Rajdher-Koldher-Indrai-Chadawad and Kanchana-Manchana Range Trek on Jan 26-28, 2018
Info :
Grade: Easy to Medium
Endurance : Medium
Range : Rajdher/Koldher/Indrai/Chadawad/Kanchana-Manchana

Cost – 3300/- PP
Rajdher :
This fort was built earlier than Yadava period. This fort was under the control of Yadavas in 1216-17. This fort was under control of Alauddin Khalji and later under the Faruki. In 1601 the Khandesh Suba was in the hands of Moghuls, this fort was handed over to Ramajipant of Bhadgaon in return of the victory over Ashirigad. The Bakhar records depict this fort to be under the control of Shivaji Maharaj. In 1752 under the Treaty of Bhalki, this fort was Surrendered by Nizam to Peshwa. In 1762 Madhavrao Peshwa handed over this fort to Vitthal Shivdev for yearly revenue of Rupees ten thousand for the fort.In 1764 the Pawar brothers of Chalisgaon revolted against Peshwa, which was crushed by Bajirao-II by sending Vittalrao Vinchurkar to capture Chalisgaon, the Rajdeher fort was also brought under the control of Peshwas. On 15 April 1818 this fort was won by Col. Prother of British forces, after a fierce battle with Nikam Deshmukh.
There is a single gate on the main entrance path of the fort.The main entrance gate has a inscription in farsi. There is a rock cut water cistern on the fort. The water is available round the year for drinking purpose.

Koldher :
This is an imposing massif rising above the KANCHAN-MANCHAN Khind in the east. On the top old rock cut store houses and walls are the only things that remain. It has a huge plateau but the final square massif would be difficult to climb. No drinking water is available here.

Indrai :
It is a fort located 75 km from Nashik,in Nashik district, of Maharashtra. This fort though is an important fort in Nashik district but, it is less visited by the trekkers. In Chandwad taluka, there are 4 forts in a line on the Satmal hill range, the Chandwad fort, Indrai fort, Rajdher fort and Koldher fort. This fort is easy to climb. Much less history about this fort is known. This fort was surrendered to Captain Mackintosh in 1818, after the garrison in the fort saw burning of the neighbouring Rajdher fort.

Fort is a hill fort in the Nashik district of Maharashtra. The Kanchana Fort is located in the Ajantha-Saatmal Mountain range. The height of the hill in which the Kanchana Fort is located is 1368m or 4490 ft. Kalwan is the name of the village where the hill is situated. It is in the west of Koledhair and 16 km. (ten miles) north-west of Chandor in the Chandor range, is described by Captain Briggs who visited it in 1818, as a large hill and much steeper than the neighbouring fort of Koledhair.

Chandwad :
The fort was positioned to overlook the trade route from Khandesh to Nashik. It guarded the Chandor pass in the nearby hills. It was built about A.D. 801 by Dridhaprahara, the founder of the Chandor Yadava Dynasty (A.D 801-1073). King Bhoj established 52 temples in the nearby region. His daughter, Chandrakala, was married to King Vikram at this fort.The fort was under the control of the Bahmani Sultanate in 14th century. In 1635 the Moghul army took Chandor fort along with Indrai fort. In 1665 Chanwad fort was taken by the Maratha Empire. It was later captured by the Moghul emperor, Aurangzeb. Between 1754 and 1756, Malharrao Holkar induced craftsman to settle in the town by gifting some land. Chandwad then became famous for its brass-work.
On 10th April 1818, after the surrender of Ankai and Tankai forts, the British forces captured Chanwad fort under the detachment headed by Lieutenant-Colonel McDowell. In 1857, during the first war of independence (the rebellion), the 24th Maratha regiment initially took charge of the fort, but had to surrender it to British forces in 1859. After the opening in 1861 of the G.I.P. Railway depot at Manmad, the bulk of trade line traffic was diverted away from Chandwad.


Day 0 : Jan 25, 2018. Thursday
Mumbai People please Catch *09.32pm Kasara Slow Local from CST* and meet us at Kasara
Pune people please catch 06.35pm Indrayani / 06.50pm – Maysuru-Ajmer Express from Pune station and alight at Kalyan and catch below mentioned local from kalyan.

