The Journey started on early morning of Saturday 12th Nov’16 near Shaniwar Wada in Pune by public transport (PMT) vehicle to Sinhagad base village named Aatkarwadi. After paying condolence to Sir N. K. Mahajan (known as Aabasaheb) for few minutes for his journey and dedication towards hiking and sports, we started climb to The Lion’s Fort Sinhagad. It took us 50-60 minutes to climb and reach at Entrance of the Fort Sinhagad. During a breakfast, we were entertained by Marathi Powada young Artists who narrated a poetic story of Sinhagad about Tanaji Malusare (A brave leader of Maratha Army who gave his life for his king Maharaj Shivaji Bhosale during war at Sinhagad, which is named as Sinhagad after Tanaji Malusare, previously called as Kondhana).
After breakfast, we started our expedition towards Fort Rajgad via Kalyan Darwaja (Sinhagad). A walk over the paths of small mountains range of Sahyadri made everyone exhaust and joyous at same time. An unfortunate incident happened during Sinhagad to Rajgad was only girl of the group fell down on face and got injured. But in-spite of her injury she showed utmost courage to continue journey without any regret, the bravest of all. We almost took night to reach base village of Rajgad called Gunjavane and had dinner at Hotel Sanjeevani.
Every one of us was tired walking and crossing peaks & valleys of the Sinhagad to Rajgad track, but were happy to finish in time and on schedule. Previously it was planned to continue to the top of Rajgad and take a rest but we all decided to stay back at base and start early morning to climb Rajgad. So, we took a halt at Village temple and slept peacefully.
Here starts the second part of our expedition, Rajgad to Torna. By now, the only (injured) girl from the group was back in form and started giving poses for selfies. While crossing Rajgad to Torna, there is a small house where we enjoyed our lunch (Khichadi). Being highest fort in Pune region (4603 ft.), Torna made everyone tired and took us whole day to complete. We reached at the Torna top by 6:00 PM in evening and also got to enjoy Sunset from highest fort of Pune. After a small tea break at Torna, we started descending towards base village Velhe. Around 9:00 at night we were eating our dinner at Torna base village Velhe and started our journey back to Pune.