Sudhagad is a huge fort (50 acers plateau atop) and was almost the capital of Shivaji’s empire, only losing out to Raigad due to the central location of the latter. The Mahadarwaja from Dhondse route and Pant Sachiv Wada are chief places for sight-seeing. Echo-point and Takmak Tok are also worth the while.
Also on the cards is a stop at Pali Ballaleshwar (Ganesh) Temple (one of the Ashtavinayak Temples) enroute (a must during the Ganpati weekend).
Trek Grade: Easy+
Expenses: Rs. 350/-
Last date for Payment: Thursday, 1st September, 2011.
Above cost includes Traveling from Mumbai to Mumbai, morning and evening Tea/Coffee.
Mayank A. Sharma
ICICI Bank A/C: 002801503178
Branch: Bhayandar(West), Thane, Maharashtra
NOTE: Please mention the transaction ID at the time of confirmation.
Bus route: Bandra-Sion-Chembur-Vashi-Panvel-Pali-Thakurwadi (Base)
0600hrs: Assemble @Bandra Rly. Stn. (E) & depart for Pali
0830hrs: Arrive @Pali
0830hrs-1000hrs: Refreshments @Pali, Visit to Ganesh Temple
1000hrs: Depart for Thakurwadi
1045hrs: Arrive @Thakurwadi (Base), Instructions
1100hrs: Trek Starts
1300hrs: Reach Sudhagad top.
1300hrs-1600hrs: Exploration, TP, Lunch.
1600hrs: Descend to Thakurwadi
1800hrs: Arrive @ Thakurwadi
1830hrs: Depart for Mumbai with refreshments @Pali
2100hrs: Arrival @Bandra
Things to carry: Lunch for the day, Water (atleast 1L per person), Good shoes compulsory, Personal medications if any.
M-ayank Sharma: 09819350700/09022440522
A-llarakha Vora: 08080440273
S-antosh Karande: 07666969282
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