Food Arrangement: Carry bottled Water and Packed lunch for Trek to Peb
Height: 1564 ft approx
Total time required for climbing: 3 hours approx.
Total distance for climbing: 7 km one way approx.
Minimum participants required: 10
Maximum participants: 50
Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar
Duration: 1 Day
Cost App: Rs 500.00
Fort Peb is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai - Pune road, at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. This is the most beautiful one-day trek. But there is a dense forest on the way to the fort Peb. The fort is also named as ‘Vikatgad’. Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage.
Lohagad Fort Trek - 12th June 2016
Trek Grade: Easy
Endurance Level: Medium
Base village "Lohagadwadi"
Height of fort: 3400 ft approx.
Total time required for climbing: 2 hours from Malavli and 25 minutes from Lohagadwadi
Total distance for climbing: 5 km approx.
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: Rs 700.00
About Lohagad Fort:
Lohagad “Iron fort” is one of the many hill forts of Shivaji Maharaj. It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna and is situated on a wide range of the Sahyadri. 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. Best trekking route near Mumbai.
Rajmachi Fireflies Trek
Who are these beautiful Fireflies?
Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that helps to create light.
Rajmachi Fort has two stronghold forts, Shrivardhan and Manaranjan. Visible from Mumbai Pune Expressway on right hand side of Borghat. It is a famous spot for trekking. Rajmachi Fort is 16 km trekking distance from Lonavala there are many routes to reach Rajmachi Fort. We will be camping at Udhewadi Village located below the two Balekilla. Surrounded by huge waterfalls during monsoon you can view the beautiful kataldhar waterfall from Shrivardhan Fort. Rajmachi Fort has many caves used by trekkers for night halt. Pre monsoon the forest around the forts is glowing with Fireflies at night. You can also trek towards Kondane Caves during monsoon and enjoy the beautiful caves and waterfall. Rajmachi Fort is located strategically overlooking Borghat an historical trade route.
Places to visit at Rajmachi Fort
Udaysagar Lake constructed in 1712
Temple of Mahadev by the side of Udaysagar Lake
Temple of Bahiroba on the plateau near Shrivardhan and Manaranjan
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Fireflies and Lets Photograph Milkyway Galaxy 04th 05th June 2016
Join us for Night Photography and Camping on 4th 5th June 2016 at Bhandardara
The campsite will be at Samrad Village (Sandhan Valley) which is in the interiors of Maharashtra and one of the darkest spot in our state with least amount of light pollution. And with the absence of moon, you will witness the darkest night sky possible.
One may see the Milky Way with their naked eyes and spot numerous stars and galaxies that are never visible from the city. For all astrophotography lovers, we'll be taking some killer star-trails and milky way pictures. It's gonna be a treat for your lenses. Or if you get tired, you may chill in one of the open tents and immerse yourself under the sky filled with gazillion stars. Location: Samrad Village (Sandhan Valley)