Event Name: Sondai Fort Monsoon Trek Event Cost: Rs. 749/- per pax Total Seats: 30 Location: Karjat Base Village: Sonewadi and Vavarle Height: 1,200 ft Grade: Moderate Approximate duration: 2-3 hrs of Ascend
Sondai fort is a hidden beauty of Karjat. It is not a popular destination but it will blow your mind for sure! This Fort is a part of the Matheran range. From Sonewadi base village it takes 15-20 mins to reach the plateau. 2 adjoined cisterns reserve water. We can have a view of Gavari hill from here. After climbing the carved stairs one can see dried cistern also on the right side a ladder is available to ascend. As the place is believed to be sacred due to the Sondai temple one must take off their shoes and continue their trek. After climbing the rock patch one can see 2 cisterns in which one huge pillar stands tall. The top view gives a splendid view of the Matheran Mountain range. Green landscapes and even foggy pinnacle during the monsoon!
Major Attractions 3-4 Cisterns which hold water. Sondai Devi Statue and 2-3 carved idols which are kept under a tree. Morbe Dam which gives an amazing view during monsoons. The breath-taking view of Vavarle Dam holding the monsoon rain water.
About Sondai fort maybe not known much. But its uniqueness will have you star struck! This fulfilling fort gives you a glimpse of heaven just like it did many years back. This is fort is many years old. This fort served as a tower for keeping a watch eve the vicinity. Yes! The history of this fort that this mighty fort was a watchtower before!
Detailed Itinerary Time Activity Sunday 08.10 am : Meet the Team at Karjat Station 08.30 am : Have breakfast and a round of Introduction 09:30 am : Move towards the Base Village by Local Transport 10.00 am : Start the trek 12.00 pm: Reach the top 01.30 pm: Have lunch 03.30 pm: Start Descend 05.00 pm: Reach Base Village 05.30 pm: Evening Snacks at Base Village 07.00 pm: Reach Karjat Station 07.30 pm: Catch Local train to Mumbai CST 09.30 pm: Reach Mumbai
Train Timing CST Karjat Fast Local CST 06:10 am Byculla 06:18 am Dadar 06:24 am Kurla 06:31 am Ghatkopar 06:35 am Thane 06:49 am Dombivali 07:02 am Kalyan 07:13 am Karjat - 08:05 am
Inclusions Local Transport traveling from Karjat to Karjat Food: Breakfast & Evening Snacks Trikon Trekking Expertise Charges
Exclusions Train Travelling Lunch Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc. Anything other than above-mentioned inclusion
Things to Carry Identity Card Lunch 2 ltrs water Lunch Trekking Shoes Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder Snacks & biscuits Extra pair of clothes Clean napkin or towel Cap, sunglasses, scarf Haversack or backpack (No sling bags) Camera (optional) Please carry personal medicines if any Hand Sanitizer
Important Information: Dear Trikoners, always remember SHOES are your best companion on a trek! Please wear a good pair of TREKKING SHOES and not sports or running shoes. Make sure they are durable and firm enough to withstand tough conditions. You can carry floaters to wear only after the trek is completed. Feel free to contact Trikoner buddies prior to the trek in case of any confusion.
IMPORTANT: Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as the team wont, be responsible for any losses for the same. Please take return ticket till Neral Board the second last compartment from Karjat side which is the second one from CST side. Missing the train means missing the trek, no refunds would be entertained by the team
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that's illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
Fitness & Health Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands a good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.