Has anyone ever wondered why Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj chose Rajgad Fort as the first capital of Hindu Swarajya? For that one has to complete the Parikrama of Rajgad Fort.
All of us are constantly visiting the forts. But when we walk around the fort, we get to know many things about the fort. We experience that fort from a different perspective.
We are going to know the architectural glory of Rajgad Fort. The opportunity to see the Rajgad Fort from all sides is fantastic. A fine example of fort construction can be experienced in this trek.
When we go around the Rajgad Fort, we can see and feel many things like the different routes coming and going to the fort, the strong fortifications, the region and villages around the fort, and the impregnability of the fort.
This explains why this fort is called “The King of Forts, the Fort of Kings”.
Day 0Night Travelling (2-3 hrs.)
23:30 Once you reach your pick-up point, mark your presence with the SG-Trekkers representative. Then we will travel by private bus to the starting point of the trek.
Day 1Rajgad Fort Parikrama
02:30 At midnight, we reach the starting point of our trek. (Washrooms are not available.) Our field experts will provide pre-trek information and instructions to all participants.
03:00 – 13:00 Start trekking to the Rajgad Fort from the base village. Before going to Pali Darwaja we join the Parikrama route. From there we start the Parikrama of the holy Rajgad Fort. During Parikrama, one has to walk along the lower side of the outer fortification of the fort. It takes approximately 9-10 hrs to make a complete Parikrama to the Rajgad Fort.
13:00 – 14:00 Descend at Vajeghar village; our trek will end here.
14:00 – 15:30 Refresh yourself. (Washrooms are available) Let’s have a meal together. Served hot and tasty vegetarian food.
15:30 – 17:00 Start the journey back to Pune with very pleasant memories.
17:00 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 Gain / Loss: ⇑ 2,150 ft. / ⇓ 2,150 ft. • Walk (approx.): 10 hrs., 13 km. • Accommodation: N/A • Meal: Packed Breakfast, Meal after the Trek