Hey there Friends,

We @ शिखर वेध, have decided to head to the relatively unheard of and small but beautiful twin forts of  Ankai - Tankai near Manmad on Sunday 8th February 2015.

Here is some Info about the forts:

Type: Hill Fort
Height: 961mtr / 3152 Feet above MSL(Approx)
Grade: Easy
District: Nashik
Region: Manmad / Chandvad Range
Base Village: Ankai

Ankai : Ankai-Tankai is a twin fort located in Nasik-Manmad region in Chandwad range and just 8km away from Manmad.
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A flight of steps lead to ancient Buddhist caves situated at the base of the Tankai fort. Beautiful sculptures on the wall, carving on pillars and roof, a duplex cave with gallery, a temple in the cave is worth looking and a boon for photography enthusiasts. Regular steps leads to a number of fortified entrances, caves with some sculptures and finally to the top where a domed building is located.
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On the top one can see 5 caves, 7 water tanks, an arched enclosure at the end of the fort with a huge pond, Dargah etc. A huge cave below the summit is now an Ashram or a temple of Agatsya, the sage who is credited with the first crossing of Vindhya Mountains. The Fortification walls and entrance are still in a good condition.
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From the top, one can have a beautiful view of surroundings, a pinnacle called Hadbi chi shendi, Gorakshnath, Tankai Fort and Chandvad range if weather is clear.

Tankai : After a first common entrance, the route forks into two directions. One goes to Fort Ankai and the other to Fort Tankai. Steps lead to the damaged entrance of Fort Tankai. Fort Tankai is a huge plateau with a lake and Mahadev Mandir, ruins of the construction and a bastion. Visible from the top are, Ankai Fort, Hadbi chi Shendi etc.
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These were said to be the strongest hill forts captured by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1635. They command a wide view of Khandesh and Godavari valleys.
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The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Saturday 7 February 2015
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Rendezvous:  @ 22:00 Hrs Sharp @ Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), Tilaknagar station
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Note: The train that we will take is 13202- Rajendra Nagar Patna Express starting at LTT @ 22:15 Hrs & halting at Kalyan @ 23 :00 Hrs on Saturday 7th Feb 2015. Please keep in mind that missing this train would mean missing out on the trek!
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There are still 12 seats vacant for sleeper class … For comfortable journey please book yourself in advance … Even last minute u will get RAC tkt in SL class

Saturday 7th February 2015

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22:15Hrs: Departure from LTT 13202- Rajendra Nagar Patna Express
23:00 Hrs: @ Kalyan
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Sunday 8 February 2015
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03:00 Hrs: @ Manmad
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Rest for couple of Hrs on station …
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06:00 Hrs: @ Ankai village by rickshaw
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Breakfast-Tea time
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07:00 Hrs: Ascend
07:30 Hrs: @ Buddhist Caves
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Sightseeing/Photography break at the caves for 30 mins
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08:15 Hrs: Caves to First Entrance
09:00 Hrs: ATop  Ankai Fort
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Sightseeing/Photography atop fort Ankai (~ 1.5 Hr)
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10:15 Hrs: Trek from Ankai to Tankai start
11:30 Hrs: @ Tankai fort
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Explore the vast tableland of Tankai (~1.5hrs)
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12:30 Hrs: @ Descend 2 village
13:30 Hrs: @ Ankai Village
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Lunch
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Rickshaw to Manmad
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17:00 Hrs: Move by Tapovan Express 17618 to Mumbai (Still 47 seats available for 2S )
We will reach mumbai arnd 22:00 Hrs.
Here is a link for some pics for Ankai -tankai forts done recently by our group in monsoon

http://picasaweb.google.com/vishal.is.clear/AnkaiTankai?feat=directlink#

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The cost of this trek would be Rs.1100/- per head only and would include:

>Travel from Mumbai to Mumbai by mentioned train journey & private jeeps
> Breakfast, Lunch and SV Charges

