Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a trip to Konkan – Sindhudurg Safari (Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Event)  on  25 – 27 December 2015

Brief 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           :
25 – 27 December 2015

Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ₹ 7000/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and Indian Rupee ₹ 7800/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) — All Inclusive
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:: Indian Rupee ₹ 5500/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and Indian Rupee ₹ 6300/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) — (EXCLUSION :: Scuba Diving , Snorkeling)
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Note : With A/c vehicle : the cost will b Rs 8500/- per head
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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 fort:

 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 ::
Thursday 24 December 2015


Meeting point:

22:30 Hrs : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) -
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Day 1: Friday 25 December 2015 – (Christmas – Holiday)

 

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 26 December 2015

 

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea Time

 

08:00 Hrs – 13:00 Hrs:

DOLPHIN SAFARI ;

Scuba Diving ( Surface Supply – 20 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 - The amazing beauty of tour

 

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 27 December 2015

 

07:30 Hrs: Break Fast (Ghavane + 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 28 December 2015

 

05:00 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)

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The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee ₹ 7800/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) &  Indian Rupee ₹ 7000/- 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 ₹ 5500/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and Indian Rupee ₹ 6300/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals )
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Note : With A/c vehicle : the cost will b Rs 8500/- per head
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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 15th December 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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Things To Carry:-
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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 (Whtsapp)
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Also join us @
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged much awaited Rajgad to Torna Trek on 12-13 December 2015 

Cost of the event :: Rs 2200/- per head

Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, FOOD & Tented Accommodation
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Brief Introduction about Rajgad / Torna:-
Height:  4182 ft / 4200 ft
Grade:  Medium/Medium
Time: ~ Maximum 2 / 3 hrs from base villages Gunjavane / Velhe
Location: Pune

RAJGAD – The name describes the place itself. The King of all the forts. 
It is to the south-west 40 Kms from Pune. It boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji on any fort. He spent almost 25/30 yrs here. Rajgad is famous for its construction. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. These are the three sub-plateaux (Machee) namely Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Sanjevani Machee, and at the centre is the Ballekilla. Padmavati Machee (north end) : This machee is the site of Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake, Chor Darwaja, Pali Darwaja, Gunjavane Darwaja, Daru Kothar (storage of arms and ammunition), Diwankhana, Rajwada (ruins), Ghod Tale (Horse Lake), Sadar (office) and Dhalkathi (flag hoisting place).

Sanjeevani Machee (southwest/west end) : This huge, beautiful and royally constructed machee faces west and has a three-stepped (layered) fortified structure. Each of the lower levels is separated from the higher one by a fortified bastion with a gate that could be defended independently. The lowest level is beautifully fortified by double curtain walls (chilkhathi) separated by a deep trench, on average 12 feet across. One can walk between these walls. The outer wall has openings to let soldiers out for sudden attack.

Suvela Machee (south east) : This is another grand machee facing east with lots of secret routes and doorways. This one is a double-stepped fortified machee with the steps separated by a beautiful bastioned doorway. At the end of first step a hole cuts across the rock; one can sit in this hole (nedhe). The final (lowest) step like Sanjeevani Machee has a double curtain wall. To the south side of this machee one can see a beautiful triangular bastion called Kaleswari buruz having an escape door near it. The home of the renowned military leader Tanaji Malusare was in this machee.

Bale Killa (centre) : This is the highest part of the fort which has remains of palaces, water cisterns and caves. It has a beautiful entrance door called Mahadarwaja. One can view the whole fort and the vast surrounding expanse.

TORNA :- The fort is also known as Prachandagad (huge fort), due to its massive size. In 1646, when Shivaji was 16, he launched his first military attack by capturing Torna fort, paving the way for the great empire. Many battles have been fought on this fort. The fort is truly grand and stretches for couple of kilometers.

Fascinating points on Torna fort:Goddess Toranjai:

 it is a simple temple where goddesses Somjai and Toranjai are worshiped. Ahead we can see the lakes toran and mhasoba.Maal and Safeli Bastions: On the west of Kothji Darwaja are the bastion maal, and the latter one is to the south of the former. Near Safeli is the construction called lakadkhaana, where wood was stored. Here is the way to Kokan Darwaja and Budhla Machi.

Budhla Machi: In Marathi ‘budhla’ means vessel, and budhla machi looks like a vessel kept upside down. This cliff is a breathtaking spot on the fort.

Bini Darwaja: This is the main entrance to the fort from velhe and is situated to the northwest of the fort. The bastion on the left side has collapsed. The path ahead leadsto the Kothi Darwaja.

