Vasota Fort

Bamnoli, Maharashtra

Best suited for first timers & children

Description :

Vasota fort is popular for its adventurous & thrilling trek through the thick forest surrounded by a river. During the 16th century, this fort was under the rule of Maratha’s, Shirke’s and More’s. Shivaji Maharaj took charge of this fort in 1665. more



6 kms


Max. Altitude

3,842 ft



3 hrs


Approx Cost

INR 1200


Best Months



Route Type

In & Out

What to Expect:





Water at start

Food at start

Getting there :

Closest City: Satara

By private transport: • Follow google directions to the start point using the button above and then take a ferry to reach the starting point of the trek. By public transport: • From Mumbai/ Pune, one can catch a direct bus for Satara from where the base village Bamnoli is 40 kms. Direct buses do operate between Satara and Bamnoli village (INR 50) (6 am, 8 am, 9 am and so on) Boat ride details for Vasota Fort • From Bamnoli village, one needs to take a boat ride to cross the Koyna River and reach the base of Vasota Fort. The boat ride will cost INR 3540, which is the default rate for 1-12 persons. So make sure you go in a larger group. Also, if you aren’t a big group, look for other groups who are doing bookings at the office there and ask if they can accommodate you. • There is hotel Jai Bhiravnath at Bamnoli; you can do bookings there as well. Location : ( Getting back: • The last boat for Vasota will be at around 11:00 am so make sure you reach early. • Boat rides happen at regular interval starting from 7:30 am and the boat takes around 1 hour to reach the base of the Vasota Fort.

Aditional information :
• Vasota fort is closed every Wednesday and on the bigger occasions like 31st Dec and during monsoon months. So, please enquire before you commence the trek • The trek remains closed from mid-June to mid-October.

Entry Fee: • Rs.30- Entry Fee to sanctuary • Rs.150- Boat parking fee • Rs.200 - Mandatory guide charges • Rs.100 - Tiger fee • Rs.50 - Camera Charge

Food,Water and Stay on the trek: • Carry your own food & plenty of water with you while going to Vasota fort trek. For Night Stay in Bamnoli village: • You can camp at the Bamnoli at the ferry starting point beside the river if it gets late while returning. • For accomodation in Bamnoli, Hotel Jai Bhairvanath, Bamnoli, Contact person – Dhanaji Sankpal , Contact no – 9421216232 • Government guest house is also available. Charges: 500rs/per room.

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Trailleo Team