Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a leisure trip to Crocodile Safari, Velneshwar, Hedavi, Guhagar beach, on  11 – 12 February 2012 (leaving 10th Night)

Brief Intro about tour:
Grade           : Easy

Destinations   : Velneshwar, Hedvi, Guhagar, Boat Ride – Crocodile Safari etc.

Date             : Friday 10th February 2012 (Night Departure) – Sunday 12th February 2012 (Return time around 22:30 Hrs)

Cost per Person: Rs 2800/- per head

Maximum 25 Participants

Details as below:
Velneswar:
Velneshwar has one of the most secluded and pristine beaches in the entire Konkan stretch and with popular destinations like Guhagar and Ganpatipule flanking it on either sides Velneshwar is soon going to capture the imagination of beach lovers in Maharashtra.
Velneshwar hasnt been been spoken about much apart from the Velneshwar Shiva Temple which is flocked by hundreds of devotees during the Maha –  Shivratri festival. Small shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Ganesha and Kala Bhairav are also present around the main sanctum in this Shiva temple

1 IMP thing :) :It is known that all Gokhale in the world originated from this place.
Hedvi :
Dashabhuja Ganesh Mandir, Hedvi
This ‘Laxmi – Ganesh Temple’ is not only ancient but also rare. Carved in white stone beleived to be from the Kashmir region the idol is 3 feet high with ten hands, hence the name ‘Dashabhuja Ganapati’. A grand ceremony along with a procession of in a chariot is held between Shukla Chaturthi to Shashthi in Magh every year to celebrate the birth of the elephant god.

Guhagar Beach:

Guhagar has a very beautiful beach! well known for its long white sandy and safe beach.

Crocodile Safari: –

Govalkot – Maldoli Backwater :- Famous for Crocodile Safari (one can see the rare salt water crocodile in a natural habitat). (IMP Note: Sighting of Crocodile in safari is not Guaranteed / Commitment … Its just a pure luck OR your fortune / fate ;) ) …  Last visit 2 months back we have 5 sightings of crocodiles … 1 was really big 1 about 10 ft :)

The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:

Friday , 10th February 2012, Night

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Meeting point: 22:15 Hrs at Swami Narayan Temple , Dadar (East).

22:30 Hrs: Departure

Day 1: Saturday, 11th February 2012

07:00 Hrs : @ Maldoli

Freshen up, Breakfast – Tea Time

09:00 Hrs:   Crocodile Safari (IMP Note: Sighting of Crocodile in safari is not Guaranteed / Commitment … Its just a pure luck OR your fortune / fate ;) ) … In our last visit 2 months back we have 5 sightings of crocodiles … 1 was really big 1 about 10 ft :)

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10:30 Hrs:  Crocodile Safari Ends

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Relax time

12:30 Hrs: Lunch (Veg Thali )

14:00 Hrs: Move 2 Guhagar

16:00 Hrs: @ Guhagar Beach (till sunset)

18:30 Hrs: Tea

20:00 Hrs: @ Velneshwar

21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg Thali)

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Stay at Velneshwar - in a Hotel - ( 5 ppl sharing )

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Day 2, Sunday, 12th February 2012

07:00 Hrs: Wake up call – Freshen up time

08:00 Hrs:  Break Fast – Tea

08:30 Hrs: Velneshwar – Shiva Temple visit & beach time,

11:30 Hrs: @ Ganesh Temple, Hedavi , Bamanghal visit

13:00 Hrs:  Lunch Time

14:00 Hrs:  Return Journey to Mumbai …

Evening Tea on da way

22: 00 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)

Few memories in form of snaps from previous trip:

https://picasaweb.google.com/102866317364340885886/Velneshwar_Guhagar_MaldholiAndGovalkat

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The cost for the whole tour will be  Rs 2800/- per head

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This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Boat Ride charges to Crocodile Safari, Boating charges, Permissions and entry fees, Guide Charges, Food ( Veg only as mentioned ), Accommodations in Hotel
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Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis …

One needs to deposit  Rs 1500/- (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: - Thursday 2nd February 2012, 5 pm

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Things To Carry:-

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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Cap, Good trekking shoes / Floaters, Extra 2 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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Dear All,

शिखर वेध have planned a one day Trek 2 Brahmagiri (Trimbakgad) & unexplored Bhandar-Durg near Nashik on Sunday i.e. on 5th February 2012

Hope 2 cu on trek with me ;-)
Details r as follows
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Brief Introduction about BRAHMAHIRI ( TRIMBAKGAD) & BHANDAR-DURG:
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Height: ~ 4248 feets
Grade: Easy / Medium
Time: ~ Maximum 2 hrs from Trimbak / Max. 1 hrs from Brahmagiri
Location: Trimbakeshwar

TRIMBAKGAD ( Brahmagiri) :

Trimbakeshwar Temple is perched on the picturesque lusting green Brahmagiri hills near Nasik in Maharashtra. River Godavari originates on this hill and flows though the Brahmagiri ranges.

