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Event Tag: Trikon #1567 Event Name: Ajobagad Fort Monsoon Trek Event Date: Sunday, 23rd June 2019 Event Cost: Rs. 1,199/- per pax Total Seats: 25 Location: Asangaon – Shahpur Base village: Dehne Height: 4,511 ft Grade: Easy to Moderate
Standing tall in the Sahyadri ranges, Ajoba or Aajaparvat is one of the highest peaks in the region. Nestled amidst thick greenery, the Ajoba Hillfort is a delight for trekkers as it presents an exciting trail to the top. It is believed that Valmiki wrote the epic “Ramayana” in this fort. Midway to the fort lies Valmiki Ashram which is a haven of peace and tranquility. Carvings on the Ashram wall depict stories of Gods and Goddesses and is considered to be a holy place by pilgrims. A little downhill from the Ashram lies a mountain stream carrying clear potable water. On crossing the rivulet behind the Ashram one can reach Luv-Kush cave which has the carved footprints (called “Padukas”) of Sita’s twin sons Luv and Kush. It is believed that Sita stayed here after giving birth to her sons. Above this cave, there is a precipice called ‘Cradle of Sitamai’ which is challenging yet alluring for rock climbers. The fort was named “Ajobagad” after the great sage Valmiki who was called “Ajoba” or grandfather by Luv and Kush.
Travel Trikon is organizing a one day trek to Ajobagad fort for you to experience the thrill of a Sahyadri trek and the divinity of this mythological place.
Luv Kush cave
Cradle of Sitamai
Simple habitat of Dehne village
About the place
Ajobagad lies on the state highway between Shahpur and Bhandardara in Maharashtra. It is located near Dehne village which is around 280 Kms from Pune and 130 Kms from Mumbai.
Day 0: Sunday, 23rd June 2019 Time Activity 12.45 am Meet the Travel Trikon Team at Asangaon Station 01:00 am Leave for Dehne after a brief introduction session 03:15 am Reach Dehne and rest for sometime 06:30 am Have breakfast at Dehne village 07.00 am Start trekking to Ajoba Fort 09:00 am Reach Valmiki’s Ashram and explore 09:30 am Continue trek to Sitamai cradle and Luv-Kush cave 11:30 am Reach the peak point, 12:00 pm Start descending 02:30 pm Reach Dehne village and have lunch 04:00 pm Start return journey 06.00 pm Reach Asangaon to board 06:15 PM CSMT Fast 08.03 pm Reach Dadar
Inclusions Local Transport traveling from Asangaon-Dehne-Asangaon Food: Sunday Breakfast & Lunch Trikon Expertise Charges
Exclusions Train Travelling Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc. Anything other than above-mentioned inclusion 5% GST
Things to Carry Identity card 2 ltrs water Camera (Optional) Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder Snacks & Biscuits Extra Pair of Clothes Clean napkin or small towel Sunscreen Torch Mosquito repellant Cap, sunglasses, scarf Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags) Please carry medicines if you need any Hand Sanitizer
IMPORTANT: Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Travel Trikon, won’t be responsible for any losses for the same. Please take return ticket till Asangaon Board the second compartment from Kasara side Missing the train means missing the trek, no refunds would be entertained by Travel Trikon
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.