VRangers trek to Asheri Gad on 27th March 2011.

Fort Height: 1680 ft
Fort Range: Palghar
District: Thane
Grade: Medium
Last date to confirm: 25 March 2011.
Cost: 200 Rs/-
{This includes traveling from Palghar to Palghar stations, breakfast & refreshment.}
History mentions that Bhojraj, a descendant of the Shilahar Dynasty built this fort. Hence it can be assumed that this fort is at least 800 years old. The Portuguese rebuilt this fort after they captured it during their rule. In 1737, Peshwa won this fort during his campaign of the Konkan and in 1818 this fort came under the British rule.

On the plains and on the right of the path one can see quite many remnants of settlements. These could be to collect the rainwater during the rainy season or to lead away the overflow. The cave on the top is of medium size and having a large cave opening. But it has been carved into the rocks in such a way that the stray wind or the cold does not enter in.
On left side of the top portion of the cave, there is a built in square water tank. There is a half buried cannon in this tank. There are two more half completed tanks here. From the top plateau, one can see the fort of Kohoj to the South West. One can also see the natural human form on the fort with the help of binoculars. Going ahead on the path one can see a huge depression the rock face and a bastion.
Travelling & Meeting Point:-
-We need to reach by 7.20am at Virar Station.
-From here will catch 7.35am Virar – Surat Shuttle.
-Will reach palghar 8.30am.
-From here will go by available transport i.e. by S T or Rickshaw to Manor – Khodkona.
-Will back to Dadar by 10 pm.
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), Hat, Goggles.
3. Lunch for sunday {Compulsory}.
4. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
5. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits (optional).
6. Torch with extra batteries.
7. Personal medicines & 2

plastic bags for weight distribution, mosquito’s cream.

8. A good trekking shoes.
VRangers Rules & Regulation:
http://vrangerstreks.blogspot.com/2010/09/rules-and-regulation-of-vrangers.html .
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