About Naneghat Pass
Naneghat Hills is a major tourist destination near Thane, which is basically a mountain pass at the Western Ghats range. During the time of Satavahana, Naneghat pass was the major trade route between Kalyan and Junnar. Nane means coin and ghat means pass. This name came from the tollbooth, which was here at ancient times to collect toll from the traders crossing the ghat. This is an ideal photography and star gazing destination now. The caves here have inscriptions about the Satavahana ruler Satakarni. These inscriptions are proved to be dating back somewhere between 60 and 70 BC. The Brahmi inscriptions at the caves also mention the name of Naganika, the wife of Satakarni's who was believed to commission the caves.
History of Naneghat Pass
During the reign of the Satavahana, the pass was extensively used as a trade route between Kalyan and Junnar. This was the most important trade route, as it connected harbor of Sopara (now Nalasopara) and Kalyan directly to Junnar and Paithan. Bor Ghat, Malshej Ghat, and Naneghat were the foremost road links for commuting coast to the Junnar plateau. The Satvaahans had made Naneghat their main route to Junnar. During their tenure, the most important way of commuting was Naneghat, which linked Kalyan & Sopara to Paithan. However, as time proceeded, it was destroyed by alien rulers and then paid no attention.
11:00 PM: Meet Trikon at Kotak Mahindra Atm near Pritam Hotel Dadar (E)
11:40 PM: Pickup from Teen Haath Naka (Thane)
02:30 AM: Reach Naneghat Base
03:00 AM: Start trekking after brief introduction
05:45 AM: Reach the top and have an awesome sunrise view
07:00 AM: Breakfast time
08:00 AM: Caves exploration
10:00 pm: Start descending to reach base village
12:00 PM: Reach Base Village
12:30 PM: Lunch time
01:30 PM: Start return journey
04:30 PM: Reach Mumbai, hopefully on time with no traffic jams.
What is included in the tour
- Private transport from Mumbai to Mumbai
- Food : Breakfast & Lunch
- Trikon Expertise
- 5% GST
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
- Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
- Panoramic views of Jivdhan and Dhakoba
- Satavahana era caves
- Stone inscriptions
2 ltrs water
Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
Snacks & biscuits
Extra pair of clothes
Clean napkin or towel
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Haversack or backpack (No sling bags)
Please carry personal medicines if any
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Anybody found 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.
Important Information: Dear Trikoners, always remember SHOES are your best companion on a trek! Please wear a good pair of TREKKING SHOES and not sports or running shoes. Make sure they are durable and firm enough to withstand tough conditions. You can carry floaters to wear only after the trek is completed. Feel free to contact Trikoner buddies prior to the trek in case of any confusion.