Dear all,

शिखर वेध, is glad to invite you for Mahabaleshwar Tour on 12th and 13th May 2012
Hope 2 catch u wid us J

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Fascinating Spots that we will be visiting are:-

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Mahabaleshwar:

It is a hill station situated in the Sayhadri range of Maharashtra state. It is situated at a distance of 285 kms from Mumbai. It is situated in Satara district at an altitude of 1372 m above sea level. Here we can see and enjoy cool mountain air, lush greenery, breathtaking valleys and Soaring Mountain peaks.

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Tapola (Mini Kashmir):

Also known as the Mini Kashmir of the west is a 25 km drive away from Mahabaleshwar. The drive is magnificent, with two rivers flowing around the high hills Koyna on one side and Solshi on the other. Both these rivers meet at Tapola. The dam is the biggest in Maharashtra – Known as ‘Shivsagar’.The famous boat Club in Shivsagar is very popular for motor boats. One can enjoy boating here at nominal charges.

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Points to visit at Mahabaleshwar :-

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Panchganga Mandir :

This place has it in the hindu mythology that the five rivers Krishna, Venna, Gayatri, Savitri and Koyna show their appearance in the form of five close springs and make their presence here.

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Various Points:
The Elphinston point gives a spectacular view of the Koyna and Sahyadri valleys. Down south to this point is the Hunter’s point which gives a splendid view of the Koyna Valley.
Move down a bit more and you come across something called the Arthur’s seat. This is the place that clearly demarcates the Konkan and Deccan territories in Mahabaleshwar by the barren deep Savitri valley to the left and a shallow valley to the right.
To the left on Arthur’s seat you have a series of steps that lead you to Tiger springs. This is where the River Savitri is supposed to emerge.
Monkey point and Savitri point:
Savitri point is one beautiful place to be. In fact I found this to be quite appealing – very little open space, not much crowd and then the Deep valleys were just inches from where we stood. It is actually a wonderful echo point. You get a resound of your voice after about 5 seconds!

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The itinerary for the event will be as Follows:

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Meeting point:

22:00 Hrs: Dadar TT, Dadar (east) on Friday 11 May 2012
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Day 1, 12th May 2012:

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07:00 Hrs:  @ Tapola

Freshen up @ our site

09:00 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea

Post b/f – Horse Ride, Bullock card rides, some indoor games, rest time

13:00 Hrs: Lunch (veg / non-veg)

Post Lunch – Aqua-sport activities (3 as mentioned)

Swimming

Evening Tea

Local site-seeing

Dinner (veg / non-veg)

Tented accommodation @ river side

Camp – fire

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Day 2, 13th May 2012

06:00 Hrs: Wake up early morning

07:00 Hrs: B/f-tea time
08:00 Hrs: Move 2 Mahabaleshwar Darshan

Mahabaleshwar site-seeing (mentioned point as above)

11:30 Hrs: Move 2 Pratapgad fort

12:45 Hrs: @ Pratapgad
13:00 Hrs: Lunch (Veg Only)

Post-Lunch – Pratapgad exploration

16:00 Hrs: Departure 2 mumbai
Evening Tea on da way
21:00 Hrs: @ Dadar subjectively

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The Cost for the Trip will be Rs 2800/- per person

That includes

> Transportation from Dadar to Dadar

> Lunch, Dinner; Breakfast; Evening Tea;

> 3- Boating Activities – Aqua-skipper, Kayaking, Caddle-Paddle;

> Living Accommodation in Tents – Riverside camping;

> Horse-Ride; Bullock Cart Ride & indoor games

> Camp-Fire lakeside;

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Note: Children between age group of 5-10 will be charged @ Rs 1800/- per head

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Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 1500/- per head (Non-refundable) to book tickets … 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 …
Note: The tour commence wid minimum 6 ppl …

The last date to register yourself is Tuesday 3 May 2012 till 5 pm

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Things To Be carried:

A bottle of water (At least 2 Ltrs),
TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory)
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes ( a must)

Camera(Optional),
Cap, Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks etc.
Personal basic medical kit
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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Shikhar Vedh – Monsoon Schedule 2012

Date Name of the Event Grade Cost Inclusions Meeting Point
2nd Jun Shivteerth Raigad Easy Rs 800

(1 day)

Rs 1600 (2day)

Transport by private vehicle, B/F, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner, Accommodation Borivali National Park @ 22:45 Hrs on Friday 1 June 2012
3rd Jun Raigad Pradakshina Easy
9th Jun Tikona fort &

