Explore The Offbeat Machal Trek With
Information About Trek
Duration : 1 Day
Date & Day: 25th Aug 2018 , Saturday
Region : Vishalgad
Difficulty Level: Easy
Endurance Level: Medium
Max Participants : 50 only
SOME INTERESTING THING ABOUT “Machal”
A lovely hill station with cool climate around the year near Vishal Gad fort. Start of river MUCHKUNDI which blows a crystal white water. A challenging and adventurous trekking point for nature lovers and trekkers. Its a Awesome place for nature Photography.
Situated almost 4000 feet high from the average sea level, this hill is separated from Vishalgad fort and the main Sahyadri range by a narrow gorge. Crowned with a level plateau three and a half miles long and one and a half broad, and freely supplied with water this 1500 Ares table land is well suited for a tourist destination. Clear and clean airy atmosphere, availability of sufficient potable water round the year at Machal, fascinates the visitors and gives them immense satisfaction. The place can be directly compared with Mahabaleshwarand Matheran, very famous hill stations in Maharashtra.
The place is situated on tableland in the lanes of haughty Sahyadri Mountains few miles south of the Rantnagiri-Kolhapure road. According to mythology in a narrow mounted cave on the western side of the hill, there lived the famous saint Muchkund blessed by Lord Krishna. And the origin of river Muchakundi can be observed at this place. Kajali and Muchkundi are the two rivers flowing through Lanja taluka .These rivers are originating from Sahtadri lanes and flow towards west to meet the Arabin sea
Key Feature Of Trek :
1) Machal Plateau
2) Muchkundi Caves
3) Ancient Time Temples
4) Old Time Water Resources At Machal Forest
5) Thrilling Valley in between Vishalgad & Machal
6) Explore The Untuched & Offbeat Machal Village
Things To Carry :
Water Bottle (Minimum 2 Liters)
Ready to eat food (Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.)
Medicine those you require usually (Optional).
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic,
Enerzal / Electrol powder , Glucon D, Lemon etc)
Keep an extra pair of cloths
Torch with Extra Battery
Sun Cap, Sun Glasses, Rain shitter
A Day Pack (Small Sack) to carry thing on the trek.
A haversack to put all these things
IMP- ( the stuff should be wrapped in plastic bags to avoid Getting wet in rain)
The cost for the trek is INR 1099/- per person (non refundable)
* Transportation Kolhapur to Kolhapur by private bus
* Vegetarian Food ( Breakfast, Pack Lunch, Energy Drink, Hi-Tea.)
* Expert Charges
* All Taxes and Service Charges
Cost Does not Include:
* Food ordered other than included meals in the Cost
* Personal Expenses like Soft Drinks, Mineral water, etc.
Saturday 25th Aug 2018
Meeting point at Gardan Hotel sharp at 05:30 AM departure to Vishalgada
Breakfast at Amba 8:00 AM
08:30 AM : We will reach at Manoli Dam view point
10:00 AM : Reach at Vishalgad
10:30 AM : Trek starts from Vishalgad to Machal
01:00 PM : Will reach at Machal & Lunch in Machal Village
02:00 PM : Start trek for Exploring Muchkundi Rushi caves.
04:00 PM : Descend towards Vishalgad
06:30 PM : Will reach at Vishalgad & departure to Kolhapur
09:00 PM : Reach at Kolhapur
Limited Seats are available, kindly confirm your seat by paying your trek fees as early as possible. Last date for registration is 20th Aug 2018
Kindly note :
Please avoid wearing gold ornaments and do not carry any valuable things.
Consuming Alcohol, Tobacco and Smoking is strictly PROHIBITED
Kolhapur Hikers will not be responsible for any type of injuries during trek
Registration forms are available on this address:
1) Hotel Marathi Khasiyat opposite N.C.C Bhavan
2) Wildthings shop Tarabai Park near Damini Hotel.
3) Hotel Vathrukhsh Shahu Park,more wadi ring road in front of SBI and BOI ATM.
4) Shanti Plywood Ajad Chowk.
For More Info & Registration Contact
Sagar Patil 8237079999 / 9579997111
Team Kolhapur Hikers
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