Dear all,

We @ शिखर वेध has planned a less trodden path Trek to Ganpati Gadad on Sunday 1 September 2013. This route is very beautiful. Its approx. 2.5 hrs walk and many small waterfalls & streams en-route. Don’t miss this different route.

Ganpati Gadad is a group of 6-7 caves near Dhasai-Palu. This is fairly simple easy trek and quite enjoyable and a treat for eyes in monsoons.

You can enjoy various small waterfalls here. This route is wonderful for nature lovers.
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Trivia :
Trek through streams
Height:
3000 ft above MSL approx.
Grade:
Easy
Base Village :
Sonavale, Dhasai
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Itinerary for the Trek is as follows :

Meeting point: Sunday 1 September 2013 – 05:50 Hrs @ Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E)

Sunday 1 September 2013
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06:00 Hrs: Depart from Mumbai
Packed Breakfast in Bus
08:20 Hrs: Tea-Break  @ Tokavade
09:30 Hrs: @ Base Village
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09:30 Hrs: Trek Starts
12:15 Hrs: @ Caves
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Exploration, Rest, Lunch Time – Waterfall Masti ;)
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14:45 Hrs: Descend Start
18:00 Hrs: @ Base Village
Snacks & Tea Break
22:30 Hrs: @ Dadar ( That’s subjective)
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The Estimated expenditure for the trek is about Rs. 750 / – per head

This includes Dadar 2 Dadar travel by private vehicle, Morning & Evening B/f +Tea
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Deposit Rs. 500/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for vehicle reservation
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Thursday 29th September 2013, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

Things To Carry:-
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LUNCH for da Day ( A must)
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( A must)
Raincheater(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 (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
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish 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 have planned a Trip to Kaas Plateau Valley of Flowers – Sajjangad – Thosegar Waterfall & Kalyangad Fort in Satara region on 7-8 September 2013 ( Batch -1) AND 21-22 September 2013 ( Batch -2) AND 28-29 September 2013 ( Batch -3) ( THREE Separate Batches)

Hope 2 cu on trip – trek with us ;-)


Details r as follows
Brief Introduction about Kaas Valley / Sajjangad / Thosegar / Kalyangad :

Height: 3300 ft /3350 ft / 3500 ft / 3490ft /

Grade: simple but Exciting

Time: ~ Max. 0.5 / 0.75 mins from base villages

Location: Satara region

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KAAS PLATEU: A wonderful outing to explore the colourful world of flowers … valley of flowers in Maharashtra where hundreds of varieties of wild flowers of all colours which blooms in Mid August – Sept end (Da Best Time) … In monsoon the whole area transforms into an unbelievable carpets of flowers like yellow carpets of Smithia and Sonki flowers, Pink carpets of Balsam, Purple carpets of Karvi etc. … These carpets change colors almost every week depending on the dominant flowers during that time.

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SAJJANGAD: Samarth Ramdas lived for long time @ Sajjangad, a small hillock near Satara. He breathed his last here and devotees worship his mausoleum here. This is an important centre of worship for the Ramdasi sect. Ramdas swami remains an inspiration for the technique he developed in infusing Nationalism and Dharmic devotion among ordinary people across the country by his concept of Hanuman temple, akhaada and a Paathashaala in every village. His emphasis on Rashtra chintana along with spiritual sadhana is more relevant today than it was anytime before.

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THOSEGAR Waterfall: Thoseghar is very famous for it’s high Waterfalls. one of which is around 500 meters tall. Thoseghar is a wonderful place for nature lovers. These Waterfalls are very attractive and creates a loud noise in the calm nature.

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KALYANGAD: is also known as Nandgiri fort. This fort was built by king Bhoj-II of Shilahar dynasty as mentioned in the copper plate inscription found in Satara.This fort appears to be built in between 1178 to 1209. It appears from many copper plate inscriptions of Shilahar kings that they gave many donations to Jain people. It has been proved that this fort is built by Shilahar Kings, as many statues of Lord Parshvanath are found in the cave on Kalyangad. In 1673 Shivaji Maharaj conquered Satara and surrounding regions. Kalyangad became a part of his territory. After Shivaji, the administration of Kalyangad went into the hands of Pratinidhis (representatives). Later, conflicts arose between Peshvas and Pratinidhis. The fort was taken over by Peshwa. In 1818 general Prisler brought this fort under British control.

