Dear All,

We @ शिखरवेध
has arranged on demand a 2 day Spiritual Trip to Akkalkot – Gangapur – Tuljapur & Pandharpur

Hope 2 c u on Trip .

Brief Intro about Places:-

Sri Kshetra Akkalkot – Believed to be an incarnation of Shri Dattatreya the name of this spiritual master, popularly called Swami Samarth, is a household word in Maharashtra and the region around. As this Perfect Master chose to reside at a place called Akkalkot for 22 years where he took Mahasamadhi (left his mortal body) in 1878, he is also known as the Maharaj of Akkalkot, Akkalkot is situated in district Solapur of Maharashtra state of India.
Sri Kshetra Gangapur, One of the most famous Dattatreya Peethas, is associated with Sri Narsimha Saraswati Swami, an incarnation of Lord Dattatray. It stands on the bank of the river Bhima in Afzalpur taluka in Gulbarga district of Karnataka. This Nirguna Math is adorned with the Nirguna Padukas. The water of the rivers Bhima and Amaraja, especially at the spot of their confluence, are considered extremely holy.

Sri Kshetra Tuljapur, the one amongst three and half Shakti Peethas  (abodes of cosmic powers) of the state, is situated in Maharashtra, wherein resides the Mother Goddess Tulja Bhavani.  the temple enjoys a special association with the Bhosale clan to which Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj belonged. Goddess Bhavani was the family deity of the Bhosale clan

Sri Kshetra Pandharpur is one of the most prominent pilgrimage sites in Maharashtra. It is located on the banks of the Bhimā river, which is alternatively known as Chandrabhaga because of its half-moon-like shape. The city is named after a merchant, Pandarika, who achieved self-realization there. Pandharpur, also known as Pandhari, hosts the renowned Vitthal Temple on the banks of Bhimā.

The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:
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Day 0: Friday
Meeting point: 22:15 Hrs at Pritam Hotel , Dadar (E).
22:30 Hrs: Departure
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Day 1:Saturday

09:00 Hrs: @ Akkalkot

Freshen up

Temple Darshan

Breakfast – Tea

12:30 Hrs : Move 2 Gangapur
14:30 Hrs: @ Gangapur

Lunch (Veg Only)

15:30 Hrs: Temple Darshan & Exploration

17:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Tuljapur
19:30 Hrs: @ Tuljapur

Dinner (Veg only)
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Stay at Tuljapur – ( Tripple sharing)
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Day 2: Sunday

Break-fast – Tea

Temple Darshan

09:30 Hrs: Move 2 Pandharpur
12:30 Hrs: @ Pandharpur

Lunch (Veg only)

15:00 Hrs: Temple Darshan

16:30 Hrs: Tea Break & Depart for Mumbai

23:00 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)
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The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee ₹ 8000/- per head
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This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Food ( Veg only), Accommodations charges ( Rooms with triple sharing basis )
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VIMP Note:

1)  In case of Queues for Temple – Darshan and which may cause a delay in our schedule … In such circumstances we may reach Mumbai LATE may be till Early Mornings of Monday … As we are not going to cancel any visit to place …
2) The itinerary is made in ideal situation.

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Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis wid Advance payment only …

One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 5000/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle, into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

OR
Googlepay : 9702121373

Last date for registration: – 4 days prior to departure OR Till Reg. Gets Full


Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Cap, Extra pair of Clothes, a Towel etc.(a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, (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: 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/

