Dear All
We @ शिखर वेध is glad to announce Fireflies Special Night trek 2 Prabalgadmachi

Batch – 1 : 28 – 29 May 2016

Batch – 2 : 4 – 5 June 2016

Batch – 3 : 11-12 June 2016

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 800/- per head


That would include:

Panvel to Panvel transportation,

Morning Breakfast – Tea on Sunday, 1 Veg meal on Saturday,

& Shikhar Vedh administrative charges


Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy…
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Fireflies: Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that make light.
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Prabalgadmachi, is a small hamlet hiding in the hills is located in the Panvel region. The machi lies on the massive plateau that greets one on getting to the twin forts of Kalavantin  & Prabalgad which grace the backdrop of the village.
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Here is some info abt the place: – Prabalmachi

Height: 1700 feet above MSL
Grade: Easy
District: Raigad
Region: Panvel
Base Village: Thakurwadi
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Rendezvous:  Meet at 16:45 Hrs (Sharp) at CST on Saturdays with a return ticket to Panvel

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Batch – 1:: Saturday 28 May 2016

Batch – 2:: Saturday 4 June 2016

Batch – 3:: Saturday 11 June 2016
We will b starting with

1) CST- Panvel local (time-table as below)
Alight @ Panvel

Mumbai CST : 16:50 Hrs
Vadala Road : 17:10 Hrs
Kurla : 17:20 Hrs
Chembur : 17:25 Hrs
Vashi: 17:39 Hrs
Nerul : 17:48 Hrs
Panvel : 18:09 hrs

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2) Thane – Panvel local (time-table as below)

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Thane : 17:20 Hrs
Koparkhairene: 17:37 Hrs
Nerul : 17:51 Hrs
Panvel : 18:15 hrs

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The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 28 May / 4 June / 11 June 2016

18:00 Hrs: @ Panvel railway station

Move Thakurwadi base village by Tumtum

19:00 Hrs: @ Thakurwadi – Base village

Ascend to (~1.5 hrs)

20:30 Hrs: @ Prabalmachi

Dinner Time

Post Dinner – Night Walk for Fireflies

Stay in open under the sky

(Note : Tent available on rent @ Rs 100/- per head to b carried by participants on trek)

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Sunday 29 May / 5 June  / 12 June 2016
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07:00 Hrs: @ Wake up call

Breakfast  – Tea in village.

08:30 Hrs – Descend

10:00 Hrs – Base

Move to Panvel station by public transport

11:00 Hrs – @ Panvel station

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We would be getting back to Mumbai at approx 12.00 PM (That’s Subjective)

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 800/- per head

That would include:

Panvel to Panvel transportation,

Morning Breakfast – Tea on Sunday, 1 Veg meal on Saturday,

& Shikhar Vedh administrative charges

.
Advance amount of Rs. 500/- per head (Non- Refundable) for registration

Please deposit same amount on following details:

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI bank a/c no : 026801521464
Vartak nagar branch, Thane(w)

IFSC code : ICIC0000268
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Last date to register: 4 days prior to event ot till the batch is full
.
Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~ 3 Ltrs) (a must)
Sleeping Mat / bags (a must)
Torch with batteries ( a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages,
personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things
.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
.
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (whtsapp)

In case call is not received; please do sms / whtsapp
.
Also join us @

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

 

Dear All,

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged Konkankada Camping @ Trekkers Paradise-Harishchandrgad on 28-29th May 2016 for Fireflies & possible Indravajra – a circular rainbow phenomena ;)

Hope 2 c u on trek with us to NJoy again

Brief Introduction about Harishchandragad:

Height: 1412 meters (4510 feet)
Grade:Easy
Time: ~ 2 hrs from Pachnai, Base Village
Location:Nagar region

Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the Medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate on Taramati/Rohidas in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.

Konkan Kada:
The most interesting point on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and sunset. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost like a cobra’s hood.

Kedareshwar:
The cave of Kedareshwar has a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water.

Indrawraj / Circular Rainbow phenomenon:
During the beginning of monsoon sometimes a circular rainbow (the Brocken spectre phenomenon) can be seen from Konkan Kada. It can be seen only when there is a bit of mist in the valley, and the sun is right behind the person facing the valley.
The other phenomenon that can be observed at this place is the vertical cloud burst, in which the clouds nearing the cliff get sucked into the pit fall area below and are thrown vertically into the sky reaching more than 50 feet (15 m), creating the impression of a wall that is rising straight from the edge of the cliff without entering the landmass area.
Journey Details:
Rendezvous:

Saturday 28th May 2016
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Meeting point :
 Kasara Railway Stn at 09:10 Hrs

