Description

Tikona Trek

Tikona Fort, also renowned as Vitandgad fort, is a major hill fort in Malwa region near the Lonavala. Tikona fort, literally means triangle fort, had witnessed many dynasties ruled in the Maratha region. This was the nerve centre of the many activities of entire Malwa Pawna regions. The small hamlet close to the fort is Tikona peth. The fort’s mammoth entrance is a special attraction. The Tikona fort is a great trekking destination for the adventurous tourists. One can get the eye catching views of the Pawna Dam and the forts at Visapur, Tung and Lohagad. The fort encloses a lake, Satvahan caves and the temple of 'Trimbakeshwar Mahadev'. The fort was built during the Silhara dynasty. There is a temple on top of the peak. The view of the Pawna dam, Kathingad and valleys from the top is breath-taking.

Malik Ahmed Nizamshah of the Nizam dynasty is said to have conquered the fort in 1585 and annexed it to the Nizam territory. Later, in 1657, Shivaji Maharaj brought the whole of Konkan, which then had been Nizam territory, under his control when he conquered Tikona along with the forts of Karnala, Lohgad, Mahuli, Songad, Tala, and Visapur. 

Grade

Age Group

Date

Location

Easy

10 yrs +

24th Sep 2017

Kamshet

 

Reporting

Departure

Arrival

Time

6:30 am

7:00 pm approx. depending on traffic

Starting Point

Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya (King George School), Gate no. 4, Dadar East, Opp. SBI Building, Hindu Colony

End Point

Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya (King George School), Gate no. 4, Dadar East, Opp. SBI Building, Hindu Colony and drops on the way, if feasible for participants

 

Day Plan:

6:30 am

Bus leave from Mumbai / Pune (Enroute breakfast)

9:30am

Arrive at Base village and start Trek to Tikona Fort

11:30am

Reach Tikona Fort.

1:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm

Leave for Base village

3:30 pm

Bus leave for Mumbai / Pune

6:30 pm / 7:00pm

Reach Mumbai / Pune

 

Things to Carry

Item

C/O

Remark, if any

Pack lunch

C

Recommended are chapati-bhaji, puri-bhaji, theplas/parathas, sandwiches - anything which will be un-spoilt from the time you take/prepare/purchase till you consume it and which will be sufficient enough for your appetite of lunch.

Water bottle and/or hydra pack

C

At least 2 litres

Slipper / Chappals

O

Only till the base village. Shoes are COMPULSARY during actual trek.

Extra set of clothes

C

For change on our return journey

Hiking/Trekking/Sports shoes

C

Due to safety reasons, trekking shoes are compulsory during the trek. Participant(s) will be sent back if he/she does not wear trekking shoes for the trek.

Personal medicines, if any

C

Leaders will be carrying first aid box. Personal medicines to be carried by the participants

Rainwear

O

Kindly carry a wind cheater / raincoat for avoiding getting wet

Towel

C

For changing wet clothes / getting dry

Full sleeve tops / t shirts

O

Always recommended as you could come across insects and itchy plants

Track pant (stretchable)

C

Full pants are mandatory. Participants will not be allowed to trek in shorts, three-fourths. Jeans not recommended as they get heavy and uncomfortable

Rucksack / Backpack

C

Backpack is compulsory. Carry a smaller backpack to only carry food and water to top of fort. All other stuff can be left in the vehicle at base

Camera / Handy cam

O

Optional. To be carried at participant’s risk

Extra Cash

C

Around Rs. 250 to be carried if lunch being ordered in base village / other personal expenses

C – Compulsory, O – Optional

Activity Fee: Rs. 950/-

The cost includes

·         Mumbai /Pune to base by Non A/c bus

·         Breakfast, Tea & Evening snacks.

·         Required equipment for activities with services of Professional instructors & Volunteer(s)

The cost does not include

·         Lunch

·         Personal expenses such as telephones, cold drinks, mineral water, etc.

·         Insurance of any kind

·         Medical, hospitalization and related expenses

·         Any item not covered under the head ‘cost includes’.

Online Booking Link : Book Now

 Payment Option:

Account Name

Pugmarks Eco Tours Pvt. Ltd.

Account Number

912020037829418

Bank Name

Axis Bank

Branch

Sahakar Nagar Branch

IFSC

UTIB0000350

 

Contact:
Pune: 020 – 66499999 Mumbai : 022 – 24445938 / 8879366191

 

Important Rules :

  • NO THROWING OF PLASTICS – GARBAGE ANYWHERE. Carry it back to your home and dispose
  • The Leaders’ decision will be final and binding on all.
  • Every participant should follow the schedule of the trek.
  • The Leader has a right to make changes in the schedule of the trek, if necessary.
  • Smoking / alcohol is strictly prohibited during the trek.
  • Each participant shall uphold the reputation and interests of the group.
  • Leader / Co-leader will take necessary action in case of any indecent/rude/ unruly behaviour by the participants.
  • All care would be taken on the trek w.r.t safety and we do not take responsibility for loss of any kind caused to the participant during the trek, including physical or monetary loss due to any unforeseen circumstances. 

 

 

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