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Hey mates, we at Trekking Paradise are glad to invite you for one day trek to Mahuli near Asangaon on Sunday,21st September 2014.

Some Information about the fort:
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2815 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium
Region: Thane
Base Village: Mahuli
Trek Leader: Rohan Vaidya/ Suraj More

Mahuli-Fort is a beautiful mountain terrain located in the outskirts of Thane District of Maharashtra. Situated at a height of 2,815 feet, the destination is surrounded by dense forest, which is declared as a natural reserve. The history of Mahuli-Fort is marked with various events dating back to the 15th century. In 1485, the fort was under the rule of the Nizam Shahi Dynasty. When Shahaji Raje became the secretary of Nijamshahi, Mughals of Delhi tried to end Nijamshahi. In 1635-36, Shahaji Raje transferred himself with Jijabai and Shivaji Maharaj to Mahuli. When Khan Jaman attacked the fort, Shahaji asked Portuguese for help, who refused and Shahaji surrendered.

Shivaji Maharaj took this fort from Mughals on 8 Jan 1658. In 1661 it was given back and was won again by Shivaji Maharaj. In treaty of Purandar, in 1665, Marathas lost these forts again. In Feb 1670, Shivaji Maharaj tried to conquer Mahuli, but failed, Manohardas Gaud, was the in charge of the fort. A thousand Marathas were killed. Manohardas Gaud, soon gave up his position and Alveerdi Beg took over. On 16 June 1670, after two months, Moropant Pingle conquered the forts and Mahuli, Bhandargad and Palasgad became part of Swarajya. Till 1817, Shivaji Maharaj's dynasty owned the fort but later on it was controlled by the British Raj.

Mahuli-Fort is a prominent place for trekkers, as it has beautiful hill forts and mountain peaks.


The tentative itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Meeting point:Asangaon Stn at 7.30 am
We will be starting with the Asangaon slow local train (time table given below)
People may board the same Asangaon train from the station of their convenience and meet us at Asangaon station directly.

CST-ASANGAON slow Local Train Timing-

CST : 5:14 AM
Byculla : 5:22 AM
Dadar : 5:32 AM
Kurla : 5:43 AM
Ghatkopar : 5:49 AM
Thane : 6:10 AM
Dombivali : 6:32 AM
Kalyan : 6:41 AM
Titwala : 6:56 AM
Asangaon: 7:20 AM

(Please make sure you reach 30 mins early to your respected boarding station, as there might be long queues for the tickets).

Travel by ST bus/tumtum/walk till the base village.
Breakfast.
Start trek by 9.00 am. Reach the top by 13.00 pm, have lunch, explore the fort, and start for our back journey.
Descend till 5.30 pm.
Start our return journey by 6pm.
We will be returning to Mumbai by 9.00 pm tentatively.


The charges for the event is Rs 250/- per head, which includes:
Travelling from Asangaon stn till the base and back,
Tea & Breakfast
People are requested to take return ticket till Asangaon by their own.


Bank Details-
Bank Name : SBI Bank
Account No : 00000030249695712
Account Type : Savings Bank Account
Account name : Kunal Kamalakar Naik
Branch : Dombivli East
IFSC code : SBIN0007124

Things to be carried:
Lunch for Sunday.
Identity proof.
A bottle of water (Atleast 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Good trekking shoes,Extra Pair of clothes,Windcheaters
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.
Its raining these days, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.

For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here
8097363985|9870335136|9833500046

(Pls Msg if calls not answered.)

Regards,
Team Trekking Paradise.

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