#Trekkers_Journey glad to invites you to the one day easy trek to AvchitGad fort event batch-4 on Saturday 4th March 2017.
Avchitgad Fort (किल्ले अवचितगड) :
Height : 977 ft
Type : Hill fort
Place : Roha region
Grade : Easy
Avchitgad is situated near Roha in the Raigad district. Pengalsai/Medha are the base village of this fort. The fort is spread on an area on hill top which has a shape of horse shoe.
This fort is believed to be built by Shilahar kings and subsequently used by the Nizam of Ahmednagar. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj also believed to have reconstructed this fort. The work was carried out in a hurry and hence the name 'Avchit' (hurry) 'gad' (fort).
The approximate height of this fort is 977 feet. It is a easy trek through the jungle up to the fort which takes about an one & half hour to climb. From atop the fort one can have a beautiful view of the neighboring forts of Telbaila, Sarasgad, Sudhagad, Raigad. On the southern side there is citadel. On the western side of the citadel, there are 7 small water cisterns on the western side. Among-st these cisterns there is a shrine dedicated to maharaj Shivaji's Sardar Baji Pasalkar.
The main entrance to the fort is still in better condition. The bastion on the way from Medhe was much better for keeping a watch on the surrounding region. As we proceed further from the main entrance, we come across the remnants of old constructions on a neighbouring hillock.
Near the second entrance there is a lake. The water is potable here. Near to it is a statue of Lord Khandoba. The fort is not much wide, but stretches long enough.
#Journey Details (Tentative itinerary)
On Saturday 4th March 2017@ 06:00 am
Meeting point DIVA stn (Central line)
We will start our journey from Diva-Sawantwadi Passenjar (Konkan Railway) Breakfast in train.
Below are some train stops where if comfortable you can join us from your respective stations,
Diva : 06:20 am
Taloja : 06:41 am
Panvel : 07:00 am
Pen : 07:59 am
#Note : If u miss the train ; u miss the trek with us.
#Will start our journey towards base village from Roha stn.
10:30 am – Base Village
12:15 pm – Reach top of fort.
Rest for a while and photography
Explore top and surroundings info with group photograph.
13:00 : Lunch
13:30 Hrs: Descend & move towards base village..
15:30 Hrs: At base village and then we”ll catch train for Mumbai.
18:00 Hrs: Back to Panvel Harbour line. (One can take train for CST from panvel or continue in same train till Diva central line)
18:45 : Diva
If we miss 15:40 pm train then We’ll catch next 17:13 pm train and return in Mumbai 20:00 pm.
#The ESTIMATED EXPENDITURE is 450/- per head.
Lunch @ summit.
certified person guidance.
#FEEs DO NOT INCLUDE:
1] Cold drinks & mineral water, Private orders.
2] Insurance coverage, Medical expenses other than First Aid.
3) Everything which not included in Includes.
#Things to Carry :
Id Proof Compulsory.
1)Water Bottle (2 Litre) and food/lunch Must
3) Personal Medicines /personal First aid kit If any.
4) Ready to eat food
5) Sport shoes. (We recommend Action trekking shoes)
6) Electoral powder / Glucon D / Tang
8) Bag to carry all this thing. Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
9) Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
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