We at Nisargamitra Panvel invites you for a Trek to Tailbaila - Thanale Caves- Sudhagad on 23-24-25th December 2017.
Region: Lonavala - Pali
Fees: Rs 700/-
Grade : Medium
Duration: 3 Day/ 2 Night
About Trek :
Thanale Caves and Sudhagad Fort :
The ‘Thanale’ excavations in this area are nearly 2200 years old. This shows that Sudhagad may be that much ancient. The construction and the geographical significance indicate that some great rulers might have constructed the fort.
According to the Puranas, Sage ‘Bhrugu’ had stayed here and he had established the temple of Goddess ‘Bhorai’ on this fort.
Sudhagad was included in ‘Swarajya’ in 1648. It is described in old records as follows:
“Malavji Naik Karake put the ladders in Sakharadara. Initially, Jadhav and Saranayak both climbed the fort under the guidance of chieftain ‘Maloji Bhosale’. After that Haibatrao climbed the fort. 25 soldiers went ahead and killed the guards. Further the chief of the fort was killed in anguish and the fort was conquered.”
Shivaji Maharaj renamed Bhorapgad as Sudhagad. Later Sambhaji met Akbar (the rebellious son of Aurangjeb) in the ‘Pachchapur village’ situated at the base of this fort. Annaji Datto, Balaji Aavji Chitnis, his son Aavji Ballal and Hiroji Pharjand were all important persons in ‘Ashta-Pradhan Mandal’ of Shivaji Maharaj. Sambhaji has killed all of them in ‘Parli’ village near Sudhagad.
Meeting Point: - 23rd December 2017 - Panvel ST stand 7:00 am
Things to Carry
* Water Bottle’s (~2 Litres) Mandatory,
*Lunch for the day (a must)
* Personal Medication
*Plate, Mug, Spoon
*Cap & Full Sleeves Clothes
* Winter Clothes
*Proper Bedding (Sleeping bag / Matt,bed sheet)
*Shoes Compulsory (Must, Please check soles of your shoes and get them stitched if necessary).
*Torch (with extra batteries)
*Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits
*A haversack to put all these things