We at RAC has arranged Trekking in Satara which will cover 5 forts in two days of time span
Brief info about the place:- As we all know satara has a list of historical evidences from Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj era,
Satara is a city located in the Satara District of Maharashtra state of India, near the confluence of the river Krishna and its tributary river Venna. The city was established in the 16th century and was the seat of Raja of Satara Chhatrapati Shahu.
Major Attractions: -
2) Vairatgad ( Varugad)
3) Shere Limb
Pandavgad :- 4177 feet above sea level, lies four miles north-west of Wai. The fort is conspicuous over a low spur branching east from its southern angle. From a distance it appears a square fortification with natural escarpment of cut black stone. The fort can be reached by a foot-path diverting to the north from Bhoganv, a village 3 miles west of Wai on Wai -Velang State Transport route. In Bhoganv village, there is a small memorial of Vaman Pandit, the celebrated Sanskrit poet of the 15th century. The approach to the fort is very difficult and at places the path is barely a foot in width with the hill slopes on one side and deep valleys on the other.
Vairatgad: - Vairatgad fort is a fort situated near to the town of Wai in Maharashtra, India. The top of the fort is very small. There are remnants of old buildings. The bastion at the entrance is dilapidated.
Bara motachi Vihir :- (Sheri Limb) - This well was completed in 1646 by Sau. Virubhai Bhosale and was meant to be a water source to all the farms around. The well is octagonal in shape and was built to look like dug-out shivling i.e a vertical column with an arm extending to the side. It is 110 ft deep and 50 foot in diameter.
Kalyangad :- Kalyangad Fort 3,537 feet above sea level, stands at the end of a spur of the Mahadev range running south-west from the villages of Vikhale and Bhadle, eight miles north of Koregaon and about fourteen miles north-east of Satara.
Chandan – Vandan :- Chandan and Vandan are the Dual forts just off the satara road. The basic purpose of these forts is to guard and keep watch on the route going to Satara. As soon as you cross the Khambataki ghat you descend down in fertile planes of Wai on banks of Krishna river. This area being fertile was traditionally very important from the economical point of view and hence became important politically too. The forts Vairatgad and Pandavgad guard this area. As soon as you move south towards Satara from this place you encounter with the dual forts of Chandan and Vandan on the eastern side.
Schedule for the Event: - Meeting at Dadar near Pritam Hotel on 23rd June 2017
@ Starting our Journey in the bus Private Non AC Bus to Satara
@ Pick up on the way: - Sion Circle, Diamond Garden, Vashi Bridge, Nerul LP & Macdonalds (Kalamboli)
#Day = 01 (24th June 2017)
@ Reaching Satara early morning , Freshen up and breakfast time
@ Introduction time and start our first destination – Pandavgad
@ Reach in another 1.5 hrs of hike
@ Explore , Photography time.
@ Start Descend
@ Lunch in Satara and move to our next destination which is Sheri Limb
@ Reach our destination in another 1.5 hrs of hours (Travel in bus)
@ Explore, Photography etc
@ Start our journey to 3rd destination which is Kalyangad
@ Reach at the base of Kalyangad base and rest for the Day.
@ End of Day 1 (24th June 2017)
# Day = 2 (25th June 2017)
@ Wakeup call at 5:30 AM
@ Freshen up and breakfast time , Gear for trek to Kalyangad
@ Reach Kalyangad, Explore, Photography etc
@ Gear up for the next destination which is Chandan
@ Finish up both the forts till afternoon
@ Lunch time and start our journey back to Mumbai – Pune
@ Reach Dadar at 11:00 PM (which shall be tentative depending on the traffic)
@ No dinner is included ( Dinner charges will have to pay on own)
Cost for the Entire Trek is 2850 /- Per Head
Inclusions: - Transport in Private Non –AC bus, and the above mentioned itinerary
Exclusions: - Anything apart from the inclusions.
Mandatory things to Carry:-
Itinerary & Mandatory Things to Carry :-
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) Mandatory,
Cap, Good trekking shoes (Action Trekking Preferably)
Torch ( with extra batteries ) and Extra Socks (a must), Extra Clothes As per the Schedule.
Carry at least 2 Lemons, Chocolate Bars, Glucon D.Bedding for Night ( Sleeping bag, Chadar, Shawl etc)
Personal basic medical kit ( carry your routine medicines if any to avoid complications).
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
No wearing of Gold or any other expensive Ornaments ( if Lost owns a sole Responsibility )
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits,
A haversack to put all these things.
For more Details
Call: - Roshan – 8275204304 / Email – firstname.lastname@example.org