Date: 26-27 Oct 2019 Event Grade: Easy Endurance Level: Medium Event Type: Trek Height of fort: 3700ft approx. Location: Karjat / Panvel
Total time required to reach a base: 1 hour from Karjat railway station
Total time required for climbing: 3 hrs of normal climb
Duration: 1 Night Cost: Rs.650/-
Irshalgad Fort is located in between Matheran and Panvel in Maharashtra. It is a sister fort to Prabalgad. The area of the fort is not large but there are several water cisterns cuts from the rock.
There is a water tank on the route from Irshal Plateau to the peak. To reach the top of the pinnacle it is essential to have artificial rock climbing equipment. From the top, you can see the forts of Prabalgad, Matheran, Chanderi, Malanggad, Karnala, and Manikgad.
From Chowk, Karja village (the starting point of this trek) is a comfortable 2.3 kilometers walk. From Karja village you follow a wide well-defined path till Irshalwadi village. The path climbs a steep ridge and then tapers to an easy ascend till Irshalwadi. From Irshalwadi village head towards a temple dedicated to a local deity and access the Irshalgad plateau via a west-east axis. The trek is child-friendly till the pinnacle base.
Night Trek full of adventure
Companion hills such as Prabalgad, Matheran, Manikgad, Karnala from the top
The sight of the Morbe dam and the cool breeze
Adventures and easy climbing
Travel Schedule :
We’ll be boarding the below train from our nearest local station. Train timings are shared below for convenience.