Swachhand Trek to " Sudhagad-Near Pali" 3rd July 2011

Hi friends,
We Swachhand have arranged a trek to “Sudhagad” Near to Pali on 03rd July,2011

Duration: 03.07.2011 (Journey Starts on 03.07.2011 at 5.45 am from Diva Station)

Meeting point : Diva Station Platform No.2 (Below Indicator) at 5.45am sharp on Sunday 03rd July,11(All are requested to please take single ticket till Nagothane station.)

Mode of Transport: PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Little About The Fort

Type: Hill Fort, Height: 2030 Feet above MSL (Approx), Grade: Easy,Base Village: Thakurwadi

The Sudhagad fort is an ancient hill fort in the Raigad District of Maharashtra situated near a village called Pachhapur near Pali in Maharashtra. The fort is around 2030 feet and is well protected by steep cliffs. It is said that BhoraiDevi is the presiding deity of the Pant Sachiv’s of Bhor village. That is why Sudhagad was earlier known as Bhorapgad. In 1657, the Marathas took over and renamed it “Sudhagad”(the sweet one). Due to its qualities, Sudhagad was proposed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as the capital of Hindavi Swaraj. Shivaji Maharaj visited Sudhagad to survey it, but instead chose Raigad because of its central location.

Major Features The perimeter of this fort is quite big. There is a palace of Pant Sachiv on the fort, where 50 people can stay comfortably. Also there is a temple of Bhorai Devi, where 25-30 persons can be accommodated.On the large plateua at the summit there are two lakes, a house, a big granary, some tombs, a shrine (Vrindavan) and numerous other ruins around the fort area. There are three main gates the largest of which is called the Maha Darwaja is exact replica of the ‘Mahadarwaaja’ (main entrance) on Raigad, Echo Point, Takamak Tok, etc. The best time to trek Sudhagad is during the rainy season as the whole region offers a spectacular view with picturesque surroundings. From the top, other forts like Sarasgad, Korigad, Dhangad, Taila-Baila, the river ‘Amba’ and the villages surrounding it etc. can be seen.

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Meeting point : At Diva Station sharp at 5.45am on Sunday 03rd July,2011 with single ticket till Nagothane station.è Board the first Diva-Sawantwadi passenger from Diva station 6.00 am. Just Check that if u miss the train … u miss the trek è Reach Nagothane at around 8.45am and move forward to Pali by Local Transport(ST,jeep etc) èBreakfast at Pali and catch a bus by 10.30 am to Thakurwadi. è Reach by 11.30 am at Thakurwadi and start the trek. è upto 1.30 pm at the top è Exploration and lunch upto 4.00pmèDescend down in one hours 5.30pm.Take a bus till Pali at 5.45pm. èStart our return journey to Mumbai by 7.00pm. èWe will be reaching Mumbai by 10-10.30pm.

Things To be Carried Along with:

? Identity Card, ? 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 ? Water bottle 02 Liters ? Lunch for SUNDAY i.e. 03rd July,2011 (Must) ? Polythene bag for your garbage ? Medicine those if u require usually ? Comfortable shoes, sandals ? 2-3 bunch of News-papers ? Camera – Optional Windcheaters,

? Rains are expected, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags ? Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

The cost for the trek is Rs 300/- per head

which includes Travelling from Nagothane to Sudhagad and back to Mumbai,Breakfast and evening refreshments.

What is not included: Anything not mentioned above • Personal orders of food & cold drinks

Last date of Registration 30th June,2011(Seats will be first come 1st basis)

PLEASE CONFIRM ONLY IF YOU ARE GENUINELY INTERESTED IN COMING AND INTEND TO REGISTER AS SOON AS YOU CAN. Casual Confirmation isn’t a good thing to do.

For all your further inquiries, kindly co-ordinate with the below organizing members

Rushikesh Sakhare: – 09967686828, Pravin Ghude : 9920404522, Ganesh Bhopalgade: – 09619669104, For Dombivali and Kalyan onwards People, please contact to Mr. Sachin Shirawale: 09321507040

Email: – swachandbhatkanti@gmail.com, pravinmpg@gmail.com

General Rules for the participants and members:-

v Kindly carry Identity proof for the trek.

v We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR,

v The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it.

v Do not destroy or dirty the archeological, historical monuments.

v Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, ex. drinking etc.

v Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.

v 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.

v Participant below 14 yrs of age will only be allowed for trek/activity with his/her parents/guardian

v 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.

Thanks and Regards,

Team Swachhand

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