Dear all,

We @ शिखर वेध has planned a Trip – cum – Trek to Shivthargal, Varandha Ghat, Kawalya Fort on Sunday 9 September 2012.

This is special beautiful waterfall trip & a serene place.

Shivtharghal: Shivthar Ghal is a rare yet refreshing, silent yet soothing, small yet unique place waiting to be explored. The name comes from a cavern in this place (‘Ghal’ is for a cavern in Marathi) where Samarth Ramdas (the guru of ‘Shivaji Maharaj’) used to sit, pray, meditate and more importantly scripted down the famous ‘Dasbodh’ manuscript. Shivthar Ghal is a quiet abode, housing some lush green places, a lovely waterfall and a river and some of the toughest on foot, picturesque mountains. Ideal for trekkers, however the silence and the natural beauty here (which can be seen in all forms possible) can soothe one and all.
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Varandhagaht: The Varandha Pass is a ancient route. In 1857 it was widened by the British by dividing Kavlya Fort in two. The fort stands on the border of Pune and Raigad districts and joins Bhor and Mahad. Varandha Ghat is a hill fort about 25km east of Mahad. It lies on the route of the Varandha Pass which crosses the Sahyadris in the Pune district of Maharashtra in India. A 74km long road from Mahad to Bhor passes Varandha Ghat and crosses the pass, reaching a height of around 800m. The drive along the route provides dramatic scenery, looking down onto Konkan and the forested valleys. – God’s own favourite place!!
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Kavalya Fort:
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Itinerary for the Trek is as follows :

Meeting point: Saturday 8 September 2012 – 23:30 Hrs @ Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E)

Sunday 9 September 2012
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06:00 Hrs: @ Shivthargal
Rest for some time
Breakfast – Tea

Exploration
09:30 Hrs: @ Varandha Ghat
09:30 Hrs: Trek Starts 2 Kawalya Fort – Exploration
12:00 Hrs: @ Back 2 Varanda Ghat
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Exploration, Rest, Lunch Time – Waterfall Masti ;)
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15:30 Hrs: Depart 2 Mumbai
Snacks & Tea Break
22:00 Hrs: @ Dadar ( That’s subjective)
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The Estimated expenditure for the Trip is about Rs. 800 / – per head

This includes Dadar 2 Dadar travel by private vehicle, Morning & Evening B/f +Tea
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Deposit Rs. 800/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for vehicle reservation
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 4th September 2012, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

Things To Carry:-
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LUNCH for da Day (~2.5 Ltrs) ( A must)
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( A must)
Raincheater(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)

A haversack to put all these things
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish Patil : 09869369836
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Also join us @
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear all,

We @ शिखर वेध has planned a less trodden path Trek to Ganpati Gadad on Saturday 8 September 2012. This route is very beautiful. Its approx. 2.5 hrs walk and many small waterfalls & streams en-route. Don’t miss this different route.

Ganpati Gadad is a group of 6-7 caves near Dhasai-Palu. This is fairly simple easy trek and quite enjoyable and a treat for eyes in monsoons.

You can enjoy various small waterfalls here. This route is wonderful for nature lovers.
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Trivia :
Trek through streams
Height:
3000 ft above MSL approx.
Grade:
Easy
Base Village :
Sonavale, Dhasai
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Itinerary for the Trek is as follows :

Meeting point: Saturday 8 September 2012 – 05:50 Hrs @ Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E)

Saturday 8 September 2012
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06:00 Hrs: Depart from Mumbai
Packed Breakfast in Bus
08:20 Hrs: Tea-Break  @ Tokavade
09:30 Hrs: @ Base Village
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09:30 Hrs: Trek Starts
12:15 Hrs: @ Caves
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Exploration, Rest, Lunch Time – Waterfall Masti ;)
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14:45 Hrs: Descend Start
18:00 Hrs: @ Base Village
Snacks & Tea Break
22:30 Hrs: @ Dadar ( That’s subjective)
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The Estimated expenditure for the trek is about Rs. 600 / – per head

This includes Dadar 2 Dadar travel by private vehicle, Morning & Evening B/f +Tea
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Deposit Rs. 600/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for vehicle reservation
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 4th September 2012, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

Things To Carry:-
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LUNCH for da Day (~2.5 Ltrs) ( A must)
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( A must)
Raincheater(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)

