The Youth Hikers one day Monsoon Trail to Kothaligad on 22nd June 2014 (Sunday)


Hello Hikers,

We, The youth Hikers invite you for one day Monsoon Trail to Kothaligad on 22nd June 2014 (Sunday).

Little Info About The Fort
Type : Hill forts
Fort Range : Karjat
District : Raigad
Grade : Medium for Freshers / Easy for Regular Trekkers
Height : 3100 ft.

Kothaligad (also called Kotligad or Kothligad) is a small Fort (3100 ft) is situated to the east of Karjat near. It is one of the famous treks in the Karjat area, because of its small height and easy climbing. It is also known as the Fort of Peth because of its vicinity to Peth village at its base.

There is a small temple and large cave at the base and a chimney like tunnel (see image) to the top of the fort. This pinnacle is carved from inside forming a staircase reaching the top.

There is a tank of water at some distance from the cave and another one at the top of the fort. This tunnel is the high point of the trek, with its funnel like structure and steps along the inside in a steep ascent to the very top

Four–Five potholes and some cannon balls are scattered in the fort. Kalwawantinicha Mahal, Bhimashankar Range, Nagfani, Siddhagad, Malanggad, Chanderi, Prabalgad, Manikgad, Vikatgad, Nakhind, Tavli, Mhasmai, Bhivpuri Hills and Matheran all these surrounding historical places are visible from top of the fort Peth.

The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Meeting Point for Mumbai People:

We will be starting with the second karjat local (time table given below)
People may board the same Karjat train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second boggy from CST side)

Meeting point For Pune people: Karjat Station at 8.05am at west side ticket counter.


After breakfast at Karjat we will proceed to the base village Ambivali by bus/tum-tum.
Start the trek by 10.00am.
Reach pethechiwadi in next an hour.
Spend some time on platue; continue the trek.
Reach the top in next one and half hr.

Lunch, Fort exploration and Start descending.
Reach base village in one and half hours.
Evening refreshments.
Reach back to Karjat by 6.00 pm.
We will be returning to Mumbai by 8-9 pm tentatively.

Train Timing
Karjat Slow-S7
CST : 5:40 am
Byculla : 5:48 am
Dadar : 5:58 am
Kurla : 6:09 am
Ghatkopar : 6:15 am
Thane : 6:35 am
Dombivali : 6:57 am
Kalyan : 7:07 am
Karjat: 8:00 am

Mumbai people are requested to take return ticket till karjat by their own.
Board the second last compartment from Karjat side which is the second one from CST side.
Don't miss this local because next local is after 50 min.
Everybody will board the same local and we meet in the train itself


Pune People are requested to catch 06.05 am Sinhagad Experss from Pune.


Sinhagad Experss Time Table

Sr. #

Station Name




Pune Junction




























Karjat Junction



The cost of the trek will be Rs. 400/- per head (Rs.40 Discount for Members) 

Which includes,
Transportation from Karjat to Karjat,
Breakfast and Evening refreshments.

TYH Expertise Charges

Things to be carried:
Lunch for Sunday.
Identity proof.
A bottle of water (Atleast 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes,
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

It’s raining these days, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.



Registrations are done only by phone calls.


If calls not attended, then please send us sms with message “Kothaligad Trek Enquiry”, we will call you back once we are free.


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Rules & Regulations


Safety is our prime concern and we don't make compromises for the same.
A Few rules that all participants must follow:
1. Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in trash box.
2. Do not disturb the flora and fauna. No making pretty bouquets of grabbed flowers and blooms.
3. No feeding and intimidating birds and other animals.
4. Do not destroy/ write on archaeological or historical monuments.
5. Chewing Tobacco, Consumption of Cigarette and Alcohol is strictly not being permitted during the event. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. No REFUND will be provided.
6. The ‘Leader’s’ decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
7. Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
8. In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death, Bike accident or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; The Youth Hikers, it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims (any kind) of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
9. It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group.
10. The Youth Hikers reserves the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.
11. Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.


Happy Trekking…

Team “The Youth Hikers"