Dear All,
 
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a trip to Konkan – Sindhudurg Safari (Scuba Diving Event)  on  14 – 16 April 2017
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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       : Scuba Diving,
Dates           : 
14 – 16 April 2017

Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ₹ 7200/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and
 Indian Rupee ₹ 8200/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) 
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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

Dolphin Safari:

 
SCUBA DIVING

The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:
 
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Day 0 :: 
Thursday 13 April 2017

Meeting point:

22:00 Hrs : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E)
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Day 1: Friday 14 April 2017 (Good Friday – 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 – Limited)

 

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 15 April 2017

 

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea Time

 

08:00 Hrs – 13:00 Hrs:

 

DOLPHIN SAFARI ;

 

Scuba Diving ( ~ 20 mins each ) ;  

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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 16 April 2017

 

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 17 April 2017

 

05:00 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)

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The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee ₹ 8200/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) &  Indian Rupee ₹ 7200/- 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) & SCUBA charges
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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: – Tuesday 4th April 2017 , 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: 09702121373 (Whtsapp) /  09869369836
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Also join us @
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh are glad to announce Velas Turtle Festival Tour on 25-26 March 2017 (leaving on 24 March night)

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Next Batch Dates : 

Batch 5 : 15-16 April 2017 (
Leaving on Friday 14th April Night )
Batch 6 : 
22-23 April 2017 (Leaving on Friday 21st April Night )

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The Cost for Tour :: Rs. 2200 / - 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 veg only  except Sunday Lunch, 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 24 March 2017

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 25 March 2017

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 26 March 2017

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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. 2200 / - 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.

NOTE-

1) Children between 3 – 9 Yrs will b charged as Rs 1800/- per head

Children between 0-3 yrs NIL (if Seat is not offered)

2) Repeaters of same trips of previous years will b charged as @ Rs 2000/- per head

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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: – Thursday 23 March 2017, 5 pm 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 2200/- 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 preferably ACTION,
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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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear all
We @ SHIKHAR VEDH has arranged Visit to Forts of Belgaum districts (Total 18 forts) from 1 – 4 April 2017
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The Itinerary for the Event is as below: –

Day 0: 
Friday 31 March 2017


Departure by 17318 :: LTT-HUBLI Express
18:45 Hrs :: LTT (Lokmanya Tilak Terminus)
19:00 Hrs :: Thane
19:40 Hrs :: Panvel
23:00 Hrs :: Pune
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Overnight Train Journey

DAY 1: Saturday 1 April 2017

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08:00 am :: @ Belgaum
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Freshen up, breakfast & T;
Move to Kittur by Private Jeep

Visit Kittur Fort, Parasgad Fort, Savandatti Fort, Hooli Fort

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Overnight Stay @ Saundatti
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DAY 2: Sunday 2 April 2017
 
Visit Subapur Fort, Munvali Fort, Torgal Fort, Ramdurg Fort, Shirasangi , Nargund Fort
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Overnight Stay @ Belgaum
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DAY 3: Monday 3 April 2017 ( Need to take a holiday)
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Visit Haliyal Fort , ANandgad , Rajhansgad / Yellur Fort , Kakti Fort, Belgaum Fort
Overnight Stay @ Vallabhgad
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DAY 4 :: Tues
day 4 April 2017 (RAM-NAVMI Holiday)
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Visit Vallabhgad , Gokak Fort, Honnurgad,
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Return Train Journey by 17317 :: LOKMANYA TT Express
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18:30 Hrs :: Belgaum
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DAY 5 :: Wednesday 5 April 2017
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02:50 Hrs :: Pune
05:45 Hrs :: Panvel
06:30 Hrs :: Thane
07:15 Hrs :: LTT
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Total Charges for the Event is :: Rs 6500/- per head 
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Inclusions: 
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To & Fro SL class train Tickets from Mumbai to Belgaum
4 days Transport in pvt. jeeps (Non A/c) from Belgaum to Belgaum ,
Home stay (Dormitory type only),
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 16th March 2017, 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 forts of Belgaum districts in Karnataka. To complete it in given 4 days of time all participated members have to follow mentioned timings for the day itinerary
2) Bath facility available only at night time (Most importantly 2 b followed)
3) 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: 09702121373 / 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
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 1 – 4 April 2017
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The Itinerary for the Mohim is as below: –

