Dear All,

शिखर वेध has arranged a little explored one day trek to Sankshi Fort near Pen on Sunday 2 December 2012

Hope 2 meet u on trek .

Brief Introduction about Sankshi Fort:-

Height:  850 ft
Grade:  Medium
Time: ~ Maximum 2.5 hrs from Balavali, Base Village
Location: Raigad District
Meeting Point: Panvel Bus Depo – 07:15 Hrs
Journey Details:-
Catch the local train for Panvel on Sunday 2nd December 2012. Timings r as follows
Panvel slow Train:
CST        5:47 am
Wadala   6:05 am
Kurla       6:15 am
Chembur 6:20 am
Vashi      6:34 am
Nerul      6:43 am
Belapur   6:50 am
Panvel    7:04 am

Pls do keep a buffer time of 5 mins due to changes in time table

A 7-8 mins walk will take us to Panvel Bus Depo

We will meet @ Panvel Bus Depo

Breakfast – Tea Time

08:15 Hrs: Move 2 Balavali by ST
09:00 Hrs: Balavali

09:30 Hrs: Trek Ascend
11:00 Hrs: @ Badrudin Darga
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A 15 Min Break
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12:30 Hrs: Sankshi Fort Atop
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Lunch,Rest,Explore
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14:30 Hrs: Descend
16:30 Hrs: @ Balavali
18:00 Hrs: @ Panvel
Evening refreshments

We will be in Mumbai around 20:00 hrs (that’s – subjective)

The Expenditure for the trek is Rs. 350 /- per head

This includes Panvel 2 Panvel Transportation fare, Morning & Evening refreshments and Shikhar Vedh Charges
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Things To Carry:-

Pls Do carry LUNCH for Sunday (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.
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

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil: 09869369836
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Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध is glad to announce Pournima special Night treka Moonlight trail 2 Rajmachi on 28 November 2012 … Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy …
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Rajmachi, located in the Lonavala region is accessible from both Karjat as well as Lonavala. The village of Udhewadi lies on the massive plateau that greets one on getting to Rajmachi. The twin forts of Srivardhan & Manoranjan grace the backdrop of the village.
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A little distance down from the village lies a serene and beautiful lake called Uday Sagar Talav, no trek to Rajmachi is complete without taking a dip in this lake.
Behind the lake lies an ancient Monolith, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Here is some info abt the forts: – Srivardhan & Manoranjan

Height: 3000/2700 feet above MSL
Grade: Easy
District: Pune
Region: Lonavala
Base Village: Lonavala/Kondivade

Plan:

Rendezvous: Meet at 23:00 Hrs (Sharp) at Lonavala Railway station on Tuesday 27 November 2012

Train Timings for Mumbai People

2163: Chennai Express

20:30 Hrs: Dadar
22:55 Hrs: Lonavala

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1011: Mahalakshmi Express

20:35 Hrs: Dadar
23:00 Hrs: Lonavala

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Notes:
1) Those staying on the central line en-route can hop in at Dadar-Thane-Kalyan-Karjat. Check on देश का मेल, भारतीय रेल website for timings at respective stations
2) If u wish, u can take sleeper class tkt till Lonavala if available; else be in tht compartment for comfortable journey with SL tkts
3) People close by Panvel can avail ST facility & get down @ Lonavala bus depo

PUNE people

Catch Pune -Lonavala local … Timings as follows

21:10 Hrs: Pune Staion
21:16 Hrs: ShivajiNagar
21:21 Hrs: Khadki
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21:33 Hrs: Pimpri
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22:35 Hrs: Lonavala

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Tuesday 27 November 2012

23:00 Hrs: @ Lonavala railway station

Walk/Hike from Lonavala to Rajmachi (~4.0hrs/16kms)