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For registration, Rs. 600/- (Non-Refundable) per head as advance payment for train booking & vehicle charges is a must …

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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Maximum 25 seats
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Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare batteries
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional) 
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Good trekking shoes, do carry a extra pair as well
Personal basic medical kit
A haversack to put all these things

If interested please do contact on
Dipak Kumkar (Leader) ::  9920206292
Jagadish Patil (Organizer) : 09869369836 / 09702121373
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All

We @ शिखर वेध have planned a Night Trek @ Peth / Kothaligad near Karjat on 7-8 th February 2015

Hope 2 c u on Trek …

Brief Introduction about Kothaligad / Peth fort : –

Height: ~ 3100 feet
Grade:  Simple
Time: ~ Maximum 2.5 hrs from Ambivali, Base Village
Location: Karjat region

Kothaligad is more commonly known as the fort of Peth because the village of Peth is situated at its base. The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. It looks like a filed surface. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. The first one is the cave of Goddess, besides which is a water cistern and the last one is the specious Bhairoba cave. A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are specialty of the cave. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle. Four–Five potholes and some cannon balls are scattered in the fort.

Itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Note: Members are requested to take return ticket till karjat by their own.
Board the second last compartment from Karjat side which is the second one from CST side

Saturday 7th February 2015

Train Timing for Karjat Fast-S27

CST : 16:30 Hrs
Byculla : 16:37 Hrs
Dadar : 16:43 Hrs
Kurla : 16:50 Hrs
Ghatkopar : 16:56 Hrs
Thane :17:10 Hrs
Dombivali : 17:22 Hrs

Kalyan : 17:30 Hrs
Karjat: 18:20 Hrs

Move 2 Ambivali village by rick

19:30 : @ Ambivali

Tea Break

20:00 : Ascend

21:30 : @ Peth village

Dinner @ Peth wadi

Night Stay in village

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Sunday 8 Feb 2015
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06:00: Wake up call

Post Break-fast tea

07:00 Hrs: Ascend

08:30 : @ Atop Peth fort

Fort Exploration till 10:00 Hrs

10:00 Hrs: Descend

12:00 Hrs: @ Ambivali

Lunch Time

15:00 Hrs: @ Neral /Karjat  by rick/bus

from there by local train 2 mumbai

We will be in mumbai around 19:00 Hrs (Subjective)

The cost of the Trek will be Rs. 800/- per head which includes,
Transportation from Karjat to Karjat, B/f-Tea and 2 veg meals as mentioned & SV charges.
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Maximum 20 seats
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Things to be carried:
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A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs), (A Must)
Sleeping Bags / Mat, Bedding (A Must)
Torch with spare batteries ( A must)

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Raincheaters.

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Ganesh Gajre (Leader) : 9773560290
Jagdish Patil (organiser) : 09869369836 / 09702121373
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged one more Range Trek to Aundh-Patta-Bitangad & Balvantgad event on 7-8 February 2015
Hope 2 cu on trek with me to NJoy again ;-)

Brief Intro abt Aundha / Patta (Vishramgad) / Bittangad / Balvantgad:-

Height:~ 4400 ft / 4562 ft / 4000 ft / 3867 ft

Grade: Medium / Easy / Easy / Easy
Time: ~ 1 hrs from Base
Region: Kalsubai range

Trek Details:

Saturday 7th February 2015

Rendezvous : On Telecon

00:10 Hrs :CST
00:18 Hrs: Byculla
00:28 Hrs: Dadar
00:38 Hrs: Kurla
00:44 Hrs: Ghatkopar
01:04 Hrs: Thane
01:26 Hrs: Dombivali
01:35 Hrs: Kalyan
02:45 Hrs: Kasara

