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TMI: Trek from Chandragad to Arthur seat (via Dhawalya Ghat) & visit to Pratapgad on 30-31st Jan 2016 (start on 29th Jan Night)

"When your adrenaline calls you for high enduring adventure, you should go to a trek known for its enigmatic nature.
Chandragad and Arthur seat (Dhavlya Ghat) is one such trek.
This enduring trek in Javli’s dense forest will test your patience & Strength both."

Yet another chicken soup for trekker’s soul, we would like to invite you to adventurous trek to Chandragad and Arthur seat (Dhawalya Ghat) on 30-31st January 2016 (start on 29th Jan Night). We will also visit the majestic Pratapgad Fort in this trip.

Some Information about the trek:
Type: Range Trek
Grade: Medium
Endurance Level:  Tough
Height: Apprx. 4255 ft.
Base Village: Dhawale

The fort was constructed by Chandrarao More of Javli and it was named after him as ‘Chandragad’. It was taken over by ShivajiMaharaj in the 17th century. The fort was used mainly to keep close watch on the ‘Dhawalya Ghat’ route. 7-8 kms from Dhawale village is Umarathwhich is birth place of ShriTanajiMalusare also known as Simha (“lion”), a great worrier in the army of ShivajiMaharaj.

The history of Mahabaleshwar dates back to 1215 when it was visited by Jadav king of Devgiri. He built a small temple and water tank at the source of river Krishna. Around 1350, Brahmin dynasty took over power and gave the area peace and prosperity. In the middle of the 16th century the Maratha family of Chandarao More, became rulers of Javli and Mahabaleshwar, during which period the temple of Old Mahabaleshwar was rebuilt. In the 17th century it was taken over by ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaj. He overran Javli and Mahabaleshwar and constructed the impregnable fort at Pratapgad in 1656.

Arthur's Seat
Arthur's seat is a point at an elevation of 1340 mts. The point was named after British officer Sir Arthur Malet, who sat here and gazed at the Savitri River, where he lost his wife and children in a tragic ferry mishap.

Pratapgad  is a large fort located in Satara district, in the state of Maharashtra in India. Significant as the site of the Battle of Pratapgad, the fort is now a popular tourist destination.

Check the photos of previous event

The tentative Itinerary of the event is:
Day 0: 29th Jan 2016
Meeting Point:  Pritam Hotel, Dadar east at 11:00 pm
Pick up Points:   Chembur , Diamond Garden – 11:20 pm
                          Vashi Plaza, Vashi – 11:50 pm

Day 1: 30th Jan 2016
Reach Base village
Breakfast and start Trek
Explore Chandragad and start trek towards Bahirichi Ghumti.
Lunch Enroute.
Reach Bahirichi Ghumti, Dinner, Overnight Stay.

Day 2: 31st Jan 2016 
Start Trek towards Arthur Seat Point
Breakfast at Mahabaleshwar
Proceed towards Pratapgad.
Explore the fort
Lunch at the base
Start our journey back to Mumbai by 2 pm
Reach Mumbai by 09:00 pm.

Cost of the Trek is INR 2400 per head 
Earn Loyalty Points worth INR 160

Travelling from Dadar till Dadar by Pvt Non AC Vehicle
2 Refreshments, 2 Meals
Guide Charges
TMI Expertise charges.

Mineral water, Cold Drinks,
Food during travel.

Anything not mentioned above in inclusions.

Payment details:
One needs to pay the full amount as advance at the time of booking.

The amount is to be deposited in the following account.
ICICI Current Account No: 148805000123
Name: Trek Mates Outbound Services Pvt. Ltd.
IFS Code: ICIC0001488
Branch: Kalwa, Thane

Once payment is done, please send an email to trekmates@gmail.com with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell Number, Boarding Point (Dadar / Chembur / Vashi)

Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (Must)
Lunch for Saturday
Torch with Extra Batteries (Must)
Good trekking shoes (Must)
A bottle of water (At least 3 Ltrs)
Warm Jacket to wear in the morning,
Extra Pair of Clothes,
Sleeping Bag / Bedding,(Must)
Bunch of Newspaper,
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.,
Sunscreen, Cap, Camera etc
 Medicines and personal care stuff those if u require usually (Optional)

A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking. Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.

Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

It might be raining these days, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.

For Registrations, call us on
Trek Mates Office: 8422888006 / 007 / 008

Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.

Last but not the least, Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun so please check our "Rules and Regulation" page.

Medical Disclaimer: It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check-up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.

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