Dear Friends,

We Swachhand have arranged a One day trek to "PETHGAD (KOTHLIGAD)" Near to Karjat on 12th July,2015

Duration:                   Dt. 12.07.2015 (One Day Trek)

Mode of Transport:  Local Transport

Meeting point:           At Karjat S.T.Bus Depot which is near to Station at 08.00 am SHARP

All are requested to please buy local Train Return Tickets up to Karjatfrom your start destination  Or

You can board the train at the station convenient to you and alight at Karjat Station at 8.00 per below train timings.

Train timings as below :-

Cst 05.22 am               Cst 06.10 am

Dadar 05.40 am          Dadar 06.24 am

Kurla 05.50 am           Kurla 06.31 am

Thane 06.17 am           Thane 06.50 am

Dombivali 06.39 am    Dombivali 07.02 am

Kalyan 06.48 am         Kalyan 07.10 am

Neral   07.23 am          Neral  07.44 am

Karjat 07.39 am          Karjat 08.00 am

Little about trek :-

Type : Hill Fort           Fort Range : Karjat           District :  Raigad        Grade : Easy

The fort is commoly known of the peth because the peth village is situated in its base, also known as 'Kothaligad', approximately 21Km from Karjat. Even though the fort is small in stature has a vast historical background. This fort was more of a 'defense station' than a strong fort. Peth was mainly used for ammunition storage. Peth gained importance during Sambhaji's empire.

The fort is surrounded by other forts like Bhimashankar, Padargad, Rajmachi and Siddhagad. The lower plateau is connected with Wandre Khind on the ghats in the east.The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. The first one is the cave of Goddess, besides which is a water cistern and the last one is the specious Bhairoba cave. A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are specialty of the cave. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle.

The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

08.00 am At Karjat Station and Move towards Ambivali village through Local Transport S.T./ Jeep etc.

09.30 am at Ambivali village, Round of introductions, rules and regulations, Tea Breakfast 

10.00 am Move towards Peth Fort

11:30 am at Peth village

12:30 pm at top of fort

12.30 to 02.00 Fort Exploration, Descend at Peth Village…Lunch Break at Peth wadi .

03.30 pm Descend towards Ambivali…05.00 pm Tea, Snacks at Ambivali

05:30 pm towards Karjat  Station by Jeep/s.t.

From Karjat by local train towards mumbai We will be in mumbai around 09.30 pm (Subjective)

Things To be Carried Along with:

● Identity Card, ● A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that one has one hands free while walking     ● Comfortable shoes, sandals ● Extra Pair of Clothes ● Towel/Napkins etc. ● windcheaters, Raincoats, Umbrellas ● Some ready to eat food ● Water bottle 02 Liters               ●  Polythene bag for your garbage  ● Medicine those if u require usually  ● 2-3 bunch of News-papers   ● Camera – Optional. 

** Please note Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags

*** The cost for the trek is Rs 450/- per head

Includes  Traveling from Karjat to Karjat via Public Transport,

    Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, and evening refreshments during the Trek

Not included : Anything not mentioned above • Personal orders of food & cold drinks

For Details & Registration Contact our members at:

Rushikesh Sakhare 9967686828,        Pravin Ghude  9920404522,              

Sachin Shirawale    9321507040        Vaibhav Chavan 9967474496

Email: - ,

General Rules / Instructions for the participants and members:

  Kindly carry Identity proof for the trek.
  Anyone above 12 years can Join the Trek
  Please book your seat (name) well in advance and reconfirm the time and date on the day of departure on phone because program may change due to unavoidable circumstances.
  Bookings for all treks shall close two (2) days before the event date. For treks, where a private vehicle is booked bookings shall close four (4) days in advance. Bookings shall strictly be on first come first serve basis.
  Each participant shall carry things as above (Please read Things to Carry) for every trek.
  The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it. Trek leaders have the authority to alter/modify the program/route without intimation.
  The participants are advised not to wander off from the trail. Always listen to leaders for instructions and stay with the entire group throughout.
  Do not destroy or dirty the archeological, historical monuments.
  We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside. Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, ex. drinking etc.
  Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.
  Participants should inform the leaders if they suffer from any heart ailments, blood pressure, asthma etc. If the leaders are not informed and any untoward incident takes place, neither the leaders not Swachhand Team will be held responsible.
  Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any mishaps/accidents during the program. Or compensation in whatsoever manner.
  Please read above Instructions/ rules and regulations carefully.   You are bound by the same
  Print the copy of event and leave mail/ Copy at home, with a friend or relative or inform about the event in case of Emergency.
  If your friends/relatives coming with you on the trek please do inform them about the trek Rules above. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.
  All of us have an equal responsibility in protecting our beloved forts/earth. We Team Swachannd earnestly request you to be socially responsible whilst the treks and avoid any littering, shouting when in wild or causing anything that would disturb the normal ecology.
  Try to avoid plastics as much as possible. Keep all the waste with you and even if you find some waste during the trek activity, collect it and deposit at the base village at the end of the trek.
Thanks and Regards,
Team Swachhand