Trek to Nimgiri, Hadsar, Chawand on 25 Feb’18

Nimgiri/ Hadsar/ Chavand-
Sahyadri is not just a mountain range, but it is a great treasure of history, the history of the struggle by the great Marathas, & ancient Satvaahans, who left for us with their fine arts in form for carved caves and great fortification. The Satvaahans ruled the terrain & their great regime is commemorated by the remnants of the forts & caves they constructed in the heart of the Sahyadris. The whole range that has been guarding the ancient commercial route of Naneghat for thousands of years includes the forts of Jeevdhan, Hadsar, Mahishgad & Chavand. These belong to the Satvaahan era. Hadsar and Chavand are the prominent one amongst them..

Hadsar fort
Height:3200 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium
Base Village: Hadsar

The fort is also known as Parvatgad, was constructed during the Satvaahanas and was heavily inhabited during that period. It is located on the outskirts of Ahmednagar (known commonly as Nagar) to control the trade route passing through Naneghat. Documentary evidences show that Hadsar was one of the forts exchanged in the 1637 treaty between Shahaji Raje and the Mughals.
The entrance gates of the fort are epitomes of the medieval architecture. Twin doors in a tunnel-like entranceway, steps carved out of the rock and the Gomukhi construction of the entrance are worth studying.

Chavand fort
Height: 3400 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium
Base Village: Chavand wadi

The fort houses many a remnant of constructions that take us about 800 years back into the time.
The fort was looted and destroyed by the British upon siege. Places worth visiting on Chavand includes:

Saptamatrika (The seven cisterns)- These are 7 water tanks aligned along each other. These have much mythological significance, & their names are as follows: Brahmi, Maheshwari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Indrayani & Chamunda, the most powerful goddess of all.
Caves- On the north side of the fort the caves are situated where the fortification ends.
Temple of goddess Chamunda located on the topmost part of the fort.

 

Itinerary-

Saturday- 24 Feb’18

  • Travel by private bus leaving Borivali National Park gate @ 11.30 pm
    (Bus route Via- Ghodbandar Rd., Kapurbawdi Junction, Kalyan)

 
Sunday- 25 Feb’18

  • Reach Nimgiri by 4:00 am and rest for 2 hrs
  • Freshen up and B’fast by 6:30 am
  • Round of introduction and Start trek by 7:00 am, reach top by 8:30 am
  • Explore fort and start descending by 09:30 am
  • Head towards Hadsar fort, trek and reach top by 12:00 pm
  • Explore fort and start descending by 01:30 pm
  • Lunch at Hadsar village
  • Leave for Chawand fort by 2:30 pm
  • Reach Chawand fort top by 4:30 pm
  • Explore fort and start descending by 5:30 pm
  • Start return journey to Mumbai by 6:30 pm
  • Reach Mumbai by 11:00 pm aprox.

 

Event Cost-

Rs. 1,400/- per participant

Cost Includes:

  • Travel by private bus from Borivali National park
  • Food (Breakfast and Evening tea-snacks)
  • Guide & NB expertise charges

 
Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch for the day (Pls carry your own lunch)
  • Personal / Accident insurance
  • Bottled water, Cold drinks etc.
  • Any other items which is specifically not mentioned in the above INCLUSIONS.

 

Registration-

For Registration, Contact – 91679 66042/ 83695 80471/ 99306 91186/ 98695 09488

To register your seat please transfer event cost in the account below:

Account Name: Nisarga Bhraman Eco Tours
Account No.: 50200024447001 (Current)
RTGS/NEFT/IFSC Code: 0000414
Bank: HDFC Bank
Branch: Shantivan, Borivali (East)

After making the payment through net banking or mobile, please take a screenshot of the transaction and mail it to nisargabhraman@gmail.com or send it over Whatsup.

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Things to Carry-
  • ID Card
  • 2 ltrs water
  • Lunch for the day
  • Camera (Optional)
  • Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
  • Snacks & Biscuits
  • Cap, sunglasses, scarf
  • Please carry medicines if you need any

 

Rules & Regulations-
  • Consumption of alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics is strictly banned on the event & should lead to expulsion from the trek
  • The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No arguments will be entertained
  • Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage
  • Please do not wear any jewellery or gold chains/rings
  • Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “Wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.”

Disclaimer:

Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The organization will not be responsible for any injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek.

Medical Disclaimer:

It is Important to be physically fit while on treks. If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring 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 take permission from their physicians before treks.