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Rendezvous: Pritam hotel, Dadar (e) @ 22:45 Hrs
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Departure from Dadar on Friday 6 September 2013 ( Batch -1) AND 20 September 2013 ( Batch -2) AND 27 September 2013 ( Batch -3)

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Pickup points will be Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur, Panvel etc.


We would be heading by Private vehicle. All destination are quickies. Max. 45 mins ascend for fort.


The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

DAY 1:: Saturday 7 September 2013 ( Batch -1) AND 21 September 2013 ( Batch -2) AND 28 September 2013 ( Batch -3)


05:30 Hrs: @ Satara

Breakfast – Tea Time

07:30 Hrs: @ Kaas Plateau – Valley of Flowers in Maharashtra

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Exploration Time, PHotography, Sight seeing

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12:30 Hrs: Depart

13:30 Hrs: Lunch Break @ Satara

15:00 Hrs: @ Move 2 Sajjangad

16:00 Hrs: @ Sajjangad Atop

Exploration Time

20:30 Hrs: Dinner ( Simple veg one)

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Night Stay atop ( 1 Chadar & Mattress will be provided)

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DAY 2 :: Sunday 8 September 2013 (Batch -1) AND 22 September 2013 ( Batch -2) AND 29 September 2013 ( Batch -3)

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast @ Sajjangad Base

09:00 Hrs: @ Thosegar Waterfall visit

12:00 Hrs: @ Kalyangad Base

13:00 Hrs: Kalyangad Atop

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Exploration Time for 1 hour

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14:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Base

16:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Mumbai

Evening Tea/ snacks enroute

We will be in Mumbai around 22:30 hrs (that’s – subjective)


Few memories from our last trip in form of snaps: Note: Photographs of Flowers, Plants are not uploaded for copyright reasons by Photographers.


http://picasaweb.google.com/shraddhashenvi/TrekToSataraRegion1st4thOct2009?feat=directlink#

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http://picasaweb.google.com/wyuvraj/TrekToSataraRegion1st4thOct2009?authkey=Gv1sRgCLm6p5bro-6fVQ&feat=email#

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http://picasaweb.google.com/mrugeshkarnik/ShikharVedhSJumboTrekToSatara?fgl=true&pli=1#

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http://picasaweb.google.com/suniel.Patil.429/TrekkingInSatara#


The Expenditure for the Trip is Rs. 2000 /- per Head

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This includes Dadar to Dadar transport by private vehicle, 4 refreshments, 3 Veg Meals , Accommodation charges in form of Donation to Sajjangad Math Seva Samiti for Bhakt-Niwas and Entry fees

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Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 1000/- (Non-refundable) … Seats will be allotted on payment basis … Last row seats will be given only on demand [;)] else late payment ones … Deposit the amount on following account.

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

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

Seats r limited … MAXimum 35 members …

Last date to register with advance payment is Tuesday 27 August 2013 ( Batch -1) AND 10 September 2013 ( Batch -2) AND 17 September 2013 ( Batch -3)

Note:- Kas valley, Thosegar, Kalyangad etc. are at remote places and do not have touristy facilities … pls keep in mind …

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Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) (a must)

1 torch (a must) with spare battereies

Sleeping Mat – Bags (a must) in case if u r not comfortable with chaddars & mattress as mentioned

Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet … but pls do carry one …

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

Some ready to eat food.Plum cakes, biscuits etc.

Extra 2-3 Pair of clothes,

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

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Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.

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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

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Jagdish 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 have planned a Kaas Platue Valley of Flowers – Trip in Satara on Sunday 1st September 2013 AND 15 September 2013 ( Two Separate Batches )

Hope 2 cu on trip with us ;-)


Details r as follows
Brief Introduction about Kas Valley

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KAAS PLATEU: A wonderful outing to explore the colourful world of flowers … valley of flowers in Maharashtra where hundreds of varieties of wild flowers of all colours which blooms in Mid August – Sept end (Da Best Time) … In monsoon the whole area transforms into an unbelievable carpets of flowers like yellow carpets of Smithia and Sonki flowers, Pink carpets of Balsam, Purple carpets of Karvi etc. … These carpets change colors almost every week depending on the dominant flowers during that time.

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Rendezvous: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 22:45 Hrs
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Departure from Dadar on Saturday 31st August 2013 (For Batch – 1) AND 14th September 2013 (For Batch – 2) @ 23:00 Hrs
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Pickup points will be Dadar, Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur, Panvel etc.


