Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh are glad to announce Velas Turtle Festival Tour on 27-28 Feb 2016 (leaving on 26 Feb night)

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Batch Dates : 

Batch 1 : 27-28 Feb 2016

Batch 2 : 5-6th March 2016 ( Leaving on Friday 4th March night)

Batch 3 : 12-13th March 2016  (Leaving on Friday 11th March Night )

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The Cost for Tour :: Rs. 2300 / - per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges, food expenses only veg and accommodation charges. 
Get Ready to Witness the Wonderful Life Of Turtles ….

Some information about the area: The places that will be visiting are:

  1. VelasBeach – Turtle Festival visit
  2. Bankot Fort
  3. Harihareshwar Temple

Velas Beach :  Velas is the birth place of Nana Phadnis, one of the great prominent personalities in Maratha history. Due to the sea-shore Velas is an existing place and it is situated near Bankot Bay. There is an old temple of Shri Bhairi- Rameshwar and in this temple all twelve months water is made available taking the benefit of favorable geographical conditions. A statue of Nana Phadnis is present outside his house. In Velas Mahalakshmi temple and Nana Phadnis house are the places to visit. Velas is also one of the popular breeding sites of Olive Ridley, which is an endangered species of turtle.  

Bankot Fort:

Region: Mandangad

District: Ratnagiri

Height: Sea fort (Slightly above sea level)

Difficulty: Simple

Bankot is a square shaped fort. On the sides of Bankot fort, there is a dry moat (Revni) dug out in the Jambhya stone. Jambhya stone is peculiar type of stone adorning a purple shade and peculiarly it is incapable of storing water as the water invariable percolates through it owing to its much porous nature. The main entrance (Mahadarwaja) of the fort is north-facing with a well sculpted arch and carvings. Watch guards dug out (Devdya) align on both sides of the Mahadarwaja with some pits being dug out in the right Devdi. On the left, there are steps leading towards Nagarkhana while there is an underground storey and a tunnel on the right. A Maruti idol in the centre stands deserted now. On the west, there is a small entrance (Darwaja) leading to a Bastion on the exterior of the fortifications. A deep well (now dry and filled) occupied the centre of this bastion earlier and the adjacent water tanks too are dry and obsolete now. One can leave the Buruj via a small exit that leads to the surrounding moat and a beautiful “Revni” lying nearby.

Tour Duration: 2 Night / 2 Days
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The Itinerary for the Tour as follows:

FRIDAY : Departure by private vehicle from Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 11:15 pm
Maitripark, Chembur @ 11:45 pm
Vashi below main bridge @ 12:15 am

Day 1: SATURDAY

05:30 Hrs: @ Velas

Refresh,
06:45 Hrs: Visit 
Velas Beach for Turtle festival
Breakfast

10:00 Hrs: @ Bankot fort

10:30 Hrs: Atop

Fort Exploration
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Lunch at Velas (Veg. Only)

Rest time
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Evening Tea & Visit Velas beach, 

Go for Turtle watching.

Dinner ( Veg. Only)

Stay @ villagers home in Velas (Dormitory Type only) —

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Day 2: SUNDAY

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06:45 Hrs: Visit Velas Beach for Turtle watching.

08:00 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea

09:30 Hrs: @ Harihareshwar by crossing Veshvi – Bagmandala creek by ferry
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Harihareshwar Temple visit
Visit 2 Harihareshwar Beach
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13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Harihareshwar ( Veg/Non-Veg to be borne by participant as per choice)

15:00 Hrs: Departure 2 Mumbai

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We will be in mumbai around 21:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)

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The Cost for Tour is about Rs. 2300 / - per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges, food expenses except Sunday Lunch, and accommodation charges.

NOTE-

1) Children between 3 – 9 Yrs will b charged as Rs 1800/- per head

Children between 0-3 yrs NIL (if Seat is not offered)

2) Repeaters of same trips of previous years will b charged as @ Rs 2100/- per head

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Seats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit  Rs 1500/- per head (Non-refundable) advance 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: – 5 Days prior to batch departure, 5 pm or till the registration gets full

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VIMP NOTES :: For PUNE PARTICIPANTS, we can hire a private vehicle as well if we get minimum 6 participants for the Trip.

