Rajmachi

Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध is glad to announce Monsoon trek to Rajmachi & Kondhane cave waterfall … Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy …

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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

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:
Rendezvous: 

Day 1: Saturday  :-  Meet at 16:30 Hrs (Sharp) at Lonavala   Railway Station

Depart by pvt vehicle

Move Fanasrai Village by Pvt vehicle

17:30 Hrs: @ Fanasrai

Ascend to Rajmachi (~2.0 hrs / 7 kms)

20:30 Hrs: @ Udhewadi – base village

Dinner Time

Home Stay @ Villagers House (Dormitory)

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Day 2: Sunday :-

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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

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

Depart to Karjat by Pvt vehicle & then by local train

We would be getting back to Mumbai at approx 22:00 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  by Pvt transport

> 1 Breakfast, 2 Veg meals

> Accommodation in village house & Shikhar Vedh charges

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Advance amount of  Rs. 1600/- 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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OR

Googlepay : 9702121373
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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
.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
.
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil: 09702121373 / 09869369836

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

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All

We शिखर वेध is glad to announce Fireflies Special Night trek 2 Kothaligad
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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1400/- per head


That would include:

Karjat to Karjat transportation,

Morning Breakfast – Tea on Sunday, 1 Veg meal on Saturday,

& Shikhar Vedh administrative charges


Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy…
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Fireflies: Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that make light.
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Kothaligad is more commonly known as the fort of Peth because the village of Peth is situated at its base. The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. It looks like a filed surface. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. The first one is the cave of Goddess, besides which is a water cistern and the last one is the specious Bhairoba cave. A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are specialty of the cave. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle. Four–Five potholes and some cannon balls are scattered in the fort.
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Here is some info abt the place: – Kothaligad

Height: 3100 feet above MSL
Grade: Medium
Region: Karjat
Base Village: Ambivali
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Itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Note: Members are requested to take return ticket till karjat by their own.
Board the second last compartment from Karjat side which is the second
one from CST side

Day 1: Saturday

Train Timing – Karjat Fast local

CST           :16:30 Hrs
Byculla       :16:37
Dadar         :16:44
Kurla          :16:51
Ghatkopar   :16:55
Thane         :17:10
Dombivali    :17:23
Kalyan        :17:31
Karjat         :18:24 Hrs

18:30 Hrs: Move 2 Ambivali village by tumtum
19:30 Hrs: @ Ambivali
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Ascend – Enjoy Fire flies en-route
21:00 Hrs: @ Pethwadi

Dinner Time
Post dinner, Night walk in Jungle for more Fireflies
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Day 2: Sunday
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Wake up call

07:00 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea time
08:00 Hrs: Ascend fort
09:00 Hrs: Atop
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Fort Exploration for 1.5 Hrs
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10:30 Hrs:  Descend
11:30 Hrs: Peth Village.
12:30 Hrs: @ Ambivali
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LUNCH Time
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14:30 Hrs: @ Move Karjat  by rick/bus
15:30 Hrs: @ Karjat
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From there by local train 2 mumbai

We will be in mumbai around 19:00 Hrs (Subjective)

The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1400/- per head


That would include:

Karjat to Karjat transportation,

Morning Breakfast – Tea on Sunday, 1 Veg meal on Saturday,

Accommodation in villagers house & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges

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Maximum 30 seats
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Things to be carried:
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A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs), (A Must)
Sleeping Bags / Mat, Bedding (A Must)
Torch with spare batteries ( A must)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Raincheaters.

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
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 शिखर वेध is glad to announce Fireflies Special Camping at Samrad (Bhandardara) on

The cost of this trip would be Rs. 2000/- per head


That would include:

Transportation : To & Fro Kasara – Campsite by pvt Jeep

1 Veg meals,
Sunday Morning Breakfast – Tea, 

Accommodation: Tented / in house in case of rain & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges


Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy…
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Fireflies: Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the firefliescontain specialized cells in their abdomen that make light.
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Samrad village is the home to the famous Sandhan Valley Trek during the Winters, to a Reverse Waterfall during Monsoons and to FIREFLIES during Summers.This May, witness a million fireflies emitting their lights and camping with you.

