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Dear All,
We at Bhramar have organized a Trek to Rajgad on 15th -16th Feb '14.(Starting 14th Night)
Some Information about the fort:
Rajgad
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 4182 feet
Grade: Medium
Base Village:Gunjavane
History:
Rajgad – The name describes the place itself - The king of all the forts.
It is to the south-west 40 Kms from Pune. It boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati
Shivaji Maharaj on any fort. He spent almost 25/30 yrs here. Rajgad is famous for its construction.
The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. There
are the three sub-plateaux (Machee) namely Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Sanjevani Machee,
and at the centre is the Ballekilla.
Padmavati Machee (north end): This machee is the site of Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake, Chor
Darwaja, Pali Darwaja, Gunjavane Darwaja, Daru Kothar (storage of arms and ammunition),
Diwankhana, Rajwada (ruins), Ghod Tale (Horse Lake), Sadar (office) and Dhalkathi (flag hoisting place).
Sanjeevani Machee (southwest/west end): This huge, beautiful and royally constructed machee faces
west and has a three-stepped (layered) fortified structure. Each of the lower levels is separated from the
higher one by a fortified bastion with a gate that could be defended independently. The lowest level is
beautifully fortified by double curtain walls (chilkhathi) separated by a deep trench, on average 12 feet
across. One can walk between these walls. The outer wall has openings to let soldiers out for sudden
attack.
Suvela Machee (south east): This is another grand machee facing east with lots of secret routes and
doorways. This one is a double-stepped fortified machee with the steps separated by a beautiful
bastioned doorway. At the end of first step a hole cuts across the rock; one can sit in this hole (nedhe).
The final (lowest) step like Sanjeevani Machee has a double curtain wall. To the south side of this
machee one can see a beautiful triangular bastion called Kaleswari buruz having an escape door near it.
The home of the renowned military leader Tanaji Malusare was in this machee.
Bale Killa (centre): This is the highest part of the fort which has remains of palaces, water cisterns and
caves. It has a beautiful entrance door called Mahadarwaja. One can view the whole fort and the vast
surrounding expanse.
You can get more information related to the fort at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajgad
Itinerary:
Day 1: Friday Night.14th Feb 2014
Meeting Point : Thane east,Near Anand Talkies,11:30 PM sharp
Our journey starts with the private vehicle from Thane till Gunjavne, the base village of Rajgad.
Day 2:Saturday 15th Feb
> Start our trek by 7:30 am, reach the top till 11.00 AM.
> Explore two machis and the ballekilla till the eve.
> Dinner, and go to bed (we will be sleeping in the temple on the padmavati machi.)
16th Feb:
> Explore the remaining fort
> Start descending.
> Lunch by 2 at the base village.
> Start our journey back by bus/private vehicle
> Return back to Mumbai by 8 pm tentatively.
The cost for the event will be Rs 1800/- per head, which includes,
Travelling from Thane to Thane,
Food (3 meals, 2 breakfasts),
Expertise
Things to carry:
Water 2 litre
ID proof
Torch with extra batteries, Candles.
Bedding with extra Papers, Extra Clothes
A plate, mug, and spoon,
Windcheaters, Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually.
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
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:
Registration through phonecalls only.One needs to handover full payment prior 9th FEB to below given
members.No refund will be provided for cancellation post 10th FEB.
Anup Malandkar : 9702010507
Kailas Bhangare : 9702292244 Rucha Ralkar : 9594074434
Rohit Chetri : 9833774986 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.
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
-- John Muir
Regards/Team Bhramar

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