Hello to all the passionate Trekkers,
Swachhand is pleased to announce yet another Twin Trek to “TUNG+ TIKONA” on 05.06.2011”
Duration : 05.06.2011 (Journey Starts on 04.06.2011 at 12.00 am.)
Meeting Point : At Bhandup Railway Station at 11.30 pm on Saturday 04th June,2011.
Mode of Transport: PRIVATE TRANSPORT
Little About Forts:
Tung – Tikona ( The Amazing Twin Forts )
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Lonavala District : Pune Grade : Easy
Tung is also known as ‘Kathingad’. As the name suggests, the fort is difficult to climb. Tung is in Mawal region which was truly ruled by Marathas. The height of the fort is almost 3500 feet and almost 1200 feet area of the fort is steep ascent. One can reach the fort from Kamshet near Lonavala. ‘Phagne Dam’ on Pawna river near Kamshet is the place when you can start for trekking. Though the trek is tiresome, still you can enjoy the amazing view of the dam and twin Tung and Tikona. Now a days, there is not much to see on the fort, except the temple of ‘Devi Tungai’, temple of ‘Devi Tuljai’ , a small lake and a beautiful cave. But one can enjoy the marvelous view of Lohgad – Visapur on the north and Tikona on the east.
Tikona (Vitandgad) a magnificent fort is located at an altitude of 3580 ft above the sea level. The village nearest the fort is called Tikona-Peth The 3500 ft high hill is pyramidal in shape and the name Tikona, means “triangle”.The fort is a trekking destination noted for the large doors, the temple of ‘Trimbakeshwar Mahadev’, a water tank and some Satvahan caves. The view of Pawna dam and other forts like Tung, Lohagad and Visapur is beautiful.
Malik Ahmed Nizamshah of the Nizam dynasty conquered the fort in 1585 and annexed it to the Nizam territory. In 1657 Shivaji Maharaj brought the whole of Konkan, which had been Nizam territory, under his control when he conquered Tikona along with the forts of Karnala, Lohgad, Mahuli, Songad, Tala, and Visapur.
Imp note:- If time permits we are in a planning to visit to Karle ( devi ekvira) OR
Mahad Temple (one of Astavinayak Ganapati place)
>>>> We will Reach Mumbai by 10.00 pm tentatively.
Things To be Carried Alongwith:
? Identity Card- Must ? A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that one has one hands free while walking ? Some ready to eat food ? Lunch for Sunday i.e. 05.06.2011 (Compulsory) ? Polythene bag for your garbage ? Medicine those if u require usually ? Comfortable shoes, sandals, extra pair of socks ? 2-3 bunch of News-papers ? Camera – Optional, ? Water bottle 03 Liters, ? TORCH with extra batteries ?Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes ? Carry mat
Imp. Rains are expected, so pack your bags into plastic bags to save them from getting wet.
The charges of the Trek are Rs. 470/- per head,
Which Includes :Travel expenditure from Mumbai to Mumbai via Private Transport
Tea, breakfast, refreshments, Medicines etc.during Trek
Not included: Anything not mentioned above, Personal orders of food, cold drinks etc.
Lunch for Sunday i.e. 05.06.2011
Last Date of Registration: 31.05.2011
For all your further inquiries, kindly co-ordinate with the below organizing members of Team Swachhand:
Pravin Ghude 09920404522, Rushikesh Sakhare 09967686828,
Ganesh Bhopalgade 09619669104,
Mr. Sachin Shirawale 09321507040 For Dombivali and Kalyan onwards People
Email: – firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
General Rules for the participants and members:-
? Kindly carry Identity proof for the trek.
? We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR,
? The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it.
? Do not destroy or dirty the archeological, historical monuments.
? Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, ex. drinking etc.
? Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.
? Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
? Important Print and leave a copy of this mail at home with a friend or relative in case of Emergency
? Imp Request: We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.
We look forward to you active participation.
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