A haversack to put all these things
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

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 has arranged a trip to Konkan – Sindhudurg Safari, on  26 – 28 October 2012 (leaving 25th Night & Return on 29th Early Morning)

Brief Intro about tour:
Grade           : Easy
Destination   : Vijaydurg, Kunkeshwar, Rameshwar, Sindhudurg Fort, Dolphin Safari, Tsunami Island, Tarakarli Beach
Activities   : Snorkeling, Surface Supply Scuba Diving,
Date             :Thursday 25
th October 2012 (Night Departure) – Monday 29th October 2012(Early Morning)
Cost per Person: 5500/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and 6200/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) (SCUBA Diving Included)
4000/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and 4700/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) (SCUBA Diving Not Included)

Maximum 25 Participants

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Details as below:


Vijaydurg or Victory Fort:


The oldest fort on Sindhudurg coast constructed in the regime of Raja Bhoj of shilahar dynasty in 1205 (construction period 1193-1205). The fort was earlier known as “Gheria” as it is situated in the village “Girye”. Shivaji Maharaj won this fort from Adilshaha of Bijapur in 1653 and renamed it as “Vijay Durg” as the then Hindu solar ear’s name was “Vijay”. Vijay means Victory.
Sprawling over an area of 48 acres, Vijaydurg, fort of victory, was once seized by the British following a bloody battle. They renamed it Fort Augustus. A dilapidated board at the entrance of the fort relates its history. One of the best views of the fort is from the jetty. The fort stretches out into the sea and a walk inside its precincts is worthwhile. Shivaji added triple rows of huge walls, umpteen towers and spacious inner buildings to it and strengthened it in the 17th century.

Kunkeshwar Temple

Kunkeshwar Temple, an ancient Shiva Temple is located in Kunkeshwar village, 14 Kms from Devgad town. A pristine beach with a very long stretch of seashore and white sand adds to the beauty of temple surroundings. This beautiful temple near beach has alluring architecture with reminiscent of South Indian style of temple architecture. Yadav Kings built this temple in 1100 A. D. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who rejuvenated this temple many times was a frequent visitor to this temple. This temple is also famous as Kashi of South Konkan. 

Sindhudurga – Padmagad forts:
Huge sea rocks of Malvan has easefully shouldered the responsibility of two Forts Sindhudurg & Padmagad on their broad chest. The name of the fort is given to the Sindhudurg district. Tourist from all over the world visit through out the year to see this Maratha glory.The fort was built with the help of huge rocks on the Kurte Island which amazes people & one appreciates imaginative power of Shivaji. In 1664 shivaji erected this fort on 44 acers of land. In Sindhudurg Fort there is ‘Shri Shivarajeshwar temple’ of King Shivaji. Also there are temples of Hanuman, Jarimari mandir and Goddess ‘Bhavani Temple’. Impressions of shivaji’s fingers prints found to be preserved here on one of the wall . Also lies, inside the fort worth seeing temples of Bhavanimata, Shambhu Mahadev, Jirimiri & Mahapurush. All are in good conditions.

Tarkarli Beach
Tarkarli is a narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters, located at the convergence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. It is 546 k.m. away from Mumbai, 6 kms. south of Malvan, on the west coast of India. This place has gained prominence because of its transparently clear seas, where on a fairly sunny day, one can see the sea- bed up to a depth of 20 feet. This beach can be rightly called as ‘Queen Beach’ of Sindhudurg. 

Snorkeling: is the practice of swimming on or through a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually swim-fins.  Use of this equipment allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort.Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity. The primary appeal is the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting without the complicated equipment

Dolphin Safari:

SURFACE SUPPLY SCUBA DIVING:

The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:
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Thursday , 25th October 2012, Night

Meeting point:
22:00 Hrs at Pritam Hotel , Dadar (E).
22:15 Hrs: Departure

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Day 1: Friday, 26th October 2012

07:00 Hrs: Breakfast en-route @ Hotel Alankar, HatKhamba

11:30 Hrs: Check in Hotel @ Malvan

12:00 Hrs: Lunch in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Soundale Fish + Prawns Curry – Unlimited)

14:00 Hrs: Visit to Sindhudurg fort ( Guided Tour)

16:00 Hrs: Snorkeling activities (every one can do the snorkeling … Safe & Easy)

