Bidar Fort

Dear All

We @ Shikhar vedh has arranged a Tour to an offbeat destination Bidar – Basavkalyan on 26 – 27 September 2020

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COST of the tour : 

Rs. 7500/- per person ( Mumbai to Mumbai )

Rs. 6500/- per person (Pune to Pune)

 & would include:

  1. Travel  by private vehicle
  2. Accommodation in triple sharing basis in hotel
  3. Sightseeing around Bidar & Basavkalyan
  4. Veg Food for 2 days B, L , D
  5. All Entry Fees and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)
  6. Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges

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About the places -

Bidar Fort :: The Bidar fort is a specimen of the Persian architectural style having 1.21 km in length and 0.80 km in breadth, with a quadrangular layout. Surrounded by three miles long walls and comprising 37 bastions, it is surrounded by a triple moat.

There are seven gates in the fort. The dominant main gate exhibits Persian style architecture. The Gumbad Darwaza depicts arches with stilted size, also in Persian style. The Sherza Darwaza, the second gate of entry depicts two images of tigers carved on its fascia. The other gates are the Fateh Gate on the south, Talghat Gate in the east, Delhi Gate and Mandu Gate. The prominent bastion at the entry is known as the Munda Burj with guns positioned on it.

Within the fort complex, there is an old city, with monuments and structures from Bahamian era. Among these monuments, Gagan Mahal, Rangin Mahal and Tarkash Mahal are most popular. Jami Masjid and Solah Khamba Masjid are the two notable mosques constructed within the fort.

The inner section of the fort behind Solah Khamba Mosque has few wonderful monuments like Diwan-i-Am (also known as Jali Mahal) was a Public Audience hall built by Bahamani Sultans in 14th-15th centuries. It is currently in ruins. The Jalis can be still in the upper windows of the structure.

Beside the Diwan-i-Am is a wonderful structure known as Diwan-i-Khass also called Takht Mahal or Throne Palace. It was built by Bahamani Sultan Ahmad Shah between 1422-1436. This is the place where coronation of several Bahamani and Barid Shahi sultans was taken place. The palace used to be adorned with beautifully colored tiles and stone carvings part of which can be still seen on the arches. This structure is closed for public and the outer sections can be seen from outside.

Behind Diwan-i-Khass, an old temple known as Valkoti Bhavani temple exists along with few settlements.

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Basavakalyan Fort: is considered to be one of the oldest and most imposing forts in South India. It was built by King Nalaraja in the 10th century. Basavakalyan, earlier known as Kalyani, was the royal capital of the Western Chalukyan

The fort is strategically built as a defensive structure, with inter-connecting boulders scattered on the hills with strong fort walls. The fort has seven gates, five of them are in perfect condition. At the entrance there is a solid arch with balconies which can be accessed by steps on both sides. The main gate to the citadel is known as the Akhand Darwaza and has been built with four red stone slabs. There is a temple adjoining the Rajmahal palace and a square pond in front of the temple, towards the west side of the temple is the Rani Mahal.

The majority of the places in the fort are now in ruins, the only maintained structure that can be found here is the mosque as an Urdu school is running here. The museum adjoining the fort has a number of Jain idols which belong to the 10th and 11th centuries. There is a large cannon placed at one of the bastions of the fort.

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Rendezvous: Dadar / Thane @ 20:00 Hrs on Friday 

The itinerary for the event is given below:

Day 0: Friday – 25 September 2020

Depart Mumbai by private vehicle @ 20:00 Hrs

Pune Pick up @ 23:00 Hrs

Day 1: Saturday – 26 September 2020

Arrive in Bidar @ 08:00 hrs

Check in Hotel, Freshen up & have breakfast

leave by 10:00 am for Bidar Sightseeing

Sightseeing:  Bidar Fort

(Rangin Mahal, Solah Khambh Masjid, Gagan Mahal, Diwan-e-aam, Royal Pavillion, Tarkash Mahal)

14;00 hrs : Lunch – Time

Guru Jhira Sahib, Bahmani Ruler tombs, Barid Shahi Tombs, Madrassa of Mahmud Gawan, Chaubara, Deva Deva Vana,

Dinner & Overnight @ Hotel

Day 2: Sunday – 27 September 2020

Wake by early by 06.00 hrs & finish with Morning ablutions & Breakfast.

