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Trekking to Fort Mahuli – The highest point of Thane

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15th Aug 2015

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The creator of this fort are Mughals. In 1485 this place came under rule Nijamshahi dynasty. When Shahaji Raje became the secretary of Nijamshahi, Mughals of Delhi tried to end Nijamshahi. In 1635-36, Shahaji Raje transferred himself with Jijabai and Shivaji to Mahuli. When Khan Jaman attacked the fort, Shahaji asked Portuguese for help, who refused and Shahaji surrendered.

Shivaji took this fort from Mughals on 8 Jan 1658. In 1661 it was given back and was won again by Shivaji. In treaty of Purandar, in 1665, Marathas lost these forts again. In Feb 1670, Shivaji Maharaj tried to conquer Mahuli, but failed, Manohardas Gaud, was the in charge of the fort. A thousand Marathas were killed.Most of them were from nearby villages. Shivaji Maharaj said to his dead kadam sardar he is our gold. So maharaj gave sonare surname to this family. Manohardas Gaud, soon gave up his position and Alveerdi Beg took over. On 16 June 1670, after two months, Moropant Pingle conquered the forts and Mahuli, Bhandargad and Palasgad became part of Swarajya. Till 1817, Shivaji's dynasty owned the fort but later on it was controlled by the British Raj.

It is the highest point in the Thane district. The forest surrounding Mahuli has been declared as a sanctuary. This is a popular trekking destination and a paradise for rock-climbers because of many nearby pinnacles with interesting names like Vazir, Vishnu, etc given by the local trekking and climbing fraternity.


Type: Hill Fort
Region: Thane
Height: 2815 ft 
Grade: Medium

Itinerary:

15th august
Train Timings: Kasara slow local.
05:02 am CST
05:10 am Byculla
05:20 am Dadar
05:30 am Kurla
05:57 am Thane
06:19 am Dombivali
06:28 am Kalyan
06:41 am Titwala
07:01 am Asangaon
07:30 am Breakfast
08:00 am Move towards mahuli village by local transport
09:00 am Start Ascend
11:30 am At Top
11:30-01:45pm Explore, Rest and Lunch
02:00 pm Start Descend
04:00 pm Base
05:00 pm Asangaon station

Cost: 450 rs per person

Inclusions
Transport from Aasangoan to Aasangoan
Breakfast
Professional expertise


Exclusions
Meals during travel
Personal expenses
Insurance of any kind
Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses
Any item not covered under “inclusions”

Minimum number of participants: 10 (for the event to happen)

All our explorations are nature-friendly. Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. If anyone found doing the same, will be debarred without refund from the exploration.

For confirmation of the seat, full amount needs to be deposited prior to the event. Prior to making any payments please confirm about the seat availability by calling/whats app on the below given numbers.

Payment options:
Bank Name: ICICI
Bank Name: Ankita Phalle
Account No. 107401505442
IFSC Code: ICIC0001074
Branch: Thakur Complex Branch

For payment using credit/debit card/net-banking:
https://www.townscript.com/fortmahuli15thaug

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