Day 0: 
Friday 31 March 2017


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

Day 1: Saturday 1 April 2017

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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: Sunday 2 April 2017
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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: Monday 3 April 2017 (Need to take a leave)
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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: Tuesday 4 April 2017 (RAM-Navmi Holiday)

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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: Wednesday 5 April 2017

Reach Mumbai early morning by 5 am

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Total Charges for the Mohim is :: Rs 6500/- 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 16th March 2017, 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),
.
A haversack to put all these things
.
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

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Jagadish Patil: 09702121373 / 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,

We @ SHIKHAR VEDH, invite you for a weekend trip to Mandavgad (Mandu)
the fortress of joy and a glorious city of Maheshwar situated on the banks of Narmada, Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa Samadhi @ Raverkhedi And Mahakal Jyotirling @ Ujjain on 25-27 March 2017.

About the places -

Mandu, the fortress of joy, also known as Mandavgadh, rises 634 meters high in the Vindhya Range and is enclosed in battlements 37 km long. With-in this well-defended plateau is wealth of palaces, pleasure pavilions, mansions, tombs and mosques.

The hill range is endowed with a very attractive natural scenery, which is at its best during the rainy season, when on all sides, it is clothed in green with a number of brooks and torrents, rushing down into the ravine winding about its sides below. The beauty of which is further enhanced by about a dozen lakes and ponds interspersed on its top.

Each of Mandu’s structures is an architectural gem and the monuments were raised in the period of hardly 125 years, between 1401 A.D to 1526 A.D; some are out standing like massive Massive Jami Massjid and Hoshang Shah’s tomb, which provided inspiration for the master builders of the Magnificent Taj Mahal centuries later.

Maheshwar was a glorious city at the dawn of Indian civilization when it was ‘Mahishmati'; capital of king Kartivarjun. This temple town on the banks of the river Narmada finds mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Revived to its ancient position of importance by the Holkar queen Rani Ahilyabai of Indore. Maheshwar’s temples and mighty fort-complex stand in quiet beauty, mirrored in the river below.
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Ujjain darshan

  • Mahakal Jyotirlinga
  • Ram ghat
  • Mangalnath, Harsiddhi, Siddha vat, Kal Bhairav, Bhartari Cave, Chintaman Ganpati, Sandipani Ashram and observatory.

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Itinerary – 

Friday 24th March 2017

19:00 Hrs :: Departure by 12961 – Avantika Express from Mumbai Central

19:45 Hrs :: Borivali

Saturday 25th March 2017

07:30 Hrs :: Reach Ujjain,

Freshen up, Breakfast

Half day tour Ujjain sightseeing as mentioned above in description

Post Lunch Move to Mandu by

Overnight @ Mandu in hotel

Sunday 26th March 2017

Full day Mandu Sight-seeing

Visit the central Group – Jami Masjid, Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, Ashrafi Mahal

Visit to the Royal Enclave – Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Taveli Mahal, Champa Baoli

Lunch Break

Visit Eco Point, Jain Temple, Baz Bahadur’s Palace, Roopmati’s Pavilion etc.

Travel to Maheshwar

Overnight @ Maheshwar

Monday 27 March 2017

Wake up early, freshen up

Breakfast time

Visit to Rajarajeshwara Temple, Ahilya Fort, Ahilyeshwar Temple, Bank of Narmada

Visit Shrimant Peshwa Maharaj Samadhi @ Ravekhedi

late Lunch … Move to Khandwa station

Return journey to Mumbai by Kushinagar express

Tuesday 28th March 2017

04:30 Hrs :: Reach LTT

 

The cost for Mandu – Maheshwar – Ujjai trip would be Rs. 7500/- per person & would include:

 

  1. Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by Train (SL-Class)
  2. Accommodation in tripple sharing
  3. Sightseeing Mandu – Maheshwar – Ujjain by Non-AC pvt jeeps
  4. Food for 3 days ( Train Journey food excluded)
  5. All Entry Fees and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)
  6. Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges

Note: One has to pay Rs 4000/- pp (non-refundable) in advance to register for this event.

