Friday, 25 June 2010

Forts of Konkan 46 : Kille Dhak Bahiri किल्ले ढाक बहिरी


Location:
Dhak, Tal. Karjat, Dist. Raigad
Hill Fort

Things to see:
The fort has remnants of some old walls and 5-6 water cisterns. It is known for its cave of God Bahiri which is a deity of local Thakar Adivasis. This cave is located on a pinnacle which is separated from Dhak fort plateu by a narrow gorge. There are some rock cut steps and a very narrow path made on the rock. One has to take support of the ropes made with creepers on the way. The cave has some rock cut pillars. There are also two water cisterns. From the fort one can view Rajmachi, Duke's Nose, Manikgad, Karnala, Bhimashankar etc.

Past:
Not much is known about the past.

Present:
The fort is more popular for its thrill in the climbing of Bahiri cave.

Nearby attractions:
Kondheshwar Mandit near Jambhivali village.

How to reach:
By your own vehicle:
Follow the route as given below to reach,

Mumbai
Panvel
Karjat Gaurkamat Dhak
Goa
ChiplunPen
Khopoli
Kolhapur Pune


By public transport:
Reach Karjat by trains from Mumbai, Pune and Kolhapur. If one wants to come by the ST buses then one has to reach Panvel or Khopoli and then take local buses for Karjat. While coming from southern Konkan and Goa reach Panvel by bus or train and then take bus or train for Karjat.

Nearby Places for stay:
Karjat