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The capital Contendor - Fort Sudhagad

INFO:
SUDHGAD
HEIGHT 2030 ft
DISTRICT :RAIGAD
GRADE:EASY
MAXIMUM TIME TO REACH THE TOP :1.45 hrs

Sudhagad is one of the ancient forts in Sahyadri. It was the glory of Bhor state.
Initially, Sudhagad was called as ‘Bhorapgad’. During empire of Shivaji Maharaj this fort was named as Sudhagad. This fort is approximately 590 meters in height. Sudhagad is a huge fort. It is called as the replica of Raigad.
History :
The ‘Thanale’ excavations in this area are nearly 2200 years old. This shows that Sudhagad may be that much ancient. The construction and the geographical significance indicate that some great rulers might have constructed the fort. According to the Puranas, Sage ‘Bhrugu’ had stayed here and he had established the temple of Goddess ‘Bhorai’ on this fort.
Sudhagad was included in ‘Swarajya’ in 1648. It is described in old records as follows:
“Malavji Naik Karake put the ladders in Sakharadara. Initially, Jadhav and Saranayak both climbed the fort under the guidance of chieftain ‘Maloji Bhosale’. After that Haibatrao climbed the fort. 25 soldiers went ahead and killed the guards. Further the chief of the fort was killed in anguish and the fort was conquered.”
Shivaji Maharaj renamed Bhorapgad as Sudhagad. Later Sambhaji Maharaj met Akbar (the rebellious son of Aurangjeb) in the ‘Pachchapur village’ situated at the base of this fort. Annaji Datto, Balaji Aavji Chitnis, his son Aavji Ballal and Hiroji Pharjand were all important persons in ‘Ashta-Pradhan Mandal’ of Shivaji Maharaj. Sambhaji Maharaj has killed all of them in ‘Parli’ village near Sudhagad.

Fascinating Spots :

The perimeter of this fort is quite big. There are many lakes on the fort. There is a palace of Pant Sachiv on the fort, where 50 people can stay comfortably. Also there is a temple of Bhorai Devi, where 25-30 persons can be accommodated. Different kind of medicinal plants and trees can be seen in the surrounding forest.

Bhoreshwar temple :
There is temple of ‘Bhoreshwar’ near the palace. If we move further, we can see a well with a secret door. There are steps from palace to the ‘Bhorai Devi’ temple. If we descend towards the other route, it takes us to water cisterns, which hold good drinking water. The route on the left side of these cisterns takes us towards a secret door. But this route doesn’t exist now.

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Pachchapur Darwaaja :
If we enter to the hill through this door, we come across a plateau after climbing some distance. To the left is the temple of ‘Siddheshwar’, storehouses of food grains, some cisterns, a lake named “Hawaldar Tale” and “Hattimaal”. On the right hand side we can see natural fortification of the fort.

Takmak Tok of Sudhagad :
After leaving the palace come up with the steps and turn to right hand side of the route. This route goes through ‘Hatti Paga’ (place where elephants were tied).
It directly takes us to one peak. This peak is very similar to the cliff “Takmak Tok” on Raigad. From this peak Dhangad, Korigad, Tel-Baila can be seen very clearly. Similarly river ‘Amba’ and the villages surrounding it can be seen from this place.

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Dindi Darwaaja :
The way from Ghat of Sawashni takes us directly to Dindi Darwaaja. This door is exact replica of the ‘Mahadarwaaja’ (main entrance) on Raigad. The construction and arrangement of this door is of the type called “Gomukhi” (in shape of cow’s mouth). This door is well protected since it is hidden in between two huge bastions.
There is one secret path well on the fort at the backside of the palace.
It has one tunnel in it, but now it is dumped by mud. There is also a secret path to move down from fort in case of any difficulty. There are some tombs at the backside of the Bhorai Devi temple. We can find beautiful carvings on them.

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Schedule

Day1 : 16 April –Saturday

  • Pick up for Pune : 04:00 pm Shivajinagar(In front of Bank of Maharashtra)
  • Pick up for Mumbai: 6:45 pm Khopoli (Pali phata near old Mumbai Pune highway)

 

  • Reach Base Village
  • Round of Introduction
  • Start Night trek Sudhagad
  • Reach top,Campfire,Dinner
  • Night Stay in Tent (Tents will be provided)

DAY 2 nd: 17 April –Sunday

  • Wake up 6.30 am
  • Enjoy Beautiful Sunrise
  • Breakfast
  • Explore Massive Sudhagad,Photo session,History Informaton
  • Start Descending
  • Reach Base village
  • Visit Pali Ashtvinayak Ganesh Temple
  • start Return Journey
  • Reach Khopoli Stn by 2:00 PM(+- 1 Hour)
  • Reach Pune by 4:30 PM(+- 1 Hour)

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  • Cost:

  • For Pune Members :1250

  • For Mumbai Members:1000

Which Includes:

FOR PUNE MEMBERS
Pune To Pune Traveling By Private Non Ac Bus,
1Dinner,1 Breakfast, Tent Camping(2 person in one tent),Expertise charges

FOR MUMBAI MEMBERS:
Khopoli To Khopoli Traveling By Private Non Ac Bus,1Dinner,1 Breakfast, Tent Camping(2 person in one tent),Expertise charges

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Registrations are only through phone calls

Please call for more details & booking regarding the event.

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Last Date Of Registration 14 April 2016

  • For Confirmation Of Seat Kindly Make Advance Payment Of Rs 500/- To Following Account:
  •  ACNT NAME:Wild trek adventure & Outdoors Pvt.Ltd
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    ACNT NO:50200013803929
    Branch: Nigdi
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    ACNT TYPE:Current

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THINGS TO CARRY-
1. Good sport shoes (compulsory).
2. Extra Pair of cloths, Towel, napkin, socks.
3. Water (2 ltr minimum).
4. Some eatables preferably biscuits, dry fruits, namkeen
6.Sleeping bag,Carrymat,or Sataranji Shwal
7. extra newspapers
8. Personal small medical kit. (If u require usually/Optional)
9. Rucksack to put all these things.


Thanks & Regards
TEAM WTA

 

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