Trek: Chanderi (Waterfall Trek) on Demand.
Date: 03 July 2016.
Grade: Hard (Min 3 treks Experience Required),
Fort Height: 2330 ft.
Trek Cost : Rs. 400/- Per Person.
Registered member Fees: 350/- Per Person
Cost Included traveling from Vangani to Badlapur by Local Vehicle, breakfast & Expertise Charges.
Fee Not Included: Insurance, Lunch & anything other than mentioned above.
Amidst the lush green vegetation surrounding the mountain ranges of Nakhind and Mhasmaal, Chanderi Fort emerges like a masterpiece crafted with nature’s best hands. Situated at a height of 2,330 ft, the hill fort, now in ruins, offers a beautiful view of the surrounding area as well as presents one of the toughest trek routes around Mumbai.Although worth mentioning as the jewel in the crown of forts in the district of Raigad, there is no significant history attached to this fort. Near the caves on the fort are visible some remnants of fortification. This is the only sign to designate Chanderi as a fort. Chanderi is famous for water streams and its difficult route. In monsoon route gets thrilling with water flow and tricky.
In May 1656 Shivaji Maharaj conquered all the territory up to kalyan-Bhivandi-rairi. This was when this fort came under the rule of Marathas. Lack of development, Low water storage areas, absence of significant constructions, limited facilities for people to stay and extremely difficult approach road seems to suggest that rather than a fort, this was possibly a military base.
@Vangani station by 7.20 am
People can get into this local (2nd last compartment) or meet directly at Vangni Station.
Train Timings: Karjat slow Local (plz come with your return ticket).
CST 5.20 am Byculla 5.28 am Dadar 5.38 am
Sion 5.44 am Kurla 5.48 am Ghatkopar 5.54 am
Bhandup 6.04 am Thane 6.15 am Diva 6.29 am
Dombivali 6.37 am Kalyan 6.47 am Ambernath 6.58 am
Badlapur 7.05 am Vangani 7.14 am
07.30 am: Breakfast
08.00 am: Move to Chanderi Dhaba by local auto/jeep.
08.30 am: Start walking towards chincholi.
09.35 am: Start Ascend.
12.40 pm: with waterfall route fun will reach to Caves.
01.40 pm: Rest and Lunch.
02:25 pm: Start Descend.
04:30 pm: @ Chinchavali base village.
06:00 pm: @ Vangani / Badlapur station.
Check List: (Rain Shower expected so please pack your bags accordingly.)
A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, approx 4 ltr water, Lunch For the day, Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should wear good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, if you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid, carry some extra cloths.
Non-compulsory items but helpful:
Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.
If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.
It’s totally self responsibility to take care of your things.
For Reg. & more details, contact our "Rangers”.
Please message him if call not received.