19:00 Hrs: Snacks – Kanda Bhajji & Tea

19:30 Hrs: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)

21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available – Limited)

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Stay at Malvan

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Day 2: Saturday, 27th October 2012

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea Time

08:30 Hrs: Scuba Diving ( Surface Supply – 20-30 mins each ) – BATCH – 1

(Note: Alternate for BATCH – 2:  Visit 2 DOLPHIN SAFARI & TSUNAMI Island)

12:30 Hrs: Lunch Time in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali + Bangda - Unlimited)

13:30 Hrs: Scuba Diving ( Surface Supply – 20-30 mins each ) – BATCH – 2

(Note: Alternate for BATCH – 1: Visit 2 DOLPHIN SAFARI & TSUNAMI Island)

17:00 hrs: Tarkarli Beach – FUN Time

19:00 Hrs: Snacks – Vada Pav & Tea

19:30 Hrs: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)

21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg Thali (Olya Kajuchi Bhaji) / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available – Limited)

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Stay at Malvan

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Day 3: Sunday, 28th October 2012

07:00 Hrs: Break Fast (Dhavade + Tea)

08:45 Hrs: Move 2 Achara

10:00 Hrs: @ Rameshwar Temple, Achara

11:30 Hrs: @ Kunkeshwar Temple

12:00 Hrs: Move 2 Vijaydurg

12:45 Hrs: @ Rameshwar temple, Girye, Vijaydurg

13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Hotel Suruchi, Vijaydurg (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali)

14:00 Hrs: @ Vijay-Durg fort (Guided Tour)

Vijaydurg – Exploration

16:30 Hrs: Tea Break & Depart for Mumbai

21:30 Hrs: Dinner @ Hotel Swad, Sangmeshwar (To be borne by Participant as per veg / non veg choice)

Day 5: Monday, 29th October 2012

05:30 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)

============================================================== The cost for the whole tour will be  6200/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) & 5500/- per head ( For All Veg meals )
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This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Surface Supply Scuba Diving, Snorkeling Charges, Dolphin Safari, Boating charges, Permissions and entry fees, Guide Charges, Food ( Veg & Non Veg Thali as mentioned wherever limited and unlimited), Accommodations ( Rooms with 5 ppl sharing basis)
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VIMP Note:
1) Those who do not want to do Surface Supply Scuba Diving, then the cost would be
4700/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) & 4000/- per head ( For All Veg meals ) … But last min reg. won’t be possible for this 1 as its time bounded activity.
2) Twin sharing accommodation will be possible with extra amount of  Rs 600/- per head but the participant has to make arrangement for company as well
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Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis wid Advance payment only …

One needs to deposit  3500/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle, Activity Charges, 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: – Tuesday 9th October 2012, 5 pm OR Till Reg. Gets Full .

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Few memories in form of snaps of Konkan – Tour – April & November 2011 as below
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Vishal Budhavalekar:
https://picasaweb.google.com/104699421488274212758/Malvan?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNPvwc7i157iWg&feat=directlink
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Suhas Sawant:

https://picasaweb.google.com/105425526563576974836/KonkanTourApril2011ShikharVedh?authkey=Gv1sRgCMuzlYHJvq2VvwE
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Dev
: https://picasaweb.google.com/msg4devendrasingh/Malvan?authkey=Gv1sRgCJi_qOr_5-iVOw&feat=directlink&fgl=true&pli=1#
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Aniruddha Misra: https://picasaweb.google.com/112736161027056685175/Malvan?authkey=Gv1sRgCPKnu9DAwdXECg#
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Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Cap, Good trekking shoes, Extra 3 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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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

शिखर वेध has arranged a 1 day trek 2 Ranveda Ratangad on Tuesday 2 October 2012 … Hope 2 c u with us 2 Njoy …

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Brief Intro abt Ratangad

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Height: 4255 ft
Grade: Medium

Time: ~2 hrs frm Ratanwadi
Location: Bhandardara region
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Fascinating Spots:

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Ratangad: Amruteshwar temple, Rani cha Huda, Nedhe, Trimbak Darwaja etc.

