Overview

Situated amidst the picturesque landscapes of Maharashtra, Tandulwadi Fort beckons adventure seekers to explore its hidden wonders. Located in Palghar district, this captivating fort offers a thrilling trekking experience filled with natural beauty and historical significance. With a moderate difficulty level, the Tandulwadi Fort trek is suitable for both seasoned trekkers and nature enthusiasts. As you ascend the fort, be prepared to witness panoramic views of verdant valleys and the vast expanse of the Arabian Sea. Did you know that Tandulwadi Fort dates back to the 15th century and played a vital role during various historical events? Its ancient walls and ruins are a testament to its storied past. Join us as we navigate through lush green forests, traverse rocky terrains, and uncover the secrets of this hidden gem.The fort is easily accessible from Mumbai. It got its name from Tandulwadi Base village. This fort was earlier held and designed by Portuguese and was later captured by Marathas.This fort is not a totally built up fort by series of structures spread over the mountain top.

Tandulwadi Fort trek is in Palghar at a short distance from Mumbai. This is a easy-moderate difficulty level trek and one of the best One-day treks in Maharashtra. Treks near Tandulwadi are Asherigad, Kaldurg, Nandhimal, Kohoj. This trek is safe for Girls, Family, Couples, Women, and Solo travelers.

Tandulwadi Fort Trek summary

Height/Altitude 1900 ft (579 m) 
Base Village Tandulwai
Best Time to Visit June to Feb
Difficulty Level Easy-Moderate
Tandulwadi Trek Distance 7 KM
Fees INR 750 onwards
Batch Size 25 Participants
Organised by  Mischief Treks

 

One Day Trek Available on request Tandulwadi, Maharashtra
Highlights
What makes this event special
  • Tranquility of monsoon rains and lush green forests.
  • Exploration of ancient walls, ruins, and secrets of the fort.
  • Historical significance dating back to the 15th century.
  • Panoramic views of verdant valleys and the Arabian Sea.
  • Mesmerizing trek amidst picturesque landscapes of Maharashtra.
  • View of Saphale Region
  • Confluence of Surya and Vaitarna River
  • Zanzorli Lake's View from the top
  • Breathtaking view of Asherigad, Kohoj and Takmak Fort
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Tandulwadi Fort Trek From Mumbai

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Charges and Travel options 

  • Without Pickup: ₹750 
    (Participants need to reach the base village in their own vehicle)
  • Pickup : ₹ 1100 
    (A Jeep pickup will be provided from Saphale station)
  • Pickup : ₹ 1400 
    (A Non-AC pickup will be provided from Mumbai)

If you wish to apply for being part of our group, you need to "Read" and "Understand" the  details, mentioned on the page such as FAQ's, Inclusions, Important NoteAbout-us, etc... Each participant needs to be physically and mentally fit to trek.

Do not book this event if the details mentioned on this page are not agreeable to you.

Dates and Rates
date & duration Variant availability price
  • Sorry no more public batch Events available. You could get in touch with us at mischieftreks@gmail.com if you'd like to make a private batch booking.
  • Itinerary
    Timeline of the event.

    Meeting Point:

    Train Pickup: Saphale - 06:51 am
    Self Drive: 
    Those coming by own car need to reach Saphale Station Meeting Point by 06:40 am and follow our vehicle till trek location (Those travelling by own vehicle to the base village).  

    Three hours prior to the event date and time, we will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination purposes. Exact GPS locations for each pickup point, coordinator contact,  etc will be shared in the group.

