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We are glad to invite you for a One Day Trek to Naneghat  on 5th July 2015 with MumbaiRangers.com.

Little info about the fort :

  • Place: Naneghat
  • Height: 2750 feet
  • Base Village: Vaishakhare
  • District: Thane
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Endurance Level: Medium
  • Region : Malshej

Trek Lead; Nishant Sheth

General Information:

Naneghat (Nane = Coin, Ghat = pass) is a famous landmark near Malshej Ghat/Kalyan region due to its thumb shape. This pass has historic importance as it was used around 200 BC as a trade route between the Konkan (Seaside) and Ghat (rest of maharashtra plateau). Naneghat is about 50 KMs from kalyan on NH 222. A 3 hour trek takes you on top of the world.  Bor Ghat, Malshej Ghat and Naneghat were the foremost road links for commuting coast to the plateau.

From here one can enjoy the vast plateau.  The Satvaahans had made Naneghat their main route to Junnar. During their tenure the most important way of commuting was Naneghat, which linked Kalyan & Sopara to Paithan. Today one has to reach Junnar by going all the way through Malshej, which is a big round. But Naneghat had much reduced distance and was a definitely shorter route. However, as time proceeded, it was destroyed by alien rulers and then paid no attention. The first thing we can see after reaching Naneghat is the spacious cave of Naneghat. The ancient carvings, which are seen on the walls of the cave, remind us of the Satvaahan period. Here we find inscriptions in Brahmi script all over the cave. These indicate the magnificent era of the Satvaahans and their generosity. These inscriptions are gradually being destroyed and only a part of it is remaining. The inscriptions are very precious, and are undergoing destruction due to the negligence of Archeology.

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The widely spread plateau of Naneghat is an astonishment. To the left the steps besides the cave lead us to the plateau and going to the right lead us to Nana's thumb. After climbing all the way to the bottom of the thumb, when we climb the stairs, we do not expect a big plateau. Thus this route leads directly to a higher altitude quickly, unlike Malshej Ghat, which goes all around the mountains. Ate the entrance to the Ghat is a big stone-made vessel like thing, in which coins as toll were put.

Meeting Point: Kalyan Station West ticket counter

Catch Kasara Slow Local on 5th July 2015.
For your convenience Kasara slow local time table is as follows:

Time Table:
05:02 AM : CST
05:10 AM : Byculla
05:20 AM : Dadar
05:30 AM : Kurla
05:36 AM : Ghatkopar
05:57 AM : Thane
06:19 AM : Dombivali
06:28 AM : Kalyan

Brief Itinerary
5th July 2015, Sunday
06:30 – Kalyan Station West ticket counter
06:45 – Start travelling to base of Naneghat by local transport.
08:45 – Reach base, have breakfast and introduction.
09:30 – Start trekking to Naneghat caves
13:30 – Reach caves, explore and have lunch
14:30 – Start descending
17:30 – Reach base and start moving back to Kalyan
19:30 – Reach Kalyan. Disperse.

Expenses: INR 700 per head
Includes:

  • Kalyan to Kalyan Traveling in a private Jeep.
  • Morning & Evening  Tea and Refreshments.
  • Leaders expertise charge.

Exclusions:

  •  Local train tickets to Kalyan
  •  Anything not mentioned above

For Registration or queries,

Contact: Nishant Sheth : 8879418581 or Amit Bhadouria :9819299164/7045655654
OR
write to: connect@mumbairangers.com

Things to Carry:

  • Water Bottle (~2-3 Ltrs)
  • Lunch for the day
  • Good trekking shoes
  • Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
  • Raincheater
  • Camera, Cell Phone, Cap(Optional, wrap it in plastic, water proof protection)
  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
  • Extra Pair of clothes
  • A haversack to put all these things

Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited.
Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories”
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care.
The club will not be responsible for injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek.

Medical Disclaimer: Its Important to be fit before going for Treks. It is Important to have a medical fitness check up done.
If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke,
sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure,
migraine, diabetes etc should Take permission from their physicians before treks.

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