WSR one Day Trek to Lohgad on 28th November 2015
WSR have arranged a one day trek to Lohgad Fort on Saturday 28th November 2015
Little info about the fort :
Height: 3400 ft
Type: Hill Fort
Trek Lead: Chaitrali Mahanwar
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.
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
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 (thts-subjective).
The charges for this trek is Rs 400/- per head,
Which includes Breakfast, Veg Lunch & evening Tea.
Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking.
2. A bottle of water (3 Ltrs).
3. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
4. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits
5. Personal medicines.
6. A good trekking shoes, wind cheater.
For Registrations, call us on
Deepak - 09819085757 / 9699648235
Chaitrali - 09167654415
Registration accepted only 100% Advance payment of Rs. 400/-
>> Registration will be done strictly on ‘First Come First Serve Basis’.
>> Bike Rides/Trekking/Camping is an adventurous activity. Every participant will sign a ‘Risk Form’. This form states that the participant is participating the Ride / trek / camp at own risk.
>> No refund or transfer of fees shall be made in any case.
The amount is to be deposited in the following account.
HDFC Account No: 00021140008004
Name: Deepak P Jat.
IFSC code: HDFC0000002
Branch: Khar West, Mumbai
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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 jewelry.
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 Rides. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the ride. NO REFUND will be provided.
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for riding. While planning your riding trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.