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  …
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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

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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

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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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Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh are glad to announce Velas Turtle Festival Tour

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The Cost for Tour :: Rs. 2850 / - per head
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This includes 
Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (A.C.), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges, food expenses veg only and dormitory accommodation charges.

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Next Batch Dates :: All weekends of March & April 2020

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Get Ready to Witness the Wonderful Life Of Turtles ….

Some information about the area: The places that will be visiting are:

  1. VelasBeach – Turtle Festival visit
  2. Bankot Fort
  3. Harihareshwar Temple

 

Velas Beach :  Velas is the birth place of Nana Phadnis, one of the great prominent personalities in Maratha history. Due to the sea-shore Velas is an existing place and it is situated near Bankot Bay. There is an old temple of Shri Bhairi- Rameshwar and in this temple all twelve months water is made available taking the benefit of favorable geographical conditions. A statue of Nana Phadnis is present outside his house. In Velas Mahalakshmi temple and Nana Phadnis house are the places to visit. Velas is also one of the popular breeding sites of Olive Ridley, which is an endangered species of turtle.  

 

Bankot Fort:

 

Region: Mandangad

District: Ratnagiri

Height: Sea fort (Slightly above sea level)

Difficulty: Simple

 

Bankot is a square shaped fort. On the sides of Bankot fort, there is a dry moat (Revni) dug out in the Jambhya stone. Jambhya stone is peculiar type of stone adorning a purple shade and peculiarly it is incapable of storing water as the water invariable percolates through it owing to its much porous nature. The main entrance (Mahadarwaja) of the fort is north-facing with a well sculpted arch and carvings. Watch guards dug out (Devdya) align on both sides of the Mahadarwaja with some pits being dug out in the right Devdi. On the left, there are steps leading towards Nagarkhana while there is an underground storey and a tunnel on the right. A Maruti idol in the centre stands deserted now. On the west, there is a small entrance (Darwaja) leading to a Bastion on the exterior of the fortifications. A deep well (now dry and filled) occupied the centre of this bastion earlier and the adjacent water tanks too are dry and obsolete now. One can leave the Buruj via a small exit that leads to the surrounding moat and a beautiful “Revni” lying nearby.

 

Tour Duration: 2 Night / 2 Days
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The Itinerary for the Tour as follows:

Day 0: FRIDAY -

 

Departure by private vehicle from Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 11:00 pm

Maitripark, Chembur @ 11:30 pm
Vashi below main bridge @ 11:55 pm

Day 1: SATURDAY -

05:30 Hrs: @ Velas

Refresh

06:45 Hrs: Visit Velas Beach for Turtle festival

Breakfast

10:00 Hrs: @ Bankot fort

10:30 Hrs: Atop

Fort Exploration
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Lunch at Velas (Veg. Only)

Rest time
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Evening Tea & Visit Velas beach, 

Go for Turtle watching.

Dinner ( Veg. Only)

Stay @ villagers home in Velas (Dormitory Type only) —

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Day 2: SUNDAY -

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06:45 Hrs: Visit Velas Beach for Turtle watching.

08:00 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea

09:30 Hrs: @ Harihareshwar by crossing Veshvi – Bagmandala creek by ferry
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Harihareshwar Temple visit

Visit 2 Harihareshwar Beach
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13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Harihareshwar ( Veg/Non-Veg to be borne by participant as per choice)

15:00 Hrs: Departure 2 Mumbai

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We will be in mumbai around 21:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)

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The Cost for Tour is about Rs. 2850 / - per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation fare for private vehicle ( AC), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges, food expenses Veg only and dormitory accommodation charges.

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Seats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit  Rs 2850/- per head (Non-refundable) advance on following A/c …

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSCcode : ICIC0000268

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Googlepay : 9702121373

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Last date for registration: – 8 days prior to departure or till the registration gets full

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VIMP NOTES :: For PUNE PARTICIPANTS, we can hire a private vehicle as well if we get minimum 6 participants for the Trip.

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The cost remains the same as Rs 2850/- per head

The Departure time wud be 11:00 pm on friday from SWARGATE Bus Depo. & Shivajinagar – Bank of Maharashtra 

Other Itinerary details same as for Mumbai Participants

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Note: -

1) Emergence of Hatchlings of turtles is a natural process. So cannot give guarantee of emerging possibility of turtles on the mentioned dates.

