|Date: 24-25 July
The fort name is
Parnera. It is in Atul/Gujarath(160 km from Borivali). Atul is a small
industrial place. We was seven in the group. We traveled by Virangam
passenger from Borivali st. at 11:35pm. In the train when we was sharing
our trekking & mountaineering experience we was very enthusiast
of hearing each other. Nobody had been to this place out of seven. So
we was mentally prepared for the worst. We reached to Valsad at 3:45am.
then went to Valsad Bus depo & took little rest. Though we need
to get down at Atul we could not do so since this train doesn't have
stop at this place. If by luck it halts at Atul then that was possible.
At 6:30 a we went by bus to Parnera village. You won't find any hotels
here. So for tea & all you need to take at depo only else you need
to walk 21/2 kms from Parnera. So initially we thought of a tiresome
trek, but no it was not a trek for me it was simply walking on the steps
& reach to the top in the man made jungle of Saag Tree. As we reach
there heavy rain started. We took shelter in the Mandir for 20 min.
then started to browse through the Fort. We found it was a lone hill
in this area. Except this there was no such heighten area where who
ever have build this fort could have found commanding place for fort.
The place on the top was so less for fort. But such fort in marathi
called Gadhi. The fort has well planned structure. We found three canon(Tofh)
with different bore diameter kept a side of the fort . As usual their
is construction going on for a Masjid & Temple. Though their are
already two old temple exist. This fort has got few water tanks also.
The fort is constructed by bricks which might be according to us is
an indication of recent construction.