioned in the inclusions, purchased for personal consumption. 
    • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather, accidents etc. 
    • Any Medical/Emergency evacuations if required. 
    • Any kind of Insurance is not included.
    Things To Carry

    ESSENTIALS : ID Proof, Water Bottle, Power Backup, Wallet, Backpack. 

    CLOTHING : Full sleeve shirt/top & full pants for Trek, Extra pair of Clothes as per need, Raincoat /Jacket / Sweater, Trekking shoes, Quick Dry Towel, Cap.

    ADDITIONALS : Energy Drinks/Supplements, Dry Snacks, Facewash, Sunscreen, Brush & Toothpaste, Sunglasses, Hankerchief, Gloves, Camera, Torch, Personal medicines if any, etc.

    Coupen Code Available

    • GROUP4  (for 4+ bookings)

    • GROUP9  (for 9+ bookings)
    How To Book
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    • Step 6 : Once your tickets are booked, you will receive confirmation mail. WhatsApp us the booking ID details on  8799856476 & fill the google registration form.  


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    • Step 2 : Send a screenshot of the payment on WhatsApp number  8799856476 for confirmation.
    • Step 3 : Fill the registration form for the final booking procedure.
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    Terms and Condition
    • Please confirm on call about the seats availability before paying.
    • Once the payment is completed, inform our team via sharing a screenshot/copy of the payment confirmation. Make sure the date, time, and UTR number are visible in the copy and please fill the registration form to confirm your seats, names & age with the team.
    • Do note that your registration will be confirmed only after the acceptance of complete trek/tour charges.
    • Please note that the advance amount paid would not not refunded in any case, except if the trek/tour departure is cancelled by us. Do check cancellation policy in case any refunds or cancellations.
    • First two seats will always be reserved for leaders to lead & show route to the driver. 
    • Seats arrangement will be on first come first serve basis at the time of pickup and it will be same throughout journey. (Any disputes regarding seating arrangement would result in dismissal of both the parties and would not be liable for any refunds.) 
    • Please make sure you are added in the whatsapp group 6-8 hours prior to the trip as all the pickup & lead details would be shared in the group. 
    • Food and Stay arrangements are done as per the availability of the locations so kindly don't expect too luxurious. 
    • Backpacking trips are arranged for the people who are looking out for pocket friendly trips and are more about chasing experiences. 
    • We need at least 12-14 Travellers to manage our Trip, so our team reserves all the rights to cancel the Trip if the minimum batch size is not enough.
    • Your payment implies that you have read & complied with all our terms and conditions.
    • Are washrooms available on the trek?

    Washrooms are available at the base village only. No facility is available during the trek.  

    • Is this trek safe for girls?

    This trek is completely safe for girls And have separate changing rooms.

    • What about extra baggage?

    You can safely keep your extra bags in bus

    • Are changing rooms available?

    Changing rooms and washrooms are available at the base village

    • What are the pickup points?

    Pick up is available if your location comes in between our route for this you have to contact us before.

    • What is the type of bus?

    The bus is NON/AC Tempo Traveler with decent seating comfort.

    • What is Vasota Fort Jungle Trek?

    Vasota Fort Jungle Trek is an exhilarating hiking expedition through dense forests leading to the historic Vasota Fort, nestled in the Sahyadri mountain range near Satara. It offers a perfect blend of adventure, nature exploration, and historical insights.

    •  How far is Vasota Fort from Pune?

    Vasota Fort is located approximately 130 kilometers southwest of Pune. The journey from Pune to the base village takes around 4-5 hours by road.

    • What is the best time to embark on the Vasota Fort Jungle Trek?

    The ideal time for the Vasota Fort Jungle Trek is during the post-monsoon season, from October to April, when the weather is pleasant and the surroundings are lush green. However, it's advisable to check weather conditions before planning your trek.

    • Is prior trekking experience required for Vasota Fort Jungle Trek?

       While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, participants should have a reasonable level of fitness and stamina to tackle the moderate difficulty level of this trek. It involves walking through uneven terrain and steep slopes.

    • How long does the trek take to reach Vasota Fort?

       The trek to Vasota Fort usually takes around 3-4 hours to ascend, depending on the pace of the group and weather conditions. The descent typically takes a similar duration.

    • What are the essential items to carry for the Vasota Fort Jungle Trek?

       Essential items include trekking shoes, comfortable clothing suitable for trekking, sufficient water, energy bars/snacks, first-aid kit, insect repellent, sunscreen, a cap/hat, and a backpack to carry these items. It's crucial to pack light yet carry all necessities.

    • Is it safe to trek Vasota Fort Jungle independently?

    Yes. While the trail is well-marked, it's recommended to trek with a knowledgeable guide or as part of a group, especially for first-time trekkers. Trekking independently might pose risks due to the remote location and the presence of wildlife in the area.

    • What wildlife can be encountered during the Vasota Fort Jungle Trek?

       The dense forests surrounding Vasota Fort are home to various wildlife species, including leopards, bears, and a variety of birds. 

    • Is there any entry fee for Vasota Fort Jungle Trek?

    Yes, there is an entry fee required for trekking to Vasota Fort, which is usually collected at the forest check post. Additionally, permits might be required for entering certain areas, especially if camping overnight. It's advisable to check the current entry fee and permit requirements before planning your trek.

