Monday, March 07, 2011

Travel and Adventure: Mandangad ..... Part 2

Ambewadi village Route (Grade: Tough): 5 hrs - The first stop is either Igatpuri or Kasara. There is Igatpuri / Kasara - Ghoti - Pimpalnermor - Ambewadi S.T. service. There are also ST services from Ghoti to Ambewadi. The distance between Ambewadi and Ghoti is around 32 Kms. The first S.T. Bus to Ambewadi from Ghoti leaves at 6.00 a.m. The three forts of Alang, Kulang and Madan are visible right from Ambewadi village. There is a route to reach the intersecting ridge between Alang and Madan. This route is quite steep and exhausting. It takes approximately 3 hours to reach the ridge. Once you reach the ridge you see the fort of Alang to the left and Madan to the right. Turning to the right we reach the steps carved out of the rock face going to the rock face of Madangad. From the end of the steps, one has to do a steep climb of about 40 feet to reach the upper route of Madangad. One has to use rock-climbing techniques to climb this patch. A bolt has been fixed in the middle of the rock patch to help climbers make an easier ascent. After the climb, the route turns left and goes up to take us right near the water tank on top of the fort.

 Ghatghar via Ghoti-Bhandardara - 4 hrs
The second route to Madan is from Ghatghar. This route is via Ghoti - Bhandardara - Ghatghar. It takes 4 hours to reach the ridge between Alang and Madan from Ghatghar.

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