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SHIKHAR VEDH:: One day trek to Lohgad & Bhaje caves on Sundays
June 30 @ 5:30 am - 8:30 pm UTC+5.5
An event every week that begins at 5:30 am on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019
We @ Shikhar Vedh have arranged a one day trek to Fort Lohgad & Bhaje caves in Lonavala region on Sundays
Batch Dates :
|June 2019||July 2019||August 2019|
|16th June||7th July||4th August|
|23rd June||14th July||11th August|
|30th June||21st July||18th August|
|28th July||25th August|
The cost of the trek is Rs. 800 / – per head
This includes Breakfast, Veg Lunch, Entry Fee for Bhaje caves, & Shikhar Vedh administrative Charges.
Little info about the fort :
Height: 3400 ft
Type: Hill Fort
Lohagad (literally “Iron fort” in Marathi) is one of the many hill forts of Chatrapati Shivaji. It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna and is situated on a side range of the Sahyadris. The Visapur fort is located on its eastern side. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. Historical records show that in the later Peshwa period, Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800 AD) built several structures in the fort such as a big tank and a step-well (bawali).
On the west side, there is a long and narrow wall-like fortified spur called Vinchukata (Marathi for Scorpion’s tail) because of shape.Lohagad has a long history with several dynasties occupying it at different periods of time: Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizamshahis, Mughals and Marathas. Shivaji captured it in 1648 CE, but he was forced to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 CE by the Treaty of Purandar. Shivaji recaptured the fort in 1670 CE and used it for keeping his treasury.
Trek Schedule :- SUNDAY
The journey starts with the Indrayani express. People interested should catch this train from respective stations with ticket till Malavli & meet at lonavala station. (Plz get your respected stations at least half an hour earlier, as there might be a long queue for the tickets)
Train Timings :- Indrayani Express
CST – 5:40 am
Dadar – 5.51 am
Thane – 6.14 am
Kalyan – 6.35 am
Lonavla – 8.00 am
Move forward to Malavali by local train (8 :15am at Lonavala station platform no 3).
Pune people :
Catch Pune Lonavala Local Train … Timings are as below
Pune Station: 06:27 Hrs
Shivaji Nagar : 06:33 Hrs
Malavali Station: 07:40 Hrs
08:25 Hrs: Move 2 Bhaje village
08:45 Hrs: @ Bhaje Village
Breakfast – Tea Time
09:30 Hrs: Ascend
Visit Bhaje caves en-route
11:00 Hrs: Atop Lohgad
Exploration rest etc (2 hrs approx)
13:30 Hrs: Descend
14:00 Hrs: @ Lohgadwadi
16:30 Hrs: @ Malavali Station
From there 2 Lonavla / Pune by local
Take train / bus to Mumbai.
We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00 Hrs (thts-subjective).
The charges for this trek is Rs 800/- per head,
Which includes Breakfast, Veg Lunch, Entry Fee for Bhaje caves, & Shikhar Vedh Charges.
Deposit Rs. 800/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for vehicle reservation
Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
IFSC code: ICIC0000268
Googlepay : 9702121373
Last date for registration: – 4 days prior to departure
Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking.
2. A bottle of water (3 Ltrs).
3. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
4. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits
5. Personal medicines.
6. A good trekking shoes, wind cheater.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here
Jagdish Patil (O): 09702121373 / 09869369836
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