2) Velas beach have strong currents … so won’t b allowed to go inside the water

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Things To Carry:-
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A Torch with spare battery ( a must)

A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Sleeping Bag, Mat (a must)

Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (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 preferably ACTION,
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

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836

 

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Dear All

We @ Shikhar vedh has arranged a Tour to coastal Forts of Goa on 28-29 March 2020

Grade : Easy

Location : North & South Goa State

Itinerary for the Event as below: –

Day 0: Friday 27 March 2020

Meeting point :: CST @ 21:30 Hrs

catch 12133 / Manglore Express

Day 1: Saturday 28 March 2020

Reach Madgaon

Post breakfast leave by pvt vehicle for fort exploration

Cabo-de-rama fort, Marmugao fort, Reis Magos Fort

Overnight at Calangute beach.

Day 2: Sunday 29 March 2020

Wake up early

post breakfast Visit forts

Fort Aguada, Sinquerium fort, Chapora, Corjuem fort, 

Start Return Journey to Mumbai in the evening

Day 3: Monday 30 March 2020

Reach Mumbai by 0700 hrs. Monday morning.

The cost for event would be Rs. 6500/- per person & would include:

  1. Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by Train (SL-Class)
  2. Accommodation in hotel triple sharing
  3. Goa fort Sightseeing by Non-AC pvt transport for 2 days
  4. Veg Food for 2 days (Train Journey Dinner excluded)
  5. All Entry Fees (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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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 batteries
> 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/

Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged tour to UNESCO World Heritage site of Champaner – Pavagad & visit to Statue of Unity sightseeing on 28-29 March 2020
Brief Info about trip
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Duration: 2D / 1N
Category: Heritage Tour
Grade: Easy
Cost Per Person: INR 6750/- per person & would include

  1. Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by Train (SL-Class)
  2. AC Accommodation in triple sharing in Hotel
  3. Sightseeing for 2 days by private AC vehicle
  4. Food for 2 days ( Train Journey Dinner excluded)
  5. Entry Fees for Statue of Unity, Laxmi Vilas Temple and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)
  6. Gondola ride for Pavagad
  7. Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges

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Itinerary for the tour:
Day 0: Friday 27th March 2020: 

Board Train for Vadodara from Mumbai at 11:30 p.m.

Day 1: Saturday 28th March 2020:

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06:00 Hrs :: @ Vadodara Railway Station

Drive towards Statue of Unity

en-route breakfast

09:30 Hrs :: @ Statue of Unity

Explore the place

Lunch time

We will move towards Vadodara

15:00 Hrs: @ Laxmi Vilas Palace

Exploration & Vadodara sightseeing

Night stay at Vadodara in hotel
Day 2: Sunday 29th March 2020: 

Post Breakfast, checkout from the Hotel.

1.5 hrs Drive to Champaner

09:00 Hrs : @ Champaner

Champaner – Pavagad Archaeological Park Exploration

Visit to Sahar ki Masjid,  Jami Masjid, Kevda Masjid, Cenotep, Ek Minar ki Masjid & few more places as per time  

Post lunch Visit Pavagad Hill

Saat Kaman, Kalika Mata Temple, Lakuish temple & few more places

Move towards Vadodara Railway Station by 8 p.m. to Catch a Train back to Mumbai.

Day 3: Monday 30th March 2020: Reach Mumbai by 6 a.m.

The cost for two days Heritage tour  would be Rs. 6750/- per person 

& would include:

  1. Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by Train (SL-Class)
  2. AC Accommodation in triple sharing in Hotel
  3. Sightseeing for 2 days by private AC vehicle
  4. Food for 2 days ( Train Journey Dinner excluded)
  5. Entry Fees for Statue of Unity, Laxmi Vilas Temple and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)
  6. Gondola ride for Pavagad
  7. Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges

Note: One has to pay Rs 3750/- per head (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 is Tuesday 17 March 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 batteries
> 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/

Mandu

Dear All,

We @ SHIKHAR VEDH, invite you for a weekend Road trip to Mandavgad (Mandu) the fortress of joy and a glorious city of Maheshwar situated on the banks of Narmada, Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa Samadhi @ Raverkhedi And Omkareshwar Jyotirling  on 22 – 23 February 2020

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About the places -

Mandu, the fortress of joy, also known as Mandavgadh, rises 634 meters high in the Vindhya Range and is enclosed in battlements 37 km long. With-in this well-defended plateau is wealth of palaces, pleasure pavilions, mansions, tombs and mosques.

