Hills and Highways:
Event 09: Trek to Korigad -14.08.2016 @ (Dadar TT, Pritam Hotel)
Korigad (also called Koraigad, Koarigad or Kumwarigad) is a hill fort located about 20 km (12 mi) south of Lonavla in Pune district, Maharashtra, India. Its date of construction is not known but likely predates 1500. It is about 923 m above sea level.The planned township of Aamby Valley is built over the fort's southern and eastern foothills. The closest village is Peth Shahpur, about 1 km (0.62 mi) north of the fort.
This fort was forcibly taken over into his kingdom by Chhatrapati Shivaji along with the forts of Lohagad, Visapur, Tung andTikona in 1657. On March 11, 1818, Colonel 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 cannonball he succeeded and this fort went to the British.
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.
Endurance Level: Low
Duration of the trek: One day
Food Arrangement: Breakfast and Evening Tea will be provided by Hills and highways
Transport: Private Vehicle
Height : 923 Mtr approx.
Base Village: Peth Shahpur
06.30 Hrs:- Meeting Pont @ Dadar TT
06.45 Hrs:- Depart for Lonavla
09.30 Hrs:- Will reach at Base Korigad
Before Reaching lonavla, we will have our breakfast
9.45 Hrs:- We will Start Trek for Korigad
10.45 Hrs:- Reach at Top of Korigad
10.45 Hrs to 14.00 Hrs - Exploration of Fort, Photo session, Rest and Lunch
14.00 Hrs :- Start Descending
14.30 Hrs :- Reach at Base of Fort
If we leaving as per schedule take halt at Lonavla or Khandala ghat to enjoy the climate.
06.30 Hrs :- Will Reach Dadar (Tentative)
Trek End with lots of memories
Cost Include: Transportation from Dadar – Korigad – Dadar by Private Bus (NON AC), Breakfast and Evening Tea
Things To Carry:-
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must), Good shoes, Goggles, Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional), LUNCH for Trek, Some ready to eat food (Plum cakes, Biscuits etc), Extra Pair Cloths, Rain Cheater, Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection).
A haversack to put all these things.
Note: No Drinking - No smoking, Try to wear track pant(Full) bcus it will protect you from insects bites.
It's an adventure activity not a picnic ..........don't forget that.
Booking and Cost: INR 850/-
For confirmation please transfer INR 500/- as per below account details and rest at the time of Trek.
Last date of registration 12.08.2016 till 6.00PM
· NEFT: Vishal Rajendra Budhavalekar, State Bank Of India A/c No.: 32533282254 IFSC Code: SBIN0001429 Branch: Ranade Road, Dadar (W)
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