03:00 Hrs: Depart by Private vehicle

05:30 Hrs : – @ Pattawadi Base

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Breakfast-T

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07:00 Hrs — Move 2 Aundha Fort Base
08:00 Hrs — Ascend Aundha Fort
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09:00 Hrs — Aundha Fort Atop
Exploration for 1 Hr
10:30 Hrs — Move to Patta Fort
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12:30 Hrs — @ Patta fort Atop
Lunch time, Exploration, Rest Time
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16:30 Hrs —  Descend
17:30 Hrs — @ Pattawadi
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18:00 Hrs — Bittanwadi Village
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Stay in School, Dinner & Campfire
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Sunday 8th February 2015

Wake Up early
07:00 Hrs — Breakfast-Tea
08:00 Hrs — Trek towards Bittangad
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09:00 Hrs — Bittangad 

Atop
Exploration Time
10:00 Hrs — Descend
11:00 Hrs — Base Village
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Move towards next destination
En-route visit Jatayu Temple @ Taked
LUNCH Time @ Hotel 
15:00 Hrs — @ Balwantgad Base
Ascend , Explore , Descend
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18:00 Hrs — @ Kasara railway station
Catch Local Train
We will be in Dadar around 21:00 hrs ( thats – subjective) …

The cost for the entire EVENT is about Rs. 1700 /- per head only

Includes Transportation from Kasara 2 Kasara by Private Jeeps for 2 days, 2 veg meals & Refreshments

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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 … MAXimum 20 members …
Last date to register with advance payment is 
Thursday 5th Feb 2015
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Things To Carry:-

Pls Do carry Lunch for Saturday (a must)
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
Sleeping Mat – Bags (a must)
Tiffin Box, Plate, Spoon ( a must)
Extra Pair of clothes (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, 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

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 all for a grand adventurous Ganga riverside camping trip at Rishikesh that includes Bungee Jumping, White Water Rafting, Giant Swing & other activities from 2nd April 2015 – 6 April 2015

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The cost for the event: Rs. 13,500/- per person

That includes

  1. Bungee Jumping and Rafting activity charges
    2. All meals from Haridwar to Haridwar (Veg+Non.veg)
    3. Transfers by Private bus
    4. 3 night Accommodation at riverside campsite on Triple sharing basis.

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About the  Tour :

BUNGEE JUMPING is an activity which involves jumping from a tall structure or from a high mountain, and you are attached to an elastic rope. Thrill comes from free falling and rebound. Bungee Jumping at Rishikesh has been one of the best upcoming activity for adventure lovers. The international standard set up and experts make this activity more thrilling yet 100% safe. Along with Bungee we are also going to enjoy white water rafting of around 26km in the mighty Ganges, rock climbing, rappelling, night jungle walk, waterfall trek, camping beside the himalayan water stream, the delicious food in the hills and that too at one of the best Riverside Campsite.

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Bungee Jumping (Pic source from Internet)

So if you all are interested for this amazing adventure with SHIKHAR VEDH, Join us to JUMP IN !!!

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The Itinerary for the tour is as follows:

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Day 1: Thursday 2 April 2015

Depart from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), Kurla for this Adventurous trip by 12171 – Haridwar AC Superfast Express at 07:55 am.

Day 2 : Friday 3 April 2015
We will reach at Haridwar station at 13:10 Hrs. Transfer to Beach Campsite by Private Bus. Experience Volleyball, River Trekking, bonfire and fun games with new friends. Enjoy the nature at beautiful campsite.

Day 3 : Saturday 4 April 2015
Yes the day we all waited for, the day where your heartbeat is already high right from the morning wake-up call, the day when you will be challenging yourself, the dream adventure activity Bungee Jumping at Rishikesh. Forget all your stress and worries and just JUMP!!!!!!! No its not a dream…yes you are hanging in air. Yes you have done it.

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After this you can also enjoy other adventure activities at that place at your own cost. Evening back to Campsite. If time permits, experience other adventure sports like Paintball/Rappelling/Rock climbing. Post dinner experience the night jungle trail.

