Vasota stands tall amidst the dense evergreen forests of the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary and will mesmerize you with its beauty. Vasota also called Vyaghragad is famous for the dense forest and wildlife including leopards and wild bears!
Vasota is the most popular Jungle trek in Maharashtra. Situated on the western edge of the Satara District, Vasota is covered in dense forest all the way through. With panoramic view of the shiv saagar lake on the eastern side and surrounded by the river Koyna,
Vasota makes a special treat for trekkers. In Vasota there are two forts, juna Vasota and navin Vasota. Juna Vasota on top of babukada is not accesible. Trek to Vasota from MET Indavali will take approximately 4 hrs.
Located deep within the Koyna Wild Life sanctuary, the only to reach the base of Vasota is by a boat from Tapola or Bamnoli. Make sure you carry everything necessary for the trip along with you as Vasota is completely cut off from civilization.
Prior permissions for the trek needs to be taken from the forest athourities, normally you can get that done the same day as you plan your trek from Bamnoli.
Nisarga Agro Tourism Centre is the ideal place to stay in Tapola to arrange a trip to Vasota and you can also arrange for packed lunch from here to enjoy a great trek to this elusive fort in Maharashtra.