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We @ शिखर वेध has planned two days Tour to Biggest Land Fort In Maharashtra Naldurg Fort and visits to Paranda Fort, Solapur Fort, Siddheshwar Temple @ Solapur & Tuljabhavani Mata Temple @ Tuljapur 
About Naldurg Fort
Naldurg which was formerly a district headquarter is situated about 50 Kms. south-east of Osmanabad. The fort which is an interesting place has enclosed a surface of a knoll or plantain of basalt rock which is jutted out into the valley or raving of the small river Bori. Along the rest of the cliff on three sides ran fortifications. bastion firmly built out have deseed basalt and are large enough to carry heavy guns. The entire circumference is about a mile and a half.
The interior portion is covered with ruined walls and a half, the interior portion is covered with ruined walls and a vide road running up to the centre.  The fort has many bastions amongst which are upli Buruj, which is the height point in the fort paranda Buruj , nagar Buruj, Sangam Burug, Sangram Buruj, Bands Buruj, poone Buruj, etc. Inside the fort there are remains of the walls and some of the building such a Barood kotha, Baradari, Ambarkhana, Rangaan mahal, Jali etc. Though the buildings are in ruins the remains give a impression that there night have been at one time the specious buildings. There are two tanks in the fort known as machali guns amongst which important are the “hathi toph” and magar Toph”, The hathi Darwaza and the hurmukh and the hurmukh darwaza are the main gates of the fort. The most interesting building which connects the fort and the Ranmandala is the dam constructed across the bori river, the dam and the” pani mahal, which is built underaatch and in the middle of the dam were, constructed. During the reign of Ibrahim Adil shah II. The fort is said to have been originally built by a Hindu Raja who was a vassal of the Chalukya kings of kalyani. It was latter included in the dominions of the Bahamanis and was subsequently taken over by the Adil shahi kings of bijapur, from whom it passed in the hands of mughalain the year 1686.A.D.


PARANDA Fort :: 
No records are available to show when this fort was constructed, but believe that it was laid out during the late 15th century by Mahmud Gawan, the Vazir of Bahamani Sultanate.

In 1599, Mughals defeated Nizam Shahi of Ahmednagar. Though Emperor Akbar appointed his officers to look after the kingdom of the Deccan, the Nizam Shah’s officers refused to receive orders from them. They had lost their independence. They declared Murtaza, the son of Shah Ali king and made Paranda Fort, about 75 miles south east of Ahmednagar capital. The site passed several times between them and the Adil Shahis and remained with him for two to three years and was captured by the Adil Shah in 1630. In 1657 it was again captured by the Moghuls and eventually came into the hands of the Nizams of Hyderabad.

Solapur Bhuikot Fort 

Bhuikot Fort is the major attraction in Solapur region. This fort is not only the muslim fort but also it is ancient historical and religious place in Maharashtra.
It is said that this fort was built during 14th century under the Bahamani Dynasty, in the memory of Hutatma Bagh. As per the historians Aurangzeb have spent sometime on this fort. This fort was handed to Peshwa, Bajirao II also stayed on this fort. The temple built by Bahamani Sultan is the most historical and attractive places in the fort.


Itinerary for the Trek is as follows :
Day 0 : Friday
21:15 hrs  : Departure by train towards Solapur
Day 1 : Saturday
07:00 Hrs :  Reach at Solapur.
Freshen up & Breakfast – Tea
Explore Solapur Bhuikot Fort
Visit Siddheshwar Temple
11:00 hrs :  Move to Paranda Fort by private vehicle
Lunch @ Kurduwadi
14:00 Hrs :: Explore Paranda Fort
17.00 Hrs :  Move to Tuljapur
18:30 Hrs : @ Tuljapur – hotel
Get Fresh and Free Time
20.00 Hrs : Dinner
22.00hrs : Good Night
Day 2: Sunday
06:00 Hrs : Wake Up call — Freshen up
Tuljapur Bhavani Mata Temple Visit
Post Breakfast Move to Naldurg Fort via Private Vehicle
09:00 Hrs :: @ Naldurg Fort
5 hours to Explore Naldurg Fort ,
Post Lunch Move to Solapur
En-route we will visit DHOTRI FORT (GADHI) if time permits

Free Time to enjoy Solapur City

22:50 hrs : Travel to Mumbai.
Day 3 : Monday 
07:00 Hrs : @ Mumbai

The Expenditure for the Trip is  Rs 5450 /- per Head .
This includes MUMBAI to SOLAPUR & Back SLeeper Coach (SL) class Train Journey ; Solapur to Solapur transport by private vehicle for two days, 4 refreshments, 3 Veg Meals , accommodation in hotel and Entry fees
Please book in Advance with payment of Rs. 3450/- pp (Non-refundable) … Deposit the amount on following account

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268


Googlepay : 9702121373

Seats r limited …

Things To Carry:-
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare batteries ( a must)
Rain-cheater (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 preferably ACTION,
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 number
Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836
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Dear All

We @ Shikhar vedh has arranged a Tour to Nanded – Kandhar – Mahurgad – Aundha Nagnath Tour on 9 – 10 January 2021


COST of the tour : Rs. 5750/- per person & would include:


