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Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध are glad to announce One day BIKE Ride to Malshej Ghat and Shivneri Fort on Sunday, 19th October 2014.

Details are as follows

Brief Introduction about Malshej Ghat:-

Malshej Ghat (माळशेज घाट) is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range in the Pune district of Maharashtra, India. The site is nestled in the lofty rugged hills of the Western Ghats.A nice view of valleys is one of the major attraction here. The view from behind the MTDC resort is a must-see. It is also famous for dark woods and the animals inside. These animals includes tigers, leopards, rabbits and peacocks etc. But truly a famous place near Malshej Ghat is Khireshwar which is 2/3 km from rest house. Through Khireshwar village, one can visit the famous Harishchandragad,kokankada a paradise of trekkers. A beautiful Pimplejoga dam also. One of the beauties here are many waterfalls in the hilly regions. Various waterfalls from small up to the huge ones are really worth to see and many are right next to the highway in the mansoon.

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The birthplace of legendary Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, The Shivneri Fort is not very far (approximately 40 km) from Malshej Ghat which is in Junnar region.

 

Brief Introduction about Shivneri Fort (शिवनेरी किल्ला): -

 

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Shivneri Fort (शिवनेरी किल्ला) is a 17th-century military fortification located near Junnar. It is the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of Maratha Empire.

Shahaji, Chatrapati Shivaji’s father, was a general in the army of the Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur. He was concerned for the safety of his wife Jijabai during her pregnancy as there was constant warfare going on. He therefore moved his family to Shivneri fort. Shivneri is a highly defensible location, with steep rocks on four sides and a strongly built citadel.

Chhatrapati Shivaji was born at the fort on 19 February 1630, and spent his childhood there.he got his name SHIVBA here. Inside the fort is a small temple dedicated to the goddess Shivai Devi, after whom Shivaji was named.

The highest point of the fort is at a height of 3500 feet above the sea level. The Junnar taluka lies at the foot of this fort. One more thing about Junnar taluka is that it has the highest density of leopard population in the country.

Some of the attraction places in and around Shivneri Fort are given below:

a. Badami Talao: This is a small lake at the centre of Shivneri Fort

b. Goddess Shivai Temple: There is a small temple of goddess Shivai inside the fort. Shivaji was in fact named after this goddess.

c. Lenyadri Caves: We can see the Lenyadri caves just two kilometerss away from Shivneri fort. The history says that Parvathi wanted have Vinayak as her son and performed penance at this caves for nearly 12 years.

d. Shiv Janmasthan: This is the birth place of Shivaji. It is considered by local people as religious place and also called locally as Shiv mandir.

 

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The itinerary for the Event is as given below,

We will be going via Thane-Kalyan-Murbaad-Nagar Road, NH-222. We will be doing around 300Km journey.

06:00 am : Assemble @ Teen Hath Naka Flyover, Thane.

07:25 am: Breakfast Enroute

07:45 am: Move

08:30 am: Malshej Ghat

Explore surrounding Mountain Region, enjoy view.

09:00 am: Move towards Shivneri Fort

10:30 am: Shivneri Fort Base

10:45 am: Start Shivneri Ascend

11.30 am: Atop Shivneri Fort

Fort Exploration

01.00 pm: Start Descend

01.30 pm: at Base of fort.

02.00 pm: Lunch in Junnar

03.00 pm: Depart for Mumbai

Enroute Visit to Pimpaljoga Dam, enjoy a beautiful greenary and dam.

Evening Snacks / Tea on the way

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

The Estimated expenditure for Ride is abt Rs. 600 /- per head

This includes morning reefreshment, Lunch & evening refreshments and Shikhar Vedh Charges.

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 if required.

VIMP NOTE:

1) Max. Bikes will be 15 only … Max. participant wud be 30

***Some Important Instructions those who Registered ***

1. All bikers would have to follow the rules and regulations.

2. 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)

3. 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. Note: As there is now regular checking happens near Khandala Exit.

4. Over-speeding will not be tolerated as usual, because mishaps cost yours as well as whole group’s time.

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

“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:-

Pls Do carry LUNCH for Sunday (a must)

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Some ready to eat food.

Plum cakes, biscuits etc.

A cap, 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

Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

 

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Ganesh Gajare (L): 09833351478 / 07738374948

Jagdish Patil (O): 09869369836 / 09702121373

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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

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