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  • Trip introduction

    The Dodhap monsoon trek is a beautiful journey that gives city dwellers a complete experience of adventure, spectacular natural beauty, brilliant views and a slice of history! Short but sweet, during this trek you’ll pass through rain soaked landscapes, thickets of forests and even climb over some rock cut steps that take you to a grand entrance gate. Made during the Peshwa Period, this hill-fort comes with a rich history – the remnants of which you’ll get to witness. From temples of Lord Hanuman, Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha, you’ll even witness ancient caves and a 5-meter-long tunnel!

    Besides this, found a high altitude, the route to this fort is dotted with beautiful views. But once you reach the top – the true magic begins there. You’ll be able to see the Ikhara Peak, the Rawla-Jawla Fort and numerous other mountain ranges within the Western Ghats!

    Not too strenuous and yet very enriching, this trip is ideal for nature lovers or enthusiasts who wish to escape the city for a day or so and truly imbibe the beauty of nature.

    Destination

    Located at an altitude of 4829 feet, the Dhodap hill-fort stands as the third highest hill-fort in Maharashtra. Situated within the Western Ghats, this fort lies 50 kms from Nashik, towards Dhule in the Chandwad Taluka. Surrounded by green carpeted hills and fragmented villages – the trek to this fort is tranquil, scenic and in some ways traditional. With only a few rocky mountain patches – this fort trek has become a popular destination for trekkers and hikers.

    Destination highlights

    Embark on a scenic trek to the Western Ghats through the Dhodap monsoon trek. | Experience the beauty of monsoon like never before. | Explore the rich forests of Maharashtra. | Learn about the history of this fort. | Admire ancient Indian craftmanship. | Catch glorious views along the way. | Feel the pride of climbing Maharashtra's third highest peak.

    Activity Details

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    4829

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    8 kms

    6 hrs

    8 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Dhodap monsoon trek: Departure from Mumbai

    Report at the Pritam Hotel in Dadar East by 22:30 hrs. From here you'll travel to the base village via non ac private bus. En route your drive, there will be one more pick-up at the Teen Hath Naka in Thane at 23:15 hrs. After this, relax as you'll be spending the night in the seat of your bus.

    Overnight in bus.

    The Dhodap monsoon trek will begin with a pick-up from the Pritam Hotel in Dadar east at 22:30 hrs followed by a pick-up from the Teen Hath Naka in Thane at 23:15 hrs. You'll travel to the base village via non ac private bus. No meals are provided today, so please do eat a filling dinner before you can and carry dry snacks to munch along the way. You'll spend the night in the seat of the bus.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Mumbai

    Mumbai

    22:30 PM

    Food

    No meals are provided today.

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Dhodap monsoon trek: Trek to the Dhodap Fort and return to Mumbai
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 10 days or more before the departure of the Dhodap monsoon trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 5 days or more before the departure of the Dhodap monsoon trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 5 days before the departure of the Dhodap monsoon trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    If you wish to transfer your booking to someone else, or reschedule to another date, the cancellation policy will apply, and only the applicable refund amount will be transferred or rescheduled.

    All cancellations/refunds on this trip will be processed after a deduction of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next and is applicable for all cancellations.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the Dhodap monsoon trek.

    You must stick with your group at all times during the Dhodap monsoon trek.

    No damage should be inflicted on monuments or natural environments during the Dhodap monsoon trek.

    You must adhere to the instructions of the trek leader at all times during the Dhodap monsoon trek.

    Taking photos or selfies near the edges of cliffs is not allowed during the Dhodap monsoon trek.

    Participants are requested to carry trash back to the city and dispose it in dustbins after the Dhodap monsoon trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The Dhodap monsoon trek has multiple pick-up points: Pritam Hotel in Dadar (East) at 22:30 hrs; Teen Hathi Naka Junction in Thane at 23:15 hrs.

    In case of injury, damage to self or property or death during the Dhodap monsoon trek Travel Trikon cannot be held responsible.

    The Dhodap monsoon trek is arranged considering normal weather. In case of cancellation of the trek due to reasons beyond control such as natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc, refund shall be payable with respect to the given to refund policy.

    There will be no refunds or discounts given for services unused or missed due to traveller's own fault, negligence or breach of terms.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Dadar to the base village and back via non ac private bus

    • Breakfast on Day 2
    • Lunch on Day 2
    • Services of an experienced trek leader
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Additional meals

    • Personal expenses
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Warm jacket/Raincoat
    • Comfortable trekking clothing, long sleeved t-shirt and pants
    • Trekking shoes with good grip
    • Socks
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Scarf
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Gloves
    • Windcheater
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewelry and watches
    • Hard luggage
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Jholas or sling bags

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Any equipment for the trek, if required
    • Non ac bus for transport from Dadar to Dadar

    You need to get

    • Backpack
    • 2 ltr waterbottle
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Dry Snacks
    • Sunblock
    • Toiletries
    • Light towel
    • Camera
    • Torch with batteries
    • Extra money
    • ID proof
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat/cap
    • Enerzal powder/Glucon D
    • Clean napkin/small towel
    • Hand sanitizer

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.