The hill range is endowed with a very attractive natural scenery, which is at its best during the rainy season, when on all sides, it is clothed in green with a number of brooks and torrents, rushing down into the ravine winding about its sides below. The beauty of which is further enhanced by about a dozen lakes and ponds interspersed on its top.

Each of Mandu’s structures is an architectural gem and the monuments were raised in the period of hardly 125 years, between 1401 A.D to 1526 A.D; some are out standing like massive Massive Jami Massjid and Hoshang Shah’s tomb, which provided inspiration for the master builders of the Magnificent Taj Mahal centuries later.

Maheshwar was a glorious city at the dawn of Indian civilization when it was ‘Mahishmati'; capital of king Kartivarjun. This temple town on the banks of the river Narmada finds mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Revived to its ancient position of importance by the Holkar queen Rani Ahilyabai of Indore. Maheshwar’s temples and mighty fort-complex stand in quiet beauty, mirrored in the river below.
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Shrimant Peshwa Bajirao Samadhi @ Raverkhedi

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Omkareshwar Jyotirling darshan

Itinerary – 

Day 0: Friday 21 Feb 2020

19:30 Hrs :: Departure by Private Vehicle from Thane / Pune

Day 1: Saturday 22 Feb 2020

07:30 Hrs :: Reach Mandavgad

Freshen up, Breakfast

Full day Mandu Sight-seeing

Visit the central Group – Jami Masjid, Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, Ashrafi Mahal

Visit to the Royal Enclave – Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Taveli Mahal, Champa Baoli

Lunch Break

Visit Eco Point, Jain Temple, Baz Bahadur’s Palace, Roopmati’s Pavilion etc.

Travel to Maheshwar

Overnight @ Maheshwar

Day 2: Sunday 23 Feb 2020
Wake up early, freshen up

Breakfast time

Visit to Rajarajeshwara Temple, Ahilya Fort, Ahilyeshwar Temple, Bank of Narmada

Visit Shrimant Peshwa Maharaj Samadhi @ Ravekhedi

Move to Omkareshwar Jyotirling

Post Lunch

Return journey to Mumbai

Day 3: Monday

05:00 Hrs :: Reach Thane / Pune

 

The cost for Mandu – Maheshwar – Raverkhedi – Omkareshwar road trip would be Rs. 7500/- per person & would include:

 

  1. AC Travel from Thane to Thane by Pvt Vehicle ( Pune 2 Pune)
  2. AC Accommodation in Triple sharing
  3. Veg Food for 2 days (Travel Journey i.e. Friday & Sunday Dinner food excluded)
  4. All Entry Fees and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)
  5. Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges

Note: One has to pay 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 is 8 days prior to departure

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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/

 

Hampi_Stone-Chariot

Dear all,

We @ Shikhar Vedh invites u all for a Heritage tour to Hampi, Pattadakal , Ainhole & Badami

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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.

Badami Boasting about the Buddhist architecture and sculptures of Lord Vishnu, the Badami Caves are majestic and sure to mesmerize you with its massive boulders: The caves overlook Agastya Lake and many small hillocks that carry a hypnotic charm. Enroute, if you’re lucky enough you’ll spot sun-flower fields making your journey worth-while.

Pattadakal – a World Heritage Site, has 10 major temples representing early Chalukaya architecture, the biggest of which is dedicated to lord Virupakshesvara.

Aihole, which is known as the “Cradle of Indian Architecture”, has over a hundred temples scattered around the village

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Itinerary of the tour ::

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Day 0 – Friday

17:00 Hrs :: Depart from Mumbai by Bus

Day 1 – Saturday

07:30 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

Day 2 – Sunday

Early wake up 

Post Breakfast … Move to Badami

Full day Exploration to Badami , Aihole, Patadakkal, 

19:00 Hrs ::  Return to Hampi for overnight stay

Overnight @ Hampi

Day 3 – Monday

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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 4 – Tuesday 

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08:00 Hrs : @ Mumbai

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 7500/- per Head which includes

 

1) Local Transportation for 3 days Hospet to Hospet for Sightseeing Hampi – Badami – Pattadakal – Aihole

2) Food expenses for 3 days (day 3 dinner excluded)

3) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

4) Entry Fees & Guide charges

5) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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Deposit Rs. 4500/- 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/

Dear All

We @ Shikhar vedh has arranged a Tour to Bijapur on 29 Feb – 1 Mar 2020

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Bijapur tour COST: Rs. 6250/- pp 

& would include:

  1. Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by private vehicle
  2. Accommodation in tripple sharing basis
  3. Sightseeing around Bijapur by Non-AC local transport
  4. Food for 2 days
  5. All Entry Fees and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)
  6. Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges

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About the places -

BIJAPUR ::  The city was established in the 10th-11th centuries by the Kalyani Chalukyas and was known as Vijayapura (City of victory). The city was passed to Yadavas after Chalukya’s demise. The city came under the influence of the Khalji Sultanate in Delhi by the late 13th century. In 1347, the area was conquered by the Bahamani Sultanate of Gulbarga. By this time, the city was being referred as Bijapur.

Bijapur was the capital of Adilshahi Dynasty from 1490 to 1686. The city consists of the citadel, the fort and the remains of the city. The fort is surrounded by a wall 6 m. in circumference. This wall is from 30 to 50 ft (15 m) high, and is strengthened with ninety-six massive bastions of various designs.

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Places to be covered :-

  • Gol Gumbaz
  • Ibrahim Rauza
  • Malik E Maidan Gun
  • Asar Mahal
  • Gagan Mahal
  • Bara Kamaan
  • Saath Kabar
  • Jami Mashjid
  • Landa Kasab Gun
  • Upali Buruj
  • Cenotapeh

Rendezvous:  

Pritam Hotel, Dadar East @ 21:00 Hrs on Friday 28th Feb 2020

Depart by pvt vehicle

 

Saturday 29 Feb 2020:

 

Arrive in Bijapur @ 07:30 hrs

 

Freshen up & have breakfast.

 

Sightseeing through out the day

 

Return back to the hotel late in the evening & gorge on delicious Chat

 

Sunday 1 March 2020:

 

Wake by by 07.00 hrs & finish with Morning ablutions & Breakfast.

 

Visit Shivgiri & Remaining Sightseeing in Bijapur

 

Return journey to Mumbai by 17:00 Hrs


Monday 2nd March 2020

05:30 Hrs :: Reach Dadar

 

The cost for two days Bijapur tour would be Rs. 6250/- per person 

& would include: 

  1. Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by private vehicle
  2. Accommodation in tripple sharing basis
  3. Sightseeing around Bijapur by Non-AC local transport
  4. Food for 2 days
  5. All Entry Fees and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)
  6. Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges

Note: One has to pay Rs 3000/- (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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Last date to confirm with advance payment is Tuesday 25 Feb 2020

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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/

 

Dear All,

 

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged a Bird watching & photography tour to Bhigwan along-with a short visit to Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on

15 – 16 February 2020 & 29 Feb – 1 March 2020 (Two Separate Batches)

 

Bird’s Paradise of Maharashtra !!!

 

About the Tour:

 

Bhigwan is a small dusty town on the border of Pune and Solapur district in Central Maharashtra, in India. Bhigwan is located on the Pune-Solapur Highway. South of Bhigwan town, exists a widespread backwater formed due to a man made dam built on the Bhima river. The dam is called as Ujni dam. The backwaters is spread over a wide region and is mainly a shallow waste water reserve. There are two areas where one can see the migratory water birds. 1) Diksal-Parewadi area and 2) Dalaj – Kumbharwadi area. The semi-waste water in this Ujni dam backwater area has built very good wetland based ecosystem and helped agriculture also. The rainfall in Pune region decides the water level in Ujani dam.

 

One can expect various types of Ducks, Herons, Egrets, Raptors and Waders along with flocks of hundreds of flamingos. The huge quantity of birds at Bhigwan increases the chance of sighting almost all the prime bird species there and also creates great photographic opportunities for wildlife photographers. The best part of these outings is that we are also including the famous Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in our itinerary. Its a small patch of forest at Supa village, also known as Supa Grasslands and is a great place to observe and photograph the Indian Gazelles.

 

Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary:

This small wildlife sanctuary is a home to  Gazelia bennetti (Chinkara), Hyaena (Hyaena hyaena), Canis lupus (Wolf), Vulpes bengalensis (Indian Fox).

