Treks and Trails invites you for a weekday trek to Khoj fort on 4th Dec 2014


Height: 3200 feet
Grade: Medium
Time: Maximum 2.5 hrs from Waghote, base village
Location:Palghar region
Minium: 6 participants
Maximum:25 participants
Cost: Rs 300.00 per participant

About the place:

Kohoj fort can be reached from the Vaghote village on Palghar - Wada road. At the base of the fort is a lake which gives beautiful reflection of the fort. It takes 2 hours approx from the village to reach the plateau. On the plateau of the fort, a temple of Lord Shankar and 3 groups of water cisterns can be seen. Fortification and remains of settlements also can be seen at some of the places. On the way that stretches from the right side of the temple up the hill, there are three large water cisterns; two of which contain potable water. On the top of this hill we come across a bastion and a temple of Lord Hanumana. There many natural pinnacles formed due to wind-erosion, two of them are man-shaped pinnacle which is one of the greatest wonder of nature’s creation. Very few of the historical evidences are coherent to this fort. Looking at its well-dug water cisterns, the fort can be said to be belonging to the Bhoj-period but no such evidences are available. In 16th century, Portuguese captured this fort from the King of Gujarat. They constructed fortifications and bastions on this fort. Later, in 18th century, Peshwe conquered this fort in their campaign of 1737. Afterwards the fort remained under the British rule.Whats the plan?
Meet at Boisar Railway Station, ticket counter at 8:20 am.

How to travel?
Participants on westernline can board in the Churchgate - Dahanu local train which leaves Churchgate at 5.24 am and halting
Mumbai Central: 5.33 am
Dadar 5:40
Bandra: 5.44
Andheri: 5.54
Borivali: 6.08
Vasai: 6.33
Virar: 6.45
Palghar: 7:25

Participants from Centralline can board in the Dombivali - Boisar Train which starts from Dombivali at 5:37am and reaches Boisar at 8:10am.

TreksandTrails Itinerary for TreksandTrails trek to Khoj fort is !!!

 08:45 Breakfast at Palghar

09:00 Travel to base village by private jeep
09:30 Introduction, expectation setting with, rules to be followed, orientation.
10:00 Start the trek
12:30 On the plateau - Explore the fort & Lunch break
15:30 Descend
17:30 Reach Palghar railway station
19:30 Travel to Mumbai by trainNote: The cost of the event would be Rs. 300.00, please carry yor own pack lunch

Inclusion: Transport from Palghar railway station to Khoj fort base village & Back, Breakfast & Tea, TreksandTRails expertise charges if any.
Exclusion: Emergency Medical evacutions if any required, Insurance and any item/event not mentioned in the inclusion list.

TreksandTrails recommends things to Carry
Water bottle 3 Litres, Torch with Extra batteries
Cap, Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other costly ornaments
Electoral or Glucon D powder, some ready to eat food like Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Towel, Napkins, Extra Pair of clothes. Polythene bag for your garbage, 2-3 bunch of papers (Optional), wear good trekking shoes
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, etc.)
Please do not carry sling bags or jholas. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that one has hands free while trekking. ***No plastic littering on the way or in hills/mountains.***Note:
Kindly carry 1 Identity proof atleast for the trek. It’s not a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR.
We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking exploration.
The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it.
Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments, etc.
Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, e.g. drinking, smoking, etc.
Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewelry, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or even local people.

Rules:
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
3. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact. send a text message we will call you back.
5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
6. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at own risk)
7. Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags on treks.

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