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Dear Friends,Greetings !!!

 

Sahyamitra announces trek to Ghangad on 15th March. 2015.

 

Ghangad is a beautiful fort located in the heart of Tamhini Ghat. It is situated on western side of Mulshi River, which is called as Korbarase Maval. This fort is surrounded by Korigad, Telbaila and Sudhagad, but still lonely and separated.

           

History

  • In June 1665 Shivaji Raje Bhosale had agreed on a Truce called the Truce of Purandar and handed over 23 forts out of his empire to the Mogul agressors.

            Ghangad was one of the forts that was handed over

  • During 1670-71 Shivaji Raje conducted a series of attacks against the moguls and won these forts back. Then these forts were under the Maratha regime for a long time
  • Around 1713 the Navy Chief Khanoji Angre held Ghangad and handed it over to Shahu Maharaj on 28th Feb 1714 as per a treaty.
  • Shahu Maharaj then gave the possession of this fort to Balaji Vishwanath Peshwe.
  • In the later rules of the Peshwe rule, Ghangad was turned into a prison, housing political as well as social criminals.
  • On 17th March 1818, Ghangad was taken away from the Peshwas by Lt. Colonel Prother of the british army without any resistance.

 

Height : 3000 feet approx.

Range : Sudhagad

District : Raigad

Level : Medium

 

Meeting point:  14th March. Saturday, 10:00 pm (2200 HRS) at CST Station. We will be proceeding to Lonavala by Passenger Train

 

 Cost Per Participant: Rs. 600/- (Approx)

 

Things to carry:

One time meal,

TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory).

ID card,

2 water bottle 1lt. each (Compulsory).

Poly bag for garbage.

Cap, comfortable shoes / sandals.

 

Cost Includes: 

Transport Cost from Lonavala to Lonavala, 

Breakfast, Snack .

 

Cost Excludes:

All food & beverages costs apart from the ones mentioned above.

Any personal expenditure (Toiletries, medicines etc.)

Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.

Anything not specifically mentioned under the head   "Cost Includes".

 

For further details and registration, please contact to   below after 6:00 pm :

 

Saurabh Pradhan : 9769 765127

Pawan Deshmukh : 9225 261927

Usha Parab : 9920 183131

Meghan Patankar: 9969 695882

Sacin Sawant : 9819 020177

Geeta Mane : 9619 199321

 

Kindly book your seats at the earliest (so that the   needed seat reservation can be done) by paying Rs. 600/- in the below account   (please mention trek name in comments section):

 

Account Details

Bank Name : ICICI

Account ID : 641401510456

Account Type : Savings

Account name : Saurabh Pradhan

Branch : Kalina, Santacruz (E)

IFSC code : ICIC0006414

 

(Once payment is done, please send an email to saurab253@gmail.com

with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell   Number)

 

For more details on our upcoming Treks log on to www.sahyamitra.com

Few Do’s and Don’ts:
 
  • Avoid littering and kindly ensure all city waste is carried back or   disposed off appropriately.
 
  • Do not destroy/ write on archeological or historical monuments.
 
  • Smoking cigarette, chewing tobaco and consuming alcohol is strictly   prohibited during the trek.
 
  • A group is a cohesive unit only if it acts together, avoid acting on your   own and coordinate with the leader and deputy.
 
  • Member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
 
  • Please understand that treks are not a kind of picnics, so please don’t   expect luxury and absolute comforts.
 
  • Trek is relatively safe. Most of the accidents, if happened here, have been   due to the foolhardiness of humans. While every care has been taken to ensure   safety, Sahyamitra cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness, Loss   of property and such other unforeseen eventualities.
 
  • The Trek/Itinerary can be changed/modified/cancelled due to unavoidable   circumstances without any prior notice.

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