Wednesday 28 November 2012

03:30 Hrs: @ Udhewadi – base Rajmachi
04:00 Hrs: @ Shrivardhan atop

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Rest till dawn
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06:00 – 08:00 Hrs – Explore Shrivardhan fort
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Breakfast  – Tea in village
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09:30 Hrs – Explore Manoranjan fort
11:30 Hrs – Dip in Uday sagar Talav

13:00 Hrs – Lunch (Veg Only)
14:00 Hrs – Descend from Rajmachi to Kondhane(~3.0hrs)
16:30 Hrs – @ Kondhane caves

17:30 Hrs – Evening Tea @ Kondhane
19:00 Hrs – @ Karjat Railway station

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We would be getting back to Dadar / Pune at approx 21.30 PM (That’s Subjective)

The cost of this trek would be Rs. 400/- per head would include:

> Morning Breakfast – Tea, 1 Veg Lunch & Evening Tea

> Kondhane-Karjat by Rick

Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) (a must)
Sleeping Mat / bags (a must)
Torch with batteries ( a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
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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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagdish Patil: 09869369836

In case call is not received; please do sms
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Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a trip to Konkan – Sindhudurg Safari (Scuba Diving Event) - BATCH 2, on  22 – 25  December 2012 (leaving 21st Night & Return on 26th Early Morning)

Brief Intro about tour:
Grade           : Easy
Destination   : Vijaydurg, Kunkeshwar, Rameshwar, Sindhudurg Fort, Nivati Beach, Nivati Fort, Dolphin Safari, Tsunami Island, Tarakarli Beach, Aangnewadi Temple, Bharatgad
Activities      : Snorkeling, Surface Supply Scuba Diving,
Date            : Friday 21
st December 2012 (Night Departure)Wednesday 26th December 2012 (Early Morning)
Cost per Person: 6100/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and 7000/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) (SCUBA Diving Included)
4600/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and 5500/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) (SCUBA Diving Not Included)

Maximum 25 Participants

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Few Details abt places 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.

Bharatgad Fort:

At Masure town the fort Bharatgad-Bhagwantgad are located close to each close to each other but separated by an estuary. Bharatgad’s outside wall is in dialogite condition today prominent feature of this fort is a more then 200 ft. deep well which has a carved door at the bottom. It is believed that the cave beginning from this door leads to Sindhudurg Fort. The temple and Masjid in proximity inside the fort is a symbol of Hindu and Muslim unity.History : Bharatgad was built by Sawantwadikar Fond Sawat in 1680 and Bharwantgad by Pant Bawadekar. Fort witnessed many clashes. To bring under its regime British commander Immelock captured this fort in 1880

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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Friday , 21st December 2012, Night

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

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Day 1: Saturday, 22nd December 2012

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

11:30 Hrs: Check in Hotel @ Malvan

12:30 Hrs: Lunch in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali - Soundale Fish + Prawns Curry (if available) – Unlimited)

14:00 Hrs: SURFACE SUPPLY SCUBA DIVING & Snorkeling activities (every one can do the snorkeling … Safe & Easy … Swimming not necessary)

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: Sunday, 23rd December 2012

(Entire Day Travel by Boating only) :)

07:30 Hrs    Break Fast (Poha – Tea)

08:30 Hrs    Move for Dolphin Safari

10:30 Hrs    @ Tsunami Island (Fun – Time)

13:00 Hrs    @ Nivti Fort, Bhogve Beach (only view)

14:00 Hrs    Lunch ( Veg Thali / Chicken Thali + Bangda Fry)

15:00 Hrs    Nivti Beach ( Fun Time)

18:30 Hrs    @ Malvan Beach

18:00 Hrs:  Snacks – Vada Pav & Tea

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 3: Monday, 24th December 2012 ( Not a HOLIDAY – U Have 2 Put a Leave)

08:00 Hrs    Break Fast (Upma – Tea)

08:30 Hrs    Move for Aangnewadi temple visit

09:30 Hrs    @ Aangnewadi Temple

10:00 Hrs    @ Bharatgad Fort, – Exploration

13:00 Hrs    Lunch ( Veg Thali / Chicken Thali + Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available – Limited)