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The Itinerary for the trek
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Rendezvous:  @ Pritam Hotel, Dadar (east) 22:45 hrs on Monday 01/10/ 2012

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23:00 hrs: Depart from Dadar by Private Vehicle

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012

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05:45 Hrs: @ Ratanwadi

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Breakfast & Tea Break , Intro time

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07:00 Hrs: Ascend Ratangad by Ladders

09:30 Hrs: Atop Ratangad

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Exploration, Sight seeing, Lunch, Rest for 3 hrs

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13:30 Hrs: Descend through Trimbak Darwaja
16:30 Hrs: @ Ratanwadi Base

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Snacks & Tea Break

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Depart 2 Mumbai by private vehicle


We will be in Mumbai 22:00 hrs (That’s Subjective)

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The Cost for the Trek is abt Rs. 700 /- per head only
This includes Dadar to Dadar transport by private vehicle, Morning & Evening Refreshments + Shikhar Vedh Administration Charges
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Please book yourself with advance payment of Rs. 700/- (Non-refundable) … Seats will be allotted on payment basis … Last row seats will be given only on demand :) else late payment ones … Deposit the amount on following account.
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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 register with advance payment is Friday 28th September 2012 till 5 pm
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Few memories in form of snaps of Ratangad & Harishchandragad as below

https://picasaweb.google.com/104308826753820397974/Ratangad?feat=email
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https://picasaweb.google.com/111824097481318544223/RatangadTheJewel?authkey=Gv1sRgCKiB1Jfj38PAvAE
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https://picasaweb.google.com/117804923219110566431/TrekRatangad?authkey=Gv1sRgCJvp-IbBnfiQIA
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Things To Carry:-
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Pls Do carry Lunch for Tuesday (a must)
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food.
Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra 2-3 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: 09869369836
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,  शिखर वेध has arranged a 3 – day Trip to Ganpatipule – Ratnagiri – Pawas – Purngad – Marleshwar region, on 30 September – 2 October, 2012
Brief Introduction about Places as below: -
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Ganpatipule: Nestled in the greenery is a nearly 4000 year old landmark the Swayambhu Ganpati Temple (Swayambhu means a self-originated idol, Ganapati). It is flooded by thousands of devotees and tourists every year. Ganpatipule, the Lord of the ‘ganas’ or army and “pule” means sand dunes. It is one of the ‘Ashta Ganapatis’ (eight Ganpatis) of India and is known as ‘Paschim Dwar Dewata’ (Western Sentinel God).
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Purnagad: Purnagad fort is situated on a mountain which is at the origin of Muchakundi creek. This fort is having a small area but the bastions are having a very strong construction. One can view the entire fort premises in a sight.
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Pawas
: Pawas, a village with captivating natural beauty. This is a prime spiritual place in Ratnagiri district due to a very long stay of Swami (saint) Swaroopanand. Swami Swaroopanand was a follower of Warkari Sampraday ( Tradition).
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Bhatye Suru Ban
: The entire coast of the Bhatye village is covered with ‘Suru’ trees and is locally known as Bhatye Suru Ban. The entire area is covered with trees and is very beautiful.

Bhatye beach: The Bhatye beach is a clean and beautiful beach. The beach is less crowded and secluded as it is a little away from the main city. At one end of the beach you can also visit the temple of ‘Zhari Vinayak‘.

Ratnagiri (THIBA ) Palace: One of the major attractions of Ratnagiri city situated on a small hillock. There is also a best sunset point from here. One can have a panoramic view of Someshwar creek, Bhatye bridge to pawas and Arabian sea. This palace was used for keeping the King Thibaw, last king of Burma (now Myanmar) under house arrest. Thibaw ruled the Burma for 6 years.