CST-Kasara Fast local timings as below

06:55 Hrs : CST

07:02 Hrs : Byculla

07:08 Hrs : Dadar

07:15 Hrs : Kurla

07:35 Hrs : Thane

07:47 Hrs : Dombivali

07:54 Hrs : Kalyan

09:08 Hrs : Kasara

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Breakfast (packed upma

will have Tea & Move by Private Jeeps For Pachnai Village

12:00 Hrs : @ Pachnai village

LUNCH Time ( Pithale-Bhakri, Rice & Daal)

13:15 Hrs : ASCEND

15:30 Hrs: @ Atop H’gad

EXPLORE  the surroundings

17:30 Hrs : @ Konkan Kada

T- Time

Sunset View

20:00 Hrs : Dinner ( Bhakri, Bhaji, Rice & Daal)

and retire for the day

Photography – Star – Gazing & Fireflies as well  :)

Tented Accommodation

Sunday 29th May 2016

06:30 Hrs : Good Morning

Hope for a Indra-Wajra ;)  - Depends on weather conditions

Post Breakfast – Tea

09:00 Hrs: Descend via Pachnai

11:00 Hrs: @ Pachnai

from there by local transport to Rajur – Kasara

Lunch in hotel on the way to Kasara
From Kasara by local train to Mumbai

We will reach to Mumbai 19:00 hrs (That’s Subjective)

The cost for da Trek is about Rs.1800 per head
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tht includes transportation from Kasara to Kasara by private jeeps, 3 veg meals & 2 refreshments & TENTED ACCOMODATION

NOTE : Minimum 8 participants required to execute

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Deposit Rs. 1000/- per head (Non-Refundable) advance on following A/c for Food & vehicle booking
 .

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 24th May 2016, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

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Things To Carry: -
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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) ( a must)
Bedding – sleeping mat/bag (a must)
Torch with extra cell ( a must)
Windcheater , Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes (Preferably ACTION),
.
A haversack to put all these things
.
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

.

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)
.
Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

 

Dear All

We @ शिखर वेध is glad to announce Fireflies Special Night trek 2 Rajmachi

Batch – 1 : 28 – 29 May 2016

 

Batch – 2 : 4 – 5 June 2016

Batch – 3 : 11-12 June 2016

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1200/- per head


That would include:
Morning Breakfast – Tea, 2 Veg meals,

Karjat – Kondhane by Rick & Rajmachi to Lonavala stn by pvt jeeps,

Accommodation & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges


Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy…
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Fireflies: Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that make light.
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Rajmachi, located in the Lonavala region is accessible from both Karjat as well as Lonavala. The village of Udhewadi lies on the massive plateau that greets one on getting to Rajmachi. The twin forts of Srivardhan & Manoranjan grace the backdrop of the village.
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A little distance down from the village lies a serene and beautiful lake called Uday Sagar Talav. Behind the lake lies an ancient Monolith, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Here is some info abt the forts: – Srivardhan & Manoranjan

Height: 3000/2700 feet above MSL
Grade: Easy
District: Pune
Region: Lonavala
Base Village: Lonavala/Kondhane
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Rendezvous:  Meet at 15:10 Hrs (Sharp) at CST on Saturdays

Batch – 1:: Saturday 28 May 2016

Batch – 2:: Saturday 4 June 2016

Batch – 3:: Saturday 11 June 2016
We will b starting with CST- Khopoli with fast local (time-table as below)
Alight @ Karjat

Mumbai CST : 15:25 Hrs
Byculla : 15:32 Hrs
Dadar : 15:40 Hrs
Kurla : 15:48 Hrs
Thane : 16:08 Hrs
Dombivali : 16:20 Hrs
Kalyan : 16:28 Hrs
Karjat : 17:22 hrs

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PUNE people

Catch Deccan Express … Timings as follows

15:30 Hrs: Pune Staion
16:33 Hrs: Lonavala
17:28 Hrs: Karjat

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 28 May / 4 June / 11 June 2016

17:30 Hrs: @ Karjat railway station

Move Kondhane Village by local Transport

18:30 Hrs: @ Kondhane

Ascend to Rajmachi (~4.0 hrs)

Enjoy Fireflies in the Jungle

22:30 Hrs: @ Udhewadi – base village

Dinner Time

Post Dinner – Night Walk for Fireflies

Stay @ Villagers House

Sunday 29 May / 5 June  / 12 June 2016
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06:00 Hrs: @ Wake up call
07:30 Hrs: @ Shrivardhan atop

Explore Shrivardhan fort.
Breakfast  – Tea in village .
Explore Manoranjan Fort

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11:30 Hrs – Visit Uday sagar Talav, Shiva Temple
13:00 Hrs – Lunch (Veg Only)

