Dear All
We @ शिखर वेध , have decided to UP the adrenaline dosage by organizing a Trek to Karnala Fort on Saturday 30 June 2012

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 30th June 2012.

Please ensure punctuality.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday –  30 June 2012

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. 200/- per head 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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Dear all,   We @ शिखर वेध are glad to announce its Monsoon Trip cum exploration Trek event on 18-20 August 2012
Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy
Brief Intro about tour:
Grade           : Easy

Destination   : Vallabhgad, Samangad, Nesari-Kandewadi, Gandharvgad, Kalanidhigad, Pargad, Tillari, Amboli, Ramtirth, Bhudargad

Date             : Friday 17th August 2012 (Night Departure) – Tuesday 21st August 2012 (Morning)

Cost per Person: 3300/- per head

Maximum 25 Participants

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Brief Introduction about Vallabhgad / Samangad / Gandharvgad  / Kalanidhigad / Pargad / Tillari / Amboli / Ramtirth / Bhudargad :
Grade: Easy & Exciting
Time: ~ Most places vehicle reaches atop … OR some are abt 15 mins frm base
Location: Gadhinglaj-Chandgad Amboli region

Vallabhgad: Vallabhgad Fort is a fort in the Belgaum district of Karnataka state, India. It dates back to 1674, and is said to have been built by the Maratha ruler Shivaji.
SAAMANGAD: This fort has inspiring fables woven around it. Situated in the Gadhinglaj taluka the fort has secret passages and strong bastions. PAARGAD: Surrounded by lush greenery and a picturesque forest, the fort has exquisite bronze statues of Shivaji and a temple of Bhagawati Bhawani. KALANIDHIGAD: Is said to have been built by the Maratha ruler Shivaji.
BHUDARGAD: This fort is situated on a huge vertical rock amidst mountain ranges. It is said to resemble from a distance, the crescent moon in the matted hair of the god Shiva.. RAMTEERTH: A scenic picnic spot in Ajra taluka, with ancient temples, a river, an old coffee plantation and an orchard, lend a quaint charm to this place. According to legend, the place is so named because Rama stayed here during his vanvaas or exile in the forest. It is well known for its breathtaking natural beauty AMBOLI: Snuggling coyly, in the southern ranges of the Sahyadri hills, Amboli at an altitude of 690 m is the last mountain resort before the coastal highlands settle, with a sigh, to form flat beaches. Visit numerous view points for a pleasant view of the lush hills and fertile plain. Seaview Point offers a rare view of the land all the way to the golden Konkan coast. You can spend hours angling for a fish at Hiranya Keshi or picnic at Nagartas Falls, Mahadev Gad and Narayan Gad point
Other details On Spot
The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Rendezvous:

CST,Mumbai, @ 20:00 Hrs on Friday 17th August 2012

Friday 17th August 2012

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20:20 Hrs: Departure from CST, Mumbai by Mahalaxmi Express

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Day 1:Saturday, 18 August 2012

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07:20 Hrs: @ Kolhapur

Breakfast – T

08:15 Hrs: Depart by Private Jeeps


09:30 Hrs: Vallabhgad – Exploration
11:00 Hrs: Move 2 Samangad
12:00 Hrs: Samangad – Exploration
14:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Nesari (Veg only)
15:30 Hrs: Nesari-Kandewadi – A tribute visit to ‘ वेडात मराठे वीर दौडले सात !!!’
17:00 Hrs: Move 2 Gandharvgad

17:00 Hrs: Gandharvgad Exploration
18:00 Hrs: Snacks – Tea Break
18:30 Hrs: Move 2 Ajara
20:00 Hrs: @ Ajara
Dinner (Veg / Non Veg )
Stay at Hotel Morning Star, Ajara / Equivalent
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Day 2: Sunday, 19th August 2012

06:45 Hrs: Breakfast
07:30 Hrs: Move from Ajara
08:45 Hrs: @ Kalanidhigad base (easy trek)
10:00 Hrs: Atop Kalanidhigad – Exploration
12:30 Hrs: Move 2 Pargad
13:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Pargad (Veg only)
14:00 Hrs: Pargad Exploration

15:30 Hrs: Move 2 Tilari
16:30 Hrs: Tilari Exploration- Swapnvel point – waterfall
18:00 Hrs: Snacks & Tea @ Chandgad
19:00 Hrs: Move Back to Hotel
20:30 Hrs: Dinner (Veg & Non-Veg)
Stay at Hotel Morning Star, Ajara .
Day 3, Monday, 20th August 2012

(Unbeatable Amboli Exploration )


06:00 Hrs: Move from Ajara

07:00 Hrs: @ Nangartas Waterfall Point

08:00 Hrs: @ Kaavale saad Point

09:00 Hrs: Breakfast – T

10:00 Hrs: @ Hiranyakeshi River – Lord shiva Temple

11:30 Hrs: @ Mahadevgad point

12:00 Hrs: @ Waterfall

13:30 Hrs: Lunch enroute (Veg / Non Veg. )

