Asherigad Fort Trek - Mumbai

Charges 900/- per person. Join Mumbai's renowned trekking team Mischief Treks for an amazing experience at "Asherigad". This Trekking event is safe and suitable for girls, women, kids, families, groups, and solo travelers coming alone. It is an Easy-grade trek/trail near Mumbai/Pune/Nashik. Pickup and drop facility is available from Mumbai - Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Goregaon, Borivli, Ghodbundar and Virar Phata. You get to visit Waghoba Mandir, Portuguese Post of Arms, Rock Cut Steps, Water Cistern, Ruins of Rajwada, Asherigad Cave, and Small Pinnacle.

Asherigad Fort Trek organized by Mischief Treks
Asherigad Fort Trek organized by Mischief Treks

asherigad trek from mumbai

Asherigad is a fort located approx. 2 hours away from Mumbai in the Palghar district, of Maharashtra. The fort is located on the hills near Mendhavan Khind on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway. It is strategically situated at a height of at least 1680 feet. This fort was built by the Bhojraja of the Shilahara dynasty. This fort was captured by Bimb Raja of Mahim (Palghar)from Kolis. This fort is about 800 years old. It was ruled by Gujrat Sultanate. Join us for trek to Asherigad in Monsoon.

  • Venue: Mumbai - Asherigad - Mumbai

  • Address: Palghar, Maharashtra.

  • Category: Weekend getaway. Easy level trek/hike suitable for beginners.

  • Duration: One day trek

  • Height: 512 Meters / 1680 feet

  • Base Village: Khodkona

  • Batch Size: 25 Participants only
    (We do not take a crowd of 80-100 people on treks, it's against our safety policy.)

  • Fees: β‚Ή900.00 per participant.
    (website booking discount)
    Rs.1000 900/- per person participants need to reach the base village in their own vehicle.
    Rs.1600 1299/- per person with a pickup and drop from Mumbai

Asherigad Fort Trek Dates:

⚠️ Booking closes once seats are sold out, book well in advance to avoid missing out on the slots.

Asherigad Fort - Major attractions:

  • Man-made water tanks

  • Cannons

  • Lush green valleys

  • Rock cut steps on the fort

  • Portuguese post arms engraved on a rock at the fort

  • Ruins of Rajwada

  • Asherigad Cave

  • View of Kohoj Fort

  • Dense forest trail - be ready to get clicked.

  • All the "Masti" which is a USP of Mischief Treks.

So, unleash your wild side and get going.

Duration of Asherigad fort trek:

It takes approximately 2 hours to ascend and reach the peak of Asherigad fort. Whereas descending back to base takes approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Asherigad fort is best suited for people based in Mumbai.

Detailed Itinerary - Asherigad Fort Trek

Meeting Point: Dadar East - Grand Mama's Cafe
Three hours prior to the event date and time, we will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination purposes.
Exact GPS locations for each pickup point, coordinator contact, Live location of bus, etc will be shared in the group.

Bus Pickup Route map: https://goo.gl/maps/T24mmEPNHXAoZp1M7

06:00 am: 🚐 Dadar East - Grand Mama's Cafe
06:15 am: 🚐 Bandra - Kala Nagar WEH Bus Stop
06:25 am: 🚐 Andheri - End of Andheri Flyover
06:35 am: 🚐 Goregaon - Pathanwadi Oberoi Mall
06:50 am: 🚐 Borivli - Omkareshwar temple / National park bus stop. Borivli
07:10 am: 🚐 Ghodbundar (Fountain Hotel- Suitable for people coming from THANE)
07:30 am: 🚐 Virar Phata
Those coming by own vehicle need to reach Virar Phata before 7.30 am and follow the bus to the destination.

Plan for the Day

  • 08:30 AM - Reach base village , Have breakfast and Introduction

  • 08:50 AM - Start the trek.

  • 11:00 AM - Reach at top and explore

  • 12:00 PM - Start descending

  • 02:00 PM - Reach base village and have lunch

  • 03:00 PM - Start Return Journey

  • Tentatively we will reach Mumbai around 06:00 PM.

