MUMBAI TREKS

1. Lohagad Fort:

About:

Fort: Lohgad.

Region: Lonavla.

Height: 3400 ft

Grade: Easy

Lohagad Dargah

 

 History:

Lohagad “Iron fort” is one of the many hill forts of Chatrapati Shivaji. It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna of the Sahyadris range. 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.

Places to See: Pawna Lake, Ganesh Darwaza, 16 Koni Talav, Vinchukanta, attractive beauty of the pinnacle of this hilly terrain.

Hoe to Reach:

By Train: Nearest Station is Malawli

By Road: Mumbai Pune Expressway.

 

2. Sagargad:

 

Summary:

 

Height: 1357 ft

 

Grade: Easy

 

Time: Maximum 3 hrs from Khandale, base village

 

Location: Alibaug, Raigad District

Sagargad Trekking

 

About:

WHY YOU SHOULD GO FOR CAMPING

rajmachi Camping

Camping is an elective outdoor recreational activity. Generally held, participants leave developed areas to spend time outdoors in more natural ones in pursuit of activities providing them enjoyment. Camping may involve sheltering in the open air, a tent, caravan, motor home, or primitive structure.

Camping Places near Mumbai and Pune:

Rajmachi:

Rajmachi (Udhewadi) is a small village in the rugged mountains of Sahyadri in India. The fortification at Rajmachi consists of two forts , namely Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan Fort. Rajmachi Fort is a popular trekking destination.It is a very famous fort located near two famous hills of Maharashtra, Lonavala and Khanadala.

Little info about the fort

Type: Hill Fort

Height: 3600 Feet above MSL (Approx)

Grade: Easy- medium

Range: Karjat.

Pavana:

Pawana camping is situated on the bank of the Pawana dam. Pawana Dam is 50 km from Pune  and 10 km from Lonavala. You can see the lake water easily from this location. Also this place is surrounded by four major forts named Tung, Tikona, Lohagad and Visapur. Special attraction of Pawana Camping is  water view site, music with dance, camp fire, BBQ and  homemade dinner/ lunch and activities like boating, horse riding, repelling and rifle shooting.

Kolad:

Kolad is a village, in Raigad district, Maharashtra State, India. It is 117 km from Mumbai on the National Highway no 17 (Mumbai-Goa). It lies on the banks of River Kundalika.Kolad has a varied climate; spring (March to May) is hot and sultry, while the monsoon season (June to September) is accompanied by heavy rain falls. Winters are during November and February and are characterized by medium level of humidity and cool weather. The best time to visit here is from June to March.Kolad is fast gaining recognition due to resorts which provide river rafting opportunities on the Kundalika River.

Kamshet:

Kamshet is located in Pune district in the state of Maharashtra, India, 110 km from Mumbai City, and 45 km from Pune in Pune district. It is 16 km from the twin hill stations of Khandala and Lonavala[1] and is accessible by road and rail from Mumbai (Bombay) and Pune. Kamshet is surrounded by immense scenic beauty, and is home to small villages that are built in the traditional style.Kamshet has a Cold semi-arid climate bordering with tropical wet and dry with average temperatures ranging between 20 to 26 °C (68 to 79 °F).Kamshet experiences three seasons: summer, monsoon and a winter.

Ratanwadi:

Ratanwadi is small village situated on the Kalsubai Mountain, In Maharashtra in which  the famous Ratangad Fort. It is considered to be the base point for trekkers coming here for trekking. There is also an old Amruteshwar Temple situated at this village, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a remote village which is quite far from the main town. Travelling by road to this village is not easy, as the connecting roads are rough and not well maintained. Boat rides from Arthur Lake to this village is a better option as compared to travelling by road. Moreover, it takes around 20 minutes to walk from the place where the boat drops the travellers to reach Ratanwadi village.

What to Bring on a Camping Trip:

Each camping trip proves to be a unique experience. There are many wonderful things that nature has to offer. But, no matter where you’re headed, a few things should always come with you.

camping equipment

 

Things to Pack for Camping

 

1. A Tent, Tarp, and Sleeping Bag

 

2. A pot, pan, dishes, utensils, and fire-starting materials (preferably waterproof matches or a butane lighter)

 

3. A utility knife and length of rope

 

5. Plenty of water (get gallon sizes for cooking and cleaning)

 

6. Energy rich, easily prepared foods and snacks (think items like pasta, beans, ground beef, peanut butter, chicken, trail mix, and oatmeal)

 

7. Plenty of clothing (a good rule of thumb in temperate areas is enough for two to three layers daily)

 

8. A tight-closing cooler to store your food items in

 

9. Hand sanitizer and soap.

 

10. Outdoor gear like fishing poles and hiking equipment.

TREKKING POLES

trekking-poles

How to Choose:

Pole adjustment mechanism :

The lever lock action trekking poles are generally easier, more durable and quicker to adjust than twist lock products. After extensive testing we also feel that nearly all of the lever lock style mechanisms just plain outlast the twist lock style and are less troublesome like the twist lock poles can be on dusty trails. This is becoming less of a big deal because just three or four years ago there were only one or two companies using a lever lock and now a majority of the contenders in our review use one.

Number of Sections and Overall Design:

There are three major designs that nearly all trekking poles use; two section telescoping, three section telescoping and folding/tent versions, and each style offers distinct advantages and disadvantages.

Weight:

Obviously lighter is better than heavier. One thing to take into consideration about trekking pole weight is when compared with larger items like packs or tents, there doesn't appear to be nearly as big a difference between different trekking pole weight. For instance in our review the biggest difference from the heaviest pole to the lightest pole was 14 ounces with most poles fitting into a 10 ounce range, adding 5 ounces to each arm.

Grips Ergonomics and Material:

There are numerous styles of handles available primarily using three different types of materials; cork, rubber, and foam. Each of these materials offer different advantages and some disadvantages. Overall, cork grips are a favorite because they break into the shape of your hands like a Birkenstock sandal does to your foot. They are cooler than rubber grips, but heavier and maybe a touch sweatier than foam grips. Rubber grips don't absorb any water, where as cork can absorb a little bit of moisture and foam can absorb a lot. Rubber grips are really better for people who want to use their poles mountaineering, snowshoeing, skiing or other winter sports. Foam grips also feel the least cold, something that's not an issue for most backpackers but a bigger factor for climbers and mountaineers.

Material:

Aluminum and carbon fiber are the two most popular materials used in trekking pole construction. Carbon is lighter, stiffer and generally stronger, but if they take an impact and get a dent or a crack, they are done. Comparatively aluminum is slightly heavier, but can take a dig or two and keep on trekking.

SAVE THE TIGER

Reason for Tiger Disappearing:

Deforestation:

Deforestation

Forests is being cut down for various purposes like paper, palm, housing, furniture, firewood, etc.

Deforestation has been the cause of a truly massive number of species extinction in modern times and historical times. It always lacks the large biodiversity of its previous state. With the disappearance of the original forest, many species go extinct , and many that don’t lose a great deal of their genetic diversity and variation. 

 

Illegal Trade:

tigers skin