Irshalgad is situated in the Karjat Region. Other forts in this region include Prabalgad, Kalawantin and Malanggad. Actually Irshal is not a fort but it’s a pinnacle. Shivaji Maharaj captured the complete region of Kalyan and Bhiwandi, up to Rairi in May 1666.This fort too, must have come under the Maratha rule at that time.
Irshal is the next-door neighbour to Prabalgad. As mentioned above, Irshal is a pinnacle. There is a water tank on the route from the Irshal plateau to the peak. From there, we reach the needle hole near the top through a simple rock-climbing route. Proceeding little ahead, we see a water tank to the left and a cave to the right. This water is suitable for drinking. The route, which climbs up from near the needle hole goes to the top of the pinnacle. To reach the top of the pinnacle, it is essential to have artificial rock climbing equipment (we are not going to climb top). From the top we can see the forts of Prabalgad, Matheran, Chanderi, Malanggad, Karnala and Manikgad.
Trek: Irshal Gad.
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3700 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Base Village: Irshalwadi.
What is included in the tour
- B/f & T,
- Travelling from Karjat to Karjat by local vehicle.
- Expertise charges
What is NOT included in the tour
- Medical coverage & anything other than mention above.
◆ Irshal is not a fort but it’s a pinnacle which was captured by King of Maratha in may 1666
◆ 'Nedhe' or 'Eye of the Needle'. Natural hole in the mountain top probably caused by wind erosion.
◆ Rock cut water cisterns
◆ Simple rock climbing route patch to reach til nedhe
◆ Natural scenic beauty of surrounding area
◆ Mesmerizing view of Morbe Dam
◆ Neighbouring forts like Prabalgad, Matheran, Chanderi, Malanggad, Karnala and Manikgad... can seen from the top
Meeting Point: Karjat Railway Station by 12.01 am
Train Timetable: Train Time: CST- Khopoli Fast Local (KP)
CST, 09.56 pm | Dadar 10.03 pm | Ghatkopar 10.21 pm | Bhandup 10.29 pm
Thane 10.37 pm | Kalyan11.00 pm | Badlapur 11.17 pm | Karjat 11.51 pm
12.10 am: Move towards Base Village of Irshal Gad from Karjat Railway Station by Local Transport tum tum.
12.50 am: Introduction Round, Instructions.
01.10 am: Start the Trek.
02.20 am: Rest at Irshal wadi machi.
06.30 am: Wake up call, Breakfast
07.30 am: Move towards cave.
09.00 am: Reach to cave
10:00 am: Descend towards Machi.
12.00 pm: Reach at irshalwadi for lunch.
01.00 pm: Return journey towards Karjat
03.30 pm: At Karjat station.
Check List: (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, Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should wear good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, Raincoat.
Non compulsory items:
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.
If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.
It’s totally self responsibility to take care of your things.
For Reg. & more details, contact our "Rangers”,
Sudhir :- 9167546547
Registration will be done by phone call only, so if call not received then please sms your name & mail-id.