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Dear All,We @ Shikhar Vedh invites all enthusiastic and like minded people to explore historical places around Aurangabad viz Ajatha – Ellora – Paithan – Devgiri etc
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About Aurangabad: 
Since the earliest times Aurangabad played a vital role in shaping the history and culture of the region. It was the centre of intense socio-political activities, the Set of learning, the seat of religious movements. During its long and undeterred course of history it has contributed in the filed of art, architecture, sculpture, paintings, dress and ornaments, food dishes and language etc. Centers like Paithan, Devgiri, Aurangabad, Ajanta, Ellora attracted large number of saints, poets, men and literature and artisans from all over the country. Hence, it remained a meeting place of different life-styles including faiths. Therefore the district holds the visitors spellbound with its ancient and medieval charms.
Places We will be exploring are : –
1) 
Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves,
2) Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchakki,
3) Ghrushneshwar Temple, Bhadra Maruti Temple,
4) Daulatabad / Devgiri Fort
5) Paithan – Saint Dnyaneshwar Garden , Jayakwadi Dam etc.
The itinerary for the event is as below: –
Day 0: Thursday
22:00 Hrs: Meet at Pritam Hotel, Dadar (e)

Depart from Mumbai

Day 1 – Friday
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07:00 Hrs: Freshen up and Breakfast on the way
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08:30 Hrs: Visit to Ajanta Caves
12:30 Hrs: Lunch time
13:30 Hrs: Travel towards Aurangabad
16:30 Hrs:
 Visit to Bibi ka Maqbara
18:30 Hrs : Check into the Hotel
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Shopping Time

 

Dinner and retire for the day

Day 2 – Saturday


Wake up early, Freshen Up
07:00 Hrs: – Breakfast – Tea Time
08:00 Hrs: – @ Daulatabad / Devgiri Fort
LUNCH Time
14:00 Hrs: Move to Paithan
16:30 Hrs: Visit 2 Paithan – Saint Dnyaneshwar Garden and Jaikwadi Dam
20:00 Hrs: Reach Aurangabad
Dinner and retire for the day

Day 3 – Sunday

Wake up early, freshen up
07:00 Hrs : Breakfast – Tea Time
08:00 Hrs : @
Visit to Bhadra Maruti Temple
09:00 Hrs : Visit to Ghrishneshwar Temple
Visit to Ellora Caves
12:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Ellora (To b borne by participant as per choice veg / non -veg)

13:30 Hrs: Start Journey towards Mumbai
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Reach Mumbai by 23:00 Hrs approx.

Cost of the event would be Rs 9000/- pp and the above cost includes -

> Travel from Mumbai to Mumbai by Private Vehicle (Non A/C)
> Stay in Hotel on Tripple sharing basis (Non A/C)
> Twin sharing will b at added cost and have to bring companion for the same
> 3 Breakfast, 4 Veg meals & Evening refreshments
> All entry fees and guide charges

The above cost excludes – Cold drink and mineral water charges, Camera charges, anything other than mentioned in the cost includes.
Note: The use of tripod and flash photography is not allowed in Ajanta Caves.One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 4000/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle and Accommodation into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
IFSC Code: ICIC0000268
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

 
OR
 
Googlepay : 9702121373

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 2nd November 2021, 5 pm OR Till Reg. Gets Full .

Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Cap, Extra 3 pair of Clothes, a Towel etc.(a must)

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: 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/

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 5450 /- 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. 3450/- 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,
We @ Shikhar Vedh invites all enthusiastic and like minded people to explore Ajanta – Ellora – Devgiri Tour
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Cost of the tour:: Rs 7250/- per head only  and it includes
> Travel from Dadar to Dadar by Private Vehicle
> Stay in Hotel on Tripple sharing basis (Non A/C)
> 3 Veg meals &  refreshments
> All entry fees and guide charges

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Places We will be exploring are : -
1) Ajanta Caves, 
2) Bibi Ka Maqbara
3) Ellora Caves
4) Daulatabad / Devgiri Fort etc.
The itinerary for the event is as below: -
Day 0: Friday
22:15 Hrs: Meet at Pritam Hotel, Dadar (e)
Depart from Mumbai

Day 1 – Saturday
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07:00 Hrs: Freshen up and Breakfast on the way
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09:00 Hrs: Visit to Ajanta Caves – Guided Tour
12:30 Hrs: Lunch time
13:30 Hrs: Travel towards Aurangabad
17:00 Hrs: 
Visit to Bibi ka Maqbara 

