Dear All,

 

We @ शिखर वेध have arranged Women Special Trek to Padamdurg (KASA FORT) on Sunday 5 March 2017. 

This is the 5th consecutive yearSHIKHAR VEDH is organizing Women Special Event (on occasion of International Women Day celebrated on 8 March )

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Padmadurg, also known as Kasa fort, is a fort in Maharashtra, India. It was built by the great Maratha ruler King Shivaji to the northwest of the fort Janjira. It was built mainly to conquer the fort Janjira, although it is not as big as Janjira. Due to incomplete construction, and bombardment from Janjira during its construction, only ruins of the Padmadurg fort remain.

It looks great from Janjira. When Shivaji the Great decided o take on the Siddis of Janjira, his admiral, Daulat Khan, built this fort on an island next to Janjira. The rock, on which the fort was built, was called Kasa and the fort was named Padmadurg. The fort has six bastions, some of them devastated by gun attack from the famous ‘kalal bangdi’ gun in Janjira. Kasa was soon overpowered by Siddis and used as a Jail.

Grade: Easy

Itinerary of the trip: 

Sunday 5th March 2017

Meeting Point : 5:50 am Pritam Hotel , Dadar (East)

6:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar by private vehicle

Packed Breakfast in the bus

8:30 Hrs: Tea Break

11:00 Hrs : Arrival at Rajpuri Base village of Padma durg 

Departure for Padma Durga (Kasa Fort) 

Arrival on Padma Durga

Padmadurg fort exploration , Lunch Time ~ 3 Hrs

15: 00 Hrs : @ Rajapuri Base Village

Fun Time @ Kashid Beach (Time Permits)

18:00 Hrs : Departure for Dadar 

Refreshments on the way

We will be in mumbai around 22:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)

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The Estimated cost for the tour is  Rs. 1200 / – per head

This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Boat/Ferry Charges, Food Expenses – 2 Refreshments, and Shikhar Vedh charges .

Seats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit Rs 800/- per head (Non-refundable) as advance amount on following A/c …

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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: – Thursday 2nd March 2017, 5 pm

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Things To Carry:-
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Lunch for the Day (a must)

A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (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 / Floaters

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

For any Clarification and further information call on
Sonya Anchan : 9892813235
Supriya Choudhari : 09881843813
Poonam Angre  : 07506354114

Shraddha Shenvi  : 09820822725

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Jagadish Patil (O) :  09702121373 / 09869369836
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If any of these don’t pick up the call, leave sms with your name and confirmation.

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Dear all

We @ Shikhar Vedh have planned a Special Women’s trip to Bhandardara & Amruteshwar Temple on 28th August 2016 ( Leaving on Sunday morning at 06:00 Hrs @ Dadar )

Bhandardara:
Bhandardara (3000 ft) is a beautiful hill station, set on a dam and is known for its remote and idyllic location, waterfalls through the way, and a base point for many treks in the area.
Amruteshwar temple:
Beautiful stone carved Shiva Temple (900 AD). This is one of 12 Shiva Temples built by King Jhanj. We can see lots of fine carved work on most of stone blocks used in this temple. This temple is on bank of holy river Pravara.
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Itinerary for the trip as below: –

Meeting Point:

Dadar @ 6.00 Hrs on Sunday
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Departure by private vehicle
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8.00 Hrs : Breakfast En-route
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11.30 Hrs: @ Bhandardara

Dam,Temple Visit, Sight-seeing
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14:00 Hrs : Lunch, Exploration Time at Samrad
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16:00 Hrs: Departure to Mumbai

20:00 Hrs :: @ Thane

Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 1200/- per Head which includes

1) Private Vehicle from Mumbai – Samrad- Mumbai

2) Food expenses include 1 veg meal, 1 B/f-Tea, refreshments

3) Forest entry charges, Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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It won’t include food (i.e. Dinner on Sunday) and any other expense of personal in nature.
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Deposit Rs. 700/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel 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: – 25thd August 2016 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,
Comfortable shoes or floaters,
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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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Sonya Anchan : 9892813235 (Leader)
Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 (Whtsapp) / 09869369836
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Also join us @
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध  has arranged A one day WOMEN SPECIAL TREK/TRIP to Kelwe-Palghar region on Sunday 6 March 2016
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This is the 7th consecutive year SHIKHAR VEDH is organizing Women Special Event (on occasion of International Women Day celebrated on 8 March )
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Brief Introduction about Kelwe/Shirgaon/Mahim Forts: –
Grade:  Simple
Location: Safale – Kelwe – Palghar region