Day 4 : Sunday 5 April 2015
One more day of adventure Rafting of 26 kms at Rishikesh one of the best rafting in India. Also, enjoy the Cliff Jumping in the Water of Ganges. Post adventure activities, we go for Rishikesh Exploration- Laksman Jhoola, Ram Jhoola.

Lunch at the very famous Chotiwala Restaurant.

Back to Resort.
Evening  Rewards and Certification for participants.

Enjoy Barbeque in the riverside campsite, have dinner and freak out on the tunes of the DJ and go to rest.

Day 5: Monday 6 April 2015
Check out from the resort and travel towards Haridwar Station. Leave back for Mumbai by 12288 – Dehradun – Kochivelly Express which departs from Haridwar at 07:45 am.

Day 6: Tuesday 7 April 2015
Back to Mumbai at Vasai by 10: 30 am and Panvel by 12:25 pm on Day 5.

NOTE : (Those who have working day on Day 5 may take flight on Day 4 to fly back to Mumbai )

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The cost for the event: Rs. 13,500/- per person

That includes

  1. Bungee Jumping and Rafting activity charges
    2. All meals from Haridwar to Haridwar (Veg+Non.veg)
    3. Transfers by Private bus
    4. 3 night Accommodation at riverside campsite on Triple sharing basis

Exclusions:
1. Train Tickets from Mumbai 2 Haridwar & Back OR Airfare if any

  1. Meals during train journey
  2. Any paid activity
  3. Anything other than mentioned above

Extra activity Charges : 
Giant Swing : Rs.2500/- per person 
Flying Fox : Rs.1500/- per person

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For booking you need to deposit Rs.10,000/- per person as an advance in 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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Last date for registration: – Tuesday 2nd February 2015, 5 pm

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Once confirmation done wid advance payment, you can book Railway / Air Tickets or let us know about the same

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Cancellation and Refund:
1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded
3. After that no refund will be provided.

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For registration pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373

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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

 

Dear All ,

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After visiting the beautiful Sandhan Valley a number of times in last few years, We @ SHIKHAR VEDH invite you First Time to little explored an amazing & more thrilling destination of PLUS (+) VALLEY Rappelling on 1st February 2015

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” PLUS (+) Valley ” …. is a beautiful place situated in the Tamhini Ghats. At the base there is a Water Pond known as Devkund (Much bigger than sandhan doh) .

To reach here you will get chance to Rappel down two bigger patches to reach the base of Plus VALLEY.

The first one is about 150ft rappel … and the next one double of that almost 300 ft which includes almost 250 ft of overhang directly beside the pond.
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This will be your memorable trek.

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Trivia

Type :Trek though mountains and jungle

Height : 2500 ft above msl approx 2 b descend

Grade : Easy Bt Rappeling patches 2 b thrilling

Region : Tamhini Ghat-Kundalika

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The itinerary for the trek is as given below:

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Saturday 31st January 2015

Meeting point : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (east) at 23:00 Hrs

Pick – up en-route till panvel

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Sunday 1st February 2015
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04:00 Hrs : Base village

Night Trek to base camp

06:00 Hrs : @ Base camp

Breakfast-Tea Time

Introduction & Insturction
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07:00 Hrs : 1st Rappeling patch of 150ft approximately

10:00 Hrs : 2nd Rappeling patch of 300 ft approx. with a overhang of almost 250 ft
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​(Image Source from social media : Shri Girish Kulkarni )

@ Base point near the pond

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13:00 Hrs : Lunch Time

14:00 Hrs : Trek to Bhira

16:00 Hrs : @ Bhira
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Departure to Mumbai

Evening refreshments @ Pali … Visit Ballaleshwar Asthvinayak Temple

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We will reach Dadar around 22:00 Hrs (Dat’s Subjective)

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The Contribution for the trip is Rs 2000/- per head.

