Trek to Raigad fort on 06 December 2015, Sunday
Height: 2900 feet
Cost: Rs 1800.00 per person
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 Maharaj 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 the 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 Maharaj and his dog Waghya is situated here.
Tentative itinerary for the event is as given below:
Meeting Point: Swami Narayan Mandir, Dadar (E) at 23:00 on Saturday.
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 tea in the way back.
Inclusion: Travelling from Dadar Raigad base village, back to Dadar by A/C Private Vehicle, 1 Breakfast, 1 Non-VEG Lunch and evening refreshments. TreksandTrails, India charges if any.
Exclusion: Emergency Medical evacuations if any required. Use of cable car for ascend or descend. Insurance and any item/event not mentioned in the inclusion list.
AVOID USING PERFUMES AND DEO ESPECIALLY FOR THIS TREK
Only chicken preparation will be served for non VEG lunch
We will be in Mumbai around 21:00 hrs (Subjective)
List of things required:
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 powder or Glucon D powder some snacks & biscuits. Extra pair of clothes.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding. ***Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer. ***
TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact, send us a text message.
Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
Payment made is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Jolas or Sling bags not recommended.
Disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk Profile:
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.
Wear good trekking shoes. Due to the monsoon season and various rock patches in this route, we recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. 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 outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.