Dear All,
On the Pre-eve of Women’s DAYशिखर वेध has arranged a one day WOMEN SPECIAL TREK to Peb Fort near Matheran, on Sunday March 6, 2011

Brief Introduction about Peb/Vikatgad: -

Height: 2100 ft
Grade:  simple
Time: ~ 2 hrs from Neral
Location: Peb is a fort located near Neral; between Panorama Point (Matheran) and Nakhind to be precise.

Fort Peb is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai-Pune road, at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. This is the most beautiful one-day
trek. The fort derives it name from the Goddess ‘Pebi’;  The fort is also named as ‘VikatGad’ for its supposed shape of the Elephant Headed God, ‘Ganesh’. Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage. The fort is famous for its caves which are maintained by disciples of Swammi Samartha and the meditation chambers carved out from the rock inside the mountain.

Itinerary Details: – SUNDAY 6 March 2011

Meeting point : Neral Railway Station
The Karjat local train timings are given as below: – Its a slow local

CST                 : 05:40 Hrs,
Byculla         : 05:48 Hrs,
Dadar           : 05:58 Hrs,
Kurla            : 06:09 Hrs,
Ghatkopar : 06:15 Hrs,
Thane          : 06:35 Hrs
Dombivali : 06:57 Hrs,
Kalyan       : 07:07 Hrs,
Neral          : 07:44 Hrs,

pls do keep 5 minutes buffer time due to recent changes in railway time table … Pls do carry ur return tickets

After alighting at Neral will have Breakfast @ Neral (~0.5 hrs)

08:30 Hrs: Move 2 NM-134 Vikatgad starting point by Taxi
09:00 Hrs: @ NM-134 Vikatgad starting point
Trek starts – A simple walk along the Mini Train Track
10:00 Hrs: @ Vikatgad station
Visit 2 Kadyvarcha Ganpati Point
11:00 Hrs: Atop Peb fort
Exploration, Lunch & Rest
Lunch @ Cave ..
14:00 Hrs: Descend starts
15:00 Hrs: @ Vikatgad station
16:00 Hrs: @ NM-134 Vikatgad starting point
17:00 Hrs: Move 2 Neral station by Taxi
17:30 Hrs: Evening snacks @ Neral
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Return Journey to Mumbai by 18:37 hrs OR 18:53 hrs Fast local … We will be back in Mumbai around 21:00 Hrs (Thts subjective) …
The Estimated expenditure is about Rs. 250 / -
This includes Taxi fare from Neral to NM 134 – Vikatgad Point & Back 2 Neral ; Morning & Evening Breakfast + Tea
Some previous memories in form of snaps:

http://picasaweb.google.com/shraddhashenvi/TrekToPebFortNearMatheran#

NOTE: Interested Pune participant can catch 11010 Sinhgad Express from Pune @ 06:00 hrs reach @ Karjat 08:00 Hrsfrom There 08:20 Hrs CST Local that will drop u Neral @ 08:35 HrsPls get in touch with the leader if u r joining the trek …

Things To Carry: -

Pls do carry Lunch for the day ( a must)
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs a 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 haversack to put all these things

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For any Clarification and further information call on
Shradha Shenvi (Leader) : 09820822725
Supriya Choudhari (Leader) : 09881843813

If any of these don’t pick up the call, leave sms with your name and confirmation.

Let’s enjoy!!

Dear All,

शिखर वेध have planned a one day Trek 2 Anjneri fort near Nashik on coming Sunday i.e. on 27th February 2011

Hope 2 cu on trek with me ;-)

Details r as follows

Brief Introduction about Anjaneri :

Height: ~ 4200 feets
Grade:  Easy
Time: ~ Maximum 2 hrs from Anjaneri
Location: Trimbakeshwar

Anjaneri : The fort of Anjaneri, being the birthplace of lord ‘Hanuman’, has a great historical importance. Lord Hanuman was the son of ‘Pavan’ (the wind) and ‘Anjani’, and hence the fort is called as ‘Anjaneri’. Anjaneri is one of the important forts in the ranges of Tryambakeshwar near Nasik.

On the way from Anjaneri village to the fort some carvings can be seen in the caves near the steps. The carvings are intriguing and eye catching. The caves and the inscriptions are believed to be from the Jain followers.
The temple of ‘Anjani Mata’, a big marvelous temple devoted to the mother of Lord Hanuman, is another attraction. The temple is quite big. It is a proper place to accommodate on the fort.
At a certain distance from this temple two different ways can be seen. The way to left hand side takes us directly to ‘Seeta cave’ within 10 minutes. This cave is made up of two rooms. 10 to 12 people can stay here comfortably. There are many carvings inside the cave.
Another way takes us directly to citadel, where one more temple of ‘Anjani Mata’ can be seen. It takes 20 minutes to reach this temple. This temple is also quite big. The perimeter of the fort is very large.
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Itinerary for the event : -
Rendezvous: Dadar (E) Swaminarayan temple 23:15 Hrs on Saturday 26th February 2011
23:30 Hrs: Departure from Dadar

SUNDAY 27 FEBRURAY 2011
06:00 Hrs: @ Anjaneri
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Breakfast
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07:00 Hrs: Ascend
09:00 Hrs: ATop Anjaneri
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09:00-11:00 pm Explore fort, enjoy the view of the surrounding
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11:00 Hrs: Descend
13:00 Hrs: @ Base
13:30 Hrs: Lunch @ hotel on da way
16:30 Hrs: @ Pandav Leni
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Evening Tea
18:00 Hrs: Departure for Mumbai
We will be in mumbai around 22:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)
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The Estimated initial expenditure is about Rs. 700 / -
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation fare for private vehicle,  Lunch, Evening Tea & Entry Fees
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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)
Last date for registration: – Thursday 24th February 2011, 5 pm
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Things To Carry:-
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Pls do carry Breakfast for da day ( a must)
A Torch with spare battery ( a must)
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (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,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
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A haversack to put all these things
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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagdish Patil (O): 09869369836
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Dear all,

शिखर वेध has arranged a Trek to Shivjanmabhoomi SHIVNERI forton occasion of SHIVJAYANTI SOHLA and Visit to Hadsar fort & Lenyadri / Ozar asthvinayak Temple Darshan on Saturday 19th – 20 th February 2011

Interested people do join us …
Hope 2 c u on trek !!!

Brief Introduction abt Shivneri / Hadsar:-
Height:Abt 3500 / 3300 ft
Grade:Easy
Time:~1.5 hrs from Junnar / Hadasr base village
Location:Junnar Range

Shivneri Fort, a birth place of Chhatrapati Shivaji (1627), is located at a distance of around 3 km from Junnar (125 km from Pune). Shahaji, father of Shivaji kept his wife Jijabai in this fort during her pregnancy, as the fort was unique and difficult to reach. It is easier to reach the fort by the normal road than to climb from the hills. One has to get through 7 doors before reaching the actual fort. This fort is a very big structure with a very good height. The old and beautiful ‘Devi Shivai’ temple is on the way. Shivaji was taken from the name of this goddess. Shivaji spent his childhood on this fort.
He acquired all the skills and training on this fort which he used while establishing Swaraj. He learnt the early lessons of Swaraj on this fort. Kaman Take, Kadelot Tok, Koli Chouthara and Dongarmatha (the top of the fort) are the other attractions near the fort.

Hadsar Fort rises on a steep hill near the Nana pass valley eight miles north-west of Junnar and sixty miles north of Pune. The fort lies within the limits of Hadsar village at the foot of the fort. From Junnar the road to the hill lies along the valley of the Kukdi between two ranges of high hills.Fort Hadsar, also known as Parvatgad, was constructed in the Satvaahan era and was quite inhabited during that period. It is located on the outskirts of Nagar (Ahmednagar) in order to protect the trade route passing through Naneghat. Documentary evidence shows that fort Hadsar was included in the treaty made by Shahaji Raje with the Mughals in 1637. In 1818 the British forces conquered Junnar and the forts in the region.

Itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Rendezvous: Swami Narayan Temple, Dadar (E) @ 22:45 Hrs on Friday February 18, 2010

Departure from Mumbai @ 23:00 Hrs

Pick ups enroute sion, kurla, chembur, Thane etc.

Saturday 19th February 2011

05.30 Hrs – @ Junner …

Breakfast & T

06:30 Hrs – Ascend
08:00 Hrs – Atop Shivneri

Exploration on fort …

12:30 Hrs – Descend
14:00 Hrs – Base

Lunch Time

15:30 Hrs: Move 2 Ojar – Astvinayak Darshan

18:30 Hrs – Evening snacks

19:30 Hrs – Move 2 Hadsar – base village – stay

Dinner & Retire for the night

Sunday 20th February 2011

06.00 Hrs – Wake up

Morning cores, Breakfast & T

07:30 Hrs – Ascend
09:30 Hrs – Atop Hadsar
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Exploration on fort …
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11:00 Hrs – Descend
12:30 Hrs – Base

Lunch Time

14:00 Hrs: Dip in Manikdoh

15:00 Hrs: Move 2 Lenyadri – Astvinayak Darshan
17:00 Hrs: Move 2 Mumbai

18:00 Hrs: Evening snacks on the way

21:30 Hrs: @ Mumbai (Subjective)

The estimated expenditure is about Rs. 1100 / -
This includes Transportation Charges by private vehicle (Mumbai to Mumbai), 3 veg meals & refreshments.

