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Dear Trekkers, Nature & History Lovers and Photographer Friends, 

On demand from the trek lovers, here's presenting the all time hit monsoon special trek.....
One Day Trek To KOTHALIGAD ( PETH FORT) , KARJAT.

So lets come together and witness the magic of nature this monsoon on Trek to Kothaligad on 8th August, 2014
Let's Capture the Memories together…

Little about PETH (KOTHALIGAD),

Kothaligad (also called Kotligad or Kothligad) is a small Fort (3100 ft) is situated to the east of Karjat near Karjat-Murbad Road in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is one of the famous treks in the Karjat area, because of its small height and easy climbing. It is also known as the Fort of Peth because of its vicinity to Peth village at its base.
There is a small temple and large cave at the base and a chimney like tunnel (see image) to the top of the fort. This pinnacle is carved from inside forming a staircase reaching the top.
There is a tank of water at some distance from the cave and another one at the top of the fort. This tunnel is the high point of the trek, with its funnel like structure and steps along the inside in a steep ascent to the very top.

HISTORY:-
Kothaligad fort is known to have been earlier ruled by Afzal Khan and then recaptured on November 2, 1817, by the Marathas under the leadership of Bapurao. The British then took over on December 30, 1817, under the leadership of Captain Brooks. The British had the fort till 1862 as an outpost for vigilance on the surrounding valley and hills like the Bhor Ghat, an important trade route between Pune and Kalyan. So in spite of its size, its strategic location made it important in history. 

TREK DETAILS :-

Height: 3100 feet Grade: Medium 
Time: ~ Maximum 2.5 hrs from Ambivali, Base Village
Location: Karjat region.


DIRECTIONS:-
For those coming from Khopoli.
Catch Karjat local
Timings
7:20 am KHOPOLI
7.45 am KARJAT

For those coming from Mumbai.
Karjat Fast local
CST : 06:16
Byculla : 06:23
Dadar : 06:30
Kurla : 06:37
Ghatkopar : 06:41
Thane : 06:56
Dombivali : 07:08
Kalyan : 07:16
Badlapur : 07:36
Neral : 07:54
Karjat : 08:10

Note: Members are requested to take return ticket till 
Karjat by their own

TREK SCHEDULE:-
8:30 : Move to Ambivali village by Riksha/Bus 
9:30 : Reach @Ambivali.
Breakfast & Tea Break. 
10:00 : Start walking to Peth Village 
11:30 : Reach@ Peth village
Tea-Biscuit Break
11:45 : Start walking to Peth Fort
12:45 : Reach @ Peth Fort
Fort Exploration & Lunch for 1.15 Hrs
2:00 : Start walking to Peth Village
3:00 : Reach @ Peth Village
4:00 : Reach @ Ambivali
4:15 : Move to Karjat by Riksha/Bus
5:15 : Reach @ Karjat Station

PARTICIPANTS MUST CARRY:-
• 2 liter of water (at least)
• Packed Lunch
• Sun cap/Windcheater/Umbrella
• Extra pair of clothes (optional)
• Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
• Good trekking shoes
• Haversack to put all your things, so that your hands are free (avoid sling bags)
• Camera (Optional)
• Electral/Tang powder/Glucone-




The cost of the Trek will be Rs.250/-per head 
which includes, Transportation from Karjat to Ambivali.
B/f-Tea as mentioned, Guidance & Expertise Charges
First Aid.

Cost Excludes: Anything that is not in includes section

For more information & confirmation please call:
नीलेश मोकल @ 9405186659
Tejas Chari @ 9049093008

Note:- Only clicking on going tab will not be considered as your confirmation, please give your confirmation through call or message to above persons.

Best Regards
वेध सह्याद्री , खोपोली

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