And this time it was more difficult due to getting too late in the night, being around 12:00 PM in the clock.Another challenge!!!!! But there was no option but trying to stop vehicle. Again no one was stopping to help us. At last there were two men, stopped for dinner with their car. KSagar asked him whether they can drop us at Pali. But they were going through another route. Thinking about what to do we stood there on the road and trying to stop vehicles. After some time the man with the car asked us to sit and he changed the route for us and decided to go through Pali for us. Again getting help,we thanked god and headed towards Pali…………………...
Pachhapur is the same place where the Sambhaji Maharaj (the son Chhatrapti Shivaji Maharaj) and Akbar (the son of Aurangjeb) met. So reaching in half an hour we started hiking Sudhagad.
So exploring the things, we headed towards Sarkarwada which is now in dilapidated state. Taking rest for some time and clicking the images there, we headed towards Panta Sachivancha Wada.
Reaching Wada,there were people might be member of RSS preparing for Navratra celebration.getting some knowledge about fort,we explored the wada.There are banner fixed by TrekKshitij trekking group displaying the information and maps of the fort nearest places that can be visited. After clicking photos there we go ahead for exploring the Bhoraishwar temple and Chor darwaja.
After that we were on the way towards the Bhorai Devi’s temple which was the main goal of the visit to the fort. Being the cool environment, raining, fog around, we were enjoying every moment of trek. We got the information about temple from Pujari. There is one big bell in the temple which is originally from fort Vasai. And that was brought by Chimaji Appa here on the Sudhagad. Similar kind of bell is there at Bhīma Shankar temple. So clicking the group photo in front of the temple we started walking towards Mahadarwaja. It started raining heavily.
According to history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, He was going to give status as capital of Hindavi Swarajya to Sudhagad before Raigad. The Mahadarwaja which is just duplicate copy of darwaja at Raigad. This is the gate to which one can reach at the fort from Dhondase which is another base village of the fort.
And that was last point of trek to Sudhagad. So doing a lot of photo session there at the gate. We switch off the cameras and started our return journey towards Pachhapur. It was around 1:30 PM in the clock.