Here is some info abt the place:

Type: Camping Event
Grade: Easy
Region: Bhandardara
Base Village: Samrad
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Day 1: Saturday:-  Meet at 15:00 Hrs (Sharp) at Kasara Railway station 

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MUMBAI People

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We will b starting from CST by Kasara fast local

(time-table as below) — Alight @ Kasara 

Mumbai CST : 12:28 Hrs

Byculla : 12:35 Hrs
Dadar : 12:41 Hrs

Kurla : 12:48 Hrs
Thane : 13:10 Hrs

Dombivali : 13:33 Hrs
Kalyan : 13:42 Hrs
Kasara : 14:52 Hrs

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PUNE people

can catch train from Kalyan Station

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Day 1: Saturday

15:00 Hrs: @ Kasara railway station

Move Samrad Village by private Transport

17:45 Hrs: @ Samrad

Freshen up,  Have Evening Tea , Set up the tents

Enjoy Fireflies in the Jungle

21:00 Hrs: Dinner Time


Post Dinner – Night Walk for Fireflies

Tented Stay /  @ Villagers House in case of rain


Day 2: Sunday
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06:00 Hrs: @ Wake up call
Breakfast  – Tea in village .
Explore Sandhan valley time permits & if interested

09:30 Hrs – Move to Kasara station by pvt transport

12:30 Hrs – @ Kasara station

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We would be getting back to Dadar / Pune at approx 17.30 PM (That’s Subjective)

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The cost of this trip would be Rs. 2000/- per head


That would include:

Transportation : To & Fro Kasara – Campsite by pvt Jeep

1 Veg meals,
Sunday Morning Breakfast – Tea, 

Accommodation: Tented / in house incase of rain & 

Shikhar Vedh administrative charges

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Advance amount of Rs. 2000/- 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

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373
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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
.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
.
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil: 09702121373 / 09869369836

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

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

 

Dear All

We शिखर वेध is glad to announce Fireflies Special Night trek 2 Prabalmachi

The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1400/- per head


That would include:

Panvel to Panvel transportation,

Morning Breakfast – Tea on Sunday, 1 Veg meal on Saturday,

Tented Accommodation & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges


Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy…
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Fireflies: Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that make light.
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Prabalgadmachi, is a small hamlet hiding in the hills is located in the Panvel region. The machi lies on the massive plateau that greets one on getting to the twin forts of Kalavantin  & Prabalgad which grace the backdrop of the village.
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Here is some info abt the place: – Prabalmachi

Height: 1700 feet above MSL
Grade: Easy
District: Raigad
Region: Panvel
Base Village: Thakurwadi
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Rendezvous:  Meet at 18:00 Hrs (Sharp) at Panvel Railway station on Saturdays with a return ticket to Panvel

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We will b starting with 

1) CST- Panvel local (time-table as below)
Alight @ Panvel 

Mumbai CST : 16:35 Hrs
Vadala Road : 16:54 Hrs
Kurla : 17:04 Hrs
Chembur : 17:10 Hrs
Vashi: 17:24 Hrs
Nerul : 17:33 Hrs
Panvel : 17:55 hrs

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2) Thane – Panvel local (time-table as below)

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Thane : 17:20 Hrs
Koparkhairene: 17:37 Hrs
Nerul : 17:51 Hrs
Panvel : 18:15 hrs

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The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Day 1: Saturday

18:15 Hrs: @ Panvel railway station

Move Thakurwadi base village by Tumtum

19:15 Hrs: @ Thakurwadi – Base village

Introduction 


Ascend to (~1.5 hrs)

21:30 Hrs: @ Prabalmachi

Dinner Time

Post Dinner – Night Walk for Fireflies

(Note : Tent will b provided which is to b carried by participants on trek)

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Day 2: Sunday
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07:00 Hrs: @ Wake up call

Breakfast  – Tea in village.

08:30 Hrs – Descend

10:00 Hrs – Base

Move to Panvel station by public transport

11:00 Hrs – @ Panvel station

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We would be getting back to Mumbai at approx 12.00 PM (That’s Subjective)

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1400/- per head 

That would include:

Panvel to Panvel transportation,

Morning Breakfast – Tea on Sunday, 1 Veg meal on Saturday, Tented Accommodation

& Shikhar Vedh administrative charges

.
Advance amount of Rs. 1400/- 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

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373
.
Last date to register: 4 days prior to event ot till the batch is full
.
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
.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
.
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil: 09702121373 /  09869369836

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

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All

We शिखर वेध is glad to announce Fireflies Special Night trek 2 Rajmachi on

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1700/- per head


That would include:

Transportation : Lonavala – Phanasrai by pvt Jeep & Rajmachi to Lonavala stn by pvt jeeps, 

1 Veg meals,
Sunday Morning Breakfast – Tea, 

Accommodation & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges


Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy…
.
Fireflies: Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the firefliescontain specialized cells in their abdomen that make light.
.
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. 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
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Day 1: Saturday:-  Meet at 17:15 Hrs (Sharp) at Lonavala Railway station 

