Trek Mates India invites you Range trek from Tung to Sarasgad via Korigad Fort, Tailbaila, Savashini Ghat, Sudhagad & Visit to Pali Ganpati Temple on 13th-15th August 2016.
Key Information about the place Range trek from Tung to Sarasgad
Date : 13th-15th August 16
Type: Range Trek
Endurance Level: High
Difficulty Level: Medium
also known as “Kathingad” is located in the Lonavala region and offers a commanding view of the Pavna Dam. The fort was built with the intention of keeping a watch over the Bhor Ghats and the Pavna region. This was one of the forts handed over to the Mughals according to the Treaty of Purandar.
Not much is known about the origin of this fort. In 1657, Shivaji Maharaj took hold of this fort alongwith other forts in the vicinity viz; Tung, Tikona, Lohgad, Visapur. In 1818, the Marathas fought gallantly against the British Army for three days but the fort had to be surrendered.
After taking hold of the fort British found the ornaments of the Goddess Korai which they reportedly gifted away to the Mumbadevi temple in Mumbai.
Sagargad, also known as Khed Durg lies in the Alibaug Region. The Sagargad fort can be accessed from Alibaug. This fort can be seen from the Alibaug-Pen road and is identified by the Vanartok Pinnacle which stands adjacent to the fort. History wise, not much is known about this fort, except that this fort was one of those given by Shivaji Maharaj to the Mughals in the Treaty of Purandar.
A thick forestation at the base, enough potable water from the lake on the top and from the cistern situated half way and easy climb attracts many enthusiasts to this fort. Amby valleydeveloped at the base of Koregad by the SHAHARA group is the new attraction of many. Wonderful view of the small bungalows of Amby Valley, Tung fort is a pleasent sight to watch from the top.
Located in the vicinity of Pali and endowed with about 50 acres plateau atop, Sudhagad offers a wonderful and an easy trek.
Situated at the height of about 680 meters(2030 ft), Sudhagad is well fortified by steep cliffs. Due to its qualities Sudhagad was actually proposed by Naro Mukund to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj to make it the capital of Hindavi Swaraj. Shivaji Maharaj visited Sudhagad to survey it, but he chose Raigad because of its central location.
Places to see:
Echo Point There are lots of places to visit on and around Sudhagad. On Sudhagad one can enjoy the echo’s at Echo Point.
Takamak Tok which lies nearby, was used to punish the convicted people by pushing him into the valley, but in present times it offers us a mesmerizing panoramic views.
Pant sachiva Wada is the place where one can have a night stay,
Bhorai devi’s temple- where one can take the blessings of Bhor provinces kuldaivat and
Mahadarwaja greeting you on the way to Sudhagad from Dhondse. It’s said that Sudhagad’s Mahadarwaja is an exact replica of Raigad’s Mahadarwaja.
From the top, we can have a look at the nearby other forts like Sarasgad, Korigad, Dhangad, Taila-Baila etc.
Itinerary of the event:
Meeting Point: Lonavla Railway Stn At 3.00 am
Reach Base village Tungwadi by 05:00 am.
Rest till dawn
Get refresh and have Morning Breakfast
Explore Tung Fort and descend till 11:00 am
Reach Peth Shahapur and Lunch
Explore Korigad and descend till 04:00 pm
Reach Tailbaila village and rest
Wake up 05:30 am and get refresh
Start trek 06:30 am and Breakfast enroute
Descend via Sawashini Ghat
Reach to base and Explore Sudhagad
Descend till 04:00 pm
Wake up 05:30 am, get refresh and Visit Ganesh Temple
Breakfast and Start trek at 08:00 am
Reach Top andExplore Sarasgad
Descend till 02:00pm and Lunch
Start Return Journey at 04:00pm
Reach Mumbai by 10:00pm Tentatively
A bottle of water (Atleast 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Sleeping Bag / Bedding
Bunch of Newspaper
Extra Pair of Clothes
Good trekking shoes, Extra Socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
It’s raining these days, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.
Travelling from Lonavala to Khopoli/Karjat.
All Meals during the trek
Train Travelling charges
Food during the train journey
Mineral Water and Soft Drinks charges
Any other personal expences
Anything which is not mentioned in the cost includes
Please Book Your Travel By Chennai Mail/ CST Pandhrpur Fast Passenger/ Shirdi Sai Nagar Fast Passenger