Chandragad to Arthur seat and Madhu Makrandgad trek by Midas on 7-8 Oct 2017
Grade : Medium
Endurance : High
Region : MahaBaleshwar
Previous trek experienc is must. Max 12 people.
The fort was constructed by Chandrarao More of Javli and it was named after him as ‘Chandragad’. It was taken over by ShivajiMaharaj in the 17th century. The fort was used mainly to keep close watch on the ‘Dhawalya Ghat’ route. 7-8 kms from Dhawale village is Umarath which is birth place of Shri Tanaji Malusare also known as Simha (“lion”), a great worrier in the army of ShivajiMaharaj.
The history of Mahabaleshwar dates back to 1215 when it was visited by Jadav king of Devgiri. He built a small temple and water tank at the source of river Krishna. Around 1350, Brahmin dynasty took over power and gave the area peace and prosperity. In the middle of the 16th century the Maratha family of Chandarao More, became rulers of Javli and Mahabaleshwar, during which period the temple of Old Mahabaleshwar was rebuilt. In the 17th century it was taken over by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He overran Javli and Mahabaleshwar and constructed the impregnable fort at Pratapgad in 1656
Arthur’s Seat :
Arthur’s seat is a point at an elevation of 1340 mts. The point was named after British officer Sir Arthur Malet, who sat here and gazed at the Savitri River, where he lost his wife and children in a tragic ferry mishap
The fort is also known as Madhu Makarandgad as it is believed to be consisting of two different forts Madhu and Makarandgad respectively. The peak of the mountain known as Madhu Shikhar which is the main attraction point. It has and forms a boundary between the districts of Ratnagiri, Raigad and Satara. There are temples of Bhairoba and Mallikarjun on the top of the hill. The top provides the views of Mahabaleshwar and Pratapgad on the North Eastern side and forts of Rasalgad, Sumargad and Mahipatgad on the eastern side. The fort is surrounded by the famous forest of Javli. The fort also provides view of backwaters of Koyna and Shivsagar dams. On the eastern side of the fort there is one water cistern in the cave.
Pratapgad is a large fort located in Satara district, in the state of Maharashtra in India. Significant as the site of the Battle of Pratapgad, the fort is now a popular tourist destination.
Day 0 : 6 Oct 2017. Friday
Meeting Point: Pritam Da Hotel, Dadar east at 10:30 pm Sharp on 6 Oct 2017.
Pick up Points: Chembur , Diamond Garden, Vashi etc along highway
Day 1: 7 Oct 2017
Reach Base village Dhawale
Breakfast and start Trek
Explore Chandragad and start trek towards Bahirichi Ghumti.
packaged Lunch Enroute.
Reach Bahirichi Ghumti. Rest for 15min.
Reach Arthur seat and Tea.
Move to Base village of Makarandgad.
Dinner, Overnight Stay.
Day 2: 8 Oct 2017
Breakfast and start Trek
Reach atop and exlpore
Descend to base village
If time permits Pratapgad will be explored.
Start our journey back to Pune / Mumbai by 3.30pm
Cost – Rs. 2600/- PP
Dadar to Dadar or Pune to Pune Transport
Mineral water, Cold Drinks,
Food during travel.
Anything not mentioned above in inclusions.
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Things to Carry :
– 3 liters of water (Must)
– Torch with extra batteries (Must)
– Full sleeve T-shirts and full pant. For girls full neck t-shirt.(Must)
– Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks (Must)
– Warm cloths / shawl
– Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (Must)
– Carry 3-4 extra carry-bags
– Packs things properly to protect from rain.
– Bedding / Shawl / bed-sheets / Sleeping Bag (for rest)
– Camera, Cap etc. (Optional)
– Electrolyte packets as energy drinks (optional)
– Carry eatable like fruits, dry fruits to munch on during trek and to avoid dehydration.
– A haversack to put in all the things.
– Good to have stick for support.
– No smoking.
– No plastic littering.
– Wear full sleeves, full track suite to avoid mosquito’s.
– No jeans/skin tight cloths.
– Proper footwear/shoes are essential for trek.
– Conserve and preserve our heritage.
– No deo / perfume. After trek it’s OK.
– We reserves all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice.
– No Extra adventure/out of itinerary behavior during trek.
– Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
– Photographs taken during the activity which can be used for publicity purpose.
– Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety, Jewellery, Cash and baggage.
– It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking.
– While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done.
– If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia.
– Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.
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