Trek to Lohagad
With kind permission of the management of Oriental Education Society, the Oriental College of Law, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai had organized its first trek to Lohagad and Bhaje Caves near Village Malavali, Tal. Maval, Dist. Pune on 10th September 2017. This trek was organized, to increase interaction amongst students and offer them an opportunity of personality development. Dr. Mrs. Shitala S. Gavand, Principal, Oriental College of Law took initiative for organizing this trek. Prof. Ravnish Bector and Clerk Ms. Ashwini Bhanuse also attended this trek.
Tour started at 7:30 a.m. with journey through Bus from College to village Bhaje. At village Bhaje participants had breakfast. The first phase of trek was from Village Bhaje to Lohagad wadi of about four Kms and then from Lohagad Wadi to the Lohagad Fort which rises to an elevation of 1,033 m (3,389 ft) above sea level. From the Top of the fort we can see Fort Visapur, Fort Tung, Fort Tikona and beautiful dam water of Pawana lake. On the Fort there are two beautiful lakes, a dargha, mahadev temple, a big cave Laxmi Kothi and many other places.
After returning back to Lohagadwadi participants had lunch and then return back to Village Baje at about 5 pm. Thereafter participants visited Baje Caves, a group of 22 rock cut caves dating back to the 2nd century BC. The caves are 400 feet above the village of Bhaje. The caves have a number of stupas and the most prominent excavation is its chaityagrha.
Participants left village Baje at around 6:30 p.m. and return back to Oriental College of law at about 8:30 p.m.
Adv. Shreekant Gavand, Addl. Public Prosecutor, High Court, Bombay took tremendous efforts for planning and executing this trek.
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