14:00 Hrs:  @ Sindhudurg Fort Exploration

16:00 Hrs    @ Tarkarli Beach ( Fun Time)

19:00 Hrs:  Tea

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 – Unlimited)

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Stay at Malvan

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Day 4: Tuesday, 25th December 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 - As available)

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  Rs 7000/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) & Rs 6100/- 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 for 3 days ( 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
5500/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) & 4600/- 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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Tripple sharing accommodation will be possible with extra amount of  Rs 400/- 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  Rs 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 4th December 2012, 5 pm OR Till Reg. Gets Full .

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Few memories in form of snaps of our previous Konkan – Tour as below
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Amazing world of Under – Water
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.438554322860654&type=1
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Girish Palkar:
https://plus.google.com/photos/114454038105398251779/albums/5806420885454461953?banner=pwa
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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, 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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Also join us @
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

शिखर वेध has arranged a much awaited NageshwarVasota Jungle Trek in Koyna Forest Sanctuary on Sunday 18th November 2012

Hope 2 cu on trek us :)

Brief Introduction about Nageshwar – Vasota :

Height: 4267 feet
Grade: Medium but Endurance level is little more as have to descend on same day
Time: ~ 3 hrs from Choravanne … Base Village
Location: Koyna region

VASOTA-NAGESHWAR: Situated in dense forest, surrounded by river Koyna, fort of Vasota is according to ‘Dnyaneshwari’ a resting place known as Vyaghragad. This old warrior offers one of the most thrilling treks in the Sahyadri as far as trekking through forestation is concerned. Dense forest all the way through, panoramic view of Shivsagar Lake in east & Konkan on west, wonderful cave @ Nageshwar makes this fort special for amateur trekkers & photographers

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Rendezvous: On Telecon

Departure from Dadar, on Saturday 17th November 2012 @ 22:00 Hrs

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Sunday 18th November 2012

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06:15 Hrs: @ Choravane

Freshen up - Breakfast – T

07:30 Hrs: Ascend

10:45 Hrs: @ Nageshwar Temple – Exploration – Rest

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11:30 Hrs: Move 2 Vasota

13:30 Hrs: Vasota Atop

LUNCH, Exploration – Rest

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15:00 Hrs: 2wards Nageshwar

17:30 Hrs: @ Nageshwar Temple

17:30 Hrs: Descend 2 Chorvane

Night Descend

20:00 Hrs: @ Choravane

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Dinner

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21:30 Hrs: Move 2 Mumbai

Monday 19 November 2012

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We will be in Mumbai around 04:00 hrs – 05:00 Hrs (that’s-subjective)

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Some Memories inform of snaps are here:

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http://picasaweb.google.com/vishal.is.clear/VasotaNageshwarGovalkot?feat=directlink#

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http://picasaweb.google.com/ganeshgajre/Vasota_nageshwar_govind_collection?feat=directlink#

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/anuragp/sets/72157623527899240/

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https://picasaweb.google.com/109499071087821063906/VasotaNageshwar?authkey=Gv1sRgCIDf3bvcupGyqAE

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Trek fee: Rs 1500/- per head

Includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation by Private Vehicle, Forest entry charges, 1 breakfast-Tea, 1 Veg. meals & Shikhar Vedh charges

For booking private vehicle; Plz do an advance payment of Rs 1000/- (Non-refundable). Deposit money on A/c

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No: 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

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Last date 2 register:Tuesday 13th Nov 2012 till 5 pm OR till da Batch gets full

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Note: – 1) Those who have a good stamina should join this trek… as it will require about 9 – 10 Hrs Trek in a Day

2) Max. group size would be 25

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Things 2 Carry:

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Sunday LUNCH

Water Bottle (~3 Ltr)

Torch (All must)