    Train Timetable:  

    Catch Dahanu Fast Local Train from your nearest Station.
    05:17 am : Churchgate
    05:27 am : Mumbai Central
    05:34 am : Dadar
    05:39 am : Bandra
    05:47 am : Andheri
    05:59 am : Borivali
    06:11 am : Bhayander
    06:34 am : Virar
    06:51 am : Saphale

    Tandulwadi Fort Trek Schedule:

    • Once the train reaches the platform, We'll meet and start our journey towards the base village via the local jeeps waiting for us outside station.
    • Reach base village approximately by 07:20 am.
    • Rest and freshen up, We'll be then having a short Safety and Introduction round and start our trek by 08:30 am.
    • We'll be reaching the top Plateau by 10:30 am.
    • We'll be waiting for the sunrise and exploring. 
    • You can munch on something to regain your energy levels.
    • Around 11:25 am head back to base and have Lunch
    • Start return journey to Mumbai post Lunch
    • Reach Dadar tentatively by 04:00 pm depending on traffic conditions. 
    Inclusions/Exclusions
    What we'll give. What we won't

    What is included in the tour

    • Jeep Pickup and drop from Safale ( If opted for )
    • Breakfast and Tea
    • Veg Lunch
    • Govt / Local Body Charges as applicable
    • Trek expertise charges
    • Basic First Aid

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
    • Any emergency evacuations/rescue (if required)
    • Any other expenses that are not mentioned above.
    Things to Carry
    • Identity proof.
    • Reliable shoes with good grip and extra pair of floaters.
    • Water (minimum 2 Ltrs) Compulsory.
    • Rain gear - windcheater/raincoat/poncho.
    • Keep your phone fully charged.
    • Mosquito repellent (optional)
    • Some ready-to-eat food like biscuits, plum cake, etc to keep your tummy happy.
    • Medicines (if you need any), Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder (We will have a basic first aid kit with us).
    • A haversack to put all your things. Your hands need to be free while trekking. 
    • And most imp thing, carry lot of enthusiasm and team spirit.
    Note
    Important Note

    Please make sure you are physically fit to complete the event and "Before booking" you have read, understood, and agreed to all the Points to note, Disclaimer, Details, and things explained in FAQs

    FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

    Points to Note and FAQ's regarding Tandulwadi Fort Trek

    Q.  How do I get all the details about the trek,  like charges, meeting time, pickup time and location, inclusion, exclusion, things to carry, etc?  Can someone read it out for me on phone?

    Ans. All the details are mentioned on this page itself, once you scroll up you will all info on your screen. Sorry we do not verbally provide details on phone as it usually creates  lot of misunderstanding and miscommunication. Also, its extremely important to read and understand all the details before you book the event so that you have absolute clarity. If  something mentioned on this page is  confusing , you can get clarity on chat by clicking on chat with us button on top. To discuss things that are not mentioned on this website we can arrange a callback from one of our trek leaders.

    Q: I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed for the event? 

    Ans. No !, your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. For any Trek/Adventure event the organizers need to have your details at least 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to the campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of an emergency and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent on WhatsApp immediately after you complete the booking instructions mentioned on the website. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. 

    Q. Why is submitting emergency contact details and KYC information mandatory?

    Ans. Its a standard protocol and also a guideline by Govt of India. We are accountable for every "Human-Body" present at our campsite or trek is our responsibility and in case of any unfortunate event we will be asked by authorities to provide all relevant information about you. In order to comply with the authorities we have to take authentic information from you. Fake/Incomplete information or non-submission of the details will make your ticket (paid amount) invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. You will not be allowed to participate in the event. 

    Q. If I have opted for "with transport", which vehicle will be provided?

    Ans. Transport for this event is provided from Saphale Station and is via Local Jeeps.     

    Q. Does the cancellation policy/rescheduling policy apply to me if I book on event day or last day?

    Ans:  Yes, the policy is applicable irrespective of the booking date. The cancellation / reschedule policy is applicable to everyone with immediate effect from the date and time of booking. The refunds/rescheduling requests will be processed based on the date and time of cancellation/reschedule request sent to us and the date and time of booking the event are irrelevant. 

    Q. What is the basis of cancellation/reschedule policy in case of medical or personal emergency of participant or organizing team?

    Ans:  The cancellation policy is based on fairness towards the participant and the organizing team. In case of medical/personal emergency, the loss arising out of cancellation/reschedule will be borne by the respective person. i.e. if the organizing team faces an emergency situation and the event gets canceled, the participant will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if the participant faces an emergency situation, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss. The cancellation policy is designed with a completely unbiased approach towards the participant and organizing team and is aimed at fairness towards both.

    Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach for the event?

