Dear All,

We @ Shikhar Vedh invites all enthusiastic and like minded people to explore historical places around Aurangabad from 25th January to 27th January 2013.


About Aurangabad:

Since the earliest times Aurangabad played a vital role in shaping the history and culture of the region. It was the centre of intense socio-political activities, the Set of learning, the seat of religious movements. During its long and undeterred course of history it has contributed in the filed of art, architecture, sculpture, paintings, dress and ornaments, food dishes and language etc. Centers like Paithan, Devgiri, Aurangabad, Ajanta, Ellora attracted large number of saints, poets, men and literature and artisans from all over the country. Hence, it remained a meeting place of different life-styles including faiths. Therefore the district holds the visitors spellbound with its ancient and medieval charms.

Places We will be exploring are : –
1) Aurangabad Caves, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchakki,
2) Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves,
3) Ghrushneshwar Temple, Bhadra Maruti Temple,
4) Daulatabad / Devgiri Fort, Aurangzeb Tomb at Khuldabad
5) Paithan – Saint Dnyaneshwar Garden , Jayakwadi Dam etc.

The itinerary for the event is as below: –

Thursday 24th January 2013

22:30 Hrs: Meet at Pritam Hotel, Dadar (e)
Depart from Mumbai


Day 1 – Friday 25th Jan 2013 (Eid-E-Milad Holiday)
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07:00 Hrs: Freshen up and Breakfast on the way
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08:30 Hrs: visit to Ajanta Caves
12:30 Hrs: Lunch time
13:30 Hrs: Travel towards Aurangabad
16:30 Hrs: @ Aurangabad-Check into the Hotel
17:30 Hrs: Visit Panchakki in the evening
Shopping Time

Dinner and retire for the day

Day 2 – Saturday 26th Jan 2013


Wake up early, Freshen Up
07:00 Hrs: – Breakfast – Tea Time
08:00 Hrs: - @ Daulatabad / Devgiri Fort
LUNCH Time
13:30 Hrs: Visit to Bibi ka Maqbara
16:30 Hrs: Visit 2 Paithan – Saint Dnyaneshwar Garden and Jaikwadi Dam
20:00 Hrs: Reach Aurangabad
Dinner and retire for the day

Day 3 – Sunday 27th Jan 2013

Wake up early, freshen up
07:00 Hrs : Breakfast – Tea Time
08:00 Hrs : @ Khuldabad Fort – Visit Aurangzeb Tomb
Visit to Bhadra Maruti Temple
09:00 Hrs : Visit to Ghrishneshwar Temple
Visit to Ellora Caves
12:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Ellora (To b borne by participant as per choice veg / non -veg)

13:30 Hrs: Start Journey towards Mumbai
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Reach Mumbai by 23:00 Hrs approx.


Cost of the event would be Rs 3700/- and the above cost includes -

> Travel from Mumbai to Mumbai by Private Vehicle

> Stay in Hotel on Quadruple sharing basis (Non A/C)
> Twin sharing will cost Rs 400/- per head extra and Tripple sharing will cost Rs 200/- per head extra and have to bring companion for the same

> 3 Breakfast, 4 Veg meals & Evening refreshments

> All entry fees and guide charges


The above cost excludes – Cold drink and mineral water charges, Camera charges, anything other than mentioned in the cost includes.

Note: The use of tripod and flash photography is not allowed in Ajanta Caves.

One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 2500/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle and Accommodation 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 15th January 2013, 5 pm OR Till Reg. Gets Full .


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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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

A beginning of new year … so new treks & new destinations … As what SHIKHAR VEDH try 2 do as always – few less visited places to b seen in next months …

Here We @ SHIKHAR VEDH announces JANUARY – MARCH 2013 SCHEDULE
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JANUARY 2013
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Date: 12-13th January 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Sarasgad – Sudhagad (Night Trek)
Grade: Medium
Cost: Rs 750/-

Inclusions: Local Transport & Food
Meeting Point: Nagothane railway station @ 08:30 Hrs on Saturday 12 Jan 2013
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Date: 19-20th January 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Rawlya – Jawlya, Markendya, Saptashringi , Ramshej
Grade: Medium
Cost: Rs 1700/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & Food
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:30 Hrs on Friday 18 Jan 2013
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Date: 25-27th January 2013
Name of the Event: Aurangabad Tour
Grade: Easy
Cost: Rs 3800/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & Food & Accommodation
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:30 Hrs on Thursday 24 Jan 2013
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FEBRUARY 2013
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Date: 3rd February 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Anjaneri
Grade: Medium
Cost: Rs 850/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & 2 Refreshments
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:30 Hrs on Saturday 2 Feb 2013
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Date: 10th February 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Talgad, Kuda Leni & Ghosalegad
Grade: Easy
Cost: Rs 750/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & 2 Refreshments
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 05:45 Hrs
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Date: 17th February 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Patta & Aundh
Grade: Easy
Cost: Rs 850/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & 2 Refreshments
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:30 Hrs on Saturday 16 Feb 2013
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Date: 24th February 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Ghangad & Tel-Baila – BIKE TRIP
Grade: Easy
Cost: 2 b Declared Later

Meeting Point: Macdonald, KALAMBOLI @ 06:30 Hrs
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MARCH 2013
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Date: 2-3 rd March 2013
Name of the Event: Velas Trip Turtle Festival (Probably)
Grade: Easy
Cost: Rs 1700/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & Food & Accommodation
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:30 Hrs on Friday 1 Mar 2013
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Date: 9-10th March 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Vasota & Nageshwar
Grade: Medium
Cost: Rs 1800/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & Food
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:30 Hrs on Friday 8 Mar 2013
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Date: 17th March 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Sandhan Valley Exploration
Grade: Medium – Thrilling
Cost: Rs 1200/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & 2 Refreshments
Meeting Point: Kasara railway staion @ 03:00 Hrs
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Date: 24th March 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Parvatgad – Songad – Dubergad
Grade: Easy
Cost: Rs 900/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & 2 Refreshments
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:30 Hrs on Saturday 23 Mar 2013
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Date: 29-31 March 2013
Name of the Event: Kokan Tour – Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
Grade: Easy
Cost: Rs 6300/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & Food & Accommodation
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:30 Hrs on Thursday 28 March 2013
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NOTE:
1. Participants number per event is limited. Entry will be on First Come First Serve basis.
2. These dates are tentative. Changes in dates and venue are possible.
3. Few more events will b added soon
4. The detailed plan will be posted at least a week prior to event by email or on our face book group & website.
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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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For confirmation please do contact on

Jagadish Patil – 9869369836

C u all on events – Cheers !!!