Some ready 2 eat food-Plum cakes, biscuits etc

Extra Pair of clothes, good trekking shoe preferably ACTION

Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil: 09869369836

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Also join us @
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

As our Harishchandragad-Nalichi Wat Event is Full, for others We @ शिखर वेध have arranged a 2 – day Bike Trip to Pratapgad – Shivthargal – Nira-Deoghar Dam, on November 10 – 11, 2012

Brief Introduction about Places as below: -
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Pratapgad Fort is a mountain fort built by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The fort is at a distance of 24 km from the hill station of Mahabaleshwar. The fort holds a sturdy view of coastal Konkan. The Bhavani Temple and Afzal Khan’s tomb are other places of interest.

Pratapgad consists of two forts – an upper fort built on the top of the hill and a lower fort immediately below on the south and the east. Surrounding areas can be easily taken guard from the fort on almost all the sides. The southern side is rocky while the eastern side has a strong outwork ending in the Afzal Buruj.

It is believed that Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja was blessed with a shining sword at the temple of Goddess Bhavani here. The historic battle between Chatrapati Shivaji and Afzal Khan, the commander of the Bijapur Sultanate fought here.
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SHIVTHARGAL: 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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Itinerary of the trip:
Saturday November 10, 2012 . Meeting Point : 06:45 Hrs  @ Macdonald, KALAMBOLI. . 07:00 Hrs: Departure on Bikes ( 0 KM)
08:30 Hrs: Breakfast & Tea – Break @ NAGOTHANE (~ 60 KM)
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11:00 Hrs: @ POLADPUR (~ 130 KM)
12:00 Hrs: @ PRATAPGAD ( ~ 155 KM)
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FORT Exploration, LUNCH, REST
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15:00 Hrs: Move 2 Shivthargal

17:00 Hrs: @ SHIVTHARGAL ( ~ 225 KM)
Retire for the day
DINNER
STAY @ SHIVTHARGAL
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SUNDAY March 25, 2012 .
WAKE UP EARLY & FINISH MOrning chores
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Breakfast & Darshan

08:30 Hrs: Move 2 Varandha Ghat (~ 240 km)
09:30 Hrs: Move 2 Nira-Deodhar DAm & Lake ( ~ 270 km)
10:30 Hrs: @ Lake Side
12:00 Hrs: Move 2 BHOR-Kapurhol
13:30 Hrs: @ Kapurhol ( ~ 300 KM)
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LUNCH TIME
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15:00 Hrs: MOve 2 MUMBAI via NH-4
19:30 Hrs: @ Macdonald, KALAMBOLI ( ~ 500 KM)

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We will be in mumbai around 20:30 hrs ( thats – subjective)
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Note – Time permits we will visit PRATI-BALAJI TEMPLE @ Kapurhol as well :)

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The Estimated fee from SHIKHAR VEDH side to the trip is about Rs. 350 / – per head
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This includes DONATION to SHIVTHARGAL (for Accommodation) and administrative charges for Shikhar Vedh only.

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Other Cost for the event:

1. All Food Expenses, Entry fee wherever required  to be borne by the participant (TTMM basis)
2. Bikers have to bear their bike’s fuel expenses by themselves & pillion rider. (In case, of a single rider, the petrol and maintenance charges have to be paid by him alone.) … In case of a single rider, we will let u know about pillion’s availability .
3. Any other details will provide on call. .
VIMP NOTE:
1) TOTAL ESTIMATED Expenditure for the TRIP would be around Rs 1400/- per head
2) Max. Bikes will be 10 only … Max. participant wud be 20
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***Some Important Instructions those who Registered ….. All bikers would have to follow the rules and regulations. All person need to carry Identity proof (Must), Bike’s Legal Papers, Helmet (Must), (Valid Driver’s License, RC Book, Insurance papers and PUC is must) We would check for the license and papers at the start of the ride for every biker, and if any paper is not found in place, the members would not be allowed to ride with us.

