Dear Friends We invite you for MumbaiRangers Night Trek to Ramshej Fort on 15 Oct 2016 Leaving 14 Oct Friday Night
Some information about the event
Type: Hill forts
Height: 3273 ft.
Fort Range: Trimbakeshwar
Grade: Easy (Max 1.5 hours Ascend)
Ramshej literally means Lord Ram’s bedstead. While in exile, Lord Ram had made this place as his residence for some time, which gives the fort its name. Nasik is an ancient city of India. References are found showing its importance in all the four Yugas. It was known as Padmanagar in Kruta Yuga, Janasthana in Dwapar Yuga and Nasik in Kali-Yuga. On the western tip of the beautiful Ramshej Ghat in Northern Nasik, lies the marvelous Ramshej fort. Ramshej is about 14km from Nasik, while travelling to Peth and from there it is a short trek to the fort. The fort is located at a height of 3273ft, which shows you the marvel of labour and effort that went into making it. The best time to visit the Ramshej Fort is when there is a short dry spell during the monsoons. This helps because when it rains, the hillside suddenly bursts into greenery and during those short drying spells in the monsoons, the soil is firm enough to climb and does not muck your shoes.
History has it, that the fort was attacked by Aurangzeb’s army, and his commanders threatened the Maratha kingdom saying that they would capture the fort in hours but Shivaji Maharaj’s son Sambhaji resisted these attacks for 7 years. The Fort thus remained with the Marathas for a period that was longer than the fighting lives of some of the commanders of Aurangazeb’s army who made the claim that the fort would be taken down in hours.
To See on Fort:
The way to the fort starts from its base village on the south side, and goes to the top from the east face. En route, there is a small temple of lord Ram inside a huge cave. The cave is well maintained by the devotees and offers a nice place to stay. Inscription near the cave can be clearly seen. One cistern lies on southwards of this cave, which has potable water. Broken steps in front of this cave take us to top of the fort. There exists a secret tunnel which is now inaccessible. The trail from here leads to one side of the fort, and the leftward route from the bifurcation leads to a narrow shaped Machi. The route that goes from right side ends up in a cliff.
Mukhya Darwaja (Main Entrance):
The ‘Main Gate’ is constructed beneath the cliff, which is quite huge, but devastated now. Returning to the main route and after climbing some distance, one can reach to the plateau where we find two cisterns and one big pond.
By climbing some more distance, we come across a Devi Mandir which holds the celebration of Navratri Festivals. By going bit down from back of this Mandir, there is another Gupt Darwaja (secret doorway) of this fort. And the route in front of this Mandir takes us to another side of the fort where two more cisterns exist. While back to this route, one can found destroyed arts/remains of homes. Returning to the Mukhya Darwaja, leftward route goes to the plateau, where exists two-three cisterns and at the end of this plateau, there is a flag post. It takes around two hours to see the fort completely. Dehergad (Bhorgad) and Chambhar Caves can also be seen from the fort.
Travel by private vehicle till the base village Ashewadi
For convenience we have put up local train time table below:
This is a Fast Local up to Kalyan
CST 10:50 PM
Byculla 10:57 PM
Dadar 11:05 PM
Kurla 11:13 PM
Ghatkopar 11:18 PM
Mulund 11:30 PM
Thane 11:34 PM
Dombivili 11:57 PM
Kalyan 00:07 PM
Kasara 01:18 PM
Pune Participants can meet us at Kasara Station
Board the second last compartment from Kasara side which is the second one from CST side.
Everybody will board the same local and we can meet in the train itself.
We will proceed to the base village by Private Jeep.
Reach Base Village by 03.30am,
Start the trek by 04.00 am.
Reach the top by 05.30 pm
Rest Some Time
Fort exploration and Start descending by 08.30
Reach Base Village by 10:00
Reach back to Kasara by 12.00
We will be returning to Mumbai by 02.00 tentatively.
The cost of the trek will be Rs 800/- per head
Transportation from Kasara to Kasara,
Evening Tea Snacks
Guide and Mumbairangers Expertise Charges
Payment once done is non Refundable.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amit Bhadouria: 9819299164
Click on the Link Given below to Pay Online via Credit OR Debit card:
Transfer Payment In below Account
Bank Name HDFC
Account No 50100150582187
Branch link Rd Malad west
After online transfer send me ref no.
Registration accepted only through phone call.
Things to carry:
Water, Torch compulsory, Extra Clothes
Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually.
Good trekking shoes
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
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: It’s 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, severe 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.