Bedse caves

Easy Rs 350 Transport by Jeep, B/F, Lunch Kamshet Railway station @ 08:30 Hrs
10th Jun Mahuli Medium Rs 200 Transport by Ricks, B/F -T & Evening Tea Asangaon Railway station @ 06:45 Hrs
16th Jun LohgadBhaje caves Easy Rs 250 B/F – T, Lunch & Evening T, Entry Fee Malavali Railway station @ 08:25 Hrs
17th Jun Avalas / Palasdari fort Easy Rs 150 2 Refreshments & Guide contri Karjat railway station@ 08:00 Hrs
23rd Jun White Water Rafting @ Kundalika Thrilling

Rs 1800

Transport by private vehicle, Rafting Charges & Lunch Dadar TT @ 05:15 Hrs
24th Jun Kohoj fort Medium Rs 400 Transport by ST bus, B/F- T & Evening Tea Kalyan bus depo @ 06:45 hrs
30th Jun Karnala fort Easy

Rs 200

Transport by ST bus, B/F- T & Evening Tea, Entry fees Panvel bus depo @ 07:00 hrs
1st July Kalsubai Medium

Rs 600

Transport by private vehicle, B/f, Lunch & Evening T Dadar TT @ 22:45 Hrs on Saturday 30 June 2012
7th July Peb Fort Easy Rs 200 Transport by Ricks, B/F -T & Evening Tea Neral Railway station @ 07:45 Hrs
8th July Sagargad Medium Rs 350 Transport by ST bus, B/F- T & Evening Tea Panvel Bus Depo @ 06:45 Hrs
13th-15th July Panhala-Pavankhind-Vishalgad Mohim Easy but endurance      level high

Rs 1600

Transport by Indian railway, All meals & refreshments CST @ 20:00 Hrs on 12thJuly 2012
21st July Korigad Easy Rs 250 Transport by ST bus, B/F- T & Evening Tea Lonavala Bus Depo @ 08:30 Hrs
22nd July Ghera-Surgad Medium

Rs 350

Transport by Indian railway,  Ricks, 2 refreshments Panvel Railway station @ 06:50 Hrs
28th July White Water Rafting @ Kundalika Thrilling

Rs 1800

Transport by private vehicle, Rafting Charges & Lunch Dadar TT @ 05:15 Hrs
29th July BhimashankarLadder route Thrilling

Rs 650

Transport by private vehicle, B/f, Lunch & Evening T Borivali National Park @ 23:15 Hrs on 28th July 2012
4th Aug Visapur Easy Rs 150 B/F – T & Evening T, Entry Fee Malavali Railway station @ 08:25 Hrs
5th Aug Harihar fort Thrilling Rs. 600

Transport by private vehicle, B/f, Evening T Dadar TT @ 05:45 Hrs
11-12th August Pratapgad Bhimachi Kathi Trek Medium To be declared later
15th Aug Waterfall Rappelling @ Vihi Thrilling

Rs 450

Transport by jeep, B/f & T & Rappelling Charges Kasara railway station – timings batch wise
18-20 th August Monsoon Tour / Trip: Amboli, Nesari, Chandgad, Gargoti region Forts – Trip Easy

Rs 3250

Transport by Indian railway, private jeeps, meals & refreshments, Accommodation CST @ 20:00 Hrs on 17th August 2012
25th Aug White Water Rafting @ Kundalika Thrilling

Rs 1800

Transport by private vehicle, Rafting Charges & Lunch Dadar TT @ 05:15 Hrs
26 Aug Siddhagad Medium

Rs 550

Transport by Private vehicle, B/F- T & Evening Tea Dadar TT @ 22:30 Hrs on  25th August 2012
1st-2nd Sept Tour to Kaas, Kalyangad, Sajjangad, Thosegar Easy

Rs 1650

Transport by private vehicle, meals & refreshments Dadar TT @ 22:00 Hrs on 31st August 2012
8th Sept Ganpati Gadad Easy Rs 600 Transport by private vehicle, 2 refreshments Dadar TT @ 05:45 Hrs
9th Sept Shivtharghal Trip Easy

Rs 800

Transport by private vehicle, meals & refreshments Dadar @ 22:00 Hrs on 8 th September 2012
15th Sept Peth (Kothaligad) Easy Rs 300 Transport by Ricks, B/f-T & Lunch Karjat railway station @ 08:00 Hrs
16th Sept Torna Medium

Rs 800

Transport by private vehicle, B/f-Tea & Evening refreshments Dadar TT @ 22:00 Hrs on 15 th September 2012
22nd-23rd Sept Ratangad - Harishchandragad Easy

