!! 20th – 21st Sept, 2014 !!
Range trekking is one of the best activity to be into the nature for long time, testing endurance level of every trekker .Here we are with this new trek .“Bhimashankar to Peth”
The Bhimashankara temple (one of 12 Jyotirlingas) is a composite of old and the new structures and is built in the Nagara style of architecture. It is a modest yet graceful temple and it dates back to mid 18th century. The shikhara of the temple was built by Nana Phadnavis. The great Maratha ruler Shivaji is also said to have made endowments to this temple to facilitate the carrying out, of worship services. As with other Shiva temples in this area, the sanctum is at a lower level. Trek to Bhimashankar is known to be one of the best treks in Sahyadri ranges and this time we will be ascending via Shidi ghat (Ladder route) & descending via Ganesh ghat to make it more interesting. The forest of Bhimashankar is paradise for nature lovers as it hosts several exotic specie of wildlife and the most famous of all being the elusive rust-coloured giant squirrel (Ratufa indica elphinstoni) — the state animal of Maharashtra.
Peth is situated in Shahapur taluka, Karjat district. Hight of this fort is 3100 ft above sea level. This fort is also known as Kothaligad because of the internally excavated stairs at the fort top. During the specific period of pre-monsoon, thousands of fireflies males glow in mating display to attract females. This is one of the best natural phenomena one can expect…
History: This fort is very small in size but was used as an ammunition storage and defense station during Sambhaji Maharaj’s era. This fort is surrounded with other forts like Bhimashankar, Rajmachi, Dhak, Sidhhagad and Prabalgad
What to see on Peth – Kothaligad …..
- Pinnacle of the Peth fort with internally carved stairs
- Bhairoba Mandir
- Bhairoba Cave. This cave is well-sculpted and accommodate 30 to 40 people
- Water cisterns
- Bastions of the fort well in condition
- From the Fort top we can have glimpse of Bhimashankar, Rajmachi, Dhak and Siddhagad
Highlights of this Trek are :
- Visit to Bhimashankar temple (one of 12 Jyotirlingas)
- Visit to Gupt Bhimashankar (The secret origin of Lord Shiva in dense forest)
- Exploring wildlife of Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary
- Visit to Naghfani pinnacle
- Trek till “Rajape” Village Dinner at local village and campfire .
- Again trek to “Jambrug” enjoy the beautiful lake during this patch .
Duration: 1 Night / 2 Days
Date: 20th – 21st Sept , 2014
Difficulty Level: Medium
Day-1: Friday night meet at Kalyan Station start overnight Journey towards Bhimashankar By ST bus be ready for ride. After reaching bhimashankar which is 179 Km from Kalyan . Will have breakfast at top move towards to explore beauty of Bhimashnkar with Gupta Bhimashankar , Nagfani pinnacle , explore wildlife of Bimashnkar.
Start trek towards next stop “ Rajape” village with lots waterfall of ” Ganesh ghat ” . Will have dinner at this village. Overnight at Rajape with campfire .
Day 2 :- Early morning start trek towards “Jambrug” Village which is 3Km from rajape village enjoy the beautiful water body en-rout .Catch ST Bus towards base village of Peth from “Jambrug” . Reach at Ambivali. Start ascending to peth have lunch at Prabalgad Machi . Start for next level of Peth explore the caves surrounding of fort . Trek end with sweet memories.
Start descending have tea at base village drop At Karjat station.
Tour Cost: Rs. 1300/- per person
For Registered Members: Rs.1250/-
- Transportation from Kalyan to Bhimashankar to Jambrug t- Ambivali – Karjat and back by local transport.
- Accommodation at Rajape village
- Meals: (Saturday- Breakfast/ / Dinner) & Sunday (Breakfast / Lunch/ evening tea)
- Expertise and Guide Charges
- Saturday lunch (participants must carry Tiffin)
- Railway tickets
For advance booking you need to deposit Rs.1300/- as advance amount in following Account:
NAME : MUMBAI TRAVELLERS
BANK : ICICI
ACCOUNT : CURRENT AC
A/C : 623805029453
BRANCH : MULUND WEST
IFSC CODE ICIC0006238
Cancellation and Refund:
1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded
3. After that no refund will be provided.