14:30 Hrs – Move to Lonavala station by pvt transport

16:30 Hrs – @ Lonavala station

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We would be getting back to Dadar / Pune at approx 21.30 PM (That’s Subjective)

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1200/- per head
That would include:
Morning Breakfast – Tea, 2 Veg meals
Karjat – Kondhane by Rick & Rajmachi to Lonavala stn by pvt jeeps

Accommodation & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges

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Advance amount of Rs. 600/- per head (Non- Refundable) for registration

Please deposit same amount on following details:

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI bank a/c no : 026801521464
Vartak nagar branch, Thane(w)

IFSC code : ICIC0000268
.
Last date to register: 4 days prior to event ot till the batch is full
.
Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~ 3 Ltrs) (a must)
Sleeping Mat / bags (a must)
Torch with batteries ( a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages,
personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things
.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
.
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (whtsapp)

In case call is not received; please do sms / whtsapp
.
Also join us @

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

 

Dear All,

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged Konkankada Camping @ Trekkers Paradise-Harishchandrgad on 4-5th June 2016 for Star-Gazing, Fireflies & possible Indravajra ;)

Hope 2 c u on trek with us to NJoy again

Brief Introduction about Harishchandragad:

Height: 1412 meters (4510 feet)
Grade:Easy
Time: ~ 2 hrs from Pachnai, Base Village
Location:Nagar region

Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the Medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate on Taramati/Rohidas in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.

Konkan Kada:
The most interesting point on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and sunset. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost like a cobra’s hood.

Kedareshwar:
The cave of Kedareshwar has a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water.

Indrawraj / Circular Rainbow phenomenon:
During the beginning of monsoon sometimes a circular rainbow (the Brocken spectre phenomenon) can be seen from Konkan Kada. It can be seen only when there is a bit of mist in the valley, and the sun is right behind the person facing the valley.
The other phenomenon that can be observed at this place is the vertical cloud burst, in which the clouds nearing the cliff get sucked into the pit fall area below and are thrown vertically into the sky reaching more than 50 feet (15 m), creating the impression of a wall that is rising straight from the edge of the cliff without entering the landmass area.

Journey Details:
Rendezvous:

Saturday 4th June 2016
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Meeting point :
 Kasara Railway Stn at 09:10 Hrs

CST-Kasara Fast local timings as below

06:55 Hrs : CST

07:02 Hrs : Byculla

07:08 Hrs : Dadar

07:15 Hrs : Kurla

07:35 Hrs : Thane

07:47 Hrs : Dombivali

07:54 Hrs : Kalyan

09:08 Hrs : Kasara

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Breakfast (packed upma

will have Tea & Move by Private Jeeps For Pachnai Village

12:00 Hrs : @ Pachnai village

LUNCH Time ( Pithale-Bhakri, Rice & Daal)

13:15 Hrs : ASCEND

15:30 Hrs: @ Atop H’gad

EXPLORE  the surroundings

17:30 Hrs : @ Konkan Kada

T- Time

Sunset View

20:00 Hrs : Dinner ( Bhakri, Bhaji, Rice & Daal)

and retire for the day

Photography – Star – Gazing session & Fireflies as well  :)

Tented Accommodation

Sunday 5th June 2016

06:30 Hrs : Good Morning

Hope for a Indra-Wajra ;) - Depends on weather condition

Post Breakfast – Tea

09:00 Hrs: Descend via Pachnai

11:00 Hrs: @ Pachnai

from there by local transport to Rajur – Kasara

Lunch in hotel on the way to Kasara
From Kasara by local train to Mumbai

We will reach to Mumbai 19:00 hrs (That’s Subjective)

The cost for da Trek is about Rs.1800 per head
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tht includes transportation from Kasara to Kasara by private jeeps, 3 veg meals & 2 refreshments & TENTED ACCOMODATION

NOTE : Minimum 8 participants required to execute

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Deposit Rs. 1000/- per head (Non-Refundable) advance on following A/c for Food & vehicle booking
 .

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 31st May 2016, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

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Things To Carry: -
.
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) ( a must)
Bedding – sleeping mat/bag (a must)
Torch with extra cell ( a must)
Windcheater , Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes (Preferably ACTION),
.
A haversack to put all these things
.
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

.

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

We @ Shikhar Vedh has planned to experience the JOG Waterfalls !!!! MURUDESHWARA Temple !!! on 13-14 August 2016 ( Leaving on Saturday Noon & Return on Monday 15 August at 06:35 Hrs @ LTT )

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next batches :

Batch-2 :: 14-15 August 2016

Batch-3 :: 27-28 August 2016

Batch-4 :: 10-11 September 2016
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Jog Falls

Jog Falls , Gerosoppa Falls or Joga Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India, Located in Sagara taluka, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. They are also called Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.
It is located on the Shimoga and Uttara Kannada district border.

Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi River dropping 253 m (830 ft), making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in India after the Nohkalikai Falls with a drop of 335 m (1100 ft) in Meghalaya.

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Murudeshwara is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. “Murudeshwara” is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world’s second-tallest Shiva statue, Murudeshwara beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murudeshwara Temple. The nearest airport to Murudeshwar is Mangalore International Airport at distance of 160 kilometre .Murudeshwar has railway station on Konkan railway route.

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Itinerary for the trip as below: -

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Meeting Point:

Lokmanya Tilak Terminus @ 14:30 Hrs on Saturday 13 August 2016

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15:20 hrs: Departure by Train – Matsyagandha Express

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Sunday 14 August 2016
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05:45 Hrs :: Alight Murudeshwara

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Temple Visit, Sight-seeing

Break fast – Tea

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08:30 Hrs :: Move by Public Transport to Jog

11:00 Hrs :: @ Jog Falls

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Lunch, Exploration Time

(~ 3 Hrs Time )

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14:00 Hrs :: Move to Murudeshwara by Public Transport

16:00 Hrs :: @ Murudeshwar

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17:30 Hrs :: Departure by Train – Matsyagandha Express to Mumbai

Monday 15 August 2016

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05:10 Hrs :: @ Panvel

05:55 Hrs :: @ Thane

06:30 Hrs :: @ LTT

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 2800/- per Head which includes

 

1) To & Fro SL Class tickets from Mumbai 2 Murdeshwar

2) Private Vehicle from Murdeshwar – JOG – Murdeshwar

3) Food expenses include 1 veg meals, 1 B/f-Tea, refreshments

4) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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It won’t include food on train (i.e. Dinner on Saturday & Sunday) and any other expense of personal in nature.
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Deposit Rs. 2800/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel / Tickets Booking.

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
 
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Ifsc code: ICIC0000268
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Last date for registration: – Till the train tickets are available to get confirmed seats, OR Till the batch gets full
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Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare batteries ( a must)
Rain-cheater (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things
.
For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 (Whtsapp) / 09869369836
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,
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We @
शिखर वेध, is glad to invite you for Asthvinayak Tour on 23-24th April 2016

.The Ashtavinayak Temples that will be visiting are:

1. Moreshwar, Morgaon

2. Siddhivinayak, Siddhtek
3. Chintamani, Theur

4. Mahaganpati, Ranjangaon

5. Girijatamj, Lenyadri

6. Vighneshwar, Ozar

7. Varadvinayak, Mahad

8. Ballaleshwar, Pali

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The itinerary for the event will be as Follows:

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Meeting point:
 23:30 Hrs: Dadar TT, Dadar (east) on Friday 22 April 2016
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Day 1, 23 April 2016

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06:00 Hrs:  @ Morgaon

Freshen up

Moreshwar Darshan

08:00 Hrs:  Breakfast time

11:00 Hrs: @ Siddhtek

Siddhivinayak Darshan

13:00 Hrs: @ Theur

Chintamani Darshan

14:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Hotel Nanashri on high way

17:00 Hrs: @ Ranjangaon

Mahaganpati Darshan

20:00 Hrs: @ Ozar near Junnar

Stay in BHAKTA-NIVAS – Dormitory Type

Dinner

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Day 2, 24 April 2016
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Early morning wake up call – Freshen up

Vighneshwar Darshan

Breakfast time

08:30 Hrs: @ Lenyadri

Girijatmaj Darshan

13:00 Hrs: Lunch in Hotel on highway

15:00 Hrs: @ Mahad

Varadvinayak Darshan

17:00 Hrs: @ Pali

Ballaleshwar Darshan

22:00 Hrs: Reach Dadar (subjectively)
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The Cost for the Trip will be Rs 3000/-  per head

That includes Transport by Private vehicle NON A/c, Food (3 Veg Meals & Refreshments) ; Accommodation charges in BHAKT-NIVAS (Dormitory type only);

NOTE :: With A/C vehicle travel, the cost will b Rs 3500/- per head

(Need minimum 6 participants to conduct tour)

Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis wid Advance payment only…

One needs to deposit Rs 1500/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle and Accommodation etc.  into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 19th April 2016, 5 pm

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Things To Be carried: 
A bottle of water (At least 2 Ltrs),
TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory).
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes, (Must)

Cap , Camera(Optional),
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional),
.
A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (whtsapp)

Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/
Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh are glad to announce Velas Turtle Festival Tour on 16-17 April 2016 (leaving on 15 April night)
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Next Batch : 30 April- 1 May 2016

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The Cost for Tour :: Rs. 2300 / - per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges, food expenses only veg and accommodation charges. 
Get Ready to Witness the Wonderful Life Of Turtles ….

