Dear All

We @ Shikhar vedh has arranged a Tour to coastal Forts of Goa on 18-19 March 2016 (Arriving 20 March Morning in Mumbai)

Grade : Easy

Location : North & South Goa State

Itinerary for the Event as below: –

Day 0: Friday 17 March 2017

Meeting point :: CST @ 21:30 Hrs

catch 12133 / Manglore Express

Day 1: Saturday 18 March 2017

Reach Madgaon

Post breakfast leave by pvt vehicle for fort exploration

Cabo-de-rama fort, Rachol seminary, Marmugao fort, Fort Aguada, Sinquerium fort

Overnight at Calangute beach.

Day 2: Sunday 19 March 2017

Wake up early

post breakfast Visit forts

Reis Magos, Chapora, Thivim fort, Corjuem fort, Terekhol fort

Start Return Journey to Mumbai in the evening

Reach Mumbai by 0700 hrs. Monday morning.

The cost for event would be Rs. 4500/- per person & would include:

  1. Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by Train (SL-Class)
  2. Accommodation in home stay – dormitory basis
  3. Goa fort Sightseeing by Non-AC pvt transport for 2 days
  4. Veg Food for 2 days ( Train Journey Dinner excluded)
  5. All Entry Fees (Except camera fee if any)
  6. Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges

Note: One has to pay Rs 2500/- 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 till the train tickets are availble

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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 AMK Trio Trek on 24-26 FEBRUARY 2017 … Hope 2 c u der 2 enjoy wid us :)

Since da Trek batch is limited to 30 max. ppl … PLz confirm asap with Advance Payment only …

Trek Fee: Rs 2500/- per head
For registration, Rs. 1500/- (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle & food charges is a must …

Deposit the amount on following account.

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

IFSC Code :: ICIC0000268


Last date of Registration: – Thursday 16 FEB 2017 or till da reg. get FULL :)

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Short Itinerary of Trek:

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FRIDAY 24th February 2017 (Thursday Night 11:55 pm meeting pt @CST)

Catch the local to Kasara from the desired station. Timings as given below

From CST From Dadar From Thane From Kalyan Kasara Train Details
00:10 hrs 00:28 hrs 01:04 hrs 01:35 hrs 02:45 hrs Kasara Slow

Please reach atleast 10 mins early at the desired location so that you dont miss the train.

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Day 1 –  Friday 24th February 2017 (MAHASHIVRATRI – HOLIDAY)

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03:00 hrs: @ Kasara

Move towards Ud-dhavane-Ghatghar (Base village of Alang) by private vehicle

05:00 hrs: @ Base

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Rest For an Hour

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06:30 hrs : Breakfast – Tea

Meeting and Introduction

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07:30 Hrs : Ascend Alang
13:00 Hrs : Alang atop
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Lunch, Rest & Exploration for da day
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Preparation for Dinner ( DAL, Rice, Thecha & Papad, Pickle )

Night Stay in the spacious caves of Alang

Campfire & Goodnight

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Day 2 – Saturday 25th February 2017 
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05:00 Hrs: Good Morning – Early wake up call must as its a long day 2 Trek

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Breakfast-Tea

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06:30 Hrs : Alang Rock Patch Rappel
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Move 2 Madan fort
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11:00 Hrs : @ Madan Rock Patch
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Ascend, Explore & start Rappel Descend
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Lunch @ Madan Base ( BHAKRI nd Bhaji only)
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14:30 Hrs: Move 2 wards Kulang
18:30 hrs: @ Kulang Atop
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Preparation for Dinner ( PULAV / KHICHADI )
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Night Stay cave of Kulang

Campfire & Goodnight

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Day 3 – Sunday 26 February 2017 
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06:00 Hrs: Good Morning

Explore Kulang, Breakfast-Tea

09:30 Hrs: Descend Kulang – MOve 2 wards Ambewadi

13:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Ambewadi ( DAL , Rice, Bhakari & Sabji )

15:30 Hrs: @ Start Journey towards Kasara

18:00 Hrs: Catch Local 2 Mumbai
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We will reach DADAR at around 21:30 hrs (tentative).

