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Sandakphu Phalut Trek – Highest Peak of West Bengal

Sandakphu Phalut trek

West Bengal, one of the most populous states of India, has an ambivalent history of its state hidden in its very name, traces its history even beyond the times of kings and kingdoms. The birthplace of Buddhism, The mountains and landscapes of West Bengal, undoubtedly offers, some of the most peaceful and offbeat trails in Himalayan trekking. Nestled in the foothills of this state, is the queen of the hill, that is, the town of Darjeeling, in the northern heights of West Bengal. Sandakphu Trek Route Although, trekking in West Bengal is rare and is not so popular, here, in Darjeeling resides one of the most beautiful trekking range of West Bengal, that, Sandakphu Trek, often highlighted in the world’s major expeditions and one of the most enthralling treks of West Bengal. Sitting at the height of 11,929 ft, Sandakphu Peak is also the highest peak of West Bengal separated…

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Lohagad – Best Family Trekking Spot

Lohagad Fort

Today I am writing my travel diary after 2 months. Not cool I know, but I was all occupied with many things, job, housework and weekend trips. I went to Lohagad in June when Monsoon has just arrived. I went with my other 3 friends on the bike from Pune. It was Sunday we were looking to explore an easy trekking spot nearby Pune. So, we randomly pick Lohagad as I already visited Bhaja Karla caves and trekking to the Lohagad was remaining. At 11 o’clock we started our journey towards Malvali. We took old Pune-Mumbai Highway and headed towards Lonavala. Just before arriving Lonavala, there is a direction for Karla Caves. We took a right from this direction-board and headed towards Malavali and then towards the base village of the Lohagad Fort. The route towards the fort is thrilling and brave. Visitors can also walk all the way to…

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Breathtaking Trek to Torna Fort

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हिंदवी स्वराज्याचे तोरण. तोरणा किल्ला जिंकून छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराजांनी स्वराज्याचे तोरण बांधले. आणि त्याच्या टोकापर्यंत पोहचून परत येण्याचा आनंद खूपच आगळा वेगळा आहे जो प्रत्येकाने अनुभवावा. History Torna Fort is historically significant as first acquired by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at the age of 16. The fort is incredibly massive; perhaps that is the reason Chhatrapati renamed the fort as “Prachandgad” (Massive/huge is “Prachand” in Marathi and “gad/killa” indicates fort). Tallest fort amongst all forts in the district of Pune, 4,603 ft above sea level. One can trek to the Rajgad from Torna or vice versa, is a 5-6 hours hiking. Trekking Experience Favorite amongst trekkers and now mine favorite too as I felt the thrill too.  Last Thursday Kushal called me asking any plans for Sunday, as we already visited Rajgad and Torna was remaining to visit, so I said what about Torna? He said okay. Then we called our…

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