Sightseeing: Narasimha Jharni Temple, breakfast,

10:00 Hrs: Leave for Basavakalyan (2 hrs)

12 :00 Hrs : Visit Basavanna Statue – Explore the cave

Lunch @ Basavakalyan

Visit Basavakalyan Fort & Museum

16:30 Hrs : Leave Basavakalyan

Dinner on the way

23:30 Hrs : @ Pune

Day 3: Monday – 28 September 2020

04:30 Hrs :: Reach Dadar

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COST of the tour : 

Rs. 7500/- per person ( Mumbai to Mumbai )

Rs. 6500/- per person (Pune to Pune)

 & would include:

  1. Travel  by private vehicle AC
  2. Accommodation in triple sharing basis in hotel
  3. Sightseeing around Bidar & Basavkalyan
  4. Veg Food for 2 days B, L , D
  5. All Entry Fees and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)
  6. Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges

Note: One has to pay Advance Rs 4500/- 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

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

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Last date to confirm with advance payment till the batch is full

The Tour is ON with minimum 5 participants

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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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Also join us @
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Yana Caves_Rocks

Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh has planned to experience the Vibhuti Waterfall !!! Yana Rocks !!! Gokarna !!! Murdeshwar !!! Jog Falls !!! Banavasi !!! Sahastralinga !!! on 2 – 4 October 2020

Tour Fees would be 

Rs. 12500/- per Head (Mumbai to Mumbai) &

Rs 11500/- per person (Pune to Pune)

 which includes

1) AC Private Vehicle for transportation

2) Food expenses (Veg only ) for B, L, D for 3 days

3) Hotel Accommodation on triple sharing basis

4) Entry fees (Except camera fee) wherever applicable

5) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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Yana Rocks :- Limestone rocks, a hiking trail, beautiful scenery and lush backdrops compose Yana Rocks. These rocks lie close to the village of Yana in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. They are home to an epic trail of limestone formations and black karst structures. Yana is famous for two massive rock outcrops known as the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara 120 metres (390 ft) in height and the Mohini Shikhara is 90 metres (300 ft) in height.

Vibhuti Falls :- It is located in Ankola taluk of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka, India. The word “Vibhuthi” means limestone. The water in this falls comes past limestone rocks near Yana & so the falls is called “Vibhuthi Falls”.

Banavasi :- Madhukeshwara Temple – A 9th Century Marvel. Located in one of the oldest cities of India, Banavasi, the Madhukeshwara temple has religious and historical significance. … Banavasi was the first capital city of Karnataka when it was ruled by the Kadamba dynasty.

Sahasralinga :- is a pilgrimage place, located around 14 km from the Sirsi. It is in the river Shalmala and is famous for being the location where around a thousand lingas are carved on rocks in the river and on its banks.

Jog Falls : – Jog Falls , Gerosoppa Falls or Joga Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India, Located in Sagara taluka, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. They are also called Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi. It is located on the Shimoga and Uttara Kannada district border. Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi River dropping 253 m (830 ft), making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in India after the Nohkalikai Falls with a drop of 335 m (1100 ft) in Meghalaya.

Murudeshwara is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. “Murudeshwara” is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world’s second-tallest Shiva statue, Murudeshwara beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murudeshwara Temple. The nearest airport to Murudeshwar is Mangalore International Airport at distance of 160 kilometre .Murudeshwar has railway station on Konkan railway route.

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Itinerary for the trip as below: -

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Meeting Point:  

Day 0: Thursday 1st October 2020 :- Dadar / Thane @ 7 pm

Departure by Private Vehicle

Pune pick up @ 9:30 pm

Dinner Halt – En-route in Hotel ( To b self sponsored )

Day 1: Friday 2nd October 2020 :- Vibhuti Falls – Gokarn – Mirjan – Yana – Murdeshwar

8:00 am : @ Base Village – Vibhuti

Simple Breakfast – Tea

10 minutes simple walk to falls

1 hour time slot to enjoy the Vibhuti falls

10:00 Hrs : Move to Gokarna

11:00 Hrs: @ Gokarna

1 hour time slot  for Temple visit & Beach photography

12:00 Hrs: Move to Mirjan Fort

Explore Mirjan Fort

14:00 Hrs : Lunch time

1 Hrs drive to Yana

15:30 Hrs : @ Yana Caves

(~ 20 mins trail to visit)

Yana Exploration for 1 hr

18:00 Hrs : Move to Murdeshwar

20:00 Hrs :  @ Murdeshwar

Dinner & Overnight @ Murdeshwar

Day 2: Saturday 3 October 2020 :- Murdeshwar – Jog Falls – Banavasi – Sirsi

Early Wake up

Beach time if interested

Visit Temple & Explore the place

09:00 Hrs :- Breakfast – Tea

2 Hrs drive to Jog Falls

11:30 Hrs : @ Jog Falls

2 hrs time slot for exploration

13:30 Hrs: Lunch time

Drive to Banavasi ~ 1.5 hrs

16:00 Hrs : @ Banavasi 

Explore Madhukeshwara Temple

Dinner & Overnight @ Sirsi

Day 3: Sunday 4 October 2020 :- Sirsi – Sahastralinga – Pune – Mumbai

Early wake up & Freshen up

Divine visit to Temples in Sirsi :- 

Marikamba Temple

Mahaganpati Temple

Gopalkrishna Temple

09:00 Hrs : Breakfast – Tea Time

10:00 Hrs : @ Sahastralingas

Explore and drive to Pune / Mumbai

Lunch En-route in Hotel

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20:00 Hrs :: @ Pune

22:30 Hrs :: @ Mumbai

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Tour Fees would be 

Rs. 12500/- per Head (Mumbai to Mumbai) &

Rs 11500/- per person (Pune to Pune)

 which includes

1) AC Private Vehicle for transportation

2) Food expenses for B, L, D for 3 days

3) Accommodation on triple sharing basis

4) Entry fees (Except camera fee) wherever applicable

5) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

.

