Participants need to meet at the main gate of Fergusson College at 6 a.m.
The beautiful Vichitragad fort is covered with lush greenery in the monsoon. Perfect for a quick weekend getaway, this trek is a relatively easy one, and is fit for trekking newbies.
NOTE: This is a one-day trek that includes tea and breakfast. Participants need to carry their own lunch.
Rohida or Vichitragad fort is situated about 15 kms from Bhor village, in the Pune district of Maharashtra. The fort stands bare in the summer and winter months, but is lush and abundant with flora in the monsoon. The torrent winds at the top of the fort are quite refreshing and can be a welcome change for trekkers. Trekkers can explore the fort which is home to an old temple, water tanks, Chor darvaja, Buruj (bastion) and a chuna grinding wheel.
Enjoy a relaxed trek in the monsoons | Take in panoramic views of the surrounding mountains from atop the fort | Explore the various architectural remains at the Vichitragad fort
Participants meet at the main gate of Fergusson college and depart from Pune at 6 a.m. They reach Bhor at around 9.15 a.m. and enjoy a light breakfast.
Participants begin trekking to the top of Vichitragad fort by 10.30 a.m., and reach the temple atop the fort by around 12.15 p.m.
After lunch, participants explore the various nooks and crannies of the fort.
Participants begin their descent at 2 p.m. and reach the base village by 3.30 p.m. They then begin their return journey and reach Pune by 8 p.m.
90% refund if cancellation is made more than 10 days prior to the date of departure date of the event
60% refund if cancellation is made more than 6 days (148 hours) and less than 10 days prior to the departure date of the event
40% refund if cancellation is made more than 3 days (72 hours)and less than 6 days prior to the departure date of the event
No refund will be made if a cancellation is made within 3 days prior to the departure date of the event.
Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products, cigarettes etc. is strictly prohibited during the camp. The camp will be considered over only when we are back to our home town.
There is a zero-tolerance policy for participants who litter, deface property or monuments, or cause general disturbance. Any flouting of these rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or camp, and no refund is admissible in such cases.