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One Day Monsoon Trek to Tandulwadi Fort on 31st Aug 2019 by Sahyadri Rangers
August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+5.5500₹
We Sahyadri Rangers invite you all for One Day Easy and Simple Fun Trek to Tandulwadi Fort on Saturday, 31st Aug 2019
Info About The Trek:
Fort Height : 1900 Ft
Type : Hill forts
Fort Range : Palghar
District : Thane
Grade : Medium
Tandulwadi is a hilltop fort which offers a great view of the confluence of rivers Vaitarna and Surya. Tandulwadi fort is situated about 5 km from Saphale Railway Station. This fort is one of the most beautiful spot for mumbaikars to visit in one day. In thirteenth century, King Bhimdevs kingdom comprised the cities of Shurparak (Nalasopara) and Mahikawati (Mahim). In 1454, Sultan of Ahmedabad captured Mahikawati. One Bhadurshah conferred the responsibility of Tandulwadi to a Mallik Allauddin. Later the fort was in the hands of Portuguese and then the Peshwas. There are remains of the fortification as we reach to the top. There is a square shaped water pond on the top of the fort. There is no water in any of these cisterns after monsoon. On this fort one can find herbs with medicinal values and different species of birds. It is located between forests and offers a thrilling climb in the last 45 minutes of the trek.
Details – First reference of this fort found in 15 century during the rule of Jafar Khan. It was used as watching tower. In 1509 Portugees took the fort. After it was conquered by Marathas in 1737 while Vasai Mohim.
What to see on the fort
* Water Cisterns
* Balle Killa main door
* Ruins of fortification
The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
We will start with Andheri –Dahanu Fast Local (time-table given below). Pls reach the station around 15 mins before the schedule time, as missing this local means missing the trek. Please take a return ticket upto Saphale. (Andheri to Dahanu has very few local running in 1.5 hours of intervals so do not miss the local )
Catch Andheri-Dahanu 7:38 A.M (fast)
8:49 – get down @ Saphale Station
Meeting Point: 08:55 am @ Saphale Railway Station on Saturday, 13th July 2019.
9:00 – move to base of fort by public vehicle
9:30 – @base, Tandulwadi
9:30 – small intro
09:45 – Breakfast
10:00 – Ascend
12:00 – at top, lunch, rest, exploration
2:30 – Descend
4:00 – at base
4:30 – move to Saphale 5:00 – @ Saphale Station
5:35 – move to Churchgate
Expenses for the Trek is 500/- per person.
Which includes Travelling from Saphale to Base Village & Back, Lunch, Morning Breakfast, Basic First Aid & Expertise charges.
For registration kindly transfer Rs 500/- per head in the following A/c (NEFT IMPS or RTGS Only)
UPI ID: [email protected]
PAYTM NO: 7666606704
Google Pay: 7666606704“
Things to Carry
Water Bottle ~2 Litres – Mandatory
Good trekking shoes , Extra pair of Clothes & Socks,
Carry some Biscuits, ready to eat food, chocolates, strepsils.etc
Enerzal powder , Glucon D, Lemon etc
Kindly carry your personal medicines if any.
A haversack to put all these things
Kindly note: – consuming Alcohol and Smoking is strictly PROHIBITED.
For confirmation please contact below mentioned numbers
Suraj Parab: 7666606704/7021945522