The cost remains the same as Rs 2300/- per head

The Departure time wud be 11:00 pm on friday from SWARGATE Bus Depo.

Other Itinerary details same as for Mumbai Participants

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Note: -

1) Emergence of Hatchlings of turtles is a natural process. So cannot give guarantee of emerging possibility of turtles on the mentioned dates.

2) Velas beach have strong currents … so won’t b allowed to go inside the water

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Things To Carry:-
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A Torch with spare battery ( a must)

A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Sleeping Bag, Mat (a must)

Towel, a napkin, 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,
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

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836

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 our Favourite destination Trek to Sandhan Valley exploration cum rappelling event – Valley of Shadow Trek on 13 – 14 February 2016 
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Event Cost :: Rs 1600/- per head
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Hope 2 cu on trek with me to NJoy again ;-)

Brief Intro about Sandhan:-

Height:~ 4100 ft

Grade: Medium with Thrill
Time: ~ 0.5 hrs from Samrad
Location: Bhandardara region

” SANDHAN” …. is a beautiful place situated in the Western Ghats  near Ratangad. Amidst the water carved valley of 50 to 500 feet deep and around two km long. Experience the heart throbbing crossing of 4 ft deep water pool in the way of  rock floored water carved valley. 
This will be your memorable trek.

Also you will get chance to Rappel down four small patches to reach the base of SANDHAN VALLEY.

Trek Details:

DAY 1 :: Friday 12 February 2016

Rendezvous : On Telecon

22:50 Hrs :CST
22:57Hrs: Byculla
23:04 Hrs: Dadar
23:12 Hrs: Kurla
23:16 Hrs: Ghatkopar
23:31 Hrs: Thane
23:55 Hrs: Dombivali
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Saturday 13 February 2016
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00:05 Hrs: Kalyan
01:18 Hrs: Kasara

Depart 2 Samrad by Private vehicle

04:00 Hrs : – @ Samrad

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Rest for 2 hours
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Breakfast-T Time
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07:30 Hrs — Move 2 Sandhan
08:00 Hrs — Enter in Sandhan Valley
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We have to go through abt 4-5 feet deep water for about 25-30 meters on the way … its real fun-thrill
Pls do carry extra clothes for da same … 
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12:30 Hrs — Rappelling of 50 ft patch
Lunch time mid way
& then 2 more patches of 20 feet 2 rappel .. 
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17:30 Hrs —  Settle at base
Dinner & Campfire
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Stay in open … near a natural swimming pool
 
Day 2 :: Sunday 14 February 2016
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Wake Up early
08:30 Hrs — Breakfast-Tea
10:00 Hrs — Trek towrds Dehne
12:00 Hrs — @ Dehne
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Lunch time
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14:00 Hrs — @ Move Asangaon by public transport
16:00 Hrs — @ Asangaon station
 
We will be in Dadar around 19:00 hrs ( thats – subjective) … depends on Mega block things

The cost for the entire EVENT is about Rs. 1600 /- per head

Includes Transportation from Kasara 2 Asangaon, 2 meals & Refreshments +  Rappeling Charges

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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 9 February 2016 till 5 pm
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Note:- 
Its a group activity so each and every member will be allotted some or other responsibility. Pls do keep space for 1kg at least in your bag.
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Previous memories in form of snaps of our NEW Year special event to Sandhan

https://picasaweb.google.com/104269804834836030230/NewYearTrekSandhanValleyRappelling?authkey=Gv1sRgCMb43pHR9a_cywE

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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 (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,

We @ Shikhar Vedh Invite You all For Chikoo Festival Tour With us on Sunday 7 Feb 2016

Festivals are Times to Celebrate And The Chikoo Festival Will Show Us How Dahanu Celebrates Life.  The Chikoo Festival Definitely  attracts a lot of Tourists in And Aroud Mumbai And Gujrat. Lets Come share the Dreams of many farmers who have dared to venture into Agro Tourism and get a taste of a New Experience

The Festival features Chikoo safari as well as an exhibition of the products made from the fruit along with dance performances by tribals.

