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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