We @Nisargamitra Panvel invite you for a Range Trek from Rajgad To Torna on 7-8-9 December 2018. (Leaving Friday Night)
Type: Hill Forts
Grade : Difficult
Height: 4600 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Base Village: Gunjavane
About Forts :
Rajgad is a hill fort situated in the Pune district of Maharashtra. Formerly known as Murumdev, the fort was the capital of the Maratha Empire under the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for almost 26 years, after which the capital was moved to the Raigad Fort.
Rajwada: In the heart of Rajgad we find important part of fort called Balekilla. In the ballekilla we get to see remains of few castles (Rajwada)
Padmavati Lake: As you approach Padmavati Machi through Gupta-darwaja, we get to see a beautifully constructed lake right in front. An arch has been constructed from the continuation of the same wall to mark an entry to the lake. However, lot of mire has been collected inside this lake.
Padmavati Temple: During the period when Shivaji Maharaj renamed Murumbdev as Rajgad, he constructed this Padmavati Temple
Rameshwar Temple: Right in front of Padmavati devi Temple there is a Rameshwar Temple. The Shivalinga is believed to be in existence from the era of Shivaji Maharaj.
Also, two beautiful well-constructed machi’s named as Suvela machi and Sanjivani machi.
Torna Fort, also known as Prachandagad, is a large fort located in Pune district in Maharashtra. It is historically significant because it was the first fort captured by Shivaji Maharaj in 1646, at the age of 16, forming the nucleus of the Maratha empire.
Budhla machi: "Budhla" Machi looks like a vessel kept upside down. This diff is a breathtaking spot on the fort
Konkan Darwaaja: Kokan Darwaaja still exhibits the constructional features that prevailed during 17th century. Here the fortification is the better condition. It lies on the way to Budhla Machi
Bini Darwaaja: This is the main entrance to the fort from Velhe and is situated to the northwest of the fort.
Meeting point: 09:30 p.m. Life Line hospital, Opp Panvel Bus Stand on 7th Dec 2018
Charges - INR 1400/-
(Includes Travel Fare from Panvel to Panvel + Tea + Simple Veg Meals and Breakfast)
Things To Carry
- Water 2L (Must) (Bisleri bottles are strictly prohibited)
- Plate, Mug, Spoon
- Torch With Extra Batteries
- Sleeping Bag/ Proper Bedding
- Full sleeves clothes (Half, shorts, sleeveless clothes are strictly prohibited)
- Good Trekking Shoes,
- 1 Onion, 1 Potato & 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
*Toothpaste will be provide by us*
--> Carry valuables like Cellphones, Camera at your own risk.
--> Please make sure the cups and plates you carry for tea, lunch etc., are made from sustainable resources and which would ensure minimum amount of trash creation. We take pride in the fact that when in wilderness, we try to ensure to leave behind just our footprints! We are an organization that is not just into trekking, but cultivating minds to build a ecologically sustainable lifestyle. We try to create awareness towards nature and our forest ecosystem amongst all individuals that give us the privilege of take them out to the mountains. As a part of our green planet efforts, we discourage the use of ‘use and throw’ cups, plates. It is a long journey, but atleast let us all embark on a JOURNEY TOWARDS ZERO GARBAGE. As they say, every positive starts from self!
Please try to carry steel cups, plates, spoons which you can take back home post your trek. Also if you carrying any snacks, please make sure they have minimum wrapping and that you carry all the trash you created, back with you.