Asherigad Fort trek fees include

  • Travel by Private bus from Mumbai to Asherigad and back to Mumbai ( If opted for )

  • Breakfast and Tea

  • Lunch at the base village

  • Breakfast and Tea

  • Basic First Aid

  • Trek Expertise charges

  • Govt / Forest Dept Charges (as applicable)

  • Panchayat Charges (as applicable)

  • NHAI Charges (as applicable)

Exclusions

  • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.

  • Any emergency evacuations/rescue (if required)

  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned above.

Things to carry for Asherigad Fort Trek

  1. Identity proof.

  2. Good and reliable trekking shoes and extra pair of floaters.

  3. Water (minimum 2 Ltrs) Compulsory.

  4. Torch with extra batteries - do not depend on the phone.

  5. Keep your phone fully charged.

  6. Mosquito repellent (optional)

  7. Some ready-to-eat food like biscuits, plum cake, etc to keep your tummy happy.

  8. Medicines (if you need any), Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder (We will have a basic first aid kit with us).

  9. A haversack to put all your things. Your hands need to be free while trekking.

  10. And most imp thing, carry lot of enthusiasm and team spirit.

You should not carry:

  • Jholas/sling bag.

  • Do not wear sandals, floater, chappal, or ballerinas.

  • Please avoid wearing Jewelry.

  • Alcohol or any narcotic substance.

Caution:

  • Avoid wearing jewelry.

  • Consumption of alcohol or any narcotic substance is strictly prohibited.

  • Wear full clothes and do not use deodorant or perfume

How to Reach:

To get accurate travel info for reaching meeting point and then moving further to the Base village
1. Open Google search tab
2. Type the following words in search window "
My location to Virar Phata distance" -AND- same can be done for your location to Bheliv Fort to find exact info.
3. You shall get the exact time required to travel, modes of travel, and distance (kilometers) from your location

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you are physically fit to complete the event and before booking you have gone through all the details, FAQ, Points to note, and Disclaimer.

Points to Note and FAQ's

Following are the frequently asked questions regarding Asherigad Fort Trek

Q: I have booked/paid for the Asherigad Fort Trek, 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. 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. If I have opted for "with transport", which vehicle will be provided?

Ans. Transport from Mumbai is generally provided by bus. The bus capacity varies with reference to participant count. 17 seater, 26 Seater, 32 seater etc .. , if the participant count is low we may opt for Qualis/Sumo/ Tavera for transport

Q. Does the cancellation policy/rescheduling policy apply to me if I book on event day or last day?

Ans: Yes, the policy is applicable irrespective of the booking date. The cancellation / reschedule policy is applicable to everyone with immediate effect from the date and time of booking. The refunds/rescheduling requests will be processed based on the date and time of cancellation/reschedule request sent to us and the date and time of booking the event are irrelevant.

Q. What is the basis of cancellation/reschedule policy in case of medical or personal emergency of participant or organizing team?

Ans: The cancellation policy is based on fairness towards the participant and the organizing team. In case of medical/personal emergency, the loss arising out of cancellation/reschedule will be borne by the respective person. i.e. if the organizing team faces an emergency situation and the event gets canceled, the participant will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if the participant faces an emergency situation, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss. The cancellation policy is designed with a completely unbiased approach towards the participant and organizing team and is aimed at fairness towards both.

Q. What if there is an issue with transport, i.e. the bus breaks down, AC is not working, tyre gets punctured? will we get a refund?

Ans. Mischief Treks as a team conducts treks only. All the support functions like transport, food etc are sourced from various other vendors to help the participants have it streamlined. Equipment failure can happen any time with any piece of machinery and we can try to get a replacement/repair from the vendor. This may consume time and the trek leader may decide to continue the trek as deemed fit to get the event completed. We as well as the participants have to bare with it. There are no refunds possible in such case. The Trek leader's decision to terminate the trek or continue the trek with available resources will be final and binding.

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

Ans. You need to reach the meeting point at scheduled meeting time. This is where we will be meeting , from here you can follow our vehicles. You will be given exact coordinated after you finish booking formalities.

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

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

Q. If I have opted for "with transport" , Which vehicle will be provided?

Ans. Transport from Mumbai is generally provided by bus. The bus capacity varies with reference to participant count. 17 seater, 26 Seater, 32 seater etc .. , if the participant count is low we may opt for Qualis/Sumo/ Tavera for transport.

