Trek in Vasota Fort Jungle

Explorers Treks and Tours
INR1200
  • 1 day
    (Duration)
  • Very Easy
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)
  • Hilly
    (Terrain)

Trek in Vasota Fort Jungle By Explorers Treks and Tours



Description

Vasota Fort (also called Vyaghragad) is located in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Shivaji Maharaj named the fort “Vyaghragad” (Vyaghra – means tiger), owing to its difficult natural defense. After Shivaji Maharaj, the brave Maratha Bajirao Peshwa carried on the Swarajya mission of ousting the Mughal invaders from our country. In 1818 however, British bombarded the fort with heavy artillery thereby destroying many buildings. It is said that this fort was built by Kolhapur Shilahara Raja Bhoja II (1178–1193). It was captured by Shivaji Maharaj in 1660. Vasota is the most popular Jungle trek in Maharashtra. Located deep within the Koyna Wild Life sanctuary, the only to reach the base of Vasota is by a boat from Tapola or Bamnoli. You will Surely enjoy the Trek & Camping in the Laps of Nature!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last date of Confirmation: 12 March, 2015.

Departure Date & Time: 14 March by sharp 11.30 pm, at SP College, Tilak Road.

Arrival Date & Time: 15 March around 11.30 pm, at SP College, Tilak Road. (We may come to Pune ONE Hour Before OR After the given time)

Meeting Time and Place: 14 March by 11.15 pm, at SP College, Tilak Road.

Walking Time (estimated): 2.5 Hours

Difficulty Grade: Easy

Endurance Level: Medium

Age Group: Minimum age is 16 & above

Mode of Transport: Pune – Bamnoli – Pune by Private Non AC 2×3 High back Simple Bus.

Route: Pune – Satara Highway – Satara – Bamnoli Village.


Itinerary

  • 11.30 pm

    Gather at SP College. After Attendance depart for Vasota. We will take a short halt at Satara.

  • 04.00 am

    Reach Bamnoli. Stay in a Temple. Bring sufficient Bedding & Warm Wear.

  • 07.00 am

    Wake up call by Explorers.

  • 07.45 am

    Tea & Breakfast. After breakfast 1 Hour is required for completing the Legal Procedures to enter the Vasota.

  • 09.00 am

    Start a Memorable Backwater Journey towards Vasota by Boat.

  • 10.30 am

    Reach Base of Vasota “Met-Indawali”. Briefing, Do’s & Don’ts by Team Explorers.

  • 10.45 am

    Start a Trek towards Vasota. Beautiful climb in the Vicinity of Nature.

  • 12.45 pm

    Reach the Top. Explore Vasota with Explorers.

  • 01.30 pm

    Start Descending the Fort.

  • 03.00 pm

    Lunch at Base of Vasota in a Open Jungle. Please Carry Steel Plate, Bowl, Spoon, etc. Avoid Disposable Plates.

  • 04.30 pm

    Return journey towards Bamnoli by Boat.

  • 06.00 pm

    Reach Bamnoli. Evening Tea & Snacks

  • 06.45 pm

    Depart towards Pune with Happy Memories.

  • 11.30 pm

    Reach Pune at SP College, Tilak Road. No Pick up & Drop other than Mentioned Route.


What to bring

  • A Good Quality of Rucksack suitable for One day Trek with all inside Luggage packed in a Plastic Bag.

  • Minimum 3 Ltr. Water Bottles.

  • Extra Dress in a plastic Bag.

  • Rainproof / Sun Cap / Warm Wear as per Season.

  • Napkin / Towel.

  • Glucon – D OR Electrol – Optional

  • Shoes Compulsory in a Good Condition while trekking.

  • Dress Code – T-shirt, Flexible Track pant. (HALF PANT NOT ALLOWED.)

  • Personal Medicines, if any.

  • This is just a reminder list of what to Bring. You can bring other things as per the Need.


Charges

Includes

  • Transport by Train. (Pune – Khandala by Singhgad Express & Lonavala – Pune by Local).

  • Trekking with all safety measures.

  • Morning Tea & Breakfast (Limited)

  • Flying Fox with all Adventure Gears, if separately registered.

  • Expert Team of Explorers.

  • First aid kit.

  • Government Service Tax.

Excludes

  • Tea & Lunch on Sunday, Cold drinks, Mineral water, etc.

  • Private orders of Tea, Breakfast, Meals, etc.

  • Personal expenses of any kind.

  • Insurance Coverage.

  • Medical expenses other than “First aid”.

  • Any other charges not mentioned in “Fees Include“.


Understanding

Food: Pure Vegetarian Food will be served by Explorers. If you want Non veg. Food, you can take it at Extra Cost at Actual. Please take the Railway Food (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner) in Proper time at Own Cost.

Medicine: Bring personal medicines, if any & the necessary things given in a list.

Railway Reservation*s: It is not possible for Explorers to ensure that the Participants will get Railway Reservations together or in the same compartment because of random seat allotment by Railway Computerized System.

Transport & Jungle Safari: For Jungle Safari six people can travel in a Gypsy, but it is not sure that same Group / Family can travel in a same Gypsy. If any Natural Calamity or Technical problem results into late or Safari get cancelled then Explorers or the leaders of Explorers are not responsible for same & in that case No refund is admissible.

Jungle Safari Zone: For Jungle Safari Explorers will choose the Safari zones as per the availability. We are not giving commitment of any specific zone Safari.

Room Allotment: In case of Odd number of Participants or Male / Female Ratio, It is not possible for Explorers to ensure that same Group / Family will accommodate in a same Room. TWO Persons on Bed & TWO persons will be provided by Mattresses, Blanket, Pillow, etc.

Hot Water: In Early Morning Warm Water will be served for Refreshment & in Afternoon Hot Water for Bath.

Drinking Water: Mineral Water Bottles will not be provided by the Explorers throughout the Tour.

During the Camp all the participants should obey all the instructions and decisions taken by the authorised representative of Explorers or Camp Leader.

During any type of event, in case of any dispute for whatsoever reasons, the decision of the Camp Leader or authorized representative of Explorers shall be final and binding on all the participants. The Participants shall be solely liable for the risks, responsibilities and consequences.

Medical Treatment: In case of any medical ailments, a disorder etc. which the participants are suffering or have suffered from, it is his/her responsibility to inform the organisers in advance, before commencement of the camp or trek. If required, the participant(s) will have to take medical treatment from the doctor / attendant available on the campsite or from the nearest available medical centre or hospital. The expenses for all medical treatment and arrangements for the same will be solely borne by the participant ONLY. The Camp Leader or the authorised representative shall have complete discretion to continue the camp without the participant(s) suffering from medical problem.

Photographs or Video Clips: Explorers reserves the right to use Photographs / Video Clips of the tourist taken on tour and / or given by tourist, for promotion of the Company’s Business without obtaining prior permission of the concerned tourist. Consumption of liquor, tobacco products, cigarette etc. is strictly prohibited during any type of Event. The trek will be considered over only when we are back to our decided arrival place.

Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Any breach of the above two rules will be taken seriously, and will be removed from the trek or camp, and no refund is admissible in such cases.

In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Explorers, it’s instructors, organisers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.

If the participants have enrolled for the activities like wildlife camping or any type of adventure sports activity, then all the risks and responsibilities related to and arising from such activities shall be solely upon such participants and Explorers shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever.

Insurance: Neither participants nor any event shall be insured by Explorers, unless mentioned specifically. Please Note that any Claims, disputes, court case, etc. shall be subject to Pune Jurisdiction only.


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