Vasota Trek Details [2D/2N]
Trek : Vasota
Height : 3614 ft.
Date : 11th to 13th Jan 2013
Region : Koyna
Cost App. : Rs 950/-
Assembly : Kalyan Rail Station
Duration : 2 Day/ 2Night
Vasota, due to its remote site has very little history. The three British officers who helped Siddi Johar during Panhala war were held as prisoners here. During the war against Aurangzeb when he captured Sajjangad, the idols of gods owned by Samartha Ramdas were kept on Vasota. In the Peshwa times the fort was controlled by Tai Telin, from Pratinidhi side. Bapu Gokhale won it from her by firing guns from old Vasota.
Vasota fort is situated on the banks of the Shivsagar dam. Met Indavali is the base village of Vasota. From here the forest path leads us to the top of Vasota. It takes two hours to reach the top. It is a gradual climb and through dense forest. It is an ideal trek in winter and summer. During rainy season lots of leaches are found and so it is not recommended to visit here. In Bamnoli we can stay in temple or school. Forest department has started residential facility at Met Indavali in the tents.
Stone carved steps take us to the top of Vasota. Because of thick vegetation and negligence, all constructions on the fort are in a bad condition. There is are remains of a Hanuman temple, residential constructions, a Mahadev temple in good condition, two water tanks side by side, an old cement track (Chunyacha Ghana), shielding walls and bastions. From extreme southern point of the fort the adjacent hill called old Vasota is visible. It has a cliff falling is Konkan called Babukada. It is third highest kada or cliff in Maharashtra. On the topmost point there is a small plain space. On the northern side of the fort there is the temple of Mahadev called Kalkai thane. From here a slender projection of mountain extends which is fortified. It is the only machi on the fort
The view from top is breath-taking. The fort is covered by a thick forest, which is a reserved forest. On the east side are the backwaters of Shivsagar dam. After that one can see the mountain range of Kas Mahabaleshwar. Steep falls or cliffs on the west side of the fort and the mountain ranges add to the beauty of the place. Nageshwar cave is visible on the north of the fort. It is a two hours trek form Vasota
List of Items To Be Carry
· Snugly fitting canvas shoes / Sports shoes
· Ruck sack / Shoulder bag which can hold following items
· Water Bottle (3 Liter Minimum) compulsory **
· Torch with spare set of batteries
· Note book, Pen, Sewing kit, shoes laces, Safety pins
· Personal medical kit (personal medicines if any, prescribed by family Dr.).
· Light weight towel.
· Spare Cotton Track pant & T- shirts 1no each.
· Sleeping Bag / Bed sheet & Carry mat.
· Plate, Glass, Mug/ cup, spoon.
· Carry one time meal for the trek. **
· Please do not carry gold ornaments or any other valuables.
· Please do not carry handbags or zolas for the trek.
· Avoid Chapels / Slippers
· Camera, Binocular is allowed at your own risk
· For safety please follow the expert’s/ Instructors advice on trek.
Itinerary For Vasota Trek
Day 1: 11th Jan 2013
2030Hrs : Report at Kalyan Rail Station
2130 -0330Hrs : Travel Kalyan to Satara by Mahalaxmi Express.
0330-0600Hrs : Reach Satara & rest at Satara Rail Station
Day 2: 12th Jan 2013
0600 -0730Hrs : Freshen up, Tea & breakfast at Stara.
0730 -1100Hrs : Travel Satara to Bamnoli, Met Indivali by St & boat.
1100Hrs : Reach Met Indivali, Start trek towards Vasota
1400Hrs : Reach On Top Of Vasota,
1400Hrs : Lunch on fort,
1430 -1730Hrs : Fort explores.
1730-1900Hrs : Move toward Nageshwar, Tea & Snacks.
1900-2100Hrs : Dinner & Night stay in Nageshwar cave.
Day 3: 13th Jan 2013
0700 - 0800Hrs : Wake up, Freshen up & Tea Bf
0830 Hrs : Start descending fort.
1130 -1300Hrs : Reach Chorwane village,
1300 -1500Hrs : Lunch in village, and proceed to Chiplun,
1500 -2000Hrs : Travel Chiplun to Mumbai By train
2000Hrs : Disperse at Thane Rail Station.
Cost Rs 950/- per head which includes,
· 2 Breakfast, 2Meals, 2 evening refreshments,
· Travelling from Kalyan – Vasota – Kalyan
· Expertise Charges
For registration kindly transfer Rs.950 per head in the given a/c
State Bank Of India
Account No : 32248535175
In the Name of Mr Rajesh Mhaddalkar
IFSC Code : SBIN0014771
After transaction please SMS us transaction id along with participants details (name, mobile number & email.
For confirmation call before 5th Jan 2012.
“Report at Kalyan Rail Station at 2030Hrs on 11th Jan 2013 “
Contact: Rajesh R. Mhaddalkar: 09869629288 / 9768341848
Prashant Vanahalli: 9870969694 / 9833072241