We at Bhramar have organized a Trek to Naneghat on 20th July '14.
Little info about the trek:
Height: 2750 feet
Base Village: Vaishakhare
Difficulty Level: Easy
Naneghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range near Junnar in Pune district of Maharashtra, India. During the reign of the Satavahana (200 BCE–190 CE), the pass was extensively used as a trade route between Kalyan and Junnar. Literally, the name Nane means "coin" and Ghat means "pass". The name is given because this path was used as a tollbooth to collect toll from traders crossing the hills.
The inscriptions in the caves indicate that they are the work of Satavahana rulers who came into prominence after the fall of the Mauryan Empire. It is believed that a powerful woman ruler Naganika, the wife of Satakarni (180–170 BCE) of the Satavahana family commissioned the cave, the statues and the inscriptions. Inscriptions in the cave mention her and her family members. Though the statues adorning the sides of the rectangular cave are now gone, the inscriptions still record some of the achievements of the dynasty. The Naneghat records have proved very important in establishing the history of the region. Vedic Gods like Yama (Hinduism) Indra, Chandra and Surya are mentioned here. The mention of Samkarsana and Vasudeva indicate the prevalence of Bhagavata form of Hinduism in the Satavahana dynasty. Very beautiful temple of lord Ganesha in cave is found here.
Nane Ghat is situated at about 55 km from Kalyan. One can reach the base village Vaishakare by boarding the state transport bus passing through Malshej Ghat. From Vaishakare it's about 1/2 an hour walk along the road to Malshej Ghat to reach the divergence for Nane Ghat. There is a board indicating the divergence so finding the divergence is not difficult. Naneghat offers different beauty in different seasons. In summer and winter, when there are no clouds, views of Jivdhan and Dhakoba are awesome.
The itinerary for the trek will be as follows
Meeting Point: Anand Talkies, Thane east at 6:00 AM Morning on 20th July 14
Travel by private vehicle till the Naneghat Phata.
Reach Naneghat Phata by 9 AM
Start trek by 9:30 am. (3 hrs approx);
Reach Cave by 1:00 PM
Explore the fort, have lunch, and start descend by 3 pm.
Reach Base Village by 6 pm
Evening Tea at Base
Start the return journey by Pvt. Vehicle, Reaching Mumbai by 9 pm tentatively.
The cost for the trek is Rs 750/- per head.
It includes travelling from Thane to Thane by Private Non AC Bus, Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Tea.
Bhramar Expertise Charges
Things to carry:
Water 2 litre (Compulsory)
Torch with extra batteries,
Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Some ready to eat food like Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine if u requires those usually.
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.
It’s raining these days, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.
Registration through phone calls only. One needs to handover full payment prior 13th July to below given members. No refund will be provided for cancellation post 13th July.
Anup Malandkar : 9702010507
Kailas Bhangare : 9702292244
Rucha Malandkar : 9594074434
Bhushan Mohite : 9870343490
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.