Dear All,

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged 1 day Trek to Talgad + Kuda Caves + Ghosalgad forts in Raigad region on Sunday 10 February 2013

Hope to c u on trek :-)

Details r as follows

Brief Introduction about Talgad / Ghosalgad:

Height:~ 1000 feet/1200 feet

Grade: Easy /Easy

Time:~ Max.30 min frm Tala village/Max.45 min frm Ghosal

Location:Roha, Raigad

Talgad:

A fortified monument on the southern bank of Malti creek, the Tala fort lies east west at a height of 1000 feet above the sea level in Tala town in Maharashtra. The fort is separated from the rest of the hill by a wide gap. This protected monument of 4th century was built during the reign of Bhoja Raja and was used as a watch on the beautiful Rajpuri stream. Tala fort is a very good example for the artistic talents of the then generation. The bottom of the hill in which the fort situates is surrounded by thick woody forest. Once a center of prime importance, this marvelous construction stands as the relic of its past glory.


Kuda Caves:

Kuda caves, famous for Buddhist caves. These rock cut caves are classic example of Buddhist cave art and amazing for their architectural excellence. These caves have two levels and the individual blocks are smaller and are on the upper levels. The inscriptions on the caves are the preaching of Buddha and his disciples. The interiors of the caves are carved with stupas and a rock carved image of an elephant as the janitor is inscribed on the front gate of the caves.
In many of the caves in Kuda hills, there are evidences to testify that monks used them as dwelling places. The inscriptions, letters and paintings in the Kuda hills shows that these caves are built in during first to sixth centuary B.C. Set up on a hilly terrain, the Kuda caves give a magnificient view of the valley below. This is a recommended place for those who are having a keen interest in historical monuments and archeology.

Ghosalgad:

Approx 9 km south of Roha and 32 km east of Murud is a mountain which arises majestically to the sky. A fort on the top of hill has been named Ghosalgad after the village Ghosala below. The fort was used as look out post for those ruling over Murud.

As the base village Ghosal is at a considerable height, a hike to the fort from the base is not much and there is an easy path to the top. A water pond named Wajta Haud, remnants of watch tower, fortified wall, temple of Bhavani and Ganapati, water cisterns etc. can be seen atop. A beautiful view of base village Ghosala, Murud creek and Talagad can be seen from the top.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:-

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Sunday 10 February 2013

Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) at 05:55 Hrs

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06:05 Hrs: Start from Dadar

06:40 Hrs: Vashi

07:00 Hrs: Panvel

08:30 Hrs: Breakfast-Tea on the way

10:30 Hrs: Talagad

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11:00 Hrs: Atop Talgad

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11:00-12:00pm: Explore fort, Rest and enjoy the view of the surrounding region

12:00 Hrs: Descend

12:30 Hrs: @ Base

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13:00 Hrs: @ Kuda Leni

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Explore, Have lunch & depart 2 Ghosalgad

15:00 Hrs: Ghosalegad base

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15:45 Hrs: On top of Ghosalgad

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1 hour for exploration

17:00 Hrs: Descend

17:45 Hrs: @ Base

18:00 Hrs: Depart for Mumbai

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Evening Snacks / Tea on the way

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We will be in mumbai around 22:30 hrs (thats – subjective)

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The Trek Fee for the Trek is about Rs. 750/- only per head

That includes Transportation charges from Mumbai to Mumbai by Private Vehicle, 2 Refreshments & Shikhar Vedh Charges


For registration, Rs. 500/-  per head (Non-refundable) as advance payment for vehicle charges is a must … please deposit in following A/c.


Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Thursday 31th January 2013, 5 pm
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Things To Carry:-

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Lunch for the Day ( 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

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

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

We @ शिखर वेध have planned a one day Trek 2 Anjaneri fort & Pandav Leni near Nashik on Sunday 3rd February 2013


Hope 2 cu on trek with me ;-)
Details r as follows
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Brief Introduction about Anjaneri :
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Height: ~ 4200 feets
Grade:  Easy
Time: ~ Maximum 2 hrs from Anjaneri
Location: Trimbakeshwar

Anjaneri :

The fort of Anjaneri, being the birthplace of lord ‘Hanuman’, has a great historical importance. Lord Hanuman was the son of‘Pavan’ (the wind) and ‘Anjani’, and hence the fort is called as‘Anjaneri’. Anjaneri is one of the important forts in the ranges of Tryambakeshwar near Nasik.

On the way from Anjaneri village to the fort some carvings can be seen in the caves near the steps. The carvings are intriguing and eye catching. The caves and the inscriptions are believed to be from the Jain followers.
The temple of ‘Anjani Mata’, a big marvelous temple devoted to the mother of Lord Hanuman, is another attraction. The temple is quite big. It is a proper place to accommodate on the fort.

At a certain distance from this temple two different ways can be seen. The way to left hand side takes us directly to ‘Seeta cave’ within 10 minutes. This cave is made up of two rooms. 10 to 12 people can stay here comfortably. There are many carvings inside the cave.
Another way takes us directly to citadel, where one more temple of ‘Anjani Mata’ can be seen. It takes 20 minutes to reach this temple. This temple is also quite big. The perimeter of the fort is very large.


Itinerary for the event : -

Rendezvous: Dadar (E) Swaminarayan temple 22:45 Hrs on Saturday 2nd February 2013
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23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar

Sunday 3rd Feb 2013

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05:00 Hrs: @ Tryambakeshwar
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Temple Darshan, Breakfast – Tea

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07:00 Hrs: @ Anjanrei Base – Ascend
10:00 Hrs: ATop Anjaneri

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10:00-12:30 pm Explore fort, enjoy the view of the surrounding, Lunch , Rest etc.

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12:30 Hrs: Descend

15:00 Hrs: @ Base

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16:30 Hrs: @ Pandav Leni Visit

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17:30Hrs: Departure for Mumbai

Evening Refreshment on the way

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We will be in mumbai around 22:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)
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The Estimated initial expenditure is about Rs. 850 / - per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation fare for private vehicle,  2 refreshments & Entry Fees for Pandav caves & Shikhar Vedh charges

Seats will be first come 1st basis … please deposit Rs 650/- per head (Non-refundable) for private vehicle booking amount on following A/c …

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 29th January 2013, 5 pm

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Things To Carry:-
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Pls do carry LUNCH for da day ( a must)

A Torch with spare battery ( 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
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
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A haversack to put all these things

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagdish Patil : 09869369836
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Also join us @
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,  

We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a 3 – day Bike Trip to Harihareshwar – Harnai-Murud – Guhagar – Velneshwar – Hedavi – Jaigad – Ganpatipule – Pawas, on January 25 – 27, 2013
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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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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Itinerary of the trip:

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FRIDAY 25th Jan 2013

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Meeting Point: – Macdonald’s, Kalamboli @ 06:30 Hrs – intro & instructions

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06:40 Hrs: – Depart

07:45 Hrs: – @ Vadkhal Naka

Breakfast-Tea Time

08:15 Hrs: – Vadhkal naka to Mangaon (~ 60 kms) – Break

09:40 Hrs: – Mangaon to Harihareshwar (~ 55 kms)

11:00 Hrs: – @ Harihareshwar – exploration for 30 mins

11:30 Hrs: – Move 2 Bagmandla ferry

Ferry- 30 mins – loading bikes n den offroad biking to reach Bankot

12:00 Hrs: – @ BANKOT

Skip Velas on right, move to left towards Kelshi

Bankot to Harnai -Murud

14:00 Hrs: – @ Harnai-Murud – It’s a beach route & is beautiful 1 so maximum breaks – 2hrs buffer time :)

