Rajgad Fort Trek 


Rajgad fort, As the name suggest “King of forts”. It is to the south-west 40 Kms from Pune. It boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on any fort.

He spent almost 25 – 30 years approx. Rajgad is famous for its construction. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification.

There are the three sub-plateaux (Machee) namely PadmavatiMachee, SuvelaMachee and SanjevaniMachee, and at the centre is the Ballekilla.

PadmavatiMachee (north end): This machee is the site of Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake, ChorDarwaja, PaliDarwaja, GunjavaneDarwaja, DaruKothar (storage of arms and ammunition), Diwankhana, Rajwada (ruins), Ghod Tale (Horse Lake), Sadar (office) and Dhalkathi (flag hoisting place).

Summary:-
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 4182 feet.
Base Village: Gunjavne

More about Rajgad:-
SanjeevaniMachee (southwest/west end): This huge, beautiful and royally constructed machee faces west and has a three-stepped (layered) fortified structure. Each of the lower levels is separated from the higher one by a fortified bastion with a gate that could be defended independently. The lowest level is beautifully fortified by double curtain walls (chilkhathi) separated by a deep trench, on average 12 feet across. One can walk between these walls. The outer wall has openings to let soldiers out for a sudden attack. 

SuvelaMachee (southeast): This is another grand machee facing east with lots of secret routes and doorways. This one is a double-stepped fortified machee with the steps separated by a beautiful bastioned doorway. At the end of first step a hole cuts across the rock; one can sit in this hole (nedhe). The final (lowest) step like SanjeevaniMachee has a double curtain wall. To the south side of this machee one can see a beautiful triangular bastion called Kaleswariburuz having an escape door near it. The home of the renowned military leader TanajiMalusare was in this machee.

Bale Killa (centre): This is the highest part of the fort which has remains of palaces, water cisterns, and caves. It has a beautiful entrance door called Mahadarwaja. One can view the whole fort and the vast surrounding expanse.


What’s in there for me?

  • Trekking
  • Forest Trail
  • Balekilla climbing
  • Local Cuisine (Pithala Bhakeri)
  • Fun-filled and exhilarating trekking experience
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Deccan for Punekars And Dadar railway Station for Mumbaikars.

DEPARTURE TIME
6 AM. (Please arrive at least 15 min. before departure time)

INCLUDED

  • Private Transportation from Pune to Pune OR Mumbai to Mumbai. Those who will opt for self drive ( without any transportation) package will have to join at base village.
  • 5% GST
  • Meals during the trek (1 breakfast, 1 lunch)
  • Expertise & Guide Charges,
  • Basic First-Aid kit.
  • Fun and Learning experience with 100% safety

NOT INCLUDED

  • Cold drinks, mineral water, fast food articles, biscuits etc.
  • Anything not included in the whats included list.

 

Day 1
  • For Pune Participants :- Departure at 6 am. From Pune (2hrs journey for base village).
  • For Mumbai : – Participants from Mumbai will depart from Dadar Railway Station by 5:00 AM. Dadar to Base village is 5hrs journey By Private Vehicle.
  • After roll count, proceed by private transportation towards the base village of Gunjavane.
  • Reach the Base Village by Morning.
  • Breakfast (poha/maggie + Tea).
  • Start the Trek by 9-10 am.(3 hrs trek),
  • Enjoy the view of the surrounding, Balekilla,machi,temple,etc. .
  • Lunch by 4 pm.
  • Start the return Journey towards Pune/Dadar Railway Station by 6 pm.
  • Reach Pune by 9:00 pm. & Dadar by 11 pm.
  • We may come an hour early or late.
  • Tour Concludes with Happy Memories 🙂
Things to Carry

 

  • Luggage packed in big good trekking sack, all luggage packed in bag.
  • Complete spare set of extra clothes & socks if required.
  • Water bottle (2-3 litres) compulsory
  • Electral/ Glucon-d energizers and personal Medicine.
  • A sweater/warmwear/rainwear. Wear comfortable clothings during treks (full sleaves).
  • Good trekking/sports shoes (sandles, chappals, floaters not permitted).
  • Torch with Extra pair of Batteries (must) during night trek.
  • Camera, Binocular (Optional)
  • Identity proof (must).
  • Toiletries (Napkin, facewash, tissue paper etc.).
  • Cap, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent etc. Sleeping bag / mat / bedsheet.(Rentals available on demand) if required.
  • Slippers (optional – at the end of day / trek so that your feet can relax).) (Missing anything from above ??? We provide rentals for adventure gear, please contact us)

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