Deposit Advance Rs. 7500/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel / Hotel booking

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

Ifsc code: ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373
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Last date for registration: –  Till the batch gets full
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Tour is ON with Minimum 5 participants

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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 2 Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
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, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836
.
Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Unbeatable Amboli Waterfall

Dear All,

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged Tour to GOKAK – GODACHINMALKI Waterfalls !! AMBOLI Waterfall !!! Ramtirth Waterfall !!! Nangartas Waterfall !!! on 26-27 September 2020  …
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The Cost of the tour would be 

Rs. 7500/- per head (Mumbai to Mumbai)

Rs 6500/- per head (Pune to Pune)

The above cost includes

  • Travel by private vehicle
  • All Veg Food B,L,D
  • Tripple sharing accommodation in hotel
  • Entry Fees if any

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The Gokak Waterfall is located on the Ghataprabha River in Belagavi district of Karnataka, India. The waterfall is six kilometers away from Gokak. After a long winding course, the Ghataprabha river takes a leap of 52 metres (171 ft) over the sand-stone cliff amidst a picturesque gorge of the rugged valley, resembling Niagara Falls on a smaller scale. The waterfall is horse shoe shaped at the crest, with a flood breadth of 177 metres (581 ft). During rainy season, the thick reddish brown water sweeps far over the brink of the cliff with a dull roar that can be heard from some distance. There is a hanging bridge across the river, measuring about 201 metres (659 ft). Its height above the rock bed is 14 metres (46 ft). There is an old electricity generation station and electricity was generated here for the first time in 1887.

One interesting feature of this place is the monuments from the Chalukya era that are found on either bank of the rocky gorge. Another attraction of this place is the very old river-front temple dedicated to Lord Mahalingeshwara, built in the Later Chalukyan style of architecture.

The Godachinmalki Falls is a waterfall located on Markandeya river in Belgaum district, Gokak Taluk, KarnatakaIndia. It is 15 kilometers away from Gokak and 40 kilometers from Belgaum. It is located in a deep green valley. Godachinmalki falls, also known as Markandeya falls, is located in a rugged valley. There are actually two falls formed here. The Markandeya river takes a first fall from a height of about 25 metres and flows into a rocky valley. After a short distance from the rocky valley, it takes the second fall from a height of about 20 metres. Later Markandeya river joins Ghataprabha river near Gokak. Within a 6 km radius there are two dams; one built across Ghataprabha river (Hidkal dam) and another one (Shirur Dam) across Markandeya river.

Unbeatable Amboli Waterfall : 

Ramtirth Waterfall : 

Grade : Easy

Itinerary of the tour:

Departure by private vehicle

Day 0– Friday 25 Sep 2020

20:30 hrs : @ Dadar / Thane

23:00 Hrs : @ Pune

Day 2 – Saturday 26 Sep 2020

07:00 hrs : Reach Gokak

Freshen up

Breakfast – Tea Time

Gokak falls; site-seeing

Visit to Mahalingeshwara Temple

Shopping @ Factory Outlet

10:00 hrs : Departure to Godachinmalki falls

Godachinmalki falls - Exploration

12:00 Hrs : Move 2 next destination

13:30 Hrs : Lunch – Time

16:00 Hrs : Chitri Dam Exploration

18:00 Hrs : Overnight @ Hotel

Day 2 – Sunday 27 Sep 2020

Post Breakfast Tea

Explore AMBOLI Waterfall

Kavale Shet Point

Hiranyakeshi 

Nangartas Waterfall

Ramtitrth Waterfall 

14:00 hrs : Lunch Time

15:00 Hrs : Departure to Mumbai

Dinner en-route

20:00 hrs : Reach Pune

23:30 Hrs : @ Mumbai

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The Cost of the tour would be

Rs. 7500/- per head (Mumbai to Mumbai)

Rs 6500/- per head (Pune to Pune)

The above cost includes

  • Travel by private vehicle
  • All Veg Food B, L, D
  • Tripple sharing accommodation in hotel
  • Entry Fees if any

Deposit Advance Rs. 4500/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Vehicle, hotel reservation
.
Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Ifsc code : ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

Last date for registration: –  Till the batch gets full

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,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things
.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Jagadish Patil : 09702121373 (Whtsapp) / 09869369836
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Mullayanagiri

Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh has planned to experience the Chikmagalur – Mullyangiri – Belur – Halebid Backpacking Tour !!!  (Leaving on Day-1 morning & Return on Day-4 evening at 18:30 Hrs @ LTT)

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Batch Dates :

B1: 30 Oct – 2 Nov 2020

B2: 28 Nov – 1 Dec 2020

B3: 25 – 28 Dec 2020

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 10000/- per Head which includes

 

1) To & Fro SL Class tickets from Mumbai – Udupi – Mumbai

2) Private Vehicle for 3 days for Sightseeing

3) Jeep ride to Mullyangiri Peak

4) Food expenses (Train Journey Food excluded)

5) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

6) Entry fees wherever applicable (Except Camera Fee)

7) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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Major Sightseeing Points :-


  • Mullyangiri – Karnataka Highest Peak
    ● Jhari Falls
    ● Hirekole Lake
  • Coffee Museum
    ● Belur – Heritage Tour
    ● Halebid – Heritage Tour
    ● Siri Cafe
    ● Mahatma Gandhi Park

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Itinerary for the tour as below: -

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Meeting Point:

Day 1: LTT @ 11:30 Hrs

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Departure by Train – Netravati Express

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Day 2:  03:00 Hrs: @ Alight @ Udupi

4 Hrs drive to Chikmagalur  by private vehicle

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07:00 Hrs :: @ Chikmagalur

Check in Hotel / Home Stay – Freshen Up

Breakfast time … 

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Mullyangiri – Karnataka’s Highest Peak at 6330 ft visit

En-route Have a Lunch

Jhari Falls, Hirekole lake & Coffee Museum 

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Back to hotel for Overnight Stay

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Day 3 : Post Breakfast – Tea :-

Belur – Halebid Heritage Tour

Post Lunch

Siri Cafe , Mahatma Gandhi Park Visit

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18:00 Hrs : Drive to Udupi

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22:00 Hrs :: @ Udupi

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Dinner time

Departure by Train – 16346 – Netravati Express to Mumbai

Day 4:

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16:15 Hrs :: @ Panvel

17:00 Hrs :: @ Thane

17:45 Hrs :: @ LTT

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 10000/- per Head which includes

 

1) To & Fro SL Class tickets from Mumbai – Udupi – Mumbai

2) Private Vehicle for 2 days for Sightseeing

3) Jeep ride to Mullyangiri Peak

4) Food expenses (Train Journey Food excluded)

5) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

6) Entry fees wherever applicable (Except Camera Fee)

7) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

.

Deposit Rs. 7500/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel / Tickets Booking / Hotel booking

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

Ifsc code: ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373
.
Last date for registration: – Till the train tickets are available to get confirmed seats, OR Till the batch gets full
.
Things To Carry:-
.
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,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
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, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373  / 09869369836
.
Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

dubare-elephant-camp-coorg

Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh has planned to experience the Exotic Coorg Backpacking Tour !!! ( Leaving on Day-1 morning & Return on Day-4 evening at 18:30 Hrs @ LTT)

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Batch Dates :

B1: 30 Oct – 2 Nov 2020

B2: 28 Nov – 1 Dec 2020

B3: 25 – 28 Dec 2020

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 9500/- per Head which includes

1) To & Fro SL Class tickets from Mumbai – Manglore – Mumbai

2) Private Vehicle for 2 days for Sightseeing Coorg (AC Vehicle)

3) Food expenses (Train Journey Food excluded)

4) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

5) Entry fees wherever applicable (Except Camera Fee)

6) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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Major Sightseeing Points :-


  • Madikeri fort exploration
    ● Omkareshwara temple
  • Rajas Seat & Raja Tomb
    ● Dubare Elephant camp
    ● Nisargadhama
    ● Bylakuppe – largest Tibetan settlement in South India
    ● Bhagamandala – Talacauvery 

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Itinerary for the tour as below: -

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Meeting Point:

Day 1: LTT @ 11:30 Hrs

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Departure by Train – Netravati Express

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Day 2:  05:00 Hrs: @ Alight @ Mangaluru

3 Hrs drive to Coorg  by private vehicle

B/f en-route

09:00 Hrs : Bhagmandala – 

10:00 Hrs : Tala Kaveri – Dakshin Kashi — Foothills of Brahmagiri Hills

Drive to Madikeri

13:00 Hrs : Check in Hotel – Freshen Up

14:00 Hrs : Lunch Time

Madikeri Exploration :-

Abbey Waterfall

Madikeri Fort – 

Omkareshwara Temple

Rajas Seat & Tomb

Dinner

Overnight at Hotel

Day 3 : Breakfast time … Check out

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Dubere Elephant Camp – Elephant Grooming , Feeding,  Ride

Exploration Time (~ 3 Hrs Time )

