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Raigad

Raigad Monsoon Trek

Raigad Fort remains a symbol of Maratha pride and resilience, attracting historians, tourists, and devotees alike who wish to witness the legacy of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the grandeur of Maratha architecture.

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Raigad Monsoon Trek
Raigad Monsoon Trek

Time & Location

29 Jun 2024, 11:30 pm – 30 Jun 2024, 10:00 pm

Raigad, Raigad, Maharashtra 402305, India

About the Event

Raigad Fort, situated in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India, holds immense historical and cultural significance. It is renowned for being the site of the coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of the Maratha Empire, making it a sacred fort for many. The fort served as the capital of Shivaji Maharaj's kingdom, reflecting its strategic importance and robust architecture.

Check out the Video of Shivgarjana by our team member in 2017.

Historical Significance

  • Coronation of Shivaji Maharaj: In 1674, Shivaji Maharaj was crowned as Chhatrapati (Emperor) at Raigad Fort, a momentous event in Indian history that marked the establishment of the Maratha Empire.
  • Capital of the Maratha Kingdom: After the coronation, Raigad Fort became the administrative and political center of the Maratha Empire, showcasing its prominence in the 17th century.

Architectural Marvel

  • Secured Fortification: Raigad Fort is considered one of the most secured forts due to its strategic location atop a hill and its formidable defenses. The fort is accessible via a steep climb or a modern ropeway.
  • Grand Plateau: The fort features a vast plateau that housed important structures like the king's palace, queen's quarters, granaries, and public assemblies.
  • Maratha Architecture: The fort's architecture reflects the ingenuity of Maratha engineering, with well-planned water storage systems, residential areas, and fortifications.

National Importance

  • Monuments of National Importance: Raigad Fort is listed as one of the Monuments of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). This designation highlights its cultural and historical value and ensures its preservation for future generations.

Highlights

  • Famous Historical fort of the Maratha empire
  • Guided tour of the fort
  • Capital of Swarajya

Trek facts:

  • Grade: Medium
  • Endurance: Moderate
  • Highest Elevation: 2700 feet
  • Trek Distance: 12KM Approx.
  • Base village: Pachad

Itinerary:

DAY 0:

  • Depart by hired AC vehicle from Dadar East at 11:30 PM with pickup points at Chembur, Vashi & Panvel.

DAY 1:

  • Reach base village - 05:30 AM.
  • Fresh up & Breakfast - 1 hour.
  • Trek Brief & Instructions - 20 minutes
  • Ascent trek to the Raigad fort - 2 hours.
  • Explore the attractions of the historical fort along with a guided tour - 3 hours.
  • Descend trek to base village - 2 hours approx.
  • Lunch break -1 hour.
  • Return journey to Mumbai - 5 hours.

Price: ₹1400

Included

  • Travel from Mumbai by AC seater Bus
  • Breakfast, Veg Lunch
  • Fort admission fee
  • Guided tour
  • Our Expertise

Registration Process:

Step 1: Book Your Seat

  • Visit the event website and book your seat by completing the registration process. ( Refer to the Manual Payment if you want to pay using UPI/NEFT).

Step 2: Fill Mandatory Disclaimer Form

  • After payment confirmation, participants will receive a participation disclaimer form.
  • Fill up the form accurately to provide necessary information.
  • Compliance with the disclaimer is mandatory for participation.

Step 3: WhatsApp Group Creation

  • A WhatsApp group will be created in the evening on the day of the departure.
  • All registered participants will be added to the group.
  • This group serves as a platform for communication, updates, and coordination among participants.

Trek Checklist

Clothing and Footwear:

  • Trekking/Hiking Shoes: Sturdy shoes with a strong grip, suitable for the terrain.
  • Full Sleeve Quick Dry Shirt/T-shirt: Quick-dry fabric helps keep you dry and comfortable.
  • Full-Length Hiking Trousers: Protects your legs from scratches and insect bites.

Things to carry in Rucksack:

  • Water: Minimum 2 litres to stay well-hydrated during the trek.
  • Cap/Hat: Protects your head and face from the sun.
  • Food Items: Fruits, dry fruits, energy bars, and healthy snacks provide sustenance.
  • Toiletry Kit and sunscreen lotion.
  • Poncho/ Raincoat.
  • Waterproof Pouch for Phone & Wallet, Raincover for rucksack/ Backpack.
  • Extra Set of Clothes: Useful in case you get wet or need to change.
  • Extra Pair of Socks: Keep your feet dry and comfortable.
  • Flip-Flops: During Travel.
  • Hiking Pole: Provides stability and support, especially on uneven terrain.
  • Personal Medicines: Carry necessary medications and a basic first aid kit.
  • Identity Proof: Carry a valid Government ID proof.

