Trek 2 Mahuli Fort on 15th June 2008

Dear All,

After a wonderful outing @ Kalwantin Pinnacle on 8th June 2008 to keep the momentum going here another one & near one...

Monsoon is just not started but showering...

Hoping 2 cu on trek with me to NJoy again

Brief Introduction about Mahuli: -

Height: 2785 ft
Grade: Easy ...
Time: ~ 2.5 hrs from Mahuli, Base Village
Location: Asangaon, Thane District

History: - The creator of this fort is unknown. In 1485 this place came under rule Nijamshahi dynasty. When Shahaji Raje became the secretary of Nijamshahi, Mughals of Delhi tried to end Nijamshahi. In 1635-36, Shahaji Raje transferred himself with Jijabai and Shivaji to Mahuli. When Khan Jaman attacked the fort, Shahaji asked Portuguese for help, who refused and Shahaji surrendered. Shivaji took this fort from Mughals on 8 Jan 1658. In 1661 it was given back and was won again by Shivaji. In treaty of Purandar, in 1665, Marathas lost these forts again. In Feb 1670, Shivaji Maharaj tried to conquer Mahuli, but failed, bcoz of an alert Manohardas Gaud, who was in charge of the fort. Thosand of Marathas were killed. Manohardas Gaud soon gave up his position and Alveerdi Beg took over. On 16 June 1670, afer two months, Moropant Pingle conqured the forts and Mahuli, Bhandargad and Palasgad became part Swarajya. Till 1817, Shivaji's dynasty owned the fort and later by Britishers.

Fascinating Spot: -
Kalyan Mahadarwaja, Dens, Temple, view of Tansa Lake, AMK, Harishchandragad.....

Journey Details: -

The train scheduled @ 07:02 hrs from CST that will drop us at Asangaon around 08:43 Hrs. This is fast train...

Pls be sure abt the timing... Following is timing whee train halts... u can catch wherever it is comfortable to u...

07:02 : - CST
07:09 : - Bychalla
07:17 : - Dadar
07:25 : - Kurla
07:30 : - Ghatkopar
07:46 : - Thane
07:58 : - Dombivali
08:06 : - Kalyan
08:43 : - Asangaon

Just Check that if u miss the train... u miss the trek with us...
Pls do not forget to take ur return ticket...
08:45 Hrs --- Move 2wards Manas Temple, Mahuli village by Rick (Manas Temple is 4 km from Asangaon station)
09:10-09:30 Hrs --- Visit to Manas Temple (Jain temple) ... nicely built one
09:30 Hrs --- Start of trek from Manas temple to Mahuli ...
10:00 Hrs --- @ Mataji's Ashram ... 1st Halt ... Visit to Shiva Temple ... BreakFast Time ...

10:30 Hrs --- Trek starts to Mahuli ...
13:00 Hrs --- Top of fort Mahuli ...

I guess 2 hrs for Fort Exploration, Lunch etc. is enough.

We will descend the fort around 15:15 Hrs ...

17:15 Hrs --- @ Mataji's Ashram ... for Tea / Snacks etc.
17:45 Hrs --- Bus from Mahuli - Shahpur & then by rickshaw to Asangaon

18:17 Hrs ---Catch local to CST If not this one then next one is scheduled @ 18:54 hrs ...

We will be in mumbai around 20:00 - 20:30 hrs ( thats - subjective)

The Estimated initial expenditure is about Rs. 100 / -

This includes Asangaon 2 Asangaon fare for Rick/ bus ... Veg Sandwiches/bread jam as Morning Breakfast, Theplas with Chutni /aam ka Murabba & Puranpoli as Lunch and Evening Snacks/Tea

Things To Carry: -

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs)

Raincheater (Optional) for those who don't want to wet

Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)

Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

1 torch (if u had any pls bring)

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.

Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)

Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes,

A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil : 09869369836