    About Vasota Fort

    The Vasota Jungle Trek is a thrilling adventure nestled in the Sahyadri mountain range of Maharashtra, India. It leads trekkers through dense forests, across serene lakes, and up to the historic Vasota Fort, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, wildlife encounters, and historical exploration. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you plan your Vasota Jungle Trek:


    Vasota Fort is situated near the village of Bamnoli in Satara district, Maharashtra. The trek usually begins from Bamnoli, which is easily accessible by road from major cities like Pune and Mumbai.

    Trek Difficulty:

    The trek to Vasota Fort is considered moderate in difficulty. While it's not excessively challenging, it does involve steep ascents and descents, as well as navigating through dense vegetation and rocky terrain. Trekkers with a basic level of fitness should be able to complete the trek comfortably.

    Best Time to Visit:

    The best time to embark on the Vasota Jungle Trek is during the post-monsoon season, from October to April. The weather during this period is pleasant, with lush greenery and blooming flora adding to the scenic beauty. It's advisable to avoid the monsoon season due to slippery trails and the risk of landslides.

    Trek Duration:

    The trek to Vasota Fort typically takes 2-3 days to complete, including the boat ride, trekking, exploration of the fort, and camping. Here's a breakdown of the itinerary:

    1. Day 1:

      • Start from Pune or Mumbai early in the morning.
      • Reach Bamnoli village by road.
      • Begin the trek through dense forests to reach the camping site near Vasota Fort.
      • Set up camp, enjoy dinner, and spend the night under the stars.
    2. Day 2:

      • Wake up early to witness the sunrise over the Sahyadri mountains.
      • Explore Vasota Fort, its ruins, and historical structures.
      • Descend back to the base village.
      • Take a boat ride back to Bamnoli.
      • Return journey to Pune or Mumbai.

    Essential Tips:

    • Carry sufficient water and snacks as there are limited facilities available during the trek.
    • Wear comfortable trekking shoes with good grip.
    • Pack light but essential items such as a torch, first aid kit, sunscreen, insect repellent, and rain gear.
    • Respect the local flora and fauna, and avoid littering.
    • Follow the instructions of the trek leader and local guides for a safe and enjoyable experience.

    Permits and Permissions:

    Since Vasota Fort is located in a reserved forest area, trekkers need to obtain permits from the Forest Department before embarking on the trek. It's advisable to arrange these permits in advance through authorized tour operators or local guides.

    The Vasota Jungle Trek is not just a trekking expedition; it's an immersive journey that offers a glimpse into the rich natural and historical heritage of the Sahyadris. From the thrill of trekking through dense forests to the awe-inspiring views from Vasota Fort, every moment of this adventure is bound to leave you with unforgettable memories. So, pack your bags, gather your fellow adventurers, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of wilderness.

    Vasota Fort Blog

    Unveiling the Wonders of Vasota Jungle Trek: A Journey Through Nature's Bounty

    Trekking is more than just a physical activity; it's a spiritual journey that connects us deeply with nature. And if you're seeking an adventure that promises an immersive experience amidst lush greenery and captivating landscapes, the Vasota Jungle Trek in Maharashtra, India, is an absolute gem waiting to be explored.

    Nestled in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats, Vasota Fort stands tall amidst dense forests and tranquil lakes, offering trekkers a unique blend of history, wilderness, and breathtaking views. Embarking on this expedition is akin to stepping into a realm untouched by time, where every step unravels a new chapter in the book of nature.

    A Glimpse into History:

    Before delving into the intricacies of the trek, let's take a moment to appreciate the historical significance of Vasota Fort. Originally known as Vyaghragad, meaning "Fortress of Tigers," this ancient citadel served as a stronghold for several dynasties, including the Marathas and the Mughals. Its strategic location atop a hill provided a vantage point for monitoring the trade routes and guarding the surrounding territories.

    The Trekking Trail:

    The journey to Vasota Fort begins with a thrilling boat ride across the serene waters of Shivsagar Lake, adding an element of adventure right from the start. As you disembark on the shores of Met-Indavali, the trekking trail meanders through dense forests teeming with diverse flora and fauna. The path is adorned with towering trees, moss-covered rocks, and occasional glimpses of exotic birds and elusive wildlife.

    The ascent to Vasota Fort is moderately challenging, with steep inclines and rocky terrain testing the endurance of trekkers. However, every exertion is rewarded manifold as you reach the summit, where panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and the glistening waters of Koyna River unfold before your eyes like a masterpiece painted by nature.

    Camping Amidst Wilderness:

    For those seeking a more immersive experience, camping at the base of Vasota Fort is an absolute delight. Setting up tents amidst the wilderness, under the blanket of stars, offers a rare opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of urban life and reconnect with the primal rhythms of nature. As night descends, the crackling of bonfires and soulful melodies of folk songs create an ambiance of camaraderie and warmth, forging bonds that transcend cultural boundaries.

    Conservation and Sustainability:

    Amidst the allure of adventure, it's crucial to uphold the principles of conservation and sustainable tourism. The fragile ecosystem of Vasota Jungle warrants responsible trekking practices, such as carrying back all non-biodegradable waste, refraining from littering, and respecting the local flora and fauna. By treading lightly on the earth, we ensure that future generations can also revel in the pristine beauty of this natural marvel.

    In a world dominated by concrete jungles and artificial constructs, the Vasota Jungle Trek stands as a testament to the enduring allure of the great outdoors. It's a journey that transcends mere physical exertion, inviting us to delve deeper into our connection with nature and rediscover the joy of exploration. So, lace up your boots, pack your backpack, and embark on an adventure of a lifetime amidst the untamed wilderness of Vasota.