Rajgad Torna Trek

Range Trek - Two prominent forts
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Lets go for a detailed exploration of Rajgad-Torna range in Pune. Rajgad and Torna, both prominent forts of Swarajya, are connected by a 9 km long ridge

Rajgad is built on the hill called "Murumb Devacha Dongar" and boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on any fort. This fort has witnessed lots of historic events - the birth of Rajaram Chhatrapati, the death of Shivaji's Queen Saibai, the return of Shivaji from Agra, the antyayatra of Tanaji Malusare to his Konkan village, the burial of Afzal Khan's head in the Mahadarwaja walls of Balekilla and the Khandoji Khopade episode. 

Torna is believed to have been constructed by the Shaiva Panth, followers of the Shiva in the 13th century. A Menghai Devi temple, also referred to as the Tornaji temple, is situated near the entrance of the fort. 

 

Grade: Medium

 

Brief Itinerary:

#Friday,

06:30 - Assemble at Dadar and start travelling in a private bus. We can have pickup from Juinagar, Kharghar etc.

12:30 - Reach Gunjavane and have lunch. Have an introduction and then some rest.

14:00 - Start trekking to Rajgad

17:00 - Reach Padmavati temple. Then explore the temple and enjoy the sunset

20:00 - Have dinner, masti and gupshup till we all sleep.

 

#Saturday,

06:30 - Wake up and enjoy the sunrise at Rajgad. Explore Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Sanjevani Machee, and the Balekilla. Have breakfast in-between. This fort is pretty big and exploring places around can take a long time. 

11:00 - The mission to reach Torna starts. It's a 5 hours walk along the ridge and can take more time if the team is slow. Lunch break in-between

18:00 - Reach Torna and prepare for the night. This place is known for its haunted stories. If not, we tell few to each other

20:00 - Dinner and then campfire till you drop asleep

 

#Sunday,

07:00 - Get up and explore the fort and adjoining places. This is smaller than Rajgad but enough to keep us busy in the morning.

10:00 - Have breakfast and then start descending

12:30 - Reach Velhe and have lunch in a village hotel. 

14:00 - Start travelling to Mumbai

19:30 - Reach Dadar. Expedition concludes with sweet memories of teamwork

 

Fees: Rs.2700 

 - half refundable if you cancel 48 hours before commencement

 - non-refundable if you cancel within 48 hours of commencement

 

Inclusions:

 - Travel from Mumbai to Gunjavane and Velhe to Mumbai

 - 2 breakfast, 3 lunch, 2 dinner and evening refreshments.

 - Entry Fees

 - Trekking expertise

 

Exclusions:

 - Breakfast on Day 1 and Evening snacks on Day 3 (i.e. food on highway)

 - Bottled water and cold drinks

 - Anything not mentioned in ‘Includes’

 

Contact:

Krishna: 9820285295 (Also available on WhatsApp)

Email: kuya.krishna@gmail.com

Send WhatsApp message: https://wa.me/919820285295


Things to carry:

 - 2 litre water (preferably in personal reusable bottles)

 - A good quality torch (other than mobile)

 - Good trekking shoes or sport shoes

 - Sleeping arrangement: A mat or sleeping bag

 - A double strap bag. Sling bag not allowed in trek

 - We appreciate people carrying juice packets and fruits like pears, pomegranate, dates etc.

Starting Point:  Dadar/Kharghar

Cost:

Rs.2700 only

Upcoming Dates: N/A
 
Best Season: Nov to Jan
Customized Group:
Minimum six participants
 

Bhandup (East),

Mumbai - 400042

darkgreen.adventures@gmail.com

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