Trek 2 Ajobagad on Sunday 24 th August 2008

Brief Introduction about Ajobagad: -

Height: 4511 ft
Grade: Simple...
Time: ~ 2 hrs from Dehne, Base Village
Location: Asangaon - Shahpur

Fascinating Spot: -

Ajoba is one of the highest peaks in the Sahyadris. The fort can be climbed either from eastern or from western side. The climb from eastern side takes longer time. There is a Valmiki Ashram at half way to the fort. The rest path to the top is said to be risky during monsoon. Near the Ashram, there is a small hut where we can stay. A small water stream provides us with pure water. The way beyond Ashram leads to a rivulet, crossing which we can reach the cave of 'LUV-KUSH'. To reach this spot we have to ascend the way of waterfall for one and half hour. Above this cave there is a precipice called 'Cradle of Sitamai'. In the cave there are the carved "Padukas" or the footprints of Luv and Kush. This precipice is a real challenge for trekkers.The ashram is a sacred place and people from all over Maharashtra come here. There are some carved stones near the ashram, on which some carved idols depict some story.

Journey Details: -

The train scheduled @ 06:09 hrs from CST that will drop us at Asangaon around 08:18 Hrs. This is fast train ...

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

06:09 : - CST
06:18 : - Bychalla
06:27 : - Dadar
06:38 : - Kurla
06:44 : - Ghatkopar
07:04 : - Thane
07:26 : - Dombivali
07:35 : - Kalyan
08:14 : - Asangaon

Just Check that if u miss the train ... u miss the trek with us ...
Pls do not forget to take ur return ticket ...

Trek Details: -

08:25 Hrs --- Move towards Sahapur by Bus
08:30 Hrs --- Breakfast Time
09:00 Hrs --- Sahapur - Dehne Village by Bus/Jeep
10:00 Hrs --- Dehne Village ---Trek Starts
10:30 Hrs --- @ Valmiki's Ashram ... 1st Halt ...
12:00 Hrs --- @ LUV-KUSH cave ... & Above this cave there is a precipice called 'Cradle of Sitamai'

Other information about the place once we reached there ..

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

We will descend the fort around 15:00 Hrs ...

17:30 Hrs --- @ Base Village for Bus from Dehne - Shahpur & then Asangaon

19:20 Hrs ---Catch fast local to CST ...

We will be in Dadar around 21:00 - 21:30 hrs ( that's - subjective)

The Estimated initial expenditure is about Rs. 120 / -

This includes Asangaon to Asangaon fare for Rick/ bus ... Morning Breakfast, Evening Tea

Please do carry Lunch Tiffin for the Day

Things To Carry: -

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs)

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

Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)

Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

1 torch (if u had any please 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

Jagadish Patil : 09869369836