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.
TO GO :-
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
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
DAY TREK –
1] Water bottle
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
THAN ONE-DAY TREK –
The additional items other then the above item list are :-
1] Toothbrush and Paste
2] Candles and Matchsticks
3] Stove or Clix
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)
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.
AND DON’TS WHILE VISITING THE FORTS: -
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
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.
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:
The important and artistic exhibits (Monuments) like the
entrances, bastions, carvings and sculptures should be
2] Along with group- photos more stress should be given on nature around
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.
To keep away reptiles.
To light fire
4] Fire should not be lighted unnecessarily.
5] For preventing insect bites wear full pants and shirts
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