Dear All
We @ शिखर वेध , have arranged a Trek to Kalavantin Fort on Saturday 6 June 2015

The fort of Kalavantin was used as a watch tower and is located right next to Prabhalgad fort on the old Mumbai-Pune route. The beauty of this trek is the amazing rock cut steps that zig-zag their way up the mountain to take you to the top of the fort.

just check da following link abt Kalwantin as seen from Prabalgad …

http://www.marathikatta.com/General/kalavantin-durg-1/

Here is some info abt the fort:
Height: 2000 feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium – Thrilling
Base Village: Thakurwadi

Plan:

Rendezvous: Meet at 6.45 AM (Sharp) at Panvel Bus Depo on Saturday 6th June 2015. Please ensure punctuality.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday –  6 June 2015

06:55 Hrs: Depart from Panvel bus depo to Thakurwadi by ST / tum-tum

07:45 Hrs: @ Thakurwadi base

Breakfast – tea Time 

Intro & Instructions

08:30 Hrs: Trek from Thakurwadi to Kalavantin

11:00 Hrs: Atop Kalawantin
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One can get a panoramic view from the top, not to mention the thrill of an exposed climb via the stairs.

REST & Lunch Time

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12:30 Hrs: Descend 2 Thakurwadi

15:00 Hrs: By bus / tumtum 2 Panvel

16:30 Hrs: @ Panvel bus depo

We would be getting back to Dadar at approx 19:30 Hrs (Subjective)

Some memories in form of snaps from last outing

https://picasaweb.google.com/106678309740053608924/KalvantinPinnacle#

The cost of this trek would be Rs. 400/- per head only and would include:

> Panvel-Thakurwadi-Panvel by Tumtum / ST
> Morning Breakfast – Tea & SV administrative charges
Note: Maximum 30 seats

Things To Carry: -
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) ( a must)
LUNCH for da day (a Must)
Rain-cheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet
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)
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)

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Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध have arranged a one day trek to Fort Tikona in Lonavala region on Sunday 7th June 2015
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The cost for the trek will be Rs 600/- per head which includes
Traveling from Kamsheth 2 Kamsheth by hired jeeps
Morning Breakfast – Tea & Lunch
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Little info about the fort :
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3500 ft Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy
Region: Lonavala.
Base Village: Tikona peth
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Tikona Fort, also renowned as Vitandgad fort, is a major hill fort in Maval region near the Lonavala. Tikona fort, literally means triangle fort, had witnessed many dynasties ruled in the Maratha region. This was the nerve center of the many activities of entire Malwa Pawna regions. The small hamlet close to the fort is Tikona peth. The fort’s mammoth entrance is a special attraction.
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The Tikona fort is a great trekking destination for the adventurous tourists.
One can get the eye catching views of the Pawna Dam and the forts at Visaput, Tung and Lohagarh. The fort encloses a lake, Satvahan caves and the temple of ‘Trimbakeshwar Mahadev’.

The fort was built during the Silhara dynasty. There is a temple on top of the peak. The view of the Pawna dam, Kathingad and valleys from the top is breathtaking.
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The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

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Meeting Point : @ Kamsheth Railway station …. @ 08:35 Hrs on Sunday 7 June 2015

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Mumbai People:
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Board Indrayani Express From CST on Sunday 7th June 2015 Morning at 5.40 am and alight at Lonavla by 8am. (With ticket till Kamshet)

Time table of Indrayani Express :
Mumbai CST : 5.40am
Dadar : 5.51am
Thane : 6.14am
Kalyan : 6.35am
Karjat : 7.15am
Lonavala : 8.00am
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Note: 1) People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience and meet us directly at Lonavla. {Train timetable is provided above} . Preferably try to get into second last general compartment as we will be boarding the same.