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Nisargadhama :- An Island formed by river cauvery

En-route Have a Lunch

Bylakuppe :- Largest Tibetian settlement in South India

18:00 Hrs : Drive to Mangluru

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21:00 Hrs :: @ Mangluru Station

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Dinner time

Departure by Train – 16346 – Netravati Express to Mumbai

Day 4: 

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16:15 Hrs :: @ Panvel

17:00 Hrs :: @ Thane

17:45 Hrs :: @ LTT

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 9500/- per Head which includes

1) To & Fro SL Class tickets from Mumbai – Manglore – Mumbai

2) Private Vehicle for 2 days for Sightseeing Coorg

3) Food expenses (Saturday Train Journey Food excluded)

4) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

5) Entry fees wherever applicable (Except Camera Fee)

5) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

.

Deposit Rs. 7500/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel / Tickets Booking / Hotel booking

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

Ifsc code: ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373
.
Last date for registration: – Till the train tickets are available to get confirmed seats, OR Till the batch gets full
.
Things To Carry:-
.
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,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
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, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373  / 09869369836
.
Also join us @
.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Unbeatable Amboli Waterfall

Dear All,

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged Tour to GOKAK – GODACHINMALKI Waterfalls !! AMBOLI Waterfall !!! Ramtirth Waterfall !!! Nangartas Waterfall !!! on 1-2 August 2020  …
.

The Cost of the tour would be Rs.5250/- per head.

The above cost includes

  • Travel from LTT to CSMT To & Fro by SL class Train Journey
  • Private Vehicle ( Non – A/c) for the sightseeing for 2 days
  • All Food (Excludes train journey)
  • Tripple sharing accommodation in hotel
  • Entry Fees if any

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The Gokak Waterfall is located on the Ghataprabha River in Belagavi district of Karnataka, India. The waterfall is six kilometers away from Gokak. After a long winding course, the Ghataprabha river takes a leap of 52 metres (171 ft) over the sand-stone cliff amidst a picturesque gorge of the rugged valley, resembling Niagara Falls on a smaller scale. The waterfall is horse shoe shaped at the crest, with a flood breadth of 177 metres (581 ft). During rainy season, the thick reddish brown water sweeps far over the brink of the cliff with a dull roar that can be heard from some distance. There is a hanging bridge across the river, measuring about 201 metres (659 ft). Its height above the rock bed is 14 metres (46 ft). There is an old electricity generation station and electricity was generated here for the first time in 1887.

One interesting feature of this place is the monuments from the Chalukya era that are found on either bank of the rocky gorge. Another attraction of this place is the very old river-front temple dedicated to Lord Mahalingeshwara, built in the Later Chalukyan style of architecture.

The Godachinmalki Falls is a waterfall located on Markandeya river in Belgaum district, Gokak Taluk, KarnatakaIndia. It is 15 kilometers away from Gokak and 40 kilometers from Belgaum. It is located in a deep green valley. Godachinmalki falls, also known as Markandeya falls, is located in a rugged valley. There are actually two falls formed here. The Markandeya river takes a first fall from a height of about 25 metres and flows into a rocky valley. After a short distance from the rocky valley, it takes the second fall from a height of about 20 metres. Later Markandeya river joins Ghataprabha river near Gokak. Within a 6 km radius there are two dams; one built across Ghataprabha river (Hidkal dam) and another one (Shirur Dam) across Markandeya river.

Grade : Easy

Itinerary of the tour:

Departure by 17318 – LTT HUBLI Express

Day 0 – Friday 31st July 2020

18:30 hrs : @ Lokmanya Tilak Railway Station (LTT)

23:00 Hrs : @ Pune Railway station

2230 hrs : Departure to Ghataprabha by Train

Day 1 – Saturday 1 August 2020

06:45 hrs : Reach Ghataprabha

Breakfast – Tea Time

0800 hrs : Departure to Gokak falls by private vehicle

0900 hrs : Reach Gokak falls; site-seeing

1030 hrs : Visit to Mahalingeshwara Temple

1100 hrs : Departure to Godachinmalki falls by private vehicle

1130 hrs : Reach Godachinmalki falls; site-seeing

1400 hrs : Lunch Time en-route

1600 hrs : Move to Amboli  by private vehicle

1900 hrs : Overnight stay in hotel

Day 2 – Sunday 2 August 2020

Explore AMBOLI Waterfall

Kavale-Saad point , Hiranyakeshi River

Nangartas Waterfall

Ramtitrth Waterfall 

Drop to KOLHAPUR Railway station around 6 pm

20:00 Hrs :: Departure to Mumbai by Mahalaxmi Express

Dinner in the train (To be born by the participants)

Day 3 – Monday 3 August 2020

0300 hrs : Reach Pune

07:15 Hrs : @ CST

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The Cost of the tour would be Rs.5250/- per head.

