शिखर वेध have planned a Kas Platue Valley of Flowers – Sajjangad – Thosegar Waterfall & Kalyangad Fort – Tour in Satara region on 3-4 th September 2011 …
Hope 2 cu on trip – trek with us
Details r as follows
Brief Introduction about Kas Valley / Sajjangad / Thosegar / Kalyangad :
Height: 3300 ft/3350 ft/ 3500 ft/ 3490ft/
Grade: simple but Exciting
Time: ~ Max. 0.5 / 0.75 mins from base villages
Location: Satara region
KAAS PLATEU: A wonderful outing to explore the colourful world of flowers … valley of flowers in Maharashtra where hundreds of varieties of wild flowers of all colours which blooms in Mid August – Sept end (Da Best Time) … In monsoon the whole area transforms into an unbelievable carpets of flowers like yellow carpets of Smithia and Sonki flowers, Pink carpets of Balsam, Purple carpets of Karvi etc. … These carpets change colors almost every week depending on the dominant flowers during that time.
SAJJANGAD: Samarth Ramdas lived for long time @ Sajjangad, a small hillock near Satara. He breathed his last here and devotees worship his mausoleum here. This is an important centre of worship for the Ramdasi sect. Ramdas swami remains an inspiration for the technique he developed in infusing Nationalism and Dharmic devotion among ordinary people across the country by his concept of Hanuman temple, akhaada and a Paathashaala in every village. His emphasis on Rashtra chintana along with spiritual sadhana is more relevant today than it was anytime before.
THOSEGAR Waterfall: Thoseghar is very famous for it’s high Waterfalls. one of which is around 500 meters tall. Thoseghar is a wonderful place for nature lovers. These Waterfalls are very attractive and creates a loud noise in the calm nature.
KALYANGAD: is also known as Nandgiri fort. This fort was built by king Bhoj-II of Shilahar dynasty as mentioned in the copper plate inscription found in Satara.This fort appears to be built in between 1178 to 1209. It appears from many copper plate inscriptions of Shilahar kings that they gave many donations to Jain people. It has been proved that this fort is built by Shilahar Kings, as many statues of Lord Parshvanath are found in the cave on Kalyangad. In 1673 Shivaji Maharaj conquered Satara and surrounding regions. Kalyangad became a part of his territory. After Shivaji, the administration of Kalyangad went into the hands of Pratinidhis (representatives). Later, conflicts arose between Peshvas and Pratinidhis. The fort was taken over by Peshwa. In 1818 general Prisler brought this fort under British control.
Departure from Dadar on Friday 2nd September 2011 night @ 23:00 Hrs
Pickup points will be Dadar, Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur, Panvel etc.
We would be heading by Private vehicle. All destination are quickies. Max. 45 mins ascend for fort.
The itinerary for the Event is as given below:
Saturday 3rd September 2011
05:30 Hrs: @ Satara
Breakfast – Tea Time
07:30 Hrs: @ Kas Platue – Valley of Flowers in Maharashtra
Exploration Time, PHotography, Sight seeing
12:30 Hrs: Depart
13:30 Hrs: Lunch Break @ Satara
15:00 Hrs: @ Move 2 Sajjangad
16:00 Hrs: @ Sajjangad Atop
20:30 Hrs: Dinner ( Simple veg one)
Night Stay atop ( 1 Chadar & Mattress will be provided)
Sunday 4th September 2011
08:00 Hrs: Breakfast @ Sajjangad Base
10:00 Hrs: @ Thosegar Waterfall visit
12:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Satara
13:30 Hrs: Move to Kalyangad Base
14:30 Hrs: Kalyangad Atop
Exploration Time for 1 hour
17:00 Hrs: @ Kalyangad Base
17:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Mumbai
Evening Tea/ snacks enroute
We will be in Mumbai around 22:00 hrs (that’s – subjective)
Few memories from our last trip in form of snaps: Note: Photographs of Flowers, Plants are not uploaded for copyright reasons by Photographers.
The Expenditure for the Trip is Rs. 1500 /- per Head
This includes Dadar to Dadar transport by private vehicle, 4 refreshments, 3 Veg Meals and Accommodation charges in form of Donation to Sajjangad Math Seva Samiti for Bhakt-Niwas
Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 1000/- (Non-refundable) … Seats will be allotted on payment basis … Last row seats will be given only on demand [;)] else late payment ones … Deposit the amount on following account.
Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
Seats r limited … MAXimum 25 members …
Last date to register with advance payment is Tuesday 23th August 2010 till 5 pm
Note:- Kas valley, Thosegar, Kalyangad etc. are at remote places and do not have touristy facilities … pls keep in mind …
Things To Carry:-
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
Sleeping Mat – Bags (a must) in case if u r not comfortable with chaddars & mattress as mentioned
Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet … but pls do carry one …
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food.
Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra 2-3 Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes, 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
Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.
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Jagdish Patil : 09869369836
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