    Ans. You need to reach the Meeting point at scheduled meeting time. This is where we will be meeting, from here you can follow our vehicles. You will be given exact coordinates after you finish booking formalities. We will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination, you will be provided all relevant details in the group. Please do not be late, we cannot keep other participants waiting. If you are not able to reach on time you will be considered a Drop-Out and no refund will be provided in such case. 

    Q. How many people will be coming for Tandulwadi Fort Trek?

    Ans. Depends on the number of people booking the event. Generally, the batch size is approximately 20-25 participants. It is a Public place and we have no access to data on other organizers' bookings hence we cannot comment on the exact number of people planning to visit this place on a given date.

    Q. Can kids participate in Tandulwadi Fort Trek?

    Ans. Age does not matter, Fitness and adaptation is extremely Important. Once we had a 4 year old girl who completed entire trek easily, and sometimes even 22-25 year old people cant complete 10% of the event . If you are planning to trek with a kid , I recommend you to go through this Check this Blog: https://www.mischieftreks.in/Blog/kids-trek-Maharashatra 

    Q. Is Tandulwadi Fort Trek safe for solo participants? 

    Ans. Yes Trek is safe and comfortable. Mostly 40% of the participants come solo and blend in with the trek leaders and the rest of the group.  

    Q. Is Tandulwadi Fort Trek safe for girls? 

    Ans. Mischief Treks has a track record of making our trekking and camping events extremely safe for girls. Normally 60 – 75 % of our participants are females. Apart from standard risks of any adventure activity, Mischief Treks events are safe for girls, women, kids and especially Men.

    Q. How long is the Tandulwadi Fort Trek?

    Ans. Normally it takes two and half hours to ascend and two hours to descend. 

    Q. Can we pay in cash or installment ?

    Ans. Sorry we do not accept cash payments. For installment scheme you will have to pay one-time processing fee of Rs.500 per person. 

    Q. What is the last date of booking Tandulwadi Fort Trek?

    Ans. Bookings close once tickets are sold out. Ideally you need to book atleast 2-3 days in advance. 

    Q. How should I book the Tandulwadi Fort Trek?

    Ans. All you have to do is press the book now button on this page and follow the instructions.

    Q. How do we get in touch after reaching meeting point? 

    Ans. We will be creating a whatsapp group for coordination where you will be provided all the necessary information regarding contact person, exact point to meet etc..

    Q. Will we be returning at exact time mentioned in the itinerary?

    Ans. The Itinerary is for reference purpose only, it is based on average time taken during our previous events. Actual timeline for a particular date depends on Weather conditions, Traffic Conditions, Participants speed and endurance.  

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    September, 2023 Update: Weather conditions 

    The weather in the month of September is pleasant, slight drizzle is expected late at night. The visibility is clear and night sky looks splendid. Average temperature for the day expected to be around 28°C. Chance of rain 20%.

     

    Pickup point
    Tandulwadi Fort, Saphale Trek Route, Tandulwadi, Maharashtra, India View on Map
    Cancellation, Rescheduling And Refund Policy
    • 90% will be refunded if canceled 15 days (360+ hrs) in advance.
    • 75% will be refunded if canceled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.
    • 50% will be refunded if canceled 05 days (120+ hrs) in advance.
    • 0% refund if canceled in less than 05 days (120 hours) of the event date and time.
    • 0% refund if the participant drops out, misses bus pickup, does not reach the meeting point on the scheduled date and time. 

    If the event itself gets canceled, you will be given the option to switch to any other event or any other date, Or you can opt for 100% refund. If you need to cancel your current booking and/or reschedule your booking to any other date, it can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent 120 hours prior to the trek. From 0hrs - 120 hours prior to trek date and time, free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 120hours of event date and time. It's a humble request, please do not give medical reasons, crib, argue or try to blackmail us if you drop out or cancel/reschedule the trek in the last 5 days. The basis of the cancelation policy is to protect the participant and also the organizers from undue financial losses arising out of unforeseen situations. If the event gets canceled due to the medical/personal emergency of the organising team member, the participants will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if there is a medical/personal emergency at the participant's end, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss.