Spr Giriratna Hikers Ladies Special Trek To Korigad-Lonavla On 26th July 2015

Information About Korigad
Korigad fort is located about 20 Kms away from Lonavla, in Pune district. It is about 929 m above sea level.
There are two routes to reach to the top of Korigad, one from village PethShahpur and other one is from Ambavne village. Route from Pethshahpur is easier than the route from Ambavne village. We have to climb nearly 510 steps while going from Pethshahpur route. The route starting from the Bhairavnath Temple at Pethshahpur takes us to the top within 45-50 minutes and which enters through the Ganesh gate.
Route starting from Ambavne village is very much slippery and it takes us to the fort through Ambavane gate.
This fort was incorporated into his kingdom by Shivaji Maharaj along with the forts of Lohagad, Visapur, Tung and Tikona in 1657. On March 11, 1818, Col. Prother tried to take over this fort but even after a prolonged siege could not make any headway. Finally on 14 March, by igniting the stored ammunition by means of a loose cannon ball, he succeeded and this fort was conquered by British.
There are two lakes on the top of the fort. A temple to its patron goddess Koraidevi also exists along with several smaller temples dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. Koraidevi Temple has been recently renovated and has a 3 feet high Deepmala. The wall of this fort is completely intact and one can walk along its entire perimeter (about 2 km). Its massive gate is also intact. Several ruins of older structures within the fort still exist. We can also see some of the cannons lying on the fort.

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Little info about the fort:
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3000 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy (1 hour ascend)
Base Village: Peth Shahapur
Max Participant: 30
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The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Meeting point:
Swami Narayan Mandir Nearby Dadar Station 6.00am Sharp on Sunday
Pickup Points: Thane, Airoli, Vashi, Kalamboli
Travel by private vehicle till the base.
Breakfast at the Base Village.
Start our trek by 10 am.
Reach the Top, Lunch, Explore and Descend.
Reach the base till 5 pm.
Evening Refreshments
Start the return journey, reaching Thane by 8.30 pm tentatively.
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The cost for the trek for Mumbai People is Rs 900/- per person.
Inclusions
Travelling from Dadar to Dadar by Private Vehicle
Breakfast and evening refreshments.

The cost for the trek for Pune People is Rs 500/- per person.
Travelling from Lonavala to Lonavala
Breakfast and evening refreshments.
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Things to Be carried:
Identity proof (Must),
A bottle of water (At least 2 Liters),
Lunch for the day
Napkin, Pair of clothes
Camera (Optional),
Cap, etc.
Good trekking shoes,
haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Medicine that is prescribed usually (Optional).
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To confirm his/her registration needs to deposit Full payment into the following bank account (Please write your name in description)
Account Details
Name: Rajendra Jadhav
Bank: HDFC Ltd.
Account No: 50100091005091
IFSC code: HDFC0000814
Branch : Thane Ghodbander Road
Please mail us with name,contact number, ID proof once you done booking.* Please mail on shilpachimad@gmail.com once transaction done with your Name and contact details..
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For more details and Registration, Please contact on the nos. given below:
Shilpa : 9920360336
Rajendra : 9769641488
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