Dear All

We at SHIKHAR VEDH have arranged a 300 feet rappelling at Dukes Nose, this also covers a superb and thrilling traversing of almost 1000 feet on Sunday 7 December 2014
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Place: Duke’s nose, Lonavala
Base village: Kurvande
Rappelling Height: 300 ft, Traverse 1000 ft.
Date :- Sunday 7th December 2014

Description ,
Dukes Nose near Khandala which is named after Duke Wellington, is a huge pinnacle seen while traveling from Mumbai to Pune. The sight from top is unique and magnificent as one sees a vast landscape and the winding Mumbai-Pune expressway cutting through the ghats and trains chugging along the tracks.
It’s famous for rappelling, rock climbing and valley crossing activities.
Rappelling (English Name) also known as abseiling (German Name) is a method of a quick and safe descend after a climb. It’s an act of descending a mountain face by sliding down a rope, which is attached to a body harness and fastened to an overhead projection, with sufficient friction provided as to make the speed of descent controllable.

Itinerary of the event :

Sunday 7 December 2014
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Mumbai Participants –
Catch Indrayani Express and get down at Lonavala station
Mumbai CST: 5.37 am
Dadar: 5.46 am
Thane: 6.05 am
Kalyan: 6.30 am
Lonavala: 8.00 am
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Pune Participants:
Catch Pune-Lonavala local and get down at Lonavala station
Pune: 6.27am
Shivaji Nagar: 6.33am
Pimpari: 6.55am
Dehu Road: 7.04
Talegoan: 7.16 am
Kamshet: 7.30
Lonavala: 7.55
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08:00 am – Meet and greet at Lonavala Station.
08:30 am – Reach Dukes Nose base camp and have breakfast.
09:00 am – Start the trek to Dukes Nose.
10:00 am – Training and harnessing followed by the main rappelling event.
17:00 am – Move from base camp towards Lonavala.
18:00 am – Journey ends at Lonavala.
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Cost Of the Event will be Rs. 1500/- per head
This includes Lonavala 2 Lonavala transportation fare for private vehicle
Breakfast & Lunch
All Technical gear and equipment,
Services of expert instructors.

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Please book yourself with advance payment of Rs. 1000/- (Non-refundable) … 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)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268
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Seats r limited …
Last date to register with advance payment is Thursday 4 December 2014 .
Note: -
(Extra rappel will be allowed for Rs 800/- per rappel, if time permits)
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Things to be carried:
A Water Bottle (~2-3 Ltrs),
Camera, Cell Phone, Cap
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes, carry extra pair of shoes or floaters if possible
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

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373
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Also join us @
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a trip to Konkan – Sindhudurg Safari (Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Event)  on  6 – 8 Mar 2015Brief Intro about tour:


Grade           : 
Easy
Destination   : Vijaydurg, Kunkeshwar, Rameshwar, Sindhudurg Fort, Dolphin Safari, Tsunami Island, Tarkarli Beach, Nivati Beach
Activities       : Snorkeling, Surface Supply Scuba Diving,
Dates           :
6 – 8 Mar 2015

Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ₹ 6700/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and Indian Rupee ₹ 7500/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) — All Inclusive
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:: Indian Rupee ₹ 5200/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and Indian Rupee ₹ 6000/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) — (EXCLUSION :: Scuba Diving , Snorkeling)
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Maximum 25 Participants
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Details as below:

Vijaydurg or Victory Fort:

 

The oldest fort on Sindhudurg coast constructed in the regime of Raja Bhoj of shilahar dynasty in 1205 (construction period 1193-1205). The fort was earlier known as “Gheria” as it is situated in the village “Girye”. Shivaji Maharaj won this fort from Adilshaha of Bijapur in 1653 and renamed it as “Vijay Durg” as the then Hindu solar ear’s name was “Vijay”. Vijay means Victory.

Sprawling over an area of 48 acres, Vijaydurg, fort of victory, was once seized by the British following a bloody battle. They renamed it Fort Augustus. A dilapidated board at the entrance of the fort relates its history. One of the best views of the fort is from the jetty. The fort stretches out into the sea and a walk inside its precincts is worthwhile. Shivaji added triple rows of huge walls, umpteen towers and spacious inner buildings to it and strengthened it in the 17th century.

