Students from grade 6th to 12th went for a Monsoon trek. It was a medium difficulty trek organized keeping in mind the age groups involved.
Lohagad has a long history with several dynasties occupying it at different periods of time: Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizams, Mughals and Marathas. Shivaji Maharaj captured it in 1648 AD, but he was forced to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 AD by the Treaty of Purandar. Shivaji recaptured the fort in 1670
AD and used it for keeping his treasury. This fort was used to keep the loot from Surat. Later in Peshwa time Nana Phadnavis used this fort for living for some time and built several structures in the fort such as a big tank and a step-well.
The fort has been declared as a protected monument by the government.
The kids gathered at 6.00 a.m. on the school campus. We had 2 buses and we started the journey at 6.30.a.m.to United 21 which was our halt for A quick breakfast before heading for the trek.
We reached Lohagadh at 10 a.m. n started the climb which was fairly easy as they were these huge steps which had to be taken to reach the gates of the fort. We crossed 2 gates namely Ganesh Dwaar and Hanuman Dwaar. The kids explored the Fort and were given a brief history of the Fort which has a long history to it. Was fun to see Monkeys everywhere. It was drizzling and a very pleasant atmosphere. We came down by 1 p.m. and then started for United 21 for our lunch buffet which ended with unlimited ice cream. The return ride started at 3.30 p.m. and after a brief halt at the food court on the Express highway, we reached school around 7.30 p.m.
The kids could not contain their excitement till we reached back.. the dancing and music continued till the bus crossed G.B Road. It was a day well spent.