Dear All,

 

We @ शिखर वेध have planned our yearly event of Panhala – Pavankhind – Padbhraman Mohim on 9-10th July 2016. This Mohim commemorates Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s escape from the besieged Panhala to the safety of Vishalgad.

यंदाचे वर्ष ही मोहीम आयोजित करण्याचे ‘शिखर वेध’ या संस्थेचे सलग आठवे वर्ष आहे !!!

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The cost for the event is about Rs. 2800 / – per head

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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai fare for Transportation by Private Vehicle … All Veg. foods for 2 days as mentioned & Accommodation in village house … (Excludes Sunday Dinner )

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Note:- 1) For Pune Participants AND Those participants who are Repeating this Pavankhind Mohim event with SHIKHAR VEDH again

The cost for the Mohim would b Rs. 2500 / – per head

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History:

 

Panhala – Pavankhind -Vishalgad 

 

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was under siege of Siddi Johar on Panhala fort from 2nd March 1660. The siege lasted long and all food stocks had finished and made things difficult for Shivaji Maharaj. It was impossible to defeat the 30000 soldiered troop of Siddi. Shivaji Maharaj with some 600 mavalas decided to escape to Vishalgad, 65 kms away. It was Ashadi Pournima, with heavy rains falling. Chatrapati Shivaji Raje informed Siddi that he would surrender hence Siddi troops were little careless. Taking advantage Shivaji Maharaj escaped from Panhala. He wasn’t safe till he reached Vishalgad. Some how Siddi’s troops spotted Shivaji Raje’s escape, he immediately sent horsed troops behind him and they got hold of Shivaji, who was later brought to Siddi’s camp. But it was Raja Shivaji’s game plan; person whom they had caught was not Shivaji Raje, but Siva Kashid Nhavi who was immediately killed. Siddi somehow came to know that Shivaji Maharaj was on his way to Vishalgad, and so sent troops behind him. Shivaji Raje knew that Siddi’s troops were following him. Baji Prabhu, Chatrapati Shivaji’s loyal sardar decided to stay in Ghod Khind with 300 mavalas, a col were mountain ridges near Vishalgad unite and was the only way to Vishalgad then. Baji Prabhu with his 300 mavalas had guerilla warfare at Ghodkhind and held the Siddis troops there. They fought bravely till their death. It was only after Baji heard the canon fire indicating safe reach of Shivaji Maharaj at Vishalgad, he gave his life. It was 21 hour continuous journey from Panhala to Vishalgad. Story didn’t end here; Chatrapati Shivaji Raje had to fight his way to Vishalgad. Vishalgad is a fort difficult to conquer, difficult to lay siege. Also even if siege was laid, one would have enough time to escape to Konkan. Siddi was building siege on Vishalgad, but Shivaji Raje with his diplomatic trick made Adil Shah bring back Siddi Johar.

 

Meeting Point: 

Pritam Hotel, DADAR (E) @ 21:30 Hrs on Friday 8th July 2016

 

Friday 8th July 2016

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21:30 Hrs: Departure from DADAR by private vehicle

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Saturday 9th July 2016

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07:30 Hrs: @ Panhala

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Breakfast & T ( 2 b borne by participants @ nearby hotel)

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09:30 hrs: Descend frm Pusati Buruj

10:30 Hrs: @ Turukwadi —~2.5 km Complete

11:00 Hrs: @ Mhalunge Village — ~5 km Complete

12:00 Hrs: @ Mhasai Pathar-Mhasai Temple — ~11 km Complete

13:15 Hrs: @ Kumbharwadi — ~14 km Complete

14:30 Hrs: @ Chapewadi — ~18 km Complete

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Lunch BREAK

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15:15 Hrs: Start

16:30 Hrs: @ Mandlaiwadi — ~23 km Complete

17:30 Hrs: @ Karapewadi — ~28 km Complete

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Dinner & Overnight stay @ Karpewadi … village house

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Sunday 10th July 2016

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Breakfast – Tea

07:30 Hrs: Move

10:00 Hrs: @ Patewadi — ~34 km Complete

15 mins Break

13:00 Hrs: @ Pandherpani — ~44 km Complete

Lunch Break

15:00 Hrs: @ Pavankhind — ~51 km Complete

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Pay Tribute to Veer Baji Prabhu Deshpande

