If you are visiting Karjat, the Kothaligad fort is a place you cannot forget to visit. Located at a height of 3100 feet, this fort is conical in shape and has a cave and temple at its base. There is an interesting history behind the name of the fort. It is called “Kothaligad” since the shape of the fort resembles that of the kothala (intestine) removed from the stomach.
To reach Kothaligad, you have to perform a simple trek from the Peth village located at its base. The ascent is less torturous due to its small height and easy climbing. On reaching the summit you will get a magnificent view of the Konkan Field, the Ghats, Paddar killa, Wandre Khind pass and the entire Matheran range. The best time to visit this fort is after the monsoon when there is no visibility issue and you can see waterfalls cascading down the lush green Sahyadri ranges. This place is also famous for its night trek.