Thane Hiking Trekking Club – Trek to Chanderi – 1st August 2010

Hi friends,

Chanderi worth mentioning as the jewel in the crown of forts in the district of Thane, there is no significant history attached to this fort. Near the caves on the fort are visible some remnants of fortification. This is the only sign to designate Chanderi as a fort. In May 1656, Shivaji Maharaj conquered all territory up to Kalyan-Bhiwandi-Rairi. This was when this fort came under the rule of the Marathas. Lack of development, low water storage areas, absence of significant constructions, limited facilities for people to stay and extremely difficult approach road seem to suggest that rather than a fort, this was possibly a military base.

Fascinating Spots : A desecrated idol of lord Shiva can be seen inside the cave. Very near to the cave is a reservoir of potable water. However, water is available only till the month of October. The cave can comfortably accommodate 8 to 10 people at a time. Another reservoir of water is situated at the base of the pinnacle near the cave.The area on the top of the fort is not too much to wander. Due to landslide, reaching the top of the pinnacle has become extremely difficult. To the east of the fort, one can see Matheran, Peb, Prabalgad range, etc. while to the west, can be seen forts like Bhimashankar, Siddhagad, Gorakhgad, Peth, etc.

The area at the foothills of Chanderi is very alluringly enchanting in the monsoons. Many tourists travel here to enjoy waterfalls.

Meeting Point : Thane Stn – Sun 1st August 2010, 06:00AM

Trek Cost : Members Rs. 200/- & Non-Members Rs. 250/-

(Inclusive of All travelling charges from thane, Breakfast and Snacks)

Things to carry:

Tiffin (lunch)

Water bottles (Atleast 1lit.)

Personal medicines

Dry food / fruits

Anti-dehydrate (limboo pani, glucose powder, electrol)

Old News papers

Extra pair of cloths

Pen knife, Plastic bags

Camera / binoculars (Optional)

Note: Do not carry excessive cash & valuables. Every individual will be responsible for his/her safety & belongings. Smoking & Consumption of liquor is strictly prohibited. And Please Wear Full Sleeves, Track Pant and Proper Trek Shoes

For Details & Registration Contact:

Rohit: 9869254673, Manoj: 9773508532, Jitendra: 9773508534

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