Kothi Darwaja: Ascending the steps carved in the rock, we enter the Kothi Darwaja facing east. Here we come across some guard rooms. Way along the wall towards east takes us to the temple of goddess Toranjai.

Hanuman Bastion: This bastion is situated to the east of Kothi Darwaja. Here we can see the idol of hanuman facing south and a flag post. The way ahead leads to the bastion Bhel. Further eastwards we come to Zunjar Machi.

Temple of goddess Mengai: this is the only place on the fort where one can stay. It has two doors and the roof is stillin the needs of repairs. In front of the temple is a Deepmala.

Zunjar Machi: It is situated on the western side & a wonderful spot to see.

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below: 

Rendezvous:

Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:45 Hrs on Friday 11th Dec 2015
23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar
Pick-ups en-route Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur etc. 
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Saturday 12th Dec 2015
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05:00 Hrs : @ Gunjavane, Base Village
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Finish off Morning activities , Breakfast & Tea
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06:30 Hrs : Ascend to Rajgad
08:45 Hrs : Atop Rajgad

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Explore Padmavati machi, Balekilla & Suvela Machi
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13:00 Hrs : Lunch time @ Padmavati Temple
14:30 Hrs : Move 2 Sanjivani Machi

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Explore Sanjivani Machi
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16:15 Hrs : Descend from Alu Darwaja
18:30 Hrs : @ Paal-Khind 

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Retire for da day & Prepare Dinner & Tented accommodation … 
Note: 1 Tent will be distributed among 3-4 ppls group as per size and They have to carry out the burden of same alternately till the trek ends.A CAMP FIRE SESSION —
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Sunday 13th Dec 2015

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05:00 Hrs : Wake up call
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Finish off Morning activities

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06:30 Hrs : Breakfast – Tea
06:30 Hrs : Move to Torna

10:30 Hrs : Torna Atop
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Explore Torna gad, Lunch, Rest 

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14:00 Hrs : Descend
16:30 Hrs : Refreshment – Tea
17:00 Hrs : Start return journey back 2 Mumbai by private vehicle
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We will be @ Dadar by 22:30 Hrs (Subjectively)
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The Estimated expenditure of the trek is Rs 2200/- per head, which includes Travel expenditure from Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, 3 veg meals, Refreshments & Tented accommodation

For registration, Rs. 1000/- (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle charges & Food 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 25 seats …
Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on Tuesday 8th December, 2015 till 5 pm

 

Things To Be carried: 

A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs – must),
TORCH with extra batteries (Compulsory),
Bedding ( Compulsory)
TIFFIN BOX, A spoon and a plate (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, 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 (Whtsapp)
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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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We @
शिखर वेध, is glad to invite you for Asthvinayak Tour on 28-29th November 2015

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1. Moreshwar, Morgaon

2. Siddhivinayak, Siddhtek
3. Chintamani, Theur

4. Mahaganpati, Ranjangaon

5. Girijatamj, Lenyadri

6. Vighneshwar, Ozar

7. Varadvinayak, Mahad

8. Ballaleshwar, Pali

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The itinerary for the event will be as Follows:

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Meeting point:
 23:30 Hrs: Dadar TT, Dadar (east) on Friday 27 November 2015
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Day 1, 28 November 2015

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06:00 Hrs:  @ Morgaon

Freshen up

Moreshwar Darshan

08:00 Hrs:  Breakfast time

11:00 Hrs: @ Siddhtek

Siddhivinayak Darshan

13:00 Hrs: @ Theur

Chintamani Darshan

14:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Hotel Nanashri on high way

17:00 Hrs: @ Ranjangaon

Mahaganpati Darshan

20:00 Hrs: @ Ozar near Junnar

Stay in BHAKTA-NIVAS – Dormitory Type

Dinner

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Day 2, 29 November 2015
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Early morning wake up call – Freshen up

Vighneshwar Darshan

Breakfast time

08:30 Hrs: @ Lenyadri

Girijatmaj Darshan

13:00 Hrs: Lunch in Hotel on highway

15:00 Hrs: @ Mahad

Varadvinayak Darshan

17:00 Hrs: @ Pali

Ballaleshwar Darshan

22:00 Hrs: Reach Dadar (subjectively)
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The Cost for the Trip will be Rs 3000/-  per head

That includes Transport by Private vehicle NON A/c, Food (3 Veg Meals & Refreshments) ; Accommodation charges in BHAKT-NIVAS (Dormitory type only);

NOTE :: With A/C vehicle travel, the cost will b Rs 3500/- per head

(Need minimum 6 participants to conduct tour)

Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis wid Advance payment only…

One needs to deposit Rs 1500/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle and 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)

