Dear All,

शिखर वेध has arranged a visit to Dharmveergad aka Bahadurgad aka Pedgaon cha Killa on occassion of ” DHARMVEER DIN “ as organized by Dharmveergad Parisar Vikas Samiti, on Saturday – February 25, 2012

Brief into about the place:
Bahadurgad / Dharmveergad / Pedgaon fort:

Bahadurgad is located at the river bank of Bhima in the Nagar Distric. The Bahadurgad is actually land fort. It is lies in the in the base village. This fort has two doors out of which one opens in village and other opens at the end of fort. So, better choice for you to enter into the fort from village side door.

Though the fort is in totally damaged condition now. It has one structure called Mastani Mahal.

It has five temples. Two of them are � Baleshwar temple and Lakshmi-Naryana temple. The Lakshmi-Narayana temple is very good example of design. It consists carved pillars and pictures of many animals on walls. The Baleshwar temple is devoted to the Lord Shiva. But it is also in damaged condition.
It has eight pillars with the good carving

Out of these five temples Bhairavnath temple is repainted and hence it loose it original beauty. There are many devastated structures which are from Yadav period. In period of Aurangazeb, he created two storied for him. And this explains about the meeting of Aurangazeb and Shabhaji Raje. To see all forts you have to require at least three and half hours.

Dharmveergad is the place where Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj was brought on Falgun Shukla Vinayaki Chaturthi Day after he was captured @ Sangmeshwar.

Itinerary for the Trip:

Friday 24 Feb 2012 :

Catch Train no. 11027 : Chennai Mail — Timings r as follows

CST: 23:45 Hrs

Dadar: 23:53 Hrs


Saturday 25 Feb 2012 :


Kalyan: 00:38 Hrs

Karjat: 01:23 Hrs

Lonavala: 02:13 Hrs

Pune: 03:25 Hrs – ( PUNE PPL can join us here )

Daund: 05:05 Hrs


For comfortable journey u can book sleeper class (SL) tkts .. still 11 seats vacant :)


From there by Bus / Jeep to visit Dharmveergad

Explore the fort & Post lunch visit to Siddhivinayak Temple, Siddhtek ( 1 of da Astvinayak) – Its Vinayak Chaturthi on da day as well

Afternoon catch bus 2 Swargate …

18:00 Hrs – @ Swargate


From Swargate 2 Mumbai by BUS or Train


We will be in Dadar around 22:00 Hrs


Cost for the event: Rs 250/- only

This includes Transportation from Daund onwards till Swargate, Pune and Morning b/f – Tea


NOTE: For interested people we can extend the tour till sunday and visit Ranjangaon Mahaganpati ( Astvinayak Temple ) and POTHOLES of NIGHOJ … Do lemme knw ur suggestions as well


Things 2 Carry


Lunch for da Day ( a must)

A Water Bottle (~2 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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