Lunch time at Harnai-Murud, it’s a Fishing village, good place for lunch

15:15 Hrs: – Start

15:45 Hrs: – @ Dapoli – approx 10 kms

16:30 Hrs: – Dapoli to Dhabol – approx 30 kms

17:00 Hrs: – Dhabol jetty to Dhopave jetty

Tea – Break

18:00 Hrs: – Dhopave to Guhaghar – 15 kms

POST SUNSET – Guhaghar to Velneshwar – 25 kms

20:00 Hrs: – @ Hotel in Velneshwar

Dinner (VEG ONLY)

Night halt at Velneshwar

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SATURDAY 26th Jan 2013

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Leave by 09:00 Hrs. (after temple visit, beach time & breakfast-Tea)

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09:45 Hrs: – @ Dashabhuja Ganesh temple, Hedavi

10:15 Hrs: – Hedvi to Baman ghal

10:30 to 11:30 Hrs: – Baman ghal to Tavsal / Rohile jetty (~ 30 kms)

11:30 –12:00 Hrs: – Tavsal / Rohile to Jaigad – by Ferry

Jaigad fort exploration

Lunch on the way

14:00 Hrs: – Jaigad to Ganpatipule – (approx. 35 kms)

14:45 Hrs: – @ Ganpatipule temple

16:30 Hrs: – Move to Pawas

18:00 Hrs: – @ Pawas

Dinner (VEG ONLY)

Night halt at Pawas

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SUNDAY 27th Jan 2013

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Post-Breakfast leave Pawas

09:30 Hrs: – @ Ratnagiri

11:30 Hrs: – @ Chiplun

Visit Parshuram temple

12:30 Hrs: – Leave

Lunch enroute

14:30 Hrs: – @ Khed

15:15 Hrs: – @ Poladpur

15:45 Hrs: – @ Mahad

Tea-break enroute

18:00 Hrs: – @ Vadhkal naka

19:15 Hrs: – @ Macdonals, Kalamboli

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The cost for the Bike Trip is Rs. 1800 / – per head for VEG and Rs. 2100 / – per head for NON-VEG.
This includes Quadruple sharing Accommodation in Velneshwar Hotel and DONATION to PAWAS BHAKT-NIWAS ; FOOD (5 meals & 6 Refreshments) ; FERRY CHARGES and administrative charges for Shikhar Vedh only.

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Other Cost for the event:

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 .
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VIMP NOTE:
1) Max. Bikes will be 15 only … Max. participant wud be 30
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Please confirm the registration by advance payment of Rs 500/- per head (Non-refundable) to book accommodation. Deposit the amount in following A/c.
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Thursday 17th January 2013, 5 pm OR Till Reg. Gets Full .
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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.

VIMP: PLEASE REACH PANVEL BY 6:20 a.m. SHARP, Don’t consider it as Indian time and chalta hai 1 hr late honge toh n blah

MAP WILL BE PROVIDED on arrival, so that you wont get lost on huge konkan coast :P

IMPORTANT NOTICE: –

1. Don’t even think or assume that it is a LUXURY trip, please be ready to rough yourself out or else please stay at home for comfort ;)
2. Since, it is a TIME-BOUND and LONG trip and If you are thinking to relax and take your own sweet time to cover or leave any visiting place, then please opt for shorter trips :P
3. Over-speeding will not be tolerated as usual, because mishaps cost yours as well as whole group’s time.
4. Get your own blanket, jackets, or whatever to save yourself from mood-swings of weather.
5. Carry all your biking stuff like helmets(if possible please add elbow & knee guards), accessories, License, PUC etc. Helmet compulsory for yourself & pillion to save your skin from severe heat on the roads (Nai toh ghar jaane k baad ghar wale shakal nai pehchanenge  ;)
6. Please note to stuff your bag with ready to eat food stuffs & water bottles to calm your unpredictable, untimely hunger pangs.

