“Raigad Adventure Club” ONE DAY TREK TO MAHULI ON 19th DECEMBER 2015
little info about fort: -
Height: 2,815 feet
Time: 2.5 hrs from Mahuli, Base Village
Location / District : Asangaon, Thane District.
About Mahuli Fort:
The creator of this fort is unknown. In 1485 this place came under rule of Malik Ahmed who was the founder of Nijamshahi. When Shahaji Raje became the secretary of Nijamshahi, Adilshahi and Mughals of Delhi together tried to end Nijamshahi. In the year 1635-36, in difficult circumstances Shahaji Raje transferred himself with Jijabai and Shivaji to Mahuli. Khan Jaman, son of Mahabat Khan beleaguered this fort. Shahaji Raje asked for help to Portuguese. They refused and Shahaji Raje surrendered himself.
Shivaji took this fort from Mughals on 8 Jan 1658. In 1661 it was given back and was won again by Shivrai. In treaty of Purandar, in 1665, Marathas lost these forts again. The Moghal sardar Manohardas Gaud was the in charge of this fort. He did much construction on the fort. In Feb 1670, Shivaji Maharaj tried to conquer Mahuli, but failed. Thousand of Marathas were killed by Moghals. It was a bad blow to Marathas. Even after this victory, Manohardas Gaud, the chief of the fort gave up his position and a new chief Alveerdi Beg was appointed. On 16 June 1670, after two months, Moropant Pingle conquered the forts and Mahuli, Bhandargad and Palasgad became part of Swarajya.
Mahuli Fort At 2815 ft, this is a popular trekking destination and a paradise for rock-climbers because of many nearby pinnacles with interesting names like Vazir, Vishnu, etc, given by the local trekking and climbing fraternity. This mountain complex is actually a group of two or more hills with common cols and pinnacles.
It is the highest point in the Thane district. The forest surrounding Mahuli has been declared as a sanctuary. Once Shahaji Raje, father of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, had this fortress under his belt.
Itinerary of the Trek :
Take the Slow Local from CST.
06:04 : am – CST
06:12 : am – Bycualla
06:22 :am – Dadar
06:33 :am – Kurla
06:39 :am – Ghatkopar
07:00 :am – Thane
07:22 :am – Dombivali
07:33:am – Kalyan
08:16 :am – Asangaon
Meeting Point : Asangaon Station
08:30 : am — Move to Base Village by private or public transport.
09:30 : am — Mahuli base village & Breakfast.
10:00 : am — Introduction Round and Trek Starts
12:30 : pm — Top of fort Mahuli Fort exploration, lunch, rest etc.
14:30 : pm — Start descend
17:00 : pm — Reach Base Village
17:30 : pm — Return Journey by private or public transport to Asangaon
Fees: - Rs 500/- per head
1. Transportation from asangaon to asongaon retuen.
2. Morning breakfast & tea
3. Guide & expertise charges.
1. Lunch of a Day
2. Any personal expenses
3. Any other charges not mentioned in “Includes”.
One needs to deposit INR 500/- into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
Send your money in following account
Name: - Suhas Patil
Bank name: - IDBI bank, Mohopada branch
A/c. no. 0784104000033673
IFSC code: - IBKL0000784
Mobile no. 9579297744/ 7276871749 (whaatsaap)
Email-id: - firstname.lastname@example.org
Before call please note:-
Read the event itinerary at least once.
Expected batch size is minimum 10. We don’t provide current bookings information till the bookings are closed.
All our treks are gender friendly and we had 30-40% female participants in all of our earlier event.
Beginners are also able to do this trek.
First come first serve basis of booking.
Things To Be carried:
1. Lunch for the Day
2. Identity proof (must)
3. A bottle of water (atleast 3 Ltrs),
4. Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
5. Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
6. Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
7. Sunscreen Lotion, Cap, Skarf
8. Medicine those if u require usually
9. A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
10. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking. Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.