Sondai is not popular or unknown fort, stands approx 6kms of Karjat overlooking the Karjat-Chauk highway and offers a beautiful view of Morbe Dam, Prabalgad, Irshal, Rajmachi, Songiri forts and Matheran mountain range. This was used as watch tower. The base village of Sondewadi stands on a considerable height. There are 2 water cisterns on machi (at the base of the pinnacle) and steps are carved out of rocks to go on the topmost point where an idol of Sondai Devi stands. Two more water cisterns are on the way and has potable water. Two missing steps in the rock makes one to climb a small patch of 15 feet but proper hand holds and foot steps are available and that makes it easy even in monsoon. Wavarle is another village from where a bit difficult approach to the fort passes through the dense forest. Overall it’s an ideal one day hike for new comers in the trekking field.
Day 1: Sunday, 20th Aug 17
Meeting Point For Mumbai People:
We will be starting with the CST - Karjat Fast Local (Time table given below)
People may board the same Karjat train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second boggy from CST side)
Meeting point For Pune people: Karjat Station at 8.15 am at west side ticket counter.
We will proceed to the base village by Local Transport (6 KM from Karjat Station)
Reach Base Village by 9.15 am, Breakfast at base village.
Start the trek by 10.00 am.
Reach the top by 12.30 pm
Lunch, Fort exploration and Start descending by 2pm.
Reach Base Village by 4pm
Reach back to Karjat by 5.00 pm.
We will be returning to Mumbai by 7pm-8pm tentatively.
Lunch for Sunday.
Water (Atleast 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Good trekking shoes,
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Transportation from Karjat to Karjat,
Breakfast and Evening refreshments.
TMI Expertise Charges
Mineral water, Softdrinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions
CST – Karjat Fast Local
CST – 06:10 am
Byculla – 06:18 am
Dadar – 06:24 am
Kurla – 06:31 am
Ghatkopar – 6:35 am
Thane – 6:50 am
Dombivali – 7:02 am
Kalyan – 7:10 am
Karjat – 8:00 am
Members are requested to take return ticket till Karjat by their own.
Board the second last compartment from Karjat side which is the second one from CST side.Everybody will board the same local and we meet in the train itself
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.