Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध is glad to announce Night trek 2 Rajmachi on 29-30 October 2011 … Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy …
.
Rajmachi, located in the Lonavala region is accessible from both Karjat as well as Lonavala. The village of Udhewadi lies on the massive plateau that greets one on getting to Rajmachi. The twin forts of Srivardhan & Manoranjan grace the backdrop of the village.
.
A little distance down from the village lies a serene and beautiful lake called Uday Sagar Talav, no trek to Rajmachi is complete without taking a dip in this lake.
Behind the lake lies an ancient Monolith, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Here is some info abt the forts: – Srivardhan & Manoranjan

Height: 3000/2700 feet above MSL
Grade: Easy
District: Pune
Region: Lonavala
Base Village: Lonavala/Kondivade

Plan:

Rendezvous: Meet at 17:10 Hrs (Sharp) at Lonavala Railway station on Saturday 29 October 2011

Train Timings for Mumbai People

11009: Sinhgad Express

14:30 Hrs: CST
14:43 Hrs: Dadar
15:08 Hrs: Thane
15:28 Hrs: Kalyan
16:08 Hrs: Karjat
17:08 Hrs: Lonavala

.
Notes: 1) Those staying on the central line enroute can hop in at Dadar-Thane-Kalyan-Karjat
2) People close by Panvel can avail ST facility & get down @ Lonavala bus depo

PUNE people

Catch Pune -Lonavala local … Timings as follows

15:00 Hrs: Pune Staion
15:06 Hrs: ShivajiNagar
15:11 Hrs: Khadki
.
.
.
15:23 Hrs: Pimpri
.
.
.
16:35 Hrs: Lonavala

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 29 October 2011

17:10 Hrs: @ Lonavala railway station
Rick till Tungarli Dam base
17:30 Hrs: @ Tungarli Dam
Intro time, Dam sight seeing
18:00 Hrs: Walk/Hike from Tungarli Dam to Rajmachi (~4hrs/14kms) max.
21:30 Hrs: @ Rajmachi
Dinner :- Veg meal only ( PURAN POLI special) – unlimited
Stay in village
Campfire if interested
.
Sunday 30 October 2011
.
05:30 Hrs: Wake up call
06:00 – 08:00 Hrs – Sunrise view & Explore Shrivardhan fort
08:30 Hrs – Back 2 Village
.
Breakfast / Tea in village
.
9:30 Hrs: Move 2 Manaranjan fort
10:30 Hrs: Explore & Back 2 village
11:00 Hrs – Dip in Uday sagar Talav
12:30 Hrs – Lunch ( veg / Non-veg-chicken thali) – unlimited
13:30 Hrs – Descend from Rajmachi to Kondhane(~3.0hrs)
16:00 Hrs – @ Kondhane caves
17:00 Hrs – Tea @ Kondhane Village
18:30 Hrs – @ Karjat Railway station

We would be getting back to Dadar / Pune at approx 22:00 Hrs (That’s Subjective)

The cost of this trek would be Rs 430/- for (Veggy) And Rs. 500/- (Non-veggy) & would include:

> Lonavala-Tungarali Dam by Rick

> 1 Breakfast-T, 2 meals as mentioned, 1 Evening Tea

> Kondhane-Karjat by Rick

Some memories in form of snaps from previous outing

https://picasaweb.google.com/116451555589827071131/RajmachiShikharvedh

Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
Sleeping bags / Mats (a must)
Torch with extra pair of battery ( 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
.
Jagadish Patil: 09869369836
.
Also join us @
.
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 a much awaited Trekkers Paradise- Harishachandragad via Nalichi Waat Descend Trek on Saturday-Sunday 12-13th November 2011

Hope 2 cu on trek with me to NJoy again

Brief Introduction about Harishchandragad:

Height: 1412 meters (4510 feet)
Grade:Tough+Thrill
Time: ~ 2 hrs from Pachnai/ 8 hrs from Belpada … Base Villages
Location:Nagar region

Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the Medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate on Taramati/Rohidas in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.

Taramati: This is the topmost point on the fort. It is the second highest peak in Maharashtra after kalsubai. Leopards are seen in the forests beyond this peak. From here we can have a glimpse of the whole range of Naneghat and the forts near Murbad.

Konkan Kada: The most interesting point on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and sunset. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost like a cobra’s hood.

Kedareshwar: The cave of Kedareshwar has a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water.

