VRangers one day thrilling waterfall trek to Chanderi on 18th Aug 2013.

Amidst the lush green vegetation surrounding the mountain ranges of Nakhind and Mhasmaal, Chanderi Fort emerges like a masterpiece crafted with nature’s best hands. Situated at a height of 2,330 ft, the hill fort, now in ruins, offers a beautiful view of the surrounding area as well as presents one of the toughest trek routes around Mumbai.

Although worth mentioning as the jewel in the crown of forts in the district of Raigad, there is no significant history attached to this fort. Near the caves on the fort are visible some remnants of fortification. This is the only sign to designate Chanderi as a fort. Chanderi is famous for water streams and its difficult route. In monsoon route gets thrilling with water flow and tricky.

Type: Hill Fort

Region: Karjat.

Height: 2330 ft.

Grade: Hard (Experience Required)

Last Date for Reg:-16th Aug 2013.

Charges: Rs. 300/- {the charges of the trek include breakfast, travelling from Vangni to Badlapur by public transport and refreshment.}

History:

In May 1656 Shivaji Maharaj conquered all the territory up to kalyan-Bhivandi-rairi. This was when this fort came under the rule of Marathas. Lack of development, Low water storage areas, absence of significant constructions, limited facilities for people to stay and extremely difficult approach road seems to suggest that rather than a fort, this was possibly a military base.

Itinerary:

People can get into this local (2nd last compartment) or meet directly at Vangni Station.

Train Timings: Karjat slow Local (plz come with your return ticket).

CST 5.14 am                     Byculla 5.22 am             Dadar 5.32 am

Sion 5.38 am                    Kurla 5.44 am                Ghatkopar 5.49am

Bhandup 6.00 am             Thane 6.10 am              Diva 6.24 am

Dombivali 6.32 am            Kalyan 6.44 am             Ambernath 6.54 am

Badlapur 7.04 am             Vangani 7.16 am

Trek Schedule:

07.30 Hrs: Breakfast

08.00 Hrs: Move to Chenderi Dhaba by local auto/jeep.

08.30 Hrs: Start walking towards chincholi.

09.35 Hrs: Start Ascend.

12.40 Hrs: with waterfall route fun will reach to Caves.

13.40: Hrs Explore, Rest and Lunch.

14:25 Hrs: Start Descend.

16:30 Hrs: chinchavali base village.

18:00 Hrs: at Vangani / Badlapur station.

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:

Compulsory items: Lunch for the day.

A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, approx 3 ltr water, Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should ware good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, if you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid, carry some extra cloths.

Non-compulsory items but helpful:

Cap, Sunglasses, Raincoat, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery, mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.

(It’s totally self responsibility to take care of things.)

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Sudhir : 97028 78447.    Ananda: 98922 19155.

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