Monday, April 18, 2016

Akole Tourist Destination (Part-I)

The Sahyadris provide a wide choice of outdoor and adventure to all lovers of outdoor life - the trekker, the climber and the nature lover. Sahyadri mountain range full of trekking locations and forts build by ancient age peoples/ rulers and fortified and maintained by Shivaji Maharaj situated along the western side Maharashtra. Trekking destinations in Maharashtra are one of the best outdoors recreational activity to do, Sahyadri Mountain ranges of Maharashtra has many excellent tourist destination and best monsoons getaways around Mumbai and Nasik specially Akole region in Ahemadnagar. Akole has pleasant and very romantic climate throughout the year, which makes it one of the green corridor, surrounded by rolling hills and lush green forest along with number of forts and trekking places.

Figure 1-Akole is a city and taluka in Akole tehsil of Ahmednagar district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Akole is situated surrounded with the Sahyadri mountains of Western Ghats in India
Coming Monsoon, it’s time for Trekking and having fun in the rains in the midst of nature. A time all the Trekking enthusiasts wait for. It’s that time of the year where we wait for weekends just to discover a new trekking route, a new adventure, to have fun in the waterfalls on the trekking route, to have hot lemon grass tea, kanda bajiyas & butta on the trek & just embrace the nature. Here, some of best treks in Akole.
Forts
1.       Harishchandra Gad - (http://ran-kida.blogspot.in/2015/06/blog-post.html)
2.       Ratangad - (http://ran-kida.blogspot.in/2015/10/ratangad.html)
3.       Kalsubai peak
4.       AMK (Alang, Madan and Kulang gad) - (http://ran-kida.blogspot.in/2015/10/alang-madan-kulang-gad-trek.html)
5.       Kunjargad
6.       Kaladgad
7.       Patta Fort
8.       Pemgirigad
9.       Bitangad
10.   Sandhan Valley
11.   Muda/Gawaldev
12.   Pabargad
13.   Ghanchakkar
14.   Bhairavgad (Shirpunje)
15.   Aajobagad

Temples
16.   1. Amruteshwar – Ratanwadi
17.   2. Harishchandreshwar-Harishchandragad
18.   3. Sidhheshwar Temple- Akole
19.   4. Gangadhar Temple- Akole
20.   5. Narayaneshwar Temple- Kotul
21.   6. Tahakari Temple- Tahakari
22.   7. Hemadpanthi Temple- Sugao
23.   8. Mhaladevi Temple- Mhaladevi

Dams
24.   Bhandardara
25.   Randha Fall
26.   Nilwavde Dam

Rivers
27.   Pravara
28.   Mula
29.   Aadhala
30.   Mhalungi
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