Journey Details:

Rendezous: On Telecon

Saturday 12th November 2011

00:15 Hrs :CST
00:23 Hrs: Byculla
00:33 Hrs: Dadar
00:44 Hrs: Kurla
00:50 Hrs: Ghatkopar
01:10 Hrs: Thane
01:32 Hrs: Dombivali
01:40 Hrs: Kalyan
02:56 Hrs: Kasara

3 Hrs rest @ Kasara Railway station

06:45 Hrs: Depart 2 Rajur by Bus
.
Breakfast in bus ( Pls do carry da same)
.
09:30 Hrs: Move 2 Pachnai village by ST / Jeep
11:30 Hrs: @ Pachnai village

12:00 Hrs: Lunch
13:00 Hrs: Ascend
15:00 Hrs: Harishchandragad

Evening Tea
18:00 Hrs: @ Konkankada

Sunset View from Konkankada

19:00 Hrs: @ Harishchandra Cave

Dinner

Good Night

Sunday 13th November 2011

06:30 Hrs: Breakfast , Tea
07:30 Hrs: @ Kokankada
07:30 Hrs: Descend via Nalichi waat – a thrilling experience – abt 4-5 rock patches

13:00 Hrs: Packed Lunch @ Water source point , Rest
17:00 Hrs: @ Belpada – Valivare village

Depart 2 Murbad by private jeeps

19:00 Hrs: @ Murbad
From there by bus or jeep 2 Kalyan

We will reach Kalyan 21:00 hrs (That’s Subjective)

This will be a tough 1 …
Max. 25 participants only

Few memories in form of snaps from our last year Adventure Nalichi wat – Descend

Chaitnya Jagtap : https://picasaweb.google.com/108977172875177523959/PachnaiNaliChiVaat
Madhukar Dhuri : https://picasaweb.google.com/dhuri.madhukar/NalichiVat2010#
Kautuk Bhanji : https://picasaweb.google.com/107473262696438152000/HarishChandragadNalichiVaatDescent14Nov2010?feat=email
Chetan Rane : https://picasaweb.google.com/107651393759348468883/HarishchandraGad

The Estimated cost for da Trek is about Rs.1000
tht includes transportation from Kasara to Kalyan , 3 meals & 3 refreshments

Deposit Rs. 500/- (Non-Refundable) advance on following A/c for Food & vehicle booking

.

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
Last date for registration: - Thursday3rd November 2011, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full
.
Things To Carry: -
.
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( a must)
Breakfast for Saturday (a must)
Bedding – sleeping mat/bag (a must)
Torch with extra cell ( a must)
Tiffin Box 2 carry packed Lunch on Sunday (a must)

Windcheater (Optional)
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
.
Also join us @
.
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 Trek to Malhargad, Jejuri & Purandar – Vajragad near Saswad, Pune on Sat-Sunday 22-23 October 2011
.
Hope to c u on trek :-)

Details r as follows

Brief Introduction about Malhargad / Jejuri / Purandar – Vajrgad :

Height: 3100 feet/ 2355 feet/ 4472 feet
Grade: Easy
Base Village:Sonori / Jejuri / Narayanpur
Location: Pune region

Malhargad : Malhargad is a hill fort situated around 30 km from Pune. Malhargad is also known as Sonori fort because of the village Sonori situated at its base. It was the last fort built by the Marathas, Sardar Paanse. Hence it is also known as Tarun Killa. Tarun in Marathi means young and Killa means fort. The fort is believed to be built to keep watch on ‘Dive’ ghat along the Pune-Saswad route. The fort was built during the period of 1757 to 1760.

Jejuri: Jejuri is one of the famous temples in Maharashtra. Popularly known as ‘ Khandobachi Jejuri ‘ – it is one of the major Gods in Maharashtra. The God of Jejuri – Mhalsakant or Malhari Martand – is popular amongst the Dhangars. As the temple is on the hill, one has to climb almost 200 steps. But the climbing is not so tough and the wonderful view of Jejuri town is marvelous.

PURANDAR: The fort, being quite a huge one was a good place for defense. It had the capacity to house many soldier-troops, foods grains and ammunition which proved sufficient for long durations during wartime. Nonetheless, the fort hosts strong fortified places from which a watchful eye can be kept over surrounding area. The history of the Purandar fort goes back to the 13th century. The Bahamani Sultans in the 14th century built here some walls and bastions. From 1484 AD, for about a hundred years, the fort remained in the hands of the Nizamshahi rulers. In 1596 AD, the fort was given as Jagir to Maloji Bhosale, grandfather of Shivaji. However, Shivaji had to struggle very hard to establish his control over the fort in 1646 AD. In 1665 AD, Purandar was besieged by the mighty Mughal forces under the command of Jai Singh and Dilir Khan. In the ensuing battle Murar Baji Prabhu, the gallant commander of the fort, was killed. Shivaji, under a treaty, had to surrender to the Mughals his 23 forts, including Purandar and Vajragarh. At the lower fort a statue of Murar Baji Prabhu has been installed in his memory. Purandar was recaptured by Shivaji in 1670 AD Later it became a favourite retreat of the Peshwas. Purandar was captured by the British in 1818 AD. During the Second World War, the British kept here the German war prisoners. Dr. H. Goetz, one of the German prisoners, thoroughly studied Purandar and wrote a monograph on it. Maharaj’s son, Sambhaji, was born on Vaishakh Shudhha 12, Shake’ 1579, ie., 16th May 1657, Thursday on this fort.

