We, at SHIKHAR VEDH invite you all for a one day trek to Asherigad on Sunday 23rd June 2013
Fort: Asheri Gad.
Height: 2000 feet
History mentions that Bhojraj, a descendant of the Shilahar Dynasty built this fort. Hence it can be assumed that this fort is at least 800 years old. The Portuguese rebuilt this fort after they captured it during their rule. In 1737, Peshwa won this fort during his campaign of the Konkan and in 1818 this fort came under the British rule.
Fascinating Spots :
On the plains and on the right of the path one can see quite many remnants of settlements. One can also see quite many foundations with gutters cut in them. These could be to collect the rainwater during the rainy season or to lead away the overflow. The cave on the top is of medium size and having a large cave opening. But it has been carved into the rocks in such a way that the stray wind or the cold does not enter in. The back portion of the cave is very uneven. However, there are platforms made both outside and inside for the guards to take rest. The two hibiscus bushes outside the cave entrance point to the fact that rituals might have been conducted regularly by the villagers somewhere in the past. On left side of the top portion of the cave, there is a built in square water tank. There is a half buried cannon in this tank. There are two more half completed tanks here. From the top plateau, one can see the fort of Kohoj to the South West. One can also see the natural human form on the fort with the help of binoculars. Going ahead on the path one can see a huge depression the rock face and a bastion.
Itinerary for the trek:
Meeting Point Virar railway station @ 07:30 Hrs
07:40 Hrs: Shuttle to Palghar
08:25 Hrs: @ Palghar
Have breakfast – Tea
Travel by auto till Base Village
10:00 Hrs: Ascend the fort
13:00 Hrs: Lunch and explore fort
14:30 Hrs: Descend
17:00 Hrs: @ Base village
Start back by auto
18:30 Hrs: Shuttle back from Palghar to Virar
Local at Virar
Reach Mumbai by 22:00 Hrs approx.
Train timing to reach Virar: Fast Local
Mumbai Central 06:02
The charges of the trek are Rs 350/-per head, which includes
Travel expenditure from Palghar to Palghar, Breakfast – Tea and Evening Refreshment
Things To Be carried:
Lunch for the day ( A must)
A bottle of water – 3 Liters ( A must)
Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.(Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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