Ratnadurg: Besieged by the charming Arabian Sea on the three sides, the massive Ratnadurga Fort presents a splendid look. A massive structure in the shape of a horseshoe, with a length of 1,300 meters and a width of 1,000 meters, Ratnadurg Fort was once a strong hold of the Maratha Empire.
Spread over a vast area of 120 acres, Ratnadurg Fort was under the Muslim rule for so many years. Now a collapsed structure, lying across two hills, Ratnadurg Fort gives a decrepit look.Overlooking the Arabian Sea, Ratnadurg Fort offers the dazzling view of the sun going down the sea and the sweet sound of the pounding of the waves against the rocks makes a perfect symphony. Another specific attraction in the fort is the marvelous lighthouse situated in the bastions of the fort. Once in the fame of glory, Ratnadurg Fort on the coastal line of the Konkan region is a perfect place to getaway from the trappings of the city life.
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Marleshwar Temple: Tourists should visit this important temple in Sangmeshwar for devotion and natural beauty. We can see Sahyadri’s huge precipice and river. We get a surprise when we reach Marleshwar in the pleasant atmosphere. At the right side we get the entrance of the cave and near the entrance of the cave, there is ‘Kund’ of cold water. When we enter the cave we can see Shri. Marleshwar. Friendly snakes and cobras are everywhere in the cave but noteworthy thing is not a single person has died because of snakes here. If we go ahead, ‘Dhareshwar’ waterfall can be seen. The waterfall sight is very beautiful from the cave but we don’t get an idea about the height of the waterfall from here. We will have to go beyond ‘Karambeli Doh’ for that. .
Itinerary of the trip:
Saturday 29 September , 2012 . Meeting Point : 22:30 Hrs  @ Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) . 22:45 Hrs: Departure from Dadar by Private Vehicle
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SUNDAY 30 September, 2012 .
07:00 Hrs: @ Hotel Alankar, HathKhamba
Breakfast – Tea Time
10:00 Hrs: @ GanpatiPule
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Exploration TIME for TEMPLE, BEACH, KESHAV SUT SMARAK @ MALGUND
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14:00 Hrs: Lunch Time (VEG / NON-VEG)

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BhandarPule Beach view
17:30 Hrs: Move 2 Pawas
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DINNER ( Veg Only)
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STAY @ Pawas – Bhakt-Niwas
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Monday 1st October, 2012 (Not a HOLIDAY – Put Leave)
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Wake Up Early & Finish Morning Chores
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07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea Time
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08:30 Hrs: Move 2 Purngad
09:30 Hrs:
@ Purngad
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A small Trek of about 30 mins.
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PURNGAD EXPLORATION
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MOve 2 Explore Ratnagiri
BHATYE Beach – Suruban
THIBA PALACE

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13:30 Hrs: Lunch Time (VEG / NON-VEG)
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Lokmanya Tilak BirthPlace Visit,
Aquarium Visit

BHAGWATI FORT / RatnaDurg,
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Free time for MARKET
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DINNER (VEG / NON-VEG) & STAY @ Hotel Giri-Raj, Marleshvar Road
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Tuesday 2nd October, 2012 ( HOLIDAY)
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WAKE UP EARLY & FINISH MOrning chores
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07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea Time
08:30
Hrs: MOve 2 Marleshvar
Temple & Marleshwar Waterfall Exploration
11:30 Hrs: MOve 2 Mumbai
Visit DERVAN – SHIVSRUSTI En-route
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14:00 Hrs: Lunch Time (VEG / NON-VEG) @ Hotel Dipak, Chiplun
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We will be in mumbai around 21:30 hrs ( thats – subjective)
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The Cost for the Tour is about Rs. 3300 / – per head for VEG and Rs 3700 /- Per Head for Non-Veg
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This includes Dadar 2 Dadar Transportation by Private vehicle (Non A/c) , Accommodation ( 4-5 ppl sharing), Food as Mentioned, Entry Fees wherever applicable and administrative charges for Shikhar Vedh only.

Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 2000/- (Non-refundable) … Seats will be allotted on payment basis … Last row seats will be given only on demand [;)] else late payment ones … 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 …

Last date to register with advance payment is Tuesday 18th September 2012 till 5 pm

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

Good trekking shoes, Extra pair of Cloths, 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)
.
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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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

शिखर वेध have planned a Kas Platue Valley of Flowers – Sajjangad – Thosegar Waterfall & Kalyangad Fort – Tour in Satara region on 1-2 nd September 2012 …

Hope 2 cu on trip – trek with us ;-)
Details r as follows   Brief Introduction about Kas Valley / Sajjangad / Thosegar / Kalyangad :

Height: 3300 ft/3350 ft/ 3500 ft/ 3490ft/

Grade: simple but Exciting

Time: ~ Max. 0.5 / 0.75 mins from base villages

Location: Satara region

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KAAS PLATEU: A wonderful outing to explore the colourful world of flowers … valley of flowers in Maharashtra where hundreds of varieties of wild flowers of all colours which blooms in Mid August – Sept end (Da Best Time) … In monsoon the whole area transforms into an unbelievable carpets of flowers like yellow carpets of Smithia and Sonki flowers, Pink carpets of Balsam, Purple carpets of Karvi etc. … These carpets change colors almost every week depending on the dominant flowers during that time.