19:00 Hrs: @ Aurangabad - Check into the Hotel
Shopping Time
Dinner and retire for the day

Day 2 – Sunday

Wake up early, Freshen Up

07:00 Hrs: – Breakfast – Tea Time
08:00 Hrs: – @ Daulatabad / Devgiri Fort – Guided Tour
LUNCH Time
13:00 Hrs: Visit to Ellora Caves 
19:00 Hrs: Start Journey towards Mumbai

DINNER on the High-way (To b borne by participant as per choice veg / non -veg)
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Day 3 : Monday
05:00 Hrs :: Reach Mumbai approx.
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The Cost of the tour would be Rs 7250/- per head only  and the above cost includes - 

> Travel from Dadar to Dadar by Private Vehicle
> Stay in Hotel on Tripple sharing basis (Non A/C)
> 3 Veg meals &  refreshments
> All entry fees and guide charges
The above cost excludes – Cold drink and mineral water charges, Camera charges, anything other than mentioned in the cost includes.
Note: The use of tripod and flash photography is not allowed in Ajanta Caves. One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 4500/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle and Accommodation into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
 
IFSC Code : ICIC0000268
 
OR 
 
Googlepay : 9702121373
Things To Carry:-

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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Cap, Extra 3 pair of Clothes, a Towel etc.(a must)

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Bidar Fort

Dear All

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

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

 

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

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About the places -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The itinerary for the event is given below:

Day 0: Friday

Depart Mumbai by 02043 CSMT Bidar Express @ 21:00 Hrs

 

Day 1: Saturday

 

Arrive in Bidar @ 09:15 hrs

 

Check in Hotel, Freshen up & have breakfast

leave by 11:00 am for Bidar Sightseeing

 

Sightseeing:  Bidar Fort

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

Guru Jhira Sahib, Lunch at Guru Jhira Sahib

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

Dinner & Rest for day

 

Day 2: Sunday

 

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

 

Sightseeing: Narasimha Jharni Temple, breakfast,

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

Lunch on the way

Visit Basavakalyan Fort

16:00 Hrs : Leave Basavakalyan

18:00 Hrs : @ Bidar / Bhalki

Return journey to Mumbai by 02044 – Bidar CSTM express

Day 3: Monday

07:30 Hrs :: Reach Dadar

 

The cost for two days Bidar-Basavkalyan tour would be Rs. 5750/- per person 

& would include:

 

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

Note: One has to pay Rs 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

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

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

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

> A haversack to put in all the stuffs

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

To register for this event, contact us – 

Jagdish Patil: 9702121373 / 9869369836
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Unbeatable Amboli Waterfall

Dear All,

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged Tour to GOKAK – GODACHINMALKI Waterfalls !! AMBOLI Waterfall !!! Ramtirth Waterfall !!! Nangartas Waterfall !!!
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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 

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

23:00 Hrs : @ Pune Railway station

2230 hrs : Departure to Ghataprabha by Train

Day 1 – Saturday 

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

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

0300 hrs : Reach Pune

07:15 Hrs : @ CST

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

The above cost includes

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

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

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Ifsc code : ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

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

Things To Carry:- 
.
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) ( A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare batteries ( a must)

Rain-cheater(a must) 
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food.Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things
.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
.

