VRangers Lohagad Trek on 22 Aug 2010

Trek: Lohgad.
Region: Lonavla.
Height: 3400 ft
…Grade: Easy.
Type: Hill Fort.
Cost: Rs. 150/- .

Lohagad (literally “Iron fort” in Marathi) is one of the many hill forts of Chatrapati Shivaji. It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna and is situated on a side range of the Sahyadris. The Visapur fort is located on its eastern side. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. Historical records show that in the later Peshwa period, Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800 AD) built several structures in the fort such as a big tank and a step-well (bawali).
On the west side, there is a long and narrow wall-like fortified spur called Vinchukata (Marathi for Scorpion’s tail) because of shape.Lohagad has a long history with several dynasties occupying it at different periods of time: Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizamshahis, Mughals and Marathas. Shivaji captured it in 1648 CE, but he was forced to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 CE by the Treaty of Purandar. Shivaji recaptured the fort in 1670 CE and used it for keeping his treasury.

Trek Schedule :-
The journey starts with the Indrayani express which is from thane station at 6.10 am.
People interested should reach thane station near platform no.1 (ticket counter) till 5.50 am, with a single journey ticket to Malavli or Lonavla. (Plz get your respected stations at least half an hour earlier, as there might be a long queue for the tickets).
The charges for this trek is Rs 150/- each, Which includes traveling from lonavala till back to Mumbai, Breakfast, tea, refreshment etc.

Train Timings :- Indrayani Express
Dadar – 5.51 am
Thane – 6.14 am
Kalyan – 6.35 am
Lonavla – 8.00 am

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek :-
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking.
2. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk).
3. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits (optional).
4. Torch with extra batteries.
5. Personal medicines & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.
6. A good trekking shoes, wind cheater.
7. Compulsory items: 3 ltrs water bottle, Lunch For The Day.

Snaps Lohgad trek :-
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/santy0058/LohagadVisapurFortTrek# http://picasaweb.google.com/santoor0058/LohgadWithVRangers#

For Reg. & more details, contact Our “Rangers”
Shekhar:98192 43836.
Divya: 98674 41360.
Sudhir: 98212 18771 / 90295 61536 .

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