Dear All,

We at ‘शिखर वेध‘ have decided to go for a one day trek to relatively unknown fort of Sondai on Saturday 8th October 2011.
The fort is situated 4-5 kms away from Karjat Railway Station, overlooking the entire Karjat city. A temple of Sondai Devi, few water cisterns and an amazing view of Morbe dam and a surrounding region can be seen from top. It was probably used as a watch tower and forts like Prabalgad, Irshal, Rajmachi, Dhak, Peth, Songiri etc. can be seen from top. It can be reached easily in max. 2 hrs from the base village of Sondewadi. This would be a good hike and a day outing for people from Mumbai and Pune.

Journey Details:-

Participants from Mumbai should Catch the local train for Karjat on Saturday 8th October 2011 morning.
This is a fast local .. be check about it …
Timings r as follows

CST:            06:47
Byculla:      06:55
Dadar:        07:03
Kurla:         07:11
Ghatkopar: 07:16
Thane:       07:30
Dombivali: 07:43
Kalyan:      07:51
Karjat:        08:44

Pls do keep a buffer time of 5 mins due to recent changes in time table
We will meet @ Karjat station …

Missing the train would mean taking the 7.20AM Mumbai-Pune Deccan Queen to Karjat from PF.5 (Local Tickets are not valid on this train)

Participants from Pune can board into ‘Sinhgad Express‘, leaving Pune at 6:05am and travel till Karjat.

The itinerary for the Event is given below:

Saturday 8 October 2011:

Breakfast and Tea
09:30 Hrs: Travel to the base village, Borgaon – Sondewadi
Intros & instructions
10:15 Hrs: Hike to the fort Sondai
12:15 Hrs: ATOP

Explore the top and Lunch
14:00 Hrs: Descend
16:00 Hrs: Base village

We would be back to Karjat by 5:00pm approx. and to Mumbai by 7:30pm

The cost of this Event would be Rs. 200/-

The above cost includes:

> Travel from Karjat to Base Village & Back by rickshaw.
> Morning & Evening Breakfast, Tea
> Guide charges.

Please purchase your own ‘Return’ tickets for Karjat
Note: Maximum 25 seats

Things To Carry: -

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( a must)
LUNCH for da day (a Must)

Raincheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes,

A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836
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