Overview

Standing tall in the Sahyadri ranges, Ajoba or Aajaparvat is one of the highest peaks in the region. Nestled amidst thick greenery, the Ajoba Hill fort is a delight for trekkers as it presents an exciting trail to the top. It is believed that Valmiki wrote the epic “Ramayana” on this fort. Midway to the fort, lies Valmiki Ashram which is a heaven of peace and tranquility. Carvings on the Ashram wall depict stories of Gods and Goddesses and is considered to be a holy place by pilgrims.

A little downhill from the Ashram, lies a mountain stream carrying clear potable water. On crossing the rivulet behind the Ashram one can reach Luv-Kush cave which has the carved footprints (called “Padukas”) of Sita’s twin sons Luv and Kush. It is believed that Sita stayed here after giving birth to her sons. Above this cave there is a precipice called ‘Cradle of Sitamai’ which is challenging yet alluring for rock climbers. The fort was named “Ajobagad” after the great sage Valmiki who was called “Ajoba” or grandfather by Luv and Kush.

Travel Trikon is organizing a one day trek to Ajobagad fort for you to experience the thrill of a Sahyadri trek and the divinity of this mythological place.

19 Hours 45 Minutes Available on request Asangaon, Maharashtra
Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Day 0: Sunday, 
Time Activity
12.45 am Meet the Travel Trikon Team at Asangaon Station
01:00 am Leave for Dehne after a brief introduction session
03:15 am Reach Dehne and rest for sometime
06:30 am Have breakfast at Dehne village
07.00 am Start trekking to Ajoba Fort
09:00 am Reach Valmiki’s Ashram and explore
09:30 am Continue trek to Sitamai cradle and Luv-Kush cave
11:30 am Reach the peak point,
12:00 pm Start descending
02:30 pm Reach Dehne village and have lunch
04:00 pm Start return journey
06.00 pm Reach Asangaon to board 06:15PM CSMT Fast
08.03 pm Reach Dadar

Train Time Table
Catch CSMT _ Kasara Semi - Fast (Saturday Night)
10.50 pm CSMT
11:05 pm Dadar
11:13 pm Kurla
11:18 pm Ghatkopar
11:34 pm Thane
11:57 pm Dombivili
12:07 pm Kalyan
12:41 pm Asangaon

 

Things to Carry
➔ Identity card
➔ 2 ltrs water
➔ Camera (Optional)
➔ Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
➔ Snacks & Biscuits
➔ Extra Pair of Clothes
➔ Clean napkin or small towel
➔ Sunscreen
➔ Torch
➔ Mosquito repellant
➔ Cap, sunglasses, scarf
➔ Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
➔ Please carry medicines if you need any
➔ Hand Sanitizer

IMPORTANT:
★ Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Travel Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
★ Please take return ticket till Asangaon
★ Board the second compartment from Kasara side
★ Missing the train means missing the trek, no refunds would be entertained by Travel Trikon

Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.

Fitness & Health – Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.
 

Highlights
  • Ajoba Fort
  • Valmiki’s Ashram
  • Luv Kush cave
  • Cradle of Sitamai
  • Simple habitat of Dehne village
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Local Transport traveling from Asangaon-Dehne-Asangaon
  • Food: Sunday Breakfast & Lunch
  • Travel Trikon Expertise
     

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Train Travelling
  • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
  • Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
  • 5% GST
Pickup point
Asangaon Railway Station, Asangaon, Maharashtra 421601, India View on Map