Kandhar_Fort

Dear All

We @ Shikhar vedh has arranged a Tour to Nanded – Kandhar – Mahurgad – Aundha Nagnath Tour on 9 – 10 January 2021

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COST of the tour : Rs. 5750/- per person & would include:

 

  1. Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by Train (SL-Class)
  2. Accommodation in tripple sharing basis in hotel
  3. Sightseeing around Nanded – Mahurgad – Aundha Nagnath – Kandhar 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 -

Nanded :: This fort had a dual fortification wall and 24 bastions out of which 14 bastions were in the outer fortification wall and 10 bastions were in the inner fortification wall. Only 3 bastions and the fortification wall are visible from the outside while only 8 bastions are intake as of date. The municipal corporation of Nanded has built two water tanks here. Walking towards these water tanks we enter the fort premises and a sign board which gives information about the fort has been installed near these tanks. Moving ahead there is a pond which is 15 feet long, 12 feet wide and 1o feet deep and next to this pond there are remnants of some structures which were built recently. Proceeding further to the left from these remains there is a bastion on the river bank with a shelter mounted on it. (Info source :- Trekshitiz)

Mahurgad: Mahurgad Fort is a fort located 130 km (81 mi) from Nanded. It is a pilgrimage centre of great significance to Hindus. It is the seat of goddess Renukadevi which is a shrine of Shaktipeeth.

The fort was built by Yadavas of Devgiri. 1n 1358, the fort was under the rule of Muhamad Shah Bahamani. In 1398, a local Gond chief from Berar captured Mahur. In 1428, Ahmed Shah Bahamani won the Mahurgad. Burhan Nizam Shah of Ahmadnagar defeated Alauddin Imad Shah of Berar in 1527 and occupied Mahur. In 1617, the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan defeated the Ahmednagar rulers and gained control of the Fort. Pandita Savitribai Deshmukh was the ruler of Varhad, who was holding the Jahagir of Mahur during the Mughal Empire rule. She was given the honorary name of Rai Bagan (Royal tigress) by Mughal Emperor  Aurangzeb after defeating Harchandrai. In 1670, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj gained the control of Aurangabad and Berar. After the death of Shivaji Maharaj, the Moghuls again gained the control of Berar in 1689.

Aundha Nagnath Temple :-  is an ancient  Shiva temple, 8th Jyotirlinga located at Aundha Nangnath village in Hingoli District.

Kandhar Fort: Known as ‘Kandharpur’ in medieval times, the 1000-year-old Kandhar Fort was one of the capitals of Rashtrakutas founded by Rashtrakuta king Krishna III in the 10th centuary CE spread across 24 acres around 40 km from Nanded. The oldest surviving structure in the fort is a stepwell from the Yadava period (9th to 14th centuries CE) … The main gate of the fort has a persian inscription from Muhamad Bin Tughlaq (1325- 1351). The imposing fort is encircled by a 12 meter wall and once had 18 watch towers overlooking the area. Jatantunsagar :- A reservoirs inside the fort

Rendezvous: Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) @ 18:00 Hrs on Friday 8 January 2021

The itinerary for the event is given below:

Day 0: Friday 8 January 2021:

Depart from CSMT by 07612 CSMT Nanded Express @ 18:30 Hrs

Kalyan @ 19:30 Hrs

 

Day 1: Saturday 9 January 2021:

 

Arrive in Parbhani @ 05:45 hrs

Move to Aundha – Nagnath

07:30 Hrs : @ Aundha – Nagnath

Freshen up & have breakfast

08:30 Hrs : @ Aundha – Nagnath Temple  Darshan

09;30 Hrs : Drive to Mahurgad by private vehicle

13:30 Hrs : @ Mahurgad

 

Lunch time

 

14:30 – 17:30 Hrs:  Renuka Mata Mandir Darshan & Mahurgad Exploration

Drive to Nanded for overnight stay

Dinner & Rest for day

 

Day 2: Sunday January 2021:

 

Wake by early by 06.00 hrs & finish with Morning ablutions

Breakfast

08:00 Hrs: Leave for Kandhar fort

09:00 – 11:30 Hrs: KandharFort Exploration

Drive to Nanded

13:00 Hrs : Lunch Time

Nanded Sightseeing:  Fort & Gurudwara visit

18:30 Hrs: Return journey to Mumbai by 07058 – SC – CSTM

Day 3: Monday 11 January 2021

07:30 Hrs :: Reach CST

 

COST of the tour : Rs. 5750/- per person & would include:

 

  1. Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by Train (SL-Class)
  2. Accommodation in tripple sharing basis in hotel
  3. Sightseeing around Nanded – Mahurgad – Aundha Nagnath – Kandhar 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 3500/- 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

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Googlepay : 9702121373

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Last date to confirm with advance payment is Thursday 31 December 2020 OR 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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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: 25 -27 December 2020

Tour Fees would be Rs. 6000/- 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 :- LTT @ 15:00 Hrs

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Departure by Train – Matsyagandha Express

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

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05:00 Hrs: @ Alight @ Kumtha

Freshen up at station

Breakfast – Tea

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 / Hotel 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. 6000/- 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 Adv 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

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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
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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/