The above cost includes

  • Travel from LTT to CSMT To & Fro by SL class Train Journey
  • Private Vehicle ( Non – A/c) for the sightseeing for 2 days
  • All Food (Excludes train journey)
  • Tripple sharing accommodation in hotel
  • Entry Fees if any

Deposit Rs. 3250/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Train Tickets, vehicle, hotel reservation
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Ifsc code : ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

Last date for registration: – Train Tkts available OR Till the reg. gets full

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,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
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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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Jagadish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836
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jog-falls

Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh has planned to experience the JOG Waterfalls !!! MURUDESHWARA Temple !!! MIRJAN Fort !!! GOKARNA !!! on

Batch Dates :-

B1: 25-26 July 2020

B2: 8-9 August 2020

B3: 15-16 August 2020

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 6000/- per Head which includes

1) To & Fro SL Class tickets from Mumbai – Kumtha – Mumbai

2) Private Vehicle for 2 days for Sightseeing JOG – Murdeshwar – Gokarn – Mirjan Fort

3) Food expenses

4) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

5) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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Jog Falls

Jog Falls , Gerosoppa Falls or Joga Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India, Located in Sagara taluka, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. They are also called Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.
It is located on the Shimoga and Uttara Kannada district border.

Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi River dropping 253 m (830 ft), making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in India after the Nohkalikai Falls with a drop of 335 m (1100 ft) in Meghalaya.

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Murudeshwara is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. “Murudeshwara” is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world’s second-tallest Shiva statue, Murudeshwara beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murudeshwara Temple. The nearest airport to Murudeshwar is Mangalore International Airport at distance of 160 kilometre .Murudeshwar has railway station on Konkan railway route.

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Itinerary for the trip as below: -

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Meeting Point:

Day 0: Friday at CSMT @ 21:30 Hrs

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Departure by Train – Matsyagadha Express

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Day 1: Saturday

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Breakfast in train

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11:00 Hrs: @ Alight @ kumtha

3 Hrs drive to JOG Falls by private vehicle

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14:00 Hrs :: @ JOG Falls

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Lunch & Exploration Time

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17:30 Hrs :: Move to Murdeshwara

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20:30 Hrs :: @ Murdeshwara

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Overnight Stay at Hotel in Murdeshwara

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Day 2: Sunday

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Early Wake up , after freshen up

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Murdeshwara Temple Visit, Sight-seeing
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Break fast – Tea

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08:30 Hrs :: Move to Gokarna 

En-route Visit Apsarkonda Waterfall  

11:00 Hrs :: @ Gokarna

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Temple visit, Beach Exploration & Lunch Time

(~ 3 Hrs Time)

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14:30 Hrs :: @ Mirjan Fort

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Mirjan Fort Exploration for 1.5 hrs

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16:00 Hrs :: @ Kumta Station

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16:30 Hrs :: Departure by Train – Matsyagandha Express to Mumbai

Day 3: Monday  

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05:10 Hrs :: @ Panvel

05:55 Hrs :: @ Thane

06:30 Hrs :: @ LTT

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 6000/- per Head which includes

 

1) To & Fro SL Class tickets from Mumbai – Kumtha – Mumbai

2) Private Vehicle for 2 days for Sightseeing JOG – Murdeshwar – Gokarn – Mirjan Fort

3) Food expenses for Saturday & Sunday (Sunday dinner excluded)

4) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

5) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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Deposit Rs. 4000/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel / Tickets Booking / Hotel booking

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

Ifsc code: ICIC0000268
.

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

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Last date for registration: – Till the train tickets are available to get confirmed seats, 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,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
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, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836
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Also join us @
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Yana Caves_Rocks

Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh has planned to experience the Vibhuti Waterfall !!! Yana Rocks !!! Banavasi !!! Sahastralinga !!! on

B1: 29 – 30 Aug 2020

B2: 19 – 20 Sep 2020

Tour Fees would be Rs. 5750/- per Head which includes

1) To & Fro SL Class tickets from Mumbai – Kumtha – Mumbai

2) Private Vehicle for 2 days Sightseeing Yana – Vibhuti – Sirsi – Gokarn

3) Food expenses for (sunday dinner excluded)

4) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

5) Entry fess (Except camera fee)

6) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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Yana Rocks :- Limestone rocks, a hiking trail, beautiful scenery and lush backdrops compose Yana Rocks. These rocks lie close to the village of Yana in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. They are home to an epic trail of limestone formations and black karst structures. Yana is famous for two massive rock outcrops known as the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara 120 metres (390 ft) in height and the Mohini Shikhara is 90 metres (300 ft) in height.

Vibhuti Falls :- It is located in Ankola taluk of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka, India. The word “Vibhuthi” means limestone. The water in this falls comes past limestone rocks near Yana & so the falls is called “Vibhuthi Falls”.

