Dear All,

शिखर वेध, has arranged a day trek to Avachitgad near Roha on coming Sunday 9 October 2011 …

Hope to c u on trek :-)

Details r as follows

Brief Introduction about Avchitgad: –

Height: 300 metre
Grade: Easy …
Time: ~ Maximum 1.5 hrs from Medha, Base Village
Location: Roha, Raigad District

The city of Roha is situated on the banks of Kundalika River. Avchitgad is situated in the mountain ranges around Roha. Nicely tucked away from the main Shayadri range this is a rather unexplored fort (as per trekkeres are concerned). This region is beautiful, and the fort was one of the rich forts of Maharashtra. Dense woods along the mountain have made it bit difficult to ascend to the top.

Fascinating Spot: –

The main entrance to the fort is still in good condition. The bastion on the way from Medhe is in much better state. It was used for keeping a watch on the surrounding region. As we proceed further from the main entrance, we come across the remnants of old constructions on a neighboring hillock.
There is a beautiful dodecahedron (16 sided) shaped lake on the top. Near to it is a statue of Lord Khandoba. The fort is not much wide, but stretches long enough. It takes about two hours to see the fort. The forest around the fort is dense and the fauna comprises wild hogs, leopards, foxes, monkeys, etc.

From the top of Avchitgad we can have a glimpse of Telbaila, Sudhagad, Sarasgad, Korigad to the Noth-East & Dhangad, Raigad and Savashna Ghat on the South – East side. All these forts lie within a 25 km radius of this fort.

This is a best monsoon trek.

Journey Details: –

Sunday 9 October 2011

The train scheduled @ 06:20 hrs from Diva that will drop us at Nidi around 08:42 Hrs. This is Diva-Sawantwadi Passenjar (Konkan Railway) …
Pls be sure abt the timing … Following is timing where train halts … u can catch wherever it is comfortable to u …

06:20 : – Diva (Central Line)
07:05 : – Panvel (Harbour Line)
08:42 : – Nidi — ( After Nagothane station)

Just Check that if u miss the train … u miss the trek with us …
Pls don’t take return ticket …

6:20 am: Start from Diva
7:05 am: Panvel
8:45 am: Nidi
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Please do have ur Breakfast in train itself … u won’t get such variety nywhere ;)
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9:00 am: @ Medha
9:15 am: Ascend
11:15 am: Atop
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11:15-13:15 pm Explore fort, Lunch, Rest and enjoy the view of the surrounding region
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13:15 pm: Descend
15:15 pm: Reach base village
Evening refreshments

16:00 pm Catch Roha -Diva Passenjar
17:45 pm @ Panvel with lovely memories and new friends …
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In case, we are unable to catch Roha-Diva Passenjar, we will opt for ST bus to Mumbai instead of waiting @ Roha for Sawantwadi-Diva Passenjar that is scheduled @ 18:10 pm …

We will be in mumbai around 20:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)

The Estimated expenditure for Trek is about Rs. 170 / – per head

This includes Evening Snacks/Tea & Guide Contri & Travel to Panvel – Diva by Passenjar …

Note: In case, we travel return journey by ST bus, the cost would be Rs 250/- per head

Have a look of our previous trail 2 Avchitgad

http://picasaweb.google.com/jagdishlove/Avchitgad#

Things To Carry: –

Breakfast & LUNCH for da day (a must)

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Good trekking shoes,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things

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