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SHIRGAON FORT: Entrance thru the main darwaja at the north-eastern part of the fort. This fort resembles Muslim architecture with its dome shaped bastions. Just at the entrance on the right-side are inscriptions dating the origin of this fort to 1714 A.D. As we enter the fort, we find that most of the area is now in ruins. There are 5 bastions on the fort. Climb the dome-shaped, north-eastern bastion which is in good condition and overlooks the road. Walking on the ramparts we head to the bigger bastion which is on the north side. This bastion is also dome-shaped with 5 pillars and is in excellent condition. Both these bastions have small doors to enter and have about 5 pillars running in a semi-circular pattern. The bastion at the north-western end is broken. Check out the south eastern bastion. which is open and does not have a dome. We then move towards the south-western bastion which is also in a broken condition. The area inside the fort between the north-west and south-west bastions houses 5 rooms which are open and in complete ruins.
There are plenty of cells and tunnels inside the fort and most of them are secret ones and yet to be found. Some of the cells/rooms were used as godowns. Another important thing that we noticed was that there were no water tanks or wells in the fort. Quite strange! The sea water touches the fort on the western side.
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MAHIM FORT: In 1739, Chimaji Appa started his occupation on the fort and the area around. At that time there were just 60 soilders and 15 cannons on the fort.While on Medekot (small fortification/bastion made of wood), next to the fort, there was a Portuguese captian and 30 soilders. The Mahim fort entrance was supported by 2 pentagonal shaped bastions and the cannons were well placed on these bastions. These bastions are now completely broken and in ruins. Inspite of all this, the fort fell in the hands of the Marathas.
In 1818, the British won this fort, and they have described this fort with 10mtrs high fortwalls and an approx area of 75 sq.mtrs. Till 1862, this fort was kept in extremely good condition. Even the collector of Thane district used to live in the fort premises. The Mahim fort used to be of strategic importance & in the olden days this fort used to be a major hub for all land and sea trade happening between Vasai & Mumbai.
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Fort Kelve  : This fort was initially surrounded by sea, but is now on the coast due to reduced sea level. In 1739, the Marathas conquered the fort on 10th of January in the “Campaign of Vasai”.
The fort walls and entrances were buried under sand, until in 2008-09, a group of people under the group “Kille Vasai Mohim” cleaned up the sand and the entrances. Today, we have to enter crawling through the partially blocked entrance to the first level. Entering the second door we reach the backside of the fort. There are 4 amazing bastions on 4 sides, shaped triangular. These have windows and holes for guns. It takes less than an hour to see the fort.

Fort Kelve (PAANKOT) : This fort is rectangular in shape (75ft long and 40ft in breadth) & from a distance the fort looks like a ship. At the western end of the of the fort we see a wall that separates a small part of the fort. The door used to exist but now in place one finds only a broken arch. On the left we can find a fresh water tank. The broken arch leads us into the balekilla which is like a huge watch tower 2 storeyed, but completely open and ruined.
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Itinerary Details: -.

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SUNDAY 6 March 2016
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Meeting point : Palghar Railway Station

The CHURCHGATE – VIRAR local train timings are given as below: – Its a FAST local 
Churchgate            : 06:08 Hrs,
Mumbai Central     : 06:18 Hrs,
Dadar                     : 06:25 Hrs,
Bandra                   : 06:31 Hrs,
Andheri                  : 06:39 Hrs,
Borivali                  : 06:54 Hrs,
Mira Road              : 07:03 Hrs,
Vasai                     : 07:19 Hrs,
Virar                      : 07:31 Hrs,
Please board in 1st compartment VIRAR end side as we Have to take 07:40 Hrs VIRAR – SURAT shuttle
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Pls do keep 5 minutes buffer time due to recent changes in railway time table … Pls do carry ur return tickets till Palghar
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VIRAR – SURAT Shuttle

07:40 Hrs : Virar
07:50 Hrs : Vaitarna
08:00 Hrs : Safale

08:06 Hrs : Kelve
08:15 Hrs : Palghar
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Breakfast Tea – Time
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Move to Shirgaon Fort by Tumtum
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10:00 Hrs: @ Shirgaon Fort

1.5 Hr time for Exploration
 
12:00 Hrs: @ Mahim Fort
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Exploration time
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13:00 Hrs : @ ShitlaDevi Mandir , Kelva
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Lunch, Rest Time

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15:00 Hrs: @ Kelve fort ,

Exploration time

Fun time @ beach
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17:15 Hrs: Move 2 Kelve station by tumtum
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Return Journey to Virar by 18:15 hrs OR 19:15 hrs Shuttle … From there to Mumbai by local train
We will be back in Mumbai around 21:30 Hrs (Thts subjective) …

The Estimated expenditure is about Rs. 700 / – per head
This includes Full day Local Transportation from Palghar & Back 2 Kelve stationMorning Breakfast + Tea, LUNCH (VEG) & Evening Tea/ coffee;


Things To Carry: -

Pls do carry A Water Bottle (~2 liters a 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 haversack to put all these things

For any Clarification and further information call on

Sonia Anchan : 09892813235

Poonam Angre  : 09869441508

Supriya Choudhari : 09881843813

Shraddha Shenvi  : 09820822725
 
If any of these don’t pick up the call, leave sms with your name and confirmation.

Also Join us

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध have arranged Women Special Trek to Patta FORT (Vishramgad) on Sunday 8 March 2015.

