We at Mumbai Green Chapter would like to invite you all to trek to Kothaligad.
The cave and the temple carvings date back to the 13th century. Not much is known about the history until the 18th century. In 1716, this cave was captured by the British. Then later on, on November 2, 1817, it was recaptured by the Marathas under the leadership of Bapurao who belonged to the generation after Bajirao. From Kothaligad directions were given to know the advancements of the enemy. In fact, it can be called a watch tower to keep a vigil on the Mawal area in the greater province of the Marathas.
There is a small temple and large cave at the base and a chimney like tunnel 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. The stone is a single black expanse reaching till the Peth village standing on the fertile soil with abundant natural resources for water and farming.
Height: 3100 FT
Grade: Easy (Perfect for beginners)
Date : 26 Jun 16
Things to Carry:
1. Extra Clothes
2. Personal Medicines
3. Dry Food e.g. biscuits
4. Good quality shoes/Trek shoes recommanded
5. Water Bottle (3 Liter Must)
6. Camera (Optional)
8. Sanitary Kit
1. Board 6.10 AM fast local from CST to Karjat at your preferred station and Alight at Neral by 7.44 AM.
Pune participants should reach karjat by same time.
2. Reach Base village with private/local transport
3. Have breakfast
4. Start trek
5. Reach top
6. Explore area
7. Start Descend
8. Reach Base.. have hot tea
9. Travel to Karjat
Note: Home cooked Lunch can be arranged at base at actuals which wont be too costly.
Event Cost : 499 (Non Refundable): Each (Includes travelling from Neral to Neral, First Aid, Breakfast in morning, evening tea.
One has to transfer fees in below account for registration
Vivek Bharat Khade
ICICI Bank, Race course circle Vadodara Branch
IFSC Code: ICIC0000003
For more details /queries
Contact: Vivek - 9004575139
If not reachable drop a text ..will come back to you !!
See you there ... Yo !!
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