Sunday, April 6, 2014

Raireshwar from Dharambe-Kankwadi Tiger route(वाघ दार)

Raireshwar from Dharambe-Kankwadi Tiger route(वाघ दार)

Raireshwar (1398 meters) is a big vast spread table top mountain of 16 kms length and 2.5 kms wide which is 6 times larger than Panchgani table land

रायरेश्वर चा इतिहास जर आपण बघितला तर छत्रपती शिवाजी महाराज जेव्हा १६ वर्षांचे होते तेव्हा त्यांनी स्वराज्याच्या आपल्या सोबतींच्या मावळ्यांबरोबर हिंदवी स्वयाज्याचा स्थापनेचे एक शपथ घेतली होती .ती शपथ ज्या ठिकाणी घेतली होती तेच हे स्थान म्हणजे रायरेश्वर

Location of Raireshwar
Raireshwar is located in Bhor taluka of Pune district and since it is a very long mountain hence there are many base villages from all directions
It can be approached from Bhor and Wai
From Bhor,there are many base villages .The easiest route is from Ambeghar->Korle and from here,there is a motorable road(it is not a tar road) from korle village till ladders.From ladders,it takes hardly 20 minutes to reach the top

From other base villages, you need to climb around 500 to 600 meters(Almost equal to Torana) and takes time around 1 hour to 2.5 hours.The other base villages are Rairi(रायरी),Kankwadi(कंकवाडी ) ,Dharambe(धारांबे) , Dhanivali(धानवली)
From Wai, Raireshwar can be approached from Kenjalgad
Raireshwar can also be approached from Konkan Poladpur Taluka through Kamtha ghat(कामठे घाट )/Aswal Khind(अस्वल खिंड ) parallel to Varandha ghat but the route is difficult and also in this regions, Bears and other wild animals are present.This route is not used because there are no villages for almost 10 kms in the forests.Mostly Raireshwar is trekked till Nakhind point(नाखिंद टोक ).Beyond that,  Bears and other wild animals rule

Our route
We choose Dharambe village near Nigudghar on the Varandha ghat route.From here,Raireshwar is around 600 meter climb.

From Nigudghar,we left the Varandha ghat route,took left,crossed the Nira river bridge and took the road to Durgadi which is on the other side of Nira Devghar dam wall and parallel to Varandha ghat road.8 kms from Nigudghar,you will see vast  spread Raireshwar to your left and on an sharp turn, an arrow pointing towards Dharambe village.From here, take left and go towards Dharambe village(1 km) .You can park your vehicles near ZP school in village

From the school, next there is an temple and few houses below,from these houses,through bamboo plantations, you have to take the route and further at the end of bamboo plantations,you have to take left.This route is the Tiger's route(वाघ दार ) to Raireshwar .There is no possibility of missing routes .In any case,you loose your route, always follow the water pipeline route till the final climb.Just before the final climb,when the forest becomes more dense , you have to leave the pipeline and take left .Follow this route in forests and you will reach a flat plateau with dense forests.From here, walk 1 km in the forests, you will reach the village on top.on top, plateau, there are around 50 houses of local Jangam people.Further,from these houses,200 meters walking distance is the temple at Raireshwar

People here do farming for 8 months totally on rain water , rice,Nachani and wheat(Kalyan Sona variety).Water available here is ample.There are water tanks which supply water to Rairi,Kaari,Kankwadi,Dharambe ,Dhanivali by pipelines.

Nandgaon Village Nitin Kudle's House

Nandgaon village

Dharambe village the starting point of Raireshwar trek


Route Till Halfway

Always follow these pipelines till a certain route

Dharambe village left far behind.Backwaters of Neera Devghar dam and the Varandha ghat seen from here

Raireshwar Top point seen 

Rairi village seen below

Long Long Trek.We have climbed more than half way till here.Now climb more around 200 meters and then walk to the end point as seen in the picture 


The final climb.From here, leave the pipeline towards your right and proceed towards your left in the forests

Final climb.आता तुम्हाला समजेल कि याला वाघ दार का म्हणतात .या अश्याच जंगलातून २ कि मी चालायचे , कड्यातून वाट काढत तुम्हाला माथा गाठायचा आहे . चुकून वाघ आलाच तर पळायला जागा पण नाही या जंगलात  
Village on top of Raireshwar..शेवटी एकदाचे पोहोचलो गावात 

हेच ते मंदिर जिथे शिवाजी महाराजांनी स्वराज्य स्थापनेची शपथ घेतली होती