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Banavasi :- Madhukeshwara Temple – A 9th Century Marvel. Located in one of the oldest cities of India, Banavasi, the Madhukeshwara temple has religious and historical significance. … Banavasi was the first capital city of Karnataka when it was ruled by the Kadamba dynasty.

Sahasralinga :- is a pilgrimage place, located around 14 km from the Sirsi. It is in the river Shalmala and is famous for being the location where around a thousand lingas are carved on rocks in the river and on its banks.

Itinerary for the trip as below: -

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Meeting Point:  Day 0: Friday :- CSMT @ 21:30 Hrs

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Departure by Train – Mangalore Express

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Day 1: Saturday :- Kumta – Yana – Banavasi – Sirsi

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Breakfast – Tea in train itself

11:00 Hrs: @ Alight @ Kumtha

1.5 Hrs drive to Yana by private vehicle

(~ 20 mins trail to visit)

Yana Exploration for 2 hrs

Lunch time

Drive to Banavasi 

Explore Madhukeshwara Temple

Overnight @ Home stay in Sirsi

Day 2: Sunday :- Sirsi – Sahastralinga – Vibhuti Falls – Gokarna

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Post Breakfast – Tea

1/2 Hrs drive to Sahastralinga 

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Move to visit Vibhuti Falls

(~ 30 mins trail to visit)

11:00 Hrs :: @ Vibhuti Falls

2 hrs for fun masti – exploration

14:00 Hrs: Lunch time

Move to Gokarna 

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17:00 Hrs :: @ Gokarn Station

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Departure by Train – Matsyagandha Express to Mumbai

Day 3: Monday

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05:10 Hrs :: @ Panvel

05:55 Hrs :: @ Thane

06:30 Hrs :: @ LTT

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Tour Fees would be Rs. 5750/- per Head which includes

1) To & Fro SL Class tickets from Mumbai – Kumtha – Mumbai

2) Private Vehicle for 2 days Sightseeing Yana – Vibhuti – Sirsi – Gokarn

3) Food expenses for (sunday dinner excluded)

4) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

5) Entry fess (Except camera fee)

6) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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Deposit Rs. 3750/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel / Tickets Booking / Hotel booking

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

Ifsc code: ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373
.
Last date for registration: – Till the train tickets are available to get confirmed seats, OR Till the batch gets full
.
Things To Carry:-
.
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,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
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, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Hampi_Stone-Chariot

Dear all,

We @ Shikhar Vedh invites u all for a Heritage tour to Hampi

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Hampi is nestled within the ruins of medieval city of Vijayanagar in the state of Karnataka, on the banks of the Tungabhadra river. Set in a surreal and beautiful boulder-strewn landscape, Vijayanagara (the City of Victory) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and although the city was destroyed by marauding Moghul invaders in the 16th century, much of it remains today. Enjoy sightseeing tour of the ancient ruins that are spread over 26 sq km area, many of which lie in and around Hampi Bazaar and the nearby riverside area, which also encompasses the city’s most sacred enclave of temples and ghats. East of Hampi Bazaar is the UNESCO-listed 16th century Vittala Temple, the undisputed highlight of the ruins.

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Itinerary of the tour ::

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Day 0 – Friday

17:00 Hrs :: Depart from Mumbai by Private Vehicle / Bus

22:00 Hrs :: Pune Pick Up

Day 1 – Saturday

08:00 Hrs :: @ HOSPET

Move to Hampi by local transport

Check in – get Fresh

Post Breakfast … Full day sightseeing of Hampi

Vithhal Complex, Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Bazar, Sasivekalu Ganesha, kadalekalu Ganesha,  etc.

Overnight @ Hampi / Hospet

Day 2 – Sunday

Early wake up 

Post Breakfast …

Sightseeing of Hampi

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Lotus Temple, Hati Mahal, Ram – Mandir, Badavi Linga temple, krishna Temple, Lakshmi narasimha Temple Etc.

By Evening 5:30 pm Board the bus to Mumbai

Day 3 – Monday 

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08:00 Hrs : @ Mumbai

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 5500/- per Head which includes

 

1) Local Transportation for 2 days Hospet to Hospet for Sightseeing Hampi

2) Food expenses for 2 days (day 2 dinner excluded)

3) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

4) Entry Fees & Guide charges

5) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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Deposit Rs. 3500/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel / Hotel 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: – 8 days prior to departure OR Till the batch gets full
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NOTE :: MUMBAI – HOSPET – MUMBAI Bus Fare ( ~ Rs 4000/- pp) to b borne by participant

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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,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
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, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Bidar Fort

Dear All

We @ Shikhar vedh has arranged a Tour to Bidar – Basavkalyan

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COST of the tour : Rs. 5250/- per person & would include:

 

  1. Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by Train (SL-Class)
  2. Accommodation in tripple sharing basis in hotel
  3. Sightseeing around Bidar & Basavkalyan by Non-AC local transport
  4. Food for 2 days ( Train Journey Dinner excluded)
  5. All Entry Fees and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)
  6. Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges

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About the places -

Bidar Fort :: The Bidar fort is a specimen of the Persian architectural style having 1.21 km in length and 0.80 km in breadth, with a quadrangular layout. Surrounded by three miles long walls and comprising 37 bastions, it is surrounded by a triple moat.

