Treks and Trails India Raigad Fort Trek on 01 August 2015 

 
Summary:
 
Name: Raigad
Type: Hill
Height: 2900 feet
Grade: Easy
Cost: Rs 1800.00 per person
About:
 
Raigad Fort is a magnificent hill fortress, situated in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It lies approximately 125 km away from Pune and serves as one of the major excursion of the city. The fort once served as the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji, the Great Maratha king, in the 1674. It was around this time only that Shivaji was crowned the King of a Marathi kingdom. Perched at an altitude of 1350 m (4530 ft) above sea level, Raigad fort falls under the Sahyadri Mountain range of India. The main structures inside the Raigad Fort, which today stands mostly in ruins, comprise of the Queen's Quarters, Public Durbar, Watch Towers, Darwazas (gateways), etc. The Queen's Quarters consist of six chambers in total, meant for the queen and her attendants. The main place situated inside the fort was largely constructed out of wood. However, apart from its base, made up of pillars, hardly anything else remains. One can also be witness to the ruins of the three watch towers, which were once used to spot any threat from a distance. The main entrance of the Raigarh Fort comprises of the Maha Darwaja, which is colossal and provided protection from the enemies. However, the king as well as his convoy used to move through the Palkhi Darwaja. The three dark and deep chambers, situated to right of the Palkhi Darwaja, are believed to have served as the granaries of the fort. One of the main attractions of theRaigad Fort is a magnificent statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji, sited opposite the ruins of the main market avenue. The samadhi (tomb) of Shivaji and his dog Waghya is situated near the avenue only. 
Tentative itinerary for the Event is as given below:
 
Meeting Points: Swami Narayan Mandir, Dadar (E) at 10:30pm on Friday or Pick up point near Vashi Main Bridge, at 11:15pm
Travel by private vehicle till the base.
Breakfast at the base
Start our trek by 5 am
Reach the top, lunch, explore n descend
Reach the base till 3 pm
Start the return journey, evening refreshments on the way and reaching Mumbai by 9.30 pm tentatively.
Note: *** AVOID USING PERFUMES AND DEO ESPECIALLY FOR THIS TREK **** We will be in Mumbai around 21:00 hrs (Subjective)
 
Inclusion: Travelling from Dadar to Dadar by A/C Private Vehicle, 1 Breakfast, 1 Veg Lunch and Evening refreshments. TreksandTrails, India charges if any.
 
Exclusion: Emergency Medical evacuations if any required. Insurance and any item/event not mentioned in the inclusion list. 
List of things required:
 
Haversack and Wind Cheater to keep hands free. Water Bottle 3 Litters. Personal medicines. Camera (Optional). Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at own risk). Snugly fitting canvas shoes / Sports shoes, Torch with spare set of batteries, Safety pins, Electoral or Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder some snacks & biscuits. Good trekking shoes, Extra Pair of Clothes, Plastic bag to keep clothes dry.
Treks and Trails rules:
 
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding. ***Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer. ***
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 us a text message.
5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
6. Payment made is non refundable and non transferable.
7. Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags.
Treks and Trails Advisory Note:
 
Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek. It’s not a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking exploration. Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments. Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, 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. Due to the Monsoon season we recommend you to please take care at every place while walking /climbing / trekking. Rains are expected so please double pack your valuables in plastic bags to save them from getting wet. ***No plastic littering on the way or in hills/mountains ***
Disclosures on medical conditions
 
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.
 

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