 

Kunkeshwar Temple

Kunkeshwar Temple, an ancient Shiva Temple is located in Kunkeshwar village, 14 Kms from Devgad town. A pristine beach with a very long stretch of seashore and white sand adds to the beauty of temple surroundings. This beautiful temple near beach has alluring architecture with reminiscent of South Indian style of temple architecture. Yadav Kings built this temple in 1100 A. D. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who rejuvenated this temple many times was a frequent visitor to this temple. This temple is also famous as Kashi of South Konkan. Sindhudurga – Padmagad forts:


 Huge sea rocks of Malvan has easefully shouldered the responsibility of two Forts Sindhudurg & Padmagad on their broad chest. The name of the fort is given to the Sindhudurg district. Tourist from all over the world visit through out the year to see this Maratha glory.The fort was built with the help of huge rocks on the Kurte Island which amazes people & one appreciates imaginative power of Shivaji. In 1664 shivaji erected this fort on 44 acers of land. In Sindhudurg Fort there is ‘Shri Shivarajeshwar temple’ of King Shivaji. Also there are temples of Hanuman, Jarimari mandir and Goddess ‘Bhavani Temple’. Impressions of shivaji’s fingers prints found to be preserved here on one of the wall . Also lies, inside the fort worth seeing temples of Bhavanimata, Shambhu Mahadev, Jirimiri & Mahapurush. All are in good conditions.Tarkarli Beach


Tarkarli is a narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters, located at the convergence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. It is 546 k.m. away from Mumbai, 6 kms. south of Malvan, on the west coast of India. This place has gained prominence because of its transparently clear seas, where on a fairly sunny day, one can see the sea- bed up to a depth of 20 feet. This beach can be rightly called as ‘Queen Beach’ of Sindhudurg. 
Snorkeling:

 is the practice of swimming on or through a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually swim-fins.  Use of this equipment allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort.Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity. The primary appeal is the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting without the complicated equipmentInline image 3 

Dolphin Safari:

SURFACE SUPPLY SCUBA DIVING:The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:

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Day 0 :: Thurs
day 5 March 2015


Meeting point:
 22:00 Hrs at Pritam Hotel , Dadar (E) - Departure
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Day 1: Friday 6 March 2015 (Holi-day)

07:00 Hrs: Breakfast en-route @ Hotel Alankar, HatKhamba

11:30 Hrs: Check in Hotel @ Malvan

12:00 Hrs: Lunch in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Soundale Fish + Prawns Curry -Unlimited)

14:00 Hrs: TSUNAMI Island

17:00 Hrs: Tarkarli / Devbaug Beach – FUN Time

19:00 Hrs: Snacks – Kanda Bhajji & Tea

19:30 Hrs: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)

21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available -Limited)

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Stay at Malvan

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Day 2: Saturday 7 March 2015

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea Time

08:00 Hrs – 13:00 Hrs:

DOLPHIN SAFARI ;

Scuba Diving ( Surface Supply – 20-30 mins each ) ; Snorkeling activities (every one can do the snorkeling … Safe & Easy) ; 

AND Visit to Sindhudurg fort

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14:00 Hrs: Lunch Time in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – HALWA  Fish as available -Limited)

16:00 Hrs : Nivati Fort & Beach

19:00 Hrs: Snacks – Vada Pav & Tea

19:30 Hrs: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)

21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available -Limited)

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Stay at Malvan

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Day 3: Sunday 8 March 2015

07:30 Hrs: Break Fast (Dhavade + Tea)

08:30 Hrs: Move 2 Achara

10:00 Hrs: @ Rameshwar Temple, Achara

11:30 Hrs: @ Kunkeshwar Temple

12:00 Hrs: Move 2 Vijaydurg

12:45 Hrs: @ Rameshwar temple, Girye, Vijaydurg

13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Hotel Suruchi, Vijaydurg (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali)

14:00 Hrs: @ Vijay-Durg fort (Guided Tour)

