Dear all,
We @ शिखर वेध are glad to announce its Chandgad – Nesari – Gargoti region forts exploration Trek event …

Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy

Brief Intro about tour:
Grade           : Easy

Destination   : Vallabhgad, SamangadNesari-Kandewadi, Gandharvgad, Kalanidhigad, Pargad, Mahipalgad, Bhudargad
Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ₹ 4750/- per head (Kolhapur to Kolhapur) 

Maximum 15 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 :

Grade: Easy & Exciting  
Time: ~ Most places vehicle reaches atop and some are abt 15-30 mins trek
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.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Day 0: Friday – Depart for Kolhapur by Bus / Railway @ 20:30 Hrs from Mumbai

Day 1: Saturday

07:30 Hrs: @ Kolhapur
Breakfast – T

Departure by private vehicle

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: Tea Break

18:30 Hrs: Move 2 Pargad
20:00 Hrs: @ Pargad
Stay Pargad Atop in villagers house / temple
Day 2: Sunday
07:00 Hrs: Breakfast
Pargad Exploration
08:30 Hrs: Move to Kalanidhigad

09:45 Hrs: @ Kalanidhigad base (easy trek)

11:00 Hrs: Atop Kalanidhigad – Exploration
12:30 Hrs: @ Base 
Lunch Time
14:30 Hrs: Mahipalgad Exploration

17:00 Hrs : @ Bhudargad Atop

Bhudargad – Exploration

20:00 Hrs: Drop at Kolhapur CBS / Station …. Dinner @ Kolhapur (To be borne by Participant as per veg / non veg choice)

Day 3: Monday

06:00 Hrs: @ Dadar
The cost for the whole event will be Indian Rupee ₹ 4750/- per head 
This includes Transportation by pvt vehicle from Kolhapur to Kolhapur; Permissions and entry fees if necessary, Veg Food for 2 days, Dormitory Accommodation @ villagers house 
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)


Googlepay : 9702121373


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