One Day Trek to Irshalgad in 100Rs in Panvel(Mumbai).

Tripoto
18th Feb 2017
Day 1

Irshalgad top.

Photo of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Gautam Vaishnav

Amazed by how could one go on a trek for just Rs.100? Well, its true and let me show you how. Today I am going to give details about my latest trekking adventure to Irshalgad. Its like the lower your budget goes the more you explore.

https://youtu.be/eI0kxWLbBL4

Irshalgad top pinnacle.

Photo of One Day Trek to Irshalgad in 100Rs in Panvel(Mumbai). by Gautam Vaishnav

Things that you need to carry along are:

2litres of water,

dry fruits,

lunch

fruits

And a pack of glucon-d

Trek grade- medium.

I started my journey to my trekking destination from Dadar station at 05.30am towards Panvel (ticket fare from Dadar to panvel costs Rs.20 one way). I reached Panvel station with one of my friend who is joining me on this adventure. The Panvel ST stand is a 10 min walk away from the Panvel railway station & then from there hop on to a bus headed to Chouk (ticket fare Rs.20 one way).

Chouk Station 10min walk from bus stop.

Photo of Panvel, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Gautam Vaishnav

Upon reaching Chouk, enquire locals about Irshalwadi village. As you head towards Irshalwadi, you can spot Morbe Dam towards your right side. (Check the image below).

Dam on the right hand side.

Photo of One Day Trek to Irshalgad in 100Rs in Panvel(Mumbai). by Gautam Vaishnav

View from top.

Photo of One Day Trek to Irshalgad in 100Rs in Panvel(Mumbai). by Gautam Vaishnav

The left mountain is irshalgad.

Photo of One Day Trek to Irshalgad in 100Rs in Panvel(Mumbai). by Gautam Vaishnav

Chouk to Irshalwadi is a 90-120mintues walk. Once you reach Irshalwadi, you will find a small school from where you need to head towards the left and walk through a village and then you would find a temple on your right side. Go straight ahead keeping the temple to your right .(ref the image).

School at irshalwadi from here go from the left side.

Photo of One Day Trek to Irshalgad in 100Rs in Panvel(Mumbai). by Gautam Vaishnav

Temple on the way. keep it to the right hand side and go straight.

Photo of One Day Trek to Irshalgad in 100Rs in Panvel(Mumbai). by Gautam Vaishnav

Look for some marking on a stone that will help you reach your destination. Also on your way, you will find chocolate wrappers strewn over, which is an assuring sign that you are on the right path.

View from top.

Photo of One Day Trek to Irshalgad in 100Rs in Panvel(Mumbai). by Gautam Vaishnav

Once you reach the first patch to climb from big rocks you will find a route on the left side which is the correct path to reach the top.(Don't go straight climbing).If you go straight to the top you can encounter a dangerous path(check the video).

Both the sides it a fall.

First you will find a water tank ascend to the top..

First water tank

Photo of One Day Trek to Irshalgad in 100Rs in Panvel(Mumbai). by Gautam Vaishnav

After this water tank you will also find a small temple to your right and a wooden ladder to ascend to the top.

small temple.

Photo of One Day Trek to Irshalgad in 100Rs in Panvel(Mumbai). by Gautam Vaishnav

Wooden Ladder.

Photo of One Day Trek to Irshalgad in 100Rs in Panvel(Mumbai). by Gautam Vaishnav

Once there, you will find a window like structure which is usually seen from the base village.

Window structure which is visible from the base.

Photo of One Day Trek to Irshalgad in 100Rs in Panvel(Mumbai). by Gautam Vaishnav

From this window structure, you need to head towards the left, . After this point you come across one more water tank, where I stopped by to rescue a snake trapped in that tank(see pictures).

Handling of wild animals/species should be done carefully or only under expertise

Furse snake trapped in the water tank.

Photo of One Day Trek to Irshalgad in 100Rs in Panvel(Mumbai). by Gautam Vaishnav

Furse snake rescued.

Photo of One Day Trek to Irshalgad in 100Rs in Panvel(Mumbai). by Gautam Vaishnav
Photo of One Day Trek to Irshalgad in 100Rs in Panvel(Mumbai). by Gautam Vaishnav

This tank comes to the left of the top; to enjoy better view I recommend to go on the right side of the top. Now you can sit back, unwind & soak in the calmness with an awesome view of the dam.(check out the video)

To sum it up, let’s break down the expenses you will incur :

Dadar-Panvel = 40rs (return)

Panvel-chouk=40rs(return)

Some snacks=20rs

While returning back you can get fresh in the dam.

I was alone in the whole dam.

Photo of One Day Trek to Irshalgad in 100Rs in Panvel(Mumbai). by Gautam Vaishnav

So here you go, a complete guide to trek to irshalgad in just 100rs. If you have any queries , please feel free to contact me. I am just like you - A traveler seeking thrill by discovering new places & amazing adventures!. Complete details on this trek you check on www.trekraw.com

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any shade for night trek on irsalgad?? & please provide contacts if any for travel
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