Dhodap Fort in Nashik is heaven for trekkers. Because of its location, which is 4750 ft. above sea level and steep ascent trekkers regard the fort as one of the best places on earth. The hill on which the Dhodap Fort is located is actually the third highest hill in Maharashtra.
The cool breeze along with the setting sun offers one of the most mesmerizing experiences at Dhodap Fort. Tourists visit the fort because of the daring adventure that it can offer along with the gorgeous natural beauty and ancient and attractive caves.
Dhodap Fort in Maharashtra is located in the Nashik district. The fort is situated around 60 km from Nashik city. Apart from the trekking thrill, the fort has some other things as well which grip the attention of the tourists.
There is a tank inside the Dhodap Fort with an idol of Lord Hanuman. It also has a Jagdamba temple that is revered by the tourists.
Then there is a tunnel, which is 5 m wide. The best part which fun lovers admirer is the pointed cliff, known by the name of Shembi. Another cliff equally enchanting is called Ikhara. It is a daunting cliff on the eastern side of the Dhodap Fort and gives a tough time to the trekkers. However, the rock climbers enjoy trekking on it.
There are plenty of caves as well at the bottom. There are temples also inside the caves that are in good condition. There is a cow made of stone inside the fort, which the visitors find very attractive. There are many legends attached to this cow. Locals believe that on “Vasubaras” this cow moves inside the fort by the distance of 4 grains.
The historical link of this fort is also captivating. Dhodap Fort played a crucial part during the Peshwa period as Raghobadada Peshwa made a plot against Madhavrao Peshwa inside the boundaries of the fort. King Shivaji also visited the form, once while he was returning from Surat.