Dear All, 
 
We शिखर वेध has arranged our Favourite destination Trek to Sandhan Valley exploration cum rappelling event – Valley of Shadow Trek on  5-6 November 2016 
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Event Cost :: Rs 1700/- per head
 
Rs 1500/- per head (For Sandhan repeaters of SV)
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Hope 2 cu on trek with me to NJoy again ;-)
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NEXT BATCHes ::
B2 : 12-13 November 2016
B3 : 13-14 November 2016
B4 : 19-20 November 2016
B5 : 26-27 November 2016
B6 : 3-4 December 2016
B7 : 10-11 December 2016
B8 : 11-12 December 2016
B9 : 17-18 December 2016
B10 : 24-25 December 2016
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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 4 November 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 5 November 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 6 November 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 thingsThe cost for the entire EVENT is about Rs. 1700 /- per head

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

 
NOTE :: Rs 1500/- per head (For Sandhan repeaters of SV)
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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 25 October 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 invites all enthusiastic and like minded people to explore historical places around Aurangabad from 12 – 14th November 2016
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Next Batch : 10-12 December 2016
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About Aurangabad: 
Since the earliest times Aurangabad played a vital role in shaping the history and culture of the region. It was the centre of intense socio-political activities, the Set of learning, the seat of religious movements. During its long and undeterred course of history it has contributed in the filed of art, architecture, sculpture, paintings, dress and ornaments, food dishes and language etc. Centers like Paithan, Devgiri, Aurangabad, Ajanta, Ellora attracted large number of saints, poets, men and literature and artisans from all over the country. Hence, it remained a meeting place of different life-styles including faiths. Therefore the district holds the visitors spellbound with its ancient and medieval charms.
Places We will be exploring are : –
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Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves,
2) Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchakki,
3) Ghrushneshwar Temple, Bhadra Maruti Temple,
4) Daulatabad / Devgiri Fort
5) Paithan – Saint Dnyaneshwar Garden , Jayakwadi Dam etc.
The itinerary for the event is as below: –
Friday 11th November 2016
22:00 Hrs: Meet at Pritam Hotel, Dadar (e)
Depart from Mumbai

Day 1 – Saturday 12th November 2016
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07:00 Hrs: Freshen up and Breakfast on the way
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08:30 Hrs: Visit to Ajanta Caves
12:30 Hrs: Lunch time
13:30 Hrs: Travel towards Aurangabad
16:30 Hrs:
Visit to Bibi ka Maqbara

18:30 Hrs : Check into the Hotel
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Shopping Time

 

Dinner and retire for the dayDay 2 – Sunday 13th November 2016


Wake up early, Freshen Up
07:00 Hrs: – Breakfast – Tea Time
08:00 Hrs: – @ Daulatabad / Devgiri Fort
LUNCH Time
14:00 Hrs: Move to Paithan
16:30 Hrs: Visit 2 Paithan – Saint Dnyaneshwar Garden and Jaikwadi Dam
20:00 Hrs: Reach Aurangabad
Dinner and retire for the day
Day 3 – Monday 14th November 2016

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

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

Cost of the event would be Rs 5500/- and the above cost includes -

> Travel from Mumbai to Mumbai by Private Vehicle

 

 

> Stay in Hotel on Tripple sharing basis (Non A/C)
> Twin sharing will b at added cost and have to bring companion for the same

 

> 3 Breakfast, 4 Veg meals & Evening refreshments

 

> All entry fees and guide charges

 


The above cost excludes – Cold drink and mineral water charges, Camera charges, anything other than mentioned in the cost includes.
Note: The use of tripod and flash photography is not allowed in Ajanta Caves.One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 3000/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle and Accommodation into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 25th October 2016, 5 pm OR Till Reg. Gets Full .

Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Cap, 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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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a trip to Konkan – Sindhudurg Safari (Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Event)  on  12 – 14 November 2016
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Next Batch Date : 
Batch-2 :: 10-12 December 2016
Batch-3 :: 30 December – 1 January 2016
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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           : 
12 – 14 November 2016
Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ₹ 5700/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and
 Indian Rupee ₹ 6700/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) 
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Scuba Diving :: Indian Rupee ₹ 1500/- per head Extra
Snorkeling ::  Indian Rupee ₹ 500/- per head Extra
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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:

SCUBA DIVING
SNORKELINGThe itinerary for the tour will be as follows:
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Day 0 ::
Friday 11 November 2016


Meeting point:

22:30 Hrs : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E)
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Day 1: Saturday 12 November 2016

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: Sunday 13 November 2016

 

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea Time

 

08:00 Hrs – 13:00 Hrs:

DOLPHIN SAFARI ;

Scuba Diving ( ~ 20 mins each ) ; 

Snorkeling activities (every one can do these … Safe & Easy) ; 

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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: Monday 14 November 2016

 

07:00 Hrs: Visit to Sindhudurg fort

08:30 Hrs: Break Fast (Ghavane + Tea)

09:30 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: Tuesday 15 November 2016

 

05:00 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)

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The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee ₹ 6700/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) &  Indian Rupee ₹ 5700/- per head ( For All Veg meals )
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This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), 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 :: SCUBA Diving :: Indian Rupee ₹ 1500/- per head extra
Snorkeling :: Indian Rupee ₹ 500/- per head extra
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Note : With A/c vehicle : the cost will b Rs 500/- per head extra (Minimum 6 ppl needed)
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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 25th October 2016 , 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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