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  • Trip introduction

    Head out to explore the mountains and hills of countryside Maharashtra and on this day trek to the popular Tikona Fort and the centuries-old Bedse Caves. You'll begin the trip by climbing on a well-defined and relatively easy trail to reach the Tikona Fort. At the fort, you'll be greeted by sweeping views of the Sahyadri hills, the neighbouring forts of Lohagad and Visapur as well as the vast expanse of Pawna Lake. As you continue trekking, you'll uncover the little-known stupas and monuments of the Buddhist-inspired caves of Bedse.

    This trek to Tikona Fort is perfect for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers since it requires uphill climbing for only 1-2 hours.

    Destination

    Located at a 1-hr driving distance from Lonavala, the Tikona Fort is perched atop a triangular mountain overlooking the still waters of Pawna Lake. The fort is accessible via a narrow, rock-cut staircase carved to take you to an altitude of 3,500 feet. At the summit, the ruins of a once mighty Tikona Fort consist of large doorways, water cisterns, caves and temples.

    The Bedse Caves are a series of Buddhist monuments and stupas carved from giant boulders. They showcase carvings and sculptures that date as far back as the 1st century BC.

    Destination highlights

    Climb up to an altitude of 3,500 feet on a trek to Tikona Fort. | Explore the art and architecture of the Bedse Caves. | Catch beautiful views of monsoon-fed forests over the Sahyadri hills. | Embark on a quick escape from the city into the lap of nature.

    Activity Details

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    Trip details
  • Trek to Tikona Fort!

    Arrive at the Kamshet railway station at 08:35 hrs and meet the trek leader and your fellow trekkers. After breakfast at Kamshet, you'll board private, shared vehicles that will take you to the base village of Tikona Peth. After a short drive, you'll arrive at Tikona Peth and begin trekking to Tikona Fort. You'll spend some time here exploring the fort and admiring beautiful views from the top.

    Begin descending back down to Tikona Peth. After a lunch break here, you'll head out to visit the Bedse Caves. Please note that this visit is subject to availability of enough time and good weather conditions. A final call will be taken by the trek leader on the day of the trek. After exploring the Bedse Caves, you'll travel back to Kamshet. By 17:00 hrs, you'll arrive at the Kamshet railway station where you can board a train to your next destination. Your trip ends here.

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Your trip begins from the Kamshet railway station at 08:35 hrs. Today's meal package includes breakfast with tea served before beginning the trek and lunch served after descending down from Tikona Fort. Both meals will be vegetarian and served at the village of Tikona Peth. The trip ends as you arrive at Kamshet railway station by 17:00 hrs.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kamshet

    Kamshet

    08:35 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch

    Veg
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations more than 6 days before departure of the Tikona Fort trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 4-6 days before departure of the Tikona Fort trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 2-3 days before departure of the Tikona Fort trek: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 2 days before departure of the Tikona Fort trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Tikona Fort.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of this trek to Tikona Fort to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Kamshet-Kamshet in non-AC, private SUV, Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle

    • Services of an experienced trek leader
    • Meals including breakfast and lunch
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between base city and Kamshet

    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Trekking footwear
    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Full-sleeved shirts/t-shirts
    • Full-length track pants
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases, trolley bags

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Non-AC, private SUV, Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle for transport from Kamshet-Kamshet
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Energy drinks (Glucon D, Gatorade etc.)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit