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Hello Trekkers...
 

Place - Rajgad to Torna ( Pune Region)

Dates - 12th & 13th Nov 2016

Trek Schedule -:
Day 1 : Report @ Swargate Bus stand (Pune) at 5.30 am.
Proceed towards Gunjavane Villege by S.T. Bus
Reach Gunjavane Villege by 9.00 a.m.
Have breakfast and Start Trek towards Rajgad....
Reach Padmavati machi (Rajgad) by 12.30 p.m.(Lunch)
Stay at padmavati mandir and explore rajgad.
Day 2 :Start early Trek towards Torna via Sanjeevani Machi max by
 8.00 am after breakfast
Reach Torna by 02.30 p.m. and have lunch
Explore Torna and start descending towards Velhe by 3.30 pm
Reach Velhe by 5.30 and start return journey to pune by available
vehicle reach pune by 9.00 pm.

Trek Fee -: Pune To Pune -: 1200/- INR -Online Payment ( for payment link please call below numbers)

                                              1300/- INR - Onsite same day payment
(Includes Pune to Pune Travelling , 2 Breakfast ,2 snacks, 1 dinner & 1 lunch & tea or other refreshments,Equipment & expertise charges)

Last day to confirm your participation - 09th November,2016
Contact -Ashwin - 9730022060 ( Pune & Mumbai)
Akshay - 9960803452 (Nashik)

 Rajgad (literally meaning Royal Fort) is one of the forts in the Pune district of Maharashtra state in India. The fort is around 1,400 m (4,600 ft) above sea level. Formerly known as Murumdev, it was capital of the Maratha Empire during the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for almost 26 years, after which he moved the capital to Raigad Fort. Treasure found at an adjacent fort was used to fortify this hill. The diameter of the fort at the base is 40 km (25 mi) making it difficult for anybody to lay siege to it, adding to its strategic value.

The fort has witnessed lots of historic events, including the birth of Shivaji's son Rajaram, the death of Shivaji's Queen Saibai, the return of Shivaji from Agra, the burial of Afzal Khan's head in the Mahadarwaja walls of Balle Killa, the strict words of Sonopant Dabir to Shivaji, and the Khandoji Khopade event.

This fort was also one of the 17 forts that Shivaji kept when he signed the Treaty of Purandar (1665) with the Rajput king Jai Singh in 1665 who was leading the Mughal forces. 23 other forts were handed over to the Mughals under this treaty.

Torna Fort, also known as Prachandagad, is a large fort located in Pune district, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is historically significant because it was the first fort captured by Shivaji Maharaj in 1643, at the age of 16, forming the nucleus of the Maratha empire. The hill has an elevation of 1,403 metres (4,603 ft) above sea level, making it the highest hill-fort in the district. The name derives from Prachanda (Marathi for huge or massive) and gad (Marathi for fort)

as Torna, and constructed several monuments and towers within it.

In the 18th century, the Mughal empire briefly 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.

 

Things To Be carried:

Saturday Lunch must

  • A bottle of water (Atleast 2 Ltrs – must),
  • TORCH with extra batteries (Compulsory),
  • Bedding ( Compulsory),carrymat,sleeping bag
  • A spoon and a plate (a must)
  • Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes,
  • Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
  • Personal Medicine  (Optional)
  • Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
  • A haversack to put in all the things.
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