Apart from religious significance, Trimbak fort played a part in the history. Ramchandra of Yadavas of Devgiri built it. In 1629, Mughal Emperor Shahjahan sent an army and after a long battles in the areas captured it in 1636. It remained with them till 1720 when it passed to Nijam who ruled it till 1752. The Marathas captured it then and Col. Mcdowell led the final attack against it in 1818 on 24th April. After a three hours firing the fort surrendered. The British conquered Trimbak and dismantled the fort.

The Multani family of Karachi rebuilt the steps and a Dharmashala, which are now in use.

DURGBHANDAR:- It will be an over exaggerated statement if we say Durg BHandar as a fort. It resembles to be a watchtower, might be to pass signals or for storage purpose (As the name suggests). But what makes us to take a note of this tower is its strategic importance. It is located near Basgad and Harihar which are the fort in Trimbak range.

Itinerary for the event : –
Rendezvous:
Dadar (E) Swaminarayan temple 22:30 Hrs on Saturday 4th February 2012
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23:15 Hrs: Departure from Dadar
05:00 Hrs: @ Trimbak
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05:30 Hrs: Trimbkeshwar Temple Darshan

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Breakfast & T time

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07:00 Hrs: Ascend
09:30 Hrs: ATop Brahmagiri

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09:30-10:30 pm Explore fort, enjoy the view of the surrounding

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10:30 Hrs: Move 2 BHandar-durg

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At one point after descending the steps, we have to Crawl through an underground opening of 1 x 2 feet

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11:45 Hrs: @ End point

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Explore BHandardurg
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12:30 Hrs: Descend

13:30 Hrs: Lunch time @ Brahmagiri Fort

16:00 Hrs: @ Trimbak

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16:30 Hrs: Departure for Mumbai

18:00 Hrs: Evening snacks on da way
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We will be in mumbai around 22:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)
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The Estimated initial expenditure is about Rs. 750/ -
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation fare for private vehicle & Morning – Evening refreshments

Seats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit Rs 500/- per head (Non-Refundable) advance amount for vehicle booking 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: – Tuesday 24th January 2012, 5 pm

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Few memories from last year event in form of snaps

Vishal BUdhavalekar :- https://picasaweb.google.com/104699421488274212758/TRIMBAKEHWARBRAHMAGIRIBHANDARDURG?feat=directlink

Anand K Singh :- https://plus.google.com/photos/104348697452775239056/albums/5571186510484230689?banner=pwa

Devendra Singh :- https://plus.google.com/photos/110670834755339956777/albums/5520488523277836097?banner=pwa

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Things To Carry:-
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Pls do carry Lunch 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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Also join us @
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Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध announce one day Trek 2 Pabargad near Bhandardara – a less trodden path on Sunday 15 Jan 2012

Hope 2 c u 2 NJoy with us

Brief Introduction abt Paabargad:

Height: ~ 4200 feet

Grade:Medium

Time: ~ 2.5 hrs from Guhire
Location: Bhandardara region
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Journey Details:
Rendezvous:
Sunday 15 Jan 2012 @ 03:15 Hrs Sharp @ Igatpuri railway station

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Note: The train that we will take is 11093-Mahanagari Express halting at Dadar, Thane, & Kalyan. Please keep in mind that missing this train would mean missing out on the trek
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There are still 45 seats vacant for sleeper class … For comfortable journey please book yourself in advance

Sunday 15th January 2012

00:10 hrs: Departure from Mumbai by Mahanagari Express
03:10 hrs: @ Igatpuri

04:45 hrs: Catch bus 2 Shendi

06:20 hrs: @ Shendi

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Breakfast Time

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07:30 hrs: 2 Guhire village by Jeep

07:30 hrs: Trek to Paabargad

11:00 hrs: Atop
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Exloration, Lunch, and rest for 2 hrs

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13:00 hrs: Descend
15:00 hrs: @ Guhire

16:00 hrs: @ Shendi

Evening refreshments

19:00 hrs: @ Kasara railway station by jeep / bus

From there by local train 2 mumbai

We will be in Mumbai 22:30 hrs (That’s Subjective)

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Max 20 participants

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The estimated expenditure is about Rs. 400/- only
Includes Transportation charges from Igatpuri to Kasara, Morning and Evening Refreshments, Guide Contri
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Things To Carry

Lunch For Sunday (Must)

Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (Must)

Torch with spare batteries (must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars

Some ready 2 eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuit

Extra Pair of clothes

Good trekking shoes

Personal basic medical kit

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A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.

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/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

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