Grade: Easy to Medium Endurance: Medium Range : Rajedher / Koledher / Indrai / Chadawad
This fort was built earlier than Yadava period. This fort was under the control of Yadavas in 1216-17. This fort was under control of Alauddin Khalji and later under the Faruki. In 1601 the Khandesh Suba was in the hands of Moghuls, this fort was handed over to Ramajipant of Bhadgaon in return of the victory over Ashirigad. The Bakhar records depict this fort to be under the control of Shivaji Maharaj. In 1752 under the Treaty of Bhalki, this fort was Surrendered by Nizam to Peshwa. In 1762 Madhavrao Peshwa handed over this fort to Vitthal Shivdev for yearly revenue of Rupees ten thousand for the fort. In 1764 the Pawar brothers of Chalisgaon revolted against Peshwa, which was crushed by Bajirao-II by sending Vittalrao Vinchurkar to capture Chalisgaon, the Rajdeher fort was also brought under the control of Peshwas. On 15 April 1818, this fort was won by Col. Prother of British forces, after a fierce battle with Nikam Deshmukh. There is a single gate on the main entrance path of the fort. The main entrance gate has an inscription in Farsi. There is a rock-cut water cistern on the fort. The water is available round the year for drinking purpose.
This is an imposing massif rising above the KANCHAN-MANCHAN Khind in the east. On the top old rock-cut storehouses and walls are the only things that remain. It has a huge plateau but the final square massif would be difficult to climb. No drinking water is available here.
It is a fort located 75 km from Nashik, in Nashik district, of Maharashtra. This fort though is an important fort in Nashik district but, it is less visited by the trekkers. In Chandwad taluka, there are 4 forts in a line on the Satmal hill range, the Chandwad fort, Indrai fort, Rajdher fort, and Koldher fort. This fort is easy to climb. Much less history about this fort is known. This fort was surrendered to Captain Mackintosh in 1818 after the garrison in the fort saw burning of the neighboring Rajdher fort.
The fort was positioned to overlook the trade route from Khandesh to Nashik. It guarded the Chandor pass in the nearby hills. It was built about A.D. 801 by Dridhaprahara, the founder of the Chandor Yadava Dynasty (A.D 801-1073). King Bhoj established 52 temples in the nearby region. His daughter, Chandrakala, was married to King Vikram at this fort. The fort was under the control of the Bahmani Sultanate in the 14th century. In 1635 the Moghul army took Chandor fort along with Indrai fort. In 1665 Chanwad fort was taken by the Maratha Empire. It was later captured by the Moghul emperor, Aurangzeb. Between 1754 and 1756, Malharrao Holkar induced craftsman to settle in the town by gifting some land. Chandwad then became famous for its brass-work. On 10th April 1818, after the surrender of Ankai and Tankai forts, the British forces captured Chanwad fort under the detachment headed by Lieutenant-Colonel McDowell. In 1857, during the first war of independence (the rebellion), the 24th Maratha regiment initially took charge of the fort but had to surrender it to British forces in 1859. After the opening in 1861 of the G.I.P. Railway depot at Manmad, the bulk of trade line traffic was diverted away from Chandwad.
Overview / Itinerary:
Day 0: Friday Mumbai People please Catch *09.32 pm Kasara Slow Local from CST* and meet us at Kasara Pune people please catch 06.35 pm Indrayani / 06.50 pm Maysuru-Ajmer Express from Pune station and alight at Kalyan and catch below mentioned local from Kalyan.
04:00 am: Reach Rajdher Base village and rest 05:30 am: Wake-Up Call. Breakfast and Tea. 06.30 am: Start trek to Rajdher. 09.30 am: Reach Rajdher top and explore the fort. 11.30 am: Descend and Move to Koldher 02:30 pm: Atop Koldher Fort and Lunchtime Explore the fort. 04.30 pm: Descend to Base village 06.30 pm: Reach Base village 08.30 pm: Dinner and retire for the day.
Day 2: Sunday
05:00 am: Start Early after having breakfast 06:30 am: Start trek for Indrai 09:45 am: Reach Indrai atop and explore Descend 01:30 pm: Lunch 02:00 pm: Start trek to Chandwad 03.30 pm: Chandwad Top and explore. 05.30 pm: Reach Base village Start return journey to Kasara. 8.00 pm: Reach Kasara and catch local for Mumbai.
We will be keeping our bags at Base village/vehicle itself while trekking and we will carry only Water bottles, eatable and Torch.
Cost 2600/- PP
Cost Includes: Transport from kasara and Kasara All meals Expertise and Guide Charges.
Cost Excludes: 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 own 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 prior to 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 prior to 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 with respect to 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.