Some previous memories in form of snaps as below:

Avinash Jadhav - https://plus.google.com/photos/114619789807432290599/albums/5703354020376719377#photos/114619789807432290599/albums/5703354020376719377
Prafful Tarkar – https://picasaweb.google.com/100692609179872561694/AMKWithShikharVedh?authkey=Gv1sRgCN3M-LHyvpzJsQE&noredirect=1#

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VIMP Note: – Please do keep space for weight distribution abt at least 1.5 kg  in your bag … As Food materials 2 be distributed among da participants …
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Trek Fee: Rs 2500/- per head
which includes Transportation from kasara to kasara, simple veg food, Guide Contri & Equipment-Instructor charges

REPEATERS of AMK with SV :: Rs 2300/- per head
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MAx 30 seats with Non-refundable Advance Payment only
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Last date of Registration: – 
Thursday 16 FEB 2017 or till da reg. get FULL :)

Things To Be carried:-
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Lunch for da day i.e. Friday 24 Feb 2017 ( A must)
A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs – must),
TORCH with extra batteries (Compulsory),
Bedding ( Compulsory)

Tiffin Box, A spoon and a plate nd Mug for Tea (a must)
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes,
2-3 papers, Cap, etc.
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.

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 @ Shikhar Vedh invites all enthusiastic and like minded people to explore historical places around Aurangabad from 24 – 26th February 2017
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About Aurangabad: 
Since the earliest times Aurangabad played a vital role in shaping the history and culture of the region. It was the centre of intense socio-political activities, the Set of learning, the seat of religious movements. During its long and undeterred course of history it has contributed in the filed of art, architecture, sculpture, paintings, dress and ornaments, food dishes and language etc. Centers like Paithan, Devgiri, Aurangabad, Ajanta, Ellora attracted large number of saints, poets, men and literature and artisans from all over the country. Hence, it remained a meeting place of different life-styles including faiths. Therefore the district holds the visitors spellbound with its ancient and medieval charms.
Places We will be exploring are : –
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Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves,
2) Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchakki,
3) Ghrushneshwar Temple, Bhadra Maruti Temple,
4) Daulatabad / Devgiri Fort
5) Paithan – Saint Dnyaneshwar Garden , Jayakwadi Dam etc.
The itinerary for the event is as below: –
Thursday 23rd February 2017
22:00 Hrs: Meet at Pritam Hotel, Dadar (e)
Depart from Mumbai

Day 1 – Friday 24th February 2017 (Mahashivratri Holiday)
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07:00 Hrs: Freshen up and Breakfast on the way
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08:30 Hrs: Visit to Ajanta Caves
12:30 Hrs: Lunch time
13:30 Hrs: Travel towards Aurangabad
16:30 Hrs:
 Visit to Bibi ka Maqbara

18:30 Hrs : Check into the Hotel
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Shopping Time

Dinner and retire for the day

Day 2 – Saturday 25th February 2017


Wake up early, Freshen Up
07:00 Hrs: – Breakfast – Tea Time
08:00 Hrs: – @ Daulatabad / Devgiri Fort
LUNCH Time
14:00 Hrs: Move to Paithan
16:30 Hrs: Visit 2 Paithan – Saint Dnyaneshwar Garden and Jaikwadi Dam
20:00 Hrs: Reach Aurangabad
Dinner and retire for the day

Day 3 – Monday 26th February 2017

Wake up early, freshen up
07:00 Hrs : Breakfast – Tea Time
08:00 Hrs : @
Visit to Bhadra Maruti Temple
09:00 Hrs : Visit to Ghrishneshwar Temple
Visit to Ellora Caves
12:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Ellora (To b borne by participant as per choice veg / non -veg)

13:30 Hrs: Start Journey towards Mumbai
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Reach Mumbai by 23:00 Hrs approx.

Cost of the event would be Rs 5700/- and the above cost includes -

> Travel from Mumbai to Mumbai by Private Vehicle

> Stay in Hotel on Tripple sharing basis (Non A/C)
> Twin sharing will b at added cost and have to bring companion for the same

> 3 Breakfast, 4 Veg meals & Evening refreshments

> All entry fees and guide charges


The above cost excludes – Cold drink and mineral water charges, Camera charges, anything other than mentioned in the cost includes.
Note: The use of tripod and flash photography is not allowed in Ajanta Caves.

One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 3000/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle and Accommodation into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

 
IFSC Code: ICIC0000268

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 14th February 2017, 5 pm OR Till Reg. Gets Full .

Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Cap, 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 / 
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  24 – 26 February 2017
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Next batch :: 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           : 
24 – 26 February 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

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

Dolphin Safari:

 
SCUBA DIVING

The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:
 
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Day 0 :: 
Thursday 23 February 2017

Meeting point:

22:00 Hrs : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E)
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Day 1: Friday 24 January 2017 (Mahashivratri 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 25 February 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 26 February 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 27 February 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 14th February 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 @ शिखरवेध has arranged little explored Khanderi – Underi Twin Trek in Alibaug on Sunday 19 February 2017

Khanderi and Underi forts are situated on two islands near Thal village, 8 Kms north to Alibaug and 20 Kms off the coast of Mumbai. Both the forts still stand proud in the Arabian Sea with their intact fortified walls.
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Khanderi was built by Shivaji Maharaj to keep a check on the Siddhis of Janjira and British. Marathas started building fortification in 1672. One can see Iron Canons with cart wheels onKhanderi Fort. The most prominent structure on Khanderi is a lighthouse built by British. Underi Fort is smaller than Khanderi and is nearly circular. It was built by Siddhi Kahim in 1680.

Khanderi is located a bit far from the beach and can be reached irrespective of High Tide or Low tide as it has a jetty but Underi can only be reached in low tide.

 

The Itinerary for the Trip is as below: 


Sunday, 19th February 2017

Meeting point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (e) at 05:55 Hrs sharp

06:00 Hrs: Travel by private transport

Pickups en-route at Sion, Chembur, Vashi and Panvel

08:00 Hrs: Simple Breakfast @  Vadkhal

10:00 Hrs: Reach Thal Village

Boat Ride to Khanderi Fort
Sightseeing at Khanderi Fort

13:00 Hrs: Lunch

13:30 Hrs: Boat ride to Underi Fort
Sightseeing of Underi Fort

16:00 Hrs: Back to Thal Village

18:00 Hrs: Travel back to Mumbai
(Note: – Time Permits we may spend some Fun time @ Mandava Beach )

We will be back to Dadar at 22:00 Hrs approx.

The Cost of the trip is Rs 1200/- per head 

The above mentioned cost includes –
> Transportation from Dadar to Dadar by private vehicle
> Boat Ride Charges
> Breakfast, Tea & Evening Snacks – Tea
> SV Administrative Charges
For registration, Rs. 700/- per head (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle charges is a must …
Deposit the amount on following account.

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on Tuesday 14th February, 2017 till 5 pm
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Things To Be carried:

A bottle of water (At least 2 Ltrs – must),

LUNCH for the Day
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Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of cloth
2-3 papers, Cap, etc.
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes,
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
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 @ शिखर वेध has arranged Vasota Jungle Trek & Lakeside camping on 18 – 19 January 2017 …

Hope 2 cu on trek with us to NJoy

Brief Introduction about Vasota – Nageshwar:

Height: 4267 feet
Grade: Easy but Endurance level is little more as have to descend on same day
Time: ~ 2 hrs from MetIndavali / 4 hrs from Choravanne … Base Villages
Location: Koyna region

VASOTA-NAGESHWAR: Situated in dense forest, surrounded by river Koyna, fort of Vasota is according to ‘Dnyaneshwari’ a resting place known as Vyaghragad. This old warrior offers one of the most thrilling treks in the Sahyadri as far as trekking through forestation is concerned. Dense forest all the way through, panoramic view of Shivsagar Lake in east & Konkan on west, wonderful cave @ Nageshwar makes this fort special for amateur trekkers & photographers

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Rendezvous: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) on Friday 17th February 2017 @ 22:00 Hrs

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Saturday 18th February 2017

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07:30 Hrs: @ Bamnoli

Breakfast – T

Launch Ride

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10:00 Hrs: @ Met Indavali

Ascend

12:00 Hrs: Vasota Atop – Exploration

LUNCH @ bifurcation point 2 Nageshwar

14:00 Hrs: Descent to Met Indavali

16:00 Hrs: @ Met Indavali

Launch Ride

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18:30 Hrs : @ Bamnoli

TENT Set-Up near lakeside

Dinner

Campfire

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Sunday 19th February 2017

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Wake up early morning & freshen up

Breakfast & Tea

09:00 Hrs: Move 2 Satara

11:00 Hrs: @ Satara

Note : time permits Visit AjinkyaTara fort & Explore 

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Lunch @ Hotel

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13:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Mumbai