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 24th November 2015, 5 pm

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Things To Be carried: 
A bottle of water (At least 2 Ltrs),
TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory).
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes, (Must)

Cap , Camera(Optional),
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional),
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A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373

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

Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध has planned a weekend tour to DAJIPUR – SAGARESHWAR WLS on 21 – 22 November 2015

Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary Safari
The jungle of Dajipur is situated on the border of Kolhapur and Sindhudurg districts about 500 km away from Mumbai. Surrounded by rugged mountains and dense forests, this secluded little place is completely cut-off from human habitat. Home to bison, wild deer, chital, gawa and many more spectacular wild animals and birds. Dajipur is an exciting and beautiful holiday getaway, situated 1200 metres above sea level. An excursion in the vicinity to the Gagangiri Maharaj’s Math makes for a pleasant outing.

SAGARESHWAR WLS:

This sanctuary is unique as a very rare experiments and a significant endeavor in conservation in the sense that it is almost entirely a man made sanctuary, created through a planned afforestation programme, with an unreserved co-operation of the local population.

A Itinerary for our jungle trek.. as follow
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Friday 20th November 2015
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Departure from Mumbai @ 20:30 Hrs::

By 17411: Mahalaxmi Express OR MSRTC / Private Buses
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Saturday 21st November 2015
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Rendezvous: 07:30 Hrs: @ Kolhapur station / Bus stand

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Breakfast – Tea
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09:00 Hrs: Move 2 Dajipur by private vehicle
11:30 Hrs: @ Dajipur WLS

Jungle safari

Packed LUNCH


19:00 Hrs: @ Back 2 Village
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Stay: @ rest house @ dajipur / radhanagari

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Sunday 22nd November 2015

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07:00 Hrs : Move 2 Sagareshwar

En-route Breakfast & Tea

11:00 Hrs: @ Sagareshwar sanctuary

Jungle Trail

Lunch time

15:00 Hrs: Move to Kolhapur

 

visit Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Museum ( Time permits)

 

19:00 Hrs : Drop @ Kolhapur station / bus stand

 

21:00 Hrs: Departure for Mumbai
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Monday 23rd November 2015


We will be in Mumbai around 05:30 Hrs (that’s – subjective)

The cost for the trip is abt Rs. 3000 /- per head
This includes Kolhapur to Kolhapur transportation by Private vehicle, Jungle safaris , Forest Sanctuary entry fee, Guide Fee, refreshments & 3 veg meals and accommodation charges @ rest house.

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Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 2000/- (Non-refundable) to book Vehicle, accommodation etc. …

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

 

Note: 1) Assistance to reach kolhapur @ added cost

2) The tour commence wid minimum 6 ppl …

The last date to register yourself is Tuesday 17 November 2015 till 5 pm
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Things To Carry:-

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

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on


Jagadish Patil (O): 09869369836 / 09702121373

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a much awaited Trekkers Paradise- Harishachandragad – Nalichi Waat Descend Trek & Camping @ Kokankada on 5-6th December 2015 … 

Hope 2 cu on trek with me to NJoy again

Brief Introduction about Harishchandragad:

Height: 1412 meters (4510 feet)
Grade:Tough+Thrill
Time: ~ 2 hrs from Pachnai/ 8 hrs from Belpada … Base Villages
Location: Nagar region

Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the Medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate on Taramati/Rohidas in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.

Taramati: 
This is the topmost point on the fort. It is the second highest peak in Maharashtra after kalsubai. Leopards are seen in the forests beyond this peak. From here we can have a glimpse of the whole range of Naneghat and the forts near Murbad.

Konkan Kada:
 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 with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and sunset. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost like a cobra’s hood.

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

Journey Details:
Rendezous: On Telecon
Saturday 5th December 2015
00:14 Hrs :CST
00:22 Hrs: Byculla
00:32 Hrs: Dadar
00:43 Hrs: Kurla
00:49 Hrs: Ghatkopar
01:09 Hrs: Thane
01:31 Hrs: Dombivali
01:40 Hrs: Kalyan
02:55 Hrs: Kasara
 
3 Hrs rest @ Kasara Railway station
06:45 Hrs:  Depart 2 Rajur by Bus / Jeep
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Breakfast in bus ( Pls do carry da same)
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10:00 Hrs: Move 2 Pachnai village by ST / Jeep
11:30 Hrs: @ Pachnai village
12:00 Hrs: Lunch
13:00 Hrs: Ascend
15:00 Hrs: Harishchandragad
Evening Tea
18:00 Hrs: @ Konkankada
 
Sunset View from Konkankada
 
Dinner Time
 
Good Night – Tented Accommodation Camping @ Kokankada

Note: 1 Tent will be distributed among 3-4 ppls group as per size and They have to carry out the burden of same alternately till the trek ends.