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17:00 Hrs: Move 2 Mumbai by Bus

Dinner at hotel on highway ( 2 b borne by participants )

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Monday 11th July 2016

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05:00 Hrs: @ Mumbai (Dats’ subjective)

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The cost for the event is about Rs. 2800 / – per head

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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai fare for Transportation by Private Vehicle … All Veg. foods for 2 days as mentioned & Accommodation in village house … (Excludes Sunday Dinner )

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Note:- 1) For Pune Participants, separate vehicle can be arranged if minimum 7 participants confirm their presence. In that case for Pune participants,

 

The cost for the Mohim would b Rs. 2500 / – per head

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This includes Pune 2 Pune fare for Transportation by Private Vehicle …  All Veg. foods for 2 days as mentioned & Accommodation in village house … (Excludes Sunday Dinner )

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2) Those who want 2 join only for Exploration of Panhala, Pavankhind AND not on a trek can do so albeit the cost remains same for them … enroll as far ur convenience

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3) Those participants who are Repeating this event with SHIKHAR VEDH again, the cost for them would b Rs 2500/- per head

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Deposit advance amount of Rs. 1500/-  (Non-Refundable) on following A/c for Private vehicle and Food, Accommodation etc. 

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Lasr date for registration: – Thursday 16 June 2016 till 5 pm 

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Note: Since the endurance level is extremely high there will be a limit for joining the Mohim.

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Some memories in form of snaps of our previous trail

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https://plus.google.com/photos/110365350221548356237/albums/5631470088434855969?banner=pwa

 

https://plus.google.com/photos/109499071087821063906/albums/5631077495306806497?banner=pwa&authkey=CPWZufn5quD2Kw

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Things To Carry:-

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

A Torch with spare set of Battery (a must)

Sleeping mat, bedding (a must)

Extra 2 Pair of Clothes (a must)

100 ml coconut oil (for Shoe bite), Salt, Turmeric powder (for Leeches)

Good trekking shoes; carry extra pair (a must)

Rain-cheater (Optional)

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 (O): 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 invite u all for Trek to Shivteertha Raigad fort – The capital of Hindvi Swarajya to witness the SHIVRAJYABHISHEKH SOHLA on 18 June 2016 - (तिथीनुसार) – depart on Friday 17 June night 10 pm
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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 Friday 17th June 2016


22:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar

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

Saturday 18th June 2016

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 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 Thursday 9 June 2016 till 5 pmFew 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 thingsFor confirmation pls reply here or do contact onJagadish 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 – 2 : 4 – 5 June 2016

Batch – 3 : 11-12 June 2016

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1200/- per head


That would include:
Sunday Morning Breakfast – Tea, 2 Veg meals,

Lonavala to Fanasrai by Rick & Rajmachi to Lonavala stn by pvt jeeps,Accommodation & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges


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. 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 17:15 Hrs (Sharp) at Lonavala Railway station on Saturdays

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Batch – 2:: Saturday 4 June 2016

Batch – 3:: Saturday 11 June 2016

We will b starting from CST by 11009 – Sinhgad Express

(time-table as below)Alight @ Lonavala

Mumbai CST : 14:30 Hrs
Dadar : 14:40 Hrs
Thane : 15:02 Hrs
Kalyan : 15:28 Hrs
Karjat : 16:08 Hrs

Lonavala : 17:03 hrs

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PUNE people

Catch Pune-Lonavala local … Timings as follows

15:00 Hrs: Pune Staion

15:06 Hrs: Shivaji Nagar

15:23 hrs: Pimpri

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16:32 Hrs: Lonavala

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 4 June / 11 June 2016

17:20 Hrs: @ Lonavala railway station

Move Fanasrai Village by local Transport

18:30 Hrs: @ Fanasrai

Ascend to Rajmachi (~3.0 hrs)

Enjoy Fireflies in the Jungle

22:00 Hrs: @ Udhewadi – base village

Dinner Time

Post Dinner – Night Walk for Fireflies

Stay @ Villagers House

Sunday 5 June  / 12 June 2016
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06:00 Hrs: @ Wake up call
07:30 Hrs: @ Shrivardhan atop

