by Infinity Adventures
Places of Interest: Waterfall, Underground Volcanic Caves & Fort Sada
Distance: Trekking distance can be 8 to 18 kms
To & fro Motorable distance is about 140 kms.
Location: In the ranges of the Western ghats, just 60 kms from Belgaum, this fort having resisted the hard test of time for about three centuries, is in a little ruined condition & speaks of the great Maratha warriors who ruled this remote territory.
Physically, Fort Sada is located on the edge of a hill, being surrounded by dense forests at its east & south. To the north & the west are very deep forested valleys of Maharashtra & Goa respectively. This must have added for the security of the fort making it practically impossible for enemies to climb over. Still more, thick jungles & breath-taking valleys add to the simply magnificent scenic beauty of the fort.
There are centuries old step wells of typical shapes which still supply fresh water. An hour of strenuous walk can lead to a 200+ feet waterfall deeper in the jungles. A quite trekker can be lucky to see a bear or a bison or a stag. A luckier may see a leopard or a tiger too.
Another exciting part of Sada is the underground caves which have been formed due to volcanic eruptions some thousands years ago. A visit to fort Sada can be designed to the need of anyone – a petty walker, an athlete or a serious trekker.
About the Trek: During monsoons the trek begins 3 or 4 kms before the small village Sada. While the fort is just at the lip of the village, it can take about an hour or so to go around the fort. A gradual descend & then a steeper will lead to the splendid Sada Waterfall, while a steeper ascend in an exactly opposite direction will lead to the mystical underground volcanic caves high on the plateau at about 2900 ft above sea level. Trekking distance can be 8 to 18 kms depending upon the season & road conditions. To & fro Motorable distance is about 140 kms.
Infinity Adventures in Belgaum has been organizing trekking for many years.
Infinity Adventures arranges trek to this spot and people may contact them:
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