This includes Transportation from Dadar to Dadar by private vehicle, food, Rappeling charges, instructor & equipment charges & Shikhar Vedh Charges

Please book yourself with full advance payment of Rs. 1000/- per head (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.
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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 to register with advance payment is Tuesday 27th January 2015 till 5 pm
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Things To Carry:-
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Spoon, Plate, mug (a must)
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, do carry a extra pair as well
Personal basic medical kit
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 @

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,We @ Shikhar Vedh invites all enthusiastic and like minded people to explore historical places around Aurangabad from 24th January to 26th January 2015.

About Aurangabad: 
Since the earliest times Aurangabad played a vital role in shaping the history and culture of the region. It was the centre of intense socio-political activities, the Set of learning, the seat of religious movements. During its long and undeterred course of history it has contributed in the filed of art, architecture, sculpture, paintings, dress and ornaments, food dishes and language etc. Centers like Paithan, Devgiri, Aurangabad, Ajanta, Ellora attracted large number of saints, poets, men and literature and artisans from all over the country. Hence, it remained a meeting place of different life-styles including faiths. Therefore the district holds the visitors spellbound with its ancient and medieval charms.
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Places We will be exploring are : –
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Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves,
2) Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchakki,
3) Ghrushneshwar Temple, Bhadra Maruti Temple,
4) Daulatabad / Devgiri Fort
5) Paithan – Saint Dnyaneshwar Garden , Jayakwadi Dam etc.
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The itinerary for the event is as below: –
Friday 23th January 2015
22:00 Hrs: Meet at Pritam Hotel, Dadar (e)
Depart from Mumbai

Day 1 – Saturday 24th Jan 2015
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07:00 Hrs: Freshen up and Breakfast on the way
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08:30 Hrs: Visit to Ajanta Caves
12:30 Hrs: Lunch time
13:30 Hrs: Travel towards Aurangabad
16:30 Hrs:
Visit to Bibi ka Maqbara

18:30 Hrs : Check into the Hotel
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Shopping Time
Dinner and retire for the dayDay 2 – Sunday 25th Jan 2015


Wake up early, Freshen Up
07:00 Hrs: – Breakfast – Tea Time
08:00 Hrs: – @ Daulatabad / Devgiri Fort
LUNCH Time
14:00 Hrs: Move to Paithan
16:30 Hrs: Visit 2 Paithan – Saint Dnyaneshwar Garden and Jaikwadi Dam
20:00 Hrs: Reach Aurangabad
Dinner and retire for the day
Day 3 – Monday 26th Jan 2015

Wake up early, freshen up
07:00 Hrs : Breakfast – Tea Time
08:00 Hrs : @
Visit to Bhadra Maruti Temple
09:00 Hrs : Visit to Ghrishneshwar Temple
Visit to Ellora Caves
12:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Ellora (To b borne by participant as per choice veg / non -veg)

13:30 Hrs: Start Journey towards Mumbai
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Reach Mumbai by 23:00 Hrs approx.

Cost of the event would be Rs 4800/- and the above cost includes -

> Travel from Mumbai to Mumbai by Private Vehicle
> Stay in Hotel on Quadruple sharing basis (Non A/C)
> Twin sharing will cost Rs 600/- per head extra and Tripple sharing will cost Rs 400/- per head extra and have to bring companion for the same
> 3 Breakfast, 4 Veg meals & Evening refreshments
> All entry fees and guide charges

The above cost excludes – Cold drink and mineral water charges, Camera charges, anything other than mentioned in the cost includes.
Note: The use of tripod and flash photography is not allowed in Ajanta Caves.One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 2500/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle and Accommodation 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)

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 13th January 2015, 5 pm OR Till Reg. Gets Full .

