Dear Pathfinders.....


We have arranged Day Trek to Rajgad & Torna on Friday, 3rd Nov 2012 to 4th Nov 2012


Fort: Rajgad

Type: Hill Fort

Height: 4182 feet

Grade: Medium (Trek Experience Required)

Endurance: Medium

Base Village: Gunjavne


Fort: Torna

Type: Hill Fort

Height: 4603 feet

Grade: Medium (Trek Experience Required)

Endurance: Medium

Base Village: Velhe



RAJGAD FORT (Well Known As King Of All D Forts)

One of the forts of Maharashtra state in India. Situated in the Pune district, the fort is approximately 4620 feet above sea level. Formerly known as Murumdev, it was capital of the Maratha Kingdom (Hindavi Swarajya) ruled by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for almost 26 years, after which he moved to Raigad fort and made that his capital. Treasure found on adjacent Torna Fort was used to fortify this hill.


Torna Fort


This fort is believed to have been constructed by the Shaiva Panth, followers of the Hindu god Shiva, in the 13th century. A Menghai Devi temple, also referred to as the Tornaji temple, is situated near the entrance of the fort. In 1643, Shivaji Maharaj captured this fort at the age of sixteen, thus making it one of the first forts in what would become the Maratha empire. Shivaji renamed the fort Torna, and constructed several monuments and towers within it.In the 18th century, the Mughal empire gained control of this fort after assassination of Shivaji Maharaj's son Sambhaji. Aurangzeb, then Mughal emperor, renamed this fort Futulgaib, in recognition of the difficult defense the Mughals had to overcome to capture this fort. It was restored to the Maratha confederacy by the Treaty of Purandar.


Journey Details:

Gathering Point:


Pune Swargate ST Stand @ 5:30 Hrs on 3rd Nov 2012


Saturday 3rd Nov 2012, at 05:30 AM


06:00 Hrs: Move Towards Gunjavane Base Village by Nasrapur Fata by Public Transport


08:00 Hrs: Reach Gunjavane Base Village


Breakfast and Refreshment a Base Village


08:30 Hrs: Head Towards Rajgad

10:30 Hrs: Reach Padmavati Machi & Explore

11:00 Hrs: Move towards Balekilla

12:00 Hrs: Explore Balekilla

12:30 Hrs: Start Descending Balekilla

13:00 Hrs: Lunch & Rest

14:00 Hrs: Move Towards Suvela Machi

17:30 Hrs: Gather at Padmavati Mandir and Rest

20:30 Hrs: Dinner at Padmavati Mandir


Campfire and some fun till 22:00 Hrs near Mandir


22:00 Hrs: - Rest in Mandir


Sunday, 4th Nov 2012

04:30 Hrs: Wake up for Refreshment and Breakfast

06:00 Hrs: Lead Towards Sanjivani Machi

08:00 Hrs: Move towards Torna Fort via Alu Darvaja

13:00 Hrs: Reach Torna Fort


Lunch (Available locally) and Fort Exploration


14:00 Hrs: Move Towards Mahadev Mandir. If time permit we will go to Zunzar Machi

15:00 Hrs: Start Descending to Velhe Base Village

16:30 Hrs: Breakfast & Refreshment at base village

17:00 Hrs: Start the return journey towards Shivajinagar Station.




We will be in Mumbai by 23:00 Hrs (Timings may vary ½ hr, with subject to individual’s pace at trek and traffic conditions)


Things to be carried:

A Water Bottle (~3.5 Ltrs),

Torch with Extra Battery (Must)

Sleeping Mat / Bag / Woollen Cloths (Must)

Mug, Dish and Spoon (Must)

Lunch for Saturday Afternoon (Must)

Camera, Cell Phone,

Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.

Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)

Extra Pair of clothes,

Good trekking shoes. carry extra pair of shoes or floaters if possible

A haversack to put all these things



Trek Fees Rs. 950.00

per head includes traveling from Pune and back to Pune, 2 meals & 4 breakfasts.


Some Important Rules to be Followed:-


Do Not Litter:

Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.


No Smoking and alcohol:

Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. NO REFUND will be provided.(Smoking will only be permitted before the trek starts and after the trek is over with prior consultation of the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.)


Respect the Heritage:

Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with our trek mates.


Be a group:

It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.


Pay attention:

Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment, Pathfinders shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.

Any violation of the above rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or event, and no refund is admissible in such cases.

Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.


The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members.

No Arguments will be entertained.


Thank You


Pathfindersgroup Pune