Nimgiri - Hadsar - Kukadeshwar - Chavand
Date: As per choice
About the Fort:
Fort Nimgiri is known as twin fort, which is in the heart of Sahyadri range. Both hills have water tanks and lots of ruins of old construction and temples. To ascend this fort takes 1 hour which has some steep patches. One can view Harishchandra Gad, Balekilla of harishchandra gad, a famous and Massive kokanKada, Rohidaspinnacle, Shivneri, Chavand, Jiwadhan, Shindola and Naneghat. Also we can see Pimplegaon joga Dam and manikdoh Dam
Base Village: Hadsar The fort is also known as Parvatgad, was constructed during the Satvaahanas and was heavily inhabited during that period. It is located on the outskirts of Ahmednagar (known commonly as Nagar) to control the trade route passing through Naneghat. Documentary evidences show that Hadsar was one of the forts exchanged in the 1637 treaty between Shahaji Raje and the Mughals. The entrance gates of the fort are epitomes of the medieval architecture. Twin doors in a tunnel-like entranceway, steps carved out of the rock and the Gomukhi construction of the entrance are worth studying.
Base Village: Chavand wadiThe fort houses many a remnant of constructions that take us about 800 years back into the time. The fort was looted and destroyed by the British upon siege. Places worth visiting on Chavand includes:Saptamatrika (The seven cisterns)- These are 7 water tanks aligned along each other. These have much mythological significance, & their names are as follows: Brahmi, Maheshwari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Indrayani & Chamunda, the most powerful goddess of all. Caves- On the north side of the fort the caves are situated where the fortification ends. Temple of goddess Chamunda located on the topmost part of the fort. caAjoba Fortj
Itinerary for Trek:-
Assemble at cafe Colony dadar East at 10.00 pm Leave from Mumbai at 10.30 pm Transport arrangements will be decided and intimated to the members later
Reach base village of Nimgiri by 4:00 am and rest for 2 hrs Freshen up and B’fast by 6:30 am and Start trek to Nimgiri, reach top and explore the fort. Decsend to the base village and proceed towards Hadsar fort, trek and reach top Explore fort and start descending. Travel to Kekadeshwar temple for the night stay.
Self cooking Dinner at Night. and Stay near the Temple.
Cook Breakfast for the day and explore the temple of Kukadeshwar. Leave for Chavand Village. Proceed for the trek to Chavand. Reach the top. Explore the fort. and return to Base villave for Lunch. After Lunch leave for Mumbai
Things to carry:-
• Food as decided in the prehike meeting
• Canvas shoes / Sports shoes
• Ruck sack / Shoulder bag which can hold following items
• Water Bottle (2 Litres Minimum)
• Plate, spoon.
• Spare Cotton Track pant & T- shirts 1 no each.
• Personal medical kit (personal medicines if any, prescribed by family Dr.)
• Lunch to be carried on your own (and for sharing with friends)
• Please do not carry gold ornaments or any other valuables.
• Please do not carry handbags or zolas for the trek.
• Avoid Chapels / Slippers for trek
• Camera, Binocular is allowed at your own risk
• for safety please follow the expert’s/ Instructors advice on trek.
> European standard Safety Equipments as required.
> Complete First Aid Kit
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