About Alang Fort:
Alang Fort (also Alangad) is a fort in Nashik district, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the three forts, the others being Madangad and Kulang, in the Kalsubai range of the Western Ghats. They are the most difficult to reach forts in Nasik District. A dense forest cover make these treks difficult. These three forts are a little neglected due to very heavy rains in the area and a difficult confusing path to the forts.
About Kulang fort:
Being in the same region of the three forts its said climb to Kulag is the most difficult. On the way up climbing, we come across patches of rock cut steps. It takes 6 hours to reach from Kulanwadi to the fort. On the fort to see around 5 water cisterns. From here we could also see Mahuli with the 3 pinnacles. One can also stay at the caves here.
About Madan fort:
The climb preferred is usually between Madan and Alang. The time taken could around 3-4 hours to reach the step after leaving Kulung fort. Over here rock climbing would be required as the wall of the steps was destroyed during the cannon fire. Use of a fixed rope is required. There is one large cave on this fort and 2 water cistern. The top of the fort is a huge plateau. On the fort, there are two caves, a small temple and 11 water cisterns. Remnants of buildings are spread over the fort. Kalasubai, Aundh Fort, Patta and Bitangad are to the east of the fort, Harihar, Trimbakgad and Anjaneri to its north and Harishchandragad, Aajobagad, Khutta (pinnacle), Ratangad and Katrabai to its south.
Itinerary for trek to Alang Madan and Kulung
Bard the slow Kasara Local train (N) from Mumbai CST
Meeting Point: Kasara Station near Ticket Counter 01:18hrs
01:30 Reach Kasara
02:30 Introduction, orientations & start travel up to Ambewadi
04:00 Rest for 2 hours
06:30 Wake up, Breakfast.
07:30 Trek begins
Reach the col between Alang and Madan, climb the rock patch of Madangad. Lunch Break on Madangad top. After lunch start Descending Madangad. Reach the col between Alang and Madan Start Ascending Alang Fort Reach the cave, dinner and rest for the day.
06:00 Wake up, Breakfast, Explore Alang.
Start Descending Alang fort. &trek towards Kulang fort, Lunch in the route. Reach the cave of Kulang fort. Dinner and rest for the day.
06:30 Wake up, Breakfast, explore Kulang fort.
09:00 Start descending, Kulang fort, reach Ambewad and have lunch.
15:30 Travel towards Kasara.
17:30 Reach Kasara.