Korigad (also called Koraigad, Koarigad or Kumwarigad) is a hill fort located about 20 km (12 mi) south of Lonavla in Pune district, Maharashtra, India. Its date of construction is not known but likely predates 1500. It is about 923 m above sea level. The planned township of Aamby Valley is built over the fort's southern and eastern foothills. The closest village is Peth Shahpur, about 1 km (0.62 mi) north of the fort.
History: This fort was forcibly taken over into his kingdom by Chhatrapati Shivaji along with the forts of Lohagad, Visapur, Tung and Tikona in 1657. On March 11, 1818, Colonel Prother tried to take over this fort but even after a prolonged siege could not make any headway. Finally on 14 March, by igniting the stored ammunition by means of a loose cannonball he succeeded and this fort went to the British.
The fort is located about 923 m (3,028 ft) above sea level, rising over 200 m (660 ft) higher than the neighboring valleys. To the east, there lie two artificial lakes part of the Aamby Valley project which later drains into the Mulshi reservoir. There are two lakes on the top of the fort.
Things to see: 2 Large Ponds Korlai Devi temple Ganesh temple Fortification of the fort Beautiful views of the surrounding valleys Walk along the entire perimeter of the fort (about 2 km) Aamby Valley View from top From here Nagphani Point, Tung, Tikona, Matheran, Prabalgad, Karnala, and Manikgad ranges can be seen.
Level: Easy Height: 3028 ft Time: Approx. 1.5 to 2 Hours Grade: Easy| Endurance: Easy
Itinerary for the Event: 06:00 am: Meet Team at SGNP Gate, Borivali (East), Leave for Koraigad 06.30 am: Kotak Mahindra Bank ATM, near Dadar (E) station 07:15 am: Pick u from K Star Mall Chembur 07:40 am: Pick up from Vashi 08:00 am: Pick up from 3 Star, Kharghar 10:15 am: Reach the base village and enjoy breakfast 10:30 am: Start the trek 12:00 pm: Reach the top and explore the fort. Explore the Big Fort and Large Ponds 01:00 pm: Start descent to the base village 02:30 pm: Reach the base village and enjoy lunch 03:30 pm: Start back Journey to Mumbai 08:00 pm: Reach Mumbai
The cost for the trek will be INR 1250/- per head.
Inclusion: 1. Traveling by private Non AC bus from SGNP to SGNP, 2. Morning Tea & Breakfast. 3. Lunch & evening tea/Coffee 4. Adventure Geek Expertise Charges
Exclusion: 1. Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc. 2. Anything not mentioned in inclusions
Things To Be carried: Identity proof (must) Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.(optional) A bottle of water (at least 2 Ltrs) Compulsory TORCH with extra batteries Cap, etc. Medicine those if u require usually (Optional) Camera(Optional) A good trekking shoes, extra pair of floaters, extra clothes. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that one has one's hands-free while trekking. Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas. Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.
Rules --------------------------------- No Smoking, tobacco, and alcohol Be a group - it’s not a race NO littering please...we are educated :) The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.