Dear Adventure Lovers,
Get Ready to Celebrate Independence day in special manner as Vatsaru Trekking Club are glad to invite you all for an ambitious event, RaigadPradakshina and Raigad Trek, on 15th August – 16th August 2015.
Why not celebrate 15th August on capital place of HindaviSwarajya. And complete Pradakshina which will be rare opportunity, View of nearby mountains and forest is very beautiful. The forest is one of its kinds.Many people have seen Raigad. But has anyone seen Raigad from all side. Has anyone ever thought why ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaj has chosen this fort as the capital for HindaviSwarajya. For this you have to complete Pradakshina of Raigad fort.
Brief Info about the Fort
Height: - 820 meters (2,700 ft)
Grade :- Medium (High on Endurance)
Base Village :- Pachad
District :- Mahad – Raigad
Main Attractions :- Capital of Maratha HindaviSwarajya, Rajyabhishek Place of ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaj.
Places of interest: Logically constructed MahaDarawaja, Holicha mal. Rajdarabar, Bajarpeth, HirakaniBuruj, TakamakTok, Jagadishwar Temple, ShivajiMaharaj Samadhi, Bhavanikada. And many more.
Details about Pradakshina: it involves traveling around Raigad Fort, Surrounding area of fort has a thick rain forest, sacred groves, Rainy stream & big waterfalls and the forest are very dense. As its rainy season, we have to cross mud path. Route is quite exhilarating.
Places of interest in Pradakshina: Chit Darawaja: start point, RainakSmarak, LinganaDarshan,
Bhavanikada: shooting spot of marathi movie "Sarja",PotalyachaDonger: Place from where British conquered Raigad Fort.RaigadPradakshina totally depends on natural weather conditions As we have to cross streams & falls. So if it is raining heavily, it is dangerous to cross streams & falls. Depending on situation Pradakshina will be completed.
Distance: 16 km approx
Duration: 7/8 hrs approx
Grade: Moderate to tough
Trek will start from Pune,Meeting point Omkareshwar Temple on 14th August 2014 at 10:00 PM (Sharp)
Participants from Mumbai can also join us for trek from Pachad.
Start our Journey at Raigad by Private Vehicle (None / AC Bus) - Pick Points will be intimated to the registered participants.BothPune and Mumbai Participants will reach the base village of Raigad at Pachad.On 15th August: Early Morning wakeup call, Freshen up, Breakfast and start Around 8 AM. We will start for RaigadPradakshina, Lunch will be kind of snacks distributed before start of the pradakshina, around 3 PM we will finish our pradakshina and will reach at the base where refreshments will be provided.Freshen up, ascend to Raigad Fort. Night Halt at the fort (Dinner will be provided by the Team) on 16th August: Early Morning wakeup call, Freshen up, after Breakfast exploration of Raigadfort.After Lunch (Lunch will be provided by the Team) we will start descend.Both groups (Pune& Mumbai) will start return journey, Dinner in between at any good Hotel /Dhaba (16th August Dinner cost to be borne by the participant.)
Cost ( Pune Participants ) for the Event is INR 1600 /- which will be inclusive of: -
Cost ( Mumbai Participants ) For the Event is INR 900 /-
Transport from PunetoPune–Private Vehicle Non A/c
15th August: -Breakfast, Packed food as Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation and Entry Fees at Raigad
16th August: - Breakfast, Lunch
Expertise, Equipments and First Aid.
Exclusions: - Anything which is not mentioned in the Inclusions.
Account holder name: SarangSali
IDBI Bank account Number: 0007104000703901
Branch: FC Road, Pune
IFSC code: IBKL0000007
One needs to deposit full payment before event. Booking on first come first serve basis. Limited seats.
Things to be carried:
Water Bottle ( ~ 2 Liters)
Bedding for the Night ( Any Available medium such as bed-sheet , Sleeping bag, Carry-mats etc )
Torch (with spare Batteries) , Extra pair of clothes (Keeping Rainy season in mind) ,
Good trekking shoes ( No floaters ) , Extra pair of Socks , Cap ,
Some ready to eat snacks , biscuits , Chocolate bars etc.
Glucon D or Enerzal Powder, Odomos etc.
Personal and Routine Medicines ( To avoid any complications )
Polythene bags ( atleast 3 ) , Rain cheaters etc
Camera , mobile , binoculars (Optionals)
No wearing of Gold and other valubles (If lost holds a sole responsibility)
Haversack to put all this things ( Pack your bag with extra lining of Polythene to keep belongings dry )
For confirmation please reply here or do contact on
SarangSali - 9730922591
RupeshDahibhate - 9921519889
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Last but not least: Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun. Respect nature & have Team attitude to more enjoy the trek.
All rights reserved to the organizer for any last minute change in plan as per requirement.
Vatsaru Trekkers Club