Trek to Rajgad-The King of Forts, 23rd July 2016

Trek to Rajgad-The King of Forts, 23rd July 2016

 

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About The Event

Venue: Rajgad, Maharashtra

Start Time: 23 July  2016 06.30 am

End Time: 23 July  2016 21:00 pm

Registration Fee: 750/-

Fees inclusive of Travelling, 2 Tea & 1 Breakfast, 1 Vegetarian Lunch, 1 Evening Snack, First Aid, Expertise

ChargesAltitude: 4600ft                  Challenge Type: Moderate                                Travel Mode: Private Bus

Age group: 16 yrs& above

Event SPOC:

Sumalya Sarkar (+91-8055014122; sumalya85@gmail.com) Vaibhav Pimpalkar (+91-9766541588)

Overview:

Rajgad (literally meaning Royal Fort) is one of the forts in the Pune district of Maharashtra state in India. The fort is around 1,400 m (4,600 ft) above sea level. Formerly known as Murumdev, it was capital of the Maratha Empire during the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for almost 26 years, after which he moved the capital to Raigad Fort. Treasure found at an adjacent fort was used to fortify this hill. The diameter of the fort at the base is 40 km (25 mi) making it difficult for anybody to lay siege to it, adding to its strategic value. The fort is located 60 km (37 mi) to the South West of Pune, about 15 km (9.3 mi) West of Nasrapur, in the Sahyadri range. The highest part of the fort has remains of palaces, water cisterns and caves. The main entrance door is known as the Mahadarwaja. This fort is built on the hill called Murumbadevi Dongar (Mountain of the Goddess Murumba). Rajgad boasts of the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on any fort. The fort has three Maachis or viewpoints.


The Three Maachis:
1. Padmavati Maachi- There is an Mandir / Lake / Accomodation / Pali Darwaja / Chor Darwaja on this Maachi.
2. Sanjivani Maachi- From here one can head towards Torna; it also has a secret escape route
3. Suvela Maachi - Gunjavne Darwaja is here - Longest arm of Rajgad
     
There are four routes: 
1. Chor Darwaja through Gunjavne village (Rock Patch climbing - Medium)
2. Pali Darwaja - Through Vajeghar Gaon (Easy Route)
3. Gunjawane Darwaja - (Most difficult one) from Gunjavne village
4. Torna Darwaja - Used to visit to Torna or vice versa

 

Highlights:

Sanjivani Maachi , Suvela Maachi, Padmavati Maachi, Balekilla, Padmavati Temple, Pali Darwaza, Chor Darwaza 

Itinerary:

06:30 Hrs- First pick-up

07:30 Hrs- Leave Pune

10:00 Hrs- Reach base village of Gunjavane and have breakfast  & tea

10:00 Hrs- Start trek from base village of Gunjavane

13:00 Hrs- Reach Rajgad fort via Chor Darwaza & have vegetarian lunch

13:30 Hrs- Split up teams and explore the 3 maachis, Balekilla & temples

16:45 Hrs- Star descending via Chor Darwaza

18:15 Hrs- Have evening snack, tea & board bus at Gunjavane & start for Pune

21:00 Hrs- Bus should reach Pune

Do’s &Don’t’s: To be shared with registered participants only, via email/Whatsapp

Backpack Details: To be shared with registered participants only, via email/Whatsapp

Payment mode: NEFT (Bank Account Online Transfer) OR Online Registration via Meraevents

 

Cancellation Policy:

60 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date

No refund if cancellation is done by the participant in less than 3 days of the event date.

No show, no refund.

In case of unforeseen condition the organisers might cancel the event. Participants shall be informed via email or phone about the same and shall be liable for 100% refund. All registrations done via online portal extract a extra charge (PG+ST of the online portal). The same applies for cancellations done via online portal.

 

Note:

ü  Pickup and drop is as per designated route.

ü  Delays are expected with respect to traffic, both off and on road. As this is an adventure trip, please expect unexpected surprises and bear with us so that we can make our trip eventful.

ü  Please abide by the instructions given during the whole journey and at campsite.

ü  We are going into nature’s lap to enjoy, explore, get-together, social networking, and not disrupt the harmony of the distinctive place; NO NOISE!

ü  Refrain from cigarettes and alcoholic beverages.

ü  Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.

ü  Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed. Please do not carry handbags or jholas or sling bags. No casual footwear like floater, etc.

ü  For cancellation before 2 days or more before the start of the trek, 40% amount will be deducted and 60% amount will be refunded. No refund if cancellation is done by the participant in less than 3 days of the event date. No show, no refund.

ü  In the event being cancelled by the organiser due to unforeseen natural circumstances, participants shall be eligible for a full refund.

ü  All registrations done via online portal extract a extra charge (PG+ST of the online portal). The same applies for cancellations done via online portal.

 

Disclaimer:

As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.

We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous journey. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or toilet.