Dear All,

We at ‘शिखर वेध‘ have decided to go for a one day trek to relatively unknown fort of Sondai on Saturday 8th October 2011.
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The fort is situated 4-5 kms away from Karjat Railway Station, overlooking the entire Karjat city. A temple of Sondai Devi, few water cisterns and an amazing view of Morbe dam and a surrounding region can be seen from top. It was probably used as a watch tower and forts like Prabalgad, Irshal, Rajmachi, Dhak, Peth, Songiri etc. can be seen from top. It can be reached easily in max. 2 hrs from the base village of Sondewadi. This would be a good hike and a day outing for people from Mumbai and Pune.

Journey Details:-

Participants from Mumbai should Catch the local train for Karjat on Saturday 8th October 2011 morning.
This is a fast local .. be check about it …
Timings r as follows

CST:            06:47
Byculla:      06:55
Dadar:        07:03
Kurla:         07:11
Ghatkopar: 07:16
Thane:       07:30
Dombivali: 07:43
Kalyan:      07:51
Karjat:        08:44

Pls do keep a buffer time of 5 mins due to recent changes in time table
We will meet @ Karjat station …

Missing the train would mean taking the 7.20AM Mumbai-Pune Deccan Queen to Karjat from PF.5 (Local Tickets are not valid on this train)

Participants from Pune can board into ‘Sinhgad Express‘, leaving Pune at 6:05am and travel till Karjat.

The itinerary for the Event is given below:

Saturday 8 October 2011:

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Breakfast and Tea
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09:30 Hrs: Travel to the base village, Borgaon – Sondewadi
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Intros & instructions
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10:15 Hrs: Hike to the fort Sondai
12:15 Hrs: ATOP

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Explore the top and Lunch
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14:00 Hrs: Descend
16:00 Hrs: Base village

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We would be back to Karjat by 5:00pm approx. and to Mumbai by 7:30pm

The cost of this Event would be Rs. 200/-

The above cost includes:

> Travel from Karjat to Base Village & Back by rickshaw.
> Morning & Evening Breakfast, Tea
> Guide charges.

Please purchase your own ‘Return’ tickets for Karjat
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Note: Maximum 25 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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Also join us @
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Mumbai Hikers: http://mumbaihikers.net/shikharvedh/

Dear All,

The monsoon is over… The Chilly winter will start now…

After completing the Monsoon Trek Schedule successfully, We @ ‘शिखर वेध‘ announce the Oct – Dec 2011 Winter Trek Schedule

Please do join us whenever u r free to Njoy the Beauty in Winter

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Trek: Kalu Waterfall

Date: 2 October 2011

Grade: Easy

Cost: Rs 750

Rendezvous: Dadar @ 05:45 Hrs on Sunday 2nd Oct 2011

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Trek: Sondai

Date: 8 October 2011

Grade: Easy

Cost: Rs 200

Rendezvous: Karjat Railway station @ 08:00 Hrs on Saturday 8th Oct 2011

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Trek: Avchitgad

Date: 9 October 2011

Grade: Easy

Cost: Rs 300

Rendezvous: Panvel Railway station @ 07:00 Hrs on Sunday 9th Oct 2011

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Trek: Kaldurg

Date: 15 October 2011

Grade: Easy

Cost: Rs 220

Rendezvous: Palghar Railway station @ 08:30 Hrs on Saturday 15th Oct 2011

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Trek: Kavnai & Tringlewadi fort

Date: 16th October 2011

Grade: Easy

Cost: Rs 400

Rendezvous: Kasara Railway station @ 03:00 Hrs on Sunday 16th Oct 2011

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Trek: Malhargad, Jejuri, Purandar, Vajragad

Date: 22-23 October 2011

Grade: Easy

Cost: Rs 600

Rendezvous: Swargate, Pune @ 09:15 Hrs on Saturday 22nd Oct 2011

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Trek: Konkan Tour – Sindhudurg Safari

Date: 5-7 November 2011

Grade: Easy Trip

Cost: Rs 4500

Rendezvous: Dadar @ 22:00 Hrs on Friday 4th Nov 2011

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Trek: Harishchandragad – Nalichi Waat Descend