This is the 6th consecutive year SHIKHAR VEDH is organizing Women Special Event (on occasion of International Women Day celebrated on 8 March )

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Brief Introduction about PATTA Fort (VISHRAMGAD) : –
Grade: Easy
Type :Hill Fort

Height : 4562 feet
Region : Nashik
Base village : Pattawaadi
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Fort Patta History
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Patta fort earlier belonged to Mughals but in year 1671,Moropant Pingle was on a mission of capturing forts in Nasik and Baglan range and thus in year 1672,Moropant Pingle was succesful to capture this fort
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Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during raid on Jalna in year 1679 rested for some time near Sangamner and unfortunately the Maratha army was siezed from all sides by Mughal army and Shivaji Maharaj was ill during that time. Bahirji Naik succesfully rescued Shivaji Maharaj and took him to Patta fort. Shivaji Maharaj stayed on this fort for around 1.5 months to recover from illness(After Rajgad and Raigad,Patta is the only fort where Shivaji Maharaj stayed for this much long time)
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Itinerary Details: -
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SUNDAY 8 March 2015
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Meeting point : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) at 06:00 Hrs Sharp
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Packed B/f (Upma + Pohe ) in bus
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08:30 Hrs: Tea – Time @ Baba cha Dhaba , Kasara
10:15 Hrs: @ Pattawadi Base Village
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Ascend
11:00 Hrs: Atop Fort
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2.5 Hr time for Exploration
14:00 Hrs: @ Pattawadi Base
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Lunch, Rest
, Fun Games Time
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15:30 Hrs: Move Mumbai

En-route Photography @ Wind-Mills
Visit to Jatayu Temple @ Taked
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Evening Snacks – Tea on the way
We will be back in Mumbai around 21:30 Hrs (Thats subjective) …

The cost of the trek is about Rs. 1000 / – per head
This includes Transportation from Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle ; Morning Breakfast + Tea , Simple Veg Meal, Evening snacks-Tea; Forest Entry fees & SHIKHAR VEDH Charges

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For registration, Rs. 500/- per head (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle charges & Food arrangement is a must … Deposit the amount on following account.

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

IFSC Code: ICIC0000268
Maximum 25 seats
Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on Tuesday 3rd March, 2015 till 5 pm
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Things To Carry: -
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Pls do carry A Water Bottle (~2 liters a 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 haversack to put all these things

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For any Clarification and further information call on
Sonya Anchan : 9892813235
Supriya Choudhari : 09881843813

Poonam Angre  : 07506354114
Shraddha Shenvi  : 09820822725

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Jagadish Patil (O) : 09869369836 / 09702121373
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If any of these don’t pick up the call, leave sms with your name and confirmation.

Also Join us

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Date Name of the Event Grade Cost Meeting Point
31 May -1 June Harishchandragad – Indra-Wajra special Medium Rs 1000 Kalyan Depo @ 22:00 Hrs on Friday 30 May
6 June Shivteerth Raigad Rajyabhishek Sohala (Date-wise) Easy Rs 600

Dadar TT @ 21:00 Hrs on Friday 5 June 2014
7 June Kalawantin Trek Medium Rs 300 Panvel Bus Depo @ 07:00 Hrs
7-8 June Fire-Flies special Rajmachi Night Trek Medium Rs 750 Karjat Railway Station @ 17:30 Hrs
11 June Shivteerth Raigad Rajyabhishek Sohala (Tithi-wise) Easy Rs 600

Dadar TT @ 21:00 Hrs on Tuesday 10 June 2014
14-15 June Morachi Chincholi, Ranjan-Khalge, Nagar Fort Easy Rs 3000 Dadar TT @ 06:00 hrs on Saturday 14 June 2014
15 June Tikona fort Easy Rs 400 Kamshet Railway station @ 08:30 Hrs
21 June Talgad-Kuda-Ghosalegad Easy Rs 800 Dadar TT @ 06:00 Hrs on Saturday
22 June Kalsubai Trek Medium Rs 750 Dadar TT @ 23:15 Hrs on Saturday
28 June Karnala fort Easy Rs 300 Panvel bus depo @ 07:00 hrs
29 June White Water Rafting @ Kundalika Thrilling Rs 2200 Dadar TT @ 05:15 Hrs

29 June Lohgad – Bhaje Caves Easy Rs 350 Malavali Railway station @ 08:20 Hrs
5 July Ratangad via Samrad – Trimbak Medium Rs 800 Dadar TT @ 23:15 Hrs on Friday
6 July Kalsubai Trek Medium Rs 750 Dadar TT @ 23:15 Hrs on Saturday
12-13 July Panhala-Pavankhind Mohim Easy but endurance      high

Rs 2400

Dadar TT @ 21:30 Hrs on 11thJuly 2014
19 July Asherigad Trek Medium Rs 500 Palghar railway station @ 08:30 Hrs
20 July Harihar fort Thrilling Rs. 800

Dadar TT @ 05:45 Hrs
20 July Kalsubai Trek Medium Rs 750 Dadar TT @ 23:15 Hrs on Saturday
26 July White Water Rafting @ Kundalika Thrilling Rs 2200 Dadar TT @ 05:15 Hrs

