Dear all,

 

We @ Shikhar Vedh has planned to experience the Mesmerizing Tambdi-Surla Waterfall !!!! Unbeatable AMboli Waterfall !!! Rowdy Nangartas Waterfall !!! Ramtirth Waterfall on 23-24 July 2016

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Next Batch – 24-25 September 2016

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COST for the event :: 

Complete Tour Fees would be Rs. 3200/- per Head which includes

 

1) SL Class tickets from Mumbai 2 Kolhapur, Belgaum 2 Kulem & Madgaon to LTT for Mumbai Participants

2) Private Vehicle from Kolhapur to Amboli – till Belgaum Drop

3) Private vehicle from Kulem to Kulem 

4) Food expenses include 3 veg meals, 2 B/f-Tea, Evening refreshments

4) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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It won’t include food on train (i.e. Dinner on Friday & Sunday) and any other expense of personal in nature.

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Itinerary for the trip as below: -

Day 1 :: Friday 22 July 2016

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20:20 hrs: Departure by Train – Mahalaxmi Express from CST

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Day 2 :: Saturday 23 July 2016

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07:30 Hrs: @ Kolhapur

 

Move to Amboli by private vehicle

 

Break-fast – Tea en-route

10:30 Hrs: @ Ramtirth Waterfall, Ajara

11:00 Hrs: @ Amboli

 

WATERFALL Fun Time

 

13:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Hotel

 

15:30 Hrs: Kavale-Saad Point

 

16:30 Hrs: @ Nangartas Waterfall

 

Refreshment Break

 

20:00 Hrs : @ Belgaum

 

DINNER in Hotel

           

Day 3 :: Sunday 24 July 2016

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00:30 Hrs: Board GOA Express

05:00 Hrs: @ Kulem …

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REST – Breakfast-Tea Time

06:00 Hrs : Move to Tambdi – Surla by private vehicle

08:00 Hrs: @ base

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Trek towards waterfall

10:00 Hrs : @ Tambdi Surla Waterfall

11:00 – 12:30 Hrs: Return Trek to base

Explore Mahadev Temple

Travel to Kulem

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14:00 Hrs : Lunch Time

16:00 Hrs: Move to Madgaon by local transport

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Mumbai Participants to catch 20:30 Hrs Matsyagandha Express from Madgaon

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Day 4 :: Monday 25 July 2016

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06:35 Hrs: @ LTT, Mumbai

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Complete Tour Fees would be Rs. 3200/- per Head which includes

 

1) SL Class tickets from Mumbai 2 Kolhapur, Belgaum 2 Kulem & Madgaon to LTT for Mumbai Participants

2) Private Vehicle from Kolhapur to Amboli – till Belgaum Drop

3) Private vehicle from Kulem to Kulem 

4) Food expenses include 3 veg meals, 2 B/f-Tea, Evening refreshments

4) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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It won’t include food on train (i.e. Dinner on Friday & Sunday) and any other expense of personal in nature.
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Deposit Rs. 2000/- 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: –
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Since now the train bookings starts 120 days before the travel date, you are requested to confirm ur presence wid advance payment accordingly to get confirmed birth …
Failure to this you may have to plan by private buses between metro cities with extra cost roughly around Rs 600-700/- per head 

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Memories of last year trail to Amboli in form of snap link :

https://www.facebook.com/ganesh.gajare/media_set?set=a.10204616482000929.1073741873.1501154608&type=3
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Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) (A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies ( 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
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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,

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged Tour to GOKAK & GODACHINMALKI Waterfalls on 6-7 August 2016  …

Hope 2 c u here :)
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The Cost of the tour would be Rs. 2100/- per head.

The above cost includes

  • Travel from LTT to LTT by SL class Train Journey
  • Private Vehicle ( Non – A/c) for the sightseeing
  • Morning B/f & Tea , LUNCH & Evening Tea
  • Entry Fee

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The Gokak Waterfall is located on the Ghataprabha River in Belagavi district of Karnataka, India. The waterfall is six kilometers away from Gokak. After a long winding course, the Ghataprabha river takes a leap of 52 metres (171 ft) over the sand-stone cliff amidst a picturesque gorge of the rugged valley, resembling Niagara Falls on a smaller scale. The waterfall is horse shoe shaped at the crest, with a flood breadth of 177 metres (581 ft). During rainy season, the thick reddish brown water sweeps far over the brink of the cliff with a dull roar that can be heard from some distance. There is a hanging bridge across the river, measuring about 201 metres (659 ft). Its height above the rock bed is 14 metres (46 ft). There is an old electricity generation station and electricity was generated here for the first time in 1887.

