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WSR One Day Trek to Lohagad Fort on 05th November 2016

Short Info:

Fort: Lohagad.

Region: Lonavla.

Height: 3400 ft

Grade: Easy.

Type: Hill Fort

Cost: 450/- Per Person

         400/- WSR Members

Trek Lead: Deepak / Asmit

 

History:

Lohagad (literally “Iron fort” in Marathi) is one of the many hill forts of Chatrapati Shivaji. It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna and is situated on a side range of the Sahyadris. The Visapur fort is located on its eastern side. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. Historical records show that in the later Peshwa period, Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800 AD) built several structures in the fort such as a big tank and a step-well (bawali).

On the west side, there is a long and narrow wall-like fortified spur called Vinchukata (Marathi for Scorpion’s tail) because of shape.Lohagad has a long history with several dynasties occupying it at different periods of time: Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizamshahis, Mughals and Marathas. Shivaji captured it in 1648 CE, but he was forced to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 CE by the Treaty of Purandar. Shivaji recaptured the fort in 1670 CE and used it for keeping his treasury.

 

Itinerary for the Trek:

The journey starts with the Indrayani express. People interested should catch this train from respective stations with ticket till Malavli & meet at lonavala station. (Plz get your respected stations at least half an hour earlier, as there might be a long queue for the tickets)

Train Timings :- Indrayani Express

CST – 5:40 am

Dadar – 5.51 am

Thane – 6.14 am

Kalyan – 6.35 am

Karjat - 7.13 am

Lonavla – 8.00 am

Move forward to Malavali by local train (8 :15am at Lonavala station platform no 3).

Pune people :

Catch Pune Lonavala Local Train … Timings are as below

Pune Station: 06:27 Hrs

Shivaji Nagar : 06:33 Hrs

Malavali Station: 07:40 Hrs

Breakfast – Tea Time

09:30 Hrs: Ascend

11:00 Hrs: Atop Lohgad

Exploration rest etc (2 hrs approx)

13:30 Hrs: Descend

14:00 Hrs: @ Lohgadwadi

Lunch Time

15:00 Hrs: Move 2 Malavali Station

17:00 Hrs: @ Malavali Station

From there 2 Lonavla / Pune by local

Take train / bus to Mumbai.

We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00 Hrs (that’s-subjective).

 

Includes:

Morning Breakfast, Lunch & Evening Refreshment

Entry Charges

WSR Expertise

 

Excludes:

Train Tickets

Any other which is not mentioned in include

Any Kind of Insurance

 

Things to be carried:

A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltr), (A Must)

Torch with spare batteries (A must)

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.

Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)

Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,

A haversack to put in all the things to be carried

Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

 

For Registrations call Team WSR:

Deepak: 9699648235

Asmit: 9167387419 

if not reachable whats app us on the same no

Email id: wanderingsoulriders@gmail.com

Website: www.wanderingsoulriders.jimdo.com

 

Please read our "Terms & Conditions" before joining for any events.

 

Payment details:

One needs to pay 100% advance at the time of booking.

The amount is to be deposited in the following account.

Account No: 029101300001801

Name: Swarnalata D Jat.

IFS code: PMCB0000029

Type: Saving

Bank Name: PMC Bank

Branch: Ambernath (w)

Once payment is done, please send an email to wanderingsoulriders@gmail.com with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell Number

 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation before 10 days: 50% will be refunded

There is no refund if the cancellation is after 10 days

 

Important Points to keep in mind:

1 The leader's decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.

2 Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

3 Please do not wear any jewellery.

4 Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.

5 Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the any events. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the event. NO REFUND will be provided.

 

Medical Disclaimer: 

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves.

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