Chawand Fort & Naneghat
Villages: Chawand, Ghatghar
District: Pune
Altitude: Approx 3366 feet above sea level

Chawand Fort
Chawand fort is situated near Junnar village. Chawand is also known as Prasannagad named by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Chawand has many historical references to name a few are:

1) Malik Ahmed founded the Nizam Dynasty in 1485. He was the first Nizamshah who acquired the fort of Chavand after the dissolution of the Bahmani Empire.
2) Bahadurshah was imprisoned here in 1594 
3) In 1636 Shahaji Raje, father of Shivaji Maharaj signed a treaty with the Mughals, in which the Mughals got Chavand.

It is one of the significant ancient trade routes connecting ancient market towns of Kalyan & Junnar. Naneghat houses man-made caves carved in the Satvaahan era which has rich stories associated with it. The hill beside Naneghat called "Nanacha Anghtha" offers the best views.

Join us to explore these "Historically Rich" places.

15 Hours Available on request

Date: 19th January 2020, Sunday
0530 hrs: Reporting at Kothrud Office, Karve Road, Near McDonald's (Opp Karishma Society)
0545 hrs: Departure from Pune
0545 - 1000 hrs: Reach Chawand fort base - Enroute Breakfast
1000 - 1330 hrs: Start hike to Chawand Fort - Explore - Descend
1330 - 1500 hrs: Lunch - Rest at Kukdeshwar temple
1500 - 1800 hrs: Reach Naneghat - Explore - Tea/Snacks
1800 hrs: Start travel back to Pune
1700 - 2200 hrs: Reach Pune - Contribution Settlement - End of Trip

Deadline for Registration:- 17th January 2020, 1800 hrs

Here are some tips for a Happy and Safe Excursion!

Things to Carry : (Of course along with your ‘Energy and Enthusiasm’)
✦ Keep this list handy while Packing the Bag ✦

  • Small Sack / Backpack (20 to 30 lit) (Compulsory)
  • Minimum 3 ltr water bottle(s) & Electral / ORS (to keep yourself hydrated) (Compulsory)
  • Light Snacks & Lunch for self (Fruits / Energy Bars / Chocolates / Dry Fruits etc) (Compulsory)
  • Wear Dry-fit track pants and T-shirt (full sleeves) (Recommended)
  • Winter wear / Warm Clothes (Jacket / OR Windcheater) (Recommended)
  • Sun Cap / Hat / Sunglasses (Compulsory)
  • Sports / Trekking shoes (Compulsory) (Avoid Woodland / Canvas / Converse / Sandals)
  • Extra set of Clothes (If wish to change)
  • Floaters / Sports Loafers / Crocs (Useful while return bus journey)
  • Trekking Pole & Knee Cap (As per personal requirement)
  • Provisional cash @ Rs.1500/- per person OR Debit/Credit Card for digital payment.
    ​(At actual expense will be shared and contribution will be collected at the end of the trek)

Optional Kit:

  • Personal Medication if any.
  • Camera, Binoculars (Also bring a bag to protect this equipment from dust and Moisture).
  • Covers for Electronic gadgets (Camera, Phone, etc)
  • Small torch with extra batteries.

Things NOT to be brought:

  • Avoid Wearing Denim wear. (Full track pants & full sleeve T-shirt is suggested to avoid injury)
  • Large amount of cash and costly ornaments.
  • Loud Music Instruments.
  • Liquor and any of the tobacco items. (Consumption of these items) is NOT ALLOWED on FOLIAGE OUTDOORS EXCURSION.

Chartered Non-AC Vehicle.
Tempo traveller for 10+ participants to make it economical for all.
For lesser participants, Trek Leader will discuss and decide.

After Registration *Temporary What's App group" will be formed for further instructions & coordination.
What's App group will be formed by two days prior to the departure date.

Contact Number:
Trek Leader: 9822763638 (Aditya Joshi), 96736 32374 (Prasad Danve|)
Back-up contact: 7720012720 (Anupam Tamboli)