Monsoon trek - Shahaji's fort

| 50 Shades of Monsoon | Castle in Ruins | Unique Architecture | Dam |

Type: Hill Fort | 3200 Ft

Grade: Easy

Region: Igatpuri

Date: August 25th | (Last batch of Monsoon )

Location Category : Popular and Crowded / Serene and Non-Crowded ✔

Charges: Discounted Charge: 750/- Regular Charge: 900/-.

Located on the ancient trade route passing through the Thal Ghat, at a height of 3238 ft ASL, the hill fort of Shahaji offers a panoramic view of the entire region.

The major attraction is the Pandav Leni caves at the foothills of the fort with 3 principal areas The outer verandah, the abbey Vihar and the inner Garbhagriha. Even though the origin of the fort remains ambiguous, the Jain caves at the foothills indicate that it might have been constructed around 10th century. The steps and the entrance gate of the fort have been carved out of a single rock.

Monsoon is here and Mischief Treks is all game for monsoon masti. So, get the devil out of yourselves guys. Lets rock the Sahyadris.

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Meeting point:

Kasara station platform 4 Ticket window by 09:15 AM.

09.25 am - We will proceed towards base village by private vehicle

Breakfast enroute at Baba da Dhaba

11.15 am - Reach base village and start the trek

01.00 pm - Reach the peak, have lunch, and explore the view

Start descend by 2:30 pm

Reach base by 4:30 pm and commence return journey to Kasara.

Reach Kasara station by 6:00 pm.

Catch the 6:18 CST local.


  • Private Vehicle Transport- Kasara to Kasara
  • 1 Breakfast and tea
  • Evening Snacks and tea
  • Trek Expertise charges


  • Train tickets
  • Lunch - its a jungle trek and no option to arrange food on top of hill , so u need to carry packed lunch
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned above.

IMP : Please make sure you are physically fit to complete the event and have gone through the disclaimer and FAQ / Points to note

Local train timing - CST TO KASARA

06.55 AM - CST

07.08 AM - DADAR


07.34 AM - THANE

07.55 AM - KALYAN

09.11 AM - KASARA

Things to carry:

  • Identity proof.
  • Good trekking shoes and extra pair of floaters.
  • Extra pair of clothes (Optional).
  • Water (minimum 2 ltrs) Compulsory.
  • Lunch - Compulsory (You won't be able to buy anything at the base village or on the top).
  • Some ready to eat food like biscuits, plum cake etc.
  • Medicines (if you need any), Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder (We will have a basic first aid kit with us).
  • Toiletries, Cap / Scarves and Sunglasses.
  • Rain gear windcheater / raincoat / poncho.
  • Haversack to put all your things.

  • Caution:
  • Wear full clothes and do not use deodorant or perfume.
  • Do not carry - Jholas / sling bag / Trolley bag (This is a trek, not picnic)
  • Avoid wearing jewellery.
  • Consumption of alcohol or any narcotic substance is strictly prohibited.
  • It may rain, please pack your belongings accordingly. Cover your bags with rain cover.

Points to Note and FAQ's

Q: I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed ?

Ans. No ! , your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. For any Trek/Adventure event the organizers need to have your details atleast 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of emergency, and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent along the ticket confirmation email. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.

Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach ?

Ans. You need to reach "Baba Da Dhaba" at scheduled meeting time, the "Dhaba" is at 10 min driving distance from kasara station. This is where we will halt for lunch, from here we you can follow our vehicles. After this point cellphone network coverage is bad and our team wont be contactable. You will be given exact coordinated after you finish booking formalities.

Q. How many people will be at the coming for this trek ?

Ans. Depends on number of people booking the event. Generally the batch size is approximately 25 participants.

Q. Is it safe for solo participants?

Ans. Yes, mostly 30% of participants come up solo and blend in.

Q. Is it safe for girls?

Ans. Mischief Treks has a track record of making our trekking and camping events extremely safe for girls. Normally 60 – 75 % of our participants are females.

Q. How long is the trek ?

Ans. Normally it takes two hours to ascend and two hours to descend.

Q. Why is submitting emergency contact details and KYC information mandatory?

Ans. Its a standard protocol and also a guideline by Govt of India. We are accountable for every "Human-Body" present at our campsite or trek is our responsibility and in case of any unfortunate event we will be asked by authorities to provide all relevant information about you. In order to comply with the authorities we have to take authentic information from you. Fake/Incomplete information or non-submission of the details will make your ticket (paid amount) invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. You will not be allowed to participate in the event.

Q. Can we pay in cash or installment ?

Ans. Sorry we do not accept cash payments. For installment scheme you will have to pay one-time processing fee of Rs.500 per person.

Q. What is the last date of booking ?

Ans. Bookings close once tickets are sold out. Ideally you need to book atleast 2-3 days in advance.

Q. How many people will be at the trekking event ?

Ans. Depends on number of people booking the event. Generally the batch size is approximately 20-25 Mischief Treks participants. The trek location will contain participants from couple of other organizers too.

Q. How should I book the event ?

Ans. All you have to do is press the book now button on this page and follow the instructions.

Q. How do we get in touch after reaching meeting point ?

Ans. we will be creating a whatsapp group for coordination where you will be provided all the necessary information regarding contact person, exact point to meet etc..

Cancellation Policy

90% will be refunded if cancelled 15 days in advance.

75% will be refunded if cancelled 10 days in advance.

50% will be refunded if cancelled 05 days in advance.

25% will be refunded if cancelled 03 days in advance.

0% refund if cancelled within 72 hours of the event date and time

Disclaimer : The participants who wish to reach the event starting point in their own vehicle have to reach the meeting point at given time, post that organisers may go out of network range and wont be able to assist. In such situation the organiser shall not be liable for any inconvenience what-so-ever and the participants will be considered as dropouts against which no refund will be made. The organiser reserves the right to make necessary change in itinerary at any time before or during the event based on situation at hand. Trek leaders decision will be final and binding, no arguments will be entertained. During the event if any participant or group does not follow safety instructions and indulges in acts that lead to physical harm, or gets lost in the forest / mountain the organisers will not be held liable for it. Tickets can be cancelled 7 days prior to the event and 90% amount will be refunded. No refund will be made in case a person misses the train/bus mentioned in the itinerary. All participants are deemed to be physically fit for the event. In case a participant decides to dropout during the event he/she has to bear the extra cost of arranging his/her return. This cost will be charged at-actual-basis. If the event gets cancelled due to natural calamities, rains, landslide, snowfall, avalanche only 50% refund will be made. Stay options mentioned in the itinerary are subject to natural conditions i.e tents cant be pitched if rains and/or rain storm is being predicted. In such cases an attempt will me made to provide shelter for the night. Food during the trekking and camping events is sourced locally from villages and we put in our best efforts to provide the best, participants should acknowledge the fact that remote village people are not trained for catering services and our expectations should be accommodating. MischiefTreks has a reputation of providing memorable experience for trekkers and adventure lovers our events are not deigned for tourists or fussy people. Trekking and camping belong to Adventure Sports industry where the participants are part of a "team", there are no waiters, caterers, guests/clients.