15:00 Hrs: Ramtirth waterfall

16:00 Hrs: @ Bhudargad -Exploration

17:30 Hrs: Move from Bhudargad

20:00 Hrs: Dinner @ Kolhapur (To be borne by Participant as per veg / non veg choice)

Day 4: Tuesday, 22nd August 2012

07:20 Hrs: @ CST
The cost for the whole tour will be  3300/- per head for Non-veg And 3000/- per head for Veg This includes CST to & fro Sleepar class Train tkts till Kolhapur by Mahalaxmi Express; Private vehicle (Non-A/c) sumo/jeep charges for 3 days outing, Permissions and entry fees if necessary, Food ( Veg & Non Veg Thali as mentioned), Accommodations in Hotel as mentioned ( Rooms with 4 ppl sharing basis) Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis …

One needs to deposit  2000/- (Non-refundable) advance 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 10th July 2012, 5 pm OR Till Railway Tkts available

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Notes:

1) Tkts available while going – 90 Seats

Return Journey Tkts available – 30 seats only —

So please Book in advance fast …

2) If railway tkts r on waiting, then Asiad Bus could be another option … Bt in such case, Rs 400/- per head would be an added cost for Transportation.

So Please do hurry :)

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Check out our last year’s pics in December of SHikharayan 2009:

https://picasaweb.google.com/JagadishPatil78/Shikharayan2009#

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Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Cap, Good trekking shoes, Extra pair of Clothes, a Towel etc.(a must)

Rain-cheater (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls possibly 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)

A haversack to put all these things

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Smoking and drinking alcohol 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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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध have planned a one day trek to Kohoj Fort near palghar on Saturday 23th June 2012

Hope 2 cu on trek with us ;-)

Details r as follows

Brief Introduction about Kohoj Fort: –

Height: ~ 3200 feet
Grade:  Medium
Time: ~ Maximum 2.5 hrs from Waghote, Base Village
Location: Palghar region

History:-

Very few of the historical evidences are coherent to this fort. Looking at its well-dug cisterns, the fort can be said to be belonging to Bhoj-period. But no such evidences are available. In 16th century, Portuguese captured this fort from the King of Gujarat. They constructed fortifications and bastions on this fort. Later, in 18th century, Peshwe conquered this fort in their campaign of 1737. Afterwards the fort remained under the British rule.

Sightseeing: –

Heart-Shaped Lake, Bastions, Cisterns, Temples and above all Man-Shaped Pinnacle

Journey Details: –

1) Meeting point (Westren Line):  Virar bus depo (West side) @ 06:45 hrs on Saturday 23 June 2012

U Can take below Virar local to reach Virar.. Time table is as follows..

Churchgate          05:15 Hrs
Mumbai Central   05:25 Hrs
Dadar                  05:32 Hrs
Bandra                05:38 Hrs

Andheri               05:46 Hrs

Borivali               06:00 Hrs

Virar                   06:38 Hrs

06:50 Hrs: Catch da bus
09:00 Hrs: @ Waghote base village
Breakfast Time
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2) Meeting point (Central Line):  Kalyan bus depo 06:45 hrs on Saturday 23 June 2012

U Can take below Asangaon local to reach Kalyan.. Time table is as follows..

CST      05:13 Hrs

Byculla 05:21 Hrs
Dadar   05:31 Hrs
Kurla    05:42 Hrs
Thane   06:08 Hrs
Kalyan 06:39 Hrs

06:50 Hrs: Catch da bus
09:00 Hrs: Wada
Breakfast Time
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10:00 Hrs: Waghote- Ascend
12:30 Hrs: Top

12.30-14:30 pm Explore fort, Lunch, Rest and enjoy the view of the surrounding region

I guess 2 hrs for Fort Exploration, Lunch etc. is enough.

14.30 Hrs Descend
17:00 Hrs @ Base Waghote
18.00 Hrs @ Wada

From there to Virar / Kalyan by Bus
We will be in mumbai around 21:30 hrs (that’s – subjective)

The Estimated initial expenditure is about Rs. 350 / – per head

This includes Transportation ( Virar 2 Virar and Kalyan 2 Kalyan) …  Morning & Evening — Snacks/Tea – Refreshments & Guide contri
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Memories in form of snaps from our last trail

1) https://plus.google.com/photos/114337000529009453246/albums/5353221579398366385?banner=pwa

2) https://picasaweb.google.com/111824097481318544223/KohojFort?authkey=Gv1sRgCJLEkOKlk8bbbg


Things To Carry: –

Lunch for da day ( a must)

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) (a must)

Raincheater (Optional)
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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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/

Dear All,

Last Year we have highest no. of ppl abt 146 scaled the Maharshtra’s  Highest Peak KalsubaiThats Shikhar Vedh’s Record for any single event till yet … So, We@ शिखर वेध have planned yet again this year one day trek to Kalsubai near Igatpuri highest point in Maharashtra (Walk in Clouds) on Sunday i.e. on 1st July 2012

