Date: for next scheduled one day trek to this fort.October 25th, 2015.
Enroute Mumbai – Ahmedabad highway, just off the highway. You may miss the turn if do not keep lookout for Asherigad and neighbouring Conical Hill. Around 2 hours drive from Mumbai. Region Palghar.
Medium Grade and Non Technical (around 2 to 3 hours climb and 1 hour 30 minutes to descend + time at the fort. Steady climb, near the Col little bit of scrambling but overall anybody will average fitness should be able to do this trek.
Altitude:1600 to 1800 feet above mean sea level.
Monsoon and winter till Mid-February.
More about Asherigad
Location: Enroute Mumbai – Ahmedabad highway, just off the highway. You may miss the turn if do not keep lookout for Asherigad and neighbouring Hill. Around 2 hours drive from Mumbai (just around start of Dhanu Taluka)
Trek Grade: Medium Grade (around 2 to 3 hours climb and 1 hour 30 minutes to descend + time at the fort. Steady climb, near the Col little bit of scrambling but overall anybody will average fitness should be able to do this trek.
Best time: Monsoon and winter till Mid-February.
More about the fort:
Asheri is one of the major forts in Palghar region due to its massiveness and height. Raja Bhoj built the fort about 800 years ago. Raja Bimb, ruler of Mahim captured it from Kolis in the beginning of 14th century. Portuguese had a control of the fort in 1556 and made it the head of 38 villages. The fort was taken by Moghals in the mid of 17th century but again captured by Portuguese in 1683. With the battle of Mahim and Vasai in 1737, Chimaji Appa took over the control of the fort and it was under the rule of Marathas till 1818 then was handed over to Britishers. Base village is Khodkona. It takes approx 1.5 hrs to reach the col & then 0.5hrs to reach the top. In the col, there is a temple of Vaghjai. The route then leads to carved steps. Remains of settlements, a ruined entrance, fortification symbols, Portuguese shield, 17 water cisterns, 2 lakes, a cave, temple are the things to see on top. One can see forts like Asheri, Adasul, Kohoj.
I do not claim to be a qualified historian, you may verify the above content from a more reliable source in case you are going to this fort for a historical case study or any other kind of study.
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6:00 am Start from Bandra / Andheri by private transport.
6:30 am Borivali
Carry packed breakfast or options for breakfast available on the way in forms of few restaurants.
8:30 am Arrival at base village
8:45 am Trek to the Summit
11:45 am arrival at the summit
Rest explore.. have lunch at the summit, in case you are visiting this place during monsoon or early winter there is some waterbody available there. But better carry your own source of hydration.
01:30 pm Start return trek
03:00 pm arrival at base village.
Opportunity for some local dip in pound for the adventurous kind.
You can have tea or the way back.
Hope you have a nice trek.
Trek fee for Schedule trek on October 25th, 2015.Rs.1250/- per head.
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Rs.1650/- per person. (Minimum billing for 4 persons to 15 persons) - 1 Guide Guides
Rs.1450/- per person. (Minimum billing 16 persons to 25 persons) - 2 Trek Guides
Rs.1250/- per person (Minimum billing 26 persons to 40 persons) - 3 Trek Guides
Transport Bandra/ Andheri / Goregaon / Borivali to Base village and back
(Pick-up and Drop).
Exclusions:Food is not included, Bottled Water or other beverages other than mentioned above not included, Tips not include.
Anything that is not included is excluded.
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More about Palghar Region:
Palghar is a beautiful small coastal town that is nestled between the sea to the west and hills to the east. The Palghar region in Thane district has maximum number of forts as compared with other regions in the district. Some of these are sea forts located along the coast such as Paankot or Alibaug Fort, Kelve Fort, Bhavangad Fort, Mahim Fort, Shirgaon Fort and Tarpur Fort. While other forts are on the top of the hills that lie to the east of Palghar – such as Tandulwadi, Kaldurg, Asava, Asherigad and Adsul.