There are numerous places in India which remain undiscovered and unexplored. In this article, I would be talking about one such place. The name of the place is Vishramgadh. This place is one of the most underrated places in India because it has everything required in order to be claimed a perfect weekend destination but for some reason, it hasn’t managed to earn the fame it truly deserves. In this article, I would tell you all you need to know about Vishramgadh.
Vishramgadh – Why Is This Place The Perfect Weekend Getaway?
About the place
The best part about going to this place is that many parts of Vishramgadh still remains unexplored. So, you might come across places which nobody has ever seen or heard of. When you visit this place, you would be coming across a lot of rivers, forests and waterfalls which would certainly cherish your mood. One more important fact about this place is that it has a lot of history and there are certain places which would give you a feel of medieval times. It is popularly known as the wine capital in India and serves as the perfect weekend away if you are looking to avoid the city life and get a little peace and relaxation.
How to reach the place
Vishramgadh is well connected by road, rail and air. If you are planning to come here via roadways then you wouldn’t be facing any problems as the city is well connected with the state highways. If you are coming here by rail then you would need to book your ticket till Vishramgadh Railway Station, from the station you could hire a cab. From the station, your exact destination is located at a distance of about 50 kilometres. If you are planning to come here via air then you would need to book your tickets to Mumbai Airport. From the airport, your destination is located at a distance of nearly 180 kilometres and would be taking you around 4 hours. From the airport, you can either rent a private cab or take the state buses.
Best time to visit
Honestly, Vishramgadh is one of the few places in India which can be visited throughout the year. However, different seasons come along with different advantages and disadvantages. The best time to visit this place would be from September – December, during this time the climate is really cool and you can think of trekking as well. The region receives heavy rainfall during the monsoons, so if you are comfortable to walk through wet roads and face a little harassment then you can think of visiting this place during the rainy season. It is said that this place looks the best during the monsoons, so a little harassment to witness the beauty of this place sounds like a fair deal. If you are coming here during the summer then you can expect hot winds and exhaustion. If you take my advice don’t visit this place during the summer because it becomes really hectic to roam around the city.
Best places to visit
As I said in the beginning that this place has many unexplored places, so make it a point that you roam around the place as much as possible. There is a possibility that you might come across something which no one has ever seen before. There are numerous popular places here like Patta Fort which is located at a height of 1400 metres. It is said that this is the place where Shivaji had come to rest. It is said that the fort was constructed in the 14th century. It has a lot of ancient history and the rule of Bahamani Empire, Nizam Ahmednagar and Mughals. Since this place is considered to be a weekend getaway it may not be possible for you to visit all the places, I would try to narrow it down to the top 5 activities and places for you.
1. Trekking Expedition to Vishramgadh / Patta Fort
Have you never tried trekking? Then this is the perfect place for you to begin. The trekking expedition is really easy and even amateurs can climb to the top without facing any difficulty. The forest department has done an exceptional job in creating steps and gazebos which makes the climb fairly easy for an average traveller. There was a Rajwada site near the fort but now it has turned into ruins and you could only see bricks of that site. The fort has been maintained in a good condition and if you notice the architecture here you would be stunned by the detailed architecture of that time. Make sure you charge your phones and carry a camera because you would certainly feel like to take pictures.
2. Mhaiswalan Ghat
While trekking down the fort you would be coming across this Ghat. The view from this ghat is simply marvellous. You would get to see the valleys and mountains and the winds blowing here would surely cherish your mood. When you get down from this Ghat you would be coming across the local village here. in the village, there is a temple of Jatayu and it has a lot of Indian mythological significance. It is said that it is the same site where Lord Ram had met Jatayu during his final moments. This place has numerous stories associated with it and it shouldn’t be missed out by you when you are coming to this place.
3. Sri Laxman Giri Maharaj Cave
Before you visit this Vishramgadh make sure that you check your calendar to find out when is Purnima. The reason why I asked you to do so is that on the night of Purnima the followers of Sri Laxman Giri gather at this site and offer prayers. In order to visit this cave, you would need to travel to Pattawadi village. Nearby the cave, there is a small waterfall and from this very place, you can take a trek to the fort. It is said that this fort was a watchtower during the ancient times as you can get a view of the entire village from the fort. When you visit this cave, make sure you remain silent because you don’t want to disrupt the mediation which goes inside these caves. Nearby the cave there is a newly constructed hall, so if you want you can crash here for the night.
I agree that Vishramgadh doesn’t have many places for sightseeing but the ones it has are good enough to keep you entertained. If you have been looking for a place where you could just sit back and relax in the midst of nature then Vishramgadh is the perfect place for you. So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets and leave for Vishramgadh right now!