Monsoon will be in full force in July …
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Hope 2 cu on trek with us ;-)
Details r as follows
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Brief Introduction about Kalsubai : -
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Height: ~ 5400 feet
Grade:  Medium
Time: ~ Maximum 3 hrs from Bari
Location: Igatpuri

Kalsubai is the highest peak of the Sahyadris, the Everest of Maharashtra. At the summit is a small temple of Kalsubai. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view.The vastly spread out backwaters of Bhandardara attracts ones attention from the top. To the north of the mountain range forts such as Ramsej, Harihargad, Brahmagiri, Anjaneri, Ghargad, Bahula, Tringalwadi, Kavnai can be seen. To the east one can spot Aundha, Vishramgad, Bitangad, to the west Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south west) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar, Harishchandragad can be seen.
Since Kalsubai is extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railings, chains and ladders at places where it is difficult to climb. There is a symbolic temple at the top.

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Itinerary for the event : -
Rendezvous: Dadar TT Bridge which ends @ Matunga side, Dadar (E) 23:00 Hrs on Saturday 30th June 2012
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23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar

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Sunday 1st July 2012

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05:30 Hrs: Bari Base

Breakfast – tea
06:30 Hrs: Ascend
10:00 Hrs: ATop

10:00-11:30 pm Explore, Rest and enjoy the view of the surrounding

11:30 Hrs: Descend

14:30 Hrs:  Base
Lunch Time
17:00 Hrs:
Departure for Mumbai

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We will be in mumbai around 21:30 hrs ( thats – subjective)
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The Estimated expenditure is about Rs. 600 / -
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai fare for private vehicle …  Morning Breakfast-T+ Lunch

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Seats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit full amount 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 19 th June 2012, 5 pm

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Few memories in form of snaps … ( less photos due to heavy rain)

https://picasaweb.google.com/104699421488274212758/KALSUBAI?authuser=0&feat=directlink

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https://plus.google.com/photos/101549580594798164705/albums/5626323971352392993?banner=pwa&authkey=CPSapYzQy9SVfw

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/kamalx/sets/72157624301385337/

https://picasaweb.google.com/littlemasterblaster22/KalasubaiTrek#

Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
Raincheater (a mustl)

Torch with extra set of Battery (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

Jagadish Patil (O): 09869369836

Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All

शिखर वेध is moving a step forward in adventure activites. With a gr8 response from our last 3 years of rafting , we are once again arranging an adventure event of River Rafting this year also on Saturday 23 June 2012

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We would like to invite nature loving & like minded people like you. We are sure that this thrilling experience would be a memorable one for both you and “शिखर वेध”

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Rafting is a challenging recreational activity utilizing a raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers

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Who can raft?

Almost everybody other than pregnant ladies; heart patients & people with severe asthma. Children between 12 & 14 may be permitted to raft subject to a safety clearance from our river guides. Children below 12 years will not be allowed to raft. Our river guide’s decision in this regard will be final. Children below 12 years are not allowed to raft

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Camp Details:

Location: Kundalika River, Kolad

Rafting distance – 10 km

Total rapids – 11

Grade – 4

Body surfing – 2 km

Thrilling experience – 2 hours

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Swimming skills – No need to worry there

Previous experience – Not necessary

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This is a very safe game

Best quality life jackets and helmets will be provided

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The itinerary for the camp is as follows:

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Meeting Point: @ Dadar Swaminarayan Temple, Dadar (E) @ 05:15 Hrs

Saturday 23 June 2012

05:20 hrs: Departure from Dadar

08:45 hrs: Arrival

09:00 hrs: Check in Rafting Office

09:30 hrs: White Water Raftingat Kundalika River

12:00 Hrs: Rafting End

13:30 hrs: Lunch @ Nitin Sanskriti Stay Home

15:30 hrs: Check out

19:30 hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)

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Total Fee for the Event is Rs 1800/- per head

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All Fee Rates include

Transportation charges from Dadar 2 Dadar by Private Vehicle (Non A/c), Activity Charges for Rafting & Lunch

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Payment Details:

One needs to deposit Rs 1200/- (Non-Refundable) into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration. Deposit the amount on following A/c …

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

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Last date to confirm urself with advance payment is on Tuesday 12 June 2012

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Check out few pics of event:

http://picasaweb.google.com/shraddhashenvi/RiverRaftingKayaking#

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Note: In case of Rafting is cancelled due 2 unforeseen circumstances like Dam water is not released, heavy rain etc. which is very less chances … Rafting amount Rs 1200/- will be refunded bt participants have to bear Transport nd Food Cost

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Things To Carry:-

Pls do carry Breakfast (a must)

T Shirts, shorts and sport shoes or floaters for rafting

A change of dry clothes and a towel

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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Raincheater (Optional)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls possibly 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)

A haversack to put all these things

Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil (O): 09869369836

Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/