Location: Pune Region (13-14 November)
Rajgad is one of the immensely important forts in Maharashtra, as far as the cultural heritage of the state is concerned. The fort stands in Pune district at the height of 4250 above the sea level, around 40 km southwest to the city of Pune. Rajgad has a long association with history.
During the Bahamani reign, Rajgad was known as “Murumbdev”. In 1490 Ahmed Bahiri, founder of the Nizamshahi dynasty of Ahmadnagar, conquered the fort. The Nizamshahi ruled the fort for the next 125 years with no attack on the fort.
Around 1630, Shahajiraje Bhosle, father of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, appointed his officer Sonaji to look into the affairs of Murumbdev.
Mughals attack on Rajgad under Rajput General Mirzaraje Jaysingh proved a failure, thanks to the indomitable opposition of the Maratha warriors. It was Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who renamed Murumbdev as Kille Rajgad. Shivaji Maharaj had spent nearly 24 years of his life on Rajgad.
There is a lot to see on Rajgad
Rajgad have 3 ‘machis’: Sanjivani Machi, Suvela Machi and Padmavati Machi with the ‘Balekilla’ in the centre.
On Padmavati machi we can see Padmavati Devi Mandir, Padmavati talav, ruins of old structure, Rameshwar mandir, and Grain store. Ganjavne, Pali and Rajdindi Darwaza opens onto Padmavati Maachi. While proceeding to Suvela Maachi we find a hillock. The famous Tanaji Malusare lived on a house on this hillock. The sunset from Suvela Maachi is mesmerizing.
The Balekilla is built on an elevation of 500 ft. We can get a great view of Torna, Raigad, Sinhagad, Purandar, Rohida and Visapur from the Baalekilla.
* First Pickup Point : 12th November 2010 , 10:30 pm at Aarey Colony Junction.(Goregaon east)
* Second Pickup Point : 12th November 2010,11:30 pm near Vishwamahal Hotel.(Mulund West)
* We will reach base village by 6.00 am on 13th November 2010.
* Early in the morning we will start trek to Rajgad.
* Back to Mumbai by 14th November Evening 09:00 pm.
Contribution for this trek is Rs.1300/- per person.(Advance contribution Rs.800/-)
**Aasamant reserves all rights to make changes in the plan , if required.
Amit Nanivadekar : 9819274977 Akshay Mulye : 9819212975 Rupali Kadam : 9819486782 Vaibhav Bhosle : 9820480382