Trek to avchitgad on 23rd august 08


Height: 300 metre
Location: Roha, Raigad District
Grade: Easy

The city of Roha is situated on the banks of Kundalika River. Avchitgad is situated in the mountain ranges around Roha. Nicely tucked away from the main Shayadri range this is a rather unexplored fort (as per trekkers are concerned). This region is beautiful, and the fort was one of the rich forts of Maharashtra. Dense woods along the mountain have made it bit difficult to ascend to the top.

Fascinating Spot:-
The main entrance to the fort is still in good condition. The bastion on the way from Medhe is in much better state. It was used for keeping a watch on the surrounding region. As we proceed further from the main entrance, we come across the remnants of old constructions on a neighboring hillock. There is a beautiful dodecahedron (16 sided) shaped lake on the top. Near to it is a statue of Lord Khandoba. The fort is not much wide, but stretches long enough. It takes about two hours to see the fort. The forest around the fort is dense and the fauna comprises wild hogs, leopards, foxes, monkeys, etc. From the top of Avchitgad we can have a glimpse of Telbaila, Sudhagad, Sarasgad, Korigad to the Noth-East & Dhangad, Raigad and Savashna Ghat on the South–East side.

This is a best monsoon trek.

Journey Details:-

please take d ticket of Roha ( do not take return ticket )

The train scheduled @ 06:10 hrs from Diva that will drop us at Nidi around 08:55 Hrs. This is Diva-Sawantwadi Passenger (Konkan Railway)
Please be sure about the timing.Following is timing where train halts u can catch wherever it is comfortable 2 u…

06:10 :- Diva(Central)
07:00 :- Panvel (Harbor)

The estimated cost of d trek is Rs. 100/-
which includes
Breakfast of morning n tea +
breakfast of evening n tea +
traveling by rick ( if required )
Things To Carry: –

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs)

Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

Lunch for a day

1 torch (if u had any please bring)

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.

Extra Pair of clothes,

Good trekking shoes,

Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things
please don’t carry sling bags or jholas

interested candidate can call me

Mangesh Halbe- 9766131763/ 9860246546
Pranjal Wagh – 9819586940

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