Want to go for a trek? But, where to go, when to go and how to go? Many queries like this had troubled all the amateurs and us for a long time. But friends, don’t worry. The information is at your click now.


Summer Best season to go for an outing, as it is the season of vacation. But suitable for those places where problem of water shortage does not persist.        This the most suitable season for having a glimpse of surrounding region.


                        To experience the enchanting and fascinating Mother Nature abundant with lush green forests, beauty of mountains and to see the various aspects of nature this is the best season. No heat to burn, no cold to harass, but only pleasant atmosphere that will increase our enthusiasm.


                        Best of the best season, no scorching heat to harass you and no fog to hide the scenery. Also no water problems in this season. October to January is the best season to go for cross-country treks.

                        Most of the times, the common accommodations on fort are either a cave, a cavern or a temple. But many places comprise of the resorts, either private or owned by M.T.D.C. So we have also mentioned the forts where proper season exists.


                        The most important thing is an appropriate trekking sack that should be quite suitable so as to carry maximum luggage without straining your back and shoulder. The following items are important


                        1] Water bottle

                        2] Cap                  

                        3] Hunter shoes (Sports shoes for monsoon)

                        4] Dry food (Preferably more biscuits and less oily stuff)

                        5] Optimum one or two pairs of clothes

                        6] Cutting knife

                        7] Torch (Preferably Commander torch)

                        8] Pen and Notebook

                        9] Safety matches

                      10] First Aid kit                 


                        The additional items other then the above item list are :-

                        1] Toothbrush and Paste

                        2] Candles and Matchsticks

                        3] Stove or Clix

                        4] Kerosene

                        5] Bedding, like sleeping mat, sleeping bag (in winter), etc

                        6] Plate, Spoon, Glass

                        7] Raw foodstuffs like rice, maggi, etc

                        8] Small Bucket

                        9] Trekking Rope (about 50 m)

                      10] Newspapers

                    Specially for monsoon season following items should carried along with the above items

                        1] Raincoat or Windcheater (Umbrella for camera)

                        2] Plastic bags in larger number

                        3] Magnetic Compass

                        4] Rainy or Sports shoes

                    All the belongings should be properly packed in plastic bags to protect from being wet. 


                        Traveling by private vehicle is quite convenient, but it is too costly hire a private vehicle. To travel at minimum cost, the best medium is S.T.Buses which have an extensive network in Maharashtra and have reached almost to every nook and corner of the state. 


                        The forts are not just old constructions, but they also retain the memories of our ancestors. Thus they tell us how we should be proud of our glorious history. In Maharashtra, the forts are like the temples in which resides the memory of the most adorable legend of all times, ‘CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ’.

                        The importance of the forts has reduced in this modern world of technology but they still deserve due respect from all of us. Friends, it’s not just the job of archeologist to take care of these places.

It’s our duty to save these forts from being abused. Hence there are some Do’s and Don’ts that should  be followed by all of us:


1] The important and artistic exhibits (Monuments) like the entrances, bastions, carvings and sculptures should be photographed (depicted).

                        2] Along with group- photos more stress should be given on nature around us.

                        3] For those interested in historical evidences, the letters on carvings should be copied or noted down.

                        4] Precautions should be taken to keep the surrounding clean.

                        5] Precaution should be taken to protect ourselves from snakes, rodents and even wild animals.

                        6] Always try to leave some permanent mark on those places where one is likely to get lost.


                        1] Do not disturb the quiet surroundings by causing noise pollution with music systems etc.

                        2] Do not spread any plastic garbage. Instead, pick it up and dispose it in the city.

                        3] No smoking and drinking in such areas. At least bottles should not be smashed or else

                        somebody might get injured . 


                        1] Hunting knife or axe should be taken.

                        2] Dress code should be such that it should get camouflaged in the forest. Gaudy dressing may distract animals 

                        in the forest. 

                        3] Engine oil should be carried.

a)      To keep away reptiles.

b)      To light fire

                        4] Fire should not be lighted unnecessarily.

                        5] For preventing insect bites wear full pants and shirts  

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