One interesting feature of this place is the monuments from the Chalukya era that are found on either bank of the rocky gorge. Another attraction of this place is the very old river-front temple dedicated to Lord Mahalingeshwara, built in the Later Chalukyan style of architecture.

The Godachinmalki Falls is a waterfall located on Markandeya river in Belgaum district, Gokak Taluk, Karnataka, India. It is 15 kilometers away from Gokak and 40 kilometers from Belgaum. It is located in a deep green valley. Godachinmalki falls, also known as Markandeya falls, is located in a rugged valley. There are actually two falls formed here. The Markandeya river takes a first fall from a height of about 25 metres and flows into a rocky valley. After a short distance from the rocky valley, it takes the second fall from a height of about 20 metres. Later Markandeya river joins Ghataprabha river near Gokak. Within a 6 km radius there are two dams; one built across Ghataprabha river (Hidkal dam) and another one (Shirur Dam) across Markandeya river.

Grade : Easy

Itinerary of the tour:

Departure by 17318 – LTT HUBLI Express

Day 1 – Saturday 6 August 2016

18:30 hrs : @ Lokmanya Tilak Railway Station (LTT)

23:00 Hrs : @ Pune Railway station

2230 hrs : Departure to Ghataprabha by Train

Day 2 – Sunday 7 August 2016

06:45 hrs : Reach Ghataprabha

Breakfast – Tea Time

0800 hrs : Departure to Gokak falls by private vehicle

0900 hrs : Reach Gokak falls; site-seeing

1100 hrs : Visit to Mahalingeshwara Temple

1200 hrs : Lunch Time

1300 hrs : Departure to Godachinmalki falls by private vehicle

1400 hrs : Reach Godachinmalki falls; site-seeing

1600 hrs : Return journey to Ghataprabha by private vehicle

1900 hrs : Departure to Mumbai by train

Dinner in the train (To be born by the participants)

Day 3 – Monday 8 August 2016

0300 hrs : Reach Pune

07:15 Hrs : @ LTT

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The Cost of the tour would be Rs. 2100/- per head.
The above cost includes

  • Travel from LTT to LTT by SL class Train Journey
  • Private Vehicle ( Non – A/c) for the day sightseeing
  • Morning B/f & Tea , LUNCH & Evening Tea
  • Entry Fee

Deposit Rs. 2100/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for TrainTickets, vehicle reservation
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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: – Tuesday 19th July 2016, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

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
.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

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,
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We @ शिखर वेध have planned trek to Bhimashankar via Laddar Route – A Thrilling trek on Sunday 17th July 2016 … 
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The cost of the trek is about Rs. 1300 / – per head

This includes Dadar 2 Dadar travel by private vehicle, Morning –  Evening B/f, snacks & Tea VEG LUNCH
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Since its a Thrilling trek … seats r limited ..
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Hope 2 cu on trek with me ;-)

Details r as follows
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Brief Introduction about Bhimashankar:-

Height:  3296 feet
Grade:  Thrilling
Time: ~ Maximum 4 hrs from Khandas, Base Village
Location: Nagar District

There is a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Lord Shankara after getting angry killed Rakshas Tripurasura. The heat generated from their war caused the origin of river Bhima. That is why it is called Bhimashankar. A rare animal “Shekru” can be found in deep wood. Other details @ Bhimashankar temple

Journey Details:-

23:30 Hrs: Departure by Private vehicle from Dadar TT Flyover End, Dadar (E) on Saturday 16 July 2016

Pick up en-route

Sunday 17th July 2016
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04:00 Hrs: Khandas (Base Village)
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Early Morning B/f & Tea
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05:30 Hrs: Trek Starts
07:00 Hrs: @ 1st Ladder
07:30 Hrs: Last ladder
08:00 Hrs: @ Waterfall-Break
08:30 Hrs: @ Padarwadi
08:45 Hrs: Trek resume
11:15 Hrs: @ Bhimashankar
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Bhimashankar Temple Darshan … There will be a queue for this one
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13:00 Hrs: Lunch Time
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14:30 Hrs: Move to Mumbai by private vehicle from Bhimashankar
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Evening snacks & Tea
 en-route

