Naneghat, is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range. The pass links the west coast seaports of Sopara, Kalyan and Thane with economic centers and human settlements in Junnar, Nasik, Paithan etc. in the Deccan plateau. The pass is about 120 kilometer north of Pune and about 165 kilometer east from Mumbai- Maharashtra.
The name “Nane” means “coin” and ghat means “pass”. The name is given because this path was used as a tollbooth to collect toll from traders crossing the hills. There is a two-piece carved stone container by the roadside to collect tolls.
The route was a part of an ancient trading route and is famous for a major cave with Hindu Sanskrit inscriptions in Brahmi script. These inscriptions have been dated between the 2nd and the 1st century BCE and attributed to the Satavahana dynasty era. The inscriptions are notable for linking the Vedic and Vaishnavism deities, mentioning some Vedic srauta rituals and of names that provide historical information about the ancient Satavahanas. The inscriptions present the world’s oldest numeration symbols for “2, 4, 6, 7, and 9” that resemble modern era numerals.
Type- Hill fort
Hight- 3,757 ft above msl
Jivdhan is a hill fortress situated near Ghatghar in Junnar Taluka of Pune district. The fort was looted and destroyed by the British upon siege. The rock cut steps are wonderfully carved, which lead to the kalyan gate.
Forts originated during the Satavahan era to guard the then trade route of Naneghat. As this was an important pass joining the seas to the mainland, it was heavily guarded from enemies. Jivdhan to Naneghat has an open field of 2–3 km, which gives any clear indication of enemy approach.
The entrance to the fort is carved out of the rock. On the top of the fort you can find the sculpture of “Gajalaxmi”, Water cisterns and the temple of goddess “Jivai”. There are ~ 5 carved food grain storages which caught fire during last Maratha – British war, the ash can still be found there.
From the top you will clearly see forts like Harishchandragad, Chavaand, Ratangad, Naneghat, Hadsar fort, Nimgiri fort, Manikdoh Dam and the entire Junnar plateau.
Saturday- 19 May’18
- Meeting point- Kalyan ST depo @ 2:00 pm
- Catch ST bus and get down @ Naneghat point
- Start trek & reach Naneghat top by 6:00 pm
- Explore Naneghat caves and ancient trade route, leisure time at Nanacha angatha
- Dinner by 8:30 pm and retire for the day
Sunday 20 May’18
- Good morning by 5:30 am
- Breakfast by 6:30 am
- Visit Jivdhan fort 7:00 am
- Explore fort and return to base camp by 11:00 am
- Lunch by 12:00 pm and rest
- Start descending by 2:30 pm and reach highway by 4:00 pm
- Catch ST bus towards Kalyan
Rs. 700/- (Rs. Seven Hundred only) per person
- Travel by public transport
- Saturday (Dinner), Sunday (B’fast, Lunch)
- Home stay or Camp at Naneghat
- NB Expertise Charges
- Bottled water/ Cold drinks
- Personal / Accident insurance
- Anything other than above mentioned in inclusions
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