There are several forts named Jaigad and from that two Jaigad forts are situated in the same Ratnagiri district but one is a coastal one an other is located in a dense Jungle. The fort on the coast is recognised as Only "Jaigad" and the second one which is located in dense forest is known as "Jungli Jaigad" after its location.
Jungli Jaigad is one of the most interesting Jungle treks where we get to see real dense forest. This forest is part of Koyna WLS which is now part of Sahyadri Tiger Reserve. The forest around this fort acts like a wildlife corridor between Koyna and Chandoli forest.
Though Jungli Jaigad as a fort doesn't have much attraction, its location itself i extremely beautiful. We can get excellent view of Dense Jungle, Koyna Dam back waters, Kumbharli Ghat and the water body created by discharge of Koyna hydro electricity project stage 4 discharge. Practically we stand on the mountain which carries the stage 4 underground pielines. Trek is categorised as easy grade difficulty but medium grade endurance.
What is included in the tour
> Transport from Pune to Pune by Private vehicle.
> All food during the trek.(Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Day 1)
> Safety equipments.
> First Aid kit.
What is NOT included in the tour
> Mineral water,Cold drinks,Snacks etc.
> Dinner on Night 1.
> Anything not mentioned in the whats included list.
Height of Fort: 3087 Ft. Approx
Base Village: Navaja, Koynanagar
Distance From Pune: 210 Km approx.
Key Features of the Event:
> Fort is situated in the forest of Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary which is now part of Sahyadri Tiger Reserve. So beautiful Jungle around
> From the fort we can see the water discharge of fourth stage of Koyna Hydo electricity project.
> Excellent view of Kumbharli Ghat
Meeting Time and Place: Fergusson college main gate at 10:45 p.m.
>Start from Fergusson College by 11.00 p.m
> Reach Koynanagar
>Wake up call.
>After forest permissions start the trek
>Have Pack Lunch
>Sightseeing of fort
>Have Tea at Koynanagar
>Start Return Journey
>Dinner en route
>Reach Pune by 11.00 pm