2) For Comfortable Journey, U can book reserved Tkts in the train if u wish to.
3) Alternatively, U can Opt for MSRTC bus service which goes through Lonavala bus depo, alight there & walk of 7-8 mins will take u @ Railway station (Suitable for Navi Mumbai ppl)
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Move to Kamshet by local train (8:15am at Lonavala station platform no 3). 
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Pune people :
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Catch Pune Lonavala Local Train … Timings are as below
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Pune Station: 06:27 Hrs
Shivaji Nagar : 06:33 Hrs
Kamshet Station: 07:30 Hrs
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08:45 Hrs: Move 2 Tikona Peth, the base village by Jeep.
09:45 Hrs: @ Tikona 
Peth – base
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Breakfast Time
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10:30 Hrs: Ascend
11:30 Hrs: Atop Tikona

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Exploration rest etc (2 hrs approx)
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13:30 Hrs: Descend 
14.30 Hrs: @ Base
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Lunch Time
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16:00 Hrs: Move 2 Kamshet Station
17:00 Hrs: @ Kamshet Station
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From there 2 Lonavla by local
Take train / bus to Mumbai.
We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00 Hrs (thts-subjective).
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Few memories in form of snap – our last trail 2 Tikona

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&
http://picasaweb.google.com/jagdishlove/TikonaFortBedseCaves#
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The cost for the trek will be Rs 600/- per head which includes

Traveling from Kamsheth 2 Kamsheth by hired jeeps
Morning Breakfast – Tea & Lunch
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Advance amount of Rs. 300/- per head (Non- Refundable) for booking the vehicle is a must !!!

Please deposit same amount on following details:

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI bank a/c no : 026801521464
Vartak nagar branch, Thane(w)

Last date 2 confirm yourself for the event with advance payment is Thursday 4 June 2015 till 5 pm
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Things To Be carried:
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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) – (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Pls avoid wearing Gold & 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)

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A haversack to put all these things

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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

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Jagdish Patil : 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)

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Also join us @
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Dear all,
We @ शिखर वेध invite u all for Night Trek to Harishchandragad fort on 6-7 June 2015 …  A possible Indra-Vajra sighting @ Konkan kada :)

Interested people do join us …
Hope 2 c u on trek !!!

Brief info about the place:

Type : Hill Fort

Height : 4500 ft approx

Region : Malshej Ghat

Grade: Easy

Harishchandragad: is an ancient fort from the Medieval period where the Great sage Changdev (Writer of the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate in the 14th century.

Konkan Kada: One of the biggest cliffs of the sahyadris, fascinating many people from years together. Facing towards the konkan side, the cliff looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region. Not only vertical, but it has an overhang, almost like a cobra’s hood.

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

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Friday 5th June 2015

CST-Kasara Fast local timings as below

22:50 Hrs : CST

22:57 Hrs : Byculla

23:05 Hrs : Dadar

23:13 Hrs : Kurla

23:34 Hrs : Thane

23:57 Hrs : Dombivali

Saturday 6th June 2015

00:07 Hrs : Kalyan

01:18 Hrs : Kasara

Meeting point : Kasara Railway Stn at 01:10 Hrs

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Move by Private Jeeps to Pachnai Village

04:00 Hrs : @ Pachnai village

ASCEND

06:00 Hrs : Atop @ Konkan kada

Explore

Breakfast – Tea Time

Rest for a while

13:00 Hrs : Lunch Time

16:00 Hrs : @ Konkan Kada,

Sunset

20:00 Hrs : Dinner and retire for the day

Sunday 7th June 2015

06:30 Hrs : Good Morning

08:30 Hrs : Breakfast, site seeing

09:00 Hrs : Start descending towards Pachnai

11:00 Hrs : @ Pachnai

Lunch

Post Lunch move by public transport 2 Kasara

We will reach Kasara by 3 pm (that’s subjective )