“Shikhar Vedh” would not be responsible for any uncertainties happening to him and also the members who accompanies him after the warning.

It’s advisable to get your bike Serviced / Repaired before the ride so that we all can have safe ride.

Over Speeding / Rash Driving would result in immediate expulsion from the tour.

Please ensure safety for yourself and other people on road.

Things To Carry:-

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

Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Mat (Compulsory)

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)
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A haversack to put all these things

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Sonya Anchan : 09892813235

Jagdish Patil (O): 09869369836

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Dear All,

शिखर वेध has arranged our Favourite destination Trek to Sandhan Valley exploration cum rappelling event on 15-16 December 2012
Hope 2 cu on trek with me to NJoy again ;-)

Brief Intro abt Sandhan:-

Height:~ 4100 ft

Grade: Medium
Time: ~ 0.5 hrs from Samrad
Location: Bhandardara region

SANDHAN” …. is a beautiful place situated in the Western Ghats  near Ratangad. Amidst the water carved valley of 50 to 500 feet deep and around two km long. Experience the heart throbbing crossing of 4 ft deep water pool in the way of  rock floored water carved valley.
This will be your memorable trek.

Also you will get chance to Rappel down four small patches to reach the base of SANDHAN VALLEY.

Trek Details:

Saturday 15 th December 2012

Rendezous: On Telecon

00:15 Hrs :CST
00:23 Hrs: Byculla
00:33 Hrs: Dadar
00:44 Hrs: Kurla
00:50 Hrs: Ghatkopar
01:10 Hrs: Thane
01:32 Hrs: Dombivali
01:40 Hrs: Kalyan
02:56 Hrs: Kasara

03:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Samrad by Private vehicle

05:30 Hrs : – @ Samrad

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Breakfast-T @ Samrad
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07:30 Hrs — Move 2 Sandhan
08:00 Hrs — Enter in Sandhan Valley
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We have to go through abt 4-5 feet deep water for about 25-30 meters on the way … its real fun-thrill
Pls do carry extra clothes for da same …
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12:30 Hrs — Rappelling of 50 ft patch
Lunch time mid way
& then 2 more patches of 20 feet 2 rappel ..
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17:30 Hrs —  Settle at base
Dinner & Campfire
Stay in open … near a natural swimming pool
Sunday 16 December 2012

Wake Up early
08:30 Hrs — Breakfast-Tea
10:00 Hrs — Trek towrds Dehne

12:00 Hrs — @ Dehne
Lunch time
14:00 Hrs — @ Move Asangaon by public transport
16:00 Hrs — @ Asangaon station

We will be in Dadar around 19:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)depends on Mega block things

The cost for the entire EVENT is about Rs. 1200 /- per head

Includes Transportation from Kasara 2 Asangaon, 2 meals & Refreshments Rappeling Charges

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Please book yourself with advance payment of Rs. 700/- (Non-refundable) …  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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Seats r limited … MAXimum 44 members …
Last date to register with advance payment is
Thursday 29th November 2012 till 5 pm
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Note:-
Its a group activity so each and every member will be allotted some or other responsibility. Pls do keep space for 1kg at least in your bag.
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Previous memories in form of snaps of our NEW Year special event to Sandhan

https://picasaweb.google.com/104269804834836030230/NewYearTrekSandhanValleyRappelling?authkey=Gv1sRgCMb43pHR9a_cywE

Things To Carry:-

Pls Do carry Lunch for Saturday (a must)
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies

Sleeping Mat – Bags (a must)
Tiffin Box, Plate, Spoon ( a must)
Extra Pair of clothes (a must)

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

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/

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Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a trip to Crocodile Safari, Velneshwar, Guhagar beach, on  1 – 2 December 2012 (leaving 30th Night)
Brief Intro about tour:
Grade           : Easy

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

Date             : Friday 30th November 2012 (Night Departure) – Sunday 2nd December 2012 (Return time around 22:30 Hrs)