Vijaydurg – Exploration

16:30 Hrs: Tea Break & Depart for Mumbai

21:30 Hrs: Dinner @ Hotel Swad, Sangmeshwar (To be borne by Participant as per veg / non veg choice)

Day 4: Monday 9 March 2015

05:30 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)

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The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee ₹ 7500/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) &  Indian Rupee ₹ 6700/- per head ( For All Veg meals )
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This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c)Surface Supply ScubaDiving, Snorkeling Charges, Dolphin Safari, Boating charges, Permissions and entry fees, Guide Charges, Food ( Veg & Non Veg Thali as mentioned wherever limited and unlimited), Accommodations ( Rooms with 5 ppl sharing basis)
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NOTE :: (WITHOUT SCUBA Diving, Snorkeling) :: Indian Rupee ₹ 5200/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and Indian Rupee ₹ 6000/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals )
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VIMP Note: 

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Twin sharing accommodation with an extra amount of  Rs 600/- per head And Tripple Sharing accommodation with an extra amount of Rs 400/- per head is possible but the participant has to make arrangement for the company as well
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Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis wid Advance payment only …
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One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 3500/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle, Activity Charges, Boats, Food, Accommodation etc.  into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Ifsc Code : ICIC0000268

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Last date for registration: – Tuesday 24th January 2015 , 5 pm OR Till Reg. Gets Full .

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Few memories in form of snaps of our previous Konkan – Tour –  as below
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Amazing world of Under – Water
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.438554322860654&type=1
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Girish Palkar:
https://plus.google.com/photos/114454038105398251779/albums/5806420885454461953?banner=pwa
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Vishal Budhavalekar:
https://picasaweb.google.com/104699421488274212758/Malvan?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNPvwc7i157iWg&feat=directlink
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Suhas Sawant: 

https://picasaweb.google.com/105425526563576974836/KonkanTourApril2011ShikharVedh?authkey=Gv1sRgCMuzlYHJvq2VvwE
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Dev
https://picasaweb.google.com/msg4devendrasingh/Malvan?authkey=Gv1sRgCJi_qOr_5-iVOw&feat=directlink&fgl=true&pli=1#
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Aniruddha Misra
https://picasaweb.google.com/112736161027056685175/Malvan?authkey=Gv1sRgCPKnu9DAwdXECg#
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Cap, Good trekking shoes, 

Extra 3 pair of Clothes, a 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

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373
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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 @ SHIKHAR VEDH, invite you for a weekend trip to Mandavgad (Mandu)
the fortress of joy and a glorious city of Maheshwar situated on the banks of Narmada on 13-14 December 2014.

About the places -

Mandu, the fortress of joy, also known as Mandavgadh, rises 634 meters high in the Vindhya Range and is enclosed in battlements 37 km long. With-in this well-defended plateau is wealth of palaces, pleasure pavilions, mansions, tombs and mosques.

The hill range is endowed with a very attractive natural scenery, which is at its best during the rainy season, when on all sides, it is clothed in green with a number of brooks and torrents, rushing down into the ravine winding about its sides below. The beauty of which is further enhanced by about a dozen lakes and ponds interspersed on its top.

Each of Mandu’s structures is an architectural gem and the monuments were raised in the period of hardly 125 years, between 1401 A.D to 1526 A.D; some are out standing like massive Massive Jami Massjid and Hoshang Shah’s tomb, which provided inspiration for the master builders of the Magnificent Taj Mahal centuries later.

Maheshwar was a glorious city at the dawn of Indian civilization when it was ‘Mahishmati'; capital of king Kartivarjun. This temple town on the banks of the river Narmada finds mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Revived to its ancient position of importance by the Holkar queen Rani Ahilyabai of Indore. Maheshwar’s temples and mighty fort-complex stand in quiet beauty, mirrored in the river below.
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Itinerary – 

Friday, 12th December 2014

20:00 Hrs :: Departure from Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) for Mandu by private vehicle

Saturday, 13th December 2014

09:00 Hrs :: Reach Mandu, Breakfast

10:00 – 11:00 Hrs :: Visit the central GroupJami Masjid, Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, Ashrafi Mahal

Lunch Break, have rest

14:30 – 19:00 Hrs :: Visit Eco Point, Jain Temple, Baz Bahadur’s Palace, Roopmati’s Pavilion etc.

