Sudhagad

Region - (Pali Region), Mumbai-Goa Highway (3 hours drive from Mumbai).
Place: Sudhagad Fort
Date: July 24, 2011
Duration: One Day
Category: Moderate (3 hours one way). 3 Hours of Climbing on moderate slope and 3 Hours of climbing down.



Great Adventure, Archaeology, Heritage,    

Duration: One Day

Camp Fee:Rs.990/- (20% Discount for Nature Knights Members).
Includes (Bus Charges, Road Tolls, Breakfast, Local guide cost and evening Tea and Biscuit)

Breakfast options( Idli or Wada Sambar, Dosa, Utappa, Missal, Upma, Batata Wada, or Omelette's if available; with Tea or Coffee)
Note: Order items that can be served quickly at the respective restaurant.

You have to carry your own packed Lunch.

Exclusions:

Aerated drinks, fruit juice, bottled water any non-standard items not included in budget (cost of the same has to be directly borne by the customer).
No refund on un-utilised resources.
Cancellation terms apply, check registration form for details.


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Schedule:

5:45 am Meeting at Andheri West, S.V. Road, Near Merwans Bakery (Near Bus Depot and Opp. to Bramhakumari Hospital)
6:00 am Santacruz (East), Western Express Highway (Vakola Junction, after signal)
6:05 am Bandra (East), Western Express Highway (Kalanagar Junction bus stop, at exit of Sky Walk)
6:05 am Outside Sion Station Entrance
6:15 am Chembur (Opp. Abkar Allis Departmental Stores)
6:30 am Vashi (Station Road and Highway Junction)
Breakfast on the way.. (20 minutes for breakfast, order things that can be served fast)..
Our route
Start of trek at 9:30 am
Expected time to reach on top (01: pm).. Cut-off time to turn back is 2:45pm.
Trek down 2pm to 5pm
Swim at Base Village near Ahupe Ghat
6:30 pm start back for Mumbai
9:30 pm expected time back in Mumbai.. (subject to traffic conditions)


Check list


Attire:

Track pants or tights or any comfortable clothes (avoid heavy jeans)

Full sleeves T-shirt, (you may carry spare t-shirt)

Carry Spare Swimming trunks, light towel  

Rain wear (Poncho, or Short light Raincoat), Rain Cap or Hat
Regular Sun Cap or Hat
Hand Towel

Other mandatory items
Flash light with spare batteries
Water (2 liters per head)
Packed Lunch
Pack all items in plastic bags before packing it in your backpack or ruck sack
Pack everything in your backpack properly. Light items on top and bottom side of bag, heavy item towards center and towards your shoulder and body. Use compression straps to tighten the bag from all sides so that items inside the bag do not keep shifting. 

Optional items
Comb and pocket mirror
personal medical kit
Mosquito repellent 
Camera



At a height of 2200 feet, Sudhagad alias Bhorapgad has a huge plateau of around 50 acres which offers a wonderful camping site. It has a punishment point from here prisoners / criminals would be thrown to their awaiting miserable death, an ancient Bhoraidevi temple and a grand Mahadrwaja. There is a secred chor daarwaja near the Mahadarwaja which if accessible can be used to reach the bottom of the Mahadarwaja bastions. From the Sudhagad platue you can see the ominously standing Tel baila which looks like a giant movie screen rising up from the plateau opposite the Sudhagad platue. The nearest from from here is Ghangad and Sarasgad. If the skies are clear Dukes nose, Koraigad are also visible in the northeast behind Tel-baila.


The fort lies in the Raigad region. After Pen on the Mumbai Goa highway you come to Pali which is also famous for one of the Ashtavinayak temples. From here you move towards Paachapur village, about 24 km. The fort can be accessed from Thankurwadi village near Pacchapur.
History
Sudhagad fort is believed to have been in existence since 200 BC. The Bhora devi temple on top is said to have been built by Sage Bhrug Rishi. The rulers of Bhor dynasty were worshippers of Bhoraidevi. The first reference of Sudhagad is in the year 1436 when the Bahamani Sultan won over the fort. In 1657 the fort came under the control of Marathas and the name was changed from Bhorapgad to Sudhagad. Once upon a time this fort was also a contender of being the capital of Hindavi raj but lost the race because of the strategic location of Raigad


Eco-Adventure Code

We strongly believe in traveling in small groups, and follow the principle leave only footprints and take only memories.

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