Dear All,

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged 1 day Trek to Talgad + Kuda Caves + Ghosalgad forts in Raigad region on Sunday 10 February 2013

Hope to c u on trek :-)

Details r as follows

Brief Introduction about Talgad / Ghosalgad:

Height:~ 1000 feet/1200 feet

Grade: Easy /Easy

Time:~ Max.30 min frm Tala village/Max.45 min frm Ghosal

Location:Roha, Raigad


A fortified monument on the southern bank of Malti creek, the Tala fort lies east west at a height of 1000 feet above the sea level in Tala town in Maharashtra. The fort is separated from the rest of the hill by a wide gap. This protected monument of 4th century was built during the reign of Bhoja Raja and was used as a watch on the beautiful Rajpuri stream. Tala fort is a very good example for the artistic talents of the then generation. The bottom of the hill in which the fort situates is surrounded by thick woody forest. Once a center of prime importance, this marvelous construction stands as the relic of its past glory.

Kuda Caves:

Kuda caves, famous for Buddhist caves. These rock cut caves are classic example of Buddhist cave art and amazing for their architectural excellence. These caves have two levels and the individual blocks are smaller and are on the upper levels. The inscriptions on the caves are the preaching of Buddha and his disciples. The interiors of the caves are carved with stupas and a rock carved image of an elephant as the janitor is inscribed on the front gate of the caves.
In many of the caves in Kuda hills, there are evidences to testify that monks used them as dwelling places. The inscriptions, letters and paintings in the Kuda hills shows that these caves are built in during first to sixth centuary B.C. Set up on a hilly terrain, the Kuda caves give a magnificient view of the valley below. This is a recommended place for those who are having a keen interest in historical monuments and archeology.


Approx 9 km south of Roha and 32 km east of Murud is a mountain which arises majestically to the sky. A fort on the top of hill has been named Ghosalgad after the village Ghosala below. The fort was used as look out post for those ruling over Murud.

As the base village Ghosal is at a considerable height, a hike to the fort from the base is not much and there is an easy path to the top. A water pond named Wajta Haud, remnants of watch tower, fortified wall, temple of Bhavani and Ganapati, water cisterns etc. can be seen atop. A beautiful view of base village Ghosala, Murud creek and Talagad can be seen from the top.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:-


Sunday 10 February 2013

Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) at 05:55 Hrs


06:05 Hrs: Start from Dadar

06:40 Hrs: Vashi

07:00 Hrs: Panvel

08:30 Hrs: Breakfast-Tea on the way

10:30 Hrs: Talagad


11:00 Hrs: Atop Talgad


11:00-12:00pm: Explore fort, Rest and enjoy the view of the surrounding region

12:00 Hrs: Descend

12:30 Hrs: @ Base


13:00 Hrs: @ Kuda Leni


Explore, Have lunch & depart 2 Ghosalgad

15:00 Hrs: Ghosalegad base


15:45 Hrs: On top of Ghosalgad


1 hour for exploration

17:00 Hrs: Descend

17:45 Hrs: @ Base

18:00 Hrs: Depart for Mumbai


Evening Snacks / Tea on the way


We will be in mumbai around 22:30 hrs (thats – subjective)


The Trek Fee for the Trek is about Rs. 750/- only per head

That includes Transportation charges from Mumbai to Mumbai by Private Vehicle, 2 Refreshments & Shikhar Vedh Charges

For registration, Rs. 500/-  per head (Non-refundable) as advance payment for vehicle charges is a must … please deposit in following A/c.


ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Thursday 31th January 2013, 5 pm

Things To Carry:-


Lunch for the Day ( 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,

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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