 

ITINERARY of the Tour as below

 

Day 0: Friday


Meeting Point:: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 11:00 pm

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Overnight Journey to Bhigwan – Kumbhargaon

Day 1: Saturday

 

Early morning reach Bhigwan / Kumbhargaon.

Freshen up & have breakfast.

Explore the location by private boat in order to cover maximum species and also to reach as close to birds as possible.

Have lunch and rest for a while.

Evening again explore the wetland habitat in golden lights considering the sunset.

Dinner & retire for the day

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Day 2 : Sunday

 

Early morning wake up

Post breakfast one more round of exploration by boat

Move to Mayureshwar Wild Life Sanctuary

Around 1 hours of exploration in sanctuary

Lunch en-route

Move to Mumbai

Reach Mumbai by 10 pm

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Total Charges for the Tour is :: Rs 4950/- per head 

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Inclusions: 

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Transport in pvt. Vehicle from Dadar to Dadar (Non A/c),

Home stay (Dormitory type only) / Tented Accommodation, 

Boat charges 3 rounds, Mayureshwar WLS Fee

Food : 3 Veg meals, 2 breakfast-Tea, Evening Tea

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Payment details: 
One needs to transfer Rs 2500/- per head as advance (Non-Refundable) at the time of booking  in following A/c

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

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Googlepay : 9702121373

Last date for registration: – Thursday OR Till the reg. gets full So register ASAP

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Note : Max 15 Participants only

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VIMP NOTES ::

1) We will b staying in locals house … 6-7 ppl in one room with basic washroom facilities / Tented Accommodation

2) Basic bedding is provided but still need to carry chaddars / pullover

3) Local tasty food provided … Don’t expect luxury amenities

4) Carry Good quality Binoculars for sightings

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Things To Carry: -

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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) ( a must)
Bedding – sleeping mat/bag (a must)
Torch with extra cell ( a must)

Windcheater , Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.

Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)

Extra Pair of clothes,

Good trekking shoes (Preferably ACTION),

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A haversack to put all these things

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

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Jagadish Patil:  09702121373 /  09869369836
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All

We @ Shikhar vedh has arranged an Excursion Tour to Indore & Ujjain on 28-29 March 2020

About the places -Indore :: Indore with having food & fun at sarafa market – night time
1) Lalbagh Palace – One of the royal palaces of the Holkar dynasty2) RAJWADA –  Rajwada Palace is an iconic structure of Indore, which was built by Holkar Dynasty around two centuries ago. Popularly known as Holkar Palace, this seven storeyed structure reflects Indo-Saracenic architectural style.

3) Indore Central Museum

4) BADA Ganpati – Bada Ganpati was built during the reign of Queen Ahilya Bai Holkar in 1875. This temple is located The statue of Lord Ganesha housed in this temple is 25 ft in height, which makes it one of the largest statues of Lord Ganesha in the world.

5) Digambar Jain Kaanch Mandir – 

6) Maa Vaishnodevi Mandir

7) CHHatri (Cenotope ) – Chhatri Bagh is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Indore, which is known for its permanent canopies. These canopies are built in the memory of the royal members of the Holkar Dynasty. Each chhatri is built on the burial site of the Holkar king or queen.

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Ujjain is one of the greatest cities of ancient India, links with its glorious past have endured into the present day, making it a city still renowned for its traditions of spirituality, learning and culture. Situated on the banks of the river Shipra. Ujjain is one of the venues of the Kumbh Mela held every twelve years.

Ujjain darshan –  Half Day tour

  • Mahakal Jyotirlinga , Ram ghat

.       Mangalnath, Harsiddhi, Siddha vat, Kal Bhairav, Bhartari Cave,

.       Chintaman Ganpati, Sandipani Ashram and observatory etc

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Rendezvous: Mumbai Central Terminus (BCT) @ 18:45 Hrs on 27 March 2020

The itinerary for the event is given below:

Day 0: Friday 27 March 2020:

Depart Mumbai by 12961 Avantika Express

19:00 Hrs @ Mumbai Central

19:30 Hrs @ Borivali

 

Day 1: Saturday 28 March 2020:

Breakfast In train

 

Arrive at Indore @ 09:15 hrs

 

Check in Hotel, Freshen up

 

Sightseeing: Rajwada, Palace, Museum & tourist places as mentioned earlier

 

Return back to the Hotel late in the evening & gorge on delicious Chat & Sweets that Indore is famous for @ sarafa Market.

