Basic Info: Vasota is a fort located near Bamnoli in Satara. The height from sea level is 3,842 feet. Vasota trek offers a thrilling experience as you would be walking through a dense jungle and you would get some amazing views of the surroundings.
As its a jungle trek, ensure that you remain in your group all the time. The jungle is filled with wild animals like wild dogs, sloth bears, leopards and even tigers.
This is every trekkers dream trek as the beauty of the fort and the surroundings will take your breath away.
Routes: Vasota is to the south of Pune near Satara. Head on NH 4 from Pune to reach Satara which is at a distance of 110 kms from Pune Station. The State Bus Transport has many buses plying on this route, so the bus frequency to Satara from Pune is high. Once you reach Satara bus station, you need to reach the village Bamnoli which is the base village and at a distance of approx 40 kms from Satara.
From Bamnoli there are boats which will take you to the base of the fort. 1 to 1.5 hrs boat ride from Bamnoli, in the SHIVSAGAR LAKE water will take you the fort base to start your trek. The boat ride will cost you Rs. 2000 [1-12 persons]. Get a larger group for trekking as Rs.2000 is the default rate for 1 to 12 persons. So if you are a group of 4 it would cost you Rs.500 per person which is too much. Along the way you would get some breath taking views of the mountains surrounding the lake.