Explore Shrivardhan fort.
Breakfast  – Tea in village .
Explore Manoranjan Fort

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11:30 Hrs – Visit Uday sagar Talav, Shiva Temple
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. 1200/- per head
That would include:
Morning Breakfast – Tea, 2 Veg meals
Karjat – Kondhane by Rick & Rajmachi to Lonavala stn by pvt jeeps

Accommodation & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges

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Advance amount of Rs. 600/- 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)

IFSC code : ICIC0000268
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Last date to register: 4 days prior to event ot till the batch is full
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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
.
Also join us @

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 Prabalgadmachi

Batch – 1 : 4 – 5 June 2016

Batch – 2 : 11-12 June 2016

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 800/- per head


That would include:

Panvel to Panvel transportation,

Morning Breakfast – Tea on Sunday, 1 Veg meal on Saturday,

& Shikhar Vedh administrative charges


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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Prabalgadmachi, is a small hamlet hiding in the hills is located in the Panvel region. The machi lies on the massive plateau that greets one on getting to the twin forts of Kalavantin  & Prabalgad which grace the backdrop of the village.
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Here is some info abt the place: – Prabalmachi

Height: 1700 feet above MSL
Grade: Easy
District: Raigad
Region: Panvel
Base Village: Thakurwadi
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Rendezvous:  Meet at 16:45 Hrs (Sharp) at CST on Saturdays with a return ticket to Panvel

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Batch – 1:: Saturday 4 June 2016

Batch – 2:: Saturday 11 June 2016
We will b starting with

1) CST- Panvel local (time-table as below)
Alight @ Panvel

Mumbai CST : 16:50 Hrs
Vadala Road : 17:10 Hrs
Kurla : 17:20 Hrs
Chembur : 17:25 Hrs
Vashi: 17:39 Hrs
Nerul : 17:48 Hrs
Panvel : 18:09 hrs

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2) Thane – Panvel local (time-table as below)

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Thane : 17:20 Hrs
Koparkhairene: 17:37 Hrs
Nerul : 17:51 Hrs
Panvel : 18:15 hrs

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The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 4 June / 11 June 2016

18:00 Hrs: @ Panvel railway station

Move Thakurwadi base village by Tumtum

19:00 Hrs: @ Thakurwadi – Base village

Ascend to (~1.5 hrs)

20:30 Hrs: @ Prabalmachi

Dinner Time

Post Dinner – Night Walk for Fireflies

Stay in open under the sky

(Note : Tent available on rent @ Rs 100/- per head to b carried by participants on trek)

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Sunday 5 June  / 12 June 2016
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07:00 Hrs: @ Wake up call

Breakfast  – Tea in village.

08:30 Hrs – Descend

10:00 Hrs – Base

Move to Panvel station by public transport

11:00 Hrs – @ Panvel station

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We would be getting back to Mumbai at approx 12.00 PM (That’s Subjective)

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 800/- per head

That would include:

Panvel to Panvel transportation,

Morning Breakfast – Tea on Sunday, 1 Veg meal on Saturday,

& 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)

IFSC code : ICIC0000268
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Last date to register: 4 days prior to event ot till the batch is full
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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
.
Also join us @

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

 

Dear All,

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged Konkankada Camping @ Trekkers Paradise-Harishchandrgad on 28-29th May 2016 for Fireflies & possible Indravajra – a circular rainbow phenomena ;)

Hope 2 c u on trek with us to NJoy again

Brief Introduction about Harishchandragad:

Height: 1412 meters (4510 feet)
Grade:Easy
Time: ~ 2 hrs from Pachnai, Base Village
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.

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.

Indrawraj / Circular Rainbow phenomenon:
During the beginning of monsoon sometimes a circular rainbow (the Brocken spectre phenomenon) can be seen from Konkan Kada. It can be seen only when there is a bit of mist in the valley, and the sun is right behind the person facing the valley.
The other phenomenon that can be observed at this place is the vertical cloud burst, in which the clouds nearing the cliff get sucked into the pit fall area below and are thrown vertically into the sky reaching more than 50 feet (15 m), creating the impression of a wall that is rising straight from the edge of the cliff without entering the landmass area.
Journey Details:
Rendezvous:

Saturday 28th May 2016
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Meeting point :
 Kasara Railway Stn at 09:10 Hrs

