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INTRODUCTION OF RAIGAD

Raigad is a hill fortress situated in the near MahadRaigad district of MaharashtraIndia. The Maratha king Shivaji made the fort his capital in 1674 when he was crowned King of a Maratha Kingdom which later developed into the Maratha Empireeventually covering majority of modern day India.

The fort, which rises 820 metres (2,700 ft) above sea level, is located in the Sahyadri mountain range. There are approximately 1737 steps leading to the fort, though today an areal tram exists to reach the top of the fort. The fort was looted and destroyed by the British upon.

The fort was built by Chandrarao Mores in 1030. Its ruins today consist of the queen's quarters: six chambers, with each chamber having its own private restroom. The main palace was constructed using wood, of which only the bases of pillars remain. Ruins of three watch towers can be seen directly in front of the palace grounds overlooking an artificial lake called Ganga Sagar Lake created next to the fort. It also has a view of the execution point called Takmak Tok, a cliff from which the sentenced prisoners were thrown to their death. The area is now fenced off. The fort also has ruins of the market, and it has such structure that one can shop even while riding on a horse.

The fort has a famous wall called "Hirakani Buruj" constructed over a huge cliff. 

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Schedule of trek

1st Day-  15 August 2014

11.00 am      Reporting on Ratnagiri railway station
12.15 pm      Diva pass train
05.00 pm      Reach veer station
05.05 pm      Towards Raigad base (private vehicle)
07.00 pm      Raigad fort base
08.45 pm      Reach on top Raigad fort
10.30 pm      Dinner
11.15 pm      Light off

2nd Day- 16 August 2014

05.00 am       Wakeup
05.55 am       Every 1 ready
06.00 am       Tea & biscuits
06.15 am       Ready 4 Trek
08.00 am       Breakfast 
08.25 am       Ready 4 Trek
12.00 am       Lunch
01.00 pm       Rest
02.45 pm       Ready to down Trekk
04.30 pm       Reach raigad base
04.35 pm       Towards veer station (private vehicle)
06.30 pm       Reach veer station
08.30 pm       Return journey Dadar pass.
12.30 am       Ratnagiri Railway station

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IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:

1. The leader's decision will be final & binding on all participants. No arguments will be entertained.

2. It is important for all participants to stay together in the group, 
3. In the event of any mishap, Jiddi Mountaineering Jilha Association, Ratnagiri  will not be responsible.
4. Each participant will be responsible for his/her own safety & baggage.
5. Avoid wearing gold or other ornaments.

6. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

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So Don't Think Much "ONLY 30 SEATS AVAILABLE".

 Interested participants are requested to call well in advance and in order to confirm their seat for RAIGAD TREK. (Registration on first come basis)

 So Hurry.
For registration or Queries, Please contact:

JIDDI Office-9637202218
Dhiraj Patkar - 8390764464.

 

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