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MUMBAI People

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We will b starting from  CST by Konarak Express / Hyderabad 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:

Day 1: Saturday


17:20 Hrs: @ Lonavala railway station

Move Fanasrai Village by local Transport

18:45 Hrs: @ Fanasrai

Ascend to Rajmachi (~3.0 hrs)

Enjoy Fireflies in the Jungle

22:00 Hrs: @ Udhewadi – base village

Dinner Time

Post Dinner – Night Walk for Fireflies

Stay @ Villagers House


Day 2: Sunday
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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
11:00 Hrs: Move to Lonavala station by pvt transport

12:30 Hrs – @ Lonavala station

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We would be getting back to Dadar / Pune at approx 17.30 PM (That’s Subjective)

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1700/- per head
That would include:

Transportation : Lonavala – Phanasrai by pvt Jeep & Rajmachi to Lonavala stn by pvt jeeps, 

1 Veg meals,
Sunday Morning Breakfast – Tea, 

Accommodation & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges

.
Advance amount of Rs. 1700/- 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

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373
.
Last date to register: 4 days prior to event ot till the batch is full
.
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
.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
.
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil: 09702121373 / 09869369836

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

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Pavankhind Mohim

Dear All,

 

We @ शिखर वेध have planned our yearly event of Panhala – Pavankhind – Padbhraman Mohim on 9-10th July 2022. This Mohim commemorates Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s escape from the besieged Panhala to the safety of Vishalgad.

यंदाचे वर्ष ही मोहीम आयोजित करण्याचे ‘शिखर वेध’ या संस्थेचे बारावे वर्ष आहे !!!

The cost for the event is about  Rs. 3450 / – per head

This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai fare for Transportation by Private Vehicle … All Veg. foods for 2 days as mentioned & Accommodation in village house … (Excludes Sunday Dinner )

Note:- 1) For Pune Participants AND Those participants who are Repeating this Pavankhind Mohim event with SHIKHAR VEDH again

The cost for the Mohim would b Rs. 2950 / – per head

History:

 

Panhala – Pavankhind -Vishalgad 

 

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was under siege of Siddi Johar on Panhala fort from 2nd March 1660. The siege lasted long and all food stocks had finished and made things difficult for Shivaji Maharaj. It was impossible to defeat the 30000 soldiered troop of Siddi. Shivaji Maharaj with some 600 mavalas decided to escape to Vishalgad, 65 kms away. It was Ashadi Pournima, with heavy rains falling. Chatrapati Shivaji Raje informed Siddi that he would surrender hence Siddi troops were little careless. Taking advantage Shivaji Maharaj escaped from Panhala. He wasn’t safe till he reached Vishalgad. Some how Siddi’s troops spotted Shivaji Raje’s escape, he immediately sent horsed troops behind him and they got hold of Shivaji, who was later brought to Siddi’s camp. But it was Raja Shivaji’s game plan; person whom they had caught was not Shivaji Raje, but Siva Kashid Nhavi who was immediately killed. Siddi somehow came to know that Shivaji Maharaj was on his way to Vishalgad, and so sent troops behind him. Shivaji Raje knew that Siddi’s troops were following him. Baji Prabhu, Chatrapati Shivaji’s loyal sardar decided to stay in Ghod Khind with 300 mavalas, a col were mountain ridges near Vishalgad unite and was the only way to Vishalgad then. Baji Prabhu with his 300 mavalas had guerilla warfare at Ghodkhind and held the Siddis troops there. They fought bravely till their death. It was only after Baji heard the canon fire indicating safe reach of Shivaji Maharaj at Vishalgad, he gave his life. It was 21 hour continuous journey from Panhala to Vishalgad. Story didn’t end here; Chatrapati Shivaji Raje had to fight his way to Vishalgad. Vishalgad is a fort difficult to conquer, difficult to lay siege. Also even if siege was laid, one would have enough time to escape to Konkan. Siddi was building siege on Vishalgad, but Shivaji Raje with his diplomatic trick made Adil Shah bring back Siddi Johar.