Sunday 6th December 2015
06:30 Hrs: Breakfast , Tea
07:30 Hrs: Descend via Nalichi Waat – a thrilling experience – abt 4-5 rock patches
13:00 Hrs: Packed Lunch @ Water source point , Rest
17:00 Hrs: @ Belpada – Valivare village
Depart 2 Kalyan by private jeeps

We will reach Kalyan 21:00 hrs (That’s Subjective)

This will be a tough 1 …
Max. 30 participants only

Few memories in form of snaps from our last year Adventure Nalichi waat- Descend

Sonya Anchan: https://picasaweb.google.com/104269804834836030230/HarishchandragadNalichiVaatDescend?authkey=Gv1sRgCP7fpoHUlq7jhgE#
Shashank Gore: 
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Dipak : https://plus.google.com/photos/101549580594798164705/albums/5675286497660417265?authkey=CNHM08WL7seYigE
Chetan Rane : https://picasaweb.google.com/107651393759348468883/HarishchandraGad

The cost for da Trek is about Rs.1900 per head
tht includes transportation from Kasara to Kalyan , 3 veg meals & 2 refreshments & TENTED ACCOMODATION

Deposit Rs. 1000/- per head (Non-Refundable) advance on following A/c for Food & vehicle booking
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 24th November 2015, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

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Things To Carry: -
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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) ( a must)
Breakfast for Saturday (a must)
Bedding – sleeping mat/bag (a must)
Torch with extra cell ( a must)
Tiffin Box 2 carry packed Lunch on Sunday (a must)
Windcheater , Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes (Preferably ACTION),
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A haversack to put all these things
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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

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Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)
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Dear all,

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged a Trek to Shivjanmabhoomi SHIVNERI fort and Visit to Chavand Fort ( AKA Prasannagad) along-with Kukdeshwar Temple darshan on Sunday 15th November 2015

Interested people do join us …

Hope 2 c u on trek !!!

Brief Introduction about Trek :

1) Chavand Fort ( Prasannagad)
Height:Abt 3399ft
Grade:Easy
Time:~30-45 mins from from base.
Location:Junnar Range

Details :

Chavand is a hill fortress situated 30 km from the modern-day town of Naryangoan inJunnar Taluka of Pune district in Maharashtra, India. The fort, is located in the Sahyadri mountain range. The fort was looted and destroyed by the British upon siege. This is one of the forts known as the ‘Famous 5′. Chavaand, Hadsar, Shivneri, Jivdhan and Naneghat form the Famous 5 trek. The fort has remnants of construction that are more than 800 years old. Village of Chavandwadi lies at the base of the fort. Under the rule of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj this was known as Prasannagad.

2) Shivneri Fort
Height: Abt 3500ft
Grade:Easy
Time:~45-60 mins from from base.
Location:Junnar Range

Details:

Shivneri Fort 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.

Itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Rendezvous: Near Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) at 11.30 pm in the night on Saturday 14th November 2015

Departure by Private Vehicle from Dadar @ 23:45 Hrs
Pick ups en-route Sion, Thane, Kalyan Fata.

Sunday 15th November 2015

05:30 Hrs – @ Chavand village

Rest at the base of Chavand Fort

06:45 Hrs – Breakfast and Tea

07:30 Hrs – Ascend

08:15 Hrs – Atop Chavand

Exploration on fort

10:00 Hrs – Descend

10:30 Hrs – Base

10:45 Hrs – Move to Kukdeshwar Temple

11:15 Hrs :- @ Kukdeshwar temple darshan

11:45 Hrs : move to Junner

12:30 Hrs : @ Junner – LUNCH Time

13:30 Hrs – Ascend Shivneri

14:30 Hrs – Atop Shivneri

Fort Exploration

16:30 Hrs – Descend

17:00 Hrs – Base

16:30 Hrs – Return Journey

21:00 Hrs – @Dadar, Mumbai (Subjective)
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The estimated expenditure is about Rs. 1200 /-per head
This includes
Transportation Charges from Dadar to Dadar, Breakfast, Lunch & evening refreshments.

Advance amount of Rs. 800/- (Non-Refundable) for vehicle booking 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 is Thursday 12th November 2015 till 5 pm or Till the batch gets full

Maximum 30 members

Note: Smoking and consumption of liquor is strictly prohibited

Things To Carry: -
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) a [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, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagdish Patil (O): 09869369836 / 9702121373

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/