Yuvazhep's Trek To Mahuli Fort on 3rd July 2011

Yuvazhep’s Trek To Mahuli Fort on 3rd July 2011
Hi yuva ,
Monsoon is arriving and most of us already in Sahyadri dreams. The lust green mountains, high peaks, waterfalls are calling us. So yuvazhep is inviting you for our 1st monsoon trek of this season at Mahuli.

Date: 3rd July 2011
Type: Hill Fort

Height: 2815 ft

Difficulty level: Medium

Base Village: Mahuli

History:
The creator of this fort is unknown. In 1485 this place came under rule Nijamshahi dynasty. When Shahaji Raje became the secretary of Nijamshahi, Mughals of Delhi tried to end Nijamshahi. In 1635-36, Shahaji Raje transferred himself with Jijabai and Shivaji to Mahuli. When Khan Jaman attacked the fort, Shahaji asked Portuguese for help, who refused and Shahaji surrendered.
Shivaji took this fort from Mughals on 8 Jan 1658. In 1661 it was given back and was won again by Shivaji. In treaty of Purandar, in 1665, Marathas lost these forts again. In Feb 1670, Shivaji Maharaj tried to conquer Mahuli, but failed, thanks to an alert Manohardas Gaud, who was the in charge of the fort. Thousand of Marathas were killed. Manohardas Gaud, soon gave up his position and Alveerdi Beg took over. On 16 June 1670, after two months, Moropant Pingle conquered the forts and Mahuli, Bhandargad and Palasgad became part of Swarajya. Till 1817, Shivaji’s dynasty owned the fort and later by the Britishers.
Trek cost is Rs 200/-

Trek cost includes:
1. Travelling from Asangaon to Asangaon (to and fro)
2. Breakfast, tea and biscuits. (Lunch box should be carried by participants)

Trek cost excludes:
Mineral Water, Cold drinks, Snacks like chips, etc.

TREK SCHEDULE:
· Meet at Asangaon at 7.30 am. (train schedule given below)
· Breakfast at Asangaon.
· Proceed towards base village by bus/rickshaw.
· Trek begins at approximately 9.30 am
· Will reach the top by 12 pm have lunch and then start descending.
· Reach Asangaon by 4.30 pm , have tea and biscuits.
· Trek concludes at Asangaon station.


THINGS TO BE CARRIED:
· Backpacks ( No Jholas will be allowed )
· SHOES (either sports or hunters ) compulsory
· Camera (at your own risk)
· LUNCH BOX ( COMPULSORY )
· Rain cheater
· Personal Medicines
· Water bottle

Please note:
Treks are different from conventional picnics. Treks are adventure filled and take us closer to nature. It is expected that this closeness is appreciated with respect or nature can also be a strict teacher where no mistakes are allowed. It’s absolutely safe and easy trek if any unnecessary risk and bravado is avoided. Since it’s a trek and no luxury tour we are going to take public transport, eat available local food.

Rules:
· All the participants should reach on time.
· All participants should obey the volunteers
· No garbage must be thrown anywhere, instead at your will you may pick up any litter found and help us keep our forts clean/
· No alcohol is permitted.
· All participants must behave properly and treat fellow participants with respect.

Any participants not following the rule will be expelled and the decision of organisers will be final.


The train Schedule for different stations on central railway is as follows (CST to Asangaon):
· Mumbai CST – 5:13 am
· Masjid – 5:16am
· Sandhurst road – 5:18am
· Byculla – 5:21am
· Chinchpokli – 5:23am
· Currey road – 5:25am
· Parel – 5:28am
· Dadar – 5:31 am
· Matunga – 5:34am
· Sion – 5:38am
· Kurla – 5:42am
· Vidyavihar – 5:45am
· Ghatkopar – 5:48am
· Vikhroli – 5:53am
· Kanjur Marg – 5:56am
· Bhandup – 5:58am
· Nahur – 6:01am
· Mulund – 6:04am
· Thane – 6:08am
· Kalwa – 6:12am
· Mumbra – 6:18 am
· Diva – 6:22am
· Kopar – 6:27am
· Dombivili – 6:30am
· Thakurli – 6:33am
· Kalyan – 6:39am
· Shahad – 6:44am
· Ambivili – 6:48am
· Titwala – 6:57am
· Khadavli – 7:05am
· Vasind – 7:13am
· Asangaon – 7:23am






Team Yuvazhep

Sachin Durve : 9920601112 ( Available After 6.00 pm )
Amol Joshi : 9967534621
Tejashree Vaidya : 9920318190
Pradnesh Vaidya : 9702394864 ( Available After 6.00 pm )

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