Cost per Person: 3000/- 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 ;) )

Govalkot :

On top of a detached hill and surrounded on nearly all sides by higher hills, is the Gowalkot Fort. This Fort is said to have, at different times, belonged to various kingdoms including the Habshi, Angre, and the Peshvas.  At the top of the fort is a beautiful reservoir. Shivaji Maharaj is also believed to have used the Gowalkot Fort at various times. While the Gowalkot Fort is in a relative state of disrepair, it offers a panoramic view of Chiplun, the Western Ghats, the valley, and the Vashisti River

The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:

Friday , 30th November 2012, Night

Meeting point: 22:15 Hrs at Pritam Hotel , Dadar (East).

22:30 Hrs: Departure

Day 1: Saturday, 1st December 2012

07:30 Hrs : @ Velneshwar

Freshen up, Breakfast – Tea Time

09:00 Hrs: Velneshwar – Shiva Temple visit & beach time,

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

13:00 Hrs: Lunch (Veg Thali) @ Velneshwar

17:00 Hrs: @ Guhagar Beach (till sunset)

18:00 Hrs: Tea

20:00 Hrs: @ Maldoli

21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg / Non VegThali )

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Stay at Maldoli – Home stay – ( Dormitory type)

Day 2, Sunday, 2nd December 2012

07:00 Hrs:    Break Fast – Tea

08:30 Hrs:    Crocodile Safari (IMP Note: Sighting of Crocodile in safari is not Guaranteed / Commitment … Its just a pure luck OR your fortune / fate ;) )

11:30 Hrs:    Govalkot fort visit

13:30 Hrs:    Lunch on the way ( Veg / Non – Veg)

14:00 Hrs:    Return Jouney to Mumbai … (if  Time permit visit to Parshuram Temple )

22: 00 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)

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Previous Memories in form of snaps

https://plus.google.com/photos/102866317364340885886/albums/5679765825467403393?banner=pwa

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The cost for the whole tour will be  3000/- 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 (as mentioned ), Accommodations ( Dormitory types)
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Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis …

One needs to deposit  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: – Tuesday 20th November 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, 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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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,
We @ शिखरवेध has arranged much awaited Rajgad to Torna on 24-25 November 2012 ( Journey starts on Friday 23rd  Nov 2012, 23:00 Hrs)

Brief Introduction about Rajgad / Torna:-

Height:  4182 ft / 4200 ft
Grade:  Medium/Medium
Time: ~ Maximum 2 / 3 hrs from base villages Gunjavane / Velhe
Location: Pune

RAJGAD – The name describes the place itself. The King of all the forts.
It is to the south-west 40 Kms from Pune. It boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji on any fort. He spent almost 25/30 yrs here. Rajgad is famous for its construction. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. These are the three sub-plateaux (Machee) namely Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Sanjevani Machee, and at the centre is the Ballekilla.

Padmavati Machee (north end) : This machee is the site of Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake, Chor Darwaja, Pali Darwaja, Gunjavane Darwaja, Daru Kothar (storage of arms and ammunition), Diwankhana, Rajwada (ruins), Ghod Tale (Horse Lake), Sadar (office) and Dhalkathi (flag hoisting place).

Sanjeevani Machee (southwest/west end) : This huge, beautiful and royally constructed machee faces west and has a three-stepped (layered) fortified structure. Each of the lower levels is separated from the higher one by a fortified bastion with a gate that could be defended independently. The lowest level is beautifully fortified by double curtain walls (chilkhathi) separated by a deep trench, on average 12 feet across. One can walk between these walls. The outer wall has openings to let soldiers out for sudden attack.

Suvela Machee (south east) : This is another grand machee facing east with lots of secret routes and doorways. This one is a double-stepped fortified machee with the steps separated by a beautiful bastioned doorway. At the end of first step a hole cuts across the rock; one can sit in this hole (nedhe). The final (lowest) step like Sanjeevani Machee has a double curtain wall. To the south side of this machee one can see a beautiful triangular bastion called Kaleswari buruz having an escape door near it. The home of the renowned military leader Tanaji Malusare was in this machee.

