Description

Korigad (also called Koraigad, Koarigad or Kumwarigad) is a fort located about 20 km away from Lonavla in Pune district, Maharashtra, India. Its date of construction is not known but likely predates 1500. It is about 929 m above sea level. The closest village is Peth Shahpur.

This fort was incorporated into his kingdom by Chhatrapati Shivaji along with the forts of Lohagad, Visapur, Tung and Tikona in 1657. On March 11, 1818, Col. Prother tried to take over this fort but even after a prolonged siege could not make any headway. Finally on 14 March, by igniting the stored ammunition by means of a loose cannon ball he succeeded and this fort went to the British.

Korigad Bastion
Now because of the Mulshi dam, a lake has formed close to the base of the hill on which Korigad stands. There are two lakes on the top of the fort. A temple to its patron goddess Koraidevi also exists along with several smaller temples dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. The former has been recently renovated and has a 3 foot high Deepmala (tower of lamps). The interesting part of the fort is that its wall is completely intact and one can walk along its entire perimeter (about 2 km). Its massive gate is also intact. Several ruins of older structures within the fort still exist. It has six cannons - the largest of which called the Laxmi Toph is located near the Korai devi temple.

Date: 14th June 2015
Duration: 1 Day
Difficulty Level: Easy
Location: Korigad, Lonavla
Type: Weekend Trip

Itinerary : -
06:00 Hrs – Start Journey from private non A/C bus at Dadar TT
09:00 Hrs – Reach Korigad Base and have Breakfast
09:30 Hrs – Start trek to the top of Korigad
11:00 Hrs – Reach Top of Korigad, Explore the Fort & Lunch
14:00 Hrs – Start descend to the Korigad Base
15:00 Hrs – Start Journey back to Dadar TT
18.00 Hrs – Reach Dadar TT

Total Cost of the tour (per person): Rs. 1,400/- (With private non A/C bus)

Cost Includes:
- All technical equipment's and gear
- Meals (Breakfast & Snack Pack)
- Transportation as mentioned above
- Mentioned activity (subject to change depending on the prevailing weather conditions)
- Services of Wild Escapes Instructors
- All Taxes

Cost Excludes:
- Lunch
- Expenses of personal nature
- Any other expense not mentioned in the cost includes column

What to bring along
- Water bottle (1 Ltr) with water (compulsory)
- Personal Photo Identity (compulsory)
- Rain Gear (compulsory in Monsoon)
- Wear comfortable full cotton casual top and full cotton trouser (recommended)
- Wear good rubber-soled shoes (recommended)
- Sunhat or Cap
- Sun glasses with retainers
- Personal Medication (if any)
- Camera with sufficient batteries and film / memory cards (optional)
- Chocolates and dry fruits as pocket snacks (optional)

For further details: http://www.wild-escapes.com/trek-to-korigad.aspx

To join us please send an email on wildescapes@gmail.com or call us at 9867171877

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