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Korigad trek

Shivaji Maharaj incorporated this fort into 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 on the ammunition storage on the fort. Along with this fort the English also conquered Ghangad.

Korigad appears like a wall from Peth Shahpur. On the top of the fort is a huge plateau. The ramparts on this fort are around 1 ½ kms in length. One can move along the complete top of the fort by walking on the bailey. While coming up from the Peth-Shahpur route, we come across many caves, some cisterns and an idol of lord Ganesh. 

After entering the Ganesh Darwaaja (Peth Shahpur route), we can see the remnants of the old buildings. Here we can see the temple of Goddess Korai Devi. There is a “DEEPMALA” right in front of the temple. The idol of Korai Devi is around 4 feet high. There are many bastions on the Southern side of the fort. There are 6 cannons on this fort. Of these, the biggest cannon named “Laxmi” lies next to the Korai Devi temple. There are two more temples on the fort. 

Grade

Age Group

Date

Location

Easy

10 yrs +

27th Aug 2017

Lonavala

 

Reporting

Departure

Arrival

Time

6:30 am

7:30 pm approx. depending on traffic

Starting Point

Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya (King George School), Gate no. 4, Dadar East, Opp. SBI Building, Hindu Colony

End Point

Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya (King George School), Gate no. 4, Dadar East, Opp. SBI Building, Hindu Colony and drops on the way, if feasible for participants


Day Plan:

6:30 am

Bus leave from Mumbai / Pune (Enroute breakfast)

9:00am

Arrive at Base village and start trek to Korigad

10:30am

Reach Korigad

12:00 pm

Leave for Base village

1:30 pm

Arrive at base village and have Lunch

3:00 pm

Leave for Mumbai / Pune by Non Ac Bus

6:30 pm / 7:30pm

Reach Mumbai / Pune

 
Things to Carry :

Item

C/O

Remark, if any

Water bottle and/or hydra pack

C

At least 2 litres

Slipper / Chappals

O

Only till the base village. Shoes are COMPULSARY during actual trek.

Extra set of clothes

C

For change on our return journey

Hiking/Trekking/Sports shoes

C

Due to safety reasons, trekking shoes are compulsory during the trek. Participant(s) will be sent back if he/she does not wear trekking shoes for the trek.

Personal medicines, if any

C

Leaders will be carrying first aid box. Personal medicines to be carried by the participants

Rainwear

O

Kindly carry a wind cheater / raincoat for avoiding getting wet

Towel

C

For changing wet clothes / getting dry

Full sleeve tops / t shirts

O

Always recommended as you could come across insects and itchy plants

Track pant (stretchable)

C

Full pants are mandatory. Participants will not be allowed to trek in shorts, three-fourths. Jeans not recommended as they get heavy and uncomfortable

Rucksack / Backpack

C

Backpack is compulsory. Carry a smaller backpack to only carry food and water to top of fort. All other stuff can be left in the vehicle at base

Camera / Handy cam

O

Optional. To be carried at participant’s risk

Extra Cash

C

Around Rs. 250 to be carried if lunch being ordered in base village / other personal expenses

C – Compulsory , O – Optional


Activity Fee: Rs. 1,100/-

 

The cost includes

·         Mumbai /Pune to base by Non A/c bus

·         Breakfast, Lunch, Tea & Evening snacks.

·         Required equipment for activities with services of Professional instructors & Volunteer(s)

The cost does not include

·         Personal expenses such as telephones, cold drinks, mineral water, etc.

·         Insurance of any kind

·         Medical, hospitalization and related expenses

·         Any item not covered under the head ‘cost includes’.


Online Booking Link : Book Now

Payment Option:

Account Name

Pugmarks Eco Tours Pvt. Ltd.

Account Number

912020037829418

Bank Name

Axis Bank

Branch

Sahakar Nagar Branch

IFSC

UTIB0000350

 

Contact:
Pune      : 020 – 66499999

Mumbai : 022 – 24445938 / 8879366191

Important Rules:

  • NO THROWING OF PLASTICS – GARBAGE ANYWHERE. Carry it back to your home and dispose
  • The Leaders’ decision will be final and binding on all.
  • Every participant should follow the schedule of the trek.
  • The Leader has a right to make changes in the schedule of the trek, if necessary.
  • Smoking / alcohol is strictly prohibited during the trek.
  • Each participant shall uphold the reputation and interests of the group.
  • Leader / Co-leader will take necessary action in case of any indecent/rude/ unruly behaviour by the participants.
  • All care would be taken on the trek w.r.t safety and we do not take responsibility for loss of any kind caused to the participant during the trek, including physical or monetary loss due to any unforeseen circumstances.
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