Bale Killa (centre) : This is the highest part of the fort which has remains of palaces, water cisterns and caves. It has a beautiful entrance door called Mahadarwaja. One can view the whole fort and the vast surrounding expanse.

TORNA:- The fort is also known as Prachandagad (huge fort), due to its massive size. In 1646, when Shivaji was 16, he launched his first military attack by capturing Torna fort, paving the way for the great empire. Many battles have been fought on this fort.
The fort is truly grand and stretches for couple of kilometers.

Fascinating points on Torna fort:

Goddess Toranjai: it is a simple temple where goddesses Somjai and Toranjai are worshiped. Ahead we can see the lakes toran and mhasoba.

Maal and Safeli Bastions: On the west of Kothji Darwaja are the bastion maal, and the latter one is to the south of the former. Near Safeli is the construction called lakadkhaana, where wood was stored. Here is the way to Kokan Darwaja and Budhla Machi.

Budhla Machi: In Marathi ‘budhla’ means vessel, and budhla machi looks like a vessel kept upside down. This cliff is a breathtaking spot on the fort.

Bini Darwaja: This is the main entrance to the fort from velhe and is situated to the northwest of the fort. The bastion on the left side has collapsed. The path ahead leads to the Kothi Darwaja.

Kothi Darwaja: Ascending the steps carved in the rock, we enter the Kothi Darwaja facing east. Here we come across some guard rooms. Way along the wall towards east takes us to the temple of goddess Toranjai.

Hanuman Bastion: This bastion is situated to the east of Kothi Darwaja. Here we can see the idol of hanuman facing south and a flag post. The way ahead leads to the bastion Bhel. Further eastwards we come to Zunjar Machi.

Temple of goddess Mengai: this is the only place on the fort where one can stay. It has two doors and the roof is stillin the needs of repairs. In front of the temple is a Deepmala.

Zunjar Machi: It is situated on the western side & a wonderful spot to see.

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Rendezeous: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:45 Hrs on Friday 23rd Nov 2012

23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar
Pick-ups en-route Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur etc.
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Saturday 24th Nov 2012
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05:00 Hrs : @ Gunjavane, Base Village
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Finish off Morning activities , Breakfast & Tea
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06:30 Hrs : Ascend to Rajgad Starts
08:45 Hrs : Atop Rajgad

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Explore Padmavati machi, Balekilla & Suvela Machi
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13:00 Hrs : Lunch time @ Padmavati Temple
14:30 Hrs : Move 2 Sanjivani Machi

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Explore Sanjivani Machi
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16:15 Hrs : Descend from Alu Darwaja
18:30 Hrs : @ Paal-Khind

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Retire for da day & Prepare Dinner & Tented accommodation …
Note: 1 Tent will be distributed among 3-4 ppls group as per size and They have to carry out the burden of same alternately till the trek ends.

A CAMP FIRE SESSION
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Sunday 25th Nov 2012
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05:00 Hrs : Wake up call
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Finish off Morning activities

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06:00 Hrs : Breakfast – Tea
06:30 Hrs : Move to Torna

10:30 Hrs : Torna Atop
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Explore Torna gad, Lunch, Rest

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14:00 Hrs : Descend
16:30 Hrs : Refreshment – Tea
17:00 Hrs : Start return journey back 2 Mumbai by private vehicle
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We will be @ Dadar by 22:30 Hrs (Subjectively)
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The Estimated expenditure of the trek is Rs 1700/- per head, which includes Travel expenditure from Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, 3 veg meals, 4 Refreshments & Tented accommodation

For registration, Rs. 1000/- (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle charges & Food arrangement is a must …
Deposit the amount on following account.

