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Vatsaru Trekking Club: Monsoon Trek to TORNA Fort on Sunday 26 June 2016

 

Dear All,

We have planned to enjoy monsoon rain in sahyadri. Vatsaru Trekking Club are glad to invite you all for monsoon one day trek to TORNA Fort on Sunday 26 June 2016

 

 

Brief Introduction about TORNA Fort
Height: ~ 1,403 metres (4,603 ft)

Grade: Medium
Location:  
Velhe

History

This fort is believed to have been constructed by the Shaiva Panth, followers of the Hindu god Shiva, in the 13th century. A Menghai Devitemple, also referred to as the Tornaji temple, is situated near the entrance of the fort.

In 1643, Shivaji Maharaj captured this fort at the age of sixteen, thus making it one of the first forts that would become the Maratha empire. Shivaji renamed the fort ' 'Prachandagad' ' as Torna, and constructed several monuments and towers within it.

In the 18th century, the Mughal empire briefly gained control of this fort after assassination of Shivaji Maharaj's son Sambhaji. Aurangzeb, then Mughal emperor, renamed this fort Futulgaib in recognition of the difficult defense the Mughals had to overcome to capture this fort. It was restored to the Maratha confederacy by the Treaty of Purandar.


Itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Sunday 26 June 2016 Morning: Meeting point Vatsaru office opp. Rasoi Dining Hall

Near Omkareshwar Temple Pune 5.30 AM.

Journey to starting place by private vehicle (NON A/C).

Reach Base Village

Start Hiking ,
Explore the Fort,

Start Descend

Reach Base Village

After Lunch Start our Return Journey

The cost of the Trek will be Rs. 750/- per head which includes Breakfast, Lunch & Evening Tea
Transportation from Pune to Pune.

 

Payment detail:

Account holder name: Sarang Sali

IDBI Bank account Number: 0007104000703901

Branch: FC Road, Pune

IFSC code: IBKL0000007

One needs to deposit full payment before event. Booking on first come first serve basis. Limited seats.

 

Things to be carried:

A bottle of water (At least 2 Ltrs)

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional) 
Good trekking shoes,  
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments. 

Haversack to put all this things

(Pack your bag with extra lining of Polythene to keep belongings dry)

For confirmation please reply here or do contact on

Sarang Sali - 9730922591 

 

Rupesh Dahibhate - 9921519889


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Last but not least: Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun. Respect nature & have Team attitude to more enjoy the trek.

All rights reserved to the organizer for any last minute change in plan as per requirement.

 

Best Regards,

Vatsaru Trekkers Club

 

 

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