Trek to Raigad Fort on 8th February 2014 starting Saturday night
Hey friends, we at Treks & Trails, India, are glad to announce Trek to Raigad Fort on 8th February 2014 – TreksandTrails India on Saturday Night 10:30pm
Little about the fort
Fort Height: 2900 feet
Trek to Raigad Fort Details
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, Raigarh fort falls under the Sahyadri Mountain range of India.
The main structures inside the Raigad Fort, which today stands mostly in ruins, comprise of
Queen's Quarters, Public Durbar, Watch Towers, Darwazas (gateways), etc. The Queen's Quarters consist of six chambers in toto, 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.
The tentative itinerary for the Event is as given below:
Swami Narayan Mandir, Dadar (E) at 10:30pm on Saturday
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.
The cost for the trek is Rs 1700/- per head
* Traveling from Dadar to Dadar by A/C Private Vehicle
* Breakfast – Lunch and Evening refreshments.
Note: Registrations through phone calls only.
Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (must)
Lunch for the day
Water (at least 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food like Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Towel, napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (Optional)
Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Medicine those if u require usually
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried, so that your hands are free while trekking. Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other costly ornaments.
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Few rules we would like our participants to follow
We follow a strict policy of "no trace" trekking,
"Take nothing but memories and photographs, leave nothing but footprints".
Rules & Regulations:
Do Not Litter: Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.
No Smoking and alcohol : Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. NO REFUND will be provided.
(Smoking will only be permitted before the trek starts and after the trek is over with prior consultation of the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.)
Respect the Heritage: Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with our trek mates.
Be a group: It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.
Pay attention: Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Treks & Trails, India, it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
Any violation of the above rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or event, and no refund is admissible in such cases.
Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
Treks & Trails, India reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.