Difficulty Level Grade: Medium to Hard Endurance Level - Medium
Bitangad : Easy 4000ft / 1220m
It is in Nashik and base village is Bitanwadi. We do reach the top by rocky staircase having proper holds like other forts from Nashik region. A small cave is seen after three staircases. Two water tanks are present on the fort. Windmills are all over the surrounding Mahakal hill offers a stunning view.
Aadgad : Easy 4016ft / 1221m
This fort was mainly used as a watchtower for areas between like Sinnar, Igatpuri. The cave which is located in the middle can accommodate around 20 people. The strange Sharabh sculpture inside 2200 years old water tank in the west side group is a must. It offers a view of Patta, Aundha, Dubergad, Songad, Parvatgad, Kalsubai peak, etc.
Gondeshwar Temple :
Hemadpanthi style temple is built with the use of locally available black stone and lime, glorifying the local craftsmanship. The degree of skill that went into making the carved panels and the entire design of the temple is awesome.
Aundha : Hard / 4400ft
The fort of Aundh is like a pinnacle since the top of the fort is very small. The main use of this place was to keep a check on the surrounding region. We can see 4-5 cisterns on the fort. Water is available in one cave. There is an entrance carved here from the huge rock. Till 1688 the fort was under Maratha rule. Then the Mughals captured it and Mughal Sardar Shyamsingh was appointed as the chief of the fort.
Patta / Vishramgad : Easy / 4566 ft / 1392m
Patta was used to be at the border of the Swarajya. When Shivaji Maharaj was coming after winning Jalnapur i.e. Jalna, the Mughal army trapped him from three sides. It was because of the mastery of Bahirji Naik who was the head of the detective department that Shivaji Maharaj was able to reach Patta safely. Shivaji Maharaj once visited and rested here. In 1627 this fort was won by Moghuls. In 1671 Moropant Pingale captured this fort but, it was again recaptured by Moghuls in 1672. In 1675 this fort was captured again by Moropant Pingale.
Dubergad is nearby to Sinner. Proper steps and relying are available to climb and can be reached in 25-30 minutes on top. Saptashrungi Devi Temple, 2 water cisterns and a lake are there to see on the fort. Barve Wada in the base village Dubure is a Birthplace of Bajirao Peshwa I. One must visit this place.
Overview / Itinerary:
Day 0: Friday.
Pune people can travel by 06.35 pm: Indrayani Express / 06.50pm - Maysuru-Ajmer Express from Pune station to Kalyan and catch connected Local to Kasara. Mumbai People please Catch *09.32 pm Kasara Slow Local from CST* and meet us at Kasara
Meeting Point: Kasara Railway station at 12.15 am on Friday Midnight
02.30 am: Reach Base village rest till 05.30am 05.30 am: Wake up call 06.45 am: Start Trek after Breakfast and Tea 08.30 am: Reach Bitangad top Explore, photography and enjoy the view of Kalsubai Range peaks and forts 09.30 am: Start descending to the base village 10.30 am: Reach base village and move to Patta Aka Visharamgad 11.30 am: Reach Patta top and explore 01.00 pm: Start descending for Lunch 02.30 pm: Move to Aadgad 03.30 pm: Start Trek to Aadgad 04.30 pm: Reach Aadgad top and explore 05.45 pm: Start descending to Base village 06.30 pm: Reach base village 08.00 pm: Dinner time and retire for the day
Day 2 : Sunday.
05.30 am: Wake up call 06.00 am: Start Trek to Dubergad for Sunrise view Reach Dubergad top for Sunrise 07.30 am: Start descending to the base village Breakfast and Teatime 09.00 am: Move to Aundha Fort 09.30 am: Reach base village and Start trek 11.00 am: Reach Aundha fort top and explore Noon: Start descending to base village for Lunch 01.30 pm: Lunch 02.30 pm: Start return journey to Kasara. 04.30 pm: Reach Kasara and move to Kalyan / Mumbai 06.00 pm: Reach Mumbai or Pune.
Cost - 2600/- PP
Includes : Travel from Kasara to Kasara All meals Expertise
Cost Excludes: Train tickets, Mineral water, Any kind of insurance, Soft-drinks, etc. Anything other than above-mentioned inclusions.
Things to Carry : 3-liter water (Must) Torch with extra batteries (Must) Full sleeve T-shirts and full pant. (Must) Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks (Must) Sunscreen, Mosquito repellent, Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (Must) Proper Bedding like Sleeping Bag and Mat / 2 Shawls / 2 bed-sheets (Must) 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. Identity Card
RULES: No smoking. No plastic littering. Wear full sleeves, full track suite for protection. Proper footwear/shoes are essential for trek. Conserve and preserve our heritage. No deodorant / perfume. After the trek it's OK. We reserve all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice. No Extra adventure/out of itinerary behavior during trek. Trek leaders decision will be final and binding. Photographs will be taken during the activity which can be used for publicity purpose. Each member will be responsible for his/her safety, Jewellery, Cash and baggage.
MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: 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, severe headache, cough, dehydration, and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes, etc should seek their physician's advice before coming.
REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY: No refund of the advance amount. If cancellation done before 20/10/7 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 3-4 days event/ Dudhsagar. No refund after that. If cancellation done before 6/3/2 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 1-2 days event. No refund after that. No cancellation amount will be refunded on Advance Payment. All the activities & programs carry an amount of risk of injury and you are aware that outdoor activities have an inherent risk of personal injury. You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident(reasons beyond control (like Natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure, etc.)/ Natural calamity can happen & you agree that organizer shall not be held responsible for any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances. Refund shall be payable concerning the given refund norms. Midas reserves all rights to modify/change the camp/ program and to pre-pone (advance)/postpone the event and Midas Group will not be liable to refund booking charges in such a case.