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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

One Thought on “SHIKHAR VEDH – Bike Trip to Harihareshwar – Harnai-Murud – Guhagar – Velneshwar – Hedavi – Jaigad – Ganpatipule – Pawas, on January 25 – 27, 2013

  1. i like this trip, recently i passes through Rajapur – Ratnagiri – Pawas – jaigad – Guhaghar – Chiplun by my Car.
    its great beauty in our country.
    if possible kindly inform me about next Bike trip of Konkan.

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