Base village of Fort Shindola -Karanjale
The first glimpse of Shindola Fort from Karanjale.
Group having Tea.
Start of the trek.
Introduction round with Rules and Regulations.
The Captain - Divakar
An initial climb.
काटेसावर - फुल.
Towards the first plateau.
Vaibhavi and Shweta.
Nimgiri Fort seen from the plateau.
Hadsar fort seen from the plateau.
Some birds - ID please.
Every Tree has its own personality.
Katesavar in the background of NImgiri.
Some chitchat and rest on the plateau.
Pangara Flowers. पांगारा ची फुले
No shelter, no shed, no tree through out the way. Need of Plantation.
A steep climb.
They are observing others.
Shantanu and Raj
Some wild flowers.
After crossing the first plateau.
Towards the col of Shindola.
A water cistern near the col.
One has to traverse the rocks.
Base village - Bagadwadi. One can start the trek from this village too.
Steps carved on the rocks....
Ganesh Murti, carved in rocks at the entrance of Fort Shindola.
Bastion and fortification to guard the entrance door.
Some fortification - in ruins
Couple of water cisterns on the fort. Only one has a potable water. No fishes inside.
A dried water cistern - people used it for a rest and sat in the shade of the cistern wall.
A road above the Malshej Ghat and Pimpalgaon Joga backwater - seen from the top of the fort.
The route that we took while climbing up.
Another view of a group of water cisterns.
The only shelter on the top...Dhamni trees.
Honeybees...muddling on the wet land in the water cisterns.
Top of the fort.
People enjoying a surrounding view from the top.
Magnificent Harishchandragad seen from top of the Shindola Fort.
At the entrance... while descend.
Narrow patch at the entrance of the fort.
Manohar and Swara.
Descending a steep patch near 1st plateau
Fort Shindola in the background.
Flowers of Khrist Thorn ( करवंद )