Small Steps Adventures: One day trek to Tung fort on 2nd October 2016.

Small Steps Adventures: One day trek to Tung fort on 2nd October 2016.

 

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Small Steps Adventures: One day trek to Tung fort on 2nd October 2016.

Type: Hill Fort

Height: 3000 ft above MSL (Approx)

Grade: Easy

Region: Lonavala

Minimum: 5 Participants

Maximum: 30 Participants

About Tung Fort

Tung Fort also called Kathingad; difficult fort in Marathi is a hill fort in Pune District, Maharashtra, India. Tung Fort was built before 1600 CE. It was built by the Adil Shahi dynasty but was captured by Shivaji. It is small, and not able to hold more than 200 troops at a time. As such, it would not have been able to defend itself on its own for a long time. Its shape and structure suggest that its main function was as a watchtower guarding the road to Pune city. The Dhamale family, one of the Deshmukh from the Maval region, was charged with ensuring the security of Tung Fort. During invasion, it served to provide a temporary distraction for invaders. Thus, the major forts of Visapur and Lohagad would have time to prepare themselves to meet the invading army. This fort served as a watchtower in the past because from top of the fort, a lot of area in the Maval region of the Pawana and Mulshi valleys can be seen, and thus, from the top of the fort, a watch on these areas can be kept. In 1657, it became a part of Swarajya with all other forts situated in Maval region. In 1660, Netaji Palkar was appointed to protect this region. In 1665, Jay singh invaded this region. Diler khan and others destroyed the villages around Tung & Tikona, but were unable to conquer these forts. Then, according to Treaty of Purandar (signed on 12th June 1665), Kubad khan with Halal khan and others took over fort on 18 June 1665. Its sharp, conical peak makes Tung Fort a prominent landmark, even from a distance. It has an oval shape, thick walls and numerous bastions. A steep climb on grassy slopes leads to the ruins of a temple at the summit. A rocky staircase leads several feet down to a water reservoir. From the top of the fort, the Lohagad, Visapur, Tikona and Korigad forts are clearly visible.

 

Itinerary:

Meeting Point - Lonavala @ 08:00 am on Sunday

Participants from Mumbai:

Board Indrayani Express From CST in the morning at 5.40 am and alight at Lonavala by 8.00 am. Time table of Indrayani Express:

5.40 CST

5.51 Dadar

6.14 Thane

6.35 Kalyan

7.15 Karjat

8.00 Lonavala

Participants from Pune - Board the Pune Lonavala local train, Timings are as below

Pune 06:27

Shivaji Nagar 06:33

Lonavala: 07:35

 

Note:

- People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience and meet us directly at Lonavala. {Train timetable is provided above}

- For a comfortable journey, you may want to book reserved tickets.

- Alternatively, you may Opt for MSRTC bus service which goes through Lonavala bus depot, alight there & walk of 7-8 mins will take you to the railway station (option for Navi Mumbai participants)

- We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00 hrs approx depending on rains.

08:15 Breakfast

08:45 Move to base village by Jeep/Sumo.

10:30 Start trek

12:00 Summit - Exploration, Lunch rest etc

14:30 Start Descend

16.30 Reach base

16:00 Move to Lonavala, for onward journey to Mumbai / Pune

 

The cost for the trek will be Rs 850.00 per person which includes

• Travelling from Lonavala to base village and back by hired shared jeeps

• 1 Morning VEG Breakfast and Lunch on top

Exclusions

Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption. Food/Tea purchase while travelling to site and back. Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required. Travel cost from Mumbai to destination and back. Travel from Pune to destination and back.

 

Things to Carry:

•             Please carry a small bag which we use while climbing to carry food & water only.

•             ID proof, 4 ltr water must, Torch with extra batteries (Compulsory).

•             Chaddar & Mat to sleep in caves. (or Sleeping bag)

•             Please wear good trekking / Climbing shoe.

•             Full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, Cap.

•             If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.

 

Rules:

1. Trek leader's decision will be final and binding.

2. Small Steps Adventures reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

3. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory; if unable to contact us then send a text message and we will call you back.

4. Please avoid wearing Gold jewelry.

5. Smoking and drinking is strictly Prohibited.

 

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Contact: -

Yogi: 9970377855

Ravi: 7738073691

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www.smallstepsadventures.com

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√ Payment details:

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2) Once payment is done, please send an email to mail@Smallstepsadventures.com with transaction id, name.

Name: Small Steps Adventures

A/c type: Current account

Bank: IDBI

Branch: Kamothe

A.c no.: 1043102000005333

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Cancellation and Refund applicable on the tour cost:

1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.

2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded

3. After that no refund will be provided