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 kilometres 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.
- Nedhe on top
- Enjoy the thrill of a night trek
- Panoramic view of Sahyadris
- View of Prabalgad, Matheran, Manikgad, Karnala, Morbe dam from top.
- Adventures and easy climbing
Train Schedule :
Well be boarding the below train from our nearest local station. Train timings are shared below for convenience.
Khopoli Semi Fast
11:18 pm CST
11:25 pm Byculla
11:31 pm Dadar
11:38 pm Kurla
11:42 pm Ghatkopar
11:54 pm Mulund
11:39 pm Thane
12:10 am Dombivli
12:18 am Kalyan
01:10 am Karjat Station
Meeting Point : Karjat Railway Station at 01:20 am
01.30 am Meet-up, freshen up and gear up for the event
02:30 am Reach base village, Introduction round and brief on rules and regulations to be followed by everyone on the event
03:30 am Reach Machi and take some rest
04:00 am Start moving towards the top to get a panoramic view of the sun rise
05:30 am Reach top settle down wait for the sun rise, click pics with the sun rise
07:30 am Post sunrise and after clicking loads of pics, we will move start our descend back to base
08:00 am Reach Machi, continue return journey
10:00 am Reach base village/ taxi stand,Have breakfast and tea
11:00 am Take a return train to Mumbai
01:30 pm Reach Mumbai and bid adieu with a promise to meet soon
What is included in the tour
- Transportation from Karjat To Karjat
- Breakfast ( Tea / Coffee)
- Expertise Charges
What is NOT included in the tour
- Train Ticket
- Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
- Anything other than above mentioned inclusion