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EASY TREK TO LOHGAD FORT & BHAJE CAVES (LONAVALA)

 

Date: 20 November. 2016
Region: Lonavala
Height: 3450 ft.
Grade: Easy
Type: Hill Fort
Base Village: Lohagadwadi
Trek Fees: INR 500/- (Trek Fees Would be Rs 400 p.p. for Group of 5+ Participants )

Lohgad Fort 
With a 2000 year old history and at 3450 ft high, Lohagad one of the majestic forts in the region. The climb to the fort takes you to panoramic vantage points, huge balconies, doors and reminds you how important this place was which was used to defend freedom. Surrounded by lakes on all side the views from the fort are breathtaking specially from vinchu kata (Scorpion's tail), Lohagad fort – means "Iron fort" in Marathi and is situated in Lonavala region It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna and is situated on a side range of the Sahyadris. The Visapur fort is located on its eastern side. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition. Historians tell in the later Peshwa period, Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800 AD) built several structures in the fort such as a big tank and a step-well (bawali). On the west side, there is a long and narrow wall-like fortified spur called Vinchukata (scorpion's tail) due to its shape. 

Bhaje Caves 
The buddhist excavations at Bhaja, also known as Bhaja caves, date almost to the 1st century AD and are believed to be one of the oldest buddhist religious centres in this area. it is also a big tourist draw as it is near Lonavala, but thankfully, because of its classification as a national monument, it is relatively well maintained compared to many other tourist attractions here.
Itinerary 

Meeting at Lonavala Railway station on Sunday 20th Nov. 2016 at 8.05 AM

Recommended Train for Mumbai Participants – INDRAYANI EXP (22105) Ticket Fare Rs. 85/- Class 2S 
(Please reserve your all tickets in advance)

Station Name Departure Time
MUMBAI CST 05:40
DADAR 05:53
THANE 06:16
KALYAN JN 06:35
KARJAT 07:15
LONAVALA 08:00

Will catch Pune local train to Malavali (8 :15am at Lonavala station platform no 3).

08:24 Hrs: Will reach Malavali 
08:50 Hrs: Will start our trek towards Lohgad Fort after breakfast visit Bhaje caves en-route
12:30 Hrs: Will reach at Lohgad Fort
12:30 Hrs: to 14:30 Hrs (Rest, Photography Exploration, Lunch Etc.)
14:40 Hrs: Will start descend.
16:30 Hrs: Will reach Malavli Station will have evening tea/coffee refreshments

From Malvali will catch Lonavla / Pune local to reach lonavala @ 18:00 Hrs (Approx) 

Note: Many Mode of Transports options available to reach mumbai from Lonavala 

INTERCITY EXP - 12128
Ticket Fare Rs. 85/- Class 2S 
Departs: 18:48 from LONAVALA (LNL)
Arrives: 20:38 to DADAR (DDR)

OR

INDRAYANI EXP (22106)
Ticket Fare Rs. 85/- Class 2S 
Departs: 19:25 from LONAVALA (LNL)
Arrives: 21:33 to DADAR (DDR)

Trek Fees INR. 500/- per participants 

Note : (Trek Fees Would be Rs 400 p.p. for Group of 5+ Participants )

Registration: 

To book one has to transfer/deposit non-refundable amount of Rs. 200/- in below mention bank a/c 

Account Details
A/c Name: Raj Singh
Bank Name: AXIS BANK
Account ID: 912010022801101
IFSC code: UTIB0001703, AXIS BANK, YOGI NAGAR, BRANCH

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Inclusions
Food: Breakfast & Evening Tea / Coffee with snacks
Transportation Charges from Lonavala to Lonavala 
Entry Fees Bhaje Caves
Expertise and Guide Charges

Exclusions
Transport cost till Mumbai-Lonavala-Mumbai
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions
Lunch
Cold drink, Mineral Water Etc. & Private orders of Tea, breakfast Etc.
Insurance Coverage
Medical Expanses other than 'First aid'

Things to Carry: 
Pack Lunch
Water Bottle (2 Liter Must)
Good Grip shoes, 
Camera, Cap etc. (Optional)
Electrolyte packets as energy drinks (optional)
Carry eatable like fruits, dry fruits to munch on during trek and to avoid dehydration.
A haversack to put in all the things.
Personal Medicines (General Medical Kit will be available with Group)

KIND ATTENTION
please notes that this is an environment friendly outing. Do not litter any wrappers (please take it back to your home for disposal) or spoil the place in any way.

PROHIBITED
Alcohol, drugs or narcotics, firearms and gambling on the Trek, smoking, entry to the area set aside for use by the opposite sex, offensive behavior which may lead to expulsion from the Trek

WITHDRAWAL
organiser have reserves the right to withdraw and or make any alterations that they may deem advisable for the convenience and the best interests of tour.

SAFETY
Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into planning of this tour for your safety. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, organizers cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for tour. While planning your trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc. should seek their physicians advice before coming.

Note:-

1) If any natural calamity happens or any accident, death, illness occurred, organizers’ are not responsible for any loss of thing or of human being.
2) Avoid to bring valuable things like gold or any jewelry or High value mobile phones Etc.
3) Trek/camp leader's decision will be final and binding.
4) Organizers reserve the right to make changes or cancelled to their programs at any point of time without prior notification 

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Regard’s
Raj Singh
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