Trek Disclaimer:

  • Mandatory Disclaimer Form:Accurate details in the online disclaimer form are mandatory. Inaccurate details will require refilling; no exceptions will be made.
  • ID Card Requirement:Participants must bring an ID card for safety purposes.
  • Punctuality:Respect the schedule and other participants' time; avoid causing delays.
  • Parental Consent for Under 18:Participants under 18 years old must have parental consent to participate.
  • Itinerary Modifications/Cancellations:Participants will be informed in advance about any itinerary changes or event cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Weather and Organizer Authority:We have the right to cancel, postpone, or relocate the event due to unexpected weather changes. Team Ramblersindia or the trek leader at the site may not be held responsible if the entry is closed by local authorities or governing bodies. In such cases, the trek leaders will make efforts to select an alternate nearby location for the participants. The preferences of the participants will be taken into consideration when determining the alternative location.
  • Expense Responsibility:Participants are responsible for expenses not mentioned in the event fees. If extra expense occur when the location is changed then every participant had to pay the extra expense incurred that will be notified by our team.
  • Misconduct and Prohibited Activities:Misconduct will not be tolerated. Strictly no alcohol consumption, smoking, or any kind of intoxication. Participants must refrain from playing loud music or teasing animals during the trek.
  • Personal Hygiene:Avoid using deodorant or perfume on the trek day. Strictly adhere to Leave No Trace principles; do not litter plastic.
  • Facility Information:A basic washroom facility is available at Base village as well as at the fort. Participants should exercise caution when hiking through forest areas.
  • Group Coordination and Cooperation: Participants should coordinate, maintain discipline, and work together as a team. Appreciate cooperative behaviour with fellow participants.
  • Safety Disclaimer:While safety is a priority, the Ramblersindia team and designated trek leaders are not responsible for severe injuries or fatalities.
  • Personal Belongings: We are not responsible for personal losses such as theft or damage to personal belongings. Participants are usually expected to take personal responsibility for their belongings and exercise caution to prevent such incidents.
  • Payment and Registration:Participants are responsible for bearing convenience fees charged by payment gateways.

Payment Policy:

  • Third-Party Payment Gateways: We utilise third-party payment gateways to simplify the registration process. The convenience fee, along with the main event fee, is included and will be displayed at checkout. This fee is to be borne by the customer.
  • Manual Payment Option: Participants have the option to make a manual payment for their ticket. This might involve transferring funds via UPI (Unified Payments Interface) or NEFT (National Electronic Funds Transfer) referencing a provided transaction ID or reference. The manual payment option is valid for only one hour from the time the ticket is marked as unpaid. This means participants have a limited window to complete the payment process.If the participant fails to make the payment within the specified time frame, the order will be automatically marked as cancelled.
  • Transaction Confirmation: Participants paying through UPI/NEFT to our current account (where the convenience fee is nil) must provide the transaction reference via email/WhatsApp for confirmation.
  • Service Availment: No concessions or discounts will be provided if participants choose not to avail of specific services offered during the event.
  • Withdrawal: If a participant withdraws from the event after registration, carry forward of the amount is not available. Refunds will be provided as per the refund policy in place at the time of withdrawal.

Refund Policy:

  • Refund Medium: Refunds will be processed through the same medium the payment has been made.
  • Processing Time: Refund will be issued only on the Event Date or Next Business day. Refunds may take between 3 to 10 working days to be processed. If the amount hasn't been refunded within this period, the paid recipient needs to check with the payment gateway support for assistance.
  • UPI and Current Account Payments: Refunds will be Issued on the Event Date or Next Business day, it will be processed within 2 days and transferred to the UPI ID if paid through UPI or transferred to our current account. We will be requesting either the UPI ID or Bank Account Details to process the refund.
  • Refund can't be issued to the Payment wallet or Phone number, Only UPI ID is valid.
  • Refund Issuance: Refunds will not be issued in cash or coupons unless agreed upon with the participant. A refund will not be processed on weekends due to unavailability of the team.
  • Exclusion of Convenience Fee: Refunds exclude the convenience fee. This is applicable for those who paid through third-party channels or payment gateways, which includes an extra convenience fee. For instance, if the event price is 1000 and the convenience fee is 5%, making the total paid amount 1050, during the refund, only the event fee of 1000 will be considered, excluding the convenience fee.
  • Refund Percentages:60% refund for cancellation three days or more before the event. 50% refund for cancellation two days before the event. 40% refund for cancellation one day before the event. 30% refund on the day of the event. No refund for a no-show.
  • Event Cancellation: Full event fee will be refunded if the event is cancelled, excluding the convenience fee.

Schedule


  • 22 hours 30 minutes

    Itinerary

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