Q. Is Asherigad trek safe for solo participants?

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

Q. Is the Asherigad trek 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 Asherigad trek?

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

Q. What will be the age group for this event ?

Ans. Generally the age group is between 18yrs to 28 years. We also have had kids as young as 3 years and elders above 60 years for this event.

Q. Whats included in meals at Asherigad trek?

Ans. Generally the breakfast consists of Poha and tea. The lunch is veg thali. Its local village home cooked food and if you are cranky about food and expect food from restaurant , cafe of hotels, we request you to bring your own food as this is a trekking event and food is not the focus here.

Q. Is Jain food available at the Asherigad trek?

Ans. Preparing separate food may not be possible at certain situations. We can try to provide Jain food but cannot assure it.

Q. Is washroom available at Asherigad trek?

Ans. Before the trek starts there is a washroom at base. During the trek on the mountains there are no washrooms available.

Q. Is there a place to change clothes Asherigad trek?

Ans. although clothes can be changed in washrooms at base, but during all our previous batches people preferred to change clothes in bus by putting up blinds on windows of the bus.

Q. Can we pay in cash or installment for Asherigad Fort Trek?

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 for Asherigad Fort Trek?

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 Asherigad trekking location?

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 Asherigad trek?

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 for Asherigad Fort Trek?

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..

Q. Will we be returning at the exact time mentioned in the itinerary ?

Ans. The Itinerary is for reference purpose only, it is based on average time taken during our previous events. Actual timeline for a particular date depends on Weather conditions, Traffic Conditions, Participants speed and endurance.

Q. Is Asherigad fort trek difficult?

Ans. Asherigad fort trek comes under easy grade and it is suitable for beginners.

Q. What is the ideal time to visit Asherigad fort?

Ans. The ideal time to visit Asherigad fort is during Monsoon (July to August) and Winters (September to March).

Q. How to reach Asherigad fort?

Ans. The easiest way to reach Asherigad fort is to opt for Pickup and Drop from Mumbai in a private bus arranged by Mischief Treks. The bus pickup is available from Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Goregaon, Borivali, Ghodbundar, Virar phata.

Q. How to reach Asherigad by own Vehicle/Cab/Car/Bike?

Ans. Asherigad Fort is at a distance of 101km from Mumbai and it should take around 2 hours to reach Asherigad . From Mumbai you need to take the western express highway towards Khadakwane. Follow Western Express Hwy and NH 48 to Khadkawane. Turn left at Asherigadh trek starting point.

Q. How to Reach Asherigad By Public Transport?

Ans. The closest railway station to Asherigad is the Palghar Railway Station. One can travel to virar via a train and then take a train to palghar from Virar. You can then take a bus going towards Mnor/Wada and get down at Mastan Naka, The frequency of state transport bus is high and you can get a bus almost every 5 minutes, especially in the morning hours. From Mastan Naka you can take a Sharing auto orVan to Khodkana village.

Q. How to reach Asherigad Fort by Flight/Airport?

Ans. The nearest International and Domestic Airport to Asherigad fort is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. After reaching Mumbai Airport, you can hire a cab or opt for public transport as explained above.

Cancellation, Rescheduling & Refund Policy.

  • 90% will be refunded if canceled 15 days (360+ hrs) in advance.

  • 75% will be refunded if canceled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.

  • 50% will be refunded if canceled 05 days (120+ hrs) in advance.

  • 0% refund if canceled in less than 05 days (120 hours) of the event date and time.

  • 0% refund if the participant drops out, misses bus pickup, does not reach the meeting point on the scheduled date and time.

If the event itself gets canceled, you will be given the option to switch to any other event or any other date, Or you can opt for 100% refund. If you need to cancel your current booking and/or reschedule your booking to any other date, it can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent 120 hours prior to the trek. From 0hrs - 120 hours prior to the trek date and time free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 120hours of event date and time. It's a humble request, please do not give medical reasons, crib, argue or try to blackmail us if you drop out or cancel/reschedule the trek in the last 5days. The basis of the cancelation policy is to protect the participant and the organizers from undue financial losses arising out of unforeseen situations. If the event gets canceled due to the medical/personal emergency of the organising team member, the participants will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if there is a medical/personal emergency at the participant's end, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss.

