korigad

Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध, has arranged a Trek to Korigad near Lonavala on coming Sundays

B1: 25 October 2020
B2: 1 November 2020
B3: 8 November 2020  

Details are as follows

Brief Introduction about Korigad

Height: ~ 3049 feet

Grade:  Easy

Time: ~ Maximum 45 mins from Peth-Shahpur, Base Village

Location: Lonavala region

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Korigad (also called Koraigad or Kumwarigad) is a hill fort located about 20 km south of Lonavala in Pune district, Maharashtra, India. Its date of construction is not known but likely predates 1500. It is about 929 meters above sea level. The planned township of Aamby Valley is built over the fort’s southern and eastern foothills. The closest village is Peth Shahpur about 1 km north of the fort. To the east, there lie two artificial lakes part of the Aamby Valley project which later drains into the Mulshi reservoir. There are two lakes on the top of the fort. This fort can be visited at any time of the year. Even a night trek during summer gives a nice experience. There are a lot of camping sites on the fort. There are three temples on the fort which provide ample cover. The Korai Devi temple can accommodate 25 persons.

Korigad Fort History

During 1657 Korigad was captured by Shivaji Maharaj along with Tung, Tikona, Visapur, Lohagad Fort and a few more. Twelve forts were kept with Shivaji Maharaj after the treaty of Purander, Shivaji Maharaj kept Korigad Fort with him which proves the importance of this fort. March 11th, 1818, Col Prothar attacked this Fort after three days of fighting with Valour by Mavalas, the British blew off the storeroom of ammunition using cannon fire and the fort was lost to British on March 14th, 1818. 

Journey Details:

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Day 1: Sunday

Rendezvous: Sharp 06:00 Hrs @ Darpan Cinema, Andheri

Departure by Pvt vehicle

Pick up en-route Bandra, Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Nerul, Kalamboli

09:30 Hrs: @ Peth-shahpur – Base village

Breakfast – Tea Time

10:00 Hrs: Ascend

11:00 Hrs: @ Atop 

Rest , Explore

13:00 Hrs: Descend

14:00 Hrs: @ Base

Lunch -Time  Veg  Thali

15:00 Hrs: Move to Mumbai by pvt vehicle

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We would be getting back to Andheri at approx. 19:00 Hrs (Subjective)

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1500/- per head and would include:

> Andheri to Andheri by private vehicle

> Breakfast – Tea & LUNCH

> Trek Leader – Expertise

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NOTE : With your own vehicle, the cost of this trek would be Rs. 800/- per head

Deposit Advance Rs. 1500/- per head (Non-Refundable) on following A/c for vehicle reservation

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Ifsc code : icic0000268

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Googlepay : 9702121373

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Last date for registration: – Thursday OR Till the reg. gets full

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Things To Carry: -

Torch with extra pair batteries (a must)

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) ( a must)

Wind-cheater ( 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 preferably ACTION
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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 pls reply here or do contact on
Jagdish Patil (O): 09702121373 / 09869369836

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