27 July Bhimashankar – Ladder route Thrilling Rs 750

Dadar TT @ 23:15 Hrs on Saturday
2 Aug Peb – Vikatgad Easy Rs 300 Neral Railway Station @ 08:00 Hr
3 Aug ANDHARBAN Easy Rs 1200 Dadar TT @ 23:15 Hrs on Saturday
9 Aug Peth – Kothaligad Easy Rs 500 Karjat railway station @ 08:00 Hrs
10 Aug Bhimachi Kathi 2 Pratapgad Trek Easy Rs 1200 Dadar TT @ 23:00 Hrs on 9th August
10 Aug Kalsubai Trek Medium Rs 750 Dadar TT @ 23:15 Hrs on Saturday
15 Aug Waterfall Rappelling @ Diksal, Bhivpuri Thrilling Rs 650 Dadar TT @ 05:45 Hrs
15 Aug White Water Rafting @ Kundalika Thrilling

Rs 2200

Dadar TT @ 05:15 Hrs

16-17 Aug Monsoon Tour / Trip: Dudhsagar Waterfall / Amboli Easy

Rs 2500

CST @ 20:00 Hrs on 15th August 2014
23 Aug Ajobagad Easy Rs 500 Asangaon railway station @ 08:00 Hrs
24 Aug Ahupe Ghat Medium Rs 800 Dadar TT @ 23:30 Hrs on Saturday

Note: –

1. Number of participants per event is limited. Entry will be on First Come First Serve basis.

2. These dates are tentative. Changes in dates and venue are possible.

3. The detailed plan will be posted at least a week prior to event by email or on our face book group & website.

The link is as below:

Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

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Contact: Jagadish Patil: 09702121373 / 09869369836

Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध have arranged Women Special Trek on Sunday 9 March 2014 to ARNALA FORT. This is the 5th consecutive year SHIKHAR VEDH is organizing Women Special Event (on occasion of International Women Day celebrated on 8 March )
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Brief Introduction about ARNALA: –
Grade: Easy
Type : Coastal Fort

Region : North Kokan
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Fort ARNALA – Arnala Fort is located approximately 8 miles North of Vasai. It is built on a small island off the Arnala port. Since the fort is built on an island and surrounded on all sides by water it is also known as “Jaldurg” or “Janjire Arnala” Portuguese called the island “Ilha das vacas”. Before the Portuguese control of the island, the island was controlled by the Muslim rulers of Gujarat.
The island is near the mouth of Vaitarna river and the Portuguese used it to observe and control shipping and navigation along the western coast. The Portuguese captain of Bassein donated the island to a Portuguese nobleman. The nobleman tore down the old fort and began construction of 700 foot by 700 foot fort. The fort was never completed by the nobleman but remained under Portuguese control.
In 1737 when Chimaji Appa began his assault on Bassein (Vasai) to drive out the Portguese, his General Shankarji Pant informed Chimaji that Arnala fort is a strategic for the naval forces that were on route to attack the Portguese. Chimaji approved the assault on the fort. Shankarji Pant consulted and sought assistance of the local people to attack the Arnala fort; among them were Govindji Kasar and Gavraji Patil from Bolinj. Shankarji sent Gangaji Naik, Bajirao Belose and Rayajirao Surve to lead a battalion of 400 soldiers to lead the attack on Arnala fort. This attack was coordinated along with naval force commanded by Manaji Agre. Maratha navy was no match for the Portuguese firepower. Agre’s navy was routed
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Itinerary Details: -
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SUNDAY 9 March 2014
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Meeting point : Virar railway station, Virar (W) at 08:10 Hrs Sharp
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LOCAL TRAIN TIMINGS as Below
CHURCHGATE – VIRAR FAST Local
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Churchgate : 06:38 Hrs
Mumbai Central : 06:48 Hrs
Dadar : 06:55 Hrs
Bandra : 07:01 Hrs
Andheri : 07:10 Hrs
Borivali : 07:25 Hrs
Virar : 08:03 Hrs
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Breakfast Tea – Time @ Virar
09:00 Hrs: @ Move to Arnala by Local Transport
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10:00 Hrs : Travel by Ferry to Arnala Fort
10:30 – 14:00 Hrs : Exploration of Fort, Lunch Time, Rest
Fun Games and Beach Time
16:30 Hrs : Back to Arnala by Ferry
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17:30 Hrs: @ Virar by Local Transport
Evening Snacks – Tea
Depart 2 Mumbai by Local Train
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We will be back in Mumbai around 20:00 Hrs (Thats subjective) …

The cost for the trip is Rs. 300 / – per head
This includes Transportation from Virar 2 Virar ;  Ferry Charges; Morning Breakfast + Tea , Evening snacks-Tea; & SHIKHAR VEDH Charges

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Things To Carry: -

LUNCH For the Day ( A Must)
Pls do carry A Water Bottle (~2 liters a 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 haversack to put all these things

.
For any Clarification and further information call on
Supriya Choudhari : 09881843813

Shraddha Shenvi  : 09820822725

.
Jagadish Patil (O) : 09869369836 / 09702121373
.