Plan:

Mumbai participant can reach Pune by 12525 – Indrayani Express — Timings are as follows
05:40 Hrs : CST
05:50 Hrs : Dadar
06:10 Hrs : Thane
06:35 Hrs : Kalyan
07:15 Hrs : Karjat
08: 50 Hrs : Shivaji Nagar

.
From here by Local transport to Swargate
For comfortable journey ppl can book a reserved tkt in Train
.
Option 2) Can catch Any MSRTC bus from Dadar around 05:00 hrs & reach @ Swargate Depo
.
Note: Pune participant can directly meet us @ 09:30 Hrs @ Swargate Bus Depo
.
Meeting point at Swargate Bus Depo, Pune @ 09:30 hrs sharp on Saturday 22nd October 2011
.
Saturday 22 October 2011
.
09:30 Hrs: Departure from Swargate by ST
11:00 Hrs: @ Saswad
11:45 Hrs: @ Sonori by hired Tumtum
11:45 Hrs: Trek Starts
12:30 Hrs: Atop
.
Rest, Lunch, EXploration 1.5 hrs maximum
.
14:00 Hrs: Descend
14:45 Hrs: @ Sonori
15:30 Hrs: @ Saswad by hired Tumtum
16:30 Hrs: @ Jejuri by ST / Tumtum
.
Visit Jejuri Temple, gad, Kade-Pathar till sunset
.
Dinner & stay @ Jejuri

Sunday 23 October 2011

06:30 Hrs: Leave Jejuri
07:30 Hrs: @ Saswad by ST / Tumtum
08:00 Hrs: @ Purander base by hired Tumtum
.
Breakfast & Tea time
.
08:30 Hrs: Ascend
10:00 Hrs: Atop
.
EXploration of Purandar & Vajragad for 3 hrs maximum
.
13:00 Hrs: Descend
14:00 Hrs: @ Base
.
Lunch Time
.
15:00 Hrs : Depart 2 Saswad
15:30 Hrs : @ Saswad by hired Tumtum
17:00 Hrs : @ Swargate by ST
.
Departure 2 Mumbai by Asiad bus / by CAB / by Train from Pune station

.
We will reach Mumbai by 22:00 Hrs on Sunday (Subjectively)
.
The Cost of the trek would be Rs. 650/- per head
The above cost includes

Travel from Swargate to Swargate by ST bus / Tumtum
2 Refreshments + T ( Saturday evening & Sunday Morning)
1 Dinner (Saturday) + 1 Lunch (Sunday) (Veg only )

Maximum 20 seats

.

Deposit Rs. 350/- (Non-Refundable) advance on following A/c for Food & vehicle booking

.

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
Last date for registration: – Thursday 20th October 2011, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full
.
Things To Carry: -
.
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( a must)
Lunch for Saturday (a must)
Bedding – sleeping mat/bag (a must)
Torch with extra cell ( 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
.
Also join us @
.
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 Trek to Kavnai & Tringalwadi near Igatpuri on Sunday 16 October 2011 …

Hope to c u on trek :-)

Details r as follows
Brief Introduction about Kavnai / Tringalwadi Fort:

Height: 2500 feet/3238 feet
Grade: Easy
Fort Range: Igatpuri (Western Range)
Location: Igatpuri-Nasik

Kavnai: The main entrance door of the fort still stood in good condition. Entering the main door we can see cave of the right side. We can see small pond 2wards southern side of fort. There are many dilapidated structures of mansion by the side of this pond. A bastion at western end of the fort. A cistern is located near bastion.

Tringalvadi: Tringalwadi has a beautiful fort, the trek to this fort is through lush green grass and a dam. The exact period of construction of this fort is not known, however, one can roughly estimate the fort to be in existence since 10th century. Also no historical details are available to know the period during which it was under control of Marathas, however, during the year 1688; Mughals took control over the fort by perfidy.

Fascinating Spots :
As one approaches this fort through Tringalwadi village at the foothills of the fort, we come across ‘Pandav leni’ caves. These caves are divided into three major areas viz. an outer verandah, ‘Vihar’, the abbey and internal ‘Garbhagriha’.

