One Day Trek to Tringalwadi Fort on Saturday, 1st June, 2019…

Trek Details and Itinerary…

Trek Grade: Easy
Trek Duration: 3.30 hours (2:00 hours ascent, 1:30 hours descent)
Base Village: Tringalwadi (Igatpuri Taluka, Nashik District)
Height: 3,283 feet above mean sea level (MSL)
Event Fee: Rs. 899 per person (pay 50% advance to confirm your seat)
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Google Maps Location:
https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/19°44’17.3%22N+73°32’11.1%22E/@19.738152,73.5342353,722m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

Fort History:
By virtue of the ‘Jain caves dedicated to first Jain Tirthankar – Adinathji’ near the foothills, one can roughly estimate the Tringalwadi Fort to be in existence since the 10th century.

Trek Highlights:
– The Fort offers picturesque scenery of the whole locality, especially Tringalwadi Dam and Kulang & Kalsubai mountain ranges.
– ‘Pandav leni’ caves at the foothills of the Fort. These caves are divided into 3 major areas viz. an outer Verandah, ‘Vihar’, the abbey and internal ‘Garbhagriha’. A statue of Lord Gautam Buddha can be seen inside the ‘Vihar’.
– Caves, Water Cisterns, underground Water Cisterns with beautiful carvings on their pillars enroute to the Fort
– Temple of Lord Shiva. Talgad/ Talegad and Igatpuri to the south; Kalsubai to the east; Trimbak range, Harihar and Basgad to the north may be seen from the brim of the Fort in front of the temple.
– Remnants of a palace and a secret doorway of the Fort
– A door being carved within a single sheet of rock with a 6-7 feet high statue of Lord Hanuman on its right hand side.
– The top of the fort is shaped like a Turban.

Trek Rules:
1. Do Not Litter: Carry a disposable bag in which you can put your trash and dispose the bag off in a dustbin after the trek
2. No Smoking and Alcohol: Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek
3. Stay in a Group: Don’t stray, stick together
4. No Plastic: Avoid buying plastic water bottles; get water bottles filled from home instead
5. No scribbling on monuments
6. No risky poses
7. No harm to or teasing of animals
8. No swimming in drinking water
9. Do not wear perfumes or make loud noise, else you will attract bees
10. Always wear full safety gear – ankle high trekking shoes, full sleeve t-shirt, full track pant, shades, cap, towel, torch, whistle

Trek Itinerary:
6:55 am: Catch CSMT – Kasara FAST local train from CSMT (please:
– buy a return ticket to Kasara
– board the 1st II class compartment from the back of the train i.e. from the CSMT side
– reach at least 10 minutes before the train departure time)
7:02 am: Train reaches Byculla
7:08 am: Train reaches Dadar (Central Platform No. 4)
7:15 am: Train reaches Kurla
7:19 am: Train reaches Ghatkopar
7:30 am: Train reaches Mulund
7:34 am: Train reaches Thane
7:42 am: Train reaches Diva Junction
7:47 am: Train reaches Dombivli
7:55 am: Train reaches Kalyan (have packed breakfast in train)
9:11 am: Train reaches Kasara, travel to base village Tringalwadi (28 kms) in a local Jeep
10:30 am: Reach Tringalwadi village
10:45 am: Start the ascent with a local guide
12:45 pm: Reach on top of the fort & explore
1:30 pm: Start the descent
3:00 pm: Reach Tringalwadi village & have lunch (Veg) at the local contact’s house
4:00 pm: Start return journey in the Jeep to Kasara railway station
5:00 pm: Reach Kasara railway station
5:17 pm: Catch the Kasara – CSMT FAST Local Train
6:29 pm: Train reaches Kalyan
6:36 pm: Train reaches Dombivli
6:41 pm: Train reaches Diva Junction
6:50 pm: Train reaches Thane
6:54 pm: Train reaches Mulund
7:05 pm: Train reaches Ghatkopar
7:09 pm: Train reaches Kurla
7:17 pm: Train reaches Dadar
7:23 pm: Train reaches Byculla
7:32 pm: Train reaches CSMT

Google Maps Route:
Kasara Railway Station to Tringalwadi (28 kms, 55 mins) – Link for route
https://www.google.co.in/maps/dir/Kasara+Railway+Station+meeting+point,+Kasara+Budruk,+Maharashtra/19.7387187,73.546107/@19.7377607,73.5429986,1392m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x3bdd80acd33d536b:0x797fb9bdcf9fddd6!2m2!1d73.473494!2d19.648114!1m0!3e0

Important things to carry:
– Copy of Identity Card
– Peanuts/Chana/Chikki for more stamina
– First Aid Kit (basic – dettol, nebasulf, cotton swabs, bandaids, small scissors, crocin, antibiotic for stomach ache, personal medications if any) – Note: the trek lead does carry a medical kit along
– 3 Bottles of water – this is a must, the more the better
– Electral (in a rare case of dehydration)
– Torch (to explore any dark areas like caves, etc.)
– Backpacks, preferably with rain cover (no sling bags or jholas)
– Ankle length Trekking Shoes (avoid shoes with plastic soles, you can keep spare floaters to wear after the Trek)
– T-shirt (preferably having full sleeves to protect against insect bites, sun burns, etc.)
– Track pants (preferably – again to protect against insect bites, sun burns, AVOID shorts, 3/4ths and denim pants)
– Cap or a bandana for covering your head
– Extra pair of clothes, socks & towel (packed in plastic bags for changing at the end of the trek)
– Plastic pouch to cover your mobile phone
– Swiss Knife (optional – may come handy)
– Paper tissues
– Avoid carrying gold or other valuable items (even expensive cameras)

Disclaimer:
Despite choosing safe trek destinations and taking all the necessary safety precautions, God forbid, if anything untoward happens (injury, loss or damage to person or property), Outdoors Redefined or its individual members will assume no responsibility for the same whatsoever.

Last Date to Register: 1 day prior to the Event i.e. till Friday, 31st May, 2019 or till the batch is full

Advance Payment: 50% i.e. Rs. 449/- per head (Non- Refundable) to register for this Event

Please deposit Advance Payment in the following bank account:
Account Name: Sagar Mahadeshwar
Bank Name: Saraswat Cooperative Bank
Bank Account No.: 055203100000679
Account Type: Savings
Bank Branch: Vikhroli West
IFSC Code: SRCB0000055
Transfer Description: Your Name – Tringalwadi Fort Trek Advance – 01 June

Confirmation:
A confirmation phone call to the following contact person is necessary after you transfer the advance payment:
Sagar Mahadeshwar: 9892503550
In case, you can’t get through given number, please send SMS or Whatsapp message.
Email: outdoorsredefined@gmail.com

Event Fee Inclusions:
1. To and Fro Transportation (Jeep) from Kasara Railway Station to Base Village
2. Breakfast (Veg), Lunch (Veg) and Evening Tea
3. Facilitation and Guide Charges

Event Fee Exclusions:
1. To and Fro Transportation from your home to Kasara Railway Station
2. Any other thing not mentioned in Inclusions

Cancellations:
1. The Event will be cancelled if it doesn’t get at least 8 participants
2. If an Event is cancelled due to inadequate participation or unavoidable circumstances (like transport failure, riots, etc.) or acts of God (like Natural calamities, etc.), the registrants can opt to either (i) transfer the refund amount to any other future Event of ours or (ii) get us to transfer it to their Bank accounts

Other Terms & Conditions apply.

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