View From Top of Sondai Fort

Dear All,

We @ Shikhar Vedh invites you for One Day Trek to Hill Fort Sondai near Karjat on Saturday 2nd September 2017.

Brief info about the place:

Type : Hill Fort

Height : 1200 ft approx

Region : Karjat

Grade: Medium


Sondai is one of the lesser known fort rather a Top station for keeping eye on near by area. This fort got name by a Goddess Sondai (Devi).

On the fort, two adjoined cisterns exists which are carved in rock and hold water all year round. We can see neighboring Gavari hill which seems taller than this fort.
While ascend one can see carved steps on the plateu. After climbing them, at the left side we can see the dried cistern while at the right side, there has a ladder to ascend.There are footholds as well a ladder to climb to the summit.
After climbing this rock patch using ladder, at the right side there are two cisterns, in which one is a big with two rock pillars in it and its water is not potable. Second cistern is small compare to the first one. There is not much place to move around at the top of the fort. Here we can see two-three carved idols which are placed under the tree. One of it is Sondai Devi’s idol/statue.

The fort will give you an awesome view of  Matheran Mountain Range, Morbe Dam, Vavarle Dam and nearby surroundings, even while going one can enjoy the morbe Dam from Borgav Village and do the photography.


The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Meeting point : Panvel Railway Stn at 08:10 Hrs

CST-Panvel ( Harbor Line ) timings as below

06:44 Hrs : CST

07:02 Hrs : Vadala

07:13 Hrs : Kurla

07:32 Hrs : Vashi

07:50 Hrs : Belapur Rd.

08:05 Hrs : Panvel Station

Move by Private Transport  to Borgav Khurd Village

Breakfast Enroute @ Chouk

10.00 Hrs : @Borgav Khurd village

Ascend Start

12:00 Hrs: @ Atop Fort


12:30 Hrs : Descend Start

13:30 Hrs : Reach to Sondewadi Base Village

Lunch Time

14:30 :  Move to Panvel Station Via Transport

Enroute will have fun time at Morbe Dam Area.

16:30 Hrs : Panvel Station.

from there by local train to Mumbai (that’s subjective )


The cost for the trek is Rs 650/- per head which includes below,

1. Transport To-n-From Panvel Railway Station

2. Breakfast

Note : Participant need to carry Lunch for the Day.

Advance amount of Rs. 300/- per head (Non- Refundable)

Please deposit same amount on following details:

ICICI bank a/c no : 026801521464
Vartak nagar branch, Thane(w)

IFSC Code: ICIC0000268

Last date to confirm : Friday  1st September 2017 till 10 pm

Things To Carry: -

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) [MUST]
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)
A good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put all these things

Note: It might rain, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 ( whatsapp ) 

Ganesh Gajare :  9833351478 / 7738374948 ( whatsapp )