CST-Kasara Fast local timings as below

06:55 Hrs : CST

07:02 Hrs : Byculla

07:08 Hrs : Dadar

07:15 Hrs : Kurla

07:35 Hrs : Thane

07:47 Hrs : Dombivali

07:54 Hrs : Kalyan

09:08 Hrs : Kasara

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Breakfast (packed upma

will have Tea & Move by Private Jeeps For Pachnai Village

12:00 Hrs : @ Pachnai village

LUNCH Time ( Pithale-Bhakri, Rice & Daal)

13:15 Hrs : ASCEND

15:30 Hrs: @ Atop H’gad

EXPLORE  the surroundings

17:30 Hrs : @ Konkan Kada

T- Time

Sunset View

20:00 Hrs : Dinner ( Bhakri, Bhaji, Rice & Daal)

and retire for the day

Photography – Star – Gazing & Fireflies as well  :)

Tented Accommodation

Sunday 29th May 2016

06:30 Hrs : Good Morning

Hope for a Indra-Wajra ;)  - Depends on weather conditions

Post Breakfast – Tea

09:00 Hrs: Descend via Pachnai

11:00 Hrs: @ Pachnai

from there by local transport to Rajur – Kasara

Lunch in hotel on the way to Kasara
From Kasara by local train to Mumbai

We will reach to Mumbai 19:00 hrs (That’s Subjective)

The cost for da Trek is about Rs.1800 per head
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tht includes transportation from Kasara to Kasara by private jeeps, 3 veg meals & 2 refreshments & TENTED ACCOMODATION

NOTE : Minimum 8 participants required to execute

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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 May 2016, 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)
Bedding – sleeping mat/bag (a must)
Torch with extra cell ( 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),
.
A haversack to put all these things
.
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

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Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (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 is glad to announce Fireflies Special Night trek 2 Rajmachi

Batch – 1 : 28 – 29 May 2016

 

Batch – 2 : 4 – 5 June 2016

Batch – 3 : 11-12 June 2016

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1200/- per head


That would include:
Morning Breakfast – Tea, 2 Veg meals,

Karjat – Kondhane by Rick & Rajmachi to Lonavala stn by pvt jeeps,

Accommodation & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges


Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy…
.
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.
.
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.
.
A little distance down from the village lies a serene and beautiful lake called Uday Sagar Talav. 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 Saturdays

Batch – 1:: Saturday 28 May 2016

Batch – 2:: Saturday 4 June 2016

Batch – 3:: Saturday 11 June 2016
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 28 May / 4 June / 11 June 2016

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 29 May / 5 June  / 12 June 2016
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06:00 Hrs: @ Wake up call
07:30 Hrs: @ Shrivardhan atop

Explore Shrivardhan fort.
Breakfast  – Tea in village .
Explore Manoranjan Fort

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11:30 Hrs – Visit Uday sagar Talav, Shiva Temple
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. 1200/- per head
That would include:
Morning Breakfast – Tea, 2 Veg meals
Karjat – Kondhane by Rick & Rajmachi to Lonavala stn by pvt jeeps

Accommodation & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges

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Advance amount of Rs. 600/- 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)

IFSC code : ICIC0000268
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Last date to register: 4 days prior to event ot till the batch is full
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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
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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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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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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

 

Dear All,

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged Konkankada Camping @ Trekkers Paradise-Harishchandrgad on 4-5th June 2016 for Star-Gazing, Fireflies & possible Indravajra ;)

Hope 2 c u on trek with us to NJoy again

Brief Introduction about Harishchandragad:

Height: 1412 meters (4510 feet)
Grade:Easy
Time: ~ 2 hrs from Pachnai, Base Village
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.

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.

Indrawraj / Circular Rainbow phenomenon:
During the beginning of monsoon sometimes a circular rainbow (the Brocken spectre phenomenon) can be seen from Konkan Kada. It can be seen only when there is a bit of mist in the valley, and the sun is right behind the person facing the valley.
The other phenomenon that can be observed at this place is the vertical cloud burst, in which the clouds nearing the cliff get sucked into the pit fall area below and are thrown vertically into the sky reaching more than 50 feet (15 m), creating the impression of a wall that is rising straight from the edge of the cliff without entering the landmass area.