Rs 1500

Transport by private vehicle, Ferry charges, B/f, Lunch, Evening T & Dinner Borivali National Park@ 23:15 Hrs on 23th September 2012
30th Sept Ahupe Ghat Medium

Rs 450

Transport by ST, Jeep & 2 refreshments Kalyan bus depo @ 22:00 Hrs on 29th Sept  2012

2 Oct

Tour 2 Kaas Platue

Easy

Rs 1250

Transport by private vehicle, meals & refreshments Dadar @ 22:00 Hrs on 1st October 2012
6 Oct Ankai-Tankai Easy Rs 500 Transport by Jeep, ST bus, B/f-T & Lunch Manmad station @ 05:00 Hrs
7 Oct Kalu Waterfall Easy Rs 700 Transport by private vehicle, 2 refreshments Dadar TT @ 05:45 Hrs
13–14 Oct Rohida-Raireshwar-Kenjalgad Easy Rs 1600 Transport by private vehicle, B/f, Lunch, Evening T & Dinner Borivali National Park@ 23:15 Hrs on 12th Oct 2012
20-21 Oct Malhargad-Jejuri-Purandar-Vajrgad Easy Rs 650 Transport by ST, Tumtum, 2 meals  & 2 refreshments Swargate depo @ 09:30 Hrs on 20 Oct  2012

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 our face book group & website.

The link is as below:

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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

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Contact: Jagadish Patil: 09869369836

Dear All,
शिखर वेध has planned a weekend trip to Sagareshwar & Dajipur WLS from 4th May 2012 – 9pm onwards and back in Mumbai on 7th May 2012 till 6 am.
Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary Safari
The jungle of Dajipur is situated on the border of Kolhapur and Sindhudurg districts about 500 km away from Mumbai. Surrounded by rugged mountains and dense forests, this secluded little place is completely cut-off from human habitat. Home to bison, wild deer, chital, gawa and many more spectacular wild animals and birds. Dajipur is an exciting and beautiful holiday getaway, situated 1200 metres above sea level. An excursion in the vicinity to the Gagangiri Maharaj’s Math makes for a pleasant outing. This scenic resort near the backwaters of the Radhanagari Dam is highly recommended for wildlife lovers and nature enthusiasts.
SAGARESHWAR WLS:
This sanctuary is unique as a very rare experiments and a significant endeavor in conservation in the sense that it is almost entirely a man made sanctuary, created through a planned afforestation programme, with an unreserved co-operation of the local population.
The route for the travel will be
Mumbai- Islampur – Sagareshwar – Kolhapur – Radhanagri -Dajipur-Kolhapur – Mumbai
A Itinerary for our jungle trek .. as follow

Rendezvous: on Telecon

Departure from Mumbai on Friday 4th May  2012 night @ 21:00 Hrs

Saturday 5th May  2012
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05:00 Hrs: @ Islampur
Refresh – Breakfast / T
06:00 Hrs: Move 2 Sagreshwar
07:00 Hrs: @ Sagreshwar Forest
Jungle Safari
11:00 Hrs: Move 2 Dajipur
12:30 Hrs: @ Kolhapur
LUNCH
15:00 Hrs: @ Dajipur
Jungle Safari

19:00 Hrs: @ Back 2 Village
Dinner
Campfire

Stay : Tented accommodation – Moonlight camping @ Radhanagri Lake side
Sunday 6th May 2012
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Breakfast & Tea
07:30 Hrs: Early morning Jungle Trail
11:00 Hrs: Dip in Radhanagri lake
Lunch
13:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Kolhapur
visit Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Museum & Mahalakshmi Temple
21:30 Hrs: Departure for Mumbai

Monday 7th May 2012
We will be in Mumbai around 05:30 Hrs (that’s – subjective)

The Estimated expenditure for the trip is abt Rs. 2900 /- per head
This includes Mumbai to Mumbai transportation by Asiad or Private buses, Jungle safaris , Forest Sanctuary entry fee, Guide Fee, Entry Fees @ Museums, refreshments & meals for 2 days and accommodation charges

Interested Nasik, Pune people can also join @ Islampur bus Depo @ 05:00 Hrs by taking MSRTC buses from Swargate … Trek contri for them would be Rs. 2100/- per head from Islampur Onwards till Kolhapur drop
Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 1000/- (Non-refundable) to book tickets … 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 …
Note: The tour commence wid minimum 6 ppl …

