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Khandas to Bhimashankar via Ganesh Ghat - A Trek in Video

The Ganesh Ghat route is an 8 kilometre moderately difficult trekking route that connects the sleepy village of Khandas with Bhimashankar temple. Along this trekking route you get the best view points to gaze at Bhimashankar's walls. Bhimashankar's walls are rocky sides of 1000 metre plateau on which the temple is located. These rocky sides are covered in lush green vegetation and cascading waterfalls in the monsoon season. This is a set of 5 videos that showcase this route on a rain drenched monsoon day. More information on this trek can be had on our article that covers this route in detail (opens in new window).

Khandas to Bhimashankar via Ganesh Ghat - a monsoon day trek

There are two trekking trails that connect Khandas with Bhimashankar. Among the two alternative trekking trails, Ganesh Ghat is a longer yet less challenging route. The 8 kilometre / 4 hour moderate trekking trail has the best view points to gaze at the majestic Bhimashankar walls. Nagphani peak, a snake hood shaped mountain and Paddar Killa, a huge rock tower are also visible from this trail. During the monsoons the trail is often enveloped in mist which makes this trail a photographer's delight. 

Monsoon day trek to Peth / Kothaligad fort

Kothaligad is a small funnel fort near Karjat (Maharashtra). The fort is also called "Peth Fort" because of its vicinity to Peth village. Unlike other funnel hill forts, the pinnacle or the funnel is carved from the inside, forming a circular staircase that reaches the top. The superlative view from the top of the pinnacle combined with this unique and awe-inspiring engineering feat definitely deserves a visit. 
Kothaligad is accessible via a moderate 5.6 kilometre / 3 hour trek starting from the road head at Ambivali village. A dirt road connects Peth village to Ambivali and this makes Peth village accessible with a motorcycle or with a four wheel drive vehicle. However, we recommend that you park at Ambivali and walk to Kothaligad, because there are some stellar view points along the way.