Dear all, 

We @ शिखर वेध invites you for a 2 day trek to Majestic Sudhagad & Sarasgad on 8 - 9 October 2016

Hope 2 c u with us on Trek with us

Details r as follows 
Brief Introduction about Sudhagad / Sarasgad : -

Height: ~ 1600  / 2030 feet
Grade:  Easy
Time: ~ 2 Hrs from Pachhapur, Thakurwadi / Max 1.5 hrs from Pali
Location: Pali, Raigad District 


Sudhgad : The only fort which was considered before Raigad for establishing as the capital of Shiv swarajya, Sudhagad is a gigantic fort with a huge plateau atop.  Tactfully fortified this was one was one of the mightiest and inaccessible fort of the time. There still exists a spacious Wada of the Pant Sachiv of the Sudhagad region. Its in bad condition due to lack of maintenance.

A well built temple of Bhoraidevi is the only place for shelter atop. There is deepmal in front of the temple. Few remnants of Tulsi Vrundawan lay in the vicinity. The main attraction on this fort is the Mahadarwaja at Dhondse side which is an exact replica of the Mahadarwaja at Raigad, and still is in good shape. Takmak Tok offers beautiful view of the Valley.


Sarasgad : Pali, one out of the eight "Ashtavinayak" Ganesh Temples is also the place where Sarasgad is located. Lord Ganesh of Pali is named 'Ballaleshwar' and located just behind the temple can be seen the ramparts of Sarasgad fort.
The fort was mainly used to keep a check on the surrounding regions. From the fort, Pali and all surrounding areas can be seen. Shivaji Maharaj brought this fort under Swarajya and spent 2000 Hon (the prevailing currency) for its reconstruction. Till independence this fort was under Bhor Sansthan.



The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:


Meeting point: 08:45 Hrs : @ Khopoli Railway Station on Saturday 8 October 2016


Mumbai people can take  CST - Karjat Fast Local & then separate local from Karjat to Khopoli


Time table given as below for CST - KARJAT


CSTM :: 06:10 Hrs

Byculla :: 06:18 Hrs

Dadar :: 06:24 Hrs

Kurla :: 06:31 Hrs

Ghatkopar :: 06:35 Hrs

Thane :: 06:50 Hrs

Dombivali :: 07:;02 Hrs

Kalyan :: 07:10 Hrs

Karjat :: 08:00 Hrs


KARJAT - KHOPOLI local Timings


Karjat :: 08:15 Hrs

Khopoli :; 08:45 Hrs



Pune People can catch MSRTC bus from Lonavala Bus depo and meet us @ Khopoli bus stand



08:50 Hrs : Move to Pali by Private Vehicle

09:45 Hrs  @ Pali


Breakfast-Tea @ Pali


Ballaleshwar Darshan: One of the Asthavinayak Temple

10:30 Hrs : Start trek to the top
12.00 Hrs : Atop Sarasgad
Explore fort, Rest and enjoy the view of the surrounding region

13:30 Hrs: Descend 2 base
14:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Pali
15:30 Hrs: Move to Thakurwadi by tumtum


16:15 Hrs : Reach the base Village, Thakurwadi


16:30 Hrs : Start the trek


19:00 Hrs : Reach Atop Sudhagad


21:00 Hrs : Dinner time


Sunday 9 October 2016


Wake up call

Post Breakfast - Tea 


Exploration, Site seeing 



10:30 Hrs : Descend to Dhondse village

13:00 Hrs : @ Dhondse 


Move to Khopoli by pvt vehicle


15:00 Hrs : Lunch @ Khopoli


Catch 16:28 Hrs : Khopoli - CST local 

We will reach Mumbai by 20:00 Hrs (Subjective)

The Cost of the trek would be Rs. 1500/- per head.

The above cost includes

  • Travel from Khopoli to Khopoli by Private vehicle
  • Veg Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on saturday & Breakfast - Lunch on Sunday)
  • SV administrative charges

Deposit Rs. 1000/- pp (Non-Refundable) on following A/c for registration



ICICI Bank A/c No.: - 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC code : ICIC0000268


Last date for registration: - Tuesday 4th October 2016, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

Things To Carry: -
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( a must)
Sleeping Bags/ Mat (a Must)
Torch with extra pair of batteries
Raincheater (Optional) for those who don't want to wet
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
A haversack to put all these things
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09702121373 / 09869369836