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Trek Mates One day trek to Fort Tikona 21st June 2009.

Hi Mates,

We Trek Mates have arranged a one day trek to Fort Tikona in Lonavala region on 21st June 2009.

Little about the fort :
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3500 ft Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy trek
District: Lonavala.
Base Village: Tikona peth

Tikona Fort, also renowned as Vitandgad fort, is a major hill fort in Maval region near the Lonavala. Tikona fort, literally means triangle fort, had witnessed many dynasties ruled in the Maratha region. This was the nerve centre of the many activities of entire Malwan Pawna regions. The small hamlet close to the fort is Tikona peth. The fort’s mammoth entrance is a special attraction.

The Tikona fort is a great trekking destination for the adventurous tourists.
One can get the eye catching views of the Pawna Dam and the forts at Visaput, Tung and Lohagarh. The fort encloses a lake, Satvahan caves and the temple of 'Trimbakeshwar Mahadev'.

The fort was built during the Silhara dynasty. There is a temple on top of the peak. The view of the Pawna dam, Kathingad and valleys from the top is breathtaking.

Pics Of Tikona @

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Meeting Point :
Mumbai People : Thane Station Platform Number 5 Below Indicator sharp at 6 am (With return tickets till Kamshet)

People may board the train from the station of their convenience and meet us directly at Lonavla. {Train timetable is provided at the end}
Preferably try to get into second last general compartment as we will be boarding the same from Thane.

Board Indrayani Express From Thane on Sunday (21st June) Morning at 6.14am and alight at Lonavla by 8am.
Move forward to Kamshet by local train.
Pune people : Kamshet Station at 8.45 am on Sunday (21st June).

Breakfast Break.
From there we will reach Tikona Peth, the base village in next 2 hrs.
Trek the fort, exploration, lunch ect. (2 hrs approx)
Start descending by 1.30pm and reach the base village by 2.30pm
Reach Lonavla by pm. 4pm
Take train to Mumbai.
We would be returning to Mumbai by 9 in the night.

If Time permits we may even visit Bhaje caves.

The cost for the trek will be Rs 180/- per head which includes

• Travelling from Lonavala and back.
• Refreshments.

Things To Be carried:

Identity proof (must)
Lunch For Sunday,
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs),
2-3 bunch of papers
Cap, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Rains are expected, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.

Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

Interested people may contact us on the nos. given below for registration or further details:

Prasad Tandale: 9870491140
Priti Patel : 9869524260
Vikram Singh: 9987757665
Nilesh Patil : 9967436211.
Kaushik Bhalerao : 9423580362

Time table of Indrayani Express :
Mumbai CST : 5.40am
Dadar : 5.51am
Thane : 6.14am
Kalyan : 6.35am
Karjat : 7.15am
Lonavala : 8.00am

Photos from the trek