Some information about the area: The places that will be visiting are:

  1. VelasBeach – Turtle Festival visit
  2. Bankot Fort
  3. Harihareshwar Temple

Velas Beach :  Velas is the birth place of Nana Phadnis, one of the great prominent personalities in Maratha history. Due to the sea-shore Velas is an existing place and it is situated near Bankot Bay. There is an old temple of Shri Bhairi- Rameshwar and in this temple all twelve months water is made available taking the benefit of favorable geographical conditions. A statue of Nana Phadnis is present outside his house. In Velas Mahalakshmi temple and Nana Phadnis house are the places to visit. Velas is also one of the popular breeding sites of Olive Ridley, which is an endangered species of turtle.  

Bankot Fort:

Region: Mandangad

District: Ratnagiri

Height: Sea fort (Slightly above sea level)

Difficulty: Simple

Bankot is a square shaped fort. On the sides of Bankot fort, there is a dry moat (Revni) dug out in the Jambhya stone. Jambhya stone is peculiar type of stone adorning a purple shade and peculiarly it is incapable of storing water as the water invariable percolates through it owing to its much porous nature. The main entrance (Mahadarwaja) of the fort is north-facing with a well sculpted arch and carvings. Watch guards dug out (Devdya) align on both sides of the Mahadarwaja with some pits being dug out in the right Devdi. On the left, there are steps leading towards Nagarkhana while there is an underground storey and a tunnel on the right. A Maruti idol in the centre stands deserted now. On the west, there is a small entrance (Darwaja) leading to a Bastion on the exterior of the fortifications. A deep well (now dry and filled) occupied the centre of this bastion earlier and the adjacent water tanks too are dry and obsolete now. One can leave the Buruj via a small exit that leads to the surrounding moat and a beautiful “Revni” lying nearby.

Tour Duration: 2 Night / 2 Days
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The Itinerary for the Tour as follows:

FRIDAY 15 April 2016:
Departure by private vehicle from Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 11:15 pm
Maitripark, Chembur @ 11:45 pm
Vashi below main bridge @ 12:15 am

Day 1: SATURDAY 16 April 2016

05:30 Hrs: @ Velas

Refresh,
06:45 Hrs: Visit 
Velas Beach for Turtle festival
Breakfast

10:00 Hrs: @ Bankot fort

10:30 Hrs: Atop

Fort Exploration
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Lunch at Velas (Veg. Only)

Rest time
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Evening Tea & Visit Velas beach, 

Go for Turtle watching.

Dinner ( Veg. Only)

Stay @ villagers home in Velas (Dormitory Type only) —

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Day 2: SUNDAY 17 April 2016

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06:45 Hrs: Visit Velas Beach for Turtle watching.

08:00 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea

09:30 Hrs: @ Harihareshwar by crossing Veshvi – Bagmandala creek by ferry
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Harihareshwar Temple visit
Visit 2 Harihareshwar Beach
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13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Harihareshwar ( Veg/Non-Veg to be borne by participant as per choice)

15:00 Hrs: Departure 2 Mumbai

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We will be in mumbai around 21:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)

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The Cost for Tour is about Rs. 2300 / - per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges, food expenses except Sunday Lunch, and accommodation charges.

Seats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit  Rs 1500/- per head (Non-refundable) advance on following A/c …

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 12 April 2016 or till the registration gets full

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VIMP NOTES :: For PUNE PARTICIPANTS, we can hire a private vehicle as well if we get minimum 6 participants for the Trip.

The cost remains the same as Rs 2300/- per head

The Departure time wud be 11:00 pm on friday from SWARGATE Bus Depo.

Other Itinerary details same as for Mumbai Participants

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Note: -

1) Emergence of Hatchlings of turtles is a natural process. So cannot give guarantee of emerging possibility of turtles on the mentioned dates.

2) Velas beach have strong currents … so won’t b allowed to go inside the water

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Things To Carry:-
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A Torch with spare battery ( a must)

A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Sleeping Bag, Mat (a must)

Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc

Good trekking shoes,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
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A haversack to put all these things

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836

Also join us @
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a trip to Konkan – Sindhudurg Safari (Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Event)  on  15 – 17 April 2016
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Brief Intro about tour:
Grade           : 
Easy
Destination   : Vijaydurg, Kunkeshwar, Rameshwar, Sindhudurg Fort, Dolphin Safari, Tsunami Island, Tarkarli Beach, Nivati Beach
Activities       : Snorkeling, Surface Supply Scuba Diving,
Dates           : 
15 – 17 April 2016
Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ₹ 5700/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and
 Indian Rupee ₹ 6700/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) 
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Scuba Diving :: Indian Rupee ₹ 1500/- per head Extra
Snorkeling ::  Indian Rupee ₹ 500/- per head Extra
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Note : With A/c vehicle : Rs 500/- per head (Minimum 6 people)
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Maximum 25 Participants
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Details as below:

