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  1. 1. नाणेघाट ट Elevation 750 m (2 461 ft) m (2,461 ft) Naneghat – The mountain pass Location Malshej Ghat
  2. 2. National Highway No. 222 – Kalyan to  Nirmal (Andhra Pradesh) via Nagar Sindola Fort Jivdhan Fort Hadsar Fort Chavand Fort Climbing
  3. 3. Naneghat While going through Malshej Ghat, we can easily get a glimpse of Naneghat after Murbad. The  significantly shaped thumb‐like peak and the pinnacle of Vandarlingi are the most distinctly seen  i ifi l h d h b lik k d h i l f V d li i h di i l spots. This was the most  important trade route, as it connected harbour of Sopara and Kalyan directly to Junnar and Paithan. The name itself suggests that it was a famous and significant  route. “Nane” means famous. Today it is a good trekking spot for trekkers and tourists. Bor Ghat, Malshej Ghat and Naneghat were the foremost road links for commuting coast to the  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.  Today one has to reach Junnar by going all the way through Malshej, which is a big round. But  Today one has to reach Junnar by going all the way through Malshej which is a big round But Naneghat had much reduced distance and was a definitely shorter route. However, as time  proceeded, it was destroyed by alien rulers and then paid no attention. The first thing we can see after reaching Naneghat is the spacious cave of Naneghat. The ancient  The first thing we can see after reaching Naneghat is the spacious cave of Naneghat The ancient carvings, which are seen on the walls of the cave, remind us of the Satvaahan period. Here we  find inscriptions in Brahmi script all over the cave. These indicate the magnificent era of the  Satvaahans and their generosity. These inscriptions are gradually being destroyed, and only a  part of it is remaining. The inscriptions are very precious, and are undergoing destruction due to  the negligence of Archeology. The widely spread plateau of Naneghat is an astonishment. To the  left the steps besides the cave lead us to the plateau and going to the right lead us to Nana's  thumb. After climbing all the way to the bottom of the thumb, when we climb the stairs, we do  not expect a big plateau. Thus this route leads directly to a higher altitude quickly, unlike  Malshej Ghat, which goes all around the mountains. Ate the entrance to the Ghat is a big stone‐ Malshej Ghat which goes all around the mountains Ate the entrance to the Ghat is a big stone made vessel like thing, in which coins as toll were put.
  4. 4. Nanacha Angatha (thumb)
  5. 5. Rajeev in action
  6. 6. Gawaran mewa
  7. 7. Rajeev, Avinash, Yuvraj and Ratnakar
  8. 8. Vaishakhare on Kalyan - Malshet road
  9. 9. Ratnakar, Yuvraj, Rajeev and Avinash
  10. 10. Rajeev's faithful companion
  11. 11. Nanacha Angatha
  12. 12. Avinash in action
  13. 13. Avinash in action
  14. 14. Avinash in action
  15. 15. Avinash in action
  16. 16. The spacios cave is good for night stay
  17. 17. Blue tiger butteryfly
  18. 18. Avinash
  19. 19. Rajeev cooling off
  20. 20. The spacious cave
  21. 21. Rain water storage tanks
  22. 22. Yuvraj
  23. 23. The tank made of stone for collecting the toll (coins)
  24. 24. Platue after crossing the Naneghat. Nobody could imagine such a view after crossing Naneghat. Naneghat avoided the entire long route via Malshej Ghat to Junnar Jivdhani gad
  25. 25. Flowers of Jambhli Manjiri - Pogostemon deccanensis
  26. 26. Ganesh temple at Naneghat
  27. 27. Ganesh idol and
  28. 28. Jivdhani gad
  29. 29. Nanacha angatha (Nana's thumb)
  30. 30. Climbing Nanacha Angatha
  31. 31. View from Nanacha Angatha (thumb) We had our lunch near this rain water source
  32. 32. Jivdhani gad
  33. 33. Yuvraj, Rajeev, Avinash, Sachin and Ratnakar
  34. 34. We had our lunch near this rain water source
  35. 35. Siesta after heavy lunch. Rajeev away shooting photographs.
  36. 36. Blue tiger butterflies
  37. 37. Jovdhani gad
  38. 38. Nanacha angatha
  39. 39. Climb to Naneghat
  40. 40. Electric wires from the Tower going down
  41. 41. Flowers of Sonki
  42. 42. Electric wires from the Tower going to Junnar area
  43. 43. Going back...
  44. 44. Un spoilt Un hurried Un touched Un confined Un expected Un conquered Un paralleled Un paralleled Un matched Un stressed Un stressed Un limited Standing as silent sentinels to history are the 350‐odd forts of Maharashtra. Beaten by  g y y the sea waves, lashed at by the torrential Deccan rains, or scorched in the blazing sun,  stand imposing ramparts and crumbling walls , the last lingering memories of  Maharashtra's martial times. Nowhere in the country would you encounter such a  profusion of forts. And such variety. Sited on an island, or guarding the seas or among  the Sahyadri hills, whose zig‐zag walls and rounded bastions sit like a scepter and  crown amidst hills turned mauve.