Date: 12-13 November 2011

Grade: Tough

Cost: Rs 1000

Rendezvous: Kasara railway station @ 02:30 Hrs on Saturday 12th Nov 2011

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Trek: Padargad

Date: 20 November 2011

Grade: Moderate / Thrilling

Cost: Rs 400

Rendezvous: Neral railway station @ 07:50 Hrs

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Trek: Kulang

Date: 27-28 November 2011

Grade: Medium

Cost: Rs 600

Rendezvous: Kasara railway station @ 09:30 Hrs on Saturday 27th Nov 2011

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Trek: शिखरायन 2011 (Parabhani-Nanded-Latur Region – Abt 7 forts)

Date: 3 – 4 December 2011

Grade: Easy

Cost: Rs 2100

Transportation mode: By Train & Public transport

Rendezvous: Dadar @ 21:00 Hrs on Friday 2nd December 2011

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Trek: Vasota – Nageshwar Sanctuary – Govindgad

Date: 10-11 th December 2011

Grade: Medium

Cost: Rs 1500

Rendezvous: Dadar @ 22:00 Hrs on Friday 9th December 2011

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Trek: Bahiri Caves

Date: 18 December 2011

Grade: Thrilling

Cost: Rs 400

Rendezvous: Karjat railway station @ 03:00 Hrs

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Trek: Sandhan Valley Exploration cum Rappeling

Date: 31st Dec 2011- 1st January 2011

Grade: Medium

Cost: Rs 900

Rendezvous: Kasara railway station @ 03:15 Hrs

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Note: –
1. Number of participants per event is limited. Entry will be on First Come First Serve basis.
2. These dates are tentative. Changes in dates and venue are possible.
3. The detailed plan will be posted at least a week prior to event by email or on facebook / mumbai hikers / OR shikharvedh website

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The links are as below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_181834891865933&ap=1

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

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

Please do contact for further details:

Jagdish Patil : 09869369836

Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a trip to Konkan – Sindhudurg Safari, on 5 – 7 November 2011 (leaving 4th Night & Return 8th early morning)

Brief Intro about tour:

Grade : Easy

Destination : Vijaydurg, Devgad, Kunkeshwar, Rameshwar, Sindhudurg Fort, Snorkeling, Speed Boat Ride, Dolphin Safari, Tsunami Island, Nivti Fort, Nivti Beach, Bhogve Beach, Tarakarli Beach

Date : Friday 4th November 2011 (Night Departure) – Tuesday 8th November 2011(Early Morning)

Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ₹ 4500/- per head

Maximum 25 Participants

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.

Devgad

Kanoji Angre, chief of Martha admiralty, was instrumental in erecting this elegant looking fort in 1705. Devgad is a natural harbor and well guarded port town. Earlier big ships used to dock at the port jetty.
When the fort was built it was surrounded by water from all the sides so at the time it was called as “Janjire Devgad”(Janzira means an island in Arabic). It has been spread in 120 acres. There is a Ganesh temple in the fort. Port office is situated in the fort. The lighthouse is situated here.

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 – Padmagad forts:

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.

Kille Nivati

This dilapidated fort by the seashore impress upon the visitor by its range of rocks situated at its bottom. The rippling perennial springs here content one’s mind. Fort also commands the fine view of Bhogwe beach.
Kille Nivati was constructed by great Maratha ruler Shivaji. He was such a visionary who had given proper attention at his naval force. He built many forts for the protection of his empire. From this fort, one can observe Bhogave’s allevaing beach

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 equipment.

Dolphin Safari:

Speed Boat Ride :
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The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:

Friday , 4th November 2011, Night

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Meeting point: 22:00 Hrs at Dadar station.