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

Maximum 25 seats
Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on Thursday 15th November, 2012 till 5 pm
Things To Be carried:

A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs – must),
TORCH with extra batteries (Compulsory),
Bedding ( Compulsory)
A spoon and a plate (a must)
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes,
2-3 papers, Cap, etc.
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
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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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

We @ शिखरवेध
has arranged on demand a 2 day Spiritual Trip to Akkalkot – Gangapur – Tuljapur & Pandharpur on Saturday-Sunday 17-18 Nov 2012

Hope 2 c u on Trip .

Brief Intro about Places:-

Sri Kshetra Akkalkot – Believed to be an incarnation of Shri Dattatreya the name of this spiritual master, popularly called Swami Samarth, is a household word in Maharashtra and the region around. As this Perfect Master chose to reside at a place called Akkalkot for 22 years where he took Mahasamadhi (left his mortal body) in 1878, he is also known as the Maharaj of Akkalkot, Akkalkot is situated in district Solapur of Maharashtra state of India.
Sri Kshetra Gangapur, One of the most famous Dattatreya Peethas, is associated with Sri Narsimha Saraswati Swami, an incarnation of Lord Dattatray. It stands on the bank of the river Bhima in Afzalpur taluka in Gulbarga district of Karnataka. This Nirguna Math is adorned with the Nirguna Padukas. The water of the rivers Bhima and Amaraja, especially at the spot of their confluence, are considered extremely holy.

Sri Kshetra Tuljapur, the one amongst three and half Shakti Peethas  (abodes of cosmic powers) of the state, is situated in Maharashtra, wherein resides the Mother Goddess Tulja Bhavani.  the temple enjoys a special association with the Bhosale clan to which Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj belonged. Goddess Bhavani was the family deity of the Bhosale clan

Sri Kshetra Pandharpur is one of the most prominent pilgrimage sites in Maharashtra. It is located on the banks of the Bhimā river, which is alternatively known as Chandrabhaga because of its half-moon-like shape. The city is named after a merchant, Pandarika, who achieved self-realization there. Pandharpur, also known as Pandhari, hosts the renowned Vitthal Temple on the banks of Bhimā.

The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:
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Friday , 16th November 2012
Meeting point: 22:15 Hrs at Pritam Hotel , Dadar (E).
22:30 Hrs: Departure
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Day 1:Saturday, 17th November 2012

09:00 Hrs: @ Akkalkot

Freshen up

Temple Darshan

Breakfast – Tea

12:30 Hrs : Move 2 Gangapur
14:30 Hrs: @ Gangapur

Lunch (Veg Only)

15:30 Hrs: Temple Darshan & Exploration

17:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Akkalkot
19:30 Hrs: @ Akkalkot

Dinner (Veg only)
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Stay at Akkalkot – BHAKT-NIVAS ( Dormitory sharing)
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Day 2: Saunday, 18th November 2012

06:30 Hrs: Move 2 Tuljapur
09:00 Hrs: @ Tuljapur

Break-fast – Tea

Temple Darshan

11:00 Hrs: Move 2 Pandharpur
14:00 Hrs: @ Pandharpur

Lunch (Veg only)

15:00 Hrs: Temple Darshan

16:30 Hrs: Tea Break & Depart for Mumbai

23:00 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)
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The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee ₹ 3000/- per head
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This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Food ( Veg only), Accommodations charges in form of DONATION ( Rooms with multiple sharing basis – BHAKT NIWAS)
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VIMP Note:

1)  In case of Queues for Temple – Darshan and which may cause a delay in our schedule … In such circumstances we may reach Mumbai LATE may be till Early Mornings of Monday … As we are not going to cancel any visit to place …
2) The itinerary is made in ideal situation.

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Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis wid Advance payment only …

One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 2000/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle, 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 8th November 2012, 5 pm OR Till Reg. Gets Full .


Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Cap, Extra pair of Clothes, a Towel etc.(a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, (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
.
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil: 09869369836

.

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/