There are seven gates in the fort. The dominant main gate exhibits Persian style architecture. The Gumbad Darwaza depicts arches with stilted size, also in Persian style. The Sherza Darwaza, the second gate of entry depicts two images of tigers carved on its fascia. The other gates are the Fateh Gate on the south, Talghat Gate in the east, Delhi Gate and Mandu Gate. The prominent bastion at the entry is known as the Munda Burj with guns positioned on it.

Within the fort complex, there is an old city, with monuments and structures from Bahamian era. Among these monuments, Gagan Mahal, Rangin Mahal and Tarkash Mahal are most popular. Jami Masjid and Solah Khamba Masjid are the two notable mosques constructed within the fort.

The inner section of the fort behind Solah Khamba Mosque has few wonderful monuments like Diwan-i-Am (also known as Jali Mahal) was a Public Audience hall built by Bahamani Sultans in 14th-15th centuries. It is currently in ruins. The Jalis can be still in the upper windows of the structure.

Beside the Diwan-i-Am is a wonderful structure known as Diwan-i-Khass also called Takht Mahal or Throne Palace. It was built by Bahamani Sultan Ahmad Shah between 1422-1436. This is the place where coronation of several Bahamani and Barid Shahi sultans was taken place. The palace used to be adorned with beautifully colored tiles and stone carvings part of which can be still seen on the arches. This structure is closed for public and the outer sections can be seen from outside.

Behind Diwan-i-Khass, an old temple known as Valkoti Bhavani temple exists along with few settlements.

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Basavakalyan Fort: is considered to be one of the oldest and most imposing forts in South India. It was built by King Nalaraja in the 10th century. Basavakalyan, earlier known as Kalyani, was the royal capital of the Western Chalukyan

The fort is strategically built as a defensive structure, with inter-connecting boulders scattered on the hills with strong fort walls. The fort has seven gates, five of them are in perfect condition. At the entrance there is a solid arch with balconies which can be accessed by steps on both sides. The main gate to the citadel is known as the Akhand Darwaza and has been built with four red stone slabs. There is a temple adjoining the Rajmahal palace and a square pond in front of the temple, towards the west side of the temple is the Rani Mahal.

The majority of the places in the fort are now in ruins, the only maintained structure that can be found here is the mosque as an Urdu school is running here. The museum adjoining the fort has a number of Jain idols which belong to the 10th and 11th centuries. There is a large cannon placed at one of the bastions of the fort.

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Rendezvous: Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) @ 20:30 Hrs on Friday 

The itinerary for the event is given below:

Day 0: Friday

Depart Mumbai by 22143 CSMT Bidar Express @ 21:00 Hrs

 

Day 1: Saturday

 

Arrive in Bidar @ 09:15 hrs

 

Check in Hotel, Freshen up & have breakfast

leave by 11:00 am for Bidar Sightseeing

 

Sightseeing:  Bidar Fort

(Rangin Mahal, Solah Khambh Masjid, Gagan Mahal, Diwan-e-aam, Royal Pavillion, Tarkash Mahal)

Guru Jhira Sahib, Lunch at Guru Jhira Sahib

Bahmani Ruler tombs, Barid Shahi Tombs, Madrassa of Mahmud Gawan, Chaubara, Deva Deva Vana,

Dinner & Rest for day

 

Day 2: Sunday

 

Wake by early by 06.00 hrs & finish with Morning ablutions & Breakfast.

 

Sightseeing: Narasimha Jharni Temple, breakfast,

10:00 Hrs: Leave for Basavakalyan (2 hrs) by pvt Hired car

Lunch on the way

Visit Basavakalyan Fort

16:00 Hrs : Leave Basavakalyan

18:00 Hrs : @ Bidar / Bhalki

Return journey to Mumbai by 22144 – Bidar CSTM express

Day 3: Monday

07:30 Hrs :: Reach Dadar

 

The cost for two days Bidar-Basavkalyan tour would be Rs. 5250/- per person 

& would include:

 

  1. Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by Train (SL-Class)
  2. Accommodation in tripple sharing basis in Hotel
  3. Sightseeing around Bidar & Basavkalyan by Non-AC local transport
  4. Food for 2 days ( Train Journey Dinner excluded)
  5. All Entry Fees and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)
  6. Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges

Note: One has to pay Rs 2500/- 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

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

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Last date to confirm with advance payment till the train tickets are available

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/