Kohoj Fort Trek


Kohoj Fort Trek 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 stretchesfrom 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.

Event Details

Kohoj Fort Trek - Event Details

Height: 3200 feet
Grade: Medium
Time: Maximum 3 hrs from Waghote, base village
Location: Palghar region

Event Dates

 

Kohoj Fort Trek - TBA

Event Itinerary

Kohoj Fort Trek - What’s the plan?

Meet at Palghar railway station, ticket counter at 7:30 am.

How to travel?


Participants using Western railway can board in the Churchgate - Dahanu local train which leaves Churchgate at 5.24 am and halting
5:33 Mumbai Central
5:40 Dadar
5.44 Bandra
5.54 Andheri
6.08 Borivali
6.33 Vasai
6.45 Virar
7:25 Palghar

TreksandTrails Itinerary for trek to Khoj fort !!!


07:40 Breakfast at Palghar
08:10 Travel to base village by private jeep
09:00 Introduction, expectation setting with, rules to be followed, orientation.
09:10 Start the trek
11:30 On the plateau - Explore the fort & Lunch break
14:30 Descend
17:30 Reach Palghar railway station
19:30 Travel to Mumbai by train

Event Rules

Treks and Trails Kohoj Fort Trek Rules

  1. Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek.
  2. It’s not a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking exploration.
  3. Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments.
  4. Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.
  5. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky.
  6. For all these events you are at your own risk.
  7. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
  8. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or even local people.
  9. Due to the Monsoon season we recommend you to please take care at every place while walking /climbing / trekking.
  10. Rains are expected so please double pack your valuables in plastic bags to save them from getting wet.
  11. No plastic littering on the way or in hills/mountains.
  12. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  13. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding. ***Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer. ***
  14. Treks and Trails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
  15. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us a text message.
  16. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
  17. Payment made is non refundable and non transferable.
  18. Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags.

Treks and Trails India recommends things to carry for Kohoj Fort Trek

  • Haversack and sweater/wind cheater to keep hands free
  • Water bottle 3 liters
  • Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.
  • Camera (Optional)
  • Please carry your personal tea mugs, spoon and a small Swiss-knife.
  • Electoral or Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder.
  • Personal medicines.
  • Please do not carry handbags or jolas for this trek.
  • Good trekking shoes
  • Extra Pair of Clothes.
  • ****** Carry one time meal (Lunch) for the trek ******

Medical Disclosure

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.




One day monsoon trek to Tandulwadi fort in Palghar on 19th July 2015 with Treks and Trails near Mumbai

 

 
 
Summary:
 
Date: 19th July 2015.
Grade: Medium
Cost: Rs 450.00
Minimum: 5 participants
Maximum: 15 Participants
About Tandulwadi fort:
 
Not much has been said about this fort. However it did have strategic importance over a period of time in the western region. Tandulwadi as a fort was originally designed and held by the Portuguese. Later was also taken over by Marathas. The last know owners of the fort were the British army. Thou we can get to this fort by walking 90 minutes from Saphale railways station to reach base village. We can also by public transport to save time.
What is the plan?

 

Meet at Saphale Railway Station, ticket counter at 07:15 am
How to travel?
 
Participants on western line can board in the Churchgate - Dahanu local train which leaves Churchgate at 5.24 am and halting at the below timings on the following stations
Mumbai Central: 5.34
Dadar 5:41
Bandra 5:46
Andheri 5:55
Borivali 6:09
Virar 6:46
Saphale 7:03
 
 

Korigad Fort Trek 

 
 
 

Korigad Fort Trek Information

 
Height - 3000 feet approx
Region - Lonavala
Base - Peth Shahapur
Grade - Easy
Meeting point : Lonavala bus depot at 08:30 am 
How to get to Lonavala from Mumbai?
 
Participants from Mumbai suggested travel.
Board Indrayani Express from CST at 5.40 am and alight at Lonavala by 8am.
Preferably try to get into second last general compartment from CST end.
Train timing for Indrayani Express:
 
Mumbai CST: 05.40
Dadar: 05.51
Thane: 06.14
Kalyan: 06.35
Karjat: 07.15
Lonavala: 08.00
Alternatively
 
You can board Pune bound ST buses which don’t take Mega Highway and get down at Lonavala bus depot. You can also RESERVE your tickets till Lonavala for a more comfortable journey.
 

One day monsoon trek to Kalsubai on 11th July 2015

 
Summary:
Height: 5400 ft above sea level
Grade: Medium 
Time: Maximum 4 hrs from Bari village
Region: Igatpuri.
Contribution: 1100.00 per person
About:
Kalsubai is the highest peak of the Sahyadri, the Everest of Maharashtra. At the summit is a small temple of Kalsubai. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. To the north of the mountain range forts such as Ramsej, Harihargad, Brahmagiri, Anjaneri, Ghargad, Bahula, Tringalwadi, Kavnai can be seen. To the east one can spot Aundha, Vishramgad, Bitangad, to the west Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south west) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar, Harishchandragad can be seen.
Treks and Trails Itinerary:
11:30 Departure from Dadar 10 July 2015
05:30 Reach base village on 11th July 2015, Breakfast & Tea
06:00 Start Trek
10:00 Summit
11:30 Start descend 
14:00 Reach base
14:15 Lunch
15:00 Departure – move to Mumbai.
We will be in Mumbai around 21:30 hrs (subjective).
Note: *** AVOID USING PERFUMES AND DEO ESPECIALLY FOR THIS TREK ****
Inclusion: Travel from Mumbai (Dadar) railway station Bari village and back by ordinary private vehicle, 1 veg breakfast and 1 Lunch, 1 evening tea.
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 Litres. Personal medicines.
Camera (Optional). Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at own risk).
Electoral or Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder some snacks & biscuits. Good trekking shoes, Extra Pair of Clothes, Plastic bag to keep clothes dry.

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