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We at Sahyavihar Trekkers are glad to Invite you all for 2nd Birthday Trek To Mahuli On 3rd Aug 2014,Sunday.


Brief Info about Mahuli fort : -

Height: 2,815 feet
Grade: Medium
Time: ~ 2.5 hrs from Mahuli, Base Village
Location / District : Asangaon, Thane District.

About Mahuli Fort:

The creator of this fort is unknown. In 1485 this place came under rule of Malik Ahmed who was the founder of Nijamshahi. When Shahaji Raje became the secretary of Nijamshahi, Adilshahi and Mughals of Delhi together tried to end Nijamshahi. In the year 1635-36, in difficult circumstances Shahaji Raje transferred himself with Jijabai and Shivaji to Mahuli. Khan Jaman, son of Mahabat Khan beleaguered this fort. Shahaji Raje asked for help to Portuguese. They refused and Shahaji Raje surrendered himself.

Shivaji took this fort from Mughals on 8 Jan 1658. In 1661 it was given back and was won again by Shivrai. In treaty of Purandar, in 1665, Marathas lost these forts again. The Moghal sardar Manohardas Gaud was the in charge of this fort. He did much construction on the fort. In Feb 1670, Shivaji Maharaj tried to conquer Mahuli, but failed. Thousand of Marathas were killed by Moghals. It was a bad blow to Marathas. Even after this victory, Manohardas Gaud, the chief of the fort gave up his position and a new chief Alveerdi Beg was appointed. On 16 June 1670, after two months, Moropant Pingle conquered the forts and Mahuli, Bhandargad and Palasgad became part of Swarajya.

Mahuli Fort At 2815 ft, this is a popular trekking destination and a paradise for rock-climbers because of many nearby pinnacles with interesting names like Vazir, Vishnu, etc, given by the local trekking and climbing fraternity. This mountain complex is actually a group of two or more hills with common cols and pinnacles.

It is the highest point in the Thane district. The forest surrounding Mahuli has been declared as a sanctuary. Once Shahaji Raje, father of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, had this fortress under his belt.

Its a special event for us as we are going to celebrate one more year in this mighty sahyadri.

Age Limit:- Above 15 years

Take the Slow Local from CST.

Travel and Trek Schedule:
06:04 : – CST
06:12 : – Bycualla
06:22 : – Dadar
06:33 : – Kurla
06:39 : – Ghatkopar
07:00 : – Thane
07:22 : – Dombivali
07:33 : – Kalyan
08:16 : – Asangaon

08:30 Hrs — Move 2wards Base Village by private or public transport.
09:30 Hrs — Mahuli base village & Breakfast.
10:00 Hrs — Trek starts
12:30 Hrs — Top of fort Mahuli

Fort exploration, lunch, rest etc.

14:45 Hrs — Start descend
17:00 Hrs — Reach Base Village
17:45 Hrs — Return Journey by private or public transport to Asangaon


The charges for this trek is Rs 300/- per head,Which includes

Breakfast - Tea & evening Snacks,
Transport asangaon to asangaon.


Note:
a) Please buy your return tickets and board 2nd compartment from ahead.
b) Missing train would mean missing the trek
We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00 Hrs approx depending on rains


List of things you for trekking
1. Haversack and Wind Cheater to keep hands free
2. Water Bottle 2 Ltrs
3. Lunch packed properly
4. Camera (Optional)
5. Electoral or Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder some snacks & biscuits or ready to eat stuff like plump cakes etc.
6. Personal medicines if any needed.
7. Good trekking shoes, Extra Pair of Cloths, Plastic bag to keep cloths dry.
8. Photo id proof

Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)


Important Instruction -

1. The Leader's decision will be final & binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
2. It is important for all participants to stay together in the group,
in the event of any deviation by the participant without the consent of the leader,
he/she/they will be considered as 'Independent/s' & will no longer be considered as a part of the group.
No refund of fees will be given in case the person is expelled from trek for above 3 reasons.
{Deviation: E.g.: Participant decides to go sightseeing on his own, decides to stay away from the group, decides to trek on route other than instructed by Leader, etc}
3. In the event of any Mishap, Leaders will not be responsible.
4. Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety & baggage.
5. Avoid wearing Gold or other ornaments.
6. Do not tease, argue, ask stupid questions, play prank on any villager, specially women, at the place of trek.
If you do so and get beaten-up by the villagers we will not interfere nor take responsibility for it.
7.The route of the trek is tricky and it is night. Hence it is necessary for all to be together.
If any one deviates and gets lost we will not be responsible.
Please remember trekking is not a picnic,its an adventure, hence do not take instructions casually, defying them may prove harmful.

If call not attended, then please send us a message or whatsapp "Mahuli Trek Enquiry”. We will call you back once we are free.

Please call for more details & booking regarding the event

Abhijit Tawde 9664088871

Ameya Lambhate 9892288225

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