Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध has planned a weekend tour to Pattankodoli – Haldi Festival, Kolhapur, Jyotiba, Panhala   on 27–28 October 2018


Pattannkodoli Yellow – Haldi Festival :: This festival is celebrated on the occasion of birth anniversary of “Vitthal Birdev Maharaj” who is a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. Thousands of devotees are attracted towards Pattan kodoli village for the festival and mega annual fair.
Shree Kheloba Rajabhau Waghmode, from Anjungau, a village in Solhapur District. The festive mood remains completely in groove with people throwing Haldi, i.e., turmeric powder over him while sitting under a Banyan tree and seeking his blessings. Sri Keloba Rajabau Waghmode, who is known as the ‘Baba’ of the devotees, walks 17 days from his village to reach Pattan Kodoli for the festival every year. He is considered as the messenger of god. Huge umbrellas are brought in to welcome the Baba to the temple, accompanied with a procession with drums and traditional music. As soon as he enters the temple, Baba attains a trance mode that makes him jump and dance that lasts for nearly 10 minutes. The Baba then goes ahead to foretell his predictions about farming, rain and future conditions in Kannada, his trance language, which is translated by the priest. He starts his journey back after the rituals gets over
The festival is full of traditions and unbelievable rituals of India.
It’s ultimate, unmatched and vibrant culture has always been a keen attraction point for the photographers worldwide and it satisfies the thirst of the photographer as well as it is relatively less explored.


A Itinerary for the trip as follow

Friday 26th October 2018

Departure from Mumbai @ 22:00 Hrs::

Saturday 27th October 2018

Rendezvous: 08:00 Hrs: @ Kolhapur station / Bus stand


Check in Hotel , Freshen up


Breakfast – Tea

Full Day Kolhapur sightseeing

Visit Mahalaxmi Temple, Bhavani Mandap

visit Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Museum 


Post Lunch 


Panhala Fort & Jyotiba temple


Overnight @ Hotel in Kolhapur


Sunday 28th October 2018


Post Breakfast & Tea , Check out

Whole Day @ Pattankodoli covering the festival

21:00 Hrs: Departure for Mumbai


Monday 29th October 2018

We will be in Mumbai around 05:30 Hrs (that’s – subjective)

The cost for the trip is abt Rs. 6500 /- per head
This includes Mumbai to Mumbai transportation by Private vehicle, refreshments & 3 veg meals and tripple sharing accommodation in hotel.

Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 3500/- (Non-refundable) to book Vehicle, accommodation etc. …

Deposit the amount on following account

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

IFSC code : ICIC0000268


Note: 1) Mumbai to Mumbai Rs 6500/- pp AND Pune to Pune Rs 5700/- pp AND Kolhapur to Kolhapur Rs 5000/- pp

2) The tour commence wid minimum 6 ppl …

The last date to register yourself is Tuesday 23 October 2018 till 5 pm

Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
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, 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 / 09869369836

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