Description

Introduction, Geography & History of Fort:

Type: Hill Fort

Height: Approx. 1900 ft above MSL

Grade: Easy

Base Village: Tandulwadi - Saphale,

Region: Palghar.

 

Tandulwadi fort lies 5 k.m. east of Saphale Railway Station and is good for one day outing. One can get a good view of Vaitarna and Surya river. The route is very steep and goes over some rocky portions. On the top there are many water tanks, a monsoon lake and remains of settlements. The fort was mainly used as a watch tower in ancient times.

Itenary of the trek is as follows:

Meeting Point & time

·  07.30 AM @ Saphale Railway Station.

·  Catch 05.32 AM Down Virar Fast Local at the convenient station. Timings are as follows 

Churchgate

 05.32 AM

Mumbai Central

 05.42 AM

Dadar

 05.49 AM

Andhei

 06.03 AM

Borivali

 06.17 AM

Virar

 06.54 AM

 

Or any Dahanu Local which will drop you at Saphale by 07.30 AM

After alighting at Virar, board Dombivali – Boaisar Shuttle at Virar platform No.3 07.04 AM, which will drop you at Saphale by 07.24 AM

Kalyan- Dombivali trekkers may catch 1682 Down Dombivali – Boisar passanger at :

Dombivali

 05.43 AM

Kopar

 05.45 AM

Virar

 07.04 AM

Saphale

 07.24 AM

 

Please take a return ticket till Saphale

·  07.30 AM Breakfast at Saphale

·  08.15 AM Move to Base Village by local transport

·  09.00 AM Introduction, Start Ascending 

·  12.00 PM Atop, Fort exploration, Lunch Rest for 2 hours

·  02.00 PM Start descending

·  04.30 PM Base Village

·  05.30 PM Return Back to Saphale, Refreshment

·  08.00 PM Reach Mumbai (Subjective)

 

Ø  Contribution: Rs. 500/-

 

Includes:

1.     Transport from Saphale to Saphale by local transport

2.    Morning & Evening Tea breakfast.

 

Excludes:
1. Rail ticket.

  2. Lunch, Cold drinks, mineral water, etc.

  3. Anything not mentioned herein.

Ø  Things to carry:

        1)    Lunch of the day

2)   Some ready to eat food, dry snacks, biscuits, cakes, etc.

3)   Water bottle min.2 Ltrs

4)    Return ticket of Saphale

5)   Extra pair of cloths.

6)   Personal medicines (if reqd.).

7)   A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.

Ø  Special Notes:

1)     Registration through phone calls only

2)    Avoid wearing gold ornaments and valuables.

3)   We all are going for an historic, adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.

4)   Do’s & Don’ts will be explained during the introduction session. All are bound by the same.

 

Contact us:

Santosh Kanse (Trek leader): 9833660650

Shailesh More (Co-leader): 9920440458

Kumar Gaudse : 9870577761 / 9930252241

 

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