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VRangers trek to Mahuli on 5th Dec 2010

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VRangers trek to Mahuli on 5th Dec 2010.

The mountain with many pinnacles is known as Mahuli. Mahuli is divided into three parts – northern one is Palasgad, Mahuli in the middle and Bhandargad on the southern end.

Type: Hill forts
Height: 2815 ft
Grade: Easy
Cost: 140/- Rs.
Max. Participation: 25 ppl
Last Date for Registration: – 3rd Dec 10 .

Mahuli Fort-VRangers

History :-

The creator of this fort is unknown. In 1485 this place came under rule of Malik Ahmed who was the founder of Nijamshahi. When Shahaji Raje became the secretary of Nijamshahi, Adilshahi and Mughals of Delhi together tried to end Nijamshahi. In the year 1635-36, in difficult circumstances Shahaji Raje transferred himself with Jijabai and Shivaji to Mahuli. Khan Jaman, son of Mahabat Khan beleaguered this fort. Shahaji Raje asked for help to Portuguese. They refused and Shahaji Raje surrendered himself. Shivaji took this fort from Mughals on 8 Jan 1658. In 1661 it was given back and was won again by Shivrai. In treaty of Purandar, in 1665, Marathas lost these forts again. The Moghal sardar Manohardas Gaud was the in charge of this fort. He did much construction on the fort. In Feb 1670, Shivaji Maharaj tried to conquer Mahuli, but failed. Thousand of Marathas were killed by Moghals. It was a bad blow to Marathas. Even after this victory, Manohardas Gaud, the chief of the fort gave up his position and a new chief Alveerdi Beg was appointed. On 16 June 1670, after two months, Moropant Pingle conquered the forts and Mahuli, Bhandargad and Palasgad became part of Swarajya.

Trek Schedule:
Train time table is given below.People interested should get into this local (2nd last compartment). From Asangaon we will catch S.T./Rickshwa to Mahuli village.
The charges of the trek includes breakfast, traveling from Asangaon to Asangaon and refreshment.

Train Times:- (Kasara Slow Train)
CST 5.01 am Byculla 5.08am Dadar 5.17 am
Kurla 5.28 am Vidhyavihar 5.31am Kanjur 5.42 am
Thane 5.54 am Dombivali 6.16 am Kalyan 6.25 am
Titwala 6.41 am Asangaon 7.04 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. A bottle of water (3 Ltrs).

3. Lunch for the Day (compulsory).

4. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)

5. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits.

6. Torch with extra batteries, Old Newspapers (compulsory).

7. Personal medicines & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution, Mosquito’s cream.

8. A good trekking shoes, wind cheater.

Some Snaps Of Mahuli :
http://vrangerstreks.blogspot.com/2010/09/rules-and-regulation-of-vrangers.html .

For Reg. & more details, contact our “Rangers”
Deependra 99674 35673.

Sarita 98928 57368.

Ananda 98922 19155.

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