Range trek to Rasalgad - Sumargad - Mahipatgad

Location
:Rasalgad - Sumargad - Mahipatgad
Season
:Mar
Duration
:2 Days1 Night
Event Type
:Adventure, Tour
Level
:Moderate
Start From
:Pritam Hotel , Dadar East, Mumbai
Ends
:Pritam Hotel , Dadar East, Mumbai

Range trek to Rasalgad - Sumargad - Mahipatgad

Rasalgad - Sumargad - Mahipatgad
2 Days1 Night

Event Overview

Rasalgad:
This fort has a rush of visitors on week ends. The fort is a small triangular plateau of 5 acres fortified on all the sides. The two entrance gates are in good condition. There is a Veer Maruti idol near the first gate. There is a Zolayidevi temple on the fort with a stone Deepmal and tulsi vrindavan in the front. There are two large rock cut water cisterns on the fort. There are 16 cannons on the fort. There is a store room in good condition. Chakdev and Parvatgad are seen from the Fort.

Sumargad:
The fort is located in the middle of hill range that spans in the North South direction and runs parallel to the Sahyadris. Due to its difficulty in access, height and tough climb only experience mountain trekkers can reach at this fort. It has straight rock surfaces on all the sides of the fort and the way to the fort requires some rock climbing to reach to the fort which is located on the summit. There are some water cisterns on the fort. In one of the cistern there is a Shivalinga and idol of goddesses Bhairibhavani, Zolai, Vaghjai and Navlai in one cave. The fort provides views of Sahyadri forts in the east which includes forts of Vasota and Makarandgad. In the west one can see mid Sahyadri or Valati forts of Palgad and Mandangad.Not much is known about its past. Villagers say that earlier there a festival was held in this fort in the memory of Goddess but after an accident in which two villagers fell off the cliffs while balancing the pole, the festival was shifter to Rasalgad.

Mahipatgad:
The altitude of Mahipatgad is 3090feet. This fort was built by Adilshah of Bijapur in 15th century. This fort was captured by King Shivaji in 1661. later on it passed to Peshwas and finally to the British in 1818. There are 10 houses in the Beldarvadi village, which is at the foot hill of the fort. The villagers are said to be brought by Shivaji as bricklayers for construction of the fort.

The fort is a table land with six battlements and six gateways. The gateways are in ruined state. The Gateways are 1) Laldevdi- on North-Eastern side 2) Pusati- On Eastern side, formerly entered by a ladder 3)Yeshwant- on south-Eastern side. 4) Khed- towards southern side, this route is still in use and connects the village Beldarwadi to the fort.5) Shivganga- on western site. There is a rock cut shivling near this entrance. 6) Kotwal- on Northern side. the pathway from this gate leads to the Village Kotwal in Poladpur taluka. Here foundation of temple of Maruti and Ganapati are seen with half walls still standing.On the southern side of the fort are remnants of horse stables which are 350-700 in numbers.There are two heaps of unused mortar on the fort. There are two large wells on the fort, on near the Khed entrance and other near Pareshwar temple.The water from these wells is used for drinking by the villagers.
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Event Details

Meal

Breakfast
Lunch
High Tea
Dinner
Barbecue

Adventure Activities

Kayaking
Nighttrek
Offroadadventure
Paintball
Rockclimbing
Swimming
Trekking
Zipline

Additional Activities

Archery
Bonfire
Firstaid
Petsfriendly
Rifleshooting
Waterfall

Amenities

Dormitary
Mineralwater
Washrooms

Transportation

Bus

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 10.15 pm Drop Time: 06:00pm

Things To Carry

  • -At least 3 ltrs of drinking water.
  • -Torch with extra batteries. (optional)
  • -Photo ID card.
  • -Good trekking shoes.
  • -Some ready to eat food (plum cakes, biscuits)
  • -Electral/Tang powder/Glucose-D/salt
  • -Cap, camera, mobiles phones, socks, extra pairs of cloths. (if required)
  • -Any personal medicine.
  • -Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewelry, etc

Policy

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Terms & Conditions

Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

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