Chanderi is an ancient army fort situated near Vangani (Kalyan).
There are not much remnants on the top except few water tanks and shatters stones
The view from the top is really alluring, one can observe Karnala, Prabalgad, Irshalgad, Manikgad, Peb, Matheran, Nakhind, Navra navri, Tavli ect from the top.
There is no significant history attached to this fort. Near the caves on the fort are visible some remnants of fortification. This is the only sign to designate Chanderi as a fort. In May 1656, Shivaji Maharaj conquered all territory up to Kalyan-Bhiwandi-Rairi. This was when this fort came under the rule of the Marathas.
Lack of development, low water storage areas, absence of significant constructions, limited facilities for people to stay and extremely difficult approach road seem to suggest that rather than a fort, this was possibly a military base.
Meet at Vangani Station at 23:00 pm
(The suggested Train timing is given in travel Assistant Tab)
Reach Base village (Chincholi) by 23:30 pm by Local transport
Start Trek night to Chanderi by 12:00 am
Reach Chanderi Cave by 04:00 am and rest.
Wake up early morning by 06:00 am and get fresh.
Start climbing at 07:00 am
Reach Top by 09:00 am.
Sight Seeing and descend to cave by 12:00 noon and Lunch.
Start Descend by 01:30 pm.
Reach Base village by 05:00 pm
Reach Vangani : 06:30 pm
Back to Mumbai by 08:30 pm
- Identity proof (must)
- Torch with Extra Batteries (must)
- Good trekking shoes (must)
- Water (at least 3 Ltrs)
- Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
- Winter Jacket (It may cold in the morning)
- Bunch of Newspaper.
- Sunscreen, Cap, Camera, Skarf, Sunglasses etc.
- Medicines & personal care stuff (Optional).
Travelling from Vangani till Vangani by Local Transport.
Breakfast and Evening Tea / Coffee
TMI Expertise Charges.
Mineral Water, Beverages etc.
Anything other than mentioned above
Start on 28th November, Saturday night by Karjat FAST Local
*Keep 5-10 mins buffer as train timing may vary.
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.