 

Day 2: Sunday 29 March 2020:

 

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

Move to Ujjain by private transport

09:30 Hrs : @ Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling, Ujjain

 

Sightseeing:  Half day tour to Ujjain as mentioned earlier

Return journey to Mumbai by Avantika Express @17:30 Hrs

Day 3: Monday 30 March 2020

06:15 Hrs :: Reach Mumbai Central

 

The cost for two days Ujjain – Indore tour  would be Rs. 6500/- per person 

& would include:

 

  1. Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by Train (SL-Class)
  2. Accommodation in triple sharing in Hotel
  3. Sightseeing around Indore & Ujjain 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/- per head (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 is Thursday 27 February 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
.

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

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Dear All,

We @ SHIKHAR VEDH is glad to announce Monsoon trek to Rajmachi & Kondhane cave waterfall on 11-12 August 2018 … Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy …

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Next batches ::

18-19 August 2018

25-26 August 2018

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1600/- per head & would include:

> Lonavala to  Phanasrai &  Kondhane to Karjat  transport

> 1 Breakfast, 2 Veg meals

 

> Accommodation in village house & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges

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Rajmachi, located in the Lonavala region is accessible from both Karjat as well as Lonavala. The village of Udhewadi lies on the massive plateau that greets one on getting to Rajmachi. The twin forts of Srivardhan & Manoranjan grace the backdrop of the village.

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A little distance down from the village lies a serene and beautiful lake called Uday Sagar Talav, no trek to Rajmachi is complete without taking a dip in this lake.
Behind the lake lies an ancient Monolith, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Here is some info abt the forts: – Srivardhan & Manoranjan

Height: 3000/2700 feet above MSL
Grade: Easy
District: Pune
Region: Lonavala
Base Village: Lonavala/Kondhane

Plan:

Rendezvous: Meet at 17:15 Hrs (Sharp) at Lonawala Railway station on Saturday 11 August 2018

MUMBAI People

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We will b starting from CST by 11009 – Sinhgad Express

(time-table as below) — Alight @ Lonavala 

Mumbai CST : 14:30 Hrs
Dadar : 14:40 Hrs
Thane : 15:02 Hrs
Kalyan : 15:28 Hrs
Karjat : 16:08 Hrs

Lonavala : 17:03 hrs

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PUNE people

Catch Pune-Lonavala local … Timings as follows

15:00 Hrs: Pune Staion

15:06 Hrs: Shivaji Nagar

15:23 hrs: Pimpri

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16:32 Hrs: Lonavala

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 11 / 18 / 25 Aug 2018


17:20 Hrs: @ Lonavala railway station

Move Fanasrai Village by local Transport

18:30 Hrs: @ Fanasrai

Ascend to Rajmachi (~2.0 hrs / 7 kms)

21:00 Hrs: @ Udhewadi – base village

Dinner Time

Stay @ Villagers House (Dormitory)


Sunday 12 / 19 / 26 Aug 2018
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06:00 Hrs: @ Wake up call
07:30 Hrs: @ Shrivardhan atop

Explore Shrivardhan fort.
Breakfast  – Tea in village .
Explore Manoranjan Fort

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11:30 Hrs – Visit Uday sagar Talav, Shiva Temple
12:00 Hrs – Lunch (Veg Only)

13:00 Hrs – Descend to Kondhane village

15:30 Hrs – @ Kondhane Caves-Waterfall

17:00 Hrs – @ Kondhane village

18:00 Hrs – @ Katjat station

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We would be getting back to Dadar / Pune at approx 21:00 PM (That’s Subjective)

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1600/- per head & would include:

> Lonavala to  Phanasrai &  Kondhane to Karjat  transport

> 1 Breakfast, 2 Veg meals

 

> Accommodation in village house & Shikhar Vedh charges

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Advance amount of Rs. 1000/- per head (Non- Refundable) for registration

Please deposit same amount on following details:

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI bank a/c no : 026801521464
Vartak nagar branch, Thane(w)

IFSC code : ICIC0000268
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Last date to register: 4 days prior to event ot till the batch is full
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Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~ 3 Ltrs) (a must)
Sleeping Mat / bags (a must)
Torch with batteries ( a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
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 pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil: 09702121373 / 09869369836

In case call is not received; please do sms / whtsapp
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Also join us @

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/