MORDHAN is also known as Mora cha Dongar (meaning ‘Mountain of peacocks’) lies in the Igatpuri region of the Sahyadris. It was supposedly used as a watch tower in ancient times. This peculiarly shaped hill stands separated from the main mountain range and offers excellent views of the Kalsubai Range, backwaters of Darna dam, Darna River.
After the monsoon season, a carpet of greenery adorns the slopes of this mountain.There is a small temple and an Ashram midway up the mountain.
Trek Name: Mordhan Fort
Height : 3440 ft Apx
What is included in the tour
- Breakfast & tea.
- Travelling from Kasara to Kasara by local vehicles like Max/Sumo.
- Eve Refreshment.
- Expertise charges.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Medical coverage or anything other than mentioned above.
Local folk story has it that Gods used to reside on the terrain of Second Mountain of Mordhan Fort. Pandav Leni (Cave) and a temple which is currently located in Gomai River around 6 kilometers north of Shahada was supposed to be built on the terrain of Mordhan fort by the Pandavas. Pandavleni was expected to be created in one night itself before anyone actually came to know about it. Unfortunately that night the hen clucked at 3.00 am. Clucking of a hen is normally the indication of daybreak. Hence the Pandavas made a move from Mordhan before the daybreak. They further marched towards Nashik and created the Pandavleni there. Some of the remnants are still present on the terrain of Mordhan Fort. People who have already visited the Pandavleni in Nashik can easily make out the similarity.
Winds are generally strong on the fort top. One can see Kalsubai, Alang, Madan, Kulang to the East, Kavnai and Tringalwadi to the North and Nandgaon Dam catchment area.
Meeting Point: @Kasara station by 9.15 am.
People can get into this local (2nd last compartment) with return ticket and meet directly at Kasara Station Near Ticket Counter.
Train Timings:Kasara (N) Fast Local
Mumbai cst-6:55 am Dadar-07:07am
Kurla jn-07:14am Ghat kopar-07:18am
Kalyan jn-07:53am Titavala-08:09am
Tentative Schedule :
09.35 am: With breakfast, start journey for base village.
10.30 am: Reach Base village: Introductions & Briefing.
10.45 am: Start the trek.
12.30 am: Have group Lunch at the top.
02.00 pm: Start descending.
04.00 pm: Reach base & freshen up.
04.30 pm: Start journey for Kasara.
15.30 pm: Halt for Evening Tea/Coffee
06.10 pm: Take local train from Kasara to Mumbai.
Compulsory items: (Rain Shower Expected so please pack your bags accordingly)
A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, approx 3 ltr water, Sunday Lunch,Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should ware good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant.
(If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid, carry some extra cloths).
Non-compulsory items but helpful:
Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.
(It’s totally self-responsibility to take care of things.)
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