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BM: Tung Fort - One Day Trek

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Sun, 17 Jun 2018 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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Highlights
  • Visit Tung Fort
  • Summit - Exploration
  • Trek in Kathingad
Outdoors / Open Air
Transportation Avaliable : Yes
Venue Type : HillTop
Activity : Trekking
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BM: TUNG FORT - ONE DAY TREK

Date: 17 June 2018
Category: Trekking
Location: Pune
Duration: 1 Day
Difficulty: Medium
Meeting Time: 17 June 2018 08:00 AM
Meeting Point: Lonavala Station
Seats: 30 Participants only.
Event Fees: Rs. 900/- Per Person

ABOUT
Tung Fort also called Kathingad; difficult fort in Marathi is a hill fort in Pune District, Maharashtra, India

Brief History:
Tung Fort was built before 1600 CE. It was built by the Adil Shahi dynasty but was captured by Shivaji. It is small, and not able to hold more than 200 troops at a time. As such, it would not have been able to defend itself on its own for a long time. Its shape and structure suggest that its main function was as a watchtower guarding the road to Pune city. The Dhamale family, one of the Deshmukh from the Maval region, was charged with ensuring the security of Tung Fort. During invasion, it served to provide a temporary distraction for invaders. Thus, the major forts of Visapur and Lohagad would have time to prepare themselves to meet the invading army. This fort served as a watchtower in the past because from top of the fort, a lot of area in the Maval region of the Pawana and Mulshi valleys can be seen, and thus, from the top of the fort, a watch on these areas can be kept. In 1657, it became a part of Swarajya with all other forts situated in Maval region. In 1660, Netaji Palkar was appointed to protect this region. In 1665, Jay Singh invaded this region. Diler Khan and others destroyed the villages around Tung & Tikona but were unable to conquer these forts. Then, according to Treaty of Purandar (signed on 12th June 1665), Kubad khan with Halal khan and others took over fort on 18 June 1665. Its sharp, conical peak makes Tung Fort a prominent landmark, even from a distance. It has an oval shape, thick walls and numerous bastions. A steep climb on grassy slopes leads to the ruins of a temple at the summit. A rocky staircase leads several feet down to a water reservoir. From the top of the fort, the Lohagad, Visapur, Tikona and Korigad forts are clearly visible.

ITINERARY
Sunday 17 June 2017
Meeting Point - Lonavala Station at 08:00 AM
Catch 05:40 AM 22105 Indrayani Express (Refer Travel Help Section)

Note:
- People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience and meet us directly at Lonavla. {Train timetable is Travel Help Section} Preferably try to get into second last general compartment as we will be boarding the same.
- For a comfortable journey, you can book reserved tickets.
- Alternatively, you may Opt for MSRTC bus service which goes through Lonavla bus depot, alight there & walk of 7-8 mins will take you to the railway station (option for Navi Mumbai participants)
- We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00 hrs approx depending on trains.

08:15 AM - Breakfast
08:45 AM - Move to base village by Jeep.
10:30 AM - Introduction & Briefing
10:45 AM - Start trek
12:00 PM - Summit - Exploration

01:30 PM - Start Descend  
04:30 PM - Reach Base, Lunch & Rest
05:00 PM - Move to Lonavala, for onward journey to Mumbai / Pune

INCLUDES
• Lonavla to Lonavla Transport
• Sunday Breakfast & Lunch
• Expertise Charges
• First Aid

EXCLUDES
• Saturday Lunch
• Train tickets to Lonavala and Back
• Any other item not covered under “Inclusions”.

THINGS TO CARRY
• Identity Proof (must)
• Torch with extra battery (must)
• A bottle of water (At least 3 Liters)
• Some ready to eat food, Plum Cakes, Biscuits etc.
• Personal Care Medicine those which u require usually.
• A good trekking shoes, the extra pair of socks.
• Extra pair of clothes, Rain Coat, Wind Cheater, etc.
• A haversack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has one's hands-free while trekking.
• Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
• Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

RULES & NOTES
• Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
• Sleeveless, Low neck, Figure hugging, Shirts/Tops, Short Pants, Hot Pant not allowed.
• All our photo, walks are Eco-friendly, kindly take care of nature around us.
• Respect the heritage and culture.
• Do not litter, participants are requested to carry - - the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.
• Trek Leader’s decision will be final and binding.
• Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer (50% advance payment)
• ‘BHATKANTI’ Group reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
• Payment made is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Travel Help
Train Timings
22105 Indrayani Express
05:40 AM - CST
05:51AM - Dadar
06:14 AM - Thane
06:33 AM - Kalyan
07:58 AM - Lonavla
(Please make sure you reach 45 mins early to your respected boarding station, as there might be long queues for the tickets).

Participants from Pune - Board the Pune Lonavla local train, Timings are as below
06:27 AM - Pune
06:33 AM - Shivaji Nagar
07:35 AM - Lonavla

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