Irshalgad is situated in the Karjat Region. Other forts in this region include Prabalgad, Kalawantin and Malanggad. Actually Irshal is not a fort but it’s a pinnacle. Shivaji Maharaj captured the complete region of Kalyan and Bhiwandi, up to Rairi in May 1666.This fort too, must have come under the Maratha rule at that time.
Irshal is the next-door neighbour to Prabalgad. As mentioned above, Irshal is a pinnacle. There is a water tank on the route from the Irshal plateau to the peak. From there, we reach the needle hole near the top through a simple rock-climbing route. Proceeding little ahead, we see a water tank to the left and a cave to the right. This water is suitable for drinking. The route, which climbs up from near the needle hole goes to the top of the pinnacle. To reach the top of the pinnacle, it is essential to have artificial rock climbing equipment (we are not going to climb top). From the top we can see the forts of Prabalgad, Matheran, Chanderi, Malanggad, Karnala and Manikgad.
- Irshal is not a fort but it’s a pinnacle which was captured by King of Maratha in may 1666
- 'Nedhe' or 'Eye of the Needle'. Natural hole in the mountain top probably caused by wind erosion.
- Rock cut water cisterns
- Simple rock climbing route patch to reach til nedhe
- Natural scenic beauty of surrounding area
- Mesmerizing view of Morbe Dam
- Neighbouring forts like Prabalgad, Matheran, Chanderi, Malanggad, Karnala and Manikgad... can seen from the top
We’ll be boarding the below train from our nearest local station. Train timings are shared below for convenience.
Khopoli Semi Fast
11:18 pm CST
11:25 pm Byculla
11:31 pm Dadar
11:38 pm Kurla
11:42 pm Ghatkopar
11:54 pm Mulund
11:39 pm Thane
12:10 pm Dombivli
12:18 pm Kalyan
01:10 pm Karjat Station
Meeting Point : Karjat Railway Station at 01:20 pm
01.30 am Meet-up, freshen up and gear up for the event
02:30 am Reach base village, Introduction round and brief on rules and regulations to be followed by everyone on the event
03:30 am Reach Machi and take some rest
04:00 am Strt moving towards the top to get a panoramic view of the sun rise
05:30 am Reach top settle down wait for the sun rise, click pics with the sun rise
07:30 am Post sunrise and after clicking loads of pics, we will move start our descend back to base
08:00 am Reach Machi, continue return journey
10:00 am Reach base village/ taxi stand,Have breakfast and tea
11:00 am Take a return train to Mumbai
01:30 pm Reach Mumbai and bid adieu with a promise to meet soon
Event Fee: Rs.650/- per person.
Payment once done is non-refundable, do check for availability before making a payment.
Check List: (Rain Shower expected so please pack your bags accordingly.)
A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, Approx 3 ltr water, Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should wear good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, Raincoat.
Non compulsory items:
Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry, mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.
If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.
It’s totally self responsibility to take care of your things.
For Reg. & more details, contact our "Ranger”,
Suraj Parab: 7666606704
Registration will be done by Whatsapp only
What is included in the tour
- B/f & T,
- Travelling from Karjat to Karjat by local vehicle.
- Expertise charges
What is NOT included in the tour
- Medical coverage & anything other than mention above.