We would be heading by Private vehicle.

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The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Sunday 1st September 2013 (For Batch – 1) AND Sunday 15th September 2013 (For Batch – 2)


05:30 Hrs: @ Satara

Breakfast – Tea Time

07:30 Hrs: @ Kas Platue – Valley of Flowers in Maharashtra

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Exploration Time, PHotography, Sight seeing

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13:30 Hrs: Depart

14:30 Hrs: Lunch Break @ Satara

16:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Mumbai

We will be in Mumbai around 22:00 hrs (that’s – subjective)

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The Expenditure for the Trip is Rs. 1400 /- per Head only

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This includes Dadar to Dadar transport by private vehicle, Morning B/f – Tea, Veg Lunch , Entry fees & SHIKHAR VEDH Administration Charges.

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Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 900/- (Non-refundable) … Seats will be allotted on payment basis … Last row seats will be given only on demand [;)] else late payment ones … Deposit the amount on following account.

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

Seats r limited … MAXimum 25 members …

Last date to register with advance payment is Tuesday 27 August 2013 (For Batch – 1) AND 10th September 2013 (For Batch – 2)

Note:- Kas valley, is a remote place and do not have touristy facilities … pls keep in mind …

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Things To Carry:-

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

Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet … but pls do carry one …

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

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Smoking & Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.

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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

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Jagdish 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 planned a less trodden path Trek to Pratapgad via Kudpan, Bhimachi kathi on Sunday 25 August 2013.
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This route is very beautiful. From Kudpan village to Pratapgad. Its approx. 5 hrs walk thru dense forest with 1 gigantic waterfalls and many more small waterfalls & streams enroute. Dont miss this different route.
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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.

Bhimachi Kathi – a well-known pinnacle in this region. Height around 800′ form the valley side, This valley is surrounded by all three “Wadis” of Kudpan & famous for two gigantic waterfall.

You can enjoy various small waterfalls here. This route is wonderful for nature lovers.
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Trivia :
Trek through mountains
Height:
3000 ft above MSL approx.
Grade:
Medium
Base Village :
Kudpan
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Itinerary for the Trek is as follows :

Meeting point: Saturday 24 august 2013 – 23:00 Hrs @ Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E)

Sunday 25 August 2013
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06:00 Hrs: @ Poladpur Bus depo
08:00 Hrs: @ Kudpan
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Exploration of Bhimachi kathi Pinnacle & Waterfall
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B/f & Tea
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09:30 Hrs: Trek Starts
10:30 Hrs: @ Greenish plateau atop near Dhangarwada
15 mins Break
10:45 Hrs: Continue Treks – Njoy numerous small waterfalls & streams en-route
12:15 Hrs: @ Kumthe Village
12:45 Hrs: @ Par Village
13:45 Hrs: @ Pratapgad Base
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Lunch Time
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14:45 Hrs: 15 mins climb 2 Pratapgad fort & Exploration time
16:45 Hrs: Departure 2 Mumbai
22:00 Hrs: @ Dadar ( Thats subjective)
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The Estimated expenditure for the trek is about Rs. 1000 / – per head

This includes Dadar 2 Dadar travel by private vehicle, Morning B/f +Tea and Lunch
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Deposit Rs. 1000/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for vehicle reservation
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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 August 2013, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies ( a must)

Rain-cheater(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
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish 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

शिखर वेध is moving a step forward in adventure activites. With a gr8 response from our last 4 years of rafting we are once again arranging an adventure event of River Rafting on Saturday 24 August 2013 AND Sunday 25 August 2013 (TWO Separate Batches)

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We would like to invite nature loving & like minded people like you. We are sure that this thrilling experience would be a memorable one for both you and शिखर वेध

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Rafting is a challenging recreational activity utilizing a raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers

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Who can raft?

