Panhala to Pavankhind – Historical Trek

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2 Days 2 Nights
Availability : 7-8 Aug 2021
Min Age : 13+
Max People : 30

Highlights

Features about the trip
  • Visit Panhala Fort & “Pavankhind”The Sign of Great Battlefield
  • Explore the Historical Path
  • 45+ Km Range Trek in 2 Days
  • Walking Along the Paddy Field
  • Local Home-Stay Accommodation
  • Great Lifelong Memory for Everyone
Kolhapur District

Malkapur

Base Village

Ambewadi

Altitude (ft.)

2,772

Walking Duration

08 Hrs Daily

Grade

Moderate

55%

Information

About place

Revisit history, witness the glories and explore the valorous tales of the past with this Panhala to Pavankhind trek!

A 2 days’ trek that revolves around the historic Panhala fort and Pavankhind, this is, in fact, the best trek that will get you acquainted with the fascinating history of the great Maratha legacy.

Starting from Pune, this Panhala to Pavankhind trek will also take you to the quaint and rustic villages. Walkthrough this hamlet and witness its local life; get the utmost feel of country life with an overnight stay in a local house! It will truly add a warm touch to the experience. It gives you a feel of home away from home.

Adding more to this amazing trek, you can also pay your tribute to the great Maratha warriors who sacrificed their lives to safeguard their homeland!

Join this exciting trek that is steeped with history and liveliness; know more about the golden past of India!

InfoHistory

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was under siege of Siddi Johar on Panhala fort from 2nd March 1660. The siege lasted long and all food stocks had finished and made things difficult for Shivaji Maharaj. It was impossible to defeat the 30000 soldiered troop of Siddi. Shivaji Maharaj with some 600 Mavalas decided to escape to Vishalgad, 65 km away. It was Aashadhi Pournima, with heavy rains falling. Shivaji Maharaj informed Siddi that he would surrender hence Siddi troops were a little careless. Taking advantage Shivaji Maharaj escaped from the Panhala fort. He wasn’t safe till he reached Vishalgad fort. Somehow Siddi’s troops spotted Shivaji Maharaj’s escape, he immediately sent horsed troops behind him and they got hold of Shivaji Maharaj, who was later brought to Siddi’s camp. But it was Shivaji Maharaja’s game plan; the person whom they had caught was not Shivaji Maharaj, but Shiva Kashid Nhavi who was immediately killed. Siddi somehow came to know that Shivaji Maharaj was on his way to Vishalgad and so sent troops behind him.

Shivaji Maharaj knew that Siddi’s troops were following him. Sardar Baji Prabhu Deshpande, Shivaji Maharaja’s loyal Sardar decided to stay in Ghodkhind with 300 Mavalas, a col where mountain ridges near Vishalgad unite and were the only way to Vishalgad then. Baji with his 300 Mavalas had guerrilla warfare at Ghodkhind and held the Siddi’s troops there. They fought bravely till their death. It was only after Baji heard the cannon fire indicating the safe reach of Shivaji Maharaj at Vishalgad, he gave his life. It was a 21-hour continuous journey from Panhala to Vishalgad.
The story didn’t end here; Shivaji Maharaj had to fight his way to Vishalgad.

Vishalgad is a fort difficult to conquer, difficult to lay siege. Also even if the siege was laid, one would have enough time to escape to Konkan. Siddi was building siege on Vishalgad, but Shivaji Maharaj with his diplomatic trick made Adilshah bring back Siddi Johar.

Masai Plateau

A plateau situated 30 km west from Kolhapur city!

There is a temple of the goddess Masai on the Masai plateau. Many people come here to worship during the Navratra festival. It is known for scenic beauty and various types of seasonal wildflowers that bloom in the months of August and September.

The plateau is situated at an altitude of 900 MSL and is approximately 1.5 square km in area. Masai plateau has a diversity of flowering plants. These include orchids and carnivorous plants such as Utricularia and Drosera Indica.

Itinerary

Trip schedule

Day 0Night Travelling

Day 1Panhala to Ambewadi

………………………………………………………………………..
Accommodation
Homestay

Meals
Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

Day 2Ambewadi to Pavankhind

………………………………………………………………………..
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Travel

Ex. Pune

Departure

Fri, 19 Mar 2021, 22:00 Hrs.
Bus Route
Pick-up Points

Shivajinagar > Swargate > Katraj > Kolhapur > Panhala Fort (Base)

22:00 – Shivajinagar
22:30 – Swargate
22:59 – Katraj

Please come 15 minutes before at your pickup point to avoid getting late.

Arrival

Sun, 21 Mar 2021, 21:00 Hrs.
  • Shivajinagar, Pune - 05We may come before/after 1 hr. due to traffic situations.

Inclusions

What's included
  • Private Transport – From/to PuneNon-AC Bus, Toll-Parking, Transport Permit, etc.
  • 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 DinnerVeg. only
  • Homestay AccommodationSeparate hall for male & female group
  • First Aid KitWell & Needful Stocked Medicines
  • An Experienced Trek LeadsCertified Mountaineers

Exclusions

What's not included
  • Anything Specifically Not Mentioned in the 'Inclusions' List& Personal expenses

Trip Essentials

Things to carry list
  • Identity CardPhoto & Address Proof (e.g. Aadhar Card)
  • Backpack30-40 Ltr.
  • Trekking Shoes & Extra Socks PairShoes with good grip
  • Full Sleeves: T-Shirt & PantTo prevent from sunburn, pests, reptiles, etc.
  • Hat / Cap, Rain Jackets, WindcheaterCarry as per seasons
  • Extra Cloths, Slipper / SandalsTo use after the trek
  • Water 3 Ltr.Water Bottles or Hydration bag
  • Dry Food ItemsNuts, Fresh Fruits, Energy Bars, Chocolates, etc.
  • Energy DrinksORS Powder, Limbu Sarbat, Etc.
  • Prescribed medicinesIf any
  • Torch / HeadlampExtra batteries
  • AccessoriesSunglasses, Trekking Pole, Camera etc.
  • Sleeping Bag / Carry Mat / ShawlTo sleep in tent/temple
  • Empty Tiffin BoxFor Day 1 Packed Lunch
  • Face-Mask, Hand-SanitizerTo protect your skin & maintain hygiene practice

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