Dear all,
We @ शिखर वेध are glad to announce its Chandgad – Nesari – Gargoti region forts exploration Trek event on 30 March – 1 April 2018 …Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy
Brief Intro about tour:
Grade           : Easy

Destination   : Vallabhgad, SamangadNesari-Kandewadi, Gandharvgad, Kalanidhigad, Pargad, Mahipalgad, Bhudargad, Rangna

Date             : 30 March  - 1 April 2018 

Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ₹ 4950/- per head (Kolhapur to Kolhapur) 


Maximum 25 Participants

NOTE :: Mumbai , Pune Participants need to arrange their own transport till Kolhapur & return journey


Brief Introduction about Vallabhgad Samangad / Kalanidhigad / Pargad / Gandharvgad/ Mahipalgad / Bhudargad / Rangana :

Grade: Easy & Exciting  
Time: ~ Most places vehicle reaches atop … OR some are abt 15-30 mins frm base
Location: Gadhinglaj-Chandgad-Nesari-Gargoti region
Vallabhgad:  Vallabhgad Fort is a fort in the Belgaum district of Karnataka state, India. It dates back to 1674, and is said to have been built by the Maratha ruler Shivaji.
SAAMANGAD: This fort has inspiring fables woven around it. Situated in the Gadhinglaj taluka the fort has secret passages and strong bastions.
PAARGAD: Surrounded by lush greenery and a picturesque forest, the fort has exquisite bronze statues of Shivaji and a temple of Bhagawati Bhawani.
KALANIDHIGAD: Is said to have been built by the Maratha ruler Shivaji. 
BHUDARGAD: This fort is situated on a huge vertical rock amidst mountain ranges. It is said to resemble from a distance, the crescent moon in the matted hair of the god Shiva..
MAHIPALGAD: A hill fort in Kolhapur district built by Mahipal king was renovated by Maratha ruler Shivaji. An Ancient temple of Vajinath is there.
RANGANA :: This fort was built by King Bhoj of Shilahar dynasty in 12th century. The great Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj quanquered it in 1659 from the Aadilshah of Bijapur. The fort have easy access from the base town Narur in Kudal taluka of Sindhudurg can also access the fort from Patgaon village in KOlhapur district. There is a big lake on the fort full of water for the whole year.There is one temple of Godess Ranganaai. Trekkers can use this temple as a shelter.
Other details On Spot

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:


Kolhapur CBS / Railway station @ 07:00 Hrs on Good Friday 30th March 2018


Departure by private vehicle


Day 1: Friday 30 March 2018 ( Good Friday Holiday)


07:00 Hrs: @ Kolhapur
Breakfast – T

09:30 Hrs: Vallabhgad – Exploration

11:00 Hrs: Move 2 Samangad
12:00 Hrs: Samangad – Exploration
14:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Nesari (Veg only)
15:30 Hrs: Nesari-Kandewadi – A tribute visit to  

 ‘ वेडात मराठे वीर दौडले सात !!!’
17:00 Hrs: Gandharvgad – Exploration

18:00 Hrs: Snacks – Tea Break

18:30 Hrs: Move 2 Pargad
20:00 Hrs: @ Pargad
Stay Pargad Atop in villagers house / temple
Day 2: Saturday 31 March 2018
06:45 Hrs: Breakfast
14:00 Hrs: Pargad Exploration
08:30 Hrs: Move to Kalanidhigad

10:00 Hrs: @ Kalanidhigad base (easy trek)

11:00 Hrs: Atop Kalanidhigad – Exploration


13:30 Hrs: @ Base 
Lunch Time
15:30 Hrs: Mahipalgad Exploration
18:00 Hrs: Snacks & Tea @ Gadhinglaj
Stay near gargoti
Day 3: Sunday 1st April 2018

Post Breakfast – T

07:30 Hrs: Bhudargad – Exploration

10:30 Hrs : @ Rangana Base

2 hrs trek

12:30 Hrs: Rangana gad – Exploration

15:30 Hrs: Lunch

18:00 : @ Gargoti

20:00 Hrs: Dinner @ Kolhapur (To be borne by Participant as per veg / non veg choice)

Day 4: Monday 2nd April 2018

06:00 Hrs: @ Dadar
The cost for the whole event will be Indian Rupee ₹ 4950/- per head 
This includes Transportation by pvt vehicle from Kolhapur to Kolhapur for 3 days; Permissions and entry fees if necessary, Veg Food for 3 days, Dormitory Accommodation @ villagers house / Temple
Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis …
NOTE :: Mumbai , Pune Participants need to arrange their own transport till Kolhapur & return journey

One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 2500/- (Non-refundable) advance into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.



ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 21st March 2018, 5 pm


Check out our last outing in December of SHikharayan 2009:


Things To Carry:-
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Cap, Good trekking shoes, Extra pair of Clothes, a Towel etc.(a must)

Rain-cheater (a must)

Sleeping Bags / Mat (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls possibly avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc

Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things


For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here


Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836


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