Overview

Famous for its easily identifiable pinnacle, Irshalgad is the sister fort of Prabalgad located near Panvel, along with other well-known forts that came under Shivaji’s reign. Once you reach the top, Irshalgad trek is a great way of enjoying the view of entire cluster of these forts. It is also accessible for people looking for trekking near Pune because of its convenient location.

About Irshalgad

Visible from the Mumbai-Pune old highway, the pinnacle of Irshalgad has attracted all sorts of trekkers all these years. The villagers near the fort offer warn hospitality and guidance to whoever wishes to explore the historic place. While the fort is not as huge as its fellow structures on neighboring hills, it does add significance in terms of height. The climb to Irshalgad is a moderate one, although it promises magnificent view from the top.

13 Hours Available on request Dahivali, Maharashtra
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Take in the panoramic view of Sahyadris at crack of dawn
  • View of Prabalgad, Matheran, Manikgad, Karnala, Morbe dam from top
  • Find old rock-cut cisterns and a natural hole Nedhe on top
  • Indulge in local cuisine
Itinerary

Train option for Mumbai participants

Catch CSMT - Karjat local

CSTM - Karjat local timing

06:10 CSMT
06:18 Byculla
06:24 Dadar
06:31 Kurla
06:35 Ghatkopar
06:49 Thane
06:57 Dombivali
07:02 Kalyan
08:05 Karjat

 

Train options for Pune participants

Board Sinhgad express from Pune

06.05 Pune
06:10 Shivaji Nagar
06:28 Pimpri
06:33 Chinchwad
07:13 Lonavala
07:58 Karjat

 

08:05 Meet at Karjat railway station, near the ticket counter.

08:15 Move to Base Village by Tumtum / Eco / bus.

09 :30 am Reach base village (followed by breakfast at Base village

09:45 am Gear up for the trek and start ascending towards the peak

12 :00 Reach Top of fort. Exploration after reaching on Machi .

12:30 pm Start descending after relaxing at the fort for some time

Reach base at 04:00 pm (subjective)

Reach Karjat 06:30 pm (subjective)

 

Please note:

  • People may board the same train from their respective stations of convenience.
  • Missing the train is missing Trek, no refund will be provided.
  • Please carry packed lunch.
  • Please wear trekking shoes for this trek with good grip.

Things to Carry

  • Identity Card
  • Lunch
  • 2 ltrs water
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
  • Snacks & biscuits
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Clean napkin or towel
  • Rain coat/ Poncho / Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
  • Cap, sunglasses, scarf
  • Haversack or backpack (No sling bags)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Please carry personal medicines if any
  • Hand Sanitizer

Monsoon Safety Measures

  • Put clothes, money, camera, phone etc in polythenes while packing
  • Wear shoes with good grips
  • Use repellents to keep bugs away
  • Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand etc.
  • Do not stray away from your group during the trek
  • Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Local Transport traveling from Karjat to Karjat
  • Breakfast 
  • SR Expertise Charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Train Travelling
  • Lunch
  • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
  • Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
Pickup point
Directions.
Karjat, Karjat Dahivali Road, Aamrai, Karjat, Maharashtra 410201, India View on Map