Mahuli is the Highest Fort in Thane District
The creator of this fort is unknown. In 1485 this place came under rule Nijamshahi dynasty. When Shahaji Raje became the secretary of Nijamshahi, Mughals of Delhi tried to end Nijamshahi. In 1635-36, Shahaji Raje transferred himself with Jijabai and Shivaji Maharaj to Mahuli. When Khan Jaman attacked the fort, Shahaji asked Portuguese for help, who refused and Shahaji surrendered.
Shivaji Maharaj took this fort from Mughals on 8 Jan 1658. In 1661 it was given back and was won again by Shivaji Maharaj. In treaty of Purandar, in 1665, Marathas lost these forts again. In Feb 1670, Shivaji Maharaj tried to conquer Mahuli, but failed, Manohardas Gaud, was the in charge of the fort. A thousand Marathas were killed. Manohardas Gaud, soon gave up his position and Alveerdi Beg took over. On 16 June 1670, after two months, Moropant Pingle conquered the forts and Mahuli, Bhandargad and Palasgad became part of Swarajya. Till 1817, Shivaji Maharaj's dynasty owned the fort but later on it was controlled by the British Raj.
Itinerary of the event:
DAY 1 :Sunday, 11th September 16
Meeting point: Asangaon Stn at 7.15 am
Travel by Autos till the base village. Breakfast.
Start trek by 8.00 amReach the top by 12, have lunch, explore the fort, and start for our back journey.
Descend till 5.00 pm.
Start our return journey by 6pm.
We will be returning to Mumbai by 9.30 pm tentatively.
The Cost of the Trek is INR 550/-
Things to Carry:
Photo Id Proof
Lunch for Sunday,
Water (Min 2 Litres)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Windcheaters, Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually.
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.(Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Pack yr bags to save them from getting wet.
Travelling from Asangaon stn till the base and back, Breakfast and evening refreshments.Expertise.
Mineral water, Softdrinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions