Dear All

We @ शिखर वेध , have decided to UP the adrenaline dosage by organizing a Trek to Irshalgad a little explored on Wednesday 31 August 2011 ( EID- Holiday )

The name Irshalgad itself is a misnomer; Irshal is not a fort but actually a pinnacle. This is the reason why it hardly figures anywhere in history. Shivaji Maharaj captured the complete region of Kalyan and Bhiwandi, up to Rairi in May 1666. This fort too, must have come under the Maratha rule at that time.

Chowk village is birth place of Netaji Palkar who was a close associate of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Here is some info abt the fort:
Height: 3700 feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium – Thrilling
Base Village: Chowk -Irshalwadi

Plan:

Rendezvous: Meet at 6.55 AM (Sharp) at Panvel Bus Depo on Wednesday 31st August 2011. Please ensure punctuality.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Wednesday – 31st August 2011

07:00 Hrs: Breakfast @ Hotel Vishaka, Panvel

07:30 Hrs: Depart from Panvel bus depo to Chowk by ST / tumtum

08:15 Hrs: @ Chowk, Irshalgad base

Intro & Instructions

08:45 Hrs: Trek from Chowk to Irshalwadi

10:30 Hrs: @ Irshalwadi

A small break in village
12:00 Hrs: Atop Irshalgad @ Nedhe (Natural Hole)
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REST & Lunch Time

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13:30 Hrs: Descend

16:30 Hrs: @ Chowk

By Tumtum / bus 2 Panvel

17:30 Hrs: @ Panvel bus depo

We would be getting back to Dadar at approx 20:00 Hrs (Subjective)

The cost of this trek would be Rs. 170/- only and would include:
> Panvel – Chowk – Panvel by Tumtum / ST
> Morning Breakfast – Tea

Note: Maximum 30 seats

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,
A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil: 09869369836

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Dear all,

शिखर वेध invites you for a 1-Day trek to Majestic Sudhagad fort on Saturday 27th August 2011

Hope 2 c u with us on Trek

Little About The Fort

Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2030 ft above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy
Base Village: Thakurwadi

The only fort which was considered before Raigad for establishing as the capital of Shiv swarajya, Sudhagad is a gigantic fort with a huge plateau atop. Tactfully fortified this was one was one of the mightiest and inaccessible fort of the time.

There still exists a spacious Wada of the Pant Sachiv of the Sudhagad region. Its in bad condition due to lack of maintenance.

A well built temple of Bhoraidevi is the only place for shelter atop. There is deepmal in front of the temple. Few remnants of Tulsi Vrundawan lay in the vicinity.

The main attraction on this fort is the Mahadarwaja at Dhomse side which is an exact replica of the Mahadarwaja at Raigad, and still is in good shape.

Takmak Tok offers beautiful view of the Valley.

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Meeting point: 05:30 Hrs : Pritam Hotel, Dadar East on Saturday 27 August 2011

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05:40 Hrs : Move to base by Private Vehicle

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Pick up en-route Dadar, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur

Breakfast @ Pali

09:30 Hrs : Reach the base Village, Thakurwadi

Does and Don’ts, Introduction,

10:00 Hrs : Start the trek

12:00 Hrs : Reach the Top

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Exploration, Site seeing, Lunch

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16:00 Hrs : Descends

18:00 Hrs : @ Base & Depart for Mumbai

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Evening refreshments on the way @ Pali
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We will reach Dadar by 22:00 Hrs on Saturday (Subjective)
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The Cost of the trek would be Rs. 550/- per head.

