Valentine Day Night Trek

Valentine's Day Special Night Trek..
Dinner;  Barbecue; Campfire; Night Trek to Tikona Fort Summit

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Altitude: 3500 Feet

Location: 20 KM from Lonavala and 60 KM from Pune.




Celebrating after Bale Killa Conquest


Planned Schedule:

Feb 14, 2015.

2:30 pm Start from Mumbai (Pickup point Andheri / Vile Parle / Santacruz / Bandra / Sion / Chembur / Vashi / Belapur)
6:00 pm Arrival at Campsite tea.
7:00 pm Barbecue and Campfire
8:00 pm Dinner
9:00 pm to 01:30 am Night Trek; Summit Climb
Feb 15, 2015.
01:30 am Return Journey 
05:30 am to 06:30 am Drop participants at (Vashi / Chembur / Sion / Bandra / Santacruz / Andheri / Goregaon / Kandivali)

End of Tour

Trip Fee: 
Rs.1550/- per person. Trip Fee Cost includes:
Evening Tea; Barbecue; Campfire; Dinner; Night Trek; Travel Mumbai to Campsite and Back
Trek Support by experienced Trek leads. 
Transport by Non-AC transport from Lonavala to Base Village and Base Village back to Lonavala

Commercial Terms / Cancellation Policy for One Day Trek Click Here

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Exclusions:

Bottled Water or other beverages other than mentioned above not included, Tips not include.
Meals during transit.
Anything that is not included is excluded.

Commercial Terms:
All bookings against 100% advance, we have to manage all arrangements to create a good experience for you and your group.

cancellation policy with respect to your date of booking:
25% deduction of total camp fee booking amount for cancellation done before 21 days
50% deduction of total camp fee booking amount for cancellation done before 5 days 

No refund for an cancellation done in last 4 days before your event.

About Tikona Fort

Tikona  also known as Vitandgad is the dominant hill fort in Maval in western India. It is located near Kamshet around 60 km from Pune 20 km from Lonavala, around 120 km from Mumbai. The village nearest the fort is called Tikona-Peth or Tokono-Peth. The 3500 ft high hill is pyramidal in shape and the name Tikona means "triangle".

The fort is a trekking destination noted for the large doors, the temple of 'Trimbakeshwar Mahadev', a water tank and some Satvahan caves. The fort summit also has a commanding views of Pawna dam and the nearby forts of Tung, Lohagad and Visapur.  There is a small ponds and water reservoirs  at and near the summit.



How to reach there?
From Lonavala take left from Kumar Resort after Shivaji Putla at Lonavala follow Pawna Road after crossing Pawna Dam take the road on the right going towards Paud. The vehicle will climb ghat road to road till Tikona Peth (Base Village); take the village road going straight going towards the start of the trek. Lonavala to Tikona Petch (distance 20 km).
From Kamshej take Paud road, after Panna Nagar follow Paud Road till Tikona Peth. From Kamshej to Tikona Peth approximate distance 15 km.


View from Summit


History
Little is known about the origins of this fort. There is a Vihara on the fort datable to circa seventh-eight centuries A.D. Malik Ahmed Nizamshah of the Nizam dynasty conquered the fort in 1585 and annexed it to the Nizam territory. In 1657, Shivaji brought the whole of Konkan, which had been Nizam territory, under his control when he conquered Tikona along with the forts of Karnala, Lohgad, Mahuli, Songad, Tala, and Visapur. This fort was a strategic nexus: the centre of control for the entire Pawana Mawal region. In 1660, Dhamale family one of the Deshmukh from Maval region was charged with ensuring the security of fort Tikona. Jaysingh invaded the region in 1665 and the local villages were by Dilerkhan but the forts held out. Tikona fort was surrendered to the Mughal warrior Kubadkhan, who had attacked the region together with Halal Khan and others, according to the Treaty of Purandar signed on 12 June 1665. Kubad D Khan took over the fort on 18 June but it was later recaptured by the Marathas.

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Tikona down hill during nigh trek

One of the many secret caves at Tikona Fort
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The Chakki








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