 

Meeting Point: Day 0

Pritam Hotel, DADAR (E) @ 20:30 Hrs on Friday 8th July 2022

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21:30 Hrs: Departure from DADAR by private vehicle

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Day 1: Saturday 9th July 2022

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08:30 Hrs: @ Panhala

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Breakfast & T ( 2 b borne by participants @ nearby hotel)

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09:30 hrs: Descend form Pusati Buruj

10:30 Hrs: @ Turukwadi —~2.5 km Complete

11:00 Hrs: @ Mhalunge Village — ~5 km Complete

12:00 Hrs: @ Mhasai Pathar-Mhasai Temple — ~11 km Complete

13:15 Hrs: @ Kumbharwadi — ~14 km Complete

14:30 Hrs: @ Chapewadi — ~18 km Complete

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Lunch BREAK

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15:15 Hrs: Start

16:30 Hrs: @ Mandlaiwadi — ~23 km Complete

17:30 Hrs: @ Karapewadi — ~28 km Complete

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Dinner & Overnight stay @ Karpewadi … village house

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Day 2: Sunday 10 th July 2022

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Breakfast – Tea

07:30 Hrs: Move

10:00 Hrs: @ Patewadi — ~34 km Complete

15 mins Break

13:00 Hrs: @ Pandherpani — ~44 km Complete

Lunch Break

15:00 Hrs: @ Pavankhind — ~51 km Complete

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Pay Tribute to Veer Baji Prabhu Deshpande

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17:00 Hrs: Move 2 Mumbai by Bus

Dinner at hotel on highway ( 2 b borne by participants )

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Day 3; Monday 11th July 2022

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05:00 Hrs: @ Mumbai (Dats’ subjective)

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The cost for the event is about Rs. 3450 / – per head

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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai fare for Transportation by Private Vehicle … All Veg. foods for 2 days as mentioned & Accommodation in village house … (Excludes Sunday Dinner )

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Note:- 1) For Pune Participants, separate vehicle can be arranged if minimum 7 participants confirm their presence. In that case for Pune participants,

 

The cost for the Mohim would b Rs. 2950 / – per head

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This includes Pune 2 Pune fare for Transportation by Private Vehicle …  All Veg. foods for 2 days as mentioned & Accommodation in village house … (Excludes Sunday Dinner )

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Kolhapur to Kolhapur :-The cost for the Mohim would b Rs. 2150 / – per head

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2) Those who want 2 join only for Exploration of Panhala, Pavankhind AND not on a trek can do so albeit the cost remains same for them … enroll as far ur convenience

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3) Those participants who are Repeating this event with SHIKHAR VEDH again, the cost for them would b Rs 2950/- per head

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Deposit advance amount of Rs. 3450/- pp  (Non-Refundable) on following A/c for Private vehicle and Food, Accommodation etc. 

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

OR

Googlepy: 9702121373

Lasr date for registration: –  10 days before departure 

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Note: Since the endurance level is extremely high there will be a limit for joining the Mohim.

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Things To Carry:-

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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)

A Torch with spare set of Battery (a must)

Sleeping mat, bedding (a must)

Extra 2 Pair of Clothes (a must)

100 ml coconut oil (for Shoe bite), Salt, Turmeric powder (for Leeches)

Good trekking shoes; carry extra pair (a must)

Rain-cheater (Optional)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

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

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 pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil (O): 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged much awaited Rajgad to Torna Trek 

Cost of the event :: Rs 2950/- per head

Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, FOOD & Tented Accommodation
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Brief Introduction about Rajgad / Torna:-

Height:  4182 ft / 4200 ft
Grade:  Medium/Medium
Time: ~ Maximum 2 / 3 hrs from base villages Gunjavane / Velhe
Location: Pune

RAJGAD – The name describes the place itself. The King of all the forts. 
It is to the south-west 40 Kms from Pune. It boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji on any fort. He spent almost 25/30 yrs here. Rajgad is famous for its construction. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. These are the three sub-plateaux (Machee) namely Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Sanjevani Machee, and at the centre is the Ballekilla. 

Padmavati Machee (north end) : This machee is the site of Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake, Chor Darwaja, Pali Darwaja, Gunjavane Darwaja, Daru Kothar (storage of arms and ammunition), Diwankhana, Rajwada (ruins), Ghod Tale (Horse Lake), Sadar (office) and Dhalkathi (flag hoisting place).

Sanjeevani Machee (southwest/west end) : This huge, beautiful and royally constructed machee faces west and has a three-stepped (layered) fortified structure. Each of the lower levels is separated from the higher one by a fortified bastion with a gate that could be defended independently. The lowest level is beautifully fortified by double curtain walls (chilkhathi) separated by a deep trench, on average 12 feet across. One can walk between these walls. The outer wall has openings to let soldiers out for sudden attack.

