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Rasal-Sumar-Mahipatgad Range Trek
₹ 2,500
2 Nights 2 Days
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Rasal-Sumar-Mahipatgad Range Trek
₹ 2,500
VRangers Trek To Rasal-Sumar-Mahipatgad Range Trek. The Sahyadri range extends in North – South direction along the Konkan coast. There are many mountain ranges that branch-off over several miles from the main Sahyadri mountain range. Beyond Poladpur, as we head towards Chiplun via Khed, we come across the forts of Rasalgad, Sumargad, and Mahipatgad. These forts lie in Jawali forest region Sumargad lies in between two forts, Rasalgad and Mahipatgad. Short Info: Grade – Medium. Endurance – Medium. About: Rasalgad: This fort has a rush of visitors on weekends. The fort is a small triangular plateau of 5 acres fortified on all the sides. The two entrance gates are in good condition. There is a Veer Maruti idol near the first gate. There is a Zolayidevi temple on the fort with a stone Deepmal and tulsi vrindavan in the front. There are two large rock cut water cisterns on the fort. There are 16 cannons on the fort. There is a store room in good condition. Chakdev and Parvatgad are seen from the Fort. Sumargad: The fort is located in the middle of hill range that spans in the North South direction and runs parallel to the Sahyadris. Due to its difficulty in access, height and tough climb only experience mountain trekkers can reach at this fort. It has straight rock surfaces on all the sides of the fort and the way to the fort requires some rock climbing to reach to the fort which is located on the summit. There are some water cisterns on the fort. In one of the cistern there is a Shivalinga and idol of goddesses Bhairibhavani, Zolai, Vaghjai and Navlai in one cave. The fort provides views of Sahyadri forts in the east which includes forts of Vasota and Makarandgad. In the west one can see mid Sahyadri or Valati forts of Palgad and Mandangad.Not much is known about its past. Villagers say that earlier there a festival was held in this fort in the memory of Goddess but after an accident in which two villagers fell off the cliffs while balancing the pole, the festival was shifter to Rasalgad. Mahipatgad: The altitude of Mahipatgad is 3090feet. This fort was built by Adilshah of Bijapur in 15th century. This fort was captured by King Shivaji in 1661. Later on it passed to Peshwas and finally to the British in 1818. There are 10 houses in the Beldarvadi village, which is at the foot hill of the fort. The villagers are said to be brought by Shivaji as bricklayers for construction of the fort. The fort is a table land with six battlements and six gateways. The gateways are in ruined state. The Gateways are 1) Laldevdi- on North-Eastern side 2) Pusati- On Eastern side, formerly entered by a ladder 3)Yeshwant- on south-Eastern side. 4) Khed- towards southern side, this route is still in use and connects the village Beldarwadi to the fort.5) Shivganga- on western site. There is a rock cut shivling near this entrance. 6) Kotwal- on Northern side. the pathway from this gate leads to the Village Kotwal in Poladpur taluka. Here foundation of temple of Maruti and Ganapati are seen with half walls still standing.On the southern side of the fort are remnants of horse stables which are 350-700 in numbers.There are two heaps of unused mortar on the fort. There are two large wells on the fort, on near the Khed entrance and other near Pareshwar temple.The water from these wells is used for drinking by the villagers. read more read less
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Ahupe-Bhimashankar Range Trek
₹ 1,800
2 Nights 2 Days
06 Jul
Kalyan, Maharashtra
Ahupe-Bhimashankar Range Trek
₹ 1,800
Ahupe Ghat is at the height of 3855 feet from sea level and falls under Murbad region, is ideal for a pleasant one day trek especially in monsoons with some astonishing view from the terrain. It is nestled among the mountains from three sides and valley on one side.It`s a pass leading from Khopiwali in the Konkan to Ahupe village in the Ghats. Ahupe Ghat is also famous for its Devrai Story. Devrai – The Sacred Groves of Maharashtra. These Devrais are nothing but religiously preserved forest patches. Ahupe near Bhimashankar has such Devrai – protected by faith of nearby tribal people “Mahadeo Kolis”. Ahupe Devrai is a success story. If fact in last 3 to 4 year they have planted several thousand trees that are growing well. Ahupe Short Info: Height: 2137 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Medium (Approx 2 hrs Walk). Region: Murbad. Base Village: Khopivali. Bhimashankar is the sixth Jyotirling in the series of Dwadasha Jyotirlingas. The temple is very old and surrounded by a scenic nature with green forest. The temple is located at Dakini hill (Shikharam). Nana Padnis of Peshwa kingdom has improved this place to a great extent and built the beautiful temple. Bhimashankar Short Info: Height: 3500 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Medium (Approx 4 hrs walk) Region: Bhimashankar Base Village: Khandas. There is a Continuous water flow from this Jyotirlinga, which is the speciality of this place. Some more places of interest here are Kamalaja Devi temple, origin of Bhima River, Bombay point and Hanuman temple. The sanctuary is small (only about 100 sq. km’s), but it is home to a wide variety of animals Leopard, Sambhar, Barking deer, Grey Jungle fowls, Wild pig, Hanuman langur etc. The sanctuary is famous as the home of a highly endangered subspecies of the Indian Giant Squirrel – Shekharu. read more read less
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