210 Photos - Jan 19, 2013
Photo: Waiting for very log time ... to complete this trek which is in our pending list for very long time... :) Trek Map Start Point : Gunjavane End Point : VelhePhoto: Har Har Mahadev.............. Trek Start.....Photo: First time in our trekking life we got sand model to review our plan... :) Replica of fort Rajgad at base village GunjavnePhoto: And this is Durgraj Rajgad from base village GunjavanePhoto: To RajgadPhoto: Suvela machi and it's Nedhe from base.Photo: To RajgadPhoto: RajgadPhoto: First Break ....Photo: Let's start after small break....Photo: Chale chalo....Photo: Rock patch on way to Rajgad via Chor Darvaja....Photo: Sanddep on rock patch on way to Rajgad via Chor Darvaja....Photo: Chor darvaja on Padmavati Machi...Photo: Raman at Chor darvaja on Padmavati Machi...Photo: Stairs move up from Chor DarvajaPhoto: Sumi, Kanchan, Salil and Raman, at Chor......... ... DaravajaPhoto: Padmavati TalavPhoto: Raje Gad Khasa jamalay..... Sandeep on Padamavati Machi.... looking at Fort ToranaPhoto: Fortification on Padmavati MachiPhoto: Unnecessary Hikers at Padmavati TalavPhoto: Padmavati TalavPhoto: Padmavati TalavPhoto: Padmavati devi MandirPhoto: Padmavati Devi temple on RajgadPhoto: Photographers captured in Frame...Photo: Auewsum work at Padmavati TemplePhoto: Padmavati Talav from diff anglePhoto: Rajgad Bale killa...and Pali Darvaja...Fortification on RajgadPhoto: Raje.... Trivar MujaraPhoto: Rajgad BallekillaPhoto: Pali Darvaja...Photo: Hitesh ...Photo: Kishore The Ex leader giving some tips for future Leaders...Photo: Fortification on RajgadPhoto: Gunjavane Darvaja ...Behind that is Suvela MachinPhoto: Duba..Photo: Fortification on Rajgad... Gunjavane Darvaja from Suvela machiPhoto: Zunjar Buruj (Watch Tower) on Suvela MachiPhoto: Zunjar Buruj (Watch Tower) on Suvela MachiPhoto: Zunjar Buruj (Watch Tower) on Suvela MachiPhoto: Nedhe on Suvela MachiPhoto: Elephant Shape Rock formation on Suvela machiPhoto: Fortification on Suvela MachiPhoto: Rajgad Ballekilla from Suvela Machi..Photo: Water tank on Suvela MachiPhoto: Fortification on Suvela MachiPhoto: Unnecessary Hikers walking on path where some time in past our Brave Maratha Warrior patrol RajgadPhoto: Sumi walking towards Suvela Machi DarvajaPhoto: Suvela Machi DarvajaPhoto: Suvela Machi from Zunjar BurujPhoto: Time to move towards Balle KillaPhoto: Rajgad Balle Killa from Suvela MachiPhoto: Rock Patch on the way to Rajgad Balle Killa ....but no need to worry ...now railings are installed on it till top.... :)Photo: Rajgad Maha darvaja on Balle KillaPhoto: Rajgad Maha darvaja on Balle KillaPhoto: Suvela Machi from Rajgad Maha darvaja on Balle KillaPhoto: Suvela Machi and Duba from Rajgad Maha darvaja on Balle KillaPhoto: Chandrakor Talav on Rajgad Balle killaPhoto: Bajar Peth (Market Place) on Rajgad Balle killaPhoto: Padmavati Machi Rakshak Huda... ( Watch Tower to defend Padmavati Machi).Photo: Padmavati Machi Rakshak Huda.Photo: Padmavati Machi and it's "Rakshak Huda"Photo: Pali Darvaja from Balle KillaPhoto: Padmavati Machi bird eye viewPhoto: Pali DarvajaPhoto: Andrew... got this enthusiastic who is on tour of various forts of Maharashtra.... Nice to see him.. :)Photo: Fortification on RajgadPhoto: Suvela Machi and Kaleshwari Buruj from Balle KillaPhoto: Water Tank on Balle KillaPhoto: Fortification on Rajgad Balle KillaPhoto: Fortification on Rajgad Balle KillaPhoto: Suvela Machi Rakshak Huda.... This is call total defense ...and that's Shivaji Maharaj stay on this forts for longest time that any other fort....Great DefensePhoto: Time PassPhoto: RamanPhoto: Fortification on Rajgad Balle KillaPhoto: Chandrakor TalavPhoto: Time to Move back to Padmavati Machi which is our place to stay for to nightPhoto: Rajgad Maha DarvajaPhoto: Yours Truly.....Photo courtesy Amit SawantPhoto: Day 1 : End ....Photo: But  The Dark Night Begins.....time for singing...Photo: Day 2: Start....Todays plan ... To Torana via Rajgad Torana ridge ...around 7 hours walk..Photo: Good Morning.....Photo: Ambarkhana...Photo: Nandi ....Photo: Rani Sai Bainchi SamadhiPhoto: Photo: Our Place for Night StayPhoto: Padmavati TalavPhoto: Fortification on Padmavati TalavPhoto: Fortification on Padmavati TalavPhoto: Way to enter Padmavati TalavPhoto: Fortification on Padmavati TalavPhoto: Photo: MePhoto: Photo: Group Snap at RajgadPhoto: Rajgad Balle KillaPhoto: Sadar or office on RajgadPhoto: Ruins on RajgadPhoto: Time to start our day.....To Sanjivani Machi... AmitPhoto: To Sanjivani Machi...Photo: To Sanjivani Machi...Photo: Photo: Way To Sanjivani Machi...Fort Tarana behindPhoto: Fortification on the way to Suvela MachiPhoto: Way to Sanjivani MachiPhoto: Pali DarvajaPhoto: Photo: Suvela Machi....Photo: Fortification on Suvela MachiPhoto: Suvela Machi....Photo: Me....Photo: Torana from Suvala MachiPhoto: This was the photo which was on the cover page of our history book....very happy to click his snaps...Photo: Jai Bhavani ....Jai Shivaji... Sanjivani Machi from Zunjar BurujPhoto: Yours Truly....Har Har Mahadev....

