Meru Treks – Trek to Kothaligad-Peth Fort 29th Aug.2010

Kothaligad (also called Kotligad or Kothligad) is a small Fort (1500ft.) is situated to the east of Karjat in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is one of the famous treks in the Karjat area, because of its small height and easy climbing. It is also known as the Fort of Peth because of its vicinity to Peth village at its base. There is a small temple and large cave at the base and a chimney like tunnel to the top of the fort. This pinnacle is carved from inside forming a staircase reaching the top.

There is a tank of water at some distance from the cave and another one at the top of the fort. This tunnel is the high point of the trek, with its funnel like structure and steps along the inside in a steep ascent to the very top. The locals when spoken to tell that this is not actually a fort but a sort of light house from where the directions were given to know the advancements of the enemy in fact it can be called a watch tower to keep a vigil on the Mawal area in the greater province of the Marathas.

The name ” KOTHALIGAD” rather has been the actual body condition of the climber after reaching the top. in Marathi, ” KOTHALI” mean the intestine and other contents of the abdominal cavity. The entire contents gets stirred up when you climb to the top the view from the top is really worth the climb and the pain.

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Date: 29th Aug 2010.

· Train Time Table:-

C.S.T.-6:50 am

Dadar-7:03 am

Kurla-7:11 am

Ghatkopar-7:16 am

Mulund-7:26 am

Thane-7:30 am

Dombivli-7:43 am

Kalyan- 7:51 am

Neral-8:35 am

· Reach at Neral station sharp at 8:35 am.

· By auto reach at the Ambivali village at 9:35 am.

· Breakfast & Tea for 15-20 min.

· Start trekking on the road towards Peth village & reach there at 11:00 am.

· Start climbing the fort from Peth village & reach till 1:00 pm at top.

· Lunch & explore the fort.

· Start descending the fort at 3:00 am.

· Reach at Ambivali village at 5:00 am.

· By auto reach at Neral station at 6:00 am.

Cost Rs.200/-pp.

Including Mor.Breakfast & Tea, Eve. Tea & Snacks, Auto fare from Neral-Ambivali-Neral & Guide fee.

Cost does not includes:-

· Train fare.

· Lunch.

Things to be carried:

* Extra pair cloths.
* Rain cheater /Raincoat
* Water bottle.
* Torch & Cap.
* Things to munch.
* Rainy Shoes-Floaters.
* Packed Lunch.

Confirm you participation till 27th Aug.2010.

For more details contact:

Meru Treks & Tours

Devendra Gandre

Mob: 9869112827 / 9220874847

Email: meru_treks@yahoo.in

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