Overview

Introduction :

Salher is a place located near Waghamba in Satana tehsil in Nasik district of MaharashtraIndia. It is the site of the highest fort in the Sahyadri mountains and the second highest peak at 1,567 metres (5,141 ft) after Kalsubai in Maharashtra and 32nd highest peak in Western Ghats. This was one of the celebrated forts of the Maratha Empire. The money acquired after raiding Surat was brought to this fort first on its way to the Maratha capital forts.

 

 

History :

According to a legend, Lord Parshuram did his Tapascharya at Salher Fort. After winning the earth and giving it as donation, he made land for himself to live in, by pushing the sea back with his arrows, right from this place. The twin fort Salota (4986 feet) is very near to Salher.

An ancient and historically significant place like this is also famous for its battles during the reign of Shivaji.

Salher Fort was under Shivaji maharaj in 1671. The Mughals attacked the fort in 1672. Almost one lakh soldiers fought in this war.[1] Many soldiers died in this battle but finally Shivaji Maharaj won the battle of Salher. Of all the face to face battles between the Mughals and Shivaji Maharaj's troops, the battle of Salher takes first place. Such a big battle was not won before. The bravery and strategy used by the Maratha troops in the battle spread far and wide and increased Shivaji Maharaj's fame further. After winning Salher, the Marathas also captured Mulher and established their reign over the Baglan region. In the 18th century the Peshwas occupied this fort and later by the British.

Battle of Salher-The fort of Salher was captured by Shivaji Maharaj in 1671, during his campaign of the Baglan region. This news reached the Mogul emperor in Delhi. He got incensed with this news and said "I have sent lakhs of cavalry but they have come back shamefully, now whom do I send?" The emperor then decided "As long as Shivaji is alive, we are not leaving Delhi". He then called Ikhlaas Khan and Bahlol Khan and sent them with a cavalry of 20,000 horses to attack Salher. Ikhlaas Khan then laid siege of Salher Fort. When this news reached the Maharaj, he sent message to his Commander in Chief Prataprao through his secret agents "Go to Salher with your troops and drive off Bahlol Khan". He also sent a parallel letter to Moropant Peshwa to go from Varghati Konkan along with his troops and meet Prataprao near Salher. As planned, both Prataprao and Moropant rode to Salher from both sides and a fierce battle ensued.

Writings of Sabhasad Bakhar describes it as follows: "There was a fierce battle throughout the day and night, Mughals, Pathans, and Rajput, Cannons, Elephants, Horses and Camel troops fought alongside each other. The battle was so fierce that the dust which was raised by the troops rose up in an area of 3 km and the troops could not recognize who was fighting on which side. The Elephant troops arrived and both sides saw 10,000 troops perish and blood flow like rivers". The Marathas defeated Ikhlaas Khan and Bahlol Khan in this bloody battle, which saw tremendous destruction all over. There were 1,20,000 troops of Raja Shivaji and it returned 10,000 less, lost in battle.

Shivaji's troops captured 6,000 horses, 6,000 camels, 150 elephants, heavy gold ornaments, gold coins and expensive cloth from the enemy troops. The maratha soldiers showed extreme courage during this battle. Moropant Peshwa and Prataprao Sarnaubat exchanged pleasantries. Suryarao Kakde became a martyr during this battle. He fell after being hit by a cannonball. He was no mere soldier. A soldier who was as brave as "Karna of the Mahabharata" lay dead on the battlefield.

Of all the face to face battles between the Mughals and Shivaji's troops, the battle of Salher takes first place. Such a big battle was not won before. The bravery and strategy used by the Maratha troops in the battle spread far and wide and increased Shivaji's fame much higher. After winning Salher, the Marathas also captured Mulher and established their reign over the Baglan region. This battle is looked as a milestone in establishing the Maratha Empire. After the battle, Shivaji became a nightmare for the Shah of Surat.

46 Hours Available on request
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Highest fort climb
  • Camping
  • Bonfire
  • Watch Sunrise 
  • Road trip
  • History
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • To & Fro travel from Dadar/ Shaniwarwada to Base village by private vehicle.
  •  1 Dinner 
  •  1 Lunch 
  •  2 Breakfast
  • Tent Stay (Triple Sharing Basis)
  • Refreshments (Tea/Coffee) in morning.
  • Guide Charges. 
  • Entry Charges.
  • Expertise Charges.
  • First Aid Charges.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Insurance 
Itinerary

Itinerary for Mumbai:


Day 01:

Saturday

Meeting point : 11:30 pm, Dadar TT circle
- Travel by private bus
- Reach the base village by 5 am.
- Have breakfast
- Start trek towards Salher Ganga sagar and keep your bags and take bottles and then trek Salota and come back.
- Thepla would be provided for lunch.
- Pitch your tents.
- Have dinner
- Play games, star gazing, bonfire and card games.
- Sleep or stay awake all night.

Day 02:

Sunday

- Wake call 5 am for those who wants to go parshuram temple on top.
- Wrap your tents and have breakfast.
- Fresh up and have breakfast
- Start descend to the base village.
- Have lunch.
- Leave base village by 12 pm
- Reach dadar by 8 pm (schedule depends upon traffic) 

 

Itinerary For Pune:


Meeting & Pick Up Point - Shaniwarwada and Xion mall.

Day 01,

Saturday


- Report at shaniwarwada by 12:00 am
- Report at xion mall, Hinjewadi by 12:30 am
- Travel by private bus
- Reach the base village by 5 am.
- Have breakfast
- Start trek towards Salher Ganga sagar and keep your bags and take bottles and then trek Salota and come back.
- Thepla would be provided for lunch.
- Pitch your tents.
- Have dinner
- Play games, star gazing, bonfire and card games.
- Sleep or stay awake all night.

Day 02:

Sunday


- Wake call 5 am for those who wants to go parshuram temple on top.
- Wrap your tents and have breakfast.
- Fresh up and have breakfast
- Start descend to the base village.
- Have lunch.
- Leave base village by 12 pm
- Reach pune by 9 pm (schedule depends upon traffic)

 


Reporting Point :


MUMBAI - Dadar TT circle : 12:00 AM on Saturday.
PUNE - Shaniwarwada 12:00 am on Saturday



Return Arrival:


MUMBAI : 8 PM at dadar station.
PUNE : 10 PM at Shaniwarwada.



!! Things to carry !! :

 

  • - A photograph.
  • - Good grip shoes.
  • - **Torch with extra batteries.**
  • - Sleeping bag / Blanket & Mat
  • - Extra Pair of clothes.
  • - **Water bottles 3 liters .**
  • - Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.
  • - Electoral or Glucon D powder.
  • - Personal medicines. Sun protection cap, goggles.

 

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