Name: Jagadish Govind Patil

A/C No: 026801521464

A/C Type: Savings

Bank & Branch: ICICI BANK, Vartaknagar – Thane Branch

RTGS / IFSC Code: ICIC0000268

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Last date to confirm with advance payment is Tuesday 14 March 2017 OR till the train tickets are available

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Here is a list of the things to be carried by every individual -

> A haversack to put in all the stuffs

> At least 2 Liters of water
> Two-three set of clothes, Towel / Napkin
> Binoculars, Camera, Something to munch on (Optional)
> Torch with extra set of batterries
> Personal medicines required if any
> Identity Proof

To register for this event, contact us – 

Jagdish Patil: 9702121373 / 9869369836
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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 @ शिखर वेध has arranged a one day trip to Induri Fort And Sangramdurg & A Tribute Visit 2 Vadu-Tulapur, on Saturday 11 March 2017

Brief Introduction about Induri / Sangramdurg: –

Height: ~ 1750 ft

Type: Land Fort
Grade:  simple
Location: Talegaon / Chakan

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Induri Fort is situated in Talegaon-Dabadhe village. The “Induri Fort” was built by Sarsenapati Khanderao Yesajirao Dabhade in 1720-21. The fort also had a mint (Coin) in it. The temple of Goddess Kadjai is also in the fort. Fort has around 9-10 bastions, Entrance door, Rooms with different types of carvings. The Goddess was got in the Sarsenapati Dabhade Family by Ambikabaisaheb (d/o Shitole Family of Patas) after her marriage to Sarsenapati Yashwantrao Dabhade Ist}

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Sangram Durg is situated at Chakan, Pune. It is a land fort. Firangoji Narsala was a renowned Maratha warrior and military leader in the army of Shivaji Maharaj. He is famous for his defence of this fort against a Mughal army led by Shayeste Khan in 1660. Firangoji was a ‘Killedar’ (garrison commander) of this fort in Chakan (Pune). When Shayeste Khan invaded Pune with a lakh of soldiers, he selected Sangram Durga as the first target. He attacked the fort with 10,000 soldiers. Firangoji Narsala was prepared for this attack, however, even though he had only 200 soldiers. Just before this attack Shivaji had asked his commander to leave the fort. However, Firangoji decided not to abandon the fort and instead started a fierce guerrilla war against the Mughals and defended the fort in this way for almost two months.  Chakan Fort is situated in Chakan on National Highway 50. The last Maratha – British war took place here. The fort is in a ruined state now.

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A Tribute visit at Vadu – Tulapur :

 जगावे कसे ह्याचा आदर्श घालून देते शिवचरित्र आणि मृत्यूचा आदर्श देई शंभूचरित्र …
There are samadhis of Chatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj and Kavi kalash at both places – Tulapur and Vadhu budruk.

The successor of Maratha Empire Shri Chatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, son of Great King Shivaji Maharaj, brutally executed and killed by Aurangzeb (Mughar king) due to his fight and bravery against the Mughals and pieces of his body were thrown at the banks of Bhima river. The pieces were collected by the villagers and cremated.