If any of these don’t pick up the call, leave sms with your name and confirmation.

Also Join us

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org


Date Name of the Event Grade Cost Inclusions Meeting Point
6th Jun Shivteerth Raigad Rajyabhishek Sohala (Date-wise) Easy Rs 800 Transport by private vehicle, B/F, Lunch, Evening Tea Dadar TT @ 23:00 Hrs on Wednesday 5 June 2013
8th Jun Kalawantin Trek Medium Rs 250 Public Transport & B/f-T Panvel Bus Depo @ 07:00 Hrs
9th Jun Tikona fort Easy Rs 400 Transport by Jeep, B/F – Tea and Lunch Kamshet Railway station @ 08:30 Hrs
15th Jun Mahuli Medium Rs 250 Transport by Ricks, B/F -T & Evening Tea Asangaon Railway station @ 08:00 Hrs
16th Jun Lohgad – Bhaje caves Easy Rs 300 B/F – T, Lunch & Evening T, Entry Fee Malavali Railway station @ 08:25 Hrs
21st Jun Shivteerth Raigad Rajyabhishek Sohala (Tithi-nusar) Easy Rs 800 Transport by private vehicle, B/F, Lunch, Evening Tea Dadar TT @ 23:00 Hrs on Thursday 20 June 2013
22nd Jun Peth (Kothaligad) Easy Rs 400 Transport by Ricks, B/f-T & Lunch Karjat railway station @ 08:00 Hrs
23rd Jun Asherigad Trek Medium Rs 350 Transport by Ricks, & 2 refreshments Palghar railway station @ 08:30 Hrs
29th Jun Karnala fort Easy Rs 250 Transport by ST bus, B/F- T & Evening Tea, Entry fees Panvel bus depo @ 07:00 hrs
30th Jun White Water Rafting @ Kundalika Thrilling Rs 2100 Transport by private vehicle, Rafting Charges & Lunch Dadar TT @ 05:15 Hrs
6th July Peb Fort Easy Rs 300 Transport by Ricks, B/F -T & Evening Tea Neral Railway station @ 07:45 Hrs
7th July Kalsubai Medium Rs 700 Transport by private vehicle, B/f & Lunch Dadar TT @ 23:15 Hrs on Saturday 6 July 2013
12th-14th July Panhala-Pavankhind-Vishalgad Mohim Easy but endurance      level high Rs 2100 Transport by Private Vehicle, All meals & refreshments Dadar TT @ 21:30 Hrs on 11thJuly 2013
20th-21st July Dudhsagar Waterfall Trek – Goa Easy Rs 1100 Transport by Railway, 1 B/f-T & Lunch Pune station @ 15:00 Hrs
21st July Sagargad Medium Rs 650 Transport by private vehicle, B/F- T & Evening Tea Dadar TT @ 05:15 Hrs
27th July White Water Rafting @ Kundalika Thrilling Rs 2100 Transport by private vehicle, Rafting Charges & Lunch Dadar TT @ 05:15 Hrs
28th July Bhimashankar – Ladder route Thrilling Rs 700 Transport by private vehicle, B/f, Lunch & Evening T Borivali National Park @ 23:15 Hrs on 27th July 2012
3rd Aug Mrug-gad Easy Rs 350 Transport by Ricks, B/F -T & Evening Tea Khopoli Bus Depo @ 08:50 Hrs
4th Aug Harihar fort Thrilling Rs. 700 Transport by private vehicle, B/f, Evening T Dadar TT @ 05:45 Hrs
9-11 th August Monsoon Mega Trek: Kalyangad / Vardhangad / Mahimangad / Bhushangad / Vasantgad / Sadashivgad / Dategad / AjinkyaTara Easy Rs 3000 Transport by Private Vehicle, meals & refreshments, Local Accommodation Dadar TT @ 22:30 Hrs on 8th August 2013
9-11 th August Monsoon Tour / Trip: Unbeatable Amboli Region Trip Easy Rs 3500 Transport by Indian railway, private jeeps, meals & refreshments, Accommodation in Hotel CST @ 20:00 Hrs on 8th August 2013
15th Aug Waterfall Rappelling & Flying Fox @ Vihi Thrilling Rs 1100 Transport by private vehicle, B/f & T & Rappelling, Flying Fox Charges Dadar TT @ 05:45 Hrs
17th Aug Chanderi via Dodhani Medium Rs 350 Public Transport, 2 refreshments Panvel Bus Depo @ 07:00 Hrs
18th Aug Women special Trek Easy To b declared later
18th Aug Harishchandragad Medium Rs 700 Transport by private vehicle, 2 refreshment Dadar TT @ 23:00 Hrs on 17th August 2013
24th Aug White Water Rafting @ Kundalika Thrilling Rs 2100 Transport by private vehicle, Rafting Charges & Lunch Dadar TT @ 05:15 Hrs
25th Aug Bhimachi Kathi 2 Pratapgad Trek Easy Rs 1000 Transport by private vehicle, B/f-T & Lunch Dadar TT @ 23:00 Hrs on 24th August 2013
31st Aug Dukes Nose Trek Easy Rs 250 Public Transport, B/f-T Lonavala railway station @ 08:30 Hrs
1st Sept Ganpati Gadad Easy Rs 700 Transport by private vehicle, 2 refreshments Dadar TT @ 05:45 Hrs
7th-8th Sept Tour to Kaas, Sajjangad, Thosegar Easy Rs 1900 Transport by private vehicle, meals & refreshments Dadar TT @ 22:00 Hrs on 6th September 2013
14th Sept Ajobagad Trek Easy Rs 400 Public Transport, 2 refreshment Asangaon railway station @ 08:00 Hrs
15th Sept Shivtharghal Trip Easy Rs 800 Transport by private vehicle, meals & refreshments Dadar @ 22:00 Hrs on 8 th September 2012
21st Sept Takmak Gad Medium Rs 300 Public Transport, 2 refreshments Virar railway station @ 07:30 Hrs
22nd Sept Tour to Kaas Easy Rs 1300 Transport by private vehicle, B/f-T & Lunch Dadar TT @ 22:00 Hrs on 21st September 2013
28th Sept Manikgad Medium Rs 400 Public Transport, 2 refreshment Panvel bus depo @ 07:00 Hrs
29th Sept Ratangad Easy Rs 1000 Transport by private vehicle, Ferry charges,

