The Western Routes trek to Tikona 1st September 2013

Fort Tikona was built to guard the nearby ancient caves like Karla, Bhaje, Bedse, Bhandara and Shelarwadi and the trade routes of the Bor Ghat connecting the ports on the western coast to the cities of the Deccan plateau. Situated in the Maval region, around 50 km from Pune, Fort Tikona gets its name due to its triangular structure. Built at around 3500 feet above sea level, the hill and the fort makes for an easy trek. The well-marked trail goes past caves, temples, large doors cut into the rock surface and a massive vermillion Hanuman bust cut into the rocks with the devil Panvati, under his feet. The final ascent called the Shivaji’s Trail, is through steep steps, but with steel ropes and railings to hold on to make it an easy climb. On the top, there are a few ruins of the fort along an algae-filled pond and a temple dedicated to Trimbakeshwar Mahadev along with the views of the vast Pawna reservoir and the nearby forts of Tung, Lohagad and Visapur!

Join The Cultural Centre & The Western Routes for this beautiful trek to Tikona. If time permits we can make an extended trip to the Bedse Caves situated around 10 km from the fort or go for some boating in the nearby Pawna Lake.

Cost: INR 1300 per person
Cost includes:
Travel in Non AC Mini-bus | Breakfast, Lunch & Evening Snacks | Activity, Expertise & Guide Charges | Taxes

7:00 am – Assemble at Malaka Spice Restaurant in Lane 6 of Koregaon Park
7:30 am – Depart for Tikona. Breakfast en-route
9:00 am – Arrive in the foothills of the fort and start the climb.
1:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – Pavna Lake (Optional boating activity at the lake) OR Visit the Bhedse Caves
5:30 pm – Depart for Pune

Things to Carry
Good quality walking shoes or flaoters. Please do not wear sandals or flip-flops
Rainwear, Umbrellas or any other protective gear against rain
Set of Dry clothes
Plastic bags for Cameras and mobiles
Mosquito repellent if you are prone to insect bites
Personal medicines (We will have a basic first-aid kit with medicines, but if you require any special medicines, please carry them)
Binoculars and cameras
A bottle of water and a light snack

Please contact The Cultural Centre for registration and for more details at: | +91 9764441478

Last date for registration: Monday, 26 August 2013

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