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Everything About Vasota Fort

In a very remote area and around the Koyana Reservoir this fort is main attraction for the trekkers. This is an ancient fort, built in the period of 1178 AD to 1193 AD by the second King Bhoj banquet of Panhala. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj named this fort as ‘Vyaghragarh’ Vasota mountain top is estimated to be around 15 acres of crown. Here is to a large extent on the forest with presence of bears and other wild animals to a large extent today.

In a very remote area and around the Koyana Reservoir this fort is main attraction for the trekkers. This is an ancient fort, built in the period of 1178 AD to 1193 AD by the second King Bhoj banquet of Panhala. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj named this fort as ‘Vyaghragarh’ Vasota mountain top is estimated to be around 15 acres of crown. Here is to a large extent on the forest with presence of bears and other wild animals to a large extent today. On the fort there are some places to see such as Lime ‘ghana’, Hanuman temple, ‘Chandika’ temple and ‘Babukada’. On the top of the ‘Vasota’ there is old ‘Vasota’ which is higher than this ‘Vasota’. Here large numbers of bears are found. At the North side of the fort, there is ‘Mhataricha Anghata’ (Old lady’s toe), various mountain ranges and some part of ‘Shivsagar’ reservoir. Also from here beautiful view of sunset can be seen. Besideson in the fort there is castle and grain warehouse of Tai Telin. From this fort ‘Mahipatgarh;, ‘Sumargarh’, ‘Palgarh’ and ‘Mahimandalgarh’ can be seen.

Major Attractions:

  • New Vasota Fort
  • Babu Kada
  • Nageshwar
  • Boat Ride
  • Koyna wild life
  • Hanuman Temple and Mahadeo Temple
  • Tent Camping

It also looks panoramic view of the river and the situation of the bulk water. This ‘Vasota’ fort was used for the prison. The idols of God and substances of ‘Ramdas’ of‘ Sajjangarh’ were kept during Aurangjeb’s attack. Also, after the defeat in 1817, of Bajirao second in the battle of Khadaki, Pratapsingh Maharaj and his family was kept in this fort. Towards ‘Vasota’ fort on the way, there is a small diversion route, there is surprising another way of ‘Nageshwar’ Temple. This characteristic temple is built in the cave. Currently there is railing near the ‘‘Nageshwar’ cave. New ‘Vasota’ and drinking water lakes are situated at the ‘Nageshwar’. There is appearance of wild life also.

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