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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