Suvela Machee (south east) : This is another grand machee facing east with lots of secret routes and doorways. This one is a double-stepped fortified machee with the steps separated by a beautiful bastioned doorway. At the end of first step a hole cuts across the rock; one can sit in this hole (nedhe). The final (lowest) step like Sanjeevani Machee has a double curtain wall. To the south side of this machee one can see a beautiful triangular bastion called Kaleswari buruz having an escape door near it. The home of the renowned military leader Tanaji Malusare was in this machee.

Bale Killa (centre) : This is the highest part of the fort which has remains of palaces, water cisterns and caves. It has a beautiful entrance door called Mahadarwaja. One can view the whole fort and the vast surrounding expanse.

TORNA :- The fort is also known as Prachandagad (huge fort), due to its massive size. In 1646, when Shivaji was 16, he launched his first military attack by capturing Torna fort, paving the way for the great empire. Many battles have been fought on this fort. The fort is truly grand and stretches for couple of kilometers.

Fascinating points on Torna fort:

Goddess Toranjai: it is a simple temple where goddesses Somjai and Toranjai are worshiped. Ahead we can see the lakes toran and mhasoba.

Maal and Safeli Bastions: On the west of Kothji Darwaja are the bastion maal, and the latter one is to the south of the former. Near Safeli is the construction called lakadkhaana, where wood was stored. Here is the way to Kokan Darwaja and Budhla Machi.

Budhla Machi: In Marathi ‘budhla’ means vessel, and budhla machi looks like a vessel kept upside down. This cliff is a breathtaking spot on the fort.

Bini Darwaja: This is the main entrance to the fort from velhe and is situated to the northwest of the fort. The bastion on the left side has collapsed. The path ahead leadsto the Kothi Darwaja.

Kothi Darwaja: Ascending the steps carved in the rock, we enter the Kothi Darwaja facing east. Here we come across some guard rooms. Way along the wall towards east takes us to the temple of goddess Toranjai.

Hanuman Bastion: This bastion is situated to the east of Kothi Darwaja. Here we can see the idol of hanuman facing south and a flag post. The way ahead leads to the bastion Bhel. Further eastwards we come to Zunjar Machi.

Temple of goddess Mengai: this is the only place on the fort where one can stay. It has two doors and the roof is stillin the needs of repairs. In front of the temple is a Deepmala.

Zunjar Machi: It is situated on the western side & a wonderful spot to see.

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below: 

Rendezvous:

Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:45 Hrs on Friday
23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar
Pick-ups en-route Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur etc. 
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Saturday
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05:00 Hrs : @ Gunjavane, Base Village
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Finish off Morning activities , Breakfast & Tea
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06:30 Hrs : Ascend to Rajgad
08:45 Hrs : Atop Rajgad

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Explore Padmavati machi, Balekilla & Suvela Machi
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13:00 Hrs : Lunch time @ Padmavati Temple
14:30 Hrs : Move 2 Sanjivani Machi

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Explore Sanjivani Machi
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16:15 Hrs : Descend from Alu Darwaja
18:30 Hrs : @ Paal-Khind 

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Retire for da day & Prepare Dinner & Tented accommodation … 
Note: 1 Tent will be distributed among 3-4 ppls group as per size and They have to carry out the burden of same alternately till the trek ends.

A CAMP FIRE SESSION —
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Sunday
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05:00 Hrs : Wake up call
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Finish off Morning activities

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06:30 Hrs : Breakfast – Tea
06:30 Hrs : Move to Torna

10:30 Hrs : Torna Atop
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Explore Torna gad, Lunch, Rest 

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14:00 Hrs : Descend
16:30 Hrs : Refreshment – Tea
17:00 Hrs : Start return journey back 2 Mumbai by private vehicle
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We will be @ Dadar by 22:30 Hrs (Subjectively)
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The Estimated expenditure of the trek is Rs 2950/- per head, which includes Travel expenditure from Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, 3 veg meals, Refreshments & Tented accommodation

For registration, Rs. 1000/- (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle charges & Food arrangement is a must …
Deposit the amount on following account.

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

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

OR
Googlepay : 9702121373

Maximum 25 seats …
Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on 4 days prior to departure till 5 pm
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Things To Be carried:

A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs – must),
TORCH with extra batteries (Compulsory),
Bedding ( Compulsory)
TIFFIN BOX, A spoon and a plate (a must)
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes,
2-3 papers, Cap, etc.
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.