The last date to register yourself is Monday 26 April 2012 till 5 pm

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Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
Sleeping Mat – Bags (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, 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 (O)
: 09869369836

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Dear All

We @ शिखर वेध, is glad to invite you for 3rd Bike trip of the season to Korlai, Phansad, Murud Janjira, Padmadurg and the surrounding region on 21st and 22nd April 2012
Some information about the area:
The places that will be visiting are:

1. Korlai Fort

2. Janjira Fort
3. Phasad wild life Sanctuary

4. Padmadurg / Kasa fort

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Korlai Fort:
Korlai fort can be seen from the bridge at Salav, located at three Kms. from Revdanda, on the Revdanda – Kashid road. The fort is an Old Portuguese outpost guarding the entrance to the river. A small road leads up to the top of the fort. There is a Lighthouse on the fort and a small climb from behind the lighthouse will take you to the fort. The fort is in ruins, but the view from the lighthouse is beautiful and the rocky beach at Korlai is also good.
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The Janjira Fort:
Janjira is Marathi corruption of the Arabic word Jazirah, which means an island. The Janjira Fort was built by the rulers of the Ahmed Nagar under the patronage of emperor Malik Amber in the 15th century AD. The fort is build in the sea 2 km inside of Murud. This is one of the vital sea-forts in Maharashtra. It has strong walls 40 ft high and standing intact even after being battered by the sea waves from all four sides. the fort was never conquered by any enemy for over 350 years. Shivaji, Sambhaji and the Peshwas tried to take over the fort. But the Marathas, British or Portuguese could never capture Janjira.
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Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary:
The Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary is an amazing revelation. Primarily a bird sanctuary, Phansad is also home to a whole array of insects, amphibians and mammals. Spread across 52.71 sq. km., Phansad is located in the Murud and Roha talukas of Raigad District in Maharashtra.
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Padmadurg / Kasa fort:
Spread over a vast area of about 9 acres, Padmadurg Fort is regarded as one among the major sea forts in India. A monument of great historical importance, it is situated in Raigad District of Maharashtra. This famous fort is constructed by the great Marathas in order to conquer the Janjira Fort which lies near by.
Padmadurg Fort commemorates the repeated failure attempts of the mighty Marathas reigme against the tiny Siddis. Padmadurg fort which is now called as Kasa fort, spilt in to three by the ravage of time and now it is not easily accessible to the public. Ruins of this great fort can be seen from the seashore.
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The itinerary for the event will be as Follows:

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Day 1, 21st April 2012:

Meeting point:

06:30 Hrs: McD at kalamboli (the one situated just before the start of the expressway)
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06:45 Hrs:  Start ride

08:30 Hrs:  Breakfast @ Alibaug

10:00 Hrs: @ Korlai Fort

Fort Exploration

12:00 Hrs: Siddhivinayak Temple @ Nandgaon

13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Patil’s, Murud (To be borne by the participant as per veg/non-veg)

14:30 Hrs: Janjira fort @ Murud

Fort Exploration

16:30 Hrs: Murud beach till sunset
19:30 Hrs: @ Phansad

Dinner ( veg only)

Accommodation in Phansad

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Day 2, 22nd April 2012:
> Morning trail in the Jungle till 09:00 Hrs

09:00 Hrs: B/f-tea time
10:30 Hrs: Padmadurg fort,

Fort Exploration
13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Patil’s, Murud (To be borne by the participant as per veg/non-veg)

14:30 Hrs: Departure 2 mumbai
Visit Revdanda / Alibaug fort-beach for interested members on the way
20:00 Hrs: Reach Panvel approx.
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The Cost for the Trip will be Rs 600/- per person

That includes Food (1 Dinner, 2 mornings b/f – tea) ; Accommodation charges @ Phansad; Entry fees for Phansad, Boating charges for Padmadurg and Janjira visits and Administrative charges for Shikhar Vedh

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> Petrol and Maintenance cost should be settled by the bike owner and the person accompanying him.

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> In case, of a single rider, the petrol and maintenance charges has to be paid by him alone. (Shikhar Vedh will provide info about a willing participant who can accompany you, and share the expenses. this depends on availability of such willing participants.)
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Snap link for some of the places dat we r gonna visit:

https://picasaweb.google.com/106678309740053608924/Phansad_Kashid_Korali

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Things To Be carried:
Licence for the rider (Must),
Bike’s Legal Papers, Helmet (Must)

Sleeping Bag / Mat (Must)
A bottle of water (At least 2 Ltrs),
TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory)
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Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes,
Camera(Optional),
Cap, Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional),

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil : 09869369836

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