We will be in Dadar around 22:00 hrs (that’s – subjective)

Some previous memories in form of snaps

https://picasaweb.google.com/kunalvishe/BhimashankarTrekLadderRoute?authkey=Gv1sRgCJHgqsL24dq5OA#

https://picasaweb.google.com/swapnil.khindare/Bhimashankar?authkey=Gv1sRgCIW0qsae47nHgAE
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The cost of the trek is about Rs. 1300 / – per head

This includes Dadar 2 Dadar travel by private vehicle, Morning – B/f – Tea, VEG LUNCH & Evening Tea
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Since its a Thrilling trek … seats r limited ..
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Deposit Rs. 1300/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for vehicle reservation
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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: – Tuesday 12th July 2016, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

Things To Carry:- 
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A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare batteries ( a must)

Rain-cheater(a must) very much pouring @ Bhimashankar
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
.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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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,

We @ शिखर वेध has arranged one day Thrilling Trek to HARIHAR on Sunday 3 July 2016  …

Hope 2 c u here :)
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The Cost of the trek would be Rs. 1000/- per head.

The above cost includes

  • Travel from Dadar to Dadar by Private Vehicle ( Non – A/c)
  • Morning B/f & Tea
  • Evening snacks – Tea

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Harihar.JPG


Harihar s a triangular massif with sheer vertical walls & edges. The only way up the fort is by climbing rock cut steps in a 70 degree rock edge. There are a couple of caves, water tanks, & a temple atop the fort. The top offers one a birds eye view of the entire region & also gives one the gratification of having gotten over the fear of heights.

Brief Intro about place:-

Forts: Harihar
Base Village : Nirgudpada
Region : Trimbakeshwar, Nasik
Grade: Medium – Thrilling one
Height: 3676 Feet
 
Plan: 
Sunday 3rd July 2016
 
Meet at Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) at 05.45 hrs sharp
We will be heading to base village by private vehicle
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05:50 Hrs: Departure from Dadar by Private Vehicle
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Packed Breakfast in Bus
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08:15 Hrs: Tea Break @ Hotel Star of High way, Kasara
10:00 Hrs: @ Nirgudpada
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Round of Instructions, Intro’s etc.
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10:15 Hrs: Trek to the Fort Harihar
12:15 Hrs: Atop
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Exploration, Lunch & rest for ~ 2 hrs
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14:30 Hrs: Descend
16:30 Hrs: @ Base
17:00 Hrs: Departure 2 Mumbai
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Evening Tea 
@ Hotel Star of High way, Kasara
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We will reach Dadar by 22:30 Hrs on Sunday (Subjective to traffic)
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The Cost of the trek would be Rs. 1000/- per head.

The above cost includes

  • Travel from Dadar to Dadar by Private Vehicle ( Non – A/c)
  • Morning B/f & Tea
  • Evening snacks – Tea

Since its a thrilling one day trek … seats r limited …

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Deposit Rs. 1000/- per head (Non-Refundable) on following A/c for vehicle reservation

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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 23rd June 2016, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

Some memories in form of snaps from our previous attempt

https://picasaweb.google.com/jagdishlove/Harihar#

Things To Carry: -
 
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( a must)
LUNCH for da day (a Must)
Raincheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
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: 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 have arranged a one day trek to Fort Lohgad & Bhaje caves in Lonavala region on Sunday 19th June 2016 
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Little info about the fort :
Fort: Lohgad.
Region: Lonavla.
Height: 3400 ft
Grade: Easy.
Type: Hill Fort

History:
Lohagad (literally “Iron fort” in Marathi) is one of the many hill forts of Chatrapati Shivaji. It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna and is situated on a side range of the Sahyadris. The Visapur fort is located on its eastern side. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. Historical records show that in the later Peshwa period, Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800 AD) built several structures in the fort such as a big tank and a step-well (bawali).

On the west side, there is a long and narrow wall-like fortified spur called Vinchukata (Marathi for Scorpion’s tail) because of shape.Lohagad has a long history with several dynasties occupying it at different periods of time: Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizamshahis, Mughals and Marathas. Shivaji captured it in 1648 CE, but he was forced to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 CE by the Treaty of Purandar. Shivaji recaptured the fort in 1670 CE and used it for keeping his treasury.

