We @Nisargamitra Panvel invite you for a one day Trek to Dronagiri Fort on 1st July 2018 (Sunday).
Height: 910 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Base Village: Uran
The fort is situated on the top of the hill which is close to Uran town in Raigad district. The fort is accessible in all seasons. The trek to the fort is simple and safe. Being close to Uran and Karanja, the fort was strategic importance since old times. The entire hill is densely covered with forest.
The ruins of the fortification are seen on the fort. There is a church Nossa Senhora da Penha in good condition, but without any idol or inscription. There are two water tanks "Gagoni and Gijoni" near the church. The church is in the inner fortification. The main gate to the fort is situated on the south of the church 50 m away. The arch of the gate is broken, yet the guards rooms are in good condition. The Ganpati carved on the key stone is placed in one of the guard room. From the main gate a path way leads south to the Village Karanja. In between a Vetal mandir in ruined state is located. The pathway starting from the back of the Vetal mandie leads to large water tank in good condition situated among the forest. The ONGC plant is well overlooked from the fort, however photography of the plant is not allowed.
Meeting point: 07:00 a.m. Panvel Bus Stand
Charges - INR 200/-
(Includes Travel Fare from Panvel to Panvel + Tea + Breakfast)
Things To Carry:
- Lunch For The day
- Steel/Melanin cup for Tea
- Water 2L (Must)
- Rain Cheater (Jacket)
- Personal Medicines
- Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)