KINDLY NOTE THAT ALL THE ABOVE ‘ON THE FACE’ POINTS ARE DRAFTED JUST TO REACH OUR DESTINATION ON TIME AND COVER AS MANY PLACES AS POSSIBLE ON THE WAY. HENCE, TOTAL CO-OPERATION WOULD BE REQUIRED.

TIME-PASSERS PLEASE EXCUSE YOURSELF FROM THIS TRIP & STAY AT HOME. YOUR PRESENCE WONT BE MISSED :) WE JUST WANT SERIOUS RIDERS (VALUE For TIME & MONEY-Petrol) ;)

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

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

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

Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Mat for stay in Pawas Bhakt-Niwas

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

Sonia Anchan (L): 09892813235

Jagdish Patil (O): 09869369836

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Dear All,

We @ शिखरवेध has arranged Rawlya-Jawlya, Markendya, Saptshringi and Ramshej Trek on 19-20 January 2013

Brief Introduction about Rawlya / Jawlya / Markendya / Saptshringi / Ramshej :-
  
 Height:  3600 ft / 3600 ft / 4383 ft/ 4000 ft / 3270 ft
 Grade:  Medium / Medium / Medium / Easy / Easy
 Time: ~ Maximum 3 hrs from base villages 
 Base Village: Mulanbari Col / Nanduri / Aashewadi
 Location: Satmala Region
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The itinerary for the Trek is as follows : -

Friday 18 January 2013
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22:30 Hrs: Departure from Dadar by Private Vehicle
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Day-1 - Saturday 19 January 2013
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06:00 Hrs - Reach Vani
Breakfast - Tea 
07:00 Hrs - Reach Mulanbari Col
ASCEND RAWLYA-JAWLYA
09:00 Hrs - @ Rawlya-Jawlya Col
10:00 Hrs - Rawlya ATop ... explore
Back 2 Col
11:30 Hrs - Jawlya Atop ... explore
12:30 Hrs - Descend 2 Mulanbari Col
14:30 Hrs - @ Mulan bari col
Lunch Time and rest for 1/2 hour
15:30 Hrs - Ascend Markendya Fort 
17:00 Hrs - Markendya atop, explore
Enjoy evening hours at the top, enjoy panorama.
Stay @ Temple / Ashram
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Have a prepared dinner at 21:30 hrs, camp fire and Good night.
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Day-2 - Sunday 20 January 2013

06:00 Hrs - Good morning bell
06:30 Hrs - Have a breakfast-tea.
07:00 Hrs - Start for Saptshringi
10:30 Hrs - @ Saptashringi
Temple Darshan
12:30 Hrs - @ Base Nanduri
Lunch Time
14:00 Hrs -  Move 2 Ramshej Base
15:00 Hrs - @ Ramshej Base
16:00 Hrs - Ramshej atop - Explore
17:00 Hrs - Descend 
18:00 Hrs - @ Base
- Have a tea and start return journey by 18:30 hrs back 2 Mumbai by private vehicle

 We will be @ Dadar by 23:00 Hrs (Subjectively)
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 The Estimated expenditure of the trek is Rs 1700/- per head, which includes
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 Travel expenditure from Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, 2 veg meals & 4 Refreshments
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 For registration, Rs. 1000/- (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle charges is a must ...
 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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 Maximum 25 seats ...
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 Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on Tuesday 15th January, 2013 till 5 pm

 Note: We will be keeping our bags in vehicle while trekking 2 Rawlya - Jawlya Fort & Ramshej fort ... Will carry only Water Bottles (3 Liters must), Something to munch, Torch (must) & Ur valuables only 
... So it will be easy for us to Trek ... But for Markendya and Saptshringi we have to carry our bags
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Things To Be carried:-
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LUNCH for SATURDAY (a must)
A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs - must),
TORCH with extra batteries (Compulsory),
Bedding ( Compulsory)
Tiffin Box, 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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 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 2 day trek to Sarasgad and Sudhagad near Pali on Saturday Sunday 12-13 January 2013