Trek Schedule :- SUNDAY 19th June 2016
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The journey starts with the Indrayani express. People interested should catch this  train from respective stations with ticket till Malavli & meet at lonavala station. (Plz get your respected stations at least half an hour earlier, as there might be a long queue for the tickets)

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Train Timings :- Indrayani Express
CST – 5:40 am
Dadar – 5.51 am
Thane – 6.14 am
Kalyan – 6.35 am
Lonavla – 8.00 am
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Move forward to Malavali by local train (8 :15am at Lonavala station platform no 3).
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Pune people :
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Catch Pune Lonavala Local Train … Timings are as below
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Pune Station: 06:27 Hrs
Shivaji Nagar : 06:33 Hrs
Malavali Station: 07:40 Hrs
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08:25 Hrs: Move 2 Bhaje village
08:45 Hrs: @ Bhaje Village
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Breakfast – Tea Time
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09:30 Hrs: Ascend
Visit Bhaje caves en-route
11:00 Hrs: Atop Lohgad
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Exploration rest etc (2 hrs approx)
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13:30 Hrs: Descend
14:00 Hrs: @ Lohgadwadi
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Lunch Time
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15:00 Hrs: Move 2 Malavali Station
17:00 Hrs: @ Malavali Station
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Refreshments
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From there 2 Lonavla / Pune by local
Take train / bus to Mumbai.
We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00 Hrs (thts-subjective).
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The charges for this trek is Rs 400/- per head,
Which includes Breakfast, Veg Lunch & evening Tea, Entry Fee for Bhaje caves & Shikhar Vedh Charges.
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Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking.
2. A bottle of water (3 Ltrs).
3. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
4. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits
5. Personal medicines.
6. A good trekking shoes, wind cheater.
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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

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

Websitehttp://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All
 
We @ शिखर वेध have planned a 1-day Trek @ Peth / Kothaligad near Karjat on Sunday 19 th June 2016Hope 2 c u on Trek …

 

Brief Introduction about Kothaligad / Peth fort : –

Height: ~ 3100 feet
Grade:  Medium
Time: ~ Maximum 2.5 hrs from Ambivali, Base Village
Location: Karjat region

 
Kothaligad is more commonly known as the fort of Peth because the village of Peth is situated at its base. The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. It looks like a filed surface. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. The first one is the cave of Goddess, besides which is a water cistern and the last one is the specious Bhairoba cave. A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are specialty of the cave. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle. Four–Five potholes and some cannon balls are scattered in the fort.
 
Itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
 
Note: Members are requested to take return ticket till karjat by their own. But please get down @ Neral station
Board the second last compartment from Karjat side which is the second one from CST side

Sunday 19th June 2016
 

Train Timing
Karjat fast local
 
CST             : 06:10
Byculla       : 06:18
Dadar         : 06:24
Kurla           : 06:31
Ghatkopar : 06:35
Thane         :06:50
Dombivali  : 07:02
Kalyan        : 07:10
Karjat          : 08:00
 
Move 2 Ambivali village by rick
09:15 : @ Ambivali
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Breakfast & Tea Break
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09:45 Hrs : Ascend
11:00 Hrs: @ Peth village
12:00 Hrs: Atop
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Fort Exploration for 1.5 Hrs
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13:30 Hrs:  Descend
14:30 Hrs: Peth Village
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Lunch @ Peth wadi
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16:00 Hrs: Descend continue
17:00 Hrs: @ Ambivali
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17:30 Hrs: Move by tumtum

19:00 Hrs: @ Karjat
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From there by local train 2 mumbai
 
We will be in mumbai around 22:00 Hrs (Subjective)
 
The cost of the Trek will be Rs. 800/- per head which includes, Transportation from Karjat to Karjat, B/f-Tea and Lunch as mentioned.
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Maximum 35 seats
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Things to be carried:
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A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs), (A Must)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Rain-cheaters.