This place is less explored. This is at the bank of ‘Triveni Sangam’. A place where three rivers named Bhima, Bhama and Indrayani come together and flow forward as one river. At the bank of this river, old Sangameshwar temple is constructed before 16th Century. This is must visit attraction when you visit Tulapur.  As per history, a meeting was held between Rudranath maharaj, Shahaji Mahraj and Murarpant Jagadev at this place and Elephant weighed cleverly to distribute similar amount of Gold to resident. This is called as “Tula” in regional Marathi language and the placed named as Tulapur.
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Itinerary of the trip: 

Saturday 11 March 2017

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Meeting Point : 05:50 am Pritam Hotel , Dadar (East)

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06:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar by private vehicle

08:30 Hrs : Breakfast-tea @ Hotel on highway

10:30 Hrs: @ Induri Fort

Induri Fort Exploration

12:00 Hrs: Move 2 CHakan (Sangramdurg fort)

12:30 Hrs: @ Chakan

Sangramdurg Exploration

14:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Hotel – to b borne by participants

15:30 Hrs: @ Vadu – Chatrapti Sambhaji Maharaj Samadhi place – (Mantagni Dilela Thikan)

16:30 Hrs: @ Tulapur – Famous historical place Chatrapti Sambhaji Maharaj Samadhi  – (Vadh Jhalele thikan)

17:30 Hrs: Return journey starts 2 Mumbai

(Note : If time permits en-route we may visit Alandi )

Refreshments on the way

We will be in mumbai around 22:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)

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Memories in form of snaps from previous  trip

Sannkalp Shrivastav : -

https://plus.google.com/photos/111824097481318544223/albums/5591680843658394305?banner=pwa&authkey=CPnLxtaT9sPHPQ

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Samidha Jadhav : -

https://www.facebook.com/sweetnut22/media_set?set=a.10203453253033062.1073741828.1265057531&type=3

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The cost for the tour is  Rs. 1200 / – per head
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This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), 2 Refreshments and Shikhar Vedh charges .

Seats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit the full amount 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: – Tuessday 7th March 2017, 5 pm

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Things To Carry:-

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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (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 / Floaters

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

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil (O): 09702121373 / 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,
 
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a trip to Konkan – Sindhudurg Safari (Scuba Diving Event)  on  11 – 13 March 2017
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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       : Scuba Diving,
Dates           : 
11 – 13 March 2017

Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ₹ 7200/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and
 Indian Rupee ₹ 8200/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) 
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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 KonkanSindhudurga 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
 

Dolphin Safari:

 
SCUBA DIVING

The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:
 
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Day 0 :: 
Friday 10 March 2017

Meeting point:

22:00 Hrs : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E)
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Day 1: Saturday 11 March 2017

 

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 – Limited)

 

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: Sunday 12 March 2017

 

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea Time

 

08:00 Hrs – 13:00 Hrs:

 

DOLPHIN SAFARI ;

 

Scuba Diving ( ~ 20 mins each ) ;  

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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: Monday 13 March 2017 (HOLI – Holiday)

 

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: Tuesday 14 March 2017

 

05:00 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)

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The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee ₹ 8200/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) &  Indian Rupee ₹ 7200/- 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) & SCUBA charges
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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: – Tuesday 7th March 2017 , 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: 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,

We @ Shikhar Vedh Invite You all For Watermelon Festival Tour With us on Sunday 5 March 2017

Festivals are Times to Celebrate And The Watermelon Festival Will Show Us How locals Celebrates Life.  Lets Come share the Dreams who have dared to venture into Agro Tourism and get a taste of a New Experience

Itinerary for the event ::

Sunday 5 March 2017

Meeting Point :: 

06:00 Hrs : Kotak Mahindra Bank, near Pritam Hotel, dadar (east)

Departure to Wada by private vehicle

Pick up enroute till Thane

09:00 Hrs : @ Wada 

Freshen Up & Breakfast Tea

10:30 – 13:00 Hrs : Farm Visit … Information about watermelons … Nursery filled with plants of Mangoes, papaya, chickoos and many more … chat with farmers … a day with locals  

13:00 – 14:00 Hrs:  Delicious veg meal & Unlimited desert of watermelon :)

Post lunch session information by our expert about Agro tourism, water melons etc

Ënjoy local folk dance “TARPA”

16:30 – 17 :30 Hrs : A tea-snack break

Shopping time : Juicy watermelons, packets & jars of homemade snacks & recipes

Depart to dadar with loads of memories 

reach dadar around 9-10 pm

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Tour Cost : Rs 1800/- per person 

It includes 

> Dadar to Dadar transportation by private vehicle,

> Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Refreshment (veg meals)

> Unlimited watermelon tasting at Farm

> Entry charges of Farm

> Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges

One Has To deposit full Amount In Advance for Booking Seat.

