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Youth Hostel Association of India (Malad unit)

Trek to KonkanDiva Fort (Kavlya Ghat) & Bocheghol Naal

18, 19, 20th August, 2012

Height- 3000 ft above

Grade – Difficult (Not recommended for new trekkers)

Trek Fees – 1000/- approximate

Trek  Itinerary:-

Catch S.T. bus from Borivali - Sandoshi departing from borivali at 22.00 hrs on  17th August, 2012. One can do prior reservation.

Borivali 22.00

Maitripark 22.45

Panvel 00.00

Mahad 03.30

Sandoshi 05.30

Trek Route-

Day 1 :-

Sandoshi  village - Bocheghol naal – Nivgani.

Night stay at nivgani village.

Day 2 :-

Nivgani - Ghol - Garjaiwadi (base village of konkandiva fort)

Trek to Kokandiva Fort.

Night stay at Ghol.

Day 3 :-

Ghol – Sandoshi  (trek through Kavlya Ghat)

Return Journey to Mumbai.

Things to carry:-

1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried

2. A bottle of water (2 Ltrs)

3. Lunch for a day

4. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry

5. Bring Ample amount of snacks to eat for 3 days

6. Torch with extra batteries, a plate, glass

7. Personal medicines, mosquito’s cream

8. A good trekking shoes

9. Windcheater, cap

10. Extra pair of clothes, sleeping matt


History of the places:-

To the north of Raigad, around 6-7 km away, lies a mountain with a slightly flat top. From this mountain, which is 800 m above sea level, you can see a panoramic view of the magnificent Raigad fort. There is no other place as apart as Kokandiva that can be used to keep an eye on Raigad. Towards your left, you can see the Bhavani Tok and towards your right- the Takmak Tok, which is the famous cliff for life punishment on Raigad fort.

Kavlya ghat and Kokandiva revive the memories of the historical events took place after the assassination of Sambhaji Raje. As Mughals started lying siege to the region around Raigad, the brave widow of Sambhaji Raje, Rani Yesubai played an intellectual move to send the young Rajaram Maharaj to Pratapgad through Kavlya ghat. Maratha army fought fiercely with Mughals and led the new Maratha King, Rajaram to escape through Kavlya ghat to Jinji via Pratapgad-Vishalgad. This had manifold impact on the entire history of Maratha kingdom. Yesubai’s move to send Rajaram through Kavlya ghat to safe land deprived Mughals from crushing Maratha region. Thus, Kokandiva reminds us some of the very eventful moments in the history of Maratha reign.

Bocheghol Naal is one of the most extensively used range passes in sahyadri region. The route passes through dense forest, it connects village khanu on the ghat with sandoshi and paane in Konkan.

One can enjoy a beautiful view of raigad and waterfalls flowing through mountains in monsoon.

For pics, https://picasaweb.google.com/dhuri.madhukar/BochegholNisnichiVat

Note:- Trek fees does not include bus fare from borivali-sandoshi. Return Journey bus fare is included.

For Registration or quiries :-

Mr. Rahul R Basankar:- 9320309636 e-mail:-rahulbasankar@gmail.com

Mr. Pratik Dixit         :- 9867518824 e-mail:-pratikdixit91@yahoo.co.in

For Registration, kindly transfer advance fees Rs 500/- per head in the following A/c

HDFC Bank Account No 04111000027713

Branch : Link Road, Malad (west)

Name : Mr. Rahul Basankar

IFSC Code : HDFC0000411

After transaction please e-mail us or call us to send transaction details with participents details.

For, rules and regulations & upcoming treks please visit http://www.yhaimalad.org/

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