For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
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Naldurg

Dear All,

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We @ शिखर वेध has planned two days Tour to Biggest Land Fort In Maharashtra Naldurg Fort and visits to Paranda Fort, Solapur Fort, Siddheshwar Temple @ Solapur & Tuljabhavani Mata Temple @ Tuljapur 
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About Naldurg Fort
Naldurg which was formerly a district headquarter is situated about 50 Kms. south-east of Osmanabad. The fort which is an interesting place has enclosed a surface of a knoll or plantain of basalt rock which is jutted out into the valley or raving of the small river Bori. Along the rest of the cliff on three sides ran fortifications. bastion firmly built out have deseed basalt and are large enough to carry heavy guns. The entire circumference is about a mile and a half.
The interior portion is covered with ruined walls and a half, the interior portion is covered with ruined walls and a vide road running up to the centre.  The fort has many bastions amongst which are upli Buruj, which is the height point in the fort paranda Buruj , nagar Buruj, Sangam Burug, Sangram Buruj, Bands Buruj, poone Buruj, etc. Inside the fort there are remains of the walls and some of the building such a Barood kotha, Baradari, Ambarkhana, Rangaan mahal, Jali etc. Though the buildings are in ruins the remains give a impression that there night have been at one time the specious buildings. There are two tanks in the fort known as machali guns amongst which important are the “hathi toph” and magar Toph”, The hathi Darwaza and the hurmukh and the hurmukh darwaza are the main gates of the fort. The most interesting building which connects the fort and the Ranmandala is the dam constructed across the bori river, the dam and the” pani mahal, which is built underaatch and in the middle of the dam were, constructed. During the reign of Ibrahim Adil shah II. The fort is said to have been originally built by a Hindu Raja who was a vassal of the Chalukya kings of kalyani. It was latter included in the dominions of the Bahamanis and was subsequently taken over by the Adil shahi kings of bijapur, from whom it passed in the hands of mughalain the year 1686.A.D.

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PARANDA Fort :: 
No records are available to show when this fort was constructed, but believe that it was laid out during the late 15th century by Mahmud Gawan, the Vazir of Bahamani Sultanate.

In 1599, Mughals defeated Nizam Shahi of Ahmednagar. Though Emperor Akbar appointed his officers to look after the kingdom of the Deccan, the Nizam Shah’s officers refused to receive orders from them. They had lost their independence. They declared Murtaza, the son of Shah Ali king and made Paranda Fort, about 75 miles south east of Ahmednagar capital. The site passed several times between them and the Adil Shahis and remained with him for two to three years and was captured by the Adil Shah in 1630. In 1657 it was again captured by the Moghuls and eventually came into the hands of the Nizams of Hyderabad.

Solapur Bhuikot Fort 

Bhuikot Fort is the major attraction in Solapur region. This fort is not only the muslim fort but also it is ancient historical and religious place in Maharashtra.
It is said that this fort was built during 14th century under the Bahamani Dynasty, in the memory of Hutatma Bagh. As per the historians Aurangzeb have spent sometime on this fort. This fort was handed to Peshwa, Bajirao II also stayed on this fort. The temple built by Bahamani Sultan is the most historical and attractive places in the fort.

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Itinerary for the Trek is as follows :
 
Day 0 : Friday
21:15 hrs  : Departure by train towards Solapur
 
Day 1 : Saturday
07:00 Hrs :  Reach at Solapur.
Freshen up & Breakfast – Tea
 
Explore Solapur Bhuikot Fort
Visit Siddheshwar Temple
 
11:00 hrs :  Move to Paranda Fort by private vehicle
Lunch @ Kurduwadi
14:00 Hrs :: Explore Paranda Fort
 
17.00 Hrs :  Move to Tuljapur
18:30 Hrs : @ Tuljapur – hotel
Get Fresh and Free Time
20.00 Hrs : Dinner
22.00hrs : Good Night
 
Day 2: Sunday
 
06:00 Hrs : Wake Up call — Freshen up
 
Tuljapur Bhavani Mata Temple Visit
Post Breakfast Move to Naldurg Fort via Private Vehicle
 
09:00 Hrs :: @ Naldurg Fort
5 hours to Explore Naldurg Fort ,
 
Post Lunch Move to Solapur
En-route we will visit DHOTRI FORT (GADHI) if time permits

Free Time to enjoy Solapur City

22:50 hrs : Travel to Mumbai.
 