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish 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,
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We @ शिखर वेध have planned one day trek to Kalsubai peak – highest point in Maharashtra (Walk in Clouds) on Sunday 26th June 2016 (Batch-1) …
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The cost of the trek is about Rs. 1000 /- per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai fare for private vehicle … Morning Breakfast-T+ Lunch
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Monsoon will be in full force soon …
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Next Batches for Kalsubai as below :
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Batch – 2 : 3 July 2016
Batch – 3 : 9 July 2016 (Saturday)
Batch – 4 : 10 July 2016
Batch – 5 : 17 July 2016
Batch – 6 : 24 July 2016
Batch – 7 : 31 July 2016
Batch – 8 : 7 August 2016
Batch – 9 : 14 August 2016
Batch – 10 : 15 August 2016 (Monday)
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Hope 2 cu on trek with us ;-)
Details r as follows
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Brief Introduction about Kalsubai : –
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Height: ~ 5400 feet
Grade: Medium
Time: ~ Maximum 3 hrs from Bari
Location: Igatpuri

Kalsubai is the highest peak of the Sahyadris, the Everest of Maharashtra. At the summit is a small temple of Kalsubai. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view.The vastly spread out backwaters of Bhandardara attracts ones attention from the top. To the north of the mountain range forts such as Ramsej, Harihargad, Brahmagiri, Anjaneri, Ghargad, Bahula, Tringalwadi, Kavnai can be seen. To the east one can spot Aundha, Vishramgad, Bitangad, to the west Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south west) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar, Harishchandragad can be seen.
Since Kalsubai is extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railings, chains and ladders at places where it is difficult to climb. There is a symbolic temple at the top.
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Itinerary for the event : –
Rendezvous:
Pritam Hotel @ Dadar (E) 23:00 Hrs on Saturday 25th June 2016 (Batch -1)
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23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar
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Sunday 26th June 2016
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05:30 Hrs: Bari Base
Breakfast – tea
06:30 Hrs: Ascend
10:00 Hrs: ATop
10:00-11:30 pm Explore, Rest and enjoy the view of the surrounding
11:30 Hrs: Descend
14:30 Hrs: Base
Lunch Time
17:00 Hrs: Departure for Mumbai
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We will be in mumbai around 21:30 hrs ( thats – subjective)
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The cost of the trek is about Rs. 1000 / – per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai fare for private vehicle … Morning Breakfast-T+ Lunch
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Seats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit 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)
Ifsc Code : ICIC0000268

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 21st June 2016, 5 pm
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Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
Rain-cheater (a must)
Torch with extra set of Battery (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 pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil (O): 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 on 11-12 June 2016

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


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

Lonavala to Fanasrai 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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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 17:15 Hrs (Sharp) at Lonavala Railway station on Saturday 11 June 2016

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We will b starting from CST by 11009 – Sinhgad Express

(time-table as below)Alight @ Lonavala

Mumbai CST : 14:30 Hrs
Dadar : 14:40 Hrs
Thane : 15:02 Hrs
Kalyan : 15:28 Hrs
Karjat : 16:08 Hrs

Lonavala : 17:03 hrs

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PUNE people

Catch Pune-Lonavala local … Timings as follows

15:00 Hrs: Pune Staion

15:06 Hrs: Shivaji Nagar

15:23 hrs: Pimpri

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16:32 Hrs: Lonavala

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 11 June 2016

17:20 Hrs: @ Lonavala railway station

Move Fanasrai Village by local Transport

18:30 Hrs: @ Fanasrai

Ascend to Rajmachi (~3.0 hrs)

Enjoy Fireflies in the Jungle

22:00 Hrs: @ Udhewadi – base village

Dinner Time

Post Dinner – Night Walk for Fireflies

Stay @ Villagers House

Sunday 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
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Last date to register: 4 days prior to event ot till the batch is full
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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
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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (whtsapp)

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

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

 

We @ शिखर वेध have planned our yearly event of Panhala – Pavankhind – Padbhraman Mohim on 9-10th July 2016. This Mohim commemorates Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s escape from the besieged Panhala to the safety of Vishalgad.

यंदाचे वर्ष ही मोहीम आयोजित करण्याचे ‘शिखर वेध’ या संस्थेचे सलग आठवे वर्ष आहे !!!