Photo courtesy Amit SawantPhoto: Sanjavani Machi DarvajaPhoto: Way to Chilkhati Burun BasePhoto: Raman and Abhijit on Walls of Sanjivani MachiPhoto: Zunjar Buruj on Sanjivani MachiPhoto: Photo: Unnecessay Hikers on Bini Cha Buruj, RajgadPhoto: Our Path to reach Torana...Photo: Rajgad Balle Killa from Sanjivani MachiPhoto: This is why Rajgad is unconquerable ... Every wall has double defense ... one person can easily move through narrow pass fom one end of fort to anothere...Hat's off to gr8 ArchitectPhoto: Photo: Photo: Time to Move to Torana Via Aalu Daravaja....Photo: Zunjar Buruj on Sanjivani MachiPhoto: Aalu Daravaja on Sanjivani Machi....This darvaja open at exactly opposite side of Torana...then we have to take 180 degree turn ..Photo: To ToranaPhoto: Photo: Fortification on Sanjivani Machi and Rajgad Balle KillaPhoto: Now one can imagine the height of Bini Cha Buruj... Where we were half an hour back....Photo: Leaving behind Rajgad...Photo: and Moving towards ToranaPhoto: Bini Cha Buruj from outside ....Photo: Photo: Descending Rajgad...Photo: Descending Rajgad...Photo: To Torana ....Rajgad is behindPhoto: To Torana via RidgePhoto: To Torana via RidgePhoto: To Torana via RidgePhoto: This is the only one patch where we found shade on our head ... othere wise all the route is expose to sun... that means you have to walk for 6 - 7 hours under the cool Sun Light... :)Photo: Ganesh Temple on routePhoto: We took wrong turn and found one house ....and what good to found butter milk in house.... Some time it is okie to take wrong turn... :)Photo: Our Target Budhala Machi on Torana in site ..but it is still 2 hours walk...Photo: After small break with fresh water and Butter Milk time to move again.....Photo: On the ridge ....Photo: Photo: On the ridge ....Budhala Machi in frontPhoto: On the ridge .... See what dist we covered ... Rajgad is on Horizon...Photo: And this is Torana looking closePhoto: On the ridge ....Photo: On the ridge ....Photo: On the ridge ....Photo: On the ridge ....Photo: On the ridge ....And ridge goes back till RajgadPhoto: Budhala Machi on ToranaPhoto: On the ridge ....pushing Heard for this last patchPhoto: Budhala MachiPhoto: On the ridge ....Photo: Torana from just below of Budhala MachiPhoto: At last at the base of Budhala Machi ... But we still have to cross one Rock patch...and after that arroung 45 min walk to top of fort Torana ...Photo: Iron Ladder on Rock Patch ..below Budhala MachiPhoto: From there we came... :)Photo: Marching towards Kokan Daravaja on Torana...Photo: Chilan Darvaja on Torana....Photo: Fortification on Chilan Darvaja on Torana....Photo: Unnecessary Hikers on Chilan Darvaja on Torana....Photo: View of Torana, Budhala MachiPhoto: Marching towards Kokan Daravaja on Torana...Photo: Kokan Darvaja of Kille ToranaPhoto: Kokan Darvaja of Kille ToranaPhoto: Rajgad from Kille ToranaPhoto: Day 2 : ends....Photo: Day 3 ; StartPhoto: Mengai Devi Mandir on Torana .... around 20 people can stay here...Photo: Mengai Devi Mandir on ToranaPhoto: Unnecessary Hikers group Photo on Torana...Photo: View from ToranaPhoto: Zunjar Machi on fort ToranaPhoto: Zunjar Machi on fort ToranaPhoto: Moving towards Zunjar Machi on fort ToranaPhoto: Rack Patch on Zunjar Machi on fort ToranaPhoto: Rack Patch on Zunjar Machi on fort ToranaPhoto: Entrance of Zunjar Machi on fort ToranaPhoto: Torana from Zunjar MachiPhoto: Photo: Fortification of Zunjar MachiPhoto: Fortification of Zunjar MachiPhoto: Our route to descend ToranaPhoto: Fortification on TaranaPhoto: Time pass photo 
Photo courtesy Amit SawantPhoto: walking on the walls of Torana....Photo: Walls of ToranaPhoto: Walking on the walls of Torana....Photo: Fortification on ToranaPhoto: Walking on the walls of Torana....Photo: Toranai Devi Mandir near Bini DarvajaPhoto: Me at Bini Darvaja on Torana fort

Photo courtesy Amit SawantPhoto: Bini Darvaja on Torana fortPhoto: Now railings are put on the entire way ... :(Photo: Path to descends ToranaPhoto: Torana from RidgePhoto: Fort Torana from Base village VelhePhoto: Trek ends after 3 days ... with this one item from pending list completed...:)