Grade - Easy Endurance level - Medium Max Trekkers - 12 trekkers.
Rohida or Vichitragad is a fort situated about 15 Km from Bhor village. It is one of the southmost forts in Pune district. Rohida is barren in Summer or Winter but With monsoon, it is filled with lush green grass. Points of attraction are an old temple, few big water tanks, Chor darvaja, Buruj (bastion) on North-East Face, Chuna grinding wheel. This fort is also called as Vichitragad or Binicha Killa or Rohida. IT is related to SATWAHAN ERA.
It is a place in Bhor Taluka which has a temple famous for its historical importance. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj took the oath of Swaraj in this temple at the age of 16 and then created history. Thus, Raireshwar can be considered as an important place in Maratha history.
The temple is very old and of the stone structure. But it was later re-constructed in the 18thcentury. It is situated in between various hills and forts. Especially, Kenjalgad or Mohangad looks beautiful from the temple place. The temple is on a platue, which is full of smythial flowers in monsoon. It really looks beautiful. The hilly region and numerous other flowers on the platue add spice to the beauty.
Kenjalgad or Ghera Khelanja Fort is situated on the Mandhardev spur of the Mahadev range eleven miles north-west of Wai. The only entrance is on the north side up a set of a hundred steps running parallel to the line of the scarp till within four or seven feet of the top, when they turn at right angles to it and cut straight into a passage leading on to the top.
The steps are peculiarly imposing and differ from any others in the district. At the foot of the steps is a bastion that evidently flanked a gateway. There are remains of six large and three small buildings, all modern. The head-quarters or kacheri is only marked by a large fig tree. The fort has three large water tanks about forty feet square and six small ones for storage of water and grain. But there is no living spring inside the fort.
The largest tank is in the southern face and is quite thirty feet deep. There is a narrow promenade on the ridge at the foot of the scarp and on the north side is a large cave with excellent water and partly used for storage purposes. Khelanja fort is said to have been built by the Bhoj Rajas of Panhala who flourished in the twelfth century.
Rajwada is the Place in Bhor Where the Raja Raghunathrao Lived here in the Peshva era. Great Place to See Get the Royal treatment there. This was the only place which britesh were unable to win/include under the there regime. The Bhor state was founded by Shankarji Narayan, who was appointed as the Pantsachiv, one of the eight hereditary ministers by Rajaram Chhatrapati in 1697, and was acceded to the Dominion of India on 8 March 1948.
(Rajaram Bhonsle (1670 March 2, 1700, Sinhagad) was the younger son of the first Maratha Chhatrapati Shivaji, half-brother of the second Chhatrapati Sambhaji, and took over the Maratha Empire as its third Chhatrapati after his brother's death at the hands of the Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb in 1689. He had a very short reign, during which he was engaged in a struggle with the Mughals.) The last Ruler of Bhor was Raja Shrimant Sir Raghunathrao Shankarrao Babasaheb Pandit Pantsachiv. The Bhor Rajwada, a synergy of Indian vernacular and European Renaissance Architectural style, was apparently built in 1869 by Pantsachiv Chimnajirao
Bhoreshwar Temple Bhor.
Shivaji Era suspension bridge and Nageshwar Temple.
Pandavgad : 4177 ft
Fort was built by King Bhoj II of the Shilahar Dynasty. This fort was formerly under the rule of Adilshahi. The fort was taken by Shivaji Maharaj in 1673 AD but in 1701, Aurangzeb captured the fort. The fort was an important line of defense in the battle between Trimbakji Dengle and the British in 1817 AD. The fort is about six acres in extent and is a square-shaped structure.
Its defenses consist of a slope of forty to sixty feet high along with several strong masonry ramparts surmounted by a huge wall. The main feature of this fort is that it has the natural protection of a sharp rock which is about 6 m high. All the buildings in the fort except the temple of Pandjai Devi are in a ruined state.
The fort possesses 18 ponds which used to supply water to the residents, now only three ponds possess the water. On the top, a large pond on the eastern part is blocked with silt. To the north of the main gate, down the shoulder of the hill is a group of small rock-cut water tanks that are not maintained well.
Overview / Itinerary:
Meeting Point: Pritam da Hotel, Dadar East 10.45 pm on Friday night
Day 0: Friday
Pickup Points: Chembur, Vashi, Kalamboli or Any along Pune Highway.
Pune people pickup points - Wakad, Chandani Chowk, Katraj
Day 1: Saturday Reach Base Village of Rohida and rest in the bus for 1-2 hrs Early morning wake up call, Fresh and Breakfast Start the Rohida trek Reach the top by 9.30am Explore Descend to base village for Lunch. Explore Bhor Palace Move to Kenjalgad Visit Shivaji Era suspension bridge on the way and Nearby Historical Places like Ancient Nageshwar Temple, Jedhe Samdhai. Start the trek to Kenjalgad for sunset Explore. Descend Kenjalgad after sunset and move to Raireshwar Retire after Dinner.
Day 2: Sunday Wake up early. Breakfast and Tea. Explore Raireshwar Start Descend and move Pandavgad Atop Kenjalgad by 11 pm Descend to base village for Lunch Start our Return journey back to Mumbai/Pune. Reach Pune by 6 pm and Mumbai by 8 pm
Cost - 2700/- PP
Cost Includes: Dadar to Dadar or Pune to Pune transport. Toll and Parking Charges All Meals Entry Fees. Expertise and Guide Charges.
Cost Excludes: Mineral water, Any kind of insurance, Soft-drinks, etc. Anything other than the above mentioned inclusions.
Things to Carry : 3-liter water (Must) Torch with extra batteries (Must) Full sleeve T-shirts and full pants.(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 a stick for support. Identity Card
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