TreksandTrails One Day Trek to Visapur on 27 September 2014

Visapur-Fort
Summary:
Region:Lonavla.
Height:3556 ft approx
Grade:Medium.
Type:Hill Fort
Minimum participants required: 10
Contribution: Rs500.00 per person. Last date for registration is 25 September 2014. Hereafter Rs 100.00 will be charged extra.
About:
Visapur Fort is larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad. Within the fort are caves, cisterns of water, a decorated arch and old houses. These two roofless buildings surrounded by outer or veranda walls said to have once been Government offices. The ruins of a large stone-built house are known as the Peshwa’s palace. In addition to a huge carving of Hanuman, there are also several temple dedicated to him scattered all over the place. Hanuman (or Maruti) was likely the patron deity of Visapur fort. Best for trekking near Mumbai. 
IMPORTANT:
The journey starts boarding the Indrayani express. Participants to board this train from respective stations with ticket till Malavali station.
Meet at Lonavala station. Please plan accordingly as long queues are expected at the ticket window.

TreksandTrails special monsoon trek at flowering Ratangad on 20 Sepember 2014 Saturday (starting 19th Friday night)

About:
Type:Hill Fort
Grade:Medium
Height:4255 ft.
Base:Ratanwadi
Cost:Rs 1200.00
Ratan means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed jewel in all the hill forts here in Sahyadri. It is located in the district of Ahmednagar and is located about 4255 feet above sea level. It lies in the Ajoba mountain range surrounded by great mountains of Kulang, Alang, Kalsubai, Katarabai, Ajoba and Ghanchakkar. Geographically Ratangad is at the banks of Bhandardara lake of Ahmednagar district. With views of lake and highest mountains in Sahyadri looks very much lost in time. This fort offers offers fabulous views of majestic Sahyadri ranges. Right from Katrabai till Sandhan Valley. One of the most beautiful forts in Flowering September, Ratangad seems to shadowed by yellow Sonki Flowers. Ratangad has still the remains of fort with bastions and stone walls. Cave on the top is cut from the rock face and can easily accomodate 25 people at a time. Water cisterns are usually filled with water throughout the year and trekkers use them as water source. Eastern side of the fort has some fortification left, one can see Rani mahal here. From the southern side on can see Katrabai and Ajoba fort very close. Climbing down the Nedhe to the western end of the fort leads closest to the Khuta pinnacle via Triambak Darwaja.

TreksandTrails trek to Gorakgad caves on 13th September 20114

About:
Height:2137 ft
Meet:Kalyan ST Stand 
Region:Malshej
Duration:1 Day
Cost:Rs 500.00
About Gorakhgad:
Gorakhgad is a fort that can be done easily in a day from Mumbai. Though not famous for any historical events, Gorakhgad attracts trekkers due to its inviting pinnacles, which offer good opportunities for rock-climbing. This region of Gorakhgad and Machchindragad has a dense forest cover. Fort Gorakhgad is quite small in size. It was had strategic importance during the reign of Shahaji Raje. However, no major battle is recorded to have taken place here. It was used in Shivaji’s era to patrol the nearby region and was used as a stopover station during the journey to Junnar via Naneghat. Though small in size, there is enough availability water and a lot of space for accommodation. The fort gets its name from Saint Gorakhnath, who performed his “Sadhana” in this place.

Treks and Trails is going for a One Day River Rafting at Kundalika on 7th September 2014

River Rafting Kolad

On public demand we are glad to invite you for Thrilling River Rafting experience at Kolad on 7th September 2014

Total Rafting Distance: 10 - 12 Kms
Duration: 2 hrs - 2.5 hrs (Depending on the speed of the water) 
Activity Type: Adventurous
Grade: Medium
Endurance Level: Medium

Swimming skills – Not required

Previous experience – Not necessary

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