we at Trek Mates, have arranged a trek to Mahuli nr Asangaon on 5th July 2009,
Little info about the fort:
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2815 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Base Village: Mahuli village, asangaon.
The creator of this fort is unknown. In 1485 this place came under rule Nijamshahi dynasty. When Shahaji Raje became the secretary of Nijamshahi, Mughals of Delhi tried to end Nijamshahi. In 1635-36, Shahaji Raje transferred himself with Jijabai and Shivaji to Mahuli. When Khan Jaman attacked the fort, Shahaji asked Portuguese for help, who refused and Shahaji surrendered.
Shivaji took this fort from Mughals on 8 Jan 1658. In 1661 it was given back and was won again by Shivaji. In treaty of Purandar, in 1665, Marathas lost these forts again. In Feb 1670, Shivaji Maharaj tried to conquer Mahuli, but failed, thanks to an alert Manohardas Gaud, who was the in charge of the fort. Thousand of Marathas were killed. Manohardas Gaud, soon gave up his position and Alveerdi Beg took over. On 16 June 1670, after two months, Moropant Pingle conquered the forts and Mahuli, Bhandargad and Palasgad became part of Swarajya. Till 1817, Shivaji’s dynasty owned the fort and later by the Britishers.
The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Meeting point :
We will start with the second local in the morning going towards asangaon.(the timings of the local will be given.)
Here we start towards the base village(8 kms) by bus or auto.
Start our trek by 9am.
Reach the fort in next 3-4 hrs. Explore the fort till 4 pm, and start our way back.
Back to asangaon stn by 8 pm. And start our journey back to Mumbai.
The cost for the trek is Rs 150/- per head which includes
Travelling from Asangaon to Asangaon
Breakfast and evening refreshments.
Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (must)
Lunch For Sunday,
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs),
2-3 bunch of papers
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory).
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Rains are expected, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags
Interested people may contact us on the nos. given below for registration or further details:
Nilesh Patil: 9967436211
Priti Patel : 9869524260