Almost everybody other than pregnant ladies; heart patients & people with severe asthma. Children between 12 & 14 may be permitted to raft subject to a safety clearance from our river guides. Children below 12 years will not be allowed to raft. Our river guide’s decision in this regard will be final. Children below 12 years are not allowed to raft

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Camp Details:

Location: Kundalika River, Kolad

Rafting distance – 10 km

Total rapids – 11

Grade – 4

Body surfing – 2 km

Thrilling experience – 2 hours

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Swimming skills – No need to worry there

Previous experience – Not necessary

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This is a very safe game

Best quality life jackets and helmets will be provided

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The itinerary for the camp is as follows:

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Meeting Point: @ Dadar Swaminarayan Temple, Dadar (E) @ 05:15 Hrs

Saturday 24 August 2013 AND Sunday 25 AUGUST 2013

05:20 hrs: Departure from Dadar

08:45 hrs: Arrival

09:00 hrs: Check in Rafting Office

09:30 hrs: White Water Rafting at Kundalika River

12:00 Hrs: Rafting End

13:30 hrs: Lunch @ Nitin Sanskriti Stay Home

15:30 hrs: Check out

19:30 hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)

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Total Fee for the Event is Rs 2100/- per head

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All Fee Rates include

Transportation charges from Dadar 2 Dadar by Private Vehicle (Non A/c), Activity Charges for Rafting & Lunch

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Payment Details:

One needs to deposit Rs 1400/- (Non-Refundable) into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration. Deposit the amount on following A/c …

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

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Last date to confirm urself with advance payment is on Tuesday 13 August 2013 or before if seats gets full

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Check out few pics of event:

http://picasaweb.google.com/shraddhashenvi/RiverRaftingKayaking#

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Note: In case of Rafting is cancelled due 2 unforeseen circumstances like Dam water is not released, heavy rain etc. which is very less chances … Rafting amount Rs 1400/- per head will be refunded bt participants have to bear Transport nd Food Cost

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Things To Carry:-

Pls do carry Breakfast (a must)

T Shirts, shorts and sport shoes or floaters for rafting

A change of dry clothes and a towel

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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Raincheater (Optional)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls possibly 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

Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil (O): 09869369836

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 a much awaited Trekkers Paradise- Harishachandragad via Pachnai Route Ascend & Khireshwar route Descend Trek on Saturday-Sunday 17-18th August 2013 …

Hope 2 cu on trek with me to NJoy again

Brief Introduction about Harishchandragad:

Height: 1412 meters (4510 feet)
Grade:Tough+Thrill
Time: ~ 2 hrs from Pachnai/ 8 hrs from Belpada … Base Villages
Location:Nagar region

Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the Medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate on Taramati/Rohidas in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.

Taramati:
This is the topmost point on the fort. It is the second highest peak in Maharashtra after kalsubai. Leopards are seen in the forests beyond this peak. From here we can have a glimpse of the whole range of Naneghat and the forts near Murbad.

Konkan Kada:
The most interesting point on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and sunset. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost like a cobra’s hood.

Kedareshwar: The cave of Kedareshwar has a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water.

Journey Details:
Rendezous: On Telecon
Saturday 17th August 2013
00:14 Hrs :CST
00:22 Hrs: Byculla
00:32 Hrs: Dadar
00:43 Hrs: Kurla
00:49 Hrs: Ghatkopar
01:09 Hrs: Thane
01:31 Hrs: Dombivali
01:39 Hrs: Kalyan
02:55 Hrs: Kasara

Depart 2 Pachnai by private Jeeps
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Breakfast in Pachnai
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08:00 Hrs: Ascend
10:30 Hrs:
Harishchandragad Atop

12:00 Hrs: Lunch

Rest time

Evening Tea

17:00 Hrs: @ Konkankada
19:00 Hrs: @ Harishchandra Cave
Dinner
Sunday 18th August 2013
07:00 Hrs: Breakfast , Tea

Temple exploration
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09:00 Hrs: Descend via Khireshwar route
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13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Hotel Aishwarya , Khireshwar
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17:00 Hrs: @ Khubi Phata

Depart 2 Kalyan by private jeeps / ST Bus

We will reach Kalyan 20:30 hrs (That’s Subjective)

Max. 30 participants only

The cost for da Trek is about Rs.1100 per head
tht includes transportation from Kasara to Kalyan , 3 veg meals & 3 refreshments.

Deposit Rs. 600/- per head (Non-Refundable) advance on following A/c for Food & vehicle booking

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Thursday 15th September 2013, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

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Things To Carry: -

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A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( a must)
Bedding – sleeping mat/bag (a must)
Torch with extra cell ( a must)
Rain-cheater
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes (Action trekking shoes preferably)
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A haversack to put all these things
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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

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Jagadish Patil: 09869369836
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