Activities at the Festival … where we can ::

– Enjoy the delicious and nutritious taste of CHIKOOS.

– Enjoy the RURAL hospitality along with the LOCAL CUISINE

– Buy RURAL HANDICRAFTS & WATCH Rural Dances

– Participate in the CHIKOO SAFARI along with the farmers

– Take a stroll in the CHIKOO ORCHARDS and visit a WARLI VILLAGE to

Learn about Rural ART & CULTURE

– Shop around from more than 100 stalls, Purchase Chikoo Products, Rural Art Souvenirs, Farm Fresh Chikoos & Vegetables, and much more.

Itinerary for the event ::

Sunday 7 February 2016

Catch Churchgate to Dahanu fast Local From Your Respective sation

Churchgate – 05.24am

Mumbai central – 05.34am

Dadar – 05.41am

Bandra – 05.46am

Andheri – 05.55am

borivli – 06.09am

Bhayander – 06.23am

vasai rd – 06.34am

Virar – 06.46am

Dahanu – 08.20am

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(If you miss the train you miss the Tour Because there is a train after 5 hours so make sure you are on time to catch the train.)

People may board the same train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly.

Meeting Point :: Dahanu Railway Station 08.20am

08.30am Breakfast Tea

09.00am Leave By Tumtum 

10:00am Onwards Chikoo Festival begins

10:00am -04:00pm Participate in Chikoo Safari & Tribal Village Tour

12:00pm-02:00pm Satiate your appetite with local cuisine at the event venue

03:00pm Onwards Kite Show / Kite Making Workshop

04:00pm-06:00pm Treasure Hunt

06:00pm- Move to Dahanu …

from their by train to Mumbai

Tour Cost : Rs 1200/- per person 

Last Date For Registration 4 Feb 2016

One Has To deposit full Amount In Advance for Booking Seat.

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

IFSC Code :: ICIC0000268


Last date of Registration: – Thuraday 4 FEB 2016

Inclusions:

1- Travelling cost from Dahanu to Dahanu

2- Morning Breakfast Tea

3- Chikoo safari charges

4- Warli Tibal village visit charges

5- Any other Fees if Required

6- Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

Things to carry: –

Identity Proof (Mandatory)

A Water Bottle (Mandatory)

Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)

Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)

A backpack to put all these things

Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

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For confirmation pls reply OR do contact on following nos

Jagdish 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 @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged TENTED CAMPING at PIMPLEJOGA LAKE / DAM on 13-14 February 2016.

If you are planning to spend your holiday at a calm and cool place away from the hustle and bustle of city, a trip to this place is the right choice for you.
Major attractions on Trip
  • Camping (Stay in tents) lake side
  • Camp-fire
  • Visit to Ancient Nageshwar Cave / Temple

Itinerary for the Trip:
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Saturday 13 February 2016

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Meeting Point :: 14:30 Hrs :: @ KALYAN ST DEPO
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From there by Public Transport / Jeep 2 Camp Site
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18:00 Hrs :: Camp Site

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Tea- Break
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TENT – Pitching
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Dinner (Veg / Non-veg – CHIKEN Only)
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Camp-fire.
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Sunday 14th February 2016
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Breakfast-tea
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Visit 2 Ancient Nageshwar Caves / Temple
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Swimming time.
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Move 2 Khubi Phata
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LUNCH in Hotel to b borne by Participants
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From there by public transport 2 Kalyan
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We will reach Kalyan around 5 pm
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The cost of the event is Rs 1300/- per head
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That includes transportation from Kalyan 2 Kalyan, 1 meal and 2 refreshments, Tented accommodation

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NOTE :: Those who wish to join us with their own vehicle (Bikes / Car etc.) till camp-site will have fee as Rs 800/- per head

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Maximum – 30 seats …
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Alcohol Drinking is strictly prohibited
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Things To Be carried:-

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A bottle of water
TORCH with extra batteries (Compulsory),
Bedding ( Compulsory)

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 OR do contact on following nos

Jagdish Patil : 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/
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