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Join us for a historic Trek to Rajgad to Torna range & Camping and experience our rich history of the great Maratha empire.
🔺 Brief Info:
• Height: 4182 ft/4200 ft
• Grade: Medium/Medium
• Time: ~ Maximum 2/3 hrs from base villages Gunjavane / Velhe
• Location: Pune
RAJGAD– The name describes the place itself. The King of all the forts.
It is to the south-west 40 Kms from Pune. It boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on any fort. He spent almost 25/30 yrs here. Rajgad is famous for its construction. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. These are the three sub-plateaux (Machee) namely Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Sanjevani Machee, and at the centre is the Balekilla.
Padmavati Machee (north end): This machee is the site of Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake, Chor Darwaja, Pali Darwaja, Gunjavane Darwaja, Daru Kothar (storage of arms and ammunition), Diwankhana, Rajwada (ruins), Ghod Tale (Horse Lake), Sadar (office) and Dhalkathi (flag hoisting place).
Sanjeevani Machee (southwest/west end): This huge, beautiful and royally constructed machee faces west and has a three-stepped (layered) fortified structure. Each of the lower levels is separated from the higher one by a fortified bastion with a gate that could be defended independently. The lowest level is beautifully fortified by double curtain walls (chilkhathi) separated by a deep trench, on average 12 feet across. One can walk between these walls. The outer wall has openings to let soldiers out for sudden attack.
Suvela Machee (south east) : This is another grand machee facing east with lots of secret routes and doorways. This one is a double-stepped fortified machee with the steps separated by a beautiful bastioned doorway. At the end of first step a hole cuts across the rock; one can sit in this hole (nedhe). The final (lowest) step like Sanjeevani Machee has a double curtain wall. To the south side of this machee one can see a beautiful triangular bastion called Kaleswari buruz having an escape door near it. The home of the renowned military leader Tanaji Malusare was in this machee.
Bale Killa (centre): This is the highest part of the fort which has remains of palaces, water cisterns and caves. It has a beautiful entrance door called Maha Darwaja. One can view the whole fort and the vast surrounding expanse.
TORNA :- The fort is also known as Prachandagad (huge fort), due to its massive size. In 1646, when Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was 16, he launched his first military attack by capturing Torna fort, paving the way for the great Maratha empire. Many battles have been fought on this fort. The fort is truly grand and stretches for a couple of kilometers.
👉🏻 Fascinating points on Torna fort:
Goddess Toranjai: It is a simple temple where goddesses Somjai and Toranjai are worshiped. Ahead we can see the lakes toran and mhasoba.
Maal and Safeli Bastions: On the west of Kothji Darwaja are the bastion maal, and the latter one is to the south of the former. Near Safeli is the construction called lakadkhaana, where wood was stored. Here is the way to Kokan Darwaja and Budhla Machi.
Budhla Machi: In Marathi ‘budhla’ means vessel, and budhla machi looks like a vessel kept upside down. This cliff is a breathtaking spot on the fort.
Bini Darwaja: This is the main entrance to the fort from velhe and is situated to the northwest of the fort. The bastion on the left side has collapsed. The path ahead leads to the Kothi Darwaja.
Kothi Darwaja: Ascending the steps carved in the rock, we enter the Kothi Darwaja facing east. Here we come across some guard rooms. Way along the wall towards east takes us to the temple of goddess Toranjai.
Hanuman Bastion: This bastion is situated to the east of Kothi Darwaja. Here we can see the idol of hanuman facing south and a flag post. The way ahead leads to the bastion Bhel. Further eastwards we come to Zunjar Machi.
Temple of goddess Mengai: This is the only place on the fort where one can stay. It has two doors and the roof is stillin the needs of repairs. In front of the temple is a Deepmala.
Zunjar Machi: It is situated on the western side & a wonderful spot to see.

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Itineraries

Day 00

Friday

• Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) at 22:45 Hrs • 23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar • Pick-ups en-route Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur, Panvel etc.

Day 01

Saturday

• 05:00 Hrs : At Gunjavane, base village • Finish off Morning activities, Breakfast & Tea • 06:30 Hrs : Ascend to Rajgad • 08:45 Hrs : Atop Rajgad • Explore Padmavati machi, Balekilla & Suvela Machi • 13:00 Hrs : Lunch time at Padmavati Temple • 14:30 Hrs : Move 2 Sanjivani Machi • Explore Sanjivani Machi • 18:30 Hrs : Temple or TENTED CAMPING • Retired for a day & Prepare Dinner & Tented accommodation… • Note: 1 Tent will be distributed among 3-4 ppls groups as per size and They have to carry out the burden of same alternately till the trek ends. • A CAMPFIRE SESSION ...

Day 02

Sunday

• 05:00 Hrs : Wake up call • 06:30 Hrs : Breakfast – Tea • 06:30 Hrs : Move to Torna • 10:30 Hrs : Torna Atop • Explore Torna gad, Lunch, Rest • 14:00 Hrs : Descend • 16:30 Hrs : Refreshment – Tea • 17:00 Hrs : Start return journey back 2 Mumbai by private vehicle • We will be at Dadar by 22:30 Hrs (Subjective)

• Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai

• 3 Veg Meals, Refreshments

• Tented Accommodation

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• Mineral water, Any kind of insurance, Soft-drinks etc.

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  • Pricing Name Rajgad Torna
    Start Saturday September 25, 2021
    End Saturday September 25, 2021
    1 - 15 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 15

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• ID proof

• Face Mask (must)

• Hand Sanitizer (must)

• Min. 3 liters water

• Bedding/ Sleeping bag (must)

• Ready to eat food (biscuits, plum cake, chips etc.)

• Rainywear (optional)

• Good trekking shoes preferably Action

• Extra pair of clothes (Compulsory)

• Energy drink (ex. Glucon D)

• A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. (Please do not bring suitcases or sling bags/ jholas)

• Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

• Camera (optional)

• Please try to wear track pants and a full sleeve t-shirt

• Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

• Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited at the time of trekking and camping.

• No plastic littering.

• Wear full sleeves, full tracksuit to avoid mosquito bite or leeches.

• No jeans/ skirts/ skin tight clothes.

• Proper footwear/ shoes are essential for trekking.

• Conserve and preserve our heritage.

• No deo / perfume. After trek it’s OK.

• We reserves all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice.

• No Extra adventure/out of itinerary behavior during trek.

• Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.

• Photographs taken during the activity which can be used for publicity purposes.

• Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety, Jewellery, Cash and baggage.