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The cost for the event is about Rs. 2800 / – per head

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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai fare for Transportation by Private Vehicle … All Veg. foods for 2 days as mentioned & Accommodation in village house … (Excludes Sunday Dinner )

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Note:- 1) For Pune Participants AND Those participants who are Repeating this Pavankhind Mohim event with SHIKHAR VEDH again

The cost for the Mohim would b Rs. 2500 / – per head

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History:

 

Panhala – Pavankhind -Vishalgad 

 

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was under siege of Siddi Johar on Panhala fort from 2nd March 1660. The siege lasted long and all food stocks had finished and made things difficult for Shivaji Maharaj. It was impossible to defeat the 30000 soldiered troop of Siddi. Shivaji Maharaj with some 600 mavalas decided to escape to Vishalgad, 65 kms away. It was Ashadi Pournima, with heavy rains falling. Chatrapati Shivaji Raje informed Siddi that he would surrender hence Siddi troops were little careless. Taking advantage Shivaji Maharaj escaped from Panhala. He wasn’t safe till he reached Vishalgad. Some how Siddi’s troops spotted Shivaji Raje’s escape, he immediately sent horsed troops behind him and they got hold of Shivaji, who was later brought to Siddi’s camp. But it was Raja Shivaji’s game plan; person whom they had caught was not Shivaji Raje, but Siva Kashid Nhavi who was immediately killed. Siddi somehow came to know that Shivaji Maharaj was on his way to Vishalgad, and so sent troops behind him. Shivaji Raje knew that Siddi’s troops were following him. Baji Prabhu, Chatrapati Shivaji’s loyal sardar decided to stay in Ghod Khind with 300 mavalas, a col were mountain ridges near Vishalgad unite and was the only way to Vishalgad then. Baji Prabhu with his 300 mavalas had guerilla warfare at Ghodkhind and held the Siddis troops there. They fought bravely till their death. It was only after Baji heard the canon fire indicating safe reach of Shivaji Maharaj at Vishalgad, he gave his life. It was 21 hour continuous journey from Panhala to Vishalgad. Story didn’t end here; Chatrapati Shivaji Raje had to fight his way to Vishalgad. Vishalgad is a fort difficult to conquer, difficult to lay siege. Also even if siege was laid, one would have enough time to escape to Konkan. Siddi was building siege on Vishalgad, but Shivaji Raje with his diplomatic trick made Adil Shah bring back Siddi Johar.

 

Meeting Point: 

Pritam Hotel, DADAR (E) @ 21:30 Hrs on Friday 8th July 2016

 

Friday 8th July 2016

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21:30 Hrs: Departure from DADAR by private vehicle

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Saturday 9th July 2016

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07:30 Hrs: @ Panhala

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Breakfast & T ( 2 b borne by participants @ nearby hotel)

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09:30 hrs: Descend frm Pusati Buruj

10:30 Hrs: @ Turukwadi —~2.5 km Complete

11:00 Hrs: @ Mhalunge Village — ~5 km Complete

12:00 Hrs: @ Mhasai Pathar-Mhasai Temple — ~11 km Complete

13:15 Hrs: @ Kumbharwadi — ~14 km Complete

14:30 Hrs: @ Chapewadi — ~18 km Complete

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Lunch BREAK

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15:15 Hrs: Start

16:30 Hrs: @ Mandlaiwadi — ~23 km Complete

17:30 Hrs: @ Karapewadi — ~28 km Complete

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Dinner & Overnight stay @ Karpewadi … village house

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Sunday 10th July 2016

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Breakfast – Tea

07:30 Hrs: Move

10:00 Hrs: @ Patewadi — ~34 km Complete

15 mins Break

13:00 Hrs: @ Pandherpani — ~44 km Complete

Lunch Break

15:00 Hrs: @ Pavankhind — ~51 km Complete

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Pay Tribute to Veer Baji Prabhu Deshpande

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17:00 Hrs: Move 2 Mumbai by Bus

Dinner at hotel on highway ( 2 b borne by participants )

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Monday 11th July 2016

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05:00 Hrs: @ Mumbai (Dats’ subjective)

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The cost for the event is about Rs. 2800 / – per head

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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai fare for Transportation by Private Vehicle … All Veg. foods for 2 days as mentioned & Accommodation in village house … (Excludes Sunday Dinner )

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Note:- 1) For Pune Participants, separate vehicle can be arranged if minimum 7 participants confirm their presence. In that case for Pune participants,

 

The cost for the Mohim would b Rs. 2500 / – per head

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This includes Pune 2 Pune fare for Transportation by Private Vehicle …  All Veg. foods for 2 days as mentioned & Accommodation in village house … (Excludes Sunday Dinner )

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2) Those who want 2 join only for Exploration of Panhala, Pavankhind AND not on a trek can do so albeit the cost remains same for them … enroll as far ur convenience

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3) Those participants who are Repeating this event with SHIKHAR VEDH again, the cost for them would b Rs 2500/- per head

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Deposit advance amount of Rs. 1500/-  (Non-Refundable) on following A/c for Private vehicle and Food, Accommodation etc. 