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

IFSC Code :: ICIC0000268

Last Date For Registration Thursday 2 March 2017
 
Things to carry: –

Identity Proof (Mandatory)

A Water Bottle (Mandatory)

Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)

Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)

A backpack to put all these things

Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

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For confirmation pls reply OR do contact on following nos

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

 

We @ शिखर वेध have arranged Women Special Trek to Padamdurg (KASA FORT) on Sunday 5 March 2017. 

This is the 5th consecutive yearSHIKHAR VEDH is organizing Women Special Event (on occasion of International Women Day celebrated on 8 March )

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Padmadurg, also known as Kasa fort, is a fort in Maharashtra, India. It was built by the great Maratha ruler King Shivaji to the northwest of the fort Janjira. It was built mainly to conquer the fort Janjira, although it is not as big as Janjira. Due to incomplete construction, and bombardment from Janjira during its construction, only ruins of the Padmadurg fort remain.

It looks great from Janjira. When Shivaji the Great decided o take on the Siddis of Janjira, his admiral, Daulat Khan, built this fort on an island next to Janjira. The rock, on which the fort was built, was called Kasa and the fort was named Padmadurg. The fort has six bastions, some of them devastated by gun attack from the famous ‘kalal bangdi’ gun in Janjira. Kasa was soon overpowered by Siddis and used as a Jail.

Grade: Easy

Itinerary of the trip: 

Sunday 5th March 2017

Meeting Point : 5:50 am Pritam Hotel , Dadar (East)

6:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar by private vehicle

Packed Breakfast in the bus

8:30 Hrs: Tea Break

11:00 Hrs : Arrival at Rajpuri Base village of Padma durg 

Departure for Padma Durga (Kasa Fort) 

Arrival on Padma Durga

Padmadurg fort exploration , Lunch Time ~ 3 Hrs

15: 00 Hrs : @ Rajapuri Base Village

Fun Time @ Kashid Beach (Time Permits)

18:00 Hrs : Departure for Dadar 

Refreshments on the way

We will be in mumbai around 22:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)

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The Estimated cost for the tour is  Rs. 1200 / – per head

This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Boat/Ferry Charges, Food Expenses – 2 Refreshments, and Shikhar Vedh charges .

Seats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit Rs 800/- per head (Non-refundable) as advance amount on following A/c …

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

Last date for registration: – Thursday 2nd March 2017, 5 pm

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Things To Carry:-
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Lunch for the Day (a must)

A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (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 / Floaters

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

For any Clarification and further information call on
Sonya Anchan : 9892813235
Supriya Choudhari : 09881843813
Poonam Angre  : 07506354114

Shraddha Shenvi  : 09820822725

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Jagadish Patil (O) :  09702121373 / 09869369836
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If any of these don’t pick up the call, leave sms with your name and confirmation.

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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh are glad to announce Velas Turtle Festival Tour on 4-5 March 2017 (leaving on 3 March night)

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Next Batch Dates : 

Batch 4 : 25-26 Mar 2017 (
Leaving on Friday 24th March Night )
Batch 5 : 
1-2 April 2017 (Leaving on Friday 31st March Night )

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The Cost for Tour :: Rs. 2200 / - 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 veg only  except Sunday Lunch, 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 3 March 2017

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 4 March 2017

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 5 March 2017

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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. 2200 / - 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.

NOTE-

1) Children between 3 – 9 Yrs will b charged as Rs 1800/- per head

Children between 0-3 yrs NIL (if Seat is not offered)

2) Repeaters of same trips of previous years will b charged as @ Rs 2000/- per head

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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: – Thursday 2 March 2017, 5 pm 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 2200/- 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 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 pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836

 

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/