kalapavihar Trek to Lohgad-Visapur on 19th July 2009

Dear Friends,

Our previous trek to Ajoba Hill on 5th July was enjoyed by everyone. There were total 70 participants from all over Mumbai. Check this link……..

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Experience the joy of nature and trekking with KALPAVIHAR ADVENTURE……….
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LOHGAD-VISAPUR, On 19th July (we are leaving on 18th night)

Trek Fee Rs 525/- Person
Including traveling by private bus, Breakfast, Lunch & Evening Refreshments.

Last date of registration – 15th July

THING TO CARRY
•Water min. 2 lit.
•comfortable shoes
•Set of dry cloths (no shorts above knee level)
•Floaters or Chappals for return journey
•Raincoat or wind cheater
•Camera or Binocular (optional)
•Cap, Goggle
•Good quality plastic bags to rap wet clothes and for Camera and Binocular
•Polythene bags for your garbage
•Personal medical kit (If any)
•Valuable articles are not permissible.
•Keep the camp site clean.
•Leaving your garbage at camp site is not allowed.
•Smoking and Alcohol not allowed

Please register ASAP to avoid disappointment

PICK UP POINTS
Borivali – 11.00 pm (Platform no.6 towards Virar last gate)
Sion – 11.30 pm (On the bridge)
Chembur – 11.45 pm (Akabar Ali)
Vashi – 12.30 am (Vashi Plaza)

INFORMATION ABOUT FORT
The forts of Lohgad and Visapur have played an important role in guarding the ancient trade routes and being the savior of Bhaje and Bedse caves. Among them Lohgad was one of the most important forts of Satwaahan Period, which takes us to 2000 to 2500 years back. Sage Lomesh had been meditating on Lohgad, and this is why the fort is called so. It had been built with a primary intention to keep a watch on Nane Maval, Korbaarse Maval and Andhra Maval.

The fort houses many old constructions and much of its fortification is very intact. This becomes clear as we move. The entrances and the ramparts are as they were 200 years ago.

To the western side of the fort is ‘Vinchu Kata’, which reminds us of ‘Sanjeevni Machi ‘of Rajgad. It is 1500m long & 30m wide part of the mountain, separated from the main part. Viewing from the fort this portion looks like scorpion’s sting and hence it is called ‘Vinchu Kata’. As named, this portion was to keep a watch on the surrounding region, and any activity of the enemy in its vicinity could be tackled.

Unlike that, much less is known about Visapur. In spite of being a very big fort, protected by a highly impregnable fortification and presence of a large plateau, less is written about it, or much less records could have added to information about it.

CONTACT DETAILS

Vaishali Desai

9820684723
kalapavihar@yahoo.com

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