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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Rendezvous: Pritam hotel, Dadar (e) @ 22:45 Hrs

Departure from Dadar on Friday 6 September 2013 ( Batch -1) AND 20 September 2013 ( Batch -2) AND 27 September 2013 ( Batch -3)


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


Exploration Time, PHotography, Sight seeing


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)


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


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


Exploration Time for 1 hour


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.




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


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


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.

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 …


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

Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.


For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here


Jagdish Patil : 09869369836


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