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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!
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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.
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
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.
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