Tattva Adventure, have decided to head to the relatively unheard of small but beautiful twin forts of Ankai - Tankai near Manmad on Sunday 8th February 2015. (Leaving on 7th Night)
Here is some Info about the forts:
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 961mtr or 3152 Feet above MSL(Approx)
Region: Manmad / Chandvad Range
Base Village: Ankai
Ankai : Ankai-Tankai is a twin fort located in Nasik-Manmad region in Chandwad range and just 8km away from Manmad.
A flight of steps lead to ancient Buddhist caves situated at the base of the Tankai fort. Beautiful sculptures on the wall, carving on pillars and roof, a duplex cave with gallery, a temple in the cave is worth looking and a boon for photography enthusiasts. Regular steps leads to a number of fortified entrances, caves with some sculptures and finally to the top where a domed building is located.
On the top one can see 5 caves, 7 water tanks, an arched enclosure at the end of the fort with a huge pond, Dargah etc. A huge cave below the summit is now an Ashram or a temple of Agatsya, the sage who is credited with the first crossing of Vindhya Mountains. The Fortification walls and entrance are still in a good condition.
From the top, one can have a beautiful view of surroundings, a pinnacle called Hadbi chi shendi, Gorakshnath, Tankai Fort and Chandvad range if weather is clear.
Tankai : After a first common entrance, the route forks into two directions. One goes to Fort Ankai and the other to Fort Tankai. Steps lead to the damaged entrance of Fort Tankai. Fort Tankai is a huge plateau with a lake and Mahadev Mandir, ruins of the construction and a bastion. Visible from the top are, Ankai Fort, Hadbi chi Shendi etc.
These were said to be the strongest hill forts captured by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1635. They command a wide view of Khandesh and Godavari valleys.
The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Saturday 7th February 2015
Rendezvous: @11.30 pm Sharp @ CST station with ur tkt till Manmad Junction (Booking will be done by us)
Note: The train that we will take is 11093 - Mahanagri Express halting at
CST : 00.10 am
Dadar : 00.23 am
Thane : 00.45 am
Kalyan : 01.10 am
Manmad 04.50 am
Rest for couple of Hrs on station ...
06:00 Hrs: @ Ankai village by rickshaw
07:00 Hrs: Ascend
07:30 Hrs: @ Buddhist Caves
Sightseeing/Photography break at the caves for 30 mins
08:15 Hrs: Caves to First Entrance
09:00 Hrs: ATop Ankai Fort
Sightseeing/Photography atop fort Ankai (~ 1.5 Hr)
10:15 Hrs: Trek from Ankai to Tankai start
11:30 Hrs: @ Tankai fort
Explore the vast tableland of Tankai (~1.5hrs)
12:30 Hrs: @ Descend 2 village
13:30 Hrs: @ Ankai Village
Rickshaw to Manmad
17:00 Hrs: Move by Tapovan Express 17618 to Mumbai
We will reach mumbai arnd 22:00 Hrs.
The cost of this trek would be Rs.1100/- per head if u register before 18th Jan 2015 & after 1200/- per head only and would include:
***Travel from Mumbai to Mumbai
.IMP NOTE :: Plz Register Yourself to get confirm Tkts of mentioned Train i.e. 11093 - Mahanagri Express AND Tapovan Express 17618 for comfortable journey
Jaal +91 7666 611 666
Sai +91 7738 783 657
For booking you need to DEPOSIT FULL AMOUINT - in the following Account:
Account Name - HUNNR
Bank – ICICI Bank
Branch – Kalyan Shivaji Chowk
IFSC Code – ICIC0001879
A/c Number: 187905500055
Things To Be carried:
TORCH V IMP with extra batteries ( please don't forget )
Sleeping bag and good winter jackets. We promise it will be cold :)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs) Compulsory
Medicines if any
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of floaters.
Extra pair of clothes
No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol
Be a group - its not a race
NO littering please...we are educated :)
Note- Please understand this ain't a picnic, all Trekking and Adventure activities demand fitness.
We request you to get a medical fitness check done before you participate in any such events. If suffering from any allergy carry proper medications and inform your
trek leaders about it. Also make sure you have a sufficient supply of medication for your trip, building in an allowance for any travel delay. Those with Active Chest
and Heart diseases that limit physical activity should not go to high altitudes.
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.