& 2 refreshments

Dadar TT @ 23:00 Hrs on 28 th September 2013
2 Oct Bhupatgad Easy Rs 700 Transport by private vehicle, 2 refreshments
5 Oct Ankai-Tankai Easy Rs 400 Transport by Jeep, B/f-T Manmad station @ 05:00 Hrs
6 Oct Kalu Waterfall Easy Rs 700 Transport by private vehicle, 2 refreshments Dadar TT @ 05:45 Hrs
12 Oct Ahupe Ghat Medium Rs 400 Public Transport, 2 refreshment Kalyan bus depo @ 22:00 Hrs on 11 Oct 2013
16 Oct Siddhagad Night Trek Medium Rs 450 Public Transport, B/f & Lunch Kalyan bus depo @ 22:00 Hrs on 15 Oct 2013
19–20 Oct Rohida-Raireshwar-Kenjalgad Easy Rs 1800 Private vehicle Transport, Food, Stay Dadar TT @ 23:00 Hrs on 18th Oct 2013
1-4 Nov Sinhgad-Rajgad-Torna-Raigad Medium To b declared later

Note: –

1. Number of participants per event is limited. Entry will be on First Come First Serve basis.

2. These dates are tentative. Changes in dates and venue are possible.

3. The detailed plan will be posted at least a week prior to event by email or on our face book group & website.

The link is as below:

Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

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Contact: Jagadish Patil: 09869369836

Dear All,
Being Women’s DAY is a Working Day this year as well, we have arranged Women Special Trek on Sunday 10 March 2013
This is the 4th consecutive year शिखर वेध is organizing Women Special Event.
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शिखर वेध
– A one day WOMEN SPECIAL TREK / TRIP to Korlai Fort on Sunday March 10, 2013

Brief Introduction about Korlai: –
Grade:  Simple
Location: Alibag region

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Fort Korlai – which is quite beautiful. It is surrounded by sea on three sides. It is not a tall fort. The total height is about 275 m. The most fascinating one is the beach here. The blue ocean on one side and the creek named “Kundalika” on the eastern end create scenery. The fort is situated at the mouth of the creek.
The fort is an Old Portuguese outpost guarding the entrance to the river. A small road leads up to the top of the fort. There is a Lighthouse on the fort and a small climb from behind the lighthouse will take you to the fort. The fort is in ruins, but the view from the lighthouse is beautiful and the rocky beach at Korlai is also good.
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Itinerary Details: -
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SUNDAY 10 March 2013
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Meeting point : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) at 06:10 Hrs Sharp
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08:30 Hrs: Breakfast Tea – Time @ Vadkhal
10:30 Hrs: @ Korlai Base Village
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Light-House Visit and Ascend
11:30 Hrs: Atop Fort
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2 Hr time for Exploration
13:30 Hrs: @ Korlai Base
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Lunch, Rest Time,  Relaxation

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Fun Games and Beach Time
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17:00 Hrs: Move 2 Birla Temple, Salav
17:30 Hrs: Depart 2 Mumbai
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Evening Snacks – Tea on the way
We will be back in Mumbai around 21:30 Hrs (Thats subjective) …

The Estimated expenditure is about Rs. 700 / – per head
This includes Transportation from Dadar 2 Dadar ; Morning Breakfast + Tea , Evening snacks-Tea; & SHIKHAR VEDH Charges

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For registration, Rs. 500/- per head (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle charges & Food arrangement is a must … Deposit the amount on following account.