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SAJJANGAD: Samarth Ramdas lived for long time @ Sajjangad, a small hillock near Satara. He breathed his last here and devotees worship his mausoleum here. This is an important centre of worship for the Ramdasi sect. Ramdas swami remains an inspiration for the technique he developed in infusing Nationalism and Dharmic devotion among ordinary people across the country by his concept of Hanuman temple, akhaada and a Paathashaala in every village. His emphasis on Rashtra chintana along with spiritual sadhana is more relevant today than it was anytime before.

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THOSEGAR Waterfall: Thoseghar is very famous for it’s high Waterfalls. one of which is around 500 meters tall. Thoseghar is a wonderful place for nature lovers. These Waterfalls are very attractive and creates a loud noise in the calm nature.

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KALYANGAD: is also known as Nandgiri fort. This fort was built by king Bhoj-II of Shilahar dynasty as mentioned in the copper plate inscription found in Satara.This fort appears to be built in between 1178 to 1209. It appears from many copper plate inscriptions of Shilahar kings that they gave many donations to Jain people. It has been proved that this fort is built by Shilahar Kings, as many statues of Lord Parshvanath are found in the cave on Kalyangad. In 1673 Shivaji Maharaj conquered Satara and surrounding regions. Kalyangad became a part of his territory. After Shivaji, the administration of Kalyangad went into the hands of Pratinidhis (representatives). Later, conflicts arose between Peshvas and Pratinidhis. The fort was taken over by Peshwa. In 1818 general Prisler brought this fort under British control.

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Rendezvous: On Telecon

Departure from Dadar on Friday 31st August 2012 night @ 23:00 Hrs

Pickup points will be Dadar, Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur, Panvel etc.

We would be heading by Private vehicle. All destination are quickies. Max. 45 mins ascend for fort.
The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 1st September 2012

05:30 Hrs: @ Satara

Breakfast – Tea Time

07:30 Hrs: @ Kas Platue – Valley of Flowers in Maharashtra

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Exploration Time, PHotography, Sight seeing

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12:30 Hrs: Depart

13:30 Hrs: Lunch Break @ Satara

15:00 Hrs: @ Move 2 Sajjangad

16:00 Hrs: @ Sajjangad Atop

Exploration Time

20:30 Hrs: Dinner ( Simple veg one)

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Night Stay atop ( 1 Chadar & Mattress will be provided)

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Sunday 2nd September 2012

08:00 Hrs: Breakfast @ Sajjangad Base

10:00 Hrs: @ Thosegar Waterfall visit

12:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Satara

13:30 Hrs: Move to Kalyangad Base

14:30 Hrs: Kalyangad Atop

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Exploration Time for 1 hour

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17:00 Hrs: @ Kalyangad Base

17:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Mumbai

Evening Tea/ snacks enroute

We will be in Mumbai around 22:00 hrs (that’s – subjective)

Few memories from our last trip in form of snaps: Note: Photographs of Flowers, Plants are not uploaded for copyright reasons by Photographers.

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& http://picasaweb.google.com/suniel.Patil.429/TrekkingInSatara#

The Expenditure for the Trip is Rs. 1700 /- per Head

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This includes Dadar to Dadar transport by private vehicle, 4 refreshments, 3 Veg Meals , Accommodation charges in form of Donation to Sajjangad Math Seva Samiti for Bhakt-Niwas and Entry fees

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Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 1000/- (Non-refundable) … Seats will be allotted on payment basis … Last row seats will be given only on demand [;)] else late payment ones … 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 …

Last date to register with advance payment is Tuesday 21st August 2012 till 5 pm

Note:- Kas valley, Thosegar, Kalyangad etc. are at remote places and do not have touristy facilities … pls keep in mind …

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Things To Carry:-

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

1 torch (a must) with spare battereies

Sleeping Mat – Bags (a must) in case if u r not comfortable with chaddars & mattress as mentioned

Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet … but pls do carry one …

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

Some ready to eat food.

Plum cakes, biscuits etc.