Hope to c u on trek :-)

Details r as follows

Brief Introduction about Sarasgad / Sudhagad: -

Height: ~ 1600  / 2030 feet
Grade:  Easy

Time: ~ Max 1.5 hrs from Pali / 2 Hrs from Pachhapur, Thakurwadi
Location: Pali, Raigad District
SARASGAD: Pali, one out of the eight “Ashtavinayak” Ganesh Temples is also the place where Sarasgad is located.
Lord Ganesh of Pali is named ‘Ballaleshwar’ and located just behind the temple can be seen the ramparts of Sarasgad fort.
The fort was mainly used to keep a check on the surrounding regions. From the fort, Pali and all surrounding areas can be seen. Shivaji Maharaj brought this fort under Swarajya and spent 2000 Hon (the prevailing currency) for its reconstruction. Till independence this fort was under Bhor Sansthan.

SUDHAGAD : The only fort which was considered before Raigad for establishing as the capital of Shiv Swarajya, Sudhagad is a gigantic fort with a huge plateau atop. Tactfully fortified this was one was one of the mightiest and inaccessible fort of that time. A well built temple of Bhoraidevi is the only place for shelter atop. There is deepmal in front of the temple. Few remnants of Tulsi Vrundawan lay in the vicinity.The main attraction on this fort is the Mahadarwaja at Dhomse side which is an exact replica of the Mahadarwaja at Raigad, and still is in good shape.

Journey Details: -

The train scheduled @ 06:15 hrs from Diva that will drop us at Nagothane around 08:32 Hrs. This is Diva-Sawantwadi Passenjar (Konkan Railway) …
Pls be sure abt the timing … Following is timing where train halts … u can catch wherever it is comfortable to u …

06:15 Hrs : – Diva    (Central Line)
07:05 Hrs : – Panvel (Harbour Line)
08:32 Hrs : – Nagothane

Just Check that if u miss the train … u miss the trek with us …
NOTE: - Those who can’t catch the train, can take direct bus to Pali from Thane, Dadar etc. … For them, the meeting point will be Ballaleshwar temple @ 10:00 am
The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 12 January 2013
06:15 Hrs : – Diva    (Central Line)
07:05 Hrs : – Panvel (Harbour Line)
08:32 Hrs : – Nagothane
Breakfast in train: U won’t get such a variety of itmes anywhere …
09:30 Hrs: @ Pali by 6-Seater Rick
Ballaleshwar Darshan: One of the Asthavinayak Temple
10.00 Hrs : Start trek to the top
11.45 Hrs : Atop
11.45-13:45 Hrs: Explore fort, Rest and enjoy the view of the surrounding region
13.45 Hrs: Descend 2 base
15:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Pali
16:00 Hrs: Move 2 Thakurwadi
17:30 Hrs: @ Thakurwadi
Tea-Break
18:30 Hrs: Ascend Sudhagad – A night Trek
20:30 Hrs: Atop
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Prepare Dinner
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Camp-fire
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Sunday 13 January 2013
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08:00 Hrs:
Break-fast – Tea
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Fort Exploration till 10:30 am
10:30 Hrs: Descend
12:30 Hrs: @ Base
13:30 Hrs: @ Pali for LUNCH
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Move 2 Nagothane
15:30 Hrs: @ Nagothane
15:55 Hrs: Catch Roha-Diva Passenjar
18.00 Hrs: @ Panvel
18:55 Hrs: @ Diva

We will be in mumbai around 20:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)

The expenditure for trek is about Rs. 800 / – per head

This includes Nagothane 2 Nagothane fare for Rick, 3 Veg Meals and 2 Refreshments

Things To Carry: -

Breakfast for the day ( a must)
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( a must)

Bedding ( Compulsory)
Torch with extra batteries ( a must)
Spoon, Plate, Mug (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
Jagdish Patil (O): 09869369836