Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध have arranged a one day trek to Fort Tikona in Lonavala region on Sunday 18th June 2017
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The cost for the trek will be Rs 750/- per head which includes
• Traveling from Kamsheth 2 Kamsheth by hired jeeps
• Morning Breakfast – Tea & Veg Lunch
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Little info about the fort :
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3500 ft Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy
Region: Lonavala.
Base Village: Tikona peth
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Tikona Fort, also renowned as Vitandgad fort, is a major hill fort in Maval region near the Lonavala. Tikona fort, literally means triangle fort, had witnessed many dynasties ruled in the Maratha region. This was the nerve center of the many activities of entire Malwa Pawna regions. The small hamlet close to the fort is Tikona peth. The fort’s mammoth entrance is a special attraction.
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The Tikona fort is a great trekking destination for the adventurous tourists.
One can get the eye catching views of the Pawna Dam and the forts at Visaput, Tung and Lohagarh. The fort encloses a lake, Satvahan caves and the temple of ‘Trimbakeshwar Mahadev’.

The fort was built during the Silhara dynasty. There is a temple on top of the peak. The view of the Pawna dam, Kathingad and valleys from the top is breathtaking.
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The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

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Meeting Point : @ Kamsheth Railway station …. @ 08:35 Hrs on Sunday 18 June 2017

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Mumbai People:
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Board Indrayani Express From CST on Sunday 18th June 2017 Morning at 5.40 am and alight at Lonavla by 8am. (With ticket till Kamshet)

Time table of Indrayani Express :
Mumbai CST : 5.40am
Dadar : 5.51am
Thane : 6.14am
Kalyan : 6.35am
Karjat : 7.15am
Lonavala : 8.00am
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Note: 1) People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience and meet us directly at Lonavla. {Train timetable is provided above} . Preferably try to get into second last general compartment as we will be boarding the same.

2) For Comfortable Journey, U can book reserved Tkts in the train if u wish to.
3) Alternatively, U can Opt for MSRTC bus service which goes through Lonavala bus depo, alight there & walk of 7-8 mins will take u @ Railway station (Suitable for Navi Mumbai ppl)
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Move to Kamshet by local train (8:15am at Lonavala station platform no 3). 
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Pune people :
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Catch Pune Lonavala Local Train … Timings are as below
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Pune Station: 06:27 Hrs
Shivaji Nagar : 06:33 Hrs
Kamshet Station: 07:30 Hrs
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08:45 Hrs: Move 2 Tikona Peth, the base village by Jeep.
09:45 Hrs: @ Tikona 
Peth – base
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Breakfast Time
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10:30 Hrs: Ascend
11:30 Hrs: Atop Tikona

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Exploration rest etc (2 hrs approx)
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13:30 Hrs: Descend 
14.30 Hrs: @ Base
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Lunch Time
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16:00 Hrs: Move 2 Kamshet Station
17:00 Hrs: @ Kamshet Station
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From there 2 Lonavla by local
Take train / bus to Mumbai.
We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00 Hrs (thts-subjective).
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Few memories in form of snap – our last trail 2 Tikona

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&
http://picasaweb.google.com/jagdishlove/TikonaFortBedseCaves#
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The cost for the trek will be Rs 750/- per head which includes

• Traveling from Kamsheth 2 Kamsheth by hired jeeps
• Morning Breakfast – Tea & Lunch
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Advance amount of Rs. 350/- 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 15 June 2017 till 5 pm
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Things To Be carried:
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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) – (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Pls avoid wearing Gold & other ornaments

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)

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A haversack to put all these things

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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

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Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 (Whtsapp) / 09869369836 