Journey Details:
Rendezvous:

Saturday 4th June 2016
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Meeting point :
 Kasara Railway Stn at 09:10 Hrs

CST-Kasara Fast local timings as below

06:55 Hrs : CST

07:02 Hrs : Byculla

07:08 Hrs : Dadar

07:15 Hrs : Kurla

07:35 Hrs : Thane

07:47 Hrs : Dombivali

07:54 Hrs : Kalyan

09:08 Hrs : Kasara

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Breakfast (packed upma

will have Tea & Move by Private Jeeps For Pachnai Village

12:00 Hrs : @ Pachnai village

LUNCH Time ( Pithale-Bhakri, Rice & Daal)

13:15 Hrs : ASCEND

15:30 Hrs: @ Atop H’gad

EXPLORE  the surroundings

17:30 Hrs : @ Konkan Kada

T- Time

Sunset View

20:00 Hrs : Dinner ( Bhakri, Bhaji, Rice & Daal)

and retire for the day

Photography – Star – Gazing session & Fireflies as well  :)

Tented Accommodation

Sunday 5th June 2016

06:30 Hrs : Good Morning

Hope for a Indra-Wajra ;) - Depends on weather condition

Post Breakfast – Tea

09:00 Hrs: Descend via Pachnai

11:00 Hrs: @ Pachnai

from there by local transport to Rajur – Kasara

Lunch in hotel on the way to Kasara
From Kasara by local train to Mumbai

We will reach to Mumbai 19:00 hrs (That’s Subjective)

The cost for da Trek is about Rs.1800 per head
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tht includes transportation from Kasara to Kasara by private jeeps, 3 veg meals & 2 refreshments & TENTED ACCOMODATION

NOTE : Minimum 8 participants required to execute

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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 31st May 2016, 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)
Bedding – sleeping mat/bag (a must)
Torch with extra cell ( 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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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

We @ Shikhar Vedh has planned to experience the JOG Waterfalls !!!! MURUDESHWARA Temple !!! on 13-14 August 2016 ( Leaving on Saturday Noon & Return on Monday 15 August at 06:35 Hrs @ LTT )

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next batches :

Batch-2 :: 14-15 August 2016

Batch-3 :: 27-28 August 2016

Batch-4 :: 10-11 September 2016
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Jog Falls

Jog Falls , Gerosoppa Falls or Joga Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India, Located in Sagara taluka, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. They are also called Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.
It is located on the Shimoga and Uttara Kannada district border.

Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi River dropping 253 m (830 ft), making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in India after the Nohkalikai Falls with a drop of 335 m (1100 ft) in Meghalaya.

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Murudeshwara is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. “Murudeshwara” is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world’s second-tallest Shiva statue, Murudeshwara beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murudeshwara Temple. The nearest airport to Murudeshwar is Mangalore International Airport at distance of 160 kilometre .Murudeshwar has railway station on Konkan railway route.

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Itinerary for the trip as below: -

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Meeting Point:

Lokmanya Tilak Terminus @ 14:30 Hrs on Saturday 13 August 2016

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15:20 hrs: Departure by Train – Matsyagandha Express

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Sunday 14 August 2016
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05:45 Hrs :: Alight Murudeshwara

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Temple Visit, Sight-seeing

Break fast – Tea

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08:30 Hrs :: Move by Public Transport to Jog

11:00 Hrs :: @ Jog Falls

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Lunch, Exploration Time

(~ 3 Hrs Time )

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14:00 Hrs :: Move to Murudeshwara by Public Transport

16:00 Hrs :: @ Murudeshwar

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17:30 Hrs :: Departure by Train – Matsyagandha Express to Mumbai

Monday 15 August 2016

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05:10 Hrs :: @ Panvel

05:55 Hrs :: @ Thane

06:30 Hrs :: @ LTT

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 2800/- per Head which includes

 

1) To & Fro SL Class tickets from Mumbai 2 Murdeshwar

2) Private Vehicle from Murdeshwar – JOG – Murdeshwar

3) Food expenses include 1 veg meals, 1 B/f-Tea, refreshments

4) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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It won’t include food on train (i.e. Dinner on Saturday & Sunday) and any other expense of personal in nature.
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Deposit Rs. 2800/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel / Tickets Booking.

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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: – Till the train tickets are available to get confirmed seats, OR Till the batch gets full
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Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare batteries ( a must)
Rain-cheater (a must)

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 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
.
For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 (Whtsapp) / 09869369836
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/