Bhairavgad(Moroshi) trek – Up the rock wall.

Of all the various forts located in the Junnar, Malshej Ghat region, within Pune or thane districts, Bhairavgad near Moroshi might be the least known. Shivneri, Hadsar are well known. Harishchandragad, AMK, Ajooba, Naphta etc, dominate the landscape to the west of the valley. Not that there is much to see on Bhairavgad, except a […]

Kaas Plateau ~ Venna Lake Walkathon – 2 Sept 2012

I was awake even before the alarm could go off at 3 AM. I almost jumped out of bed before I remembered the time and decided to take it slowly, least I make any noise. I had already laid out my things the previous night. All that remained for me to do was fill up […]

A Hike into the valley of shadows – Sandhan Valley

Sandhan valley always seems like a mysterious place that a few have visited. Its description as a valley of shadows added to its charm even more. The valley is located on the west side of beautiful Bhandardhara region near Samrad (pronounced sam as in farm and rad as in rudd) village. The village itself is […]

3 things to check for before you embark on an expedition

When you get busy with the equipment, the travel arrangements, creating a social media presence, it is easy to ignore items that you need to check for in yourself before you are exposed to the demands of an expedition. Expedition, as the word goes, involves some arduous task for an extended period of time — […]

Korigad Trek – Overlooking beauty

Korigad is one of the easiest for to climb in the Lonavala region. It is popularly clubbed with Ghanagad, another fort to the south. A marathon trek weekend can include visits to Korigad, Ghangad, Tel Bailya, Sudhagad and Sarasgad – all in 2 days. The fort affords a great view of the Aamby valley set […]

Core expedition equipment

In this piece, I’ll be listing the core equipment we took along, with its pros – cons and my observations. Some of this equipment is specific to our kind of expedition and is in part generic for all expeditions. Ultra light day sack – I had taken along my a Deuter 33L sack. I could have […]

Tikona Trek – Pavana’s jewel

Tikona is one of the easier and quick to access forts in the Lonavala region. It has scenic and has sweeping views of the Pavana valley, the lake ahead and a few forts in the same region, prominently Tung. How to reach and back: From Pune, take the morning 6.30 AM local from Pune station to […]