Day 3 : Monday 
07:00 Hrs : @ Mumbai

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The Expenditure for the Trip is  Rs 5950 /- per Head .
This includes MUMBAI to SOLAPUR & Back SLeeper Coach (SL) class Train Journey ; Solapur to Solapur transport by private vehicle for two days, 4 refreshments, 3 Veg Meals , accommodation in hotel and Entry fees
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Please book in Advance with payment of Rs. 3950/- pp (Non-refundable) … Deposit the amount on following account

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

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

Seats r limited …

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 number
 
Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836
Also join us @
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Dear All,
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We @ शिखर वेध have planned a Tour to Kaas Plateau Valley of Flowers – Sajjangad – Thosegar Waterfall & Kalyangad Fort in Satara region

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Hope 2 cu on trip – trek with us ;-)
Details r as follows
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Brief Introduction about Kaas Valley / Sajjangad / Thosegar / Kalyangad / Bara Motechi Vihir @ Limb :

Height: 3300 ft /3350 ft / 3500 ft / 3490ft / 

Grade: simple but Exciting 

Time: ~ Max. 0.5 / 0.75 mins from base villages

Location: Satara region
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KAAS PLATEAU: A wonderful outing to explore the colourful world of flowers … valley of flowers in Maharashtra  where hundreds of varieties of wild flowers of all colours which blooms in Mid August – Sept end (Da Best Time) … In monsoon the whole area transforms into an unbelievable carpets of flowers like yellow carpets of Smithia and Sonki flowers, Pink carpets of Balsam, Purple carpets of Karvi etc. … These carpets change colors almost every week depending on the dominant flowers during that time.

SAJJANGAD: Samarth Ramdas lived for long time @ Sajjangad, a small hillock near Satara. He breathed his last here and devotees worship his mausoleum here. This is an important centre of worship for the Ramdasi sect. Ramdas swami remains an inspiration for the technique he developed in infusing Nationalism and Dharmic devotion among ordinary people across the country by his concept of Hanuman temple, akhaada and a Paathashaalain every village. His emphasis on Rashtra chintana along with spiritualsadhana is more relevant today than it was anytime before.

THOSEGAR Waterfall: Thoseghar is very famous for it’s high Waterfalls. one of which is around 500 meters tall. Thoseghar is a wonderful place for nature lovers. These Waterfalls are very attractive and creates a loud noise in the calm nature.

KALYANGAD: is also known as Nandgiri fort. This fort was built by king Bhoj-II of Shilahar dynasty as mentioned in the copper plate inscription found in Satara.This fort appears to be built in between 1178 to 1209. It appears from many copper plate inscriptions of Shilahar kings that they gave many donations to Jain people. It has been proved that this fort is built by Shilahar Kings, as many statues of Lord Parshvanath are found in the cave on Kalyangad. In 1673 Shivaji Maharaj conquered Satara and surrounding regions. Kalyangad became a part of his territory. After Shivaji, the administration of Kalyangad went into the hands of Pratinidhis (representatives). Later, conflicts arose between Peshvas and Pratinidhis. The fort was taken over by Peshwa. In 1818 general Prisler brought this fort under British control.

Bara Motechi Vihir @ Limb :
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Rendezvous: Day 0: Pritam hotel, Dadar (e) @ 22:45 Hrs on Friday
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Departure from Dadar

Pickup points will be Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur, Panvel etc.

We would be heading by Private vehicle. All destination are quickies. Kalyangad is Max. 45 mins ascend for fort.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

 

DAY 1:: Saturday 

05:30 Hrs: @ Satara

Breakfast – Tea Time

07:30 Hrs: @ Kaas Plateau – Valley of Flowers in Maharashtra

Exploration Time, PHotography, Sight seeing

12:30 Hrs: Depart

13:30 Hrs: Lunch Break @ Satara

15:00 Hrs: @ Move 2 Sajjangad

16:00 Hrs: @ Sajjangad Atop

Exploration Time

20:30 Hrs: Dinner ( Simple veg one)

Night Stay in hotel (Triple sharing)
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DAY 2 :: Sunday 

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast

09:00 Hrs: @ Thosegar Waterfall visit

12:00 Hrs: @ Kalyangad Base

13:00 Hrs: Kalyangad Atop

Exploration Time for 1 hour

15:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Base

16:00 Hrs: Visit Bara motechi Vihir @ Limb

17:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Mumbai

Evening Tea/ snacks en-route

We will be in Mumbai around 22:30 hrs (that’s – subjective)

The Expenditure for the Trip is  Rs. 4500 /- per Head

This includes Dadar to Dadar transport by private vehicle, 4 refreshments, 3 Veg Meals , Triple sharing accommodation and Entry fees

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Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 2500/- (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.

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

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

Seats r limited … MAXimum 25 members …

Last date to register with advance payment is  Thursday  

Note 1:- Kas valley, Thosegar, Kalyangad etc. are at remote places and do not have touristy facilities … pls keep in mind …

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Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) (a must)

1 torch (a must) with spare battereies

Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet … but pls do carry one …

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

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

Extra 2-3 Pair of clothes,

Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, do carry a extra pair as well

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

A haversack to put all these things

Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.