Dear All

We @ SHIKHAR VEDH have arranged a 300 feet rappelling at Dukes Nose, this also covers a superb and thrilling traverse of almost 1000 feet on 24-25 January 2015 (Two separate batches)
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Place: Duke’s nose, Lonavala
Base village: Kurvande
Rappelling Height: 300 ft, Traverse 1000 ft.
Date :- Batch – 1 – Saturday 24 January 2015
Batch – 2 – Sunday 25 January 2015

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 :

Saturday 24 January 2015  / Sunday 25 January 2015
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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: 6.55 am
Dehu Road: 7.04
Talegoan: 7.16 am
Kamshet: 7.30
Lonavala: 7.55 am
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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 Tuesday 20 January 2015 .
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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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All
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This is about some serious adventure, and here is the amazing platter
set for you …

Get set for the most thrilling 1800 ft rappelling of your life !!!

ADVENTURE AIM And SHIKHAR VEDH, brings for you this season an Extreme Adventure (January 2015).

Batch Dates

Batch 1: 24-01-2015
Batch 2: 25-01-2015
Batch 3: 26-01-2015
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Endurance Level: Medium – Thrilling
Place: KONKAN KADA at Harishchandragad (height – 4500ft)
Rappelling Height: 1800ft (4 stages)
Age limit: 16 years and above.

DATE: 24 – 26 January 2015
TIME: 7 AM to 6 PM
EVENT: 1800 ft ACTUAL RAPPELLING

Group Size:30 participants per Batch. Prior experience in rappelling required.

Some details about Harishchandragad and Konkan kada:

Harishchandragad is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar region of India. Its
history is linked with that of Malshej Ghat, and it has played a major
role in guarding the surrounding region. The height of the fort is
4671 ft MSL. 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. From here, one can have a
breathtaking view of the surrounding region and the setting sun. This
cliff is not just vertical, but it is an overhang, almost like a
cobra’s hood. The Konkankada, a unique formation in the Sahyadris, is
really tough and a challenge for the trekkers. This is a semicircular
cliff of about 2,000 ft straight drop + 1000 ft slant fall in the
Konkan plains. The surrounding grandeur and beauty of the plains and
the mountains leaves us totally spellbound. It is one of the highest
direct fall cliffs to be found in Maharashtra and Western Ghats. This
is a combination of thrill and bliss that every true adventurer would
say ‘YES!!!’ to…

Rappelling, also known as abseiling is 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 the descend controllable.

Detail of the Rappelling:

To rappel the Konkankada at least once in a life time is a dream of
almost every adventure freak in Sahyadris. It is the most thrilling
and spellbound activity offered in the Sahyadris range.

Rappelling will be conducted in 4 stages to complete 1800ft.

We have batches of 30 participants.
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The itinerary for the event is as given below:

Day 0 : Departure on previous day of the event
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Catch a local train to Kasara (semi-fast) from CST at 10:50 pm
Reach Kasara at 1:30am
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Day 1 : Rappeling Event Day
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Move to Base village Pachnai, by private transport.

04:30 Hrs : @ Pachnai
Night trek to harishchandra gad,

06:30 Hrs : Reach atop @ Kokankada,
Rest.
Breakfast,
Morning 7 am, participants will start rappelling.
After finishing rappelling, reach Belpada,
Lunch will be served at 1:30 pm
and those who reach by night, will be served dinner also. rest for the night.

The cost of the event
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Rupees 3700/- per person (for those who makes their own travel arrangement)
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Includes:
Rappelling
Equipment’s & Expertise
Participation Certificate
Breakfast, Lunch of rappelling day … & Dinner (for those who reach by night)

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Rupees 4300/- per person (Traveling Kasara to Pachnai, and
from Belpada to kalyan) by local transport).

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If interested … please do confirm by full advance amount in following A/c
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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 Tuesday 13 January 2015

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/
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Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a one day trip to Padamdurg (KASA FORT) on Sunday 18 January 2015

Padmadurg, also known as Kasa fort, is a fort in Maharashtra, India. It was built by the great Maratha ruler King Shivaji to the northwest of the fort Janjira. It was built mainly to conquer the fort Janjira, although it is not as big as Janjira. Due to incomplete construction, and bombardment from Janjira during its construction, only ruins of the Padmadurg fort remain.