Vijaydurg or Victory Fort:

 

The oldest fort on Sindhudurg coast constructed in the regime of Raja Bhoj of shilahar dynasty in 1205 (construction period 1193-1205). The fort was earlier known as “Gheria” as it is situated in the village “Girye”. Shivaji Maharaj won this fort from Adilshaha of Bijapur in 1653 and renamed it as “Vijay Durg” as the then Hindu solar ear’s name was “Vijay”. Vijay means Victory.

Sprawling over an area of 48 acres, Vijaydurg, fort of victory, was once seized by the British following a bloody battle. They renamed it Fort Augustus. A dilapidated board at the entrance of the fort relates its history. One of the best views of the fort is from the jetty. The fort stretches out into the sea and a walk inside its precincts is worthwhile. Shivaji added triple rows of huge walls, umpteen towers and spacious inner buildings to it and strengthened it in the 17th century.

Kunkeshwar Temple

Kunkeshwar Temple, an ancient Shiva Temple is located in Kunkeshwar village, 14 Kms from Devgad town. A pristine beach with a very long stretch of seashore and white sand adds to the beauty of temple surroundings. This beautiful temple near beach has alluring architecture with reminiscent of South Indian style of temple architecture. Yadav Kings built this temple in 1100 A. D. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who rejuvenated this temple many times was a frequent visitor to this temple. This temple is also famous as Kashi of South Konkan. 

Sindhudurga fort:

 Huge sea rocks of Malvan has easefully shouldered the responsibility of two Forts Sindhudurg & Padmagad on their broad chest. The name of the fort is given to the Sindhudurg district. Tourist from all over the world visit through out the year to see this Maratha glory.The fort was built with the help of huge rocks on the Kurte Island which amazes people & one appreciates imaginative power of Shivaji. In 1664 shivaji erected this fort on 44 acers of land. In Sindhudurg Fort there is ‘Shri Shivarajeshwar temple’ of King Shivaji. Also there are temples of Hanuman, Jarimari mandir and Goddess ‘Bhavani Temple’. Impressions of shivaji’s fingers prints found to be preserved here on one of the wall . Also lies, inside the fort worth seeing temples of Bhavanimata, Shambhu Mahadev, Jirimiri & Mahapurush. All are in good conditions.

Tarkarli Beach
Tarkarli is a narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters, located at the convergence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. It is 546 k.m. away from Mumbai, 6 kms. south of Malvan, on the west coast of India. This place has gained prominence because of its transparently clear seas, where on a fairly sunny day, one can see the sea- bed up to a depth of 20 feet. This beach can be rightly called as ‘Queen Beach’ of Sindhudurg. 

Snorkeling: is the practice of swimming on or through a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually swim-fins.  Use of this equipment allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort.Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity. The primary appeal is the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting without the complicated equipmentInline image 3

Dolphin Safari:

SCUBA DIVING
SNORKELING

The itinerary for the tour will be as follows: 
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Day 0 :: 
Thursday 14 April 2016


Meeting point:

22:30 Hrs : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E)
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Day 1: Friday 15 April 2016 – (Ram Navmi – Holiday)

 

07:00 Hrs: Breakfast en-route @ Hotel Alankar, HatKhamba

 

11:30 Hrs: Check in Hotel @ Malvan

 

12:00 Hrs: Lunch in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Soundale Fish + Prawns Curry -Unlimited)

 

14:00 Hrs: TSUNAMI Island

 

17:00 Hrs: Tarkarli / Devbaug Beach – FUN Time

 

19:00 Hrs: Snacks – Kanda Bhajji & Tea

 

19:30 Hrs: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)

 

21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available – Limited)

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Stay at Malvan

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Day 2: Saturday 16 April 2016

 

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea Time

 

08:00 Hrs – 13:00 Hrs:

DOLPHIN SAFARI ;

Scuba Diving ( ~ 20 mins each ) ; 

Snorkeling activities (every one can do these … Safe & Easy) ; 

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14:00 Hrs: Lunch Time in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – HALWA  Fish as available -Limited)

 

16:00 Hrs : Nivati Fort & Beach - The amazing beauty of tour

 

19:00 Hrs: Snacks – Vada Pav & Tea 

19:30 Hrs: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)

 

21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available -Limited)

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Stay at Malvan

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Day 3: Sunday 17 April 2016

 

07:00 Hrs: Visit to Sindhudurg fort

08:30 Hrs: Break Fast (Ghavane + Tea)

