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Trek to Lohagad Fort : Trek Maharashtra

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About Lohagad Fort:Lohagad Fort is one the many hill forts in Maharashtra located close to the Lonavala hill station at a distance of about 30 km northwest of Pune. Situated at a Hight of 1033 m (3389 ft)above the sea level. The fort is really close to the neighboring Visapur fort. Usually, trek to the Lohagad starts from the Malavli Town. History of Lohagad Fort:Lohagad incorporates a long history with many dynasties occupying it at totally different periods of time: Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizams, Mughals and Marathas. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj captured it in 1648 AD, however he was forced to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 AD by the pact of Purandar. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj recaptured the fort in 1670 AD and used it for keeping his treasury. Later Nana Phadnavis used to live on this for quite sometime he reconstructed some structures on the fort such as some big tanks and main doors .Our Trek Experience:There are 2 ways to start trek to Lo…

Trek to Sinhagad Fort : Trek Maharashtra

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About Sinhgad Fort:Sinhagad is a fort in Pune, Maharashtra. Located at a distance of about 30 km southwest of Pune, this fort is about 4400 feet above sea level. The fort is located on the Bhuleshwar Range, spread over the eastern branch of the Sahyadri. The tower built by Doordarshan attracts attention from anywhere in Pune. Purandar, Raigad, Torna, Lohgad, Visapur, Tung can be seen from this fort.History Of Sinhgad fort :The earliest mention of Sinhagad fort (Earlier knows as Kondana) is from 1328, when the Koli chief Nag Nayak defended it bravely against the vast armies of Muhammad bin Tuhglaq, Sultan of Delhi. More than 300 years later, in 1647, Chatrapati Shivaji maharaj, the great Maratha warrior King, rebelled against the Adil Shahi Dynasty and took control of the fort.During his years of ruling, he fought for this fort three times, recapturing it every time and having it under his control until his death and even after his death for another decade by his successors. Sinhagad f…

Trek to Kalsubai Peak : Trek Maharashtra

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About Kalsubai Peak :Kalsubai (कळसूबाई) is the highest mountain peak in Maharashtra. It has an elevation of 5400 feet above sea level which is about 1646 meters. The village of Bari belongs to the Koli Mahadev tribe. From this village there is a way to reach Kalsubai peak. There is a small temple of Goddess Kalsubai on the peak. History of Kalsubai Peak:The history of Kalsubai is a legend. In ancient times there was a Koli girl named Kalsu. the Kalsubai was a housemaid living in Indore village at Patil’'s house. It is said that before starting her work, she made a condition to Patil that she would do other work besides removing garbage and washing utensils. Once a lot of guests came to Patils house, Patla asked Kalsu to wash the utensils, so Kalsu did her work as ordered but after this she left the house and started living on the hill. That is the mountain of Kalsubai.Our Trek experience : We did our kalsubai trek with Trek team Hikersstop Adventures. It was sunrise trek so we have …

Harishchandragad Fort Trek : Trek Maharashtra

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About Harishchandra Gad: Harishchandragad Fort is located about 200 kilometres away from both Mumbai and Pune cities of Maharashtra state, India. It is situated in the Junnar region near Malshej Ghat in Ahmednagar district. The area comes under Kalsubai-Harishchandragad Wildlife sanctuary. The fort is extremely popular amongst trekkers and nature lovers. Trek to Harishchandragad Fort is considered to be the best possible moderate level trek in Sahyadri Mountains of Maharashtra.U can arrive at top of this fort by 3 different ways as follows1)Nalichi vaat-Its very unsafe and troublesome one.I will suggest this way just for experienced trekker.It has 3 stages or phases and also 80 degree climb.2)Pachnai root-Its very simple root and should be possible by unpracticed travelers moreover. 3)Khireshwar root-Its medium troublesome root.History Of Harishchandragad : Harishchandragad is one of the extremely old hillforts of Mahrashtra. It has a mention in the blessed writings of India including t…

Raigad Fort Trek : Journey to Raigad Fort, Maharashtra

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Raigad  is a hill fort located in Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. The Raigad Fort, priviously known as Rairi and built by Chandraraoji More.  Then Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, seized the fort of Rairi from Rajchandraji More, and built his capital city in 1674.History of Raigad Fort:In 1656, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, seized the fort of Rairi from Rajchandraji More, Ruler of Jawali, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj renovated and expanded the fort of Rairi and renamed it as Raigad (King's Fort). It became the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's Maratha Empire. In 1689, Zulfikhar Khan won Raigad and Aurangzeb renamed it as Islamgad. After That In 1707, Siddi Fathekan ruled on the fort until 1733. After 1733 maratha sardars won it backand hold it until 1818.In 1765, the Raigad Fort was the objective of a furnished campaign by the British East India Company who considered it to be a piratical fortress and in this manner bombarded and demolished in 1818, and it was given over …