The above cost includes

Travel from Dadar to Dadar by Private Vehicle ( Non – A/c)
2 Refreshments

Note: Since its a 1-day trek … seats r limited … Maximum 25 seats And Registrations through phone calls with advance payment one

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Deposit Rs. 550/- 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)
Last date for registration: – Tuesday 23rd August 2011, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

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,

A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836
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Also join us @
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Mumbai Hikers: http://mumbaihikers.net/shikharvedh/


With Warm Wishes

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Jagadish Patil

Cell No:- 09869369836

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

Dear All,

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rendezvous:

On Telecon

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

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Exploration Time, PHotography, Sight seeing

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12:30 Hrs: Depart

13:30 Hrs: Lunch Break @ Satara

15:00 Hrs: @ Move 2 Sajjangad

16:00 Hrs: @ Sajjangad Atop

Exploration Time

20:30 Hrs: Dinner ( Simple veg one)

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Night Stay atop ( 1 Chadar & Mattress will be provided)

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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

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Exploration Time for 1 hour

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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.

http://picasaweb.google.com/shraddhashenvi/TrekToSataraRegion1st4thOct2009?feat=directlink#

http://picasaweb.google.com/wyuvraj/TrekToSataraRegion1st4thOct2009?authkey=Gv1sRgCLm6p5bro-6fVQ&feat=email#

http://picasaweb.google.com/mrugeshkarnik/ShikharVedhSJumboTrekToSatara?fgl=true&pli=1#

& http://picasaweb.google.com/suniel.Patil.429/TrekkingInSatara#

The Expenditure for the Trip is Rs. 1500 /- per Head

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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

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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 …

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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
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Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.

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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

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Jagdish Patil : 09869369836

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Also join us @
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Mumbai Hikers: http://mumbaihikers.net/shikharvedh/


With Warm Wishes

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Jagadish Patil

Cell No:- 09869369836

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

Dear All

शिखर वेध is moving a step forward in adventure activities. With a gr8 response abt 100 odd people from our last 3 outings for rafting , on demand we are arranging an adventure event of Kayaking + Flying Fox + River Crossing on Sunday 14 August & Monday 15 August 2011 ( 25 seats on each day respectively)

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We would like to invite nature loving & like minded people like you. We are sure that this thrilling experience would be a memorable one for both you and “शिखर वेध”

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Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. A kayak is a small human-powered boat.
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River Crossing is another adventure activity wherein you cross the river with the help of Equipments and Ropes tied at both the ends of the river.
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Flying Fox is an activity wherein the participant does an arial rope slide using a pulley suspended on a cable mounted on an incline. It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to traverse from the top to the bottom across the inclined cable.

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Camp Details:

Camp Duration : 1-Day

Activity Time: About 2.5 – 3 hours

Swimming skills – No need to worry there

Previous experience – Not necessary

This is a very safe game

Best quality life jackets and helmets will be provided

Total Camp fee: Rs. 1250/-

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All Fee Rates include

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Transportation charges from Dadar 2 Dadar by Private Vehicle;
Activity Charges for Kayaking+Flying Fox+River Crossing & Lunch

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The itinerary for the camp is as follows:

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Meeting Point: On Telecon

06:00 hrs: Departure from Dadar (Pickup enroutes Dadar-Chembur-Vashi-Panvel)

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Breakfast @ Halt on highway — (To be borne by participant)

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10:00 hrs: Arrival @ Site

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Activities: Kayaking + Flying Fox + River Crossing

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14:00 hrs: Lunch @ Nitin Sanskriti Stay Home, Kolad

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16:30 hrs: Check out

20:00 hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)

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Payment Details:

One needs to deposit Rs 750/- (Non-Refundable) into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration. Deposit the amount on following A/c …

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

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Note: Last date 2 confirm for the event with advance payment is Thursday 11 August 2011 or till the seats get full

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Things To Carry:-

T Shirts, shorts and sport shoes or floaters for activities

A change of dry clothes and a towel

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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Raincheater (Optional)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls possibly 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)

A haversack to put all these things

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Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.

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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

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Jagdish Patil : 09869369836

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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_181834891865933&ap=1

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Orkut community: http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community.aspx?cmm=20439777

Mumbai Hikers: http://mumbaihikers.net/shikharvedh/


With Warm Wishes

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Jagadish Patil

Cell No:- 09869369836

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