Raigad is one of the most important forts in the history of Marathas, being the first capital of independent Marathi kingdom or “Hindavi Swarajya”. Graded as the most secure and most appropriate location by the King himself, the fort stands proudly showing the strength of the Maratha Empire. Raigad fort is situated 25 km north of the modern-day Mahad town. Being situated comparatively near to the sea, with Mahad being in reach, and at the same distance from Mumbai, Pune and Satara, Raigad enjoyed a strategic position. Moreover, it is an important link between the Deccan plateau and coastal Maharashtra.
Raigad is well surrounded by mountains and was considered secured. The fort is surrounded on its north and east by Kaal River, and Gandhari River flows from its west side. Fort Lingana is situated to the east side and Kokandiva to the north. If the skies are clear, we can see Rajgad-Torna on the east and Pratapgad, Vasota and Makarandagad on the south.
23:00 – Reporting to the Team.
23:59 – Travel to the base village from Pune.
02:00 – Reach Velhe. Briefing about the trek.
02:30 – Start trek towards Torna Fort.
04:30 – Rest for 1 Hr & then Explore the Fort.
08:00 – Descend at Bhatti village via Walanjai Darwaja.
16:00 – Reach Railing Plateau.
18:00 – Witness of the most beautiful sunset.
20:00 – Have a Dinner & Stay in tents.
21:00 – Day Stumps.
04:30 – Wakeup Call; Freshen up.
05:00 – Wrap up & Clean the campsite.
06:00 – Have A Warm breakfast & tea.
06:45 – Briefing about the trek.
07:00 – Start to descend via Boratyachi Naal.
11:00 – Reach Pane village. Walk till Chhatri NIjampur.
12:30 – Reach Pachad Khind & Climb up steps to Raigad.
14:30 – Have A Lunch. Explore the surroundings.
16:30 – Start descend. Travel to Pune.
21:00 – Reach Pune with Happy Memories & Non-Biodegradable waste.
Shivajinagar > Swargate > Katraj > Velhe (Base)
23:00 – Shivajinagar
23:30 – Swargate
23:59 – Katraj