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Trek to Chanderi

  • DATE
    01 July - 01 July
  • DURATION
    2 days
  • PRICE

    1,450.00

  • AVAILABILITY
    20

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Amidst the lush green vegetation surrounding the mountain ranges of Nakhind and Mhasmaal, Chanderi Fort emerges like a masterpiece crafted with nature’s best hands. Situated at a height of 2,330 ft, the hill fort, now in ruins, offers a beautiful view of the surrounding area as well as presents one of the toughest trek routes around Mumbai.

Although worth mentioning as the jewel in the crown of forts in the district of Raigad, there is no significant history attached to this fort. Near the caves on the fort are visible some remnants of fortification. This is the only sign to designate Chanderi as a fort. Chanderi is famous for water streams and its difficult route. In monsoon route gets thrilling with water flow and tricky.

Things to see: A desecrated idol of lord Shiva can be seen inside the cave. To the east of the fort, one can see Matheran, Peb, Prabalgad range, etc. while to the west, can be seen forts like Bhimashankar, Siddhagad, Gorakhgad, Peth, etc. The area at the foothills of Chanderi is very alluringly enchanting in the monsoons. Many tourists travel here to enjoy the waterfalls.

Did you know?

Chanderi is one amongst illustrious forts like Karnala, Prabalgad, Irshalgad, Manikgad, Peb, Matheran lying in the mountain ranges of Nakhind, Chanderi, Mhasmaal etc.

Near the caves on the fort are visible some remnants of fortification. This is the only sign to designate Chanderi as a fort.

In May 1656, Shivaji Maharaj conquered all territory up to Kalyan-Bhiwandi-Rairi. This was when this fort came under the rule of the Marathas.

Lack of development, low water storage areas, absence of significant constructions, limited facilities for people to stay and extremely difficult approach road seem to suggest that rather than a fort, this was possibly a military base.

What's more?

On the way from Kalyan to Karjat on the Bombay-Pune rail-route, lies a mountain range. Seen towering high over the rest of the range is a plateau, which is Chanderi. Lying between Badlapur and Vangani railway stations on the Badlapur to Karjat road is a village called Goregaon. From here starts the path that leads us to Chanderi. Although worth mentioning as the jewel in the crown of forts in the district of Raigad, there is no significant history attached to this fort. A desecrated idol of lord Shiva can be seen inside the cave. Very near to the cave is a reservoir of potable water. However, water is available only till the month of October. The cave can comfortably accommodate 8 to 10 people at a time. Another reservoir of water is situated at the base of the pinnacle near the cave.The area on the top of the fort is not too much to wander. Due to landslide, reaching the top of the pinnacle has become extremely difficult. To the east of the fort, one can see Matheran, Peb, Prabalgad range, etc. while to the west, can be seen forts like Bhimashankar, Siddhagad, Gorakhgad, Peth, etc.The area at the foothills of Chanderi is very alluringly enchanting in the monsoons. Many tourists travel here to enjoy the waterfalls.

Quick Facts

Altitude:2300 ft. approx.
Base Village:Chinchavli
Region:Karjat
Grade of climb:Difficult
Summit Type :Hill Fort
Climbing time:3 hrs
Climate foreseen:Rainy

Depart for base by reserved bus at 7 am from The Explorers office at Churchgate ( There shall be a few pick up points en route ).

Arrive at the base village of Chinchavali at 10.30 a.m. Upon arrival start hiking to the summit.

Lunch midway around 12.30 p.m. Reach at top by 2.30 p.m.

After half an hour of rest and exploration of the fort start descending towards the base. Reach base by 5 p.m.

After Tea and refreshment depart for Mumbai.

End of the programme.

Far away from the chaos of the city, let’s enjoy the monsoon in the wilderness of Sahayadri hills.

Transport by reserved bus / mini bus

Light refreshments in the morning , packed lunch and evening tea and snack.

All taxes.

 Expenses incurred by individuals on beverages and other expenses of personal nature.

 Visit to any other place / site not mentioned in the itinerary

 All not mentioned in ‘Inclusion’ section

Points to remember while you are on the trip

Please leave only your footprints behind. Let us be eco conscious and leave the trail unlittered.

The best way to soak in the beauty of pristine nature is by observing more and keeping the conversation to minimum, especially while trekking. That way you shall also be able to conserve your stamina.

Help & encourage each other.

Respect the villagers, their culture & lifestyle.

Please do not write on the monuments or trees, let us respect and preserve our heritage & natural resources.

Please note:

All our programmes are coordinated and led by seasoned adventure instructors who take care appropriate care of safety and security.

First aid / medicine box is available with the trek leader should there be a need.

The meals provided during the programme are simple but hygienic. While light refreshments in the morning and evening would typically have any of the following : Vada Pav / Sandwich / Burger / along with fruit drink , fruit and small bottle of water, lunch would either be provided in the village falling en route or lunch box shall be provided. Each participant is provided 2 liters of packaged drinking water.

List of things to carry : Good trekking shoes, Windcheater / Rainwear, Cap, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, Towel, extra set of clothing, Camera, Personal medicines and a haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.

Pick up points : The Explorers office (Churchgate) – Dadar Chitra Cinema – Diamond Garden, Chembur.

Booking Procedure:

For registration and queries give us a call on 022 22004774/5 or drop us an email at enquiries@theexplorersindia.com /theexplorersindia1990@gmail.com

Please note that the booking will be considered as confirmed only on the receipt of full payment.

The payment can be made either by cash OR cheque in favour of “The Explorers” OR you can deposit it in our bank account. Our bank details are as follows:

 

A/c name: The Explorers

Bank: Axis bank

A/c no: 233010200009157

IFSC code: UTIB0000233

Cancellation Policy:

Rs. 500/- out of the total amount payable is non refundable.

In case of cancellation done 2 days prior the trek we shall deduct 50% of the total amount payable shall be refundable.

In case of any cancellation done 1 day prior to the no refund is admissible.

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