Supe-Naal is the trekking route connecting the Sangavi village in remote areas in the western part of the Pune district (Tal. Bhor) and the famous and holy Shivtharghal in the Mahad Taluka of Raigad district.
Supe-Naal is an unknown route for many trekkers. The route starting from Sangvi village in the remote area goes to Kasbe-Shivthar village in the Raigad district. The path is made up of rocks and water, it is a bit difficult to walk as there are many loose stones on the way. After some time we reach the Sahyadriwadi; A village situated on a plateau near Supe-Naal. After walking from here for 2 hours, we reach the Kasbe-Shivthar village. Our trek ends at Shivtharghal caves.
Those who love such offbeat trekking in the Sahyadri hills and are physically fit should opt for this trek.
ShivtharghalJai Jai Raghuveer Samarth! Jai Bhavani! Jai Shivaji!
Shivtharghal, also known as Sundarmath, (Sundarmath means Beautiful Monastery), is a cave, about 34 km from Mahad, near Barasgaon, Maharashtra, India. Shivtharghal is located in Varandha Ghat in the Sahyadris on the Bhor-Mahad road. In monsoons, a waterfall falls in front of the cave. Samarth Ramdas dictated Dasbodh to Kalyan Swami. Samarth Ramdas lived here for about 22 years. It is believed that this is where the first meeting between the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Samarth Ramdas took place.
The cave was discovered by Shankarrao Deo of Dhule in 1930. The cave and surrounding area were renovated after Samarth Seva Mandal was formed in 1950. The campus includes the actual cave under the waterfall, Ramdas Swami temple, dining hall, and accommodation.
Day 1, SunPune > Trek to Shivtharghal via Supe Naal > Pune
05:00 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.
07:00 – 07:30 An hour of breakfast and tea break. Resume the rest of the journey.
09:30 We arrive at the starting point of our trek i.e. Sangavi village. Our field experts will provide pre-trek information and instructions to all participants.
10:00 – 15:00 Now, we start the trek towards the Supe Naal. We need to descend around 1,650 ft. and it took around 4-5 hrs. During the trek, in some places, you will find beautiful views of the Varandha Ghat and surrounding mountains. Also, you’ll encounter beautiful streams and waterfalls, making it a refreshing experience. The trail also offers breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and hills.
After about 4-5 hours of walking, our trek will end at Kasbe Shivthar village.
15:00 – 16:00 Reach Shivthar Ghal and visit the caves and temple. Explore the temple complex and offer prayers. Take some time to relax and soak in the spiritual atmosphere.
16:00 – 17:00 Refresh yourself. (Washrooms are available) Let’s have a meal together. Served hot and tasty vegetarian food.
17:00 – 22:00 Start the journey back to Pune with very pleasant memories.
22:00 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: ⇑ 0 ft. / ⇓ 1,650 ft. • Walk (approx.): 6 hrs., 7 km. • Accommodation: N/A • Meals: Breakfast, Meal after the Trek