We will be in Mumbai arnd 21:00 hrs (that’s-subjective)

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Some Memories inform of snaps are here:

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http://picasaweb.google.com/vishal.is.clear/VasotaNageshwarGovalkot?feat=directlink#

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http://picasaweb.google.com/ganeshgajre/Vasota_nageshwar_govind_collection?feat=directlink#

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/anuragp/sets/72157623527899240/

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https://picasaweb.google.com/109499071087821063906/VasotaNageshwar?authkey=Gv1sRgCIDf3bvcupGyqAE

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The Cost of theTrek is : Rs 3300/- per head

Includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation by Private Vehicle, Launch ferry Charges, Forest entry charges, Guide contri, 3 refreshments, 2 Veg. meals

Tented accommodation

For Vehicle booking Plz do advance payment of Rs 2000/- per head (Non-refundable). Deposit money on A/c

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No: 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSc Code :: ICIC0000268

Last date 2 register: Thursday 9th February 2017 till 5 pm OR till da Batch gets full

Note: – Max. group size would be 24 bcoz of logistic constraints

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Things 2 Carry: 

Saturday LUNCH

Water Bottle (~3 Ltr)

Torch

Sleeping Mat-Bag

Tiffin Box, Plate, Spoon (All must)

Some ready 2 eat food-Plum cakes, biscuits etc

Extra Pair of clothes, trekking shoe 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: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)
.
Also join us @

.

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

Website: 
http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All, 
 
We शिखर वेध has arranged our Favourite destination Trek to Sandhan Valley exploration cum rappelling event – Valley of Shadow Trek on 11 – 12 February 2017 
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Event Cost :: Rs 1700/- per head
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Hope 2 cu on trek with me to NJoy again ;-)Brief Intro about Sandhan:-

Height:~ 4100 ft
Grade: Medium with Thrill
Time: ~ 0.5 hrs from Samrad
Location: Bhandardara region
” SANDHAN” …. is a beautiful place situated in the Western Ghats  near Ratangad. Amidst the water carved valley of 50 to 500 feet deep and around two km long. Experience the heart throbbing crossing of 4 ft deep water pool in the way of  rock floored water carved valley. 
This will be your memorable trek.

Also you will get chance to Rappel down four small patches to reach the base of SANDHAN VALLEY.

Trek Details:
DAY 1 :: Friday 10 February 2017

Rendezvous : On Telecon
22:50 Hrs :CST
22:57Hrs: Byculla
23:04 Hrs: Dadar
23:12 Hrs: Kurla
23:16 Hrs: Ghatkopar
23:31 Hrs: Thane
23:55 Hrs: Dombivali

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Saturday 11 February 2017
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00:05 Hrs: Kalyan
01:18 Hrs: Kasara
Depart 2 Samrad by Private vehicle

04:00 Hrs : – @ Samrad

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Rest for 2 hours
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Breakfast-T Time
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07:30 Hrs — Move 2 Sandhan
08:00 Hrs — Enter in Sandhan Valley
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We have to go through abt 4-5 feet deep water for about 25-30 meters on the way … its real fun-thrill
Pls do carry extra clothes for da same … 
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12:30 Hrs — Rappelling of 50 ft patch
Lunch time mid way
& then 2 more patches of 20 feet 2 rappel .. 
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17:30 Hrs —  Settle at base
Dinner & Campfire
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Stay in open … near a natural swimming pool
 
Day 2 :: Sunday 12 February 2017
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Wake Up early
08:30 Hrs — Breakfast-Tea
10:00 Hrs — Trek towrds Dehne
12:00 Hrs — @ Dehne
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Lunch time
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14:00 Hrs — @ Move Asangaon by public transport
16:00 Hrs — @ Asangaon station
 
We will be in Dadar around 19:00 hrs ( thats – subjective) … depends on Mega block thingsThe cost for the entire EVENT is about Rs. 1700 /- per head

