Vasota Fort (also called Vyaghragad) is located in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was famously defended by Tai Telin a mistress of Pant Pratinidhi a killedar of the fort when he was captured. Vasota fort is attributed to the Kolhapur Shilahara Raja Bhoja II (1178–1193) of Panhala. Vasota always remained with Marathas, Shirkes & Mores in 16th century & then incorporated in Swarajya by Shivaji Maharaj in 1655 during the conquest of Javli. Shivaji Maharaj named the fort “Vyaghragad” (Vyaghra – means tiger), owing to its difficult natural defense. After Shivaji Maharaj, the brave Maratha Bajirao Peshwa carried on the Swarajya mission of ousting the Mughal invaders from our country.
Itinerary of the event:
Day 0: Friday, 25th Nov 16
Meeting point for Mumbai People: On 25th Nov, Friday Night
Meeting Point : Pritam Hotel , Dadar East @ 10.30 pm
Pickup Point : Chembur Diamond Garden @ 10:45 pm
Pikcup Point : Vashi Below Main Bridge @ 11:15 pm
Day 1: Saturday, 26th Nov 16
Reach Bamnoli by 6am
Breakfast and Introduction Round
Start towards Met Indavali via boat ride through Koyna Back waters
Reach Met Indavali by 10.00am and Start trek by 10.30am
Reach Vasota Fort @ 2 pm.
Explore the Fort and Lunch Time till 2.30pm
Start Descend toward Met Indavali Village.
Back to Bamnoli
Camping and Stay at Bamnoli or Kaas Lake
Day 2: Sunday, 27th Nov 16
Wake up at 6am and Get Fresh
Post Breakfast , Fun Time at Lake.
Around 11am , Start our Return Journey
Lunch near Kaas Plateau
Evening Tea on the Way
Reach Dadar by 10pm (Depend upon the Traffic)
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Sleeping Bag or Proper Bedding (We are Camping at Lake Side)
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking. Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.