We at Bhramar have organized one day Trek to Avchitgad 15th Aug 2015 (Starting 14th Aug Midnight)
Little Info About The Fort
Type : Hill Fort
Height : 1500 Met Approx
Grade : Easy
Base Village : Medhe ,Near Roha
Avchitgad is a fort located in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra. The fort is situated near Roha in the Raigad district. At the base of this fort is a village called Medha.
This fort is believed to be built by Shilahar kings and subsequently used by the Nizam of Ahmednagar. The great Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji is also believed to have reconstructed this fort. The work was carried out in a hurry and hence the name 'Avchit' (hurry) 'gad' (fort). In the Third Anglo-Maratha War, this fort was won over by Colonel Prother from the Peshwas in the year 1818 along with other forts in the neighbouring region.
The approximate height of this fort is 977 feet. It is a fairly easy trek through the jungle up to the fort which takes about an hour to climb. From atop the fort one can have a beautiful view of the neighbouring forts of Telbaila, Sarasgad, Ghangad, Sudhagad, Raigad and Savashna ghat.
The fort has a large dodecagonal-shaped cistern which was used mainly for bathing and washing purposes. Nearby this cistern there are 6 smaller cisterns which have potable water. A small temple of the Pingalsai goddess is also situated atop.
There is a dense forest around the entire fort with leopards, monkeys and foxes..
The tentative itinerary for the Event is as given below:
The cost for the trek is Rs 1000/- per head.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking.(Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Registration through phone calls only. One needs to handover full payment prior 7th Aug to below given members. No refund will be provided for cancellation post 12th Aug
Anup Malandkar : 9702010507
Kailas Bhangare : 9702292244
Rucha Malandkar : 9594074434
Do Not Litter:
Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.
All our treks are Eco-friendly; kindly take care of nature around us. Smoking and Drinking alcohol during trek is strictly prohibited if anyone found doing that will be expelled from trek without refund. Respect the Heritage and culture.
Be a group: It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group.
Everyone is responsible for his/her own safety. The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Bhramar, it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.