22:20 Hrs: Departure

Day 1: Saturday, 5th November 2011

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 + Prawns CurryUnlimited)

14:00 Hrs: Visit to Sindhudurg fort ( Guided Tour)

15:45 Hrs: Speed Boat Ride & Snorkeling activities (every one can do the snorkeling … Safe & Easy)

18:00 Hrs: Snacks – Kanda Bhajji & Tea

18:30 Hrs: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)

21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish ThaliPaplet / Surmai Fish as available - Unlimited)

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Stay at Malvan

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Day 2, Sunday, 6th November 2011

(Entire Day Travel by Boating only) :)

06:45 Hrs Break Fast (Poha – Tea)

07:30 Hrs Dolphin Safari

09:30 Hrs Tsunami Island (Fun – Time)

12:00 Hrs Nivti Fort, Bhogve Beach (only view)

14:00 Hrs Lunch ( Veg Thali / Chicken Thali + Bangda Fry)

15:00 Hrs Nivti Beach ( Fun Time)

16:30 Hrs Tarkarli Beach (only view)

17:30 Hrs Malvan Beach

18:00 Hrs: Snacks – Vada Pav & Tea

18:30 Hrs: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)

21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish ThaliPaplet / Surmai Fish as availableUnlimited)

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Stay at Malvan

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Day 3: Monday, 7th November 2011 (Bakri – EID Holiday)

06:00 Hrs: Tarkarli Beach visit for fun time

08:00 Hrs: Break Fast (Dhavade + Tea)

08:45 Hrs: Move 2 Achara

10:00 Hrs: @ Rameshwar Temple, Achara

11:30 Hrs: @ Kunkeshwar Temple

12:00 Hrs: Move 2 Devgad

13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Devgad (Veg & Non-Veg) @ Hotel Vasant-Vijay / Matoshri Lunch Home

14:00 Hrs: Devgad exploration

15:30 Hrs: @ Vijay-Durg fort (Guided Tour)

Vijaydurg – Exploration

18:00 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: Tuesday, 8th November 2011

05:30 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)
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The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee ₹ 4500/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) & Indian Rupee ₹ 4000/- per head ( For All Veg meals )
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This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Snorkeling, Speed – Boat charges, Dolphin Safari, Boating charges, Permissions and entry fees, Guide Charges, Food ( Veg & Non Veg Thali unlimited), Accommodations ( Rooms with 5 ppl sharing basis)
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Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis …

One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 2500/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle, 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)

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 11th October 2011, 5 pm

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Few memories in form of snaps of Konkan - Tour – April 2011 as below
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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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Aniruddha Misra: https://picasaweb.google.com/112736161027056685175/Malvan?authkey=Gv1sRgCPKnu9DAwdXECg#
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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: 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

ME.JPG
Jagadish Patil

Cell No:- 09869369836

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

Dear All

We @ शिखर वेध , have decided to UP the adrenaline dosage by organizing a Trek to Karnala Fort on Saturday 17 September 2011

Here is some info abt the fort:
Height: 1500 feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy
Type: Hill Fort

Karnala fort is a hill fort in Raigad district about 13 km from Panvel. Currently it is a protected place lying within the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. It was a fort of strategic importance.
Redeemed with the power struggle of many rulers, Karnala Fort stands as a specimen of the 13th century constructions. The fort was sparingly used by the Karnala rulers including Angres, Mudhan and Peshwas until 1818, by which time British rulers have taken over the grand old fort under their control.

The Karnala Fort engulf a steep rock in the midst of greenish surroundings and has been a challenge to many adventurous trekkers all through the past and continue to be a great attraction among the fans of trekkers. The fort doorway is adorned with many carvings of elephants and tigers. One can see cute water reservoirs developed naturally in the rocks. The cool surroundings and the beautiful landscapes make this region a place for calm weekends.

Plan:

Rendezvous: Meet at 07:15 AM (Sharp) at Panvel Railway Station on Saturday 17th September 2011. Please ensure punctuality.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday – 17 September 2011

1) CST – Panvel Train timings as below

CST : 05:56 Hrs

Vadala: 06:14 Hrs

Kurla : 06:24 Hrs

Vashi: 06:43 Hrs

Belapur: 06:58 Hrs

Panvel: 07:13 Hrs

2) Thane – Panvel Train timings as below

THane: 06:24 Hrs

Koparkhairane: 06:41 Hrs

Belapur: 07:02 Hrs

Panvel: 07:17 Hrs

A walk of about 10 minutes will bring us to Panvel ST Depo

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea @ Hotel Visava, Panvel

08:05 Hrs: Depart from Panvel bus depo to Karnala by ST / tumtum

08:45 Hrs: @ Karnala base

Intro & Instructions

09:00 Hrs: Trek from Base to Karnala Fort
11:30 Hrs: Atop Karnala Fort

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Sight seeing, REST & Lunch Time for 2 Hrs