09.32 pm : CST
09.40 pm : Byculla
09.50 pm : Dadar
10.00 pm : Kurla
10.06 pm : Ghatkopar
10.25 pm : Thane
10.50 pm : Dombivali
11.00 pm : Kalyan
12.10 am : Kasara

Day 1: Jan 26, 2018. Friday

12:10 am: Kasara

04:00 am: Reach Rajdher Base village and rest
05:30 am: Wake-Up Call. Breakfast and Tea.
06.30 am: Start trek to Rajdher.
09.30 am: Reach Rajdher top and explore the fort.
11.30 am: Descend and Move to Koldher
02:30 pm: Atop Koldher Fort and Lunch time ( Carried by Participent )
Explore the fort.
04.30 pm: Descend to Base village
06.30 pm: Reach Base village
08.30 pm: Dinner and retire for the day.

Day 2: Jan 27, 2018. Saturday

05:00 am: Start Early after having breakfast
06:30 am: Start trek for Indrai
09:45 am: Reach Indrai atop and explore
01:30 pm: Lunch
02:30 pm: Start trek to Chandwad
04.00 pm: Chandwad Top and explore.
06.30 pm: Reach Base village
08.30 pm: Dinner and retire for the day.

Day 3: Jan 28, 2018. Saturday

05:00 am: Start Early after having breakfast
07:00 am: Trek to Kanchana-Manchana
10.30 am: Reach Kanchana-Manchana and explore.
11.30 am: Start Descend
02.00 pm: lunch
03.00 pm: Start return Journey to Kasara.
06.00 pm: Reach Kasara and catch local for Mumbai.

We will be keeping our bags in vehicle itself while trekking and we will carry only Water
Bottles, eatable and Torch. So it will be easy for us to Trek.

Cost – 3300/- PP
Cost Includes:
Transport from kasara and Kasara
All meals (except Day1 Lunch)
Expertise and Guide Charges.

Cost Excludes:
Day1 Lunch
Train tickets, Mineral water, Any kind of insurance, Softdrinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions.

Payment :

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Things to Carry :
– 3 liters of water and Day1 Lunch (Must)
– Torch with extra batteries (Must)
– Proper Bedding like 2 Shawls / 2 bed-sheets / Sleeping Bag and Mat (Must)
– Full sleeve T-shirts and full pant. For girls full neck t-shirt.(Must)
– Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks (Must)
– Warm cloths
– Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (Must)
– Carry 3-4 extra carry-bags
– Camera, Cap etc. (Optional)
– Electrolyte packets as energy drinks (optional)
– Carry eatable like fruits, dry fruits to munch on during trek and to avoid dehydration.
– A haversack to put in all the things.
– Good to have stick for support.

– No smoking.
– No plastic littering.
– Wear full sleeves, full track suite to avoid mosquito’s.
– No jeans/skin tight cloths.
– Proper footwear/shoes are essential for trek.
– Conserve and preserve our heritage.
– No deo / perfume. After trek it’s OK.
– We reserves all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice.
– No Extra adventure/out of itinerary behavior during trek.
– Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
– Photographs taken during the activity which can be used for publicity purpose.
– Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety, Jewellery, Cash and baggage.

– It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking.
– While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done.
– If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia.
– Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.


– If cancellation done prior to 20/10/7 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 3-4 days event/ Dudhsagar. No refund after that.
– If cancellation done prior to 6/3/2 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 1-2 days event. No refund after that.
– No cancellation amount will be refunded on Advance Payment.
– All the activities & programs carry an amount of risk of injury and you are aware that outdoor activities have an inherent risk of personal injury.
– You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident(reasons beyond control (like Natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc.)/ Natural calamity can happen & you agree that organizer shall not be held responsible for the any
accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances. Refund shall be payable with respect to the given refund norms.
– Midas reserves all rights to modify/change the camp/ program and to pre-pone (advance)/postpone the event and Midas Group will not be liable to refund booking charges in such a case.

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