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.
Trek: Irshal Gad.
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3700 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Base Village: Irshalwadi.
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.
Irshalgad Top Climb Pictures: Irshal Climbing
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
- Extra food (Private Orders).
- Personal Expenditure of any kind.
- INSURANCE Coverage,
- Any other charges not specifically mention in “Cost includes”.
◆ 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
◆ Rock climbing patches to reach top
◆ 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 Station by 12.01 am
Trek Schedule: 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
Badlapur 11.17 pm
Karjat 11.51 pm
12.10 am: Move towards Base Village of Irshal Gad by Local Transport tum tum / bus.
12.50 am: Introduction Round, Instructions.
01.10 am: Start the Trek.
02.20 am: Rest at Irshal wadi machi.
06.00 am: Wake up call, Breakfast
07.00 am: Move towards cave.
08.00 am: Reach to cave
08.30 am: Breakfast, climbing preparation & Start climbing for irshal summit.
11:30 am: Descend towards Machi.
01.00 pm: Reach at irshalwadi for lunch and rest.
03.00 pm: Return journey towards Karjat
05.30 pm: Karjat station
A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, Approx 3 ltr water, One small bag while climbing, beading like shawl-mat Or Sleeping Bag,Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should wear good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, Sleeping bag, Cup, some snacks etc...
Cap, Sunglasses, Bhandana or Stole, Woolen Jacket, Camera, Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry, mosquitoes repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.
Note: It’s totally self-responsibility to take care of things.
If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.
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