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

Maximum 25 seats
Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on Wednesday 6th March, 2013 till 5 pm
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Things To Carry: -

LUNCH For the Day ( A Must)
Pls do carry A Water Bottle (~2 liters a 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 haversack to put all these things

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For any Clarification and further information call on
Supriya Choudhari : 09881843813

Poonam Angre  : 09869441508
Shraddha Shenvi  : 09820822725

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Jagadish Patil (O) : 09869369836
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If any of these don’t pick up the call, leave sms with your name and confirmation.

Also Join us

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

A beginning of new year … so new treks & new destinations … As what SHIKHAR VEDH try 2 do as always – few less visited places to b seen in next months …

Here We @ SHIKHAR VEDH announces JANUARY – MARCH 2013 SCHEDULE
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JANUARY 2013
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Date: 12-13th January 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Sarasgad – Sudhagad (Night Trek)
Grade: Medium
Cost: Rs 750/-

Inclusions: Local Transport & Food
Meeting Point: Nagothane railway station @ 08:30 Hrs on Saturday 12 Jan 2013
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Date: 19-20th January 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Rawlya – Jawlya, Markendya, Saptashringi , Ramshej
Grade: Medium
Cost: Rs 1700/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & Food
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:30 Hrs on Friday 18 Jan 2013
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Date: 25-27th January 2013
Name of the Event: Aurangabad Tour
Grade: Easy
Cost: Rs 3800/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & Food & Accommodation
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:30 Hrs on Thursday 24 Jan 2013
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FEBRUARY 2013
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Date: 3rd February 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Anjaneri
Grade: Medium
Cost: Rs 850/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & 2 Refreshments
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:30 Hrs on Saturday 2 Feb 2013
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Date: 10th February 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Talgad, Kuda Leni & Ghosalegad
Grade: Easy
Cost: Rs 750/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & 2 Refreshments
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 05:45 Hrs
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Date: 17th February 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Patta & Aundh
Grade: Easy
Cost: Rs 850/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & 2 Refreshments
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:30 Hrs on Saturday 16 Feb 2013
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Date: 24th February 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Ghangad & Tel-Baila – BIKE TRIP
Grade: Easy
Cost: 2 b Declared Later

Meeting Point: Macdonald, KALAMBOLI @ 06:30 Hrs
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MARCH 2013
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Date: 2-3 rd March 2013
Name of the Event: Velas Trip Turtle Festival (Probably)
Grade: Easy
Cost: Rs 1700/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & Food & Accommodation
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:30 Hrs on Friday 1 Mar 2013
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Date: 9-10th March 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Vasota & Nageshwar
Grade: Medium
Cost: Rs 1800/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & Food
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:30 Hrs on Friday 8 Mar 2013
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Date: 17th March 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Sandhan Valley Exploration
Grade: Medium – Thrilling
Cost: Rs 1200/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & 2 Refreshments
Meeting Point: Kasara railway staion @ 03:00 Hrs
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Date: 24th March 2013
Name of the Event: Trek to Parvatgad – Songad – Dubergad
Grade: Easy
Cost: Rs 900/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & 2 Refreshments
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:30 Hrs on Saturday 23 Mar 2013
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Date: 29-31 March 2013
Name of the Event: Kokan Tour – Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
Grade: Easy
Cost: Rs 6300/-

Inclusions: Private Vehicle Transport & Food & Accommodation
Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:30 Hrs on Thursday 28 March 2013
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NOTE:
1. Participants number per event is limited. Entry will be on First Come First Serve basis.
2. These dates are tentative. Changes in dates and venue are possible.
3. Few more events will b added soon
4. The detailed plan will be posted at least a week prior to event by email or on our face book group & website.
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/
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For confirmation please do contact on

Jagadish Patil – 9869369836

C u all on events – Cheers !!!

Dear All,
Being Women’s DAY is a Festival day this year as well, we have postponed Women Special Trek to Saturday 10 March 2012
This is the 3rd consecutive year शिखर वेध is organizing Women Special Event.
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शिखर वेध
– A one day WOMEN SPECIAL TREK/TRIP to Safale-Kelwe-Palghar region on Saturday March 10, 2012

Brief Introduction about Kelwe/Shirgaon/Mahim/BHawangad forts/Ashapuri: –
Grade:  Simple
Location: Safale – Kelwe – Palghar region