Stay in a Dharmshala

Sunday, 14th December 2014

Wake up early, freshen up
Breakfast time

07:00 – 11:00 Hrs :: Visit to the Royal EnclaveJahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Taveli Mahal, Champa Baoli

Move to Maheshwar by Private Vehicle – Lunch en-route

14:30 – 18:30 Hrs :: Visit to Rajarajeshwara Temple, Ahilya Fort, Ahilyeshwar Temple, Bank of Narmada, Evening Boat Ride

Return journey to Mumbai – Dinner on the way

Monday, 15th December 2014

08:00 Hrs :: Reach Dadar

Cost of this trip would be Rs 5500/- per head which includes -

  • Travel from Mumbai to base and back by Bus private vehicle
  • Internal travel by private vehicle – to Mandu, Mandavgad Fort and to Maheshwar
  • Stay on triple sharing basis
  • All food facilities on Saturday and Sunday
  • All entry charges, Guide charges, Car parking charges
  • SHIKHAR VEDH administrative charges
Note: One has to pay Rs 3000/- (non-refundable) in advance to register for this event.
 
Hand over the cash in Person in co-ordination with our team or transfer on the account:

Name: Jagadish Govind Patil
A/C No: 026801521464
A/C Type: Savings
Bank & Branch: ICICI BANK, Vartaknagar – Thane Branch
RTGS / IFSC Code: ICIC0000268
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Last date to confirm with advance payment is Thursday 4 December 2014
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Note:: Minimum 5 participants needed to conduct the tour
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Here is a list of the things to be carried by every individual -

> A haversack to put in all the stuffs

> At least 2 Liters of water
> Two set of clothes, Towel / Napkin
> Binoculars, Camera, Something to munch on (Optional)
> Torch with extra set of batterries
> Personal medicines required if any
> Identity Proof

To register for this event, contact us –

Jagdish Patil: 9869369836 / 9702121373

Dipak Kumkar: 9920206292 (Tour Leader)
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Dear All,

We शिखर वेध have arranged NIGHT Trek to Lohagad & visit to Visapur fort on Sunday 7th December 2014

Here is some Info about Lohagad-Visapur:

Height: 3400/3567 Feet above MSL(Approx)

Grade: Easy

District: Pune

Region: Lonavala

Base Village: Lohagadwadi

Lohagad: This is one of the most interesting forts to visit as it still has its fortification and doorways in pristine condition. The fort dates back to the Satvahan Era and was mainly used to keep a watch on the trade route passing through the Sahyadris.

As one starts ascending the fort, 4 massive doors have to be crossed namely Ganesh Darwaza, Narayan Darwaza, Hanuman Darwaza, & Maha Darwaza. The top of the fort is expansive and has a huge lake built by Nana Phadnis.

The most interesting feature of this fort is the ‘Vinchu Katta’, which stretches for almost 2 kms and is slightly detached from the fort. The end of this katta has a bastion which was used for keeping a watch on the region.

As the name itself suggest, the ‘Vinchu Katta’ when viewed from the top of the fort resembles a Scorpions Sting.

Visapur: The companion fort to Lohagad, Visapur also served as a lookout point for the trade route passing through Lonavala.

The fort of Visapur is much more expansive and has a still standing fortification on the top. The door and steps leading to the top of the fort are worth a look.

Saturday 6 December 2014

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:


Meeting Point : 
Lonavala railway station @ 23:00 Hrs sharp

A) Mumbai People :
1) Board 17411- Mahalaxmi Express From CST @ 20:20 Hrs / 12163 Chennai Express from Dadar @ 20:30 Hrs on Saturday (6th December)  and alight at Lonavala by 23:00 Hrs .
2) Alternatively, u can catch Pune bound ST buses which don’t take Mega Highway and get down @ Lonavala bus depo … & furthur walk 10 mins
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From Here we will catch Lonawala- Pune local @ 23:15 Hrs
And reach Malawali Station by 23:20 Hrs
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B) Pune people : Malavali Station at 23:20 Hrs on Saturday (6th December 2014).
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Pune stn :
22:10 Hrs
Shivajinagar : 22:16 Hrs
Khadki : 22:21 Hrs
Pimpri : 22:33 Hrs
Malawali : 23:21 Hrs

