Its trekking time once again… another trek. another place with mind blowing scenery, Loads of water and a wonderful beauty of nature in monsoon… also we are planning to visit Unhere Hot water springs , which is situated in the vicinity of Sudha gad ,on our way back, so guys just imagine after a good wet monsoon trek you get a chance to have whole hearted Bath in Hot water springs……..that would be a luxury any trekker can dream for. So guys pack your bags for this sensational trek. ( Please book in advance to avoid disappointment!!!!!)
I am glad to announce that “OUTDOOR ADVENTURES MANAGEMENT” is organizing a “Trek to SUDHAGAD and a brief visit to Unhere Hot water springs” on 19th July, 2009 in the Pali-Lonavla region.
More about the destination:
FortHeight : 2045 ft.
Type : Hill fort
Grade : Medium
Sudhagad is one of the ancient forts in Sahyadri. It was the glory of Bhor state.
According to the Puranas, Sage ‘Bhrugu’ had stayed here and he had established the temple of Goddess ‘Bhorai’ on this fort.
Sudhagad was included in ‘Swarajya’ in 1648. It is described in old records as follows:
“Malavji Naik Karake put the ladders in Sakharadara. Initially, Jadhav and Saranayak both climbed the fort under the guidance of chieftain ‘Maloji Bhosale’. After that Haibatrao climbed the fort. 25 soldiers went ahead and killed the guards. Further the chief of the fort was killed in anguish and the fort was conquered.”
Shivaji Maharaj renamed Bhorapgad as Sudhagad. Later Sambhaji met Akbar (the rebellious son of Aurangjeb) in the ‘Pachchapur village’ situated at the base of this fort. Annaji Datto, Balaji Aavji Chitnis, his son Aavji Ballal and Hiroji Pharjand were all important persons in ‘Ashta-Pradhan Mandal’ of Shivaji Maharaj. Sambhaji has killed all of them in ‘Parli’ village near Sudhagad.
It’s a one day trek but just to enjoy more we’ll start traveling in night of 18th so we can start trekking early in the morning.
We are going to travel by private bus, which will pick us up on different locations starting from from Borivali-Andheri-Bandra- Sion- Panvel-Karjat
We will start traveling at 10: 00pm from Borivali and accordingly all the pick ups will be done.
Borivali- 10:00 pm
Sion- 11:00 pm
Panvel- 11.45 pm
~ Approx ~
We’ll start trekking at 6:00 am of 19th July.
& we’ll start our journey back to Mumbai at 5:00pm.
Friends, you all are requested to carry packed lunch for the trek as there are no villagers and proper hutments for arranging food, water etc. Also there’s nothing available on top except a mind blowing scenery, beautiful construction of the fort & Loads of water,…. so please carry decent amount of eatables, and personal medicines as required.
**In case you guys are carrying Digi-cam or Cell phone carry enough stock of small poly thin bags, to protect it from moisture.
The following are the details of the trek.
Date———- Sunday, 19th July.
Time taken to ascend—- 2.5 -3 Hrs.
Expenses—- Rs 525 per head.
THINGS TO CARRY-
1. Food & Water (Mandatory).
2. Cap / Gog.(optional)
3. Extra pair of clothes.(optional)
4. Good footwear.(Mandatory)
5. Slippers or floaters (just to relax your feet befor & after the trek) (optional)
6. Personal small medical kit. (if u require usually/Optional)
7. Electral/Tang powder.
8. Wind Cheater.
9. Other things as per your choice.
10.haversack to put all these things.
pack your bags considering the rains into picture.. do carry small plastic bags to carry wet clothes home.
But no plastic littering on the way or in mountains.
[Contact – Leaders:]
Sachin Mayekar–(0-9769565455/9869360665) (C / W)
Ketaki Dhamankar–(0-9819644980) (Central)
Manish Bhosle————(0-9766042141) (Western)
Swapnil ghadigaonkar–(0-9920993093) (C / W)
For Info. and arrangements contact
Yateen Gharat( Incharge Operations)–(0-9820833622)
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Office Address: A/5,72 RNA broadway avenue, Miraroad E, Thane-401107
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Or call me or any of the above contact for any queries regarding the trek.
Eagerly looking forward for your participation.
(~make the conformation soon cause seats are limited~)
Gaurav Kelkar (Organizing Secretary- OAM)
Yateen Gharat (CEO- OAM)
Sachin Mayekar (COO-OAM)