Includes Transportation from Kasara 2 Asangaon, 2 meals & Refreshments +  Rappeling Charges
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Please book yourself with advance payment of Rs. 1000/- (Non-refundable) …  Deposit the amount on following account.
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
IFSC Code : ICIC0000268
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Seats r limited …
Last date to register with advance payment is Tuesday 7 February 2017 till 5 pm
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Note:- 
Its a group activity so each and every member will be allotted some or other responsibility. Pls do keep space for 1kg at least in your bag.
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Previous memories in form of snaps of our NEW Year special event to Sandhan
https://picasaweb.google.com/104269804834836030230/NewYearTrekSandhanValleyRappelling?authkey=Gv1sRgCMb43pHR9a_cywE
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Things To Carry:-

Pls Do carry Lunch for Saturday (a must)
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
Sleeping Mat – Bags (a must)
Tiffin Box, Plate, Spoon ( a must)
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, do carry a extra pair as well
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear all,

We @ Shikhar Vedh are glad to invite you for “KOKANKADA FESTIVAL 2017 “  on 11th – 12th Feb 2017. This is consecutive 2ND year of the festival. 

The motto behind organizing this fest is to bring together all the trekkers / hikers from various region and share their experiences and to enjoy the beauty of Harishchandragad & it’s massive cliff which we all know as “kokankada”

The main highlights of the fest are : -

– Bamboo Handicrafts exhibition & sale.
– Sahyadri Photography exhibition & sale.
– Presentation of Short films & Documentaries on/in Sahyadris.
– Local Folk dances & music.
– Sharing of experiences by various experience people in their respective fields.(Photography,Climbing,Trekking,Himalayan expeditions,Sahyadri ,Safety techniques etc.)

Itinerary of the event Details:

DAY 1 :: Friday 10 February 2017

Rendezvous : On Telecon

22:50 Hrs :CST
22:57Hrs: Byculla
23:04 Hrs: Dadar
23:12 Hrs: Kurla
23:16 Hrs: Ghatkopar
23:31 Hrs: Thane
23:55 Hrs: Dombivali
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DAY 2 :: Saturday 11 February 2017
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00:05 Hrs: Kalyan
01:18 Hrs: Kasara

Depart 2 Pachnai by Private vehicle

05:00 Hrs : – @  Pachnai

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Rest for an hours
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Breakfast-T Time
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07:30 Hrs : Trek Start
 
10:30 Hrs : Reach Atop
 
Explore the temple, Kedareshwar, and surrounding area
 
Move to Kokankada
 
Lunch , Rest Time

Evening Hours @ Konkan Kada

T- Time

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

Stay arrangement done as a Tented Accommodation

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DAY 3 :: Sunday 12th February 2017

06:30 Hrs : Good Morning

Post Breakfast – Tea

09:00 Hrs: Descend via Pachnai

11:00 Hrs: @ Pachnai

from there by local transport to Rajur – Kasara

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

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

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

NOTE : Minimum 8 participants required to execute

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Deposit Rs. 1000/- per head (Non-Refundable) advance on following A/c for Food & vehicle booking
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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 7th February 2017, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

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

.

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh are glad to announce Velas Turtle Festival Tour on 25-26 Feb 2017 (leaving on 24 Feb 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 Feb 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 FEB 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
.

Lunch at Velas (Veg. Only)

Rest time
.

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 FEB 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

.

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

.

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – 5 Days prior to batch departure, 5 pm or till the registration gets full

.

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/

Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh are glad to announce Velas Turtle Festival Tour on 18-19 Feb 2017 (leaving on 17 Feb night)

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Batch Dates : 

Batch 1 : 18-19 Feb 2017 (
Leaving on Friday 17th February Night )
Batch 2 : 
25-26 Feb 2017 (Leaving on Friday 24th February Night )

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The Cost for Tour :: Rs. 2200 / - per head
.
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
.
The Itinerary for the Tour as follows:

FRIDAY : 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

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
.

Lunch at Velas (Veg. Only)

Rest time
.

Evening Tea & Visit Velas beach, 

Go for Turtle watching.

Dinner ( Veg. Only)

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

.

Day 2: SUNDAY

.

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
.

Harihareshwar Temple visit
Visit 2 Harihareshwar Beach
.

13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Harihareshwar ( Veg/Non-Veg to be borne by participant as per choice)

15:00 Hrs: Departure 2 Mumbai

.

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

.
The Cost for Tour is about Rs. 2200 / - per head
.
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

.

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

.

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – 5 Days prior to batch departure, 5 pm or till the registration gets full

.

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

.

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

.

Things To Carry:-
.
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/