Description

ON SPECIAL OCCASION OF MAHARASHTRA DAY

height-429 m,1440 ft


difficulty level-medium

Date : 01st May 2012



Karnala fort actually consists of two forts one at a higher level and other lower. At the centre of the higher level is a 125 feet high basalt pillar. It is also called Pandu's tower. This structure was used as watchtower when the fort was occupied however now it is in a ruined condition. The presence of bee hives also makes it difficult to climb and have resulted in at least one casualty in recent times. There is a water cistern which provides fresh water all year long. From the top the forts of Prabalgad and Rajmachi are clearly visible.


Shivaji conquered it from the Portuguese in 1670 by building breastworks as he advanced .After his death in 1680 it was taken over by Aurangzeb. After this the Mughals occupied it for some time after which it in 1740 with the rise of the Peshwas of Pune it went to them. It remained under the command of killedar (garrison commander) Anantrao until a colonel Prother won the fort and established the rule of the British East India Company there in 1818.



Trek Fees: 150 only

Fees include :Transportation from thane to thane,
Karnala Entry Fee
Evening Tea/coffee

Things to be carried:

• Packed lunch and Some ready to eat food.
• A bottle of water (atleast 3 Ltrs)**Cumplosary**
• Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
• Good trekking shoes
• Medicines that you require usually
• Electral/Tang powder/Glucone-D
• Cap, sunglasses
camera(optional)


For Registration and more details:

Contact


Namital Chitnis: 9664361431


Ganesh Rahate: 9821925488


Pranav Date: 9773283523

Shruti Patil: 9172651337



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Meeting Point:
Sharp 6 am at Platform no. 9 Thane station on 1st May 2012. Please note that late comers will not be entertained.

 

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