Contribution

 The cost for the trek is  Rs 1800/- per head which includes 2 Breakfast, 3 veg meals & 1 evening refreshment, Tented Accommodation And Transportation From Kasara to Kasara
 Advance amount of Rs. 1000/- per head (Non- Refundable)

Please deposit same amount on following details:

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI bank a/c no : 026801521464
Vartak nagar branch, Thane(w)

Things To Carry: -

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) [MUST]
Sleeping Bag / Mat [MUST]
Torch with extra cell batteries [MUST]
A plate, mug, and spoon [MUST]
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)

A good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put all these things

Note: It might rain, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध is glad to announce Fireflies Special Night trek 2
Rajmachi

Batch – 1 : 6 – 7 June 2015

Batch – 2 : 13 – 14 June 2015
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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1100/- per head
That would include:
Morning Breakfast – Tea, 2 Veg meals
Karjat – Kondhane by Rick & Rajmachi to Lonavala stn by pvt jeeps
Accommodation if any & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges
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Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy …
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Fireflies : Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies.
This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other
organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to
attract a mate. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in
their abdomen that make light.
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Rajmachi, located in the Lonavala region is accessible from both Karjat
as well as Lonavala. The village of Udhewadi lies on the massive plateau
that greets one on getting to Rajmachi. The twin forts of Srivardhan &
Manoranjan grace the backdrop of the village.
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A little distance down from the village lies a serene and beautiful lake
called Uday Sagar Talav, no trek to Rajmachi is complete without taking a
dip in this lake.
Behind the lake lies an ancient Monolith, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Here is some info abt the forts: – Srivardhan & Manoranjan

Height: 3000/2700 feet above MSL
Grade: Easy
District: Pune
Region: Lonavala
Base Village: Lonavala/Kondhane
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Rendezvous:
Meet at 15:10 Hrs (Sharp) at CST on
Saturday 6 June 2015
for batch – 1

Saturday 13 June 2015 for batch – 2
We will b starting with CST- Khopoli with fast local (time-table as below)
Alight @ Karjat

Mumbai CST : 15:25 Hrs
Byculla : 15:32 Hrs
Dadar : 15:40 Hrs
Kurla : 15:48 Hrs
Thane : 16:08 Hrs
Dombivali : 16:20 Hrs
Kalyan : 16:28 Hrs
Karjat : 17:22 hrs

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PUNE people

Catch Deccan Express … Timings as follows

15:30 Hrs: Pune Staion
16:33 Hrs: Lonavala
17:28 Hrs: Karjat

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 6 June 2015 / 13 June 2015

17:30 Hrs: @ Karjat railway station

Move Kondhane Village by local Transport

18:30 Hrs: @ Kondhane

Ascend to Rajmachi (~4.0 hrs)

Enjoy Fireflies in the Jungle

22:30 Hrs: @ Udhewadi – base village

Dinner Time

Post Dinner – Night Walk for Fireflies

Stay @ Villagers House

Sunday 7 June 2015 / 14 June 2015
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06:00 Hrs: @ Wake up call
07:30 Hrs: @ Shrivardhan atop

Explore Shrivardhan fort.
Breakfast  – Tea in village .

11:30 Hrs – Dip in Uday sagar Talav
13:00 Hrs – Lunch (Veg Only)

14:30 Hrs – Move to Lonavala station by pvt transport

16:30 Hrs – @ Lonavala station

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We would be getting back to Dadar / Pune at approx 21.30 PM (That’s
Subjective)

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1100/- per head
That would include:
Morning Breakfast – Tea, 2 Veg meals
Karjat – Kondhane by Rick & Rajmachi to Lonavala stn by pvt jeeps
Accommodation if any & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges
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Advance amount of Rs. 500/- per head (Non- Refundable) for registration

Please deposit same amount on following details:

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI bank a/c no : 026801521464
Vartak nagar branch, Thane(w)
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Last date to register : 4 days prior to event
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Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~ 3 Ltrs) (a must)
Sleeping Mat / bags (a must)
Torch with batteries ( a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
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
.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
.
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (whtsapp)