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Dear All ,
 
We @ SHIKHAR VEDH invite you to trek to little explored DEVKUND Waterfall on Sunday 18th June 2017
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NEXT BATCH :: Saturday 24 June 2017
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Devkund is a serene lake located at the end of Plus valley. A small lake is created due to 300 ft falling waterfall is known as Devkund. It’s one of the virgin places with crystal clear water. Located near Bhira, it is a small hike of about 2 hour. As the name suggests Devkund is a place of local villager’s faith and they regard this as an origin of Kundalika River.
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The itinerary for the trek is as given below:
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Sunday 18th June 2017
Meeting point : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (east) at 05:50 Hrs
Pick – up en-route chembur, vashi till panvel
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06:00 Hrs : Depart from Dadar
08:00 Hrs : Breakfast-Tea en-route in hotel
10:00 Hrs : @ base village
Introduction & Instruction
Start trek towards DevKund lake
12:00 Hrs : @ Devkund
2 – 2.5 hrs for exploration, Lunch Break, relaxation
14:30 Hrs : Start return trek to Base
16:30 Hrs : @ base
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Departure to Mumbai
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Evening refreshments @ Pali … Visit Ballaleshwar Asthvinayak Temple if time permits
 

We will reach Dadar around 21:30 Hrs (Dat’s Subjective)

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The Contribution for the trip is Rs 1200/- per head.
This includes Transportation from Dadar to Dadar , 2 refreshments & Shikhar Vedh Charges
 

Please book yourself with full advance payment of Rs. 1200/- per head (Non-refundable) … Seats will be allotted on payment basis … Last row seats will be given only on demand :) else late payment ones … 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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Last date to register with advance payment is 15th June 2017 till 5 pm
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Things To Carry:-
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Pls Do carry LUNCH for the day (a must)
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, 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:  09702121373 (Whtsapp) / 09869369836
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Dear All,

We @ Shikhar Vedh have arranged a one day trek to Fort Lohgad & Bhaje caves in Lonavala region on Saturday 17th June 2017
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Little info about the fort :
Fort: Lohgad.
Region: Lonavla.
Height: 3400 ft
Grade: Easy.
Type: Hill Fort

 

History:
Lohagad (literally “Iron fort” in Marathi) is one of the many hill forts of Chatrapati Shivaji. It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna and is situated on a side range of the Sahyadris. The Visapur fort is located on its eastern side. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. Historical records show that in the later Peshwa period, Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800 AD) built several structures in the fort such as a big tank and a step-well (bawali).

On the west side, there is a long and narrow wall-like fortified spur called Vinchukata (Marathi for Scorpion’s tail) because of shape.Lohagad has a long history with several dynasties occupying it at different periods of time: Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizamshahis, Mughals and Marathas. Shivaji captured it in 1648 CE, but he was forced to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 CE by the Treaty of Purandar. Shivaji recaptured the fort in 1670 CE and used it for keeping his treasury.

Trek Schedule :- SATURDAY 17th June 2017
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The journey starts with the Indrayani express. People interested should catch this  train from respective stations with ticket till Malavli & meet at lonavala station. (Plz get your respected stations at least half an hour earlier, as there might be a long queue for the tickets)

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Train Timings :- Indrayani Express
CST – 5:40 am
Dadar – 5.51 am
Thane – 6.14 am
Kalyan – 6.35 am
Lonavla – 8.00 am
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Move forward to Malavali by local train (8 :15am at Lonavala station platform no 3).
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Pune people :
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Catch Pune Lonavala Local Train … Timings are as below
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Pune Station: 06:27 Hrs
Shivaji Nagar : 06:33 Hrs
Malavali Station: 07:40 Hrs
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08:25 Hrs: Move 2 Bhaje village
08:45 Hrs: @ Bhaje Village
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Breakfast – Tea Time
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09:30 Hrs: Ascend
Visit Bhaje caves en-route
11:00 Hrs: Atop Lohgad
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Exploration rest etc (2 hrs approx)
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13:30 Hrs: Descend
14:00 Hrs: @ Lohgadwadi
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Lunch Time
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15:00 Hrs: Move 2 Lonavala Station by pvt vehicle
16:30 Hrs: @ Malavali Station
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Refreshments
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From there 2 Lonavla / Pune by local
Take train / bus to Mumbai.
We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00 Hrs (thts-subjective).
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The charges for this trek is Rs 650/- per head,
Which includes Breakfast, Veg Lunch, Entry Fee for Bhaje caves, Direct Transport from Lohgadwadi to Lonavala station & Shikhar Vedh Charges.
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Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking.
2. A bottle of water (3 Ltrs).
3. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
4. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits
5. Personal medicines.
6. A good trekking shoes, wind cheater.
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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Shivaraj Khade : 9699570425 /9870198572 (Leader)

Jagdish Patil (O): 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)
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