09:30 Hrs: Move 2 Achara

 

10:00 Hrs: @ Rameshwar Temple, Achara

 

11:30 Hrs: @ Kunkeshwar Temple

 

12:00 Hrs: Move 2 Vijaydurg

 

12:45 Hrs: @ Rameshwar temple, Girye, Vijaydurg

13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Hotel Suruchi, Vijaydurg (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali)

 

14:00 Hrs: @ Vijay-Durg fort (Guided Tour)

 

Vijaydurg – Exploration

16:30 Hrs: Tea Break & Depart for Mumbai

21:30 Hrs: Dinner @ Hotel Swad, Sangmeshwar (To be borne by Participant as per veg / non veg choice)

Day 4: Monday 18 April 2016

 

05:00 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)

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The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee ₹ 6700/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) &  Indian Rupee ₹ 5700/- per head ( For All Veg meals )
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This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Dolphin Safari, Boating charges, Permissions and entry fees, Guide Charges, Food ( Veg & Non Veg Thali as mentioned wherever limited and unlimited), Accommodations ( Rooms with 5 ppl sharing basis)
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NOTE :: SCUBA Diving :: Indian Rupee ₹ 1500/- per head extra
Snorkeling :: Indian Rupee ₹ 500/- per head extra
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Note : With A/c vehicle : the cost will b Rs 500/- per head extra (Minimum 6 ppl needed)
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VIMP Note: 
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1) 
Twin sharing accommodation with an extra amount of  Rs 600/- per head And Tripple Sharing accommodation with an extra amount of Rs 400/- per head is possible but the participant has to make arrangement for the company as well
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Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis wid Advance payment only …
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One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 3500/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle, Activity Charges, Boats, Food, Accommodation etc.  into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Ifsc Code : ICIC0000268

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Last date for registration: – Thursday 7th April 2016 , 5 pm OR Till Reg. Gets Full .

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Few memories in form of snaps of our previous Konkan – Tour –  as below
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Amazing world of Under – Water
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.438554322860654&type=1
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Girish Palkar:
https://plus.google.com/photos/114454038105398251779/albums/5806420885454461953?banner=pwa
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Vishal Budhavalekar:
https://picasaweb.google.com/104699421488274212758/Malvan?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNPvwc7i157iWg&feat=directlink
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Suhas Sawant: 

https://picasaweb.google.com/105425526563576974836/KonkanTourApril2011ShikharVedh?authkey=Gv1sRgCMuzlYHJvq2VvwE
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Dev
https://picasaweb.google.com/msg4devendrasingh/Malvan?authkey=Gv1sRgCJi_qOr_5-iVOw&feat=directlink&fgl=true&pli=1#
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Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Cap, Good trekking shoes, 

Extra 3 pair of Clothes, a Towel etc.(a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.

Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
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A haversack to put all these things

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear all
We @ SHIKHAR VEDH has arranged Trek to Sea Forts of Ratnagiri & Sindhudurg districts (Total 16 sea forts + 4 land forts nearby will be covered) from 14 – 17 April 2016
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The Itinerary for the Mohim is as below: –

Day 0: 
Wednesday 13 April 2016


Meeting Point :: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 11:00 pm
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Overnight Journey to Harnai

Day 1: Thursday 14 April 2016 (Ambedkar Jayanti-Holiday)

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05:30 am :: @ Harnai
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Freshen up, breakfast & T;
Visit Goa, Fattegad, Kanakdurg & Suvarnadurg forts
LUNCH Time (Veg only)
Move to Dabhol
cross creek via Jeety
Visit Gopalgad @ Anjanvel ( A little Ascend)
Overnight Stay @ Guhagar
Day 2: Friday 15 April 2016 (Ram Navmi-Holiday)
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Post Breakfast-Tea
Move to Tavsal Jetty
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09:00 Hrs :: @ Vijaygad 
 
Cross creek by Ferry
10:30 Hrs :: @ Jaigad
 
12:30 Hrs :: Ratnadurg (Bhagwati) Fort
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13:30 Hrs :: Lunch @ Ratnagiri
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15:30 Hrs :: @ Purngad
 
17:00 Hrs :: @ Kille Ambolgad
 
17:30 Hrs :: @ Yashwantgad @ Nate
20:30 Hrs :: Stay @ Vijaydurg Base
Day 3: Saturday 16 April 2016
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07:00 Hrs :: Vijaydurg Exploration
09:00 Hrs :: B/f – Tea
10:30 Hrs :: @ Deogad
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12:30 Hrs :: Lunch @ Achara
13:30 Hrs :: @ Bhagwantgad  
 