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13:30 Hrs: Descend 2 Base

16:00 Hrs: @ Karnala Base

MOve 2 Panvel By ST / Tum-tum

17:30 Hrs: @ Panvel bus depo

We would be getting back to Dadar at approx 19:30 Hrs (Subjective)

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

VIMP Note: At the forest entry – point, All plastic bottles will be Counted & have to deposit some amount for the same. In case, if any participant member forget his bottle in the sanctuary and couldn’t show it at the gate, he has to Pay Rs 100/- fine for the same.

Note: Maximum 25 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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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/

Dear All,

शिखर वेध has arranged Kalu Waterfall Trek on Sunday 2nd October 2011

Hope 2 cu on trek with us to NJoy

Brief Introduction about Kalu Waterfall:

Grade: Easy
Time: ~ 2 hrs from Base Village – Savarne
Location: Malshej

Kalu Waterfall: This is very famous waterfall in the Malshej region. Total height is about 1200 feet, drops in about five patches. The trek to the Kalu Waterfall near the Malshej Ghat is just to experience its awesome power and strength is an experience in itself.

Plan:

Meet at Prtiam Hotel, Dadar (E) at 05.45 hrs sharp on Sunday 2nd October 2011
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 itself ( 1 Poha + 1 Upma)
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09:30 Hrs: Tea Break @ Hotel Srushti , Savarne
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Round of Instructions, Intro’s etc.
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10:00 Hrs: Trek Starts to the Kalu Waterfall
10:40 Hrs: @ Tithabi village
12:15 Hrs: @ Kalu waterfall, just before the 4th patch

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Rest, Fun time for ~ 1 hrs maximum
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13:30 Hrs: Descend
15:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Hotel Srusthi (Veg / Non-Veg (Chicken) Thali – Unlimited )
17:00 Hrs: Departure 2 Mumbai

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We will reach Dadar by 21:30 Hrs on Sunday (Subjective to traffic)
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The Cost of the trek would be Rs. 650/- per head (Veg-Thali) and Rs. 750/- per head (Non-Veg ChickenThali) .

The above cost includes

Travel from Dadar to Dadar by Private Vehicle ( Non – A/c )
1 Refreshments + T
1 Lunch (Veg / Non-Veg)
Guide Charges

Since its a one day trek … seats r limited …

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Deposit Rs. 500/- (Non-Refundable) advance 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 27th September 2011, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

Some memories in form of snaps from our pilot attempt

https://picasaweb.google.com/101549580594798164705/Malshej02?authkey=Gv1sRgCLfb35fv0rf86AE

Note: We have to cross the stream (Knee – depth) 3 times on this trek … U can try floaters with good grips if u r comfortable with it …

Things To Carry: -

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( 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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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

ME.JPG
Jagadish Patil

Cell No:- 09869369836

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

Dear All,

शिखर वेध has arranged a trek 2 Ratangad & Harishchandragad on 24-25 September 2011 … Hope 2 c u with us 2 Njoy …

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Brief Intro abt Ratangad/ Harishchandragad

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Height: 4255 ft / 4510 ft
Grade:Medium / Easy

Time: ~2 hrs frm Ratanwadi / 2 hrs frm Pachnai
Location: IgatPuri-Nagar region
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Fascinating Spots:

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Ratangad: Amruteshwar temple, Rani cha Huda, Nedhe, Trimbak Darwaja etc.

