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Dear Friends ,

If you haven’t drenched in rain this monsoon season or if you are still “thirsty” for more … Join us for Trek to Korigad on Sep 9th 2012 with Mountain Mavalas !!


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Little Info About The Fort
Type : Hill fort

Range : Lonavla 
Grade : Easy (1 hour ascend) 
Height : 3000 ft.

Cost : Rs 600

Cost Includes: Transport from Dadar to Korigad and return journey. Breakfast, Munching pouch, Lunch, Tea and expertise fee.

Contact:

Vijay Patil : 9833097637

Vaibhav Rane: 9819532138

Emai : mail@mountainmavalas.com

Comments: Nagphani Point, Tung,Tikona,Matheran, Prabalgad,Karnala, Manikgad ranges can be viewed from here.

Korigad appears like a wall from Peth Shahpur. On the top of the fort is a huge plateau. The ramparts on this fort are around 1 ½ kms in length. One can move along the complete top of the fort by walking on the bailey. While coming up from the Peth-Shahpur route, we come across many caves, some cisterns and an idol of lord Ganesh.After entering the Ganesh Darwaaja (Peth Shahpur route), we can see the remnants of the old buildings. Here we can see the temple of Goddess Korai Devi. This temple has been renovated recently. There is a “DEEPMALA” right in front of the temple. The idol of Korai Devi is around 4 feet high. There are many bastions on the Southern side of the fort. There are 6 cannons on this fort. Of these, the biggest cannon named “Laxmi” lies next to the Korai Devi temple. There are two more temples on the fort.There are two large ponds on this fort and ahead of them are two caves. Here we can see the idol of lord Vishnu holding the Conch, Discus, Mace and Lotus flower.From here Nagphani Point, Tung, Tikona, Matheran, Prabalgad, Karnala and Manikgad ranges can be viewed.

Kothaligad is more commonly known as the fort of Peth because the village of Peth is situated at its base. The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. It looks like a filed surface. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. The first one is the cave of Goddess, besides which is awater cistern and the last one is the specious Bhairoba cave.A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are specialty of the cave. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle.

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


The itinerary:

Date – 9th Sept 2012 (Sunday) 
Route – Dadar – Panvel - Lonavala - Bhushi dam – Peth Shahpur – KoriGad. 

Start from Dadar at 6:00 am 
Reach Peth Shahpur by 10:00 am 
Start trek towards fort by 10.30 am 
Reach the fort by around 11.30 am 
At top it would be happening time. Would include exploring the mountain, enjoying the beauty, Photography, play water polo and water games etc. 
Witness the unimaginable beauty of Ambey Valley. 
Start descending at 2:00 pm 
Reach Peth Shahpur by 3.00 pm. Freshnup and Lunch. 
Return to Dadar at 8:00 pm 

Things to be carried:
Water bottle, 
Comfortable shoes (Ensure they are not slippery and can withstand the trek), 
Appropriate Clothes for 1 day, please keep extra clothes 
Raincoat or Wind cheater and Cap, 
Polythene bag for your garbage, also ensure that stuff in sack/bag is covered in plastic to avoid them from getting wet. 
Personal medicine (if any), 
Any light eatables. [optional] 
Trekking bag/ sack. Pls do not carry hand bags or Jholas. 


Few Important Points:-
* A group is a cohesive unit only if it acts together, avoid acting on your own and coordinate with the leader and deputy. 
* Keep environment clean :  Pick up trash that you come across; individual efforts go a long way in maintaining the environment. 
* Respect local villagers and their customs.

* Outdoor activity is all about teamwork so help slow and weaker members; it works better for the whole group. 
* Don't venture into unknown terrain or waters as they are inherently dangerous. 
* Do not bring any expensive valuables with you. 
* Do not get intoxicated and come for trek or carry liquor. Group will abandon the person/group immediately.

Limited Seats available and will be confirmed on first-come-first-serve basis … HURRY !!!!!

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Cheers!!

Mountain Mavalas

 

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