Rich with history and lore the tale of the capture of Panhalagad is famous throughout the pages of history. Located in the towering ranges of Sahyadri Ranges near the city of Kolhapur, Trek to Panhalgad is one of the most strategic vantage offering views of the Bijapur trade route, an important route in the times of Maratha and Mughal empires.
The fort itself is an awe inspiring structure built in the 12th Century. With various historical monuments gracing its top, Panhalgad trek is a treat for all the history buffs. The monsoons lend their special caress to the beauty of the fort to transform it into a green and serene paradise. Embark on this offbeat Monsoon trek and let history come alive!
About the Activity with Details:
Relive the inspiring history of the Panhalgad Fort and a pay your homage to the brave souls who laid down their lives for its capture by the Maratha Empire as you Trek to Panhalgad. The expedition and adventure starts as you depart Pune with your group to reach Panhala Fort early in the morning. Thereafter, as you arrive at the fort next morning, take in the serene natural beauty and embark on the trail as you continue the Panhalgad trek. Observe and admire the pretty hamlets that dot your way and pay your respects at the Veer Baaji Prabhu Deshpande Tomb, in honour of the martyr who laid down his life fighting.
Your memorable excursion of Trek to Panhalgad comes to an end as you depart for Pune early next evening, carrying with you the warm feeling of having witnessed a moment in history.
Day 1 - Arrival at Panhalgad
Panhalgad, Trek Begins, Karpewadi Stay
This is the first day of your expedition, as you reach the base fort early morning, relax your muscles for the descent ahead. Cross Pusati Buruj, Mhasai, Turukwadi and other villages on the way as you make your way towards Karapewadi which will be your last destination for the day. Post a filling dinner, retire for the night in Karapewadi
Day 2 - Departure from Panhalgad
Pavankhind, depart to Pune, Trek Ends
Welcome the early morning and after munching on a fortifying breakfast embark on a trail towards the Veer Baaji Prabhu Deshpande monument that is called Pavankhind. Pay your respects to this brave martyr and commence the trail back to the Bhatt Aali where you will be having lunch. Post lunch, it is time to bid adieu to this encounter with history as you start on the drive back towards Pune.
Homestay at Karpewadi
All meals as mentioned in the details
All equipment for safety during the trek
Expert trek leaders
To and fro transport from Pune
Good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pair of socks
Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturizers
Water bottles, trendy backpack and energy bars/snacks
A pair of sunglasses and camera
Caps or hats
Personal toiletries and basic medication (if any)
Flash light (with spare batteries)
Insect repellent and emergency medical kit
Sleeping bag for the night
Participants are requested to carry their lunch on Day 01
Pay heed to the tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.
Avoid roaming during the nights.
Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
The tour takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
While visiting the temples, do obey proper dress-code and do not hurt the local sentiments of the places.
If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees
If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.
The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days
The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.