Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged Igatpuri Lakeside CAMPING & Water Sports  on all weekends
About Campsite:
Welcome to our secret campsite high fives, Start with water sports activities which includes Learning Kayaking, River Raft Boating or just relax by swimming and body surfing life jackets will be given to all. Swimmers and Non Swimmers can enjoy water sports at Igatpuri Secret Camping and all ages can participate. Life Jackets are compulsory for Swimmers and non Swimmers for all water sports activities. Our campsite is well hidden inside a beautiful jungle for sure you will have trouble finding it we have kept it that way. Igatpuri Lakeside camping is a beautiful spot for landscape photography. Your tents will be lake facing as the sunsets you can enjoy tea and evening snacks. Our guest are always welcomed early to maximize time spent at Igatpuri camping site and enjoy water sports to the fullest. Igatpuri Campsite is amazing for Astro – photography, Star Trails Photography, Igatpuri Stargazing it has very less night light pollution located in one of the darkest spot in Maharashtra. You can join for Night Trek shoes compulsory after you enjoy Dinner local food.

Wake up to the sounds of birds and enjoy birding your tents will be facing sunrise and the beautiful Secret Camping Lake. Indian toilets are available on campsite and parking. After your morning breakfast you can click more selfies and groupies. Check out timings are 10 am you can also visit nearby sites our campsite manager will share the locations.

Campsite is ideal for camping near Mumbai, camping near Nasik.

Cost :: Rs 1750 per head ( Food – Tented stay – Barbecue – Campfire – Kasara to  Kasara Pickup and Drop )
Direct @ Campsite with your own vehicle: Rs 1350/- pp
Please Note:Igatpuri Lake Camping  is ~150 km drive from Mumbai, 4 hours drive & ~ 225 km drive from Pune, 5-6 hours drive

IGATPURI Lake Camping Itinerary

People Travelling from Mumbai can board the following local train

Day 1 – Saturday : Catch CSMT – Kasara local : Timings as below

11:46 hrs :  CSMT

11:53 hrs : Byculla

11:59 hrs : Dadar

12:06 hrs : Kurla

12:26 hrs : Thane

12:39 hrs : Dombivali

12:48 hrs : Kalyan

13:58 hrs : Kasara

14:00 hrs – Meeting Point @ Kasara railway station

Jeep Ride from Kasara to Camping Site
15:00 hrs – Reach Campsite
Start with water sports Lake Boating / Lake Kayaking / Swimming  
17:30 – Evening Snacks and Tea ( Bhel and Potato vada )  
Relax by the Lake, unwind yourself get comfortable at campsite.
18:30 – Sunset
19:30 – Bonfire.
21:30 – Dinner
22:30 – Enjoy Night trek around property if interested.
23:00 – Rest for the NightDay Two – Sunday 

08:00 hrs – Wake up relaxed
10:00 hrs – Check out after morning tea and breakfast
11:00 Hrs : @ Kasara railway station and DispersePlease Note

You can also drive to campsite directly by your own vehicle … cost will be Rs 1350 per head for such clients … GPS locations will be shared after confirmations …


Things to carry and Rules:

Comfortable Footwear
Odomos – Mosquito Repellent
Sunscreen – Extra Clothes – Sunglasses
Extra Footwear – Towel
Camera – Telescope – Gopro
Basic First Aid Kit
Do not litter eco sensitive zone
Listen to the campsite in charge
No Swimming allowed inside lake


For Registration Deposit full advance amount of Rs. 1750/-  pp (Non-Refundable) on following A/c
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
IFSC Code :: ICIC0000268

Googlepay : 9702121373
Last date for registration: – 4 days prior to weekends
Contact Jagadish Patil : 9702121373 / 9869369836


Dear All ,
We @ SHIKHAR VEDH invites you to trek DEVKUND Waterfall on All weekends
Batches ::
All Saturdays, Sundays till 31st Dec 2019
Devkund is a serene lake located at the end of Plus valley. A small lake is created due to 300 ft falling waterfall is known as Devkund. It’s one of the virgin places with crystal clear water. Located near Bhira, it is a small hike of about 2 hour. As the name suggests Devkund is a place of local villager’s faith and they regard this as an origin of Kundalika River.
The itinerary for the trek is as given below:
Day 0: Meeting point : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (east) at 23:00 Hrs
Pick – up en-route chembur, vashi till panvel
23:30 Hrs : Depart from Dadar
Day 1 : 
04:00 Hrs : @ base village
Rest in the bus
Freshen up
06:00 Hrs : Breakfast-Tea
Introduction & Instruction
Start trek towards DevKund lake
09:00 Hrs : @ Devkund
1.5 hrs for exploration,
11:00 Hrs : Start return trek to Base
13:30 Hrs : @ base
Lunch Break, relaxation
15:00 Hrs : Departure to Mumbai
Visit Ballaleshwar Asthvinayak Temple @ Pali if time permits

