As there are various forts in Maharashtra state of India and most of them are popular due to their historical values. But very few forts are known as best spiritual tourist destination. Sajjangad Fort is also one of them.
Since my childhood days I have read some of the spiritual books written by Saint Ramdas and Sajjangad Fort was his living place that is why I was very eager to visit here. Emperor Shivaji was also one of the great followers of Saint Ramdas and he also was a frequent visitor of Sajjangad.
Once we all friends were talking about our next tourist destination and Prashant – my one of the friend suggests about Sajjangad. We all started planning for the trip and one the day of departure we were around 6 friends Prashant, Harish, Yogesh, Anup, Mayur and Me. Prashant and Harish had already visited Sajjangad before on the occasion of Das Navami which is a festival celebrated every year on the on birth day of Saint Ramdas.
Fort is located near Satara City. Satara is around 140 Km away from my living place and we all friends decided to travel by bike. It was really nice bike riding experience. We reached at the base of the fort around at 11:30 AM. There is a well maintained road up to the top of the fort so you can take your vehicle up to there. After climbing some easy steps you will enter in the fort. Sajjangad is really a very safe fort to visit with family and kids.
There is a beautiful temple of Saint Ramdas on the top of fort. As it is a spiritual tourist spot so there are various facilities for devotees. There is free lodging facility including food service as well. On every day, on around 12 noon you can enjoy free food offered to god. Kheer is one of the sweet dishes in India and I have enjoyed the best Kheer made by wheat only on Sajjangad Fort. We enjoyed the food here and as I said Kheer was too tasty.
There are some other temples as well to visit on Sajjangad. We visited all of them and it was really a nice experience of wandering on fort. There was beautiful greenery around cool, pleasant air was also to refresh us. After spending some time on fort we move towards the Thoseghar waterfall. It is also a beautiful sightseeing spot but quite risky as well. So I would like to suggest that keep the safe distance from the security wall of the waterfall. You can see so any monkeys here but they can hurt you if you create any trouble for them.
If you have to enjoy a nice family trip to peaceful, less crowded tourist spot then Sajjangad fort is really an ideal spot. I hope I would visit here with my family as well.