one day trek to Irshalgad

We went to Irshalgad ridge in the first week of december. It is situated on left side of Panvel Karjath road. we reached Panvel by 8am. We reached Chowk village junction on mumbai Pune old high way by share auto from Panvel. We started our walk from chowk station by 9 am. Cool morning walk through the nice village with a beautiful view of Irshalgad. In half an hour we reached the edge of the village. The first stage of the walk is to Irshalwadi, which is situated very close to the ridge. We reached this remote village by 11 am. On the left you can see a great view of Morbe dam. View is better in the evening.

Trek to Irshalgad

Irshal is not a fort but actually a pinnacle. This is the reason why it hardly figures anywhere in history. Shivaji Maharaj captured the complete region of Kalyan and Bhiwandi, up to Rairi in May 1666. This fort too, must have come under the Maratha rule at that time. Irshalgad is a fortress located between Matheran and Panvel in Maharashtra, India. It is a sister fort to Prabalgad. The area of the fort is not large but there are several water cisterns cut from the rock.
Chowk village is birth place of Netaji Palkar who was a close associate of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.