Overview

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.


Short Info:
Trek: Irshal Gad.
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3700 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium
Region: Karjat
Base Village: Irshalwadi.

1 Day
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

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

  • Insurance,
  • Medical coverage & anything other than mention above.
Itinerary

Train Timetable:

Please catch Karjat(S) Fast Local with your return ticket from your respective destination:
CST 06.10 am Dadar 06.24 am Kurla 06.31 am Thane 06.50 am
Dombivali 07.02 am Kalyan 07.10 am Neral 07.44 am Karjat 08.00 am

Tentative Schedule:
08.05 am: Move towards Base Village of Irsahl Gad by Local Transport tum tum / bus.
09.15 am: Round of Introduction, Instructions, Morning Breakfast
09.30 am: Start the Trek
11.00 am: at Irsahl machi – a Small break at the Village
12.15 pm: Atop at Irsahlgad at nedhe (Natural Hole) Exploration and Lunch Time
02.00 pm: Descend towards base village
04.00 pm: Reach at Machi.
05:00 pm: Reach Base & Move Towards Karjat Station by tumtum.


Check List: (Rain Shower expected so please pack your bags accordingly.)
Compulsory items:
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 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”,

Kadmbari :-8082421824

Sudhir :- 9167546547

Registration will be done by phone call only, so if call not received then please sms your name & mail-id.