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

The Contribution for the trip is Rs 1350/- per head.
This includes Transportation from Dadar to Dadar ,  Morning  breakfast-Tea , Veg Lunch & Shikhar Vedh Charges

Please book yourself with full advance payment of Rs. 1350/- per head (Non-refundable) … Seats will be allotted on payment basis … Last row seats will be given only on demand :) else late payment ones … Deposit the amount on following account.
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268


Googlepay : 9702121373

Last date to register with advance payment is 4 days prior to departure


Things To Carry:-
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, do carry a extra pair as well
Personal basic medical kit
A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil:  09702121373 / 09869369836
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/


Dear Friends,

We @ Shikhar Vedh have arranged a tour to Lonar Crater and Sindakhed Raja, a birth place of Rajmata Jijabai on 30 November – 1 December 2019


About place – 
Lonar Crater is the outcome of a violent impact that took place nearly 50,000 years ago when a 60 meters wide space rock traveling at the speed of 90,000 kilometers per hour struck the face of Earth. The impact released a massive energy of multiple mega nuclear bombs, rendering a 1.83 kilometers wide and 150 meters deep dent and forming a mysterious lake inside it with the diameter of 1.2 kilometers. Several decades later when lethal atmospheric effect of the impact finally waned, an intriguing ecosystem started developing inside the crater. Today, a forest, nearly 137 meters deep inside the rim of the crater, surrounds the lake.

Lonar, today, is one of the remarkable sites for travelers as well as astronomers. The salt water inside the lake has a high rate of alkali, that of 11 pH. Due to this hostility of the water, it has no aquatic life, nor is it supportive of flora. One can see various dead trees inside the lake which give it a grave, scenic look. However, the soil just a few feet outside the lake is highly fertile and full of sweet water. Resultantly there are patches of lush green farms in the forest. This extra-ordinary condition is caused due to zero seepage of water in and out of the lake through its walls. The only way in for the water is by rain and by the rain water flowed in, which also brings in salts. And the way out is by evaporation, due to which the salt level in the water gradually increases.

The forest around the lake is known for rare herbs, including Sanjivani, which has great medical values as well as mythological importance. It is also a home to hundreds of monkeys, monitor lizards, peacocks, chinkaras and gazelles. The lake attracts several aquatic birds such as brahminy ducks, black-winged stilts, shell-ducks, grebes, shovellers, herons, teals, blue jays, red-wattled lapwings, baya weavers, larks and robins.

There are several historical temples around the lake, all belonging to the Hemadpanthi style of architecture, in which the building is constructed by placing rocks upon rocks. Though most of these temples are now in ruins, the beautiful Daityasudan temple in Lonar town is in good health and worth a visit. The famous Dhara Mandir situated on the rim of the crater is also a historical monument and visited by several devotees every year.


Itinerary – 

Friday 29 November 2019

Departure to Jalna by 17057 : Devgiri express at 9.10 pm from CST Mumbai

Day-1: Saturday 30 November 2019

Reach Jalna railway station by 5 am
Start towards Lonar by Private transport and reach after two hours road journey
Check in hotel / MTDC Resort,

Freshen up and Breakfast
Briefing about the Lonar crater by Prof. Bugdane, a well known personality
Post Lunch explore nearby temples and cultural heritage of Lonar
Dinner and retire for the day

Day-2: Sunday 1 December 2019

Wake up call at 05:30 am sharp
Freshen up and Breakfast at 06:30 am
Start with the Lonar Crater Parikrama and visit various temples around lake
Back to the hotel for Lunch and check out by 1:00 pm
Visit Mehekar and Sindkhed Raja, a birth place of Rajmata Jijabai
Reach Jalna Railway Station by 7:00 pm
Board Nandigram Express at 8.15 pm / Devgiri Express at 10 pm from Jalna

Day 3: Monday 2 December 2019
Reach Mumbai CST by 5.40 am / 7 am


The cost for two days Lonar Crater tour would be Rs. 4950/- per person 

& would include:


  1. Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by Train (SL-Class)
  2. Accommodation in tripple sharing / dormitory basis
  3. Sightseeing around 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


Last date to confirm with advance payment is Tuesday 5 November 2019 OR till the train tickets are available

Here is a list of the things to be carried by every individual -

> A haversack to put in all the stuffs

> At least 2 Liters of water
> Two-three set of clothes, Towel / Napkin
> Binoculars, Camera, Something to munch on (Optional)
> Torch with extra set of batterries
> Personal medicines required if any
> Identity Proof

To register for this event, contact us – 

Jagdish Patil: 9702121373 / 9869369836

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/