We @Nisargamitra Panvel invite you for a Trek to Mahuli fort on 26th-27th November 2016.
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2815 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Base Village: Mahuli
Mahuli Fort At 2815 ft, this is a popular trekking destination and a paradise for rock-climbers because of many nearby pinnacles with interesting names like Vazir, Vishnu, etc., given by the local trekking and climbing fraternity. This mountain complex is actually a group of two or more hills with common cols and pinnacles.
It is the highest point in the Thane district. The forest surrounding Mahuli has been declared as a sanctuary. Once Shahaji Raje, father of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, had this fortress. The fort has been declared as a protected monument.
Besides an open Shiva temple there is a small perennial drinking water cistern on top, three caves of which the larger can be used as overnight shelter, like as on many other such natural hill forts of Maharashtra Western Ghats (Sahyadri Range). There is a stone arch historically known as the 'Kalyan Darwaja' but the dome of the arch is now broken.
Meeting point: 08:00 a.m. Panvel Bus Stand on 26th Nov 2016
Charges - INR 500/-
(Includes Travel Fare from Panvel to Panvel + Tea + Veg Meals and Breakfast)
Things To Carry
- Lunch For Saturday
- Water 2L (Must)
- Plate, Mug, Spoon
-Torch With Extra Batteries
-Sleeping Bag/ Proper Bedding
-Extra Pair of Clothes.
- Good Trekking Shoes
- Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
- Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
- A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
- Personal Medicines