Naneghat

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  • Elevation 750 m (2 461 ft) m(2,461ft) Naneghat Themountainpass Location MalshejGhat
  • NationalHighwayNo.222 Kalyan to Nirmal(AndhraPradesh)viaNagar Sindola Fort Jivdhan Fort Hadsar Fort Chavand FortClimbing
  • Naneghat WhilegoingthroughMalshejGhat,wecaneasilygetaglimpseofNaneghatafterMurbad.The significantlyshapedthumblikepeakandthepinnacleofVandarlingi arethemostdistinctlyseen i ifi l h d h b lik k d h i l f V d li i h di i l spots.Thiswasthemostimportanttraderoute,asitconnectedharbour ofSopara andKalyan directlytoJunnar andPaithan.Thenameitselfsuggeststhatitwasafamousandsignificant route.Nanemeansfamous.Todayitisagoodtrekkingspotfortrekkersandtourists. Bor Ghat,MalshejGhatandNaneghatweretheforemostroadlinksforcommutingcoasttothe plateau.TheSatvaahans hadmadeNaneghattheirmainroutetoJunnar.Duringtheirtenurethe mostimportantwayofcommutingwasNaneghat,whichlinkedKalyan &Sopara toPaithan. TodayonehastoreachJunnar bygoingallthewaythroughMalshej,whichisabiground.But Today one has to reach Junnar by going all the way through Malshej which is a big round But Naneghathadmuchreduceddistanceandwasadefinitelyshorterroute.However,astime proceeded,itwasdestroyedbyalienrulersandthenpaidnoattention. ThefirstthingwecanseeafterreachingNaneghatisthespaciouscaveofNaneghat.Theancient The first thing we can see after reaching Naneghat is the spacious cave of Naneghat The ancient carvings,whichareseenonthewallsofthecave,remindusoftheSatvaahan period.Herewe findinscriptionsinBrahmi scriptalloverthecave.Theseindicatethemagnificenteraofthe Satvaahans andtheirgenerosity.Theseinscriptionsaregraduallybeingdestroyed,andonlya partofitisremaining.Theinscriptionsareveryprecious,andareundergoingdestructiondueto thenegligenceofArcheology.ThewidelyspreadplateauofNaneghatisanastonishment.Tothe leftthestepsbesidesthecaveleadustotheplateauandgoingtotherightleadustoNana's thumb.Afterclimbingallthewaytothebottomofthethumb,whenweclimbthestairs,wedo notexpectabigplateau.Thusthisrouteleadsdirectlytoahigheraltitudequickly,unlike MalshejGhat,whichgoesallaroundthemountains.AtetheentrancetotheGhatisabigstone Malshej Ghat which goes all around the mountains Ate the entrance to the Ghat is a big stone madevessellikething,inwhichcoinsastollwereput.
  • Nanacha Angatha (thumb)
  • Rajeev in action
  • Gawaran mewa
  • Rajeev, Avinash, Yuvraj and Ratnakar
  • Vaishakhare on Kalyan - Malshet road
  • Ratnakar, Yuvraj, Rajeev and Avinash
  • Rajeev's faithful companion
  • Nanacha Angatha
  • Avinash in action
  • Avinash in action
  • Avinash in action
  • Avinash in action
  • The spacios cave is good for night stay
  • Blue tiger butteryfly
  • Avinash
  • Rajeev cooling off
  • The spacious cave
  • Rain water storage tanks
  • Yuvraj
  • The tank made of stone for collecting the toll (coins)
  • 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
  • Flowers of Jambhli Manjiri - Pogostemon deccanensis
  • Ganesh temple at Naneghat
  • Ganesh idol and
  • Jivdhani gad
  • Nanacha angatha (Nana's thumb)
  • Climbing Nanacha Angatha
  • View from Nanacha Angatha (thumb) We had our lunch near this rain water source
  • Jivdhani gad
  • Yuvraj, Rajeev, Avinash, Sachin and Ratnakar
  • We had our lunch near this rain water source
  • Siesta after heavy lunch. Rajeev away shooting photographs.
  • Blue tiger butterflies
  • Jovdhani gad
  • Nanacha angatha
  • Climb to Naneghat
  • Electric wires from the Tower going down
  • Flowers of Sonki
  • Electric wires from the Tower going to Junnar area
  • Going back...
  • Unspoilt Unhurried Untouched Unconfined Unexpected Unconquered Unparalleled Un paralleled Unmatched Unstressed Un stressed Unlimited Standingassilentsentinelstohistoryarethe350oddfortsofMaharashtra.Beatenby g y y theseawaves,lashedatbythetorrentialDeccanrains,orscorchedintheblazingsun, standimposingrampartsandcrumblingwalls,thelastlingeringmemoriesof Maharashtra'smartialtimes.Nowhereinthecountrywouldyouencountersucha profusionofforts.Andsuchvariety.Sitedonanisland,orguardingtheseasoramong theSahyadrihills,whosezigzagwallsandroundedbastionssitlikeascepterand crownamidsthillsturnedmauve.