Walk through paddy fields and then up a slope across a mountain ridge to get some lovely panoramic views of both the ridge to the east and the Konkan Plains on the other.
Scheduled Activity : Trekking in the Western Ghats
Destination : Kurdugad
Region : Konkan Region
Meeting Place : Bandra Station (W)
Report Time : 0545Hrs
Route : Bandra - Sion - Vashi - Panvel
Transport : AC MUV or equivalent
Drive Duration : ~4Hrs
Hike/Ride Duration/Day : 1d
Grade : Moderate
Trip Price : ₹INR 2,200
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Kurdugad is separated from the main Sahyadri Crest line and smaller than the main hills behind.This makes it easy to approach as also offer some lovely panoramic views of both the ridge to the east and the Konkan Plains on the other.
The base village of Jite is nestled beautifully at the foothills of the ghats, covered almost on all the sides by the mountains. Kurdugad is still hidden from our view from Jite. We walk through paddy fields and then up a slope across a mountain ridge to come over a small plateau to PethWadi. Its from Pethwadi that the pinnacle of Kurdugad comes in full view.
A little ahead of Pethwadi is the newly built but quaint temple of Kurdaidevi, where we drop our bags, rest for a while and set forth to explore the fort a little higher. The fort is in a dilapidated state, with the wall crumbling. This makes it impossible for us to get to the top of the fort. However we do come across some images of Lord Hanuman at the entrance, water cisterns, steps that must have been blown away during the British Conquest and of course not to miss the lush paddy swaying in the cool winds below.
On the way back we quench our thirst drinking from a fresh water tank that has water for all the 12 months and rest at the temple.
Making the retreat is quick.
WHAT THE RATE INCLUDES
1.TRAVEL & TRANSPORT
All travel & transport from the place of pick-up in Mumbai up to the base village & back to Mumbai (to the place of pick-up).
Typical transport includes dedicated Air Conditioned vehicles either jeeps or bus depending on the group strength
Dedicated transport allows necessary freedom to stop on the way to soak in the views, culture, take pictures or for simple conveniences of nature’s call.
(NOTE: The type of transport & travel convenience may vary depending upon the final group size or the group dynamics.)
In case of alterations of plans during the course of the trip, the extra costs of travel (if any) will have to borne by the participants. Alterations include non-participation by 1 or more individuals who do not wish to continue the trip or return back to base / start point of the journey.
Typical Meal Formats
Breakfast, Lunch & Evening Refreshments (B,L,E)
All Vegetarian. We provide for main meals along the travel & activities.
While traveling meal stops may vary in grades as available like local dhabas serving local flair or small chai-shops, popular bus stops or any available restaurant / hotel serving a spread of meals / snacks.
PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE TO PAY SEPARATELY FOR BOTTLED MINERAL WATER, SOFT DRINKS, NON-VEGETARIAN DISHES, EXOTIC MEALS OR MEALS AT EXCLUSIVE / HIGH GRADE RESTAURANTS.
While at campsites / trekking, we serve freshly cooked vegetarian-only meals.
We may also order meals prepared by local folks. This adds flavour to the experience and supports local communities.
At least one guide accompanies you for your trip. A typical client to staff ratio is 6:1 but may vary depending upon the level, type of activity, demands of the activity.
Technical support wherever required.
Limited porterage & onsite help to carry group gear if required.
Extra porterage will cost extra depending upon the task, load and the destination, and will have to be borne by the participant.
Use of all gears wherever required, for the activities.
5. First Aid Kits
Service Tax & Education Cess as applicable.