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Fort Kelwe (PAANKOT) : This fort is rectangular in shape (75ft long and 40ft in breadth) & from a distance the fort looks like a ship. At the western end of the of the fort we see a wall that separates a small part of the fort. The door used to exist but now in place one finds only a broken arch. On the left we can find a fresh water tank. The broken arch leads us into the balekilla which is like a huge watch tower 2 storeyed, but completely open and ruined.
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SHIRGAON FORT: Entrance thru the main darwaja at the north-eastern part of the fort. This fort resembles Muslim architecture with its dome shaped bastions. Just at the entrance on the right-side are inscriptions dating the origin of this fort to 1714 A.D. As we enter the fort, we find that most of the area is now in ruins. There are 5 bastions on the fort. Climb the dome-shaped, north-eastern bastion which is in good condition and overlooks the road. Walking on the ramparts we head to the bigger bastion which is on the north side. This bastion is also dome-shaped with 5 pillars and is in excellent condition. Both these bastions have small doors to enter and have about 5 pillars running in a semi-circular pattern. The bastion at the north-western end is broken. Check out the south eastern bastion. which is open and does not have a dome. We then move towards the south-western bastion which is also in a broken condition. The area inside the fort between the north-west and south-west bastions houses 5 rooms which are open and in complete ruins.
There are plenty of cells and tunnels inside the fort and most of them are secret ones and yet to be found. Some of the cells/rooms were used as godowns. Another important thing that we noticed was that there were no water tanks or wells in the fort. Quite strange! The sea water touches the fort on the western side.
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MAHIM FORT: In 1739, Chimaji Appa started his occupation on the fort and the area around. At that time there were just 60 soilders and 15 cannons on the fort.While on Medekot (small fortification/bastion made of wood), next to the fort, there was a Portuguese captian and 30 soilders. The Mahim fort entrance was supported by 2 pentagonal shaped bastions and the cannons were well placed on these bastions. These bastions are now completely broken and in ruins. Inspite of all this, the fort fell in the hands of the Marathas.
In 1818, the British won this fort, and they have described this fort with 10mtrs high fortwalls and an approx area of 75 sq.mtrs. Till 1862, this fort was kept in extremely good condition. Even the collector of Thane district used to live in the fort premises. The Mahim fort used to be of strategic importance & in the olden days this fort used to be a major hub for all land and sea trade happening between Vasai & Mumbai.
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Bhongad / Bhavangad Fort: The Bhawangad fort is located in Palghar taluka in Thane district. It is blessed by a unique combination of history, geography and nature. It was built by Chimaji Appa, the great Maratha warrior in the 4th decade of the 18 th century. The local people call this fort as BHONGAD. Today the fort is in a very bad state. After 1818, nobody took care of the fort. During the British regime, inspite of taking care, they ransacked and destroyed the entire fort.
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Ashapuri Mata Temple:
Situated at Edwan village, this temple is built on a rock, in the sea. So you can reach only at time of low tide. Walking up to the temple is not a problem; as the sand is not muddy, if you have bike you can ride to the temple. However, cars cannot go as the lanes of this fishing village are really narrow. The temple has statue of goddess inside a cave; where you need to go crawling. The view of the sea is great from here. However be prepared for strong smell of fish while walking through the village.
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Itinerary Details: -
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SATURDAY 10 March 2012
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Meeting point : Safale Railway Station

The CHURCHGATE – VIRAR local train timings are given as below: – Its a FAST local
Churchgate            : 06:08 Hrs,
Mumbai Central     : 06:18 Hrs,
Dadar                     : 06:25 Hrs,
Bandra                   : 06:31 Hrs,
Andheri                  : 06:39 Hrs,
Borivali                  : 06:54 Hrs,
Mira Road              : 07:03 Hrs,
Vasai                     : 07:19 Hrs,
Virar                      : 07:31 Hrs,
Please board in 1st compartment VIRAR end side as we Have to take 07:40 Hrs VIRAR – SURAT shuttle
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Pls do keep 5 minutes buffer time due to recent changes in railway time table … Pls do carry ur return tickets till Safale
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VIRAR - SURAT Shuttle

07:40 Hrs : Virar
07:50 Hrs : Vaitarna
08:00 Hrs : Safale

After alighting at Safale we will go to Kelve Fort by Tumtum

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08:40 Hrs: @ Kelve Fort
Explore the fort
09:30 Hrs: Breakfast Tea – Time

10:30 Hrs: @ Shirgaon Fort
1.5 Hr time for Exploration
12:00 Hrs: @ Mahim Fort
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Exploration time
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13:00 Hrs : @ ShitlaDevi Mandir
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Lunch, Rest Time,  Relaxation

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15:00 Hrs: @ Bhawangad
Exploration for 1/2 hr
16:30 Hrs: @ Ashapuri Island @ Edwan beach
Explore
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17:15 Hrs: Move 2 Safale station by Tumtum
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Return Journey to Virar by 18:15 hrs OR 19:15 hrs Shuttle … From there to Mumbai by local train
We will be back in Mumbai around 21:30 Hrs (Thts subjective) …

The Estimated expenditure is about Rs. 400 / – per head
This includes Full day  Local Transportation from Safale & Back 2 Safale ; Morning Breakfast + Tea, LUNCH & Evening snacks-Tea;


Things To Carry: -

Pls do carry A Water Bottle (~2 liters a 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 haversack to put all these things

For any Clarification and further information call on
Supriya Choudhari : 09881843813

Shraddha Shenvi  : 09820822725

Poonam Angre  : 09869441508

If any of these don’t pick up the call, leave sms with your name and confirmation.

Also Join us

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Mumbai Hikers: http://mumbaihikers.net/shikharvedh/