Trek to Hadsar and Shivneri fort

Trek to Hadsar and Shivneri fort

 

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About The Event

Trek to Hadsar Fort and Shivneri

Date: 17 July, 2016

Meeting Point: COEP Hostel Gate, Shivajinagar, Pune

MeetingTime: 5.30 am

Grade: Easy

Cost: 900/- per head

Hadsar Fort:

Fort Hadsar, also known as Parvatgad, was constructed during the Satvaahanas and was heavily inhabited during that period. It is located on the outskirts of Ahmednagar (known commonly as Nagar) to control the trade route passing through Naneghat. Documentary evidences show that Hadsar was one of the forts exchanged in the 1637 treaty between Shahaji Raje and the Mughals. In 1818 the British forces conquered Junnar and the forts in this region. Like most other cases, main features of this fort were demolished by the british during their attack and later.

Shivneri Fort:

Shivaner is known to be a place of Buddhist dominion from the 1st century AD. The caves, rock-cut architecture and water system indicate presence of habitation from the 1st century. Shivaner got its name as it was under the possession of the Yadavas of Devagiri. This fort was mainly used to guard the old trading route from Desh to the port city of Kalyan. The place passed on to the hands of Bahami kings after the weakening of Delhi Sultanate during the 15th century. In 1595, Maratha chief Maloji Bhosale, the grandfather of Shivaji, was enabled by Bahami king Bahadur Nizam Shah II and gave him the inter-alia Shivner and Chakan. Chhatrapati Shivaji was born at the fort on 19 February 1630 (some accounts place it 1627), and spent his childhood there. Inside the fort is a small temple dedicated to the goddess Shivai Devi, after whom Shivaji was named. The English traveller Fraze visited the fort in 1673 and found it invincible. According to his accounts the fort was well-stocked to feed thousand families for seven years. He also made a mention that the fort was then governed by a Brahmin turned Muslim. The fort was under the control of the Mughals after the Marathas and Sahu demanded it back in 1716. They regained the fort in 1762 and became a part of Ragunatha Rao. The fort came under the control of the British in 1818.

Trek Schedule:

5.30 am: Gather @ Shivajinagar

6.00 am: Proceed towards base villege

9.00 am: Reach at the base village (Peth Shahapur)

9.30 am: Start the trek after having breakfast

11.00 am: Reach at the top

Relax, explore, spend time, enjoy, enjoy…

12.30 am: Start descend

1.30 pm: Reach at the base

Get freshen up and Lunch

3.00 pm: Start towards Shivneri

3.30 pm: Reach at the base

4.00 pm: Reach at the top, explore, photos…

5.30 pm: Start return journey

6.30 pm: Tea and snacks

8.30 pm: Reach at Pune

 

Trek cost includes:

Travel from Pune to Pune by private Non-AC Bus

Breakfast, lunch, tea and snack

Professional Expertise charges

Trek cost excludes:

Bottled drinking water

Dinner on 17th July, 2016

Personal Expenses

Insurance of any kind

Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses

Anything not mentioned in ‘Trek cost includes’

 

Payment Option:

  1. Bank account Details:

Name: Mangesh Dongare

Bank: State Bank of India

Branch: Vihar Lake

IFSC Code: SBIN0009055

Bank Account Number: 30466325073

 

Things to carry:
1. Two water bottles ( 2 ltr at least)
2. Rain cheater

3. Ready to eat food (Biscuits, palm cakes, thepla)
4. Polythene bag to keep wet cloths
5. Extra pair of cloths
6. Good trekking/ sports shoes
7. Extra pair of slippers or floaters  
8. Personal medicines (if any)
9. Cap, sunglasses, sun cream or cold cream, camera (Optional)
 

For any queries and registrations please contact:

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