A long weekend awaits you!! Rather than spending it in a monotonous fashion, why not make it a remarkable one. Beat the heat this weekend amidst the nature on a gigantic plateau of Kohoj. As you climb the mountain enjoy the serene beauty around you, the peaceful environs away from the noisy and polluted city, the chirping birds adding melody to it, relish the Carissa carandas berries (Karvand) as you climb. As you reach the plateau a mesmerising view awaits you, right in front of you is the Pajhar Lake, Tansa Lake and various mountains. After you relax with the soothing winds on the plateau, relish your dinner along the campfire with some soft music. As it get darker the star studded sky will offer you another mesmerising view as you conclude the day. Witness the blissful sunrise at the unique man shaped pinnacle and adore the morning view. Explore the fort and capture memories before you start descending.
Get back to your routine rejuvenated with a new zeal !
Kohoj, a fort which offers you big plateaus, some mesmerising views, with differently shaped pinnacles is located approximately 32 kms from Palghar. Kohoj Fort is in a decrepit state and has remained uninhibited for centuries, accommodating a few temples and water cisterns in its vicinity. This trek is a moderate climb of approx. 3200 feet and it takes about two and a half hours to reach the main plateau from the base village Vaghote. The fort is said to be about 800 years old and finds a mention in the Purandar treaty along with 22 other forts which were surrendered by Shivaji to the Mughals on 11 June 1665. At the bottom of the fort is a lake known as 'Pazhar'.
A rehabilitated temple of Lord Shankar can be seen with two cisterns in front of the temple. To the left of the temple, seven adjoined cisterns are located. One of the cisterns bears clean water. The other two cisterns have been spoiled, the remaining four being clogged. Few remnants in dilapidated state can be seen to the right of the temple. As you ascend further to the right side of the temple up the hill, three large cisterns can be seen on this route, one of which is clogged and the other two contain water. An idol of Lord Hanuman can be seen near these cisterns.
A man-shaped pinnacle created due to wind-erosion is one of the best natural sites on the fort. Different shapes of this pinnacle are evident when viewed from various directions. A temple of Lord Krishna is situated ahead along this route. A glimpse of Tandulwadi fort, Takmak fort, Asheri gad, Mahalaxmi pinnacle can be seen from the top of the fort.
30th April 2017, Sunday:
· 02:30 pm: Gather at Virar Station.
· 03:05 pm: Board the 03.05 Dahanu train which reaches Palghar at 03.49
· 04:00 pm: Proceed towards the base village.
· 04.45 pm: Start the trek.
· 06:30 pm: Reach the top plateau to Kohoj Fort and rest for some time. Enjoy The sunset view
· 09.00 pm: Have dinner and enjoy the group activities.
· 10.30 pm: Enjoy the view of the star studded sky as you fall asleep.
01st May 2017, Monday:
· 05:00 am: Wake up & get fresh.
· 05:30 am: Ascend to the man shaped pinnacle and witness the sunrise. Explore the fort, click pictures.
· 07:45 am: Sip a hot cup of tea and relish the steaming breakfast
· 08:45 am: Start descend
· 10:45 am: Reach Shetle dam and relax for some time near the edge. (Please note the dam is very deep, nobody to enter the dam water)
· 11:00 pm: Back to base village Waghote.
· 12.00 pm: Have lunch
· 01:00 pm : Start return journey for Mumbai
· 01:55 pm catch direct local train to Mumbai
Things to Carry:
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance-
Fees INR 1050/- per person - (for a group of 5 & plus 950/- per person)
Registration & Payment Details
Registration and Payment Details: For Registration one needs to call and SMS us Name and Email Addresses of participant along with alternate contact number, to any of the coordinator mention in below contact and transfer payment of INR 1050.00 in the account details mentioned below.
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A/C Number: - 643801505651
IFSC Code: - ICIC0006438
MICR Code: - 400229080
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