  1. Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by Train (SL-Class)
  2. Accommodation in tripple sharing basis in hotel
  3. Sightseeing around Nanded – Mahurgad – Aundha Nagnath – Kandhar by Non-AC local transport
  4. Food for 2 days ( Train Journey Dinner excluded)
  5. All Entry Fees and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)
  6. Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges


About the places -

Nanded :: This fort had a dual fortification wall and 24 bastions out of which 14 bastions were in the outer fortification wall and 10 bastions were in the inner fortification wall. Only 3 bastions and the fortification wall are visible from the outside while only 8 bastions are intake as of date. The municipal corporation of Nanded has built two water tanks here. Walking towards these water tanks we enter the fort premises and a sign board which gives information about the fort has been installed near these tanks. Moving ahead there is a pond which is 15 feet long, 12 feet wide and 1o feet deep and next to this pond there are remnants of some structures which were built recently. Proceeding further to the left from these remains there is a bastion on the river bank with a shelter mounted on it. (Info source :- Trekshitiz)

Mahurgad: Mahurgad Fort is a fort located 130 km (81 mi) from Nanded. It is a pilgrimage centre of great significance to Hindus. It is the seat of goddess Renukadevi which is a shrine of Shaktipeeth.

The fort was built by Yadavas of Devgiri. 1n 1358, the fort was under the rule of Muhamad Shah Bahamani. In 1398, a local Gond chief from Berar captured Mahur. In 1428, Ahmed Shah Bahamani won the Mahurgad. Burhan Nizam Shah of Ahmadnagar defeated Alauddin Imad Shah of Berar in 1527 and occupied Mahur. In 1617, the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan defeated the Ahmednagar rulers and gained control of the Fort. Pandita Savitribai Deshmukh was the ruler of Varhad, who was holding the Jahagir of Mahur during the Mughal Empire rule. She was given the honorary name of Rai Bagan (Royal tigress) by Mughal Emperor  Aurangzeb after defeating Harchandrai. In 1670, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj gained the control of Aurangabad and Berar. After the death of Shivaji Maharaj, the Moghuls again gained the control of Berar in 1689.

Aundha Nagnath Temple :-  is an ancient  Shiva temple, 8th Jyotirlinga located at Aundha Nangnath village in Hingoli District.

Kandhar Fort: Known as ‘Kandharpur’ in medieval times, the 1000-year-old Kandhar Fort was one of the capitals of Rashtrakutas founded by Rashtrakuta king Krishna III in the 10th centuary CE spread across 24 acres around 40 km from Nanded. The oldest surviving structure in the fort is a stepwell from the Yadava period (9th to 14th centuries CE) … The main gate of the fort has a persian inscription from Muhamad Bin Tughlaq (1325- 1351). The imposing fort is encircled by a 12 meter wall and once had 18 watch towers overlooking the area. Jatantunsagar :- A reservoirs inside the fort

Rendezvous: Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) @ 18:00 Hrs on Friday 8 January 2021

The itinerary for the event is given below:

Day 0: Friday 8 January 2021:

Depart from CSMT by 07612 CSMT Nanded Express @ 18:30 Hrs

Kalyan @ 19:30 Hrs


Day 1: Saturday 9 January 2021:


Arrive in Parbhani @ 05:45 hrs

Move to Aundha – Nagnath

07:30 Hrs : @ Aundha – Nagnath

Freshen up & have breakfast

08:30 Hrs : @ Aundha – Nagnath Temple  Darshan

09;30 Hrs : Drive to Mahurgad by private vehicle

13:30 Hrs : @ Mahurgad


Lunch time


14:30 – 17:30 Hrs:  Renuka Mata Mandir Darshan & Mahurgad Exploration

Drive to Nanded for overnight stay

Dinner & Rest for day


Day 2: Sunday January 2021:


Wake by early by 06.00 hrs & finish with Morning ablutions


08:00 Hrs: Leave for Kandhar fort

09:00 – 11:30 Hrs: KandharFort Exploration

Drive to Nanded

13:00 Hrs : Lunch Time

Nanded Sightseeing:  Fort & Gurudwara visit

18:30 Hrs: Return journey to Mumbai by 07058 – SC – CSTM

Day 3: Monday 11 January 2021

07:30 Hrs :: Reach CST


COST of the tour : Rs. 5750/- per person & would include:


  1. Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by Train (SL-Class)
  2. Accommodation in tripple sharing basis in hotel
  3. Sightseeing around Nanded – Mahurgad – Aundha Nagnath – Kandhar by Non-AC local transport
  4. Food for 2 days ( Train Journey Dinner excluded)
  5. All Entry Fees and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)
  6. Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges

Note: One has to pay Rs 3500/- pp (non-refundable) in advance to register for this event.

Name: Jagadish Govind Patil

A/C No: 026801521464

A/C Type: Savings

Bank & Branch: ICICI BANK, Vartaknagar – Thane Branch

RTGS / IFSC Code: ICIC0000268


Googlepay : 9702121373


Last date to confirm with advance payment is Thursday 31 December 2020 OR till the train tickets are available

Here is a list of the things to be carried by every individual -

> A haversack to put in all the stuffs

> At least 2 Liters of water
> Two-three set of clothes, Towel / Napkin
> Binoculars, Camera, Something to munch on (Optional)
> Torch with extra set of batterries
> Personal medicines required if any
> Identity Proof

To register for this event, contact us – 

Jagdish Patil: 9702121373 / 9869369836

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