Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध have planned our yearly event of Panhala – Pavankhind – Padbhraman Mohim
This Mohim commemorates Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s escape from the besieged Panhala to the safety of Vishalgad.

यंदाचे वर्ष ही मोहीम आयोजित करण्याचे ‘शिखर वेध’ या संस्थेचे पंधरावे वर्ष आहे !!!

The cost for the event is about  Rs. 2950 / – per head

This includes
> Pune – Panhala & Pavankhind – Pune Transportation by Private non – AC Vehicle …
> All Veg. foods for 2 days as mentioned; (Excludes Sunday Dinner )
> Sharing Accommodation in village house … 

Panhala – Pavankhind -Vishalgad 
Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was under siege of Siddi Johar on Panhala fort from 2nd March 1660. The siege lasted long and all food stocks had finished and made things difficult for Shivaji Maharaj. It was impossible to defeat the 30000 soldiered troop of Siddi. Shivaji Maharaj with some 600 mavalas decided to escape to Vishalgad, 65 kms away. It was Ashadi Pournima, with heavy rains falling. Chatrapati Shivaji Raje informed Siddi that he would surrender hence Siddi troops were little careless. Taking advantage Shivaji Maharaj escaped from Panhala. He wasn’t safe till he reached Vishalgad. Some how Siddi’s troops spotted Shivaji Raje’s escape, he immediately sent horsed troops behind him and they got hold of Shivaji, who was later brought to Siddi’s camp. But it was Raja Shivaji’s game plan; person whom they had caught was not Shivaji Raje, but Siva Kashid Nhavi who was immediately killed. Siddi somehow came to know that Shivaji Maharaj was on his way to Vishalgad, and so sent troops behind him. Shivaji Raje knew that Siddi’s troops were following him. Baji Prabhu, Chatrapati Shivaji’s loyal sardar decided to stay in Ghod Khind with 300 mavalas, a col were mountain ridges near Vishalgad unite and was the only way to Vishalgad then. Baji Prabhu with his 300 mavalas had guerilla warfare at Ghodkhind and held the Siddis troops there. They fought bravely till their death. It was only after Baji heard the canon fire indicating safe reach of Shivaji Maharaj at Vishalgad, he gave his life. It was 21 hour continuous journey from Panhala to Vishalgad. Story didn’t end here; Chatrapati Shivaji Raje had to fight his way to Vishalgad. Vishalgad is a fort difficult to conquer, difficult to lay siege. Also even if siege was laid, one would have enough time to escape to Konkan. Siddi was building siege on Vishalgad, but Shivaji Raje with his diplomatic trick made Adil Shah bring back Siddi Johar.


Meeting Point: Day 0

McD, Deccan @ 23:00 Hrs on Friday
20:00 Hrs: Departure from Pune by Pvt non ac vehicle
Day 1: Saturday
08:30 Hrs: @ Panhala
Breakfast & T (2 b borne by participants @ nearby hotel)
09:30 hrs: Descend form Pusati Buruj

10:30 Hrs: @ Turukwadi —~2.5 km Complete

11:00 Hrs: @ Mhalunge Village — ~5 km Complete

12:00 Hrs: @ Mhasai Pathar-Mhasai Temple — ~11 km Complete

13:15 Hrs: @ Kumbharwadi — ~14 km Complete

14:30 Hrs: @ Chapewadi (Khotwadi) — ~18 km Complete


15:15 Hrs: Start

16:30 Hrs: @ Mandlaiwadi — ~23 km Complete

17:30 Hrs: @ Karapewadi — ~28 km Complete

Dinner & Overnight stay @ Karpewadi … village house

Day 2: Sunday
Breakfast – Tea

07:30 Hrs: Move

10:00 Hrs: @ Patewadi — ~34 km Complete

15 mins Break

13:00 Hrs: @ Pandherpani — ~44 km Complete

Lunch Break

15:00 Hrs: @ Pavankhind — ~51 km Complete

Pay Tribute to Veer Baji Prabhu Deshpande

17:00 Hrs: Move 2 Pune by Pvt non ac Vehicle

Dinner ( 2 b borne by participants )
Day 3: Monday

05:00 Hrs: @ Pune (Dats’ subjective)
The cost for the Mohim would b Rs. 2950 / – per head

This includes
> Pune -2 Pune Transportation by Private non ac Vehicle …
> All Veg. foods for 2 days as mentioned ; (Excludes Sunday Dinner )
> Sharing Accommodation in village house … 

Direct Report @ Panhala Fort :-The cost for the Mohim would b Rs. 1350 / – per head
Transport from Kolhapur to Panhala & Pavankhind to Kolhapur (Need 2 arrange by such participant who r joining directly)

2) Those who want 2 join only for Exploration of Panhala, Pavankhind AND not on a trek can do so albeit the cost remains same for them … enroll as far ur convenience
3) Those participants who are Repeating this event with SHIKHAR VEDH again, the cost for them would b Rs 2650/- per head

Deposit advance amount of Rs. 2950/- pp  (Non-Refundable) on following A/c for  Train Tcikets , Private vehicle and Food, Accommodation etc. 



ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code: ICIC0000268


Googlepay: 9702121373

Lasr date for registration: –  15 days before departure or till the batch gets full
Note: Since the endurance level is extremely high there will be a limit for joining the Mohim.

Things To Carry:-
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)

A Torch with spare set of Battery (a must)

Sleeping mat, bedding (a must)

Extra 2 Pair of Clothes (a must)

100 ml coconut oil (for Shoe bite), Salt, Turmeric powder (for Leeches)

Good trekking shoes; carry extra pair (a must)

Rain-cheater (Optional)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Pls 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 pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil (O): 09702121373 / 09869369836

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