Advance amount of Rs. 750/- 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)

Last date 2 confirm yourself for the event is Tuesday 15th February 2010 till 5 pm

MAXimum 25 members

Note: Smoking and consumption of liquor is strictly prohibited

Things To Carry: -

Please do carry ur own breakfast [MUST]

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) a [MUST]

Sleeping mats/ bags [MUST]

Torch with Battery [MUST]

Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks

A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagdish Patil (O): 09869369836

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With Warm Wishes

Jagadish

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Dear All,

शिखर वेध has arranged a day trek to Sarasgad near Pali on coming Sunday 13   February 2010

Hope to c u on trek :-)

Details r as follows

Brief Introduction about Sarasgad: -

Height: ~ 1600 feet

Grade:  Easy

Time: ~ Maximum 1.5 hrs from Pali, Base Village

Location: Pali, Raigad District

SARASGAD: Pali, one out of the eight “Ashtavinayak” Ganesh Temples is also the place where Sarasgad is located. Lord Ganesh of Pali is named ‘Ballaleshwar’ and located just behind the temple can be seen the ramparts of Sarasgad fort. The fort was mainly used to keep a check on the surrounding regions. From the fort, Pali and all surrounding areas can be seen. Shivaji Maharaj brought this fort under Swarajya and spent 2000 Hon (the prevailing currency) for its reconstruction. Till independence this fort was under Bhor Sansthan.

Sightseeing: –

Near the main entrance we see a triple curtain wall. Going rightwards and ascending 15 steps we see the ramparts. To the left there is a big water tank. Next to it was a gallery. Further there is another way to the fort. Near this is a water tank named ‘Moti Haud’. If we go at right, we have to ascend 15 steps and then we reach the base of citadel.

Base of Citadel :
Here we see a very big water reservoir. To its left is the tomb of Shahapeer. Near to it few small lakes are seen. In a cavern nearby we see ‘Shivlinga’. Here a few can stay. At the right side of the tank we see silos, armory, jail and residences. Here also 10 to 12 people can be accommodated. Next to it is the way towards citadel.

Top of Citadel :
On the fort we see Kedareshwar temple and a lake nearby. Two bastions are there to keep watch on surrounding areas. From citadel we can see the mountain of ‘Tin Kavdi’. We can locate Sudhagad, Tailbaila, Dhangad and Korigad.

Journey Details: -

The train scheduled @ 06:20 hrs from Diva that will drop us at Nagothane around 08:32 Hrs. This is Diva-Sawantwadi Passenjar (Konkan Railway) …
Pls be sure abt the timing … Following is timing where train halts … u can catch wherever it is comfortable to u …

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Sunday 13 February 2010

06:20 : – Diva    (Central Line)
07:05 : – Panvel (Harbour Line)
08:32 : – Nagothane

Just Check that if u miss the train … u miss the trek with us …

NOTE: - Those who can’t catch the train, can take direct bus to Pali from Thane, Dadar etc. … For them, the meeting point will be Ballaleshwar temple @ 10:00 am

Breakfast in train: U won’t get such a variety of itmes anywhere …
9:15 am: Pali by 6-Seater Rick

Ballaleshwar Darshan: One of the Asthavinayak Temple

10.15 am Start trek to the top

11.45 am Reach fort top

11.45-13:45 pm Explore fort, Rest and enjoy the view of the surrounding region

13.45 pm Descend for fort base – Pali

15:00 pm Lunch @ Pali

16:00 pm Visit 2 hot water reservoirs of ‘Unheri’ i.e. 3 km apart

17.30 pm @ Nagothane

17.50 pm Catch Sawantwadi-Diva Passenjar

19.15 pm @ Panvel

20:25 pm @ Diva

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

The Estimated initial expenditure for trek is about Rs. 150 / -

This includes Nagothane 2 Nagothane fare for Rick & Lunch

Things To Carry: -

Breakfast for the day ( a must)
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.

Good trekking shoes,

Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagdish Patil (O): 09869369836

Also join us @

Coming Soon http://shikharvedh.org/

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With Warm Wishes

Jagadish

http://sites.google.com/site/jagdishlove/