Nisargnaad Offbeat: Panhalgad-Pawankhind-Vishalgad

2 Days

History remembers the thrilling escape of Shivaji from the siege of Fort Panhala. The dramatic chase by Bijapur forces and the valiant stand at the Battle of Pawankhind, where Baji Prabhu Deshpande and 300 Marathas made the ultimate sacrifice, are etched in legend. Adding a layer of emotional depth is the story of Veer Shiva Kashid, a barber who selflessly disguised himself as Shivaji, knowing it meant his own demise.

The escape route, stretching 75 kilometers across Kolhapur district, Maharashtra, from Panhala to Vishalgad, remains largely unchanged. Pawankhind lies roughly 55 kilometers from Panhala. Today, the landscape retains its rugged beauty, marked by few roads and quaint villages inhabited by Maratha farmers and Dhangar shepherds.

This historical route has become a pilgrimage for adventure groups in Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, and Sangli. Trekkers embark on this annual journey, replicating Shivaji’s escape, typically in July and August during the monsoon season, mirroring the conditions of the original operation in 1660. Join us on this 26 KM Trek to Vishalgad from Panhalgad and Pawankhind (Now rest of the route is a Tar road covered by a vehicle)


Trek Date: Friday, 9 August 2024 to Sunday 11 August 2024

(Journey will start on Friday Night)

Trek Fees: 4000 (Inclusive of GST)

Eligibility: Only for Nisargnaad Offbeat. Please fill the google form link to confirm your eligibility! If already filled, kindly register yourself through registration.

*** Giripremi Adventure Foundation’s prime focus is on Safety First.


23.00 PM: Reporting at FC Main Gate
23.30 PM: Reporting at Rajaram Bridge
23.45 PM: Reporting at Navale Bridge

06.00 AM: Reeach Panhalgad at Veer Shiva Kashid Statue
06.30 AM: Freshen up & Breakfast
07.30 AM: Start trek from Pusati Buruj
Trek Route - Turukwadi, Mhalunge Village, Mhasai Pathar, Kumbharwadi
12.30 PM: Lunch at Kumbharwadi
02.00 PM: Resume the Trek.
Trek Route - Patewadi, Sukumacha dhangarwada
06.30 PM: Reach at Dhangarwadi & Freshen up
Discussion on the history of complete location and experience sharing
09.00 PM: Dinner & Stay at Dhangarwada

05.45 AM: Wake up Call
07.00 AM: Breakfast and Prarthana
07.30 AM: Trek to Pawankhind to Pay Tribute to Veer BajiPrabhu Deshpande..
11.30 AM: Travel further to Vishalgad Fort & Pay Tribute to Baji Fulaji Samadhi
01.30 PM: Lunch at Vishalgad
03.30 PM: Start Return Journey to Pune
05.00 PM: Evening tea
08.00 PM: Dinner
10.00 PM: Reach Pune

Cost Includes

  • Non-AC Bus transport from Pune to Pune
  • Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch, Evening tea and Dinner on day 2 and day 3
  • Guidance from GAF's Experienced Instructors
  • First aid Kit & Safety Equipment
  • Stay in Local Village Houses (This will be a shared room and participants shall carry, sleeping bag or shawls)
  • Carry Mattress

Any personal elements other than mentioned in the Includes

  • Any sort of personal expenses other than includes
  • (Drinking / Smoking is strictly prohibited during the trek)

For registration fill the following form: Click here

Upon filling the form, we will approach you based on eligibility for further registration process!

**Filling the form does not confirm your eligibility for this trek.

What is the difficulty level of this trek?

High endurance trek. Hard grade trek.

Where is the reporting location?

Fergusson College Main Gate, FC Road (Opposite Starbucks Coffee)

Rajaram Bridge

Navale Bridge  (Near VRL Travels)

Are kids allowed for this trek?

Yes, kids between 10- 15 yrs can join with at least 1 parent / guardian. Kids above 15 yrs can join alone.

Ghatghar Region

Kit list:

  1. Day Sack – Around 30 ltr
  2. Water bottle – Min. 2 ltr
  3. Dry snacks – Recommended
  4. Extra ste of Clothes – 2
  5. Medium size towel
  6. Rain coat / Poncho
  7. Sun Cap
  8. Torch
  9. Trek Pole- Suggested
  10. Bedding material – Sleeping bag / Carry mat / Blanket etc.
  11. Some ready to eat food like plum cakes, fruits, dry fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc.
  12. Any prescribed personal medicine (e.g. anti allergic medicines suggested by doctor)


Trek Attire:

  1. Trekking Full Pant (Half pants not allowed)
  2. Half / Full sleeve t-shirt (dry fit preferred)
  3. Trekking / Sports shoes (Sandals / floaters / slippers not allowed)

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Nisargnaad Offbeat: Panhalgad-Pawankhind-Vishalgad
From ₹4,800
/ Participant

Trek Details

  • Pahalgad-Pawankhind-Vishalgad
  • Hard
  • 4000
  • 25
  • 10
  • 60