Tattva Adventures Invite you to Very Rare fort to AADGAD & Gondeshwer Temple on 21st August 2016 (Leaving on Saturday Night)
About Aad Fort - Aad killa can be reached from Sinner via Thangaon. The area is very scenic and many wind mills are installed on the surrounding mountain range. There are 2 route to climb the fort. One can reach on top of the fort in 30-40 minutes. The fort has almost 20 water cisterns and ample of water is available but water in most of the cisterns is not potable. Cave of Aadubai can be used for night stay. Forts like Dubergad, Songad, Parvatgad, Aundha, Patta, Kalsubai etc. can be seen from top.
This encient hill fort is used mainly a watchtower for adjoining area between Sinnar and Igatpuri. Old age water tanks atop tells the age of this fort about 2200 years. The strange Sharabh sculpure inside water tank in west side group is must to see on this fort. Also see the cave below east side cliff edge and find there a small water tank. Currently Suzlon's windmills are surrounded this hill fort.
About Shri Gondeshwar Temple - The temple is Hemadpanthi style of architecture. The most striking feature of the construction was the use of locally available black stone and lime, glorifying the local craftsmanship.The degree of skill that went into making the carved panels and the entire design of the temple is awesome.
Lying around the crumbling remains of the temple walls and the entrance gate, this stone wonder is still the largest, most complete and the best-preserved example of the mediaeval temples of the Deccan of the Indo-Aryan style. It is a Shaiva Panchayatan, or a group of five temples within a large enclosure. The central shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the remaining four around it are temples to Sri Parvati, Sri Ganapati, Surya Bhagwan and Lord Vishnu. The temple is truly unique in design, perfect in proportion and the stone carvings are exquisitely beautiful.
SO, Here is the Itenerary :)
We will start with the CST - Kasara Fast Local (Time table given below)
People may board the same local from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into the second boggy from CST side)
Thane 11:34 pm Dombivli 11:57 pm
****Missing the train means missing the event .
Members are requested to take return ticket till Kasara by their own.
Board the second last compartment from Kasara side which is the second one from CST side. Everybody will board the same local and we can meet in the train itself.
We will proceed to the base village by Local Transport
Reach Base Village by 5 am,
Start the trek by 6:00 am.
Have Breakfast (to be carried by members)
Fort exploration and Start descending by 10:00 am.
Reach Base Village by 12:00 pm
Visit the very old & Famous Gondeshwer Temple
We will be returning to Mumbai by 6 pm – 7 pm tentatively.
The cost of the trek will be Rs.900/- per head
Transportation by PVT Jeeps Kasara to Kasara,
Registrations are only through phone calls
TORCH V IMP ( please dont forget )
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs) Compulsory
with extra batteries Cap, etc.
Medicine those if you require usually
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of floaters.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Pleases do not carry Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Jewellery
Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.
No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol
Be a group – its not a race
NO littering please…we are educated smile emoticon
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
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.