 

23:30 Hrs : Move to Bhaje Village

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Sunday 7 December 2014

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00:15 Hrs: @ Bhaje Village

02:15 Hrs: @ Lohagadwadi
02:45 Hrs: Atop Lohgad

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Rest , Have nice sleep atop

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06:00 Hrs : Wake up call

Sightseeing atop Lohagad (~2.0hrs)

08:00 Hrs: Descend

Breakfast @ Lohagadwadi

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09:00 Hrs: Ascend Visapur

10:30 Hrs: Atop Visapur

Explore the fort for 2 hrs

12:30 Hrs: Descend

13:30 Hrs: Lunch Time in Lohgadwadi

15:00 Hrs: Move to Malwaali

17:00 Hrs: Malavli

 

Catch local for Lonavala / Pune frm Malavali

From Lonavala by Express or by bus 2 Mumbai

We will be back in Mumbai at 21:00 hrs in the evening (Subjective)

 

The Estimated initial expenditure is about Rs. 500 / – per head

This includes Breakfast+ Lunch + Evening Tea & Shikhar Vedh charges

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Things To Carry:-

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

Sleeping bag / Mat ( 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 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

Interested people can contact on following number

Dipak Kumkar : 09920206292 (Leader)

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (organiser)

Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

We @ शिखर वेध has organized a trek at Chandragad to Arthur Seat – Dhawale Ghat on Sunday 21 December, 2014

Cost of the event :: Rs 1500/- per head

Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, 2 refreshments & Guide Contri

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VIMP NOTE :: Since its almost 9 hrs trek in one day only first 15 participants batch size..

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Some basic information about the trek is as follows:

Fort: Chandragad / Arthur Seat

Height: 3500/4396 fts resp.

Range: Range Trek

Level : Medium but endurance level extremely high

Base Villae: Dhawale

Chandragad: The fort was constructed by Chandrarao More of Javli and it was named after him as ‘Chandragad’. It was taken over by Chatrapati ShivajiMaharaj in the 17th century. The fort was used mainly to keep close watch on the ‘Dhawalya Ghat’ route. 7-8 kms from Dhawale village is Umarath which is birth place of Shri Tanaji Malusare also known as Simha (“lion”), a great worrier in the army of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Authur’s Seat is 4396 fts high. The queen of all points, Arthur’s point got its name after Arthur Mallet as he was the first man to come here and build a house. Arthur seat is also known as “Suicide Point @ Mahabaleshwar”.

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below: 

Rendezvous:

Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:45 Hrs on Saturday 20th December 2014
23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar
Pick-ups en-route Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur etc.
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Sunday 21st December 2014
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05:00 Hrs : @ Dhawale, Base Village
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Finish off Morning activities , Breakfast & Tea
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06:30 Hrs : Ascend to Chandragad
08:30 Hrs : Atop Chandragad

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Explore the fort for 40 mins
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09:15 Hrs : Descend & Move to Bahirichi Ghumti
15:00 Hrs : @ Bahirichi Ghumti

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Rest for some time
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17:30 Hrs : @ Arthur seat top

Refreshment Break 

Start return journey back 2 Mumbai by private vehicle

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We will be @ Dadar by 23:30 Hrs (Subjectively)
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The Estimated expenditure of the trek is Rs 1500/- per head, which includes Travel expenditure from Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, 2 Refreshments , Guide Contribution & Shikhar Vedh charges
For registration, Rs. 1000/- (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle arrangement is a must …
Deposit the amount on following account.

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

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

Maximum 15 seats …

Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on Thursday 4th December, 2014 till 5 pm

Things To Be carried:

A bottle of water (At least 3 Ltrs – must),

Lunch for the day (a must)
TORCH with extra batteries (Compulsory),

2-3 papers, Cap, etc.
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, 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 / 09702121373
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/