Non-Crowded Treks and Waterfall location Events

We at Mischief Treks do not believe in overcrowding our batches of treks and tours. Yes, we do keep getting requests to reduce our charges or provide discounts like others and increase the count of participants, But, Neyyyy... we won't do that. We believe in having better and safe experience rather than following the crowd.

Asherigad FORT TREK - HISTORY - LOCATION - HOW TO REACH - DIFFICULTY LEVEL - BLOG

Q. Is Asherigad fort trek difficult?

Ans. Asherigad fort trek comes under easy grade and it is suitable for beginners.

Q. What is the ideal time to visit Asherigad fort?

Ans. The ideal time to visit Asherigad fort is during Monsoon (July to August) and Winters (September to March).

Q. How to reach Asherigad fort?

Ans. The easiest way to reach Asherigad fort is to opt for Pickup and Drop from Mumbai in a private bus arranged by Mischief Treks. The bus pickup is available from Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Goregaon, Borivali, Ghodbundar, Virar phata.

Q. How to reach Asherigad by own Vehicle/Cab/Car/Bike?

Ans. Asherigad Fort is at a distance of 101km from Mumbai and it should take around 2 hours to reach Asherigad . From Mumbai you need to take the western express highway towards Khadakwane. Follow Western Express Hwy and NH 48 to Khadkawane. Turn left at Asherigadh trek starting point.

Q. How to Reach Asherigad By Public Transport?

Ans. The closest railway station to Asherigad is the Palghar Railway Station. One can travel to virar via a train and then take a train to palghar from Virar. You can then take a bus going towards Mnor/Wada and get down at Mastan Naka, The frequency of state transport bus is high and you can get a bus almost every 5 minutes, especially in the morning hours. From Mastan Naka you can take a Sharing auto orVan to Khodkana village.

Q. How to reach Asherigad Fort by Flight/Airport?

Ans. The nearest International and Domestic Airport to Asherigad fort is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. After reaching Mumbai Airport, you can hire a cab or opt for public transport as explained above.

Detailed history of Asherigad fort trek

Asherigad Fort also known as the 'Tower of Palghar' was built 800 years ago by Bhojraj, a descendant of Shilahar Dynasty. The Portuguese captain of Bassein, Antonio Moniz Barreto Seized Asherigad in 1556, after bribing the Abyssinian captain who commanded the fort. The Portuguese made Asherigad as the northern boundary of Portuguese territory. They made it as the capital of 38 villages and 6 parishes. The Portuguese rebuilt the Asherigad fort after they captured it during their rule and so we can see glimpse of Portugal's architecture in the fort. In 1737, this fort was conquered by the Maratha forces led by Chimaji Appa against Provincia do Norte, but it was reconquered in the counter-offensive by Antonio Cardim de Frois, the new General of the North. Peshwa again won this fort during his campaign of the Konkan. In February 1739, it fell into the Maratha hands. In 1818 Captain Dickinson captured this fort and thus it went into the hands of the British East India Company.

architecture of asherigad fort

Asherigad located in Palghar a beautiful town close to the coastal belt is beautifully nestled between the sea at one end and the mountains in the other. Asherigad fort happens to be playing a significant role due to its size and strong fortification. Ruins of different art forms can be seen at Asherigad, as the fort was built by Bhojraj and then rebuilt by the Portuguese during their era. The fort had twenty water cisterns and two ponds. One can see the Waghoba temple at the fort. A small structure called Portuguese Post of Arms, Rock Cut Steps, Secret Tunnel leading to a deep water tank, Water Channel, Artificial Lake, Ruins of Rajwada, Asherigad Cave

places to see during asherigad fort trek

  • Waghoba Mandir

  • Portuguese Post of Arms

  • Ruins of Entrance

  • Rock Cut Steps

  • Secret Tunnel

  • Water Channel

  • Water Cistern

  • Artificial Lake

  • Ruins of Rajwada

  • Asherigad Cave

  • Small Pinnacle

places to see near Asherigad fort

Tandulwadi Fort

Kaldurg Fort

Kelve Fort

Segwa Fort

Bhawangad Fort

Kamandurg Fort

Shirgaon Fort

Manor Fort