In case call is not received; please do sms / whtsapp
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Also join us @

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear all,

We @ शिखर वेध invite u all for Trek to Shivteertha Raigad fort – The capital of Hindvi Swarajya to witness the SHIVRAJYABHISHEKH SOHLA
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Batch – 1 :  31 May 2015 - (तिथीनुसार) – depart on Sat. 30 May night 10 pm
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Batch – 2  : 6 June 2015 – (तारखेनुसार) – depart on Fri. 5 June night 10 pm

Interested people do join us …
Hope 2 c u on trek !!!

Brief Introduction abt Raigad:-
Height:Abt 2900 ft
Grade:Easy
Time:~2 hrs from Pachad near Mahad
Location:Raigad Range

Fort Raigad is much more than a mere tourist spot. It is a sacred place of pilgrimage, which has left an imprint of the grand vision of Hindavi Swarajya as cherished by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.”
Fort Raigad was the capital of the most illustrious Maratha sovereign,nurtured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.It is a monument of his prophetic vision of Hindavi Swarajya.

Sightseeing :

The first main place on the fort is the main door – ‘Maha Darawaja‘. After the main door, Ganga sagar and some remains of the palace can be seen. Hirkani Buruj can also be seen and one don’t believe the heroic deeds of Hirkani (she came down the fort bare footed at night from this point). The famous ‘Takmak Tok’ or place for life punishment – is on the north side. Its thrilling to stand near Takmak Tok which is always with full of breeze. One can see the ammunition store here. The market place on the fort is worth to watch and history lovers spends time here recalling the great warrior.

The statue of ‘Shivaji Maharaj’ is situated at the center of the fort. The Samadhi of Maharaj is also very beautiful and one can remember Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and his contribution and full dedication to Swaraj. The other places to visit on the fort are Jagdishwar Temple, Koli Lake, Shirkai Temple etc. The view of ‘Lingana’ is also wonderful.

Itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Rendezvous:
Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:00 Hrs on Saturday 30th May 2015
for batch -1 & on Friday 5th June 2015 for batch – 2

22:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar

Pick ups en-route Chembur, Vashi, Panvel etc.

Sunday 31st May 2015 for Batch-1 & Saturday 6 June 2015 for Batch – 2

05:00 Hrs – Pachad Base Village, Raigad Fort …
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Break-fast Tea
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Ascend
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08:00 Hrs – Atop Raigad
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SHIVRAJYABHISHEKH SOHLA and Exploration on fort

13:00 Hrs – Lunch

14:30 Hrs – Descend
16:30 Hrs – Base

Visit to Jijamata Samadhi @ Pachad

17:30 Hrs: Depart to Mumbai

22:30 Hrs – Back 2 Dadar (Subjective)

The expenditure for the Event is about Rs. 1000 / – per head
This includes Transportation Charges by private vehicle (Dadar to Dadar) & morning, evening refreshments only
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Lunch either u can bring OR there will b Mahaprasad by Sohla Samiti

Advance full amount of Rs. 1000/- per head (Non- Refundable) for booking the vehicle is a must !!!

Please deposit same amount on following details:

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI bank a/c no : 026801521464
Vartak nagar branch, Thane(w)

IFSc Code: ICIC0000268
Last date 2 confirm yourself for the event with advance payment is Tuesday 26 May 2015 for batch – 1 & Tuesday 2 June 2015 for batch- 2 till 5 pm

Few previous memories in form of snaps as below ::
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Vishal Budhavalekar : https://plus.google.com/photos/113937994326505121756/albums/5479954961348428609?banner=pwa
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Note: 

1) Need minimum 7 participants to book the vehicle

2) Smoking and consumption of liquor is strictly prohibited

Things To Carry: –

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) [MUST]
LUNCH for day [MUST]

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)
A good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (whtsapp)

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/