Journey Details:

Catch the last local train For Kasara on Sunday (mid night) 16th October 2011 … Please do take return tickets

Timings are as follows:

CST : 00.15 Hrs
BYCULLA : 00.23 Hrs
DADAR : 00.33 Hrs
KURLA : 00.44 Hrs
GHATKOPAR : 00.50 Hrs
THANE : 01:10 Hrs
DOMBVIALI :01:32 Hrs
KALYAN : 01:40 Hrs
KASARA : 02:56 Hrs

Please reach atleast 10 min. before on the desired location so that you don’t miss the train.

We will meet at Kasara station.

03:30 Hrs: Move to Kavnai base village by private vehicle.
.
05:00 Hrs: @ Base
.
05:30 Hrs: Ascend
.
06:30 Hrs: Atop
.
Fort Exploration
.
09.00 Hrs: Descend
.
09:45 Hrs: Move to Tringalvadi Fort
.
Breakfast on the way
.
11:30 Hrs: Base village of Tringalvadi
.
12:00 Hrs: Trek Starts
.
13:30 Hrs: Atop
.
Lunch, Rest & Explore
.
15:00 Hrs: Descend
.
16:00 Hrs: @Base
.
18:30 Hrs: At Kasara

.
We will be in Mumbai around at 21:30 Hrs (thats – subjective)
.

The Estimated expenditure for Trek is about Rs. 400 / – per head

This includes Traveling by Private jeeps from Kasara to Kasara, Morning & Evening Refreshments

Things To Carry: -

LUNCH for da day (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

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagdish Patil : 09869369836
.
Also join us @
.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_181834891865933&ap=1

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

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 day trek to Avachitgad near Roha on coming Sunday 9 October 2011 …

Hope to c u on trek :-)

Details r as follows

Brief Introduction about Avchitgad: –

Height: 300 metre
Grade: Easy …
Time: ~ Maximum 1.5 hrs from Medha, Base Village
Location: Roha, Raigad District

The city of Roha is situated on the banks of Kundalika River. Avchitgad is situated in the mountain ranges around Roha. Nicely tucked away from the main Shayadri range this is a rather unexplored fort (as per trekkeres are concerned). This region is beautiful, and the fort was one of the rich forts of Maharashtra. Dense woods along the mountain have made it bit difficult to ascend to the top.

Fascinating Spot: –

The main entrance to the fort is still in good condition. The bastion on the way from Medhe is in much better state. It was used for keeping a watch on the surrounding region. As we proceed further from the main entrance, we come across the remnants of old constructions on a neighboring hillock.
There is a beautiful dodecahedron (16 sided) shaped lake on the top. Near to it is a statue of Lord Khandoba. The fort is not much wide, but stretches long enough. It takes about two hours to see the fort. The forest around the fort is dense and the fauna comprises wild hogs, leopards, foxes, monkeys, etc.

From the top of Avchitgad we can have a glimpse of Telbaila, Sudhagad, Sarasgad, Korigad to the Noth-East & Dhangad, Raigad and Savashna Ghat on the South – East side. All these forts lie within a 25 km radius of this fort.

This is a best monsoon trek.

Journey Details: –

Sunday 9 October 2011

The train scheduled @ 06:20 hrs from Diva that will drop us at Nidi around 08:42 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 …

06:20 : – Diva (Central Line)
07:05 : – Panvel (Harbour Line)
08:42 : – Nidi — ( After Nagothane station)

Just Check that if u miss the train … u miss the trek with us …
Pls don’t take return ticket …

6:20 am: Start from Diva
7:05 am: Panvel
8:45 am: Nidi
.
Please do have ur Breakfast in train itself … u won’t get such variety nywhere ;)
.
9:00 am: @ Medha
9:15 am: Ascend
11:15 am: Atop
.
11:15-13:15 pm Explore fort, Lunch, Rest and enjoy the view of the surrounding region
.
13:15 pm: Descend
15:15 pm: Reach base village
Evening refreshments

16:00 pm Catch Roha -Diva Passenjar
17:45 pm @ Panvel with lovely memories and new friends …
.
In case, we are unable to catch Roha-Diva Passenjar, we will opt for ST bus to Mumbai instead of waiting @ Roha for Sawantwadi-Diva Passenjar that is scheduled @ 18:10 pm …

We will be in mumbai around 20:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)

The Estimated expenditure for Trek is about Rs. 170 / – per head

This includes Evening Snacks/Tea & Guide Contri & Travel to Panvel – Diva by Passenjar …

Note: In case, we travel return journey by ST bus, the cost would be Rs 250/- per head

Have a look of our previous trail 2 Avchitgad

http://picasaweb.google.com/jagdishlove/Avchitgad#

Things To Carry: –

Breakfast & LUNCH for da day (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

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagdish Patil (O): 09869369836
.
Also join us @
.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_181834891865933&ap=1

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

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