We are glad to invite you for delightful Trek to Korigad Fort on 18th October 2015.
*Picture sourced from internet (wikipedia)
About the Fort:
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 focrcibly taken over 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.
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 to 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.
Swami Narayan Mandir, Dadar (E) at 6 AM.
Expenses: Rs 1000/- per head.
- - Traveling from Dadar to Dadar.
- - Breakfast and Tea.
- - Our experts guidance with all the equipment.
(Please carry packed lunch for the day.)
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Things to carry:
- - A Water Bottle (~2-3 Ltrs),
- - Rain cheater(optional)
- - Camera, Cell Phone, Cap(Optional, wrap it in plastic, water proof protection)
- - Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
- - Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
- - Good trekking shoes
- - A haversack to put all these things
Let’s enjoy the nature in Wanderers style with rules and lots of fun
Aberrant Wanderers Team.