For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

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Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836

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Dear all,
We @ शिखर वेध, has arranged An overnight Trek 2 Rohida-Raireshwar-Kenjalgad – Kamalgad forts on 17-18 October 2020
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Hope 2 c u on the event with me 2 Njoy nature …
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Details as follows:

Brief intro about the forts as follows:
Rohida Fort (3661 feet)

…This is a very important fort in Bhor area (Pune District) situated on Bhor – Mahabaleshwar mountain range. This fort impressed because of its long natural fortwall and well constructed entrance gate. We need to pass through three gates before we reach the top of this fort. First Mahadarwaja is circular type, on Second darwaja there is carving of Lion and legendary animal ‘Sharabh’. On the third gate there are carved images of Lotus, fish and images of Sun & Moon on the upper side.On Fort we can see a water tank, Rohideshwar temple, carved caves, ruins of fortifications & old buildings including grain storage, sadar (main office). There are seven Buruj on Rohida out of which Fatte Buruj, Waghjai & Shiravle Buruj are well constructed to fight with the enemy.

Raireshwar (4589 feet) :- Tableland of Pachgani is very famous but higher and longer tableland is the plateau of Rayari. It is 8 km away from Bhor. It looks beautiful in the monsoon. Raireshwar was considered to develop as a hill station & in real sense it is a hill station.  Raireshwar is historically important, Shivaji Maharaj took the Oath of Swaraj in a temple of Lord Shiva. After this he kept on conquering forts and established Swaraj. This temple is situated rather deep in the interior, hence not seen in first glance. A temple surrounded by hills, surroundings covered by natural beauties. Stone structured temples of the 16th century are the main attraction of Raireshwar.Kenjalgad ( 4273 feet) is situated on the Mandhardev spur of the Mahadev range eleven miles north-west of Wai. It is a flat-topped hill of an irregular oval shape, about 250 yards long and one hundred yards wide. Khelanja fort is said to have been built by the Bhoj Rajas of Panhala who flourished in the twelfth century.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:
Rendezvous:
Friday 16th October 2020 :: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (east) @ 23:00 Hrs
 
Depart from pvt vehicle. Pick up en-route till Panvel
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Saturday 17th October 202005:30 Hrs: @ Vasole – Tupewadi

Refresh & Breakfast
07:00 Hrs: Ascend 2 Kamalgad
10:00 Hrs: Atop Kamalgad
Exploration for 1 Hours
11:00 Hrs: Descend
13:30 Hrs: @ Base
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13:30 Hrs: Lunch time
 
Drive to Kenjalgad Base
15:30 Hrs: @ Kenjalgad
 
16:00 Hrs: Ascend 2 Kenjalgad
16:30 Hrs: Atop 
Exploration for 1 hour
17:30 Hrs: Descend
 
Drive to Raireshwar Khind
 
18:00 Hrs: @ Raireshwar Ascend
 
18:30 Hrs: @ Raireshwar Atop
20:30 Hrs: Dinner @ our host @ Raireshwar

Campfire session if interested ;)


Sunday 18th October 2020
07:00 Hrs: Breakfast & Tea
Explore Raireshwar
09:00 Hrs: Descend
09:30 Hrs: Drive to Rohida Base-Bajarwadi
 
En-route visit 2 Nageshwar temple @ Ambavade & Pant Sachiv of Bhor Shankaraji Narayan Samadhi & Suspension bridge built in 1935
11:00 Hrs: @ Bajarwadi 
Ascend 2 Rohida
 
12:30 Hrs: Atop Rohida
Exploration for 1.5 Hours
14:00 Hrs: Descend
15:00 Hrs: @ Base
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Late Lunch @ Hotel in Bhor
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Departure 2 Mumbai
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We will be in Dadar around 22:30 hrs (that’s – subjective)The Cost for the trek is abt Rs. 2750 /- per head
This includes Mumbai to Mumbai transportation by non-ac private vehicle, Dormitory Accommodation in Villagers house, 3 veg meals and refreshments 

Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 2750/- (Non-refundable) to book for a private vehicle … Deposit the amount on the following account.

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

IFSC Code: ICIC0000268
 
OR
 
Googlepay: 9702121373

Seats r limited … MAXimum 15 participants …

Last date 2 confirm your presence for the trek is Thursday 15 October 2020 till 5 pm with advance payment OR Till da Registration gets Full …

Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
Sleeping Mat – Bags (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), 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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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/
Website: http://shikharvedh.org/