Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध have planned a one day Trek 2 Brahmagiri (Trimbakgad) & unexplored Bhandar-Durg near Nashik on Sunday 26th January 2014

Hope 2 cu on trek with me ;-)
Details r as follows
Brief Introduction about BRAHMAHIRI ( TRIMBAKGAD) & BHANDAR-DURG :

Height: ~ 4248 feets
Grade:  Easy / Medium
Time: ~ Maximum 2 hrs from Trimbak / Max. 1 hrs from Brahmagiri
Location: Trimbakeshwar

TRIMBAKGAD ( Brahmagiri) :

Trimbakeshwar Temple is perched on the picturesque lusting green Brahmagiri hills near Nasik in Maharashtra. River Godavari originates on this hill and flows though the Brahmagiri ranges.

Apart from religious significance, Trimbak fort played a part in the history. Ramchandra of Yadavas of Devgiri built it. In 1629, Mughal Emperor Shahjahan sent an army and after a long battles in the areas captured it in 1636. It remained with them till 1720 when it passed to Nijam who ruled it till 1752. The Marathas captured it then and Col. Mcdowell led the final attack against it in 1818 on 24th April. After a three hours firing the fort surrendered. The British conquered Trimbak and dismantled the fort.

The Multani family of Karachi rebuilt the steps and a Dharmashala, which are now in use.

DURGBHANDAR:- It will be an over exaggerated statement if we say Durg BHandaras a fort. It resembles to be a watchtower, might be to pass signals or for storage purpose (As the name suggests). But what makes us to take a note of this tower is its strategic importance. It is located near Basgad and Harihar which are the fort in Trimbak range.

Itinerary for the event : -

Sunday, 26th January 2014

Catch the Slow local to Kasara from the desired station. Timings as given below

From CST From Dadar From Thane From Kalyan Kasara Train Details
00:14 hrs 00:31 hrs 01:08 hrs 01:40 hrs 02:55 hrs Kasara Slow

Please reach at least 10 mins early at the desired location so that you dont miss the train.

From here to Trimbakeshwar by Hired private jeeps

05:00 Hrs: @ Trimbak

05:30 Hrs: Trimbkeshwar Temple Darshan


Breakfast & T time


07:00 Hrs: Ascend
09:30 Hrs: ATop Brahmagiri


09:30-10:30 pm Explore fort, enjoy the view of the surrounding


10:30 Hrs: Move 2 BHandar-durg


At one point after descending the steps, we have to Crawl through an underground opening of 1 x 2 feet


11:15 Hrs: @ End point


Explore BHandardurg
12:00 Hrs: Descend

13:30 Hrs: Lunch time @ Trimbakgad

16:30 Hrs: @ Trimbak – Evening snacks .

17:30 Hrs: Departure for Kasara

20:00 Hrs: @ Kasara
We will be in Mumbai around 22:30 hrs ( thats – subjective)
The cost for the trek is about Rs. 700/ – per head
This includes Kasra 2 Kasara transportation fare for private jeeps & Morning – Evening refreshments & SV charges

Deposit Rs 500/- per head (Non-Refundable) advance amount for Jeep booking on following A/c …



ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 21st January 2014, 5 pm


Few memories from last event in form of snaps

Vishal BUdhavalekar :-

Anand K Singh :

Devendra Singh :


Things To Carry:-
Pls do carry Lunch for da day ( a must)

A Torch with spare battery ( a must)
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
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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