Mapping Journeys is celebrating the Independence day on Kohoj For!
Heart-Shaped Lake, Bastions, Cisterns, Temples and above all, a man - shaped pinnacle.
Looking at the well-dug cisterns, the fort can be said to be belonging to Bhoj-period. However, no such evidences are available. What is known about this fort is that Kohoj was under Portuguese colonies in 16th century. They fortified it and later Peshwas conquered this fort in 1737. The hike to the top is a freshening experience.
The route till the top is an amazing experience with ponds and lush greenery all around.
Kohoj is located about 104 km from Mumbai off the Mumbai - Ahmedabad Highway.
The fort is said to be about 800 years old and finds a mention in the Purandar treaty along with 22 other forts which were surrendered by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj to the Mughals on 11 June 1665.
Kohoj has a moderately difficult gradient and it takes about two and a half hours to reach the main plateau from Vaghote village which is situated a the base of the fort. To reach the highest point it takes another 10–15 minutes. The height of the fort is about 3200 feet.
Where: Kohoj (Palghar).
When: 15th August.
Grade: Above Medium.
Height: Appx. 3200 ft.
Cost: 950per person.
Links to the pictures: http://goo.gl/nbxmJC
05:50 am: Meeting point will be Pritam Hotel, Dadar (east).
06:30 am: Pickup point at National park, Borivli (east).
09.00 am: Reach base village. Breakfast enroute.
09.30 am: After introduction and briefing, start the trek.
12.30 pm: Reach the top. Rest and explore.
02:00 pm: Start the descend.
03:30 pm: Reach the base. Have lunch.
05:00 pm: Move towards Mumbai.
09:00 pm: Reach Mumbai.
Cost: 950per person.
Transport by Non AC Private vehicle (Mumbai to Mumbai).
Safety and First aid.
Guide and Professional Expertise.
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Meals during travel.
Insurance of any kind. Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses. Any item not covered under “inclusions”.
Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited for this event. For confirmation of the seat, full amount needs to be deposited prior to the event. Prior to making any payments please confirm about the seat availability.
Bank Name: ICICI
Bank Name: Ankita Phalle
Account No. 107401505442
IFSC Code: ICIC0001074
Branch: Thakur Complex Branch
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