Extra 2-3 Pair of clothes,

Good trekking shoes, do carry a extra pair as well

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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Alcohol consumption 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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Dear all,


We @ शिखर वेध have planned a Trek to Siddhagad on Sunday 26 August 2012

Hope 2 c u wid us 2 Njoy :)


Here is some Info about Siddhagad:

Type: Hill Fort

Height: 3232 Feet above MSL (Approx.)

Grade: Medium

Region: Malshej

Base Village: Narivali / Uchale

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Here we can see few remnants of the fort that was battled over between British and Maratha army, Shiva Temple, few broken cannons, few water cisterns etc.

From top of Siddhagadh one can see Karnala, Manikgad, Kothaligad, Bhimashankar, Gorakhgadh & Macchindragadh.

This place is also known in Indian Freedom movement as two freedom fighters (Bhai Kotwal & Hiraji Patil) were shot dead at this place by Britisher on 2nd Jan 1943.


Plan:

Rendezvous: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) at 23:30 Hrs (Sharp) on Saturday 25 August 2012


The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Sunday 26 August 2012

04:00 Hrs – @ Narivali Base Village

Rest till morning in Bus

06:00 Hrs: Trek to Machi of Siddhagad

08:30 Hrs: @ Siddhgad Machi

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B/f & Tea

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09:00 Hrs: Ascend 2 Atop

10:00 Hrs: Siddhgad Atop

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Exploration & Rest for an Hour

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11:00 Hrs: Descend 2 Machi

12:00 Hrs: @ Siddhgad Machi

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LUNCH Time

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13:30 Hrs: Descend 2 Base

16:00 Hrs: @ Narivali Base

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Depart 2 Mumbai – Will reach Dadar around 20:30 Hrs ( Dats Subjective)
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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 650/- per head & would include -

* Travel from Dadar to Dadar by Private vehicle

* Breakfast – Tea & LUNCH

* Shikhar Vedh Charges

Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 650/- (Non-refundable) … Seats will be allotted on payment basis … Last row seats will be given only on demand else late payment ones … Deposit the amount on following account.

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date to register with advance payment is Tuesday 21st August 2012 till 5 pm

Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies

Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet … but pls do carry one …
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food – Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Good trekking shoes, do carry a extra pair as well
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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Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here
Jagdish Patil : 09869369836

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

Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध have arranged a 1 day Trek to Dukes Nose on Saturday 11th August 2012
Hope 2 c u der …

Little info about Dukes Nose Grade: Easy
Region : Lonavala
Base Village : Kurwande

Dukes nose is a huge pinnacle which can be seen while travelling between Mumbai and Pune. It’s shape is like a nose or a thumb. The sights from the top are unique and magnificent as one sees a vast landscape and the winding Mumbai Pune Express Highway cutting through the ghats and trains chugging along the tracks. It si famous for rock climnbing, valley crossing and rappelling adventure activities.
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Trek Schedule :-
The journey starts with the Indrayani express. People interested should catch this train from respective stations with ticket & meet at lonavala station. (Plz get your respected stations at least half an hour earlier, as there might be a long queue for the tickets).
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Train Timings :- Indrayani Express
CST – 5:40 am
Dadar – 5.51 am
Thane – 6.14 am
Kalyan – 6.35 am
Lonavla – 8.00 am

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Pune people :
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Catch Pune Lonavala Local Train … Timings are as below
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Pune Station: 06:27 Hrs
Shivaji Nagar : 06:33 Hrs
Lonavala Station: 07:50 Hrs

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Breakfast – Tea Time  @ lonavala Station
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08:45 Hrs: Move 2 Kurvande village by Ricks / Jeeps
09:00 Hrs: @ Kurvande Village
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09:30 Hrs: Ascend
11:45 Hrs: Atop Dukes Nose
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Exploration, Lunch, rest etc (2 hrs approx)
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13:30 Hrs: Descend
14:30 Hrs: @ Kurvande Village

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From there 2 Lonavla by Ricks / Jeeps
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Take train / bus to Mumbai / Pune
We would be returning to Mumbai by 19:00 Hrs (thts-subjective).
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The charges for this trek is Rs 200/- per head,
Which includes Transport from Lonavala 2 Lonavala,  Morning Breakfast – Tea & Shikhar Vedh Charges.
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Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking.
2. A bottle of water (3 Ltrs) – LUNCH for the Day (a must)

3. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
4. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits
5. Personal medicines.
6. A good trekking shoes, wind cheater.
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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
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/