Harishchandragad: Taramati, Konkan Kada, Kedareshwar, Saptatirtha etc.
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The Itinerary for the trek: -
Rendezvous: @ Borivali National Park, Borivali (east) 22:00 hrs on Friday 23/09/ 2011

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22:10 hrs: Depart from Borivali by Private Vehicle

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Saturday 24th September 2011

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04:15 Hrs: @ Bhandardara ( Shendi )

04:30 Hrs: @ Ratanwadi either by Launch / Jeeps

05:45 Hrs: @ Ratanwadi

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Breakfast & Tea Break , Intro time

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06:45 Hrs: Ascend Ratangad by Ladders

09:00 Hrs: Atop Ratangad

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Exploration, Sight seeing, Lunch, Rest for 3 hrs

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12:30 Hrs: Descend through Trimbak Darwaja
15:30 Hrs: @ Ratanwadi Base

16:45 Hrs: @ Bhandardara either by Launch / Jeeps

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Snacks & Tea Break

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17:30 Hrs: Depart to Harishchandragad Base

19:00 Hrs: @ Pachnai

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Dinner & Stay in Pachnai village

Sunday 25th September 2011

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Early Morning Breakfast & T

07:00 Hrs: Ascend H’gad

09:00 Hrs: Atop

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Explore Kokankada- Harishchandrgad for 3 hours

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12:00 Hrs: Lunch

13:30 Hrs: Descend

15:30 Hrs: @ Pachnai

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Depart by private vehicle 2 Mumbai

Snacks – Tea on da way @ Bhandardara

We will be in Mumbai 22:00 hrs (That’s Subjective)

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The Estimated initial expenditure is abt Rs. 1300 /-
This includes Borivali to Borivali transport by private vehicle, Launch / Ferry Charges to & fro, 2 veg meals, 4 Refreshments
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Please book yourself with advance payment of Rs. 800/- (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.
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

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Seats r limited … MAXimum 25 members …
Last date to register with advance payment is Tuesday 13th September 2011 till 5 pm
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Few memories in form of snaps of Ratangad & Harishchandragad as below

https://picasaweb.google.com/104308826753820397974/Ratangad?feat=email

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https://picasaweb.google.com/111824097481318544223/RatangadTheJewel?authkey=Gv1sRgCKiB1Jfj38PAvAE

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https://picasaweb.google.com/117804923219110566431/TrekRatangad?authkey=Gv1sRgCJvp-IbBnfiQIA

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https://picasaweb.google.com/mestri.rupesh/RatangadHarishchandragadTrek2526Dec10?feat=directlink&fgl=true&pli=1

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Things To Carry:-
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Pls Do carry Lunch for Saturday (a must)
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
Sleeping Mat – Bags (a must)
Tiffin Box, Plate, Spoon ( a must)

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
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

We @ शिखर वेध has planned A one day trek to Bhivgad / Bheemgad near Karjat on Saturday 10th September 2011

Hope 2 c u there 2 Njoy …

Brief Introduction about Bhivgad / Bheemgad:-

Height: 803 ft/ 245 meter
Grade: Simple
Time: ~ Maximum 45 min from Vadap, Base Village
Location: Karjat Region

There isn’t much known about this small fort. A small top, couple of water cisterns, a remnant is all that this fort offers us at the top. However, easy walk and small height, nice view of ranges around makes this a nice, little trek.

Journey Details:-

Catch the local train for Karjat on Saturday 10th September 2011 morning.
Timings r as follows

CST: 05:41
Byculla: 05:49
Dadar: 05:58
Kurla: 06:09
Ghatkopar: 06:15
Thane: 06:35
Dombivali: 06:57
Kalyan: 07:07
Karjat: 08:06

Pls do keep a buffer time of 5 mins due to changes in time table
We will meet @ Karjat station … Just Check that if u miss the train … u miss the trek with us…

Breakfast Time

Move 2 Vadap by 6-seater

09:30 Hrs: Trek Starts
10:30 Hrs: Atop

Lunch,Rest,Explore

12:30 Hrs: Descend

Move 2 small waterfall nearby for Fun , masti

16:00 Hrs: @ Base
16:45 Hrs: @ Karjat

We will be in Mumbai around 19:30 hrs (that’s – subjective)

The Estimated expenditure is abt Rs. 150/-

This includes Karjat 2 Karjat rick fare, Morning snacks – Tea

Some memories of last trail in form of snaps

http://picasaweb.google.com/devarshee02/Bhivgad#

Things To Carry:-

Pls Do carry LUNCH for Saturday (a must)
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) (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,
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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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/
Orkut community: http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community.aspx?cmm=20439777
Mumbai Hikers: http://mumbaihikers.net/shikharvedh/