Trek to Rajgad Fort

Tripoto
30th Oct 2015

Shivji's Capital

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Day 1

We boarded the Pune Express on Friday night at 10:40 PM from Hyderabad.

Hyderabad Railway Station

Photo of Hyderabad, Telangana, India by Abhishek Sura
Day 2

We reached Pune at 1:00 PM and got inside the hired vehicle.

Photo of Pune, Maharashtra, India by Abhishek Sura

We stopped for the lunch in some restaurant and started to the base village of Rajgad fort.

Base village of Rajgad Fort

Photo of Rajgad, Maharashtra by Abhishek Sura

We started our trek at around 4:30 PM in the evening and initially the climb was very less and it was just a walk.

It started to become dark and we continued our trek.

at 7:30 PM on the way to Rajgad Fort

Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura

We were doing masti and cracking jokes and moving forward and the climb became steep and we have no other option to continue in the dark.

At 9:30 PM we reached the Padmavathi Temple and this was our plan to stop and rest and continue to the peak the next day morning and we pitched our tents there in the open space. We can even sleep in the temple but by the time we reached the temple, it was already occupied by other trekkers.

We pitched our tents, finished our dinner and lit up the camp fire and the weather was pleasant .

Day 3

At 6:00 AM, the weather suddenly got changed and it was so cold inside the tent. Everyone was shivering and put their jackets and sweaters.

At Padmavathi Temple

Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura

We thought of seeing the sunrise from the top of the fort but because of the weather no one came out of the tents and it became late and we saw the sunrise from the place where we camped.

Sunrise

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We started at 7:30AM in the morning to summit the peak batch by batch. Our Captain Ghiridhar was first one to start.

Our Captain, Ghiridhar

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Later, we started one by one as batches.

Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura

The climb became steep and the path became so narrow. The steps were broken and it became difficult. Everyone has to support each other to reach the top.

Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura

With all these difficulties, we reached the top of the fort.

Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura

To our wonder, there was a lake on top of the fort at that height and that was filled with water.

Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura

The views from the top were mesmerizing.

Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura

We spent the good amount of time on top of the fort and clicked few pictures.

Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura
Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura
Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura
Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura

Then we started back to the place where we camped.

Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura

That's the top of the fort, which we reached

Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura

We got down and packed our bags and finished our breakfast. The local people who were on top of the fort were serving the poha and vadapav as the breakfast and it was so good as were hungry after that hike and ate a lot.

Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura

We clicked a group pic and started to the base village at 10:30 AM.

Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura

In the early morning, the weather was so cold, now it started to become hot. In the mean time our madam dear Akshatha has injured her leg and couldn't walk.

Mrs. Akshatha

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Thanks to her husband and our dear HR Venkat who were there supporting her and got her down.

At around 2:30 PM, it became so hot and we have came back to base village.

Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura
Photo of Trek to Rajgad Fort by Abhishek Sura

We boarded the bus and reached pune railway station and boarded the Konark Express and reached Hyderabad next day morning & finished our another beautiful trip.

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