Description

Trekगुरु : Trek to Kohoj Fort

Date : 09 august 2015

Height :  3200 feet aprx

Grade : Medium

Time : Maximum 2.5 hrs from Waghote, Base Village

Location : Palghar region

Attraction : Heart-Shaped Lake, Bastions, Cisterns, Temples and above all Man-Shaped Pinnacle

Cost : Western line = Aprx 200 - 250 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 100rs trekगुरु charges

Central line = Aprx 250 - 300 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 100rs trekगुरु charges

Contact : Pravin 9821318848/9821465256

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Dear trekkers,

          Trekगुरु invites you for one day Trek to KOHOJ fort on Sunday 09 August 2015

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About Kohoj fort -

Kohoj fort can be reached from the waghote village on Palghar - Wada road. At the base of the fort is a lake which gives beautiful reflection of the fort. It takes 2 hours from the village to reach the plateau. On the plateau of the fort, a temple of Lord Shankar and 3 groups of water cisterns can be seen. Fortification and remains of settlements also can be seen at some of the places. On the way that stretches from the right side of the temple up the hill, there are three large water cisterns; two of which contain potable water. On the top of this hill we come across a bastion and a temple of Lord Hanumana. There many natural pinnacles formed due to wind-erosion, two of them are man-shaped pinnacle which is one of the greatest wonder of nature’s creation. 

Very few of the historical evidences are coherent to this fort. Looking at its well-dug water cisterns, the fort can be said to be belonging to the Bhoj-period but no such evidences are available. In 16th century, Portuguese captured this fort from the King of Gujarat. They constructed fortifications and bastions on this fort. Later, in 18th century, Peshwe conquered this fort in their campaign of 1737. Afterwards the fort remained under the British rule.

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Trek schedule & Itinerary -

09 august 2015

1) Meeting point (Western Line):  Palghar station  @ 07:30 hrs

For conevience train timings given

Churchgate - Dahanu local train which leaves from Churchgate at 5.24 am and halting

Mumbai Central: 5.34 am

Dadar: 5.41 am

Bandra: 5.46 am

Andheri: 5.55 am 

Borivali: 6.09 am

Bhayandar: 6:23 am

Vasai: 6.34 am

Virar: 6.46 am

Vaitarna: 06.55 am

saphale : 07.03 am

kelva road : 07.11 am

Palghar: 7:26 am

Breakfast at Palghar

Travel to waghote base village by private jeep/tumtum

09.00 am : Reach waghote base village

2) Meeting point (Central Line):  Thane station west side 06:10 hrs on Sunday 09 august 2015

U Can take below Asangaon local to reach Thane. Time table is as follows..

CST      05:13 am

Byculla 05:21 am

Dadar   05:31 am

Kurla    05:42 am

Thane   06:08 am

06:15 am : Catch da bus

08:30 am : Wada

Breakfast Time

Travel to waghete base village by private jeep

09:00 am : Reach waghete base village

Introduction round

09:15 am : Start trek

11:45 am : Reach top

Exploration

Photography

Lunch

02:00 pm : Start descending

04:00 pm : reach base

If we reach early then we may take a dip in lake at base.

05:00 pm : move to palghar/wada

08:30 pm : Reach mumbai (tentatively)

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Cost : Western line = Aprx 200 - 250 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 100rs trekगुरु charges

Central line = Aprx 250 - 300 rs Per Person on Contribution Basis + 100rs trekगुरु charges

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include:

> Western line = palghar - waghote - palghar private jeep/tumtum

> Central line = Thane - wada - waghote - wada - Thane private jeep/tumtum & st bus

> Morning Breakfast – Tea

> Trekगुरु charges

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Things To Be carried:

Lunch (must)

Identity proof (must)

A bottle of water (atleast 3 Ltrs),

Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (must)

Binocular

Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc

Medicine those if u require usually

A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks

A haversack to put in all the things to be carried...

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To confirm his/her registration needs to deposit advance payment (300rs) into the following bank account (Please write your name in description)

Account Details

Bank Name: BANK OF MAHARASHTRA

Account ID: 20059830445

Account Type: Savings Bank Account

Account name: PRAVIN P. KAMBLE

Branch: BHOIWADA - MUMBAI

IFSC code: MAHB0000563

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Contact detail

Pravin : 9821318848

9821465256

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Do's, Dont's & Facts

- Rains showers are expected, so pack your bags accordingly.

- Pack your stuff with an extra polythene lining to protect the contents from rain. 

- A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking.

- Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.

- check ur railway timings according to ur location.

- Kindly carry 1 Identity proof

- we carry only First aid.

- Cost Not Included Insurance, medical Coverage.

- Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.

- It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check-up done.

- Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk.

- All activities & programs carry an amount of risk of injury and you are aware that outdoor activities have an inherent risk of personal injury.

- Organizers are not responsible for any accident, mishap (including death) or compensation in whatsoever manner.

- Trekगुरु  reserves all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice. 

- Smoking and alcohol strictly prohibited.

- Be a group - its not a race.

- NO littering please...we are educated.

- Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun.

- The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.

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