We @ SHIKHAR VEDH, invite you for a weekend Road trip to Mandavgad (Mandu) the fortress of joy and a glorious city of Maheshwar situated on the banks of Narmada, Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa Samadhi @ Raverkhedi And Omkareshwar Jyotirling on 22-23 April 2017.
About the places -
Mandu, the fortress of joy, also known as Mandavgadh, rises 634 meters high in the Vindhya Range and is enclosed in battlements 37 km long. With-in this well-defended plateau is wealth of palaces, pleasure pavilions, mansions, tombs and mosques.
The hill range is endowed with a very attractive natural scenery, which is at its best during the rainy season, when on all sides, it is clothed in green with a number of brooks and torrents, rushing down into the ravine winding about its sides below. The beauty of which is further enhanced by about a dozen lakes and ponds interspersed on its top.
Each of Mandu’s structures is an architectural gem and the monuments were raised in the period of hardly 125 years, between 1401 A.D to 1526 A.D; some are out standing like massive Massive Jami Massjid and Hoshang Shah’s tomb, which provided inspiration for the master builders of the Magnificent Taj Mahal centuries later.
Maheshwar was a glorious city at the dawn of Indian civilization when it was ‘Mahishmati'; capital of king Kartivarjun. This temple town on the banks of the river Narmada finds mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Revived to its ancient position of importance by the Holkar queen Rani Ahilyabai of Indore. Maheshwar’s temples and mighty fort-complex stand in quiet beauty, mirrored in the river below.
Shrimant Peshwa Bajirao Samadhi @ Raverkhedi
Omkareshwar Jyotirling darshan
Friday 21st April 2017
19:00 Hrs :: Departure by Private Vehicle from Thane
Saturday 22nd April 2017
07:30 Hrs :: Reach Mandavgad
Freshen up, Breakfast
Full day Mandu Sight-seeing
Visit the central Group – Jami Masjid, Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, Ashrafi Mahal
Visit to the Royal Enclave – Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Taveli Mahal, Champa Baoli
Visit Eco Point, Jain Temple, Baz Bahadur’s Palace, Roopmati’s Pavilion etc.
Travel to Maheshwar
Overnight @ Maheshwar
Sunday 23rd April 2017
Wake up early, freshen up
Visit to Rajarajeshwara Temple, Ahilya Fort, Ahilyeshwar Temple, Bank of Narmada
Visit Shrimant Peshwa Maharaj Samadhi @ Ravekhedi
Move to Omkareshwar Jyotirling
Return journey to Mumbai
Monday 24th April 2017
05:00 Hrs :: Reach Thane
The cost for Mandu – Maheshwar – Raverkhedi – Omkareshwar road trip would be Rs. 7500/- per person & would include:
- AC Travel from Thane to Thane by Pvt Vehicle
- AC Accommodation in Quadruple sharing
- Veg Food for 2 days (Travel Journey i.e. Friday & Sunday Dinner food excluded)
- All Entry Fees and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)
- Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges
Note: One has to pay Rs 4000/- pp (non-refundable) in advance to register for this event.
Name: Jagadish Govind Patil
A/C No: 026801521464
A/C Type: Savings
Bank & Branch: ICICI BANK, Vartaknagar – Thane Branch
RTGS / IFSC Code: ICIC0000268
Last date to confirm with advance payment is Tuesday 11 April 2017 OR till the train tickets are available
Here is a list of the things to be carried by every individual -
> A haversack to put in all the stuffs
> At least 2 Liters of water
> Two-three set of clothes, Towel / Napkin
> Binoculars, Camera, Something to munch on (Optional)
> Torch with extra set of batterries
> Personal medicines required if any
> Identity Proof
To register for this event, contact us –
Jagdish Patil: 9702121373 / 9869369836
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