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Lasr date for registration: – Thursday 16 June 2016 till 5 pm 

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Note: Since the endurance level is extremely high there will be a limit for joining the Mohim.

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Some memories in form of snaps of our previous trail

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https://plus.google.com/photos/110365350221548356237/albums/5631470088434855969?banner=pwa

 

https://plus.google.com/photos/109499071087821063906/albums/5631077495306806497?banner=pwa&authkey=CPWZufn5quD2Kw

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Things To Carry:-

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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)

A Torch with spare set of Battery (a must)

Sleeping mat, bedding (a must)

Extra 2 Pair of Clothes (a must)

100 ml coconut oil (for Shoe bite), Salt, Turmeric powder (for Leeches)

Good trekking shoes; carry extra pair (a must)

Rain-cheater (Optional)

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 (O): 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 invite u all for Trek to Shivteertha Raigad fort – The capital of Hindvi Swarajya to witness the SHIVRAJYABHISHEKH SOHLA on 18 June 2016 - (तिथीनुसार) – depart on Friday 17 June night 10 pm
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Interested people do join us …
Hope 2 c u on trek !!!Brief Introduction abt Raigad:-
Height:Abt 2900 ft
Grade:Easy
Time:~2 hrs from Pachad near Mahad
Location:Raigad Range

Fort Raigad is much more than a mere tourist spot. It is a sacred place of pilgrimage, which has left an imprint of the grand vision of Hindavi Swarajya as cherished by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.”
Fort Raigad was the capital of the most illustrious Maratha sovereign,nurtured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.It is a monument of his prophetic vision of Hindavi Swarajya.

Sightseeing :

The first main place on the fort is the main door – ‘Maha Darawaja‘. After the main door, Ganga sagar and some remains of the palace can be seen. Hirkani Buruj can also be seen and one don’t believe the heroic deeds of Hirkani (she came down the fort bare footed at night from this point). The famous ‘Takmak Tok’ or place for life punishment – is on the north side. Its thrilling to stand near Takmak Tok which is always with full of breeze. One can see the ammunition store here. The market place on the fort is worth to watch and history lovers spends time here recalling the great warrior.

The statue of ‘Shivaji Maharaj’ is situated at the center of the fort. The Samadhi of Maharaj is also very beautiful and one can remember Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and his contribution and full dedication to Swaraj. The other places to visit on the fort are Jagdishwar Temple, Koli Lake, Shirkai Temple etc. The view of ‘Lingana’ is also wonderful.

Itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Rendezvous:
Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:00 Hrs on Friday 17th June 2016


22:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar

Pick ups en-route Chembur, Vashi, Panvel etc.

Saturday 18th June 2016

05:00 Hrs – Pachad Base Village, Raigad Fort …
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Break-fast Tea
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Ascend
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08:00 Hrs – Atop Raigad
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SHIVRAJYABHISHEKH SOHLA and Exploration on fort

13:00 Hrs – Lunch

14:30 Hrs – Descend
16:30 Hrs – Base

Visit to Jijamata Samadhi @ Pachad

17:30 Hrs: Depart to Mumbai

22:30 Hrs – Back 2 Dadar (Subjective)

The expenditure for the Event is about Rs. 1000 / – per head
This includes Transportation Charges by private vehicle (Dadar to Dadar) & morning, evening refreshments only
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Lunch either u can bring OR there will b Mahaprasad by Sohla Samiti

Advance amount of Rs. 1000/- per head (Non- Refundable) for booking the vehicle is a must !!!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 2 confirm yourself for the event with advance payment is Thursday 9 June 2016 till 5 pmFew previous memories in form of snaps as below ::
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Vishal Budhavalekar : https://plus.google.com/photos/113937994326505121756/albums/5479954961348428609?banner=pwa
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Note: 

1) Need minimum 7 participants to book the vehicle

2) Smoking and consumption of liquor is strictly prohibited

Things To Carry: -
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) [MUST]
LUNCH for day [MUST]
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
A good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put all these thingsFor confirmation pls reply here or do contact onJagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (whtsapp)

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/