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Raireshwar & Kenjalgad Fort – One Day Easy Trek

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  • One DayDuration
  • Sun, 21 Jan’24travel dates
  • 07-60 yrs.Age Limit
  • 10-20 max.Group Size

Highlights

  • Climbing the highest peak of Maharashtra - 5,400 ft.
  • A thrilling and exciting climb to the topThe views gained as a reward for our effort
  • One of the best panoramic views of the prominent Sahyadri mountains
  • Trek for allRecommended for beginners with good fitness

Key Info

  • BhorPune Dist.
  • KorleBase Village
  • Post-Monsoon, WinterBest Season
  • EasyGrade
  • 1,375 mMax. Altitude
  • 5 hrs., 5 km.Walk (approx.)
EnduranceLow [4/10]

Kalsubai is a mountain peak in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India. It is the highest peak in the Sahyadri mountain range with an elevation of approximately 1,646 meters (5,400 feet) above sea level. Kalsubai is situated in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra and is a popular trekking destination for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

The trek to Kalsubai is a popular activity, and it offers a moderately challenging experience. The trekking trail starts from the base village of Bari, which is accessible by road. The trek usually takes a few hours to reach the summit, depending on your fitness level. The trail passes through lush green forests, rocky terrain, and ladders. A temple at the top is also dedicated to the local deity Kalsubai, which is a significant religious and cultural attraction.

Once you reach the summit, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Sahyadri mountain ranges and multiple forts including the picturesque Bhandardara Dam. The picture at sunrise and sunset is particularly stunning.

Kenjalgad Fort[1,300 m]

Kenjalgad Fort, also known as Ghera Khelanja Fort, is located in Wai, Satara District, Maharashtra, India. The fort is situated on the Mandhardev spur of the Mahadev hill range. It is visible from a long distance as a stone scarp 30–40 feet high rising as a cap on the irregular hill.

There are 55 nicely carved, rock-cut steps on the eastern side of the fort which lead to the top.
The fort is very small in size. There is a small magazine room, with no roof. The Kacheri or Sadar is in ruined form. The idols of the goddess Kenjai are also seen on the fort. There were three large & six small water tanks on the fort.

Kenjalgad Fort Trek is considered an easy grade-level trek and accessible in all seasons of the year.

History of theKenjalgad Fort

The fort is said to have been built by Bhoja Raja II of Panhala in the 12th century. It was won by Adilshah of Bijapur in 1648.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had captured all the forts in Wai and Bhor region but, he was not able to win this fort till 1674. He captured this fort as an amazing movement while he was on a military campaign at Chiplun. He along with his soldiers marched to the Kenjalgad and captured the fort by surprise.

The garrison head Gangaji Vishwasrao Kirdat was killed in the ambush and the fort was captured on 24 April 1674. This fort was captured by Aurangzeb in 1701. In the subsequent year i.e. 1702, this fort was captured by the Maratha Army. After the fall of Peshwa, this fort was captured by the British under the detachment sent by Gen. Pritzler on 26 March 1818.
Today, the temple dedicated to Kalsubai stands as a testament to her devotion and the legend associated with her. It has become a significant pilgrimage site for both trekkers and devotees. Many trekkers pay their respects at the temple when they reach the summit, making it a part of their journey.

The legend of Kalsubai adds a cultural and spiritual element to the trek, making it not only an adventure but also a journey imbued with local folklore and history. It serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by individuals in the pursuit of their beliefs and desires, making the trek to Kalsubai Peak a memorable and meaningful experience for many.

Detailed Itinerary

Day-wise Schedule

Day 1
Kalsubai Peak Trek > Travel to Pune

05:00
Early in the morning, we reach Baari village at the base of Kalsubai Peak. (Washrooms are not available.)
Our field experts will provide pre-trek information and instructions to all participants.

05:30 – 08:00
Now we will start the trek to the highest peak in Maharashtra state; We have to climb approximately 2,250 feet.
For trekkers, this is a simple mountain to climb. An easy but steep road leads to the upper plateau. It usually takes 3 to 4 hours to reach Kalsubai Peak from the base village. There are three iron ladders on this route.

On the way, you can enjoy the sunrise view.

08:00 – 09:00
You can rest for an hour at the top.

09:00 – 12:00
Now we start descending to the base village by the same route. After 7 to 8 hours of walking, our trek will end at Baari village.

12:00 – 14:00
Refresh yourself. (Washrooms are available)
Let’s have a meal together. Served hot and tasty vegetarian food.

14:00 – 21:00
Start the journey back to Pune with very pleasant memories.

21:00
Reach Pune and it’s time to say goodbye to your travel companion. Let’s stay in touch via phone/social media and meet again for another memorable trip.

SEE YOU SOON! 🙂


Day 1: Highlights

• Altitude: ⇑ 2,250 ft. / ⇓ 2,250 ft.
• Walk (approx.): 7 hrs., 10 km.
• Accommodation: N/A
• Meals: Lunch, Evening Tea

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Inclusions

What's Included?
  • Private Transport: Ex. PuneToll, Parking, Transport Permit, Driver Food & Allowance
  • A Breakfast, Lunch & Evening TeaServed Veg. Meals as Per Itinerary Only
  • Entry PermitsRaireshwar Fort/Village
  • An Experienced Trek LeadsTeam of Certified Mountaineers & Outdoor Experts
  • First Aid KitWell Stocked Medicines with Team SG-Trekkers
  • GSTAll Applicable Taxes

Exclusions

What's Not Included?
  • Any Kind of Personal ExpensesAnything Specifically Not Mentioned in the ‘Inclusions List’.
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