EASY TREK TO KORIGAD FORT (LONAVALA) On Sun 25 Sept. 2016
Type: Hill Fort
Highlights of Korigad :
2 Large ponds Beautiful views of the surrounding valleys
Aamby Valley View from top
From here Nagphani Point, Tung, Tikona, Matheran, Prabalgad, Karnala and Manikgad ranges can be viewed.
South of Lonavala in the Maval region is the Koraigad fort which offers a panoramic view of the Deccan Plateau as well as the Konkan region. To get here you have to take the INS Shivaji road from Lonavala to Ghusalkhamb, Peth-Shahpur and Ambawawne, the village at the foothill. From here is a slightly arduous path through moderately thick forest leads to a flight of steps take you to the main entrance of fort. The distance between Lonavala and Peth Shahpur is just 20 kilometeres. From the village of Peth-Shahpur you can see Koraigad hill rising like a steep wall. Its height is 3000 feet from mean sea level, but the height from peth-shahpur to the top is about 800-1000 feet. The path to the forest goes along a flat plain for quite a while before entering the forest just below the fort. From here to the main doorway is a steep climb, through dense vegetation. Among the various trees which can be found here are fig, mango, bamboo, hirda, kokum, nirgudi, karti, raanwangi, ghasodi. Occasional rare spotting of barking deer, boars, peacocks, doves are among the animals and birds found here. Half-way along the path to the left, you can see a carved Ganpati idol in a rock. Further ahead, just short of the main doorway, is a water tank, containing cool and fresh water. On entering the main door, you find a cannon lying to one side. To the left is the main gateway, the Ganesh Gate. From here far to the left, you can see the Duke’s Nose and the INS Shivaji area, while straight ahead is the Jambhuli mountain range beyond which is Tungi hill. The southern side of the fort has a temple dedicated to Koraidevi. The roof of this temple had been blown away some time ago, but now some enthusiasts have got together and had a new roof fixed. Outside the temple are two stone lamps. Inside is a four feet tall idol of the goddess. Behind the temple, adjacent to the ramparts of the fort, this is by far the largest. To the south is the well-fortified Ambavane gateway. There are two lakes on the hill where often groups of vultures hover. Visible from here are the Mulshi lake, the Bhamburda mountain and the Durga hill. The western part of the fort contains some caves and an idol of Vishnu. From the northern bastion of the fort, there is a panoramic view of the Konkan area.
Shivaji Maharaj incorporated this fort in Swarajya along with Lohgad, Visapur, Tung and Tikona in 1657. On March 11, 1818, Col. Prother invaded this fort but could not succeed even after prolonged fighting. Finally he succeeded on 14th March, by dropping a cannon ball where the ammunition was stored. Along with this fort the English also conquered Ghangad.
Meeting at Lonavala Railway station on Sunday 25th Sept. 2016 at 8.05 AM
Recommended Train for Mumbai Participants – INDRAYANI EXP (22105) Ticket Fare Rs. 85/- Class 2S
Station Name Departure Time
MUMBAI CST 05:40
KALYAN JN 06:35
08:30 am: Depart for Korigad (by Pvt. Vehicle/ ST Bus)
09:45 am: Reach at the base village
10:30 am: Start climbing towards on Korigad after breakfast Instructions and Introductions session, It’s an hour’s easy climb and once we are at the top, We are going to be greeted by mountain tops and beautiful sights of Aamby Valley from above.
11:30 am: Will Reach on Top, Take Rest, Enjoy Lake, Photography Explore Surroundings, Lunch Etc.
03:30 pm: Will Start descending towards base village
05:00 pm: Will proceed back towards Lonavala Station (by Pvt. Vehicle/ ST Bus)
06:00 pm: Will reach Lonavala
Note : Many of Mode of Transports options available to reach mumbai from Lonavala
Recommended Train from Lonavala to Mumbai
INTERCITY EXP - 12128
Ticket Fare Rs. 85/- Class 2S
Departs: 18:48 from LONAVALA (LNL)
Arrives: 20:38 to DADAR (DDR)
INDRAYANI EXP (22106)
Ticket Fare Rs. 85/- Class 2S
Departs: 19:25 from LONAVALA (LNL)
Arrives: 21:33 to DADAR (DDR)
Trek Fees: INR 600/- (Per Participants)
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