14:30 Hrs :: @ Ramgad
 
16:30 Hrs :: @ Siddhgad
 
17:30 Hrs :: @ Bharatgad
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Overnight Stay at Malvan

Day 4: Sunday 17 April 2016

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07:00 Hrs :: @ Sindhudurg
 
08:30 Hrs to 10:30 Hrs :: @ Rajkot @ Padmadurg @ Sarjekot 

12:30 Hrs :: @ Nivati fort
 
Lunch Time
 
14:30 Hrs :: @ Vengurla kot, Dutch Factory
 
16:30 Hrs :: Yashwantgad (Reddi)
Start Return Journey to Mumbai by 5 pm
Dinner en-route
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Day 5: Monday 18 April 2016

Reach Mumbai early morning by 5 am

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Total Charges for the Mohim is :: Rs 6000/- per head 
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Inclusions: 
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Transport in pvt. Vehicle from Dadar to Dadar (Non A/c),
Home stay (Dormitory type only), Boat charges,
Food : Veg Lunches, snacks-Tea, (Dinner 2 b borne by participants as per veg /non-veg )
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Payment details: 
One needs to transfer Rs 4000/- per head as advance (Non-Refundable) at the time of booking  in following A/c
Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

Last date for registration: – Thursday 7th April 2016, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full So register ASAP

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Note : Max 15 Participants only
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VIMP NOTES :: ( 2 b followed strictly ;)
1) This event consists of visiting almost all sea forts of Ratnagiri & Sindhudurg districts along-with visit to 4-5 land forts nearby. To complete it in given 4 days of time all participated members have to follow mentioned timings for the day itinerary
2) The purpose of the tour is to visit the sea forts on priority basis & not the beaches. Visit to beach is possible at end of day (Only for first 2 days applicable in our case ;) )
3) Bath facility available only at night time (Most importantly 2 b followed)
4) Our day usually will start @ 06:30 am with all morning chores 2 b finished before that) 
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Things To Carry: -
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) ( a must)
Bedding – sleeping mat/bag (a must)
Torch with extra cell ( a must)
Windcheater , Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes (Preferably ACTION),
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A haversack to put all these things
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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

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Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)
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Also join us @
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All

We @ SHIKHAR VEDH have arranged a 300 feet rappelling at Dukes Nose, this also covers a superb and thrilling traverse of almost 1000 feet on 3 April 2016
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Place: Duke’s nose, Lonavala
Base village: Kurvande
Rappelling Height: 300 ft, Traverse 1000 ft.
Date :-  Sunday 3 April 2016

Description ,
Dukes Nose near Khandala which is named after Duke Wellington, is a huge pinnacle seen while traveling from Mumbai to Pune. The sight from top is unique and magnificent as one sees a vast landscape and the winding Mumbai-Pune expressway cutting through the ghats and trains chugging along the tracks.
It’s famous for rappelling, rock climbing and valley crossing activities.
Rappelling (English Name) also known as abseiling (German Name) is a method of a quick and safe descend after a climb. It’s an act of descending a mountain face by sliding down a rope, which is attached to a body harness and fastened to an overhead projection, with sufficient friction provided as to make the speed of descent controllable.

Itinerary of the event :

Sunday 3 April 2016
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Mumbai Participants – 
Catch Indrayani Express and get down at Lonavala station
Mumbai CST: 5.37 am
Dadar: 5.46 am
Thane: 6.05 am
Kalyan: 6.30 am
Lonavala: 8.00 am
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Pune Participants:
Catch Pune-Lonavala local and get down at Lonavala station
Pune: 6.27am
Shivaji Nagar: 6.33am
Pimpari: 6.55 am
Dehu Road: 7.04
Talegoan: 7.16 am
Kamshet: 7.30
Lonavala: 7.55 am
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08:00 am – Meet and greet at Lonavala Station.
08:30 am – Reach Dukes Nose base camp and have breakfast.
09:00 am – Start the trek to Dukes Nose.
10:00 am – Training and harnessing followed by the main rappelling event.
17:00 am – Move from base camp towards Lonavala.
18:00 am – Journey ends at Lonavala.
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Cost Of the Event will be Rs. 1600/- per head
This includes Lonavala 2 Lonavala transportation fare for private vehicle
Breakfast & Lunch
All Technical gear and equipment,
Services of expert instructors.

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Please book yourself with advance payment of Rs. 1000/- (Non-refundable) … Deposit the amount on following account.
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268
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Seats r limited …
Last date to register with advance payment is Thursday 31 March 2016 .
Note: - 
(Extra rappel will be allowed for Rs 800/- per rappel, if time permits)
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Things to be carried:
A Water Bottle (~2-3 Ltrs),
Camera, Cell Phone, Cap
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes, carry extra pair of shoes or floaters if possible
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/