For anyone who likes to trek, a trek to Raigad fort is a must do.
Raigad is one of the most important forts in the history of Marathas, being the capital of independent Marathi kingdom or “Hindavi Swarajya”. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj built this fort and made his capital in 1674.Graded as the most secured and most appropriate location by the King himself, the fort stands proudly showing the strength of the Maratha Empire.
Being situated comparatively near to the sea, with Mahad being in reach, and at same distance from Mumbai, Pune and Satara, Raigad enjoyed a strategic position. Moreover, it is an important link between the Deccan plateau and the coastal Maharashtra.
Raigad is well surrounded by mountains and was considered secured. The fort is surrounded on its north and east by Kaal River, and Gandhari River flows from its west side. Fort Lingana is situated to the east side and Kokandiva to the north. If the skies are clear, we can see Rajgad-Torna on the east and Pratapgad, Vasota and Makarandagad on the south.
11th Feb, Saturday:
Meeting point at Pune railway station at 5PM
Leaving for Raigad in private 32 seater non-AC bus at 05.15PM
Reach Raigad base village by 9PM and have dinner.
Start trek to the fort at 10PM
We'll reach on the top at around 12.30AM
We'll have campfire and some fun games.
We'll take shelter inside temple at night.
Wake up at 6AM.
Get fresh and start exploring the fort.
Have breakfast at 8.30AM. We'll explore the fort and visit different places and take photographs till 11.AM
Start descend at 11.00 and reach base by 12.30PM.
Have lunch and start travel towards Pune.
Reach Pune by 5PM.
Trek cost: Rs.1400
(discount available for group booking of 3 or more people and Trekking Spiders repeat trekkers)
Pune to Raigad and back in private bus.
1 lunch, dinner, breakfast and 2 teas.
Fort entry fees
Things to carry:
Things to carry:
- identity card
- Min 3-liter water
- Glucone d powder, snacks,biscuits
- Good trekking shoes or sport shoes
- Towel / Napkin
- bedding/sleeping mat/blanket
- extra pair of socks
- A good backpack to accommodate the above.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Please do not wear any jewelry and do not carry valuables.
Participants are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.
Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
TrekkingSpiders reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
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