It looks great from Janjira. When Shivaji the Great decided o take on the Siddis of Janjira, his admiral, Daulat Khan, built this fort on an island next to Janjira. The rock, on which the fort was built, was called Kasa and the fort was named Padmadurg. The fort has six bastions, some of them devastated by gun attack from the famous ‘kalal bangdi’ gun in Janjira. Kasa was soon overpowered by Siddis and used as a Jail.

Grade: Easy

Itinerary of the trip: 

Saturday 17th January 2015

Meeting Point : 11:00 pm Pritam Hotel , Dadar (East)

23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar by private vehicle

Sunday 18th January 2015

04:00 Hrs : Arrival at Rajpuri Base village of Padma durg
06:30 Hrs : Breakfast – tea time
07:30 Hrs : Departure for Padma Durga (Kasa Fort)
08:00 Hrs : Arrival on Padma Durga
Padmadurg fort exploration – 4 Hrs
Lunch Time
15: 00 Hrs : @ Rajapuri Base Village

Fun Time @ Beach

17:30 Hrs : Departure for Dadar 

Refreshments on the way

We will be in mumbai around 21:30 hrs ( thats – subjective)

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The Estimated cost for the tour is  Rs. 1200 / – per head

This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Boat/Ferry Charges, Food Expenses – 2 Refreshments, Lunch and Shikhar Vedh charges .

Seats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit Rs 700/- per head (Non-refundable) as advance amount on 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: – Tuesday 13th January 2015, 5 pm

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Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (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 / Floaters

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

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil (O): 09869369836 / 09702121373

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Dear All,

We @ शिखरवेध has arranged Rajdher, Koldher, Indrai and Chadawad Trek on 17-18 January 2015
Brief Introduction about Rajdher/ Koldher / Indrai / Chadwad:-

Height:  3555 ft / 3600 ft / 4490 ft
Grade: Medium / Medium / Medium / Easy
Time: ~ 2 Hr / 2 hr / 2 hrs / 1 hr from base villages
Base Village: Rajdherwadi/ Vadbare / Chandwad

Location: Ajanta Satmal Region
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The itinerary for the Trek is as follows : –

Friday 16 January 2015
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23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar by Private Vehicle

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Day-1 – Saturday 17 January 2015

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06:00 Hrs – Reach Rajdherwadi village

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Breakfast – Tea

Start trek

09:30 Hrs – Rajdher Top … explore the gad

11:30 Hrs – Descend

Move to Koldher

14:30 Hrs: Atop Koldher Fort

Lunch Time and rest for an hour

Explore

16:30 Hrs – Descend

19:00 Hrs – @ Base.

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Have a dinner at 21:30 hrs, camp fire and Good night.

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Day-2 – Sunday 18 January 2015

 

06:00 Hrs – Good morning bell

06:30 Hrs – Have a breakfast-tea
07:30 Hrs – Start trek for Indrsi
10:00 Hrs – Reach Indrai atop.

Exploration  Time

12:00 Hrs – Descend

14:00 Hrs – @ Vadbare village

Lunch @ Hotel in Chandwad

Explore Chandwad Fort

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Have a tea and start return journey by 17:30 hrs back 2 Mumbai by private vehicle

We will be @ Dadar by 23:00 Hrs (Subjectively)
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The Estimated expenditure of the trek is Rs 1900/- per head, which includes

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Travel expenditure from Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, 2 veg meals, Refreshments & accommodation if any
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For registration, Rs. 1000/- (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle & food charges is a must …
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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Maximum 25 seats …
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Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on Tuesday 13th January, 2015 till 5 pm
Note: We will be keeping our bags in vehicle itself while trekking … Will carry only Water Bottles (3 Liters must), Something to munch, Torch (must) & Ur valuables only

So it will be easy for us to Trek …

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Things To Be carried:-
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A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs – must),
TORCH with extra batteries (Compulsory),
Bedding ( Compulsory)

 Saturday Lunch (a must)
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes,
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/