We @ शिखर वेध have arranged a 2 – day Trip to Pratapgad – Shivthargal – Raigad
Brief Introduction about Places as below: -
Pratapgad Fort is a mountain fort built by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The fort is at a distance of 24 km from the hill station of Mahabaleshwar. The fort holds a sturdy view of coastal Konkan. The Bhavani Temple and Afzal Khan’s tomb are other places of interest.
Pratapgad consists of two forts – an upper fort built on the top of the hill and a lower fort immediately below on the south and the east. Surrounding areas can be easily taken guard from the fort on almost all the sides. The southern side is rocky while the eastern side has a strong outwork ending in the Afzal Buruj.
It is believed that Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja was blessed with a shining sword at the temple of Goddess Bhavani here. The historic battle between Chatrapati Shivaji and Afzal Khan, the commander of the Bijapur Sultanate fought here.
SHIVTHARGAL: Shivthar Ghal is a rare yet refreshing, silent yet soothing, small yet unique place waiting to be explored. The name comes from a cavern in this place (‘Ghal’ is for a cavern in Marathi) where Samarth Ramdas (the guru of ‘Shivaji Maharaj’) used to sit, pray, meditate and more importantly scripted down the famous ‘Dasbodh’ manuscript. Shivthar Ghal is a quiet abode, housing some lush green places, a lovely waterfall and a river and some of the toughest on foot, picturesque mountains. Ideal for trekkers, however the silence and the natural beauty here (which can be seen in all forms possible) can soothe one and all.
Itinerary of the trip:
Meeting Point : 06:00 Hrs @ Dadar for Mumbai ppl &/ Deccan for Pune ppl.
06:00 Hrs: Departure by Pvt AC Vehicle
08:00 Hrs: Breakfast & Tea – En-route
12:00 Hrs: @ PRATAPGAD
FORT Exploration, LUNCH
14:30 Hrs: Move 2 Shivtharghal
16:30 Hrs: @ SHIVTHARGAL
Drive 2 Raigad Base
Dormitory stay @ base village Pachaad … Retire for the day
Day 2: .
WAKE UP EARLY & FINISH MOrning chores
Breakfast & – Tea Time
08:00 Hrs: Raigad Fort – Exploration (~ Rope way)
14:00 Hrs: – LUNCH TIME
15:00 Hrs: MOve 2 MUMBAI / Pune
En-route visit Pali – Ballaleshwar Asthavinayak Temple
We will be in mumbai / pune around 21:30 hrs ( thats – subjective)
Cost to the trip is about Rs. 6000/- per head (Mumbai) & Rs 5700/- per head (Pune)
Transportation by Pvt AC Vehicle
Food (B, L, D (Veg Only)
Accommodation (Dormitory rooms with multiple sharing)
Ropeway, entry Fee, Guide Charges
and administrative charges for Shikhar Vedh
One needs to deposit Adv Rs 3000/- pp (Non – Refundable) into the following bank account to confirm registration
Name Jagadish Govind Patil
ICICI Bank A/c No. : 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
IFSC Code: ICIC0000268
Things To Carry:-
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Good trekking shoes, Extra pair of Cloths, TOWEL etc. (a must)
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
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