For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

jog-falls

Dear All

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

Batch Dates :-

B1: 24-25 July 2021

B2: 14-15 August 2021

B3: 21-22 August 2021

B4: 2-3 October 2021

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 6250/- per Head which includes

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

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

3) Food expenses

4) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

5) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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Jog Falls

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

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

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

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Itinerary for the trip as below: -

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Meeting Point:

Day 0: Friday at CSMT @ 21:30 Hrs

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Departure by Train – Matsyagadha Express

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Day 1: Saturday

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Breakfast in train

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11:00 Hrs: @ Alight @ kumtha

3 Hrs drive to JOG Falls by private vehicle

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14:00 Hrs :: @ JOG Falls

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Lunch & Exploration Time

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17:30 Hrs :: Move to Murdeshwara

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20:30 Hrs :: @ Murdeshwara

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Overnight Stay at Hotel in Murdeshwara

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Day 2: Sunday

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Early Wake up , after freshen up

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Murdeshwara Temple Visit, Sight-seeing
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Break fast – Tea

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08:30 Hrs :: Move to Gokarna 

En-route Visit Apsarkonda Waterfall  

11:00 Hrs :: @ Gokarna

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Temple visit, Beach Exploration & Lunch Time

(~ 3 Hrs Time)

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14:30 Hrs :: @ Mirjan Fort

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Mirjan Fort Exploration for 1.5 hrs

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16:00 Hrs :: @ Kumta Station

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

Day 3: Monday  

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05:10 Hrs :: @ Panvel

05:55 Hrs :: @ Thane

06:30 Hrs :: @ LTT

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 6250/- per Head which includes

 

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

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

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

4) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

5) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

.
Deposit Rs. 4250/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel / Tickets Booking / Hotel booking

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

Ifsc code: ICIC0000268
.

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

.
Last date for registration: – Till the train tickets are available to get confirmed seats, OR Till the batch gets full
.
Things To Carry:-
.
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare batteries ( a must)
Rain-cheater (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things
.
For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Yana Caves_Rocks

Dear All

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

B1: 21 -22 August 2021
B2: 25 -26 September 2021

Tour Fees would be Rs. 6250/- per Head which includes

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

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

3) Food expenses for (sunday dinner excluded)

4) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

5) Entry fess (Except camera fee)

6) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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

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

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

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

Itinerary for the trip as below: -

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Meeting Point:  Day 0: Friday :- LTT @ 15:00 Hrs

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Departure by Train – Matsyagandha Express

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

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05:00 Hrs: @ Alight @ Kumtha

Freshen up at station

Breakfast – Tea

1.5 Hrs drive to Yana by private vehicle

(~ 20 mins trail to visit)

Yana Exploration for 2 hrs

Lunch time

Drive to Banavasi 

Explore Madhukeshwara Temple

Overnight @ Home stay / Hotel in Sirsi

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

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Post Breakfast – Tea

1/2 Hrs drive to Sahastralinga 

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Move to visit Vibhuti Falls

(~ 30 mins trail to visit)

11:00 Hrs :: @ Vibhuti Falls

2 hrs for fun masti – exploration

14:00 Hrs: Lunch time

Move to Gokarna 

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17:00 Hrs :: @ Gokarn Station

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Departure by Train – Matsyagandha Express to Mumbai

Day 3: Monday

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05:10 Hrs :: @ Panvel

05:55 Hrs :: @ Thane

06:30 Hrs :: @ LTT

.

Tour Fees would be Rs. 6250/- per Head which includes

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

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

3) Food expenses for (sunday dinner excluded)

4) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

5) Entry fess (Except camera fee)

6) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

.

Deposit Adv Rs. 4250/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel / Tickets Booking / Hotel booking

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

Ifsc code: ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373
.
Last date for registration: – Till the train tickets are available to get confirmed seats, OR Till the batch gets full
.
Things To Carry:-
.
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare batteries ( a must)
Rain-cheater (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things
.
For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All

We @ SHIKHAR VEDH has arranged a thrilling road trip to serene spiti – kinnaur valley.
 
Below are the details about the tour :- 

 
26 June – 4 July 2021 (8 N / 9 Days) 

Total Cost for the tour will be 28000/- pp approx, which includes


  1. Accommodation in Hotels / Guest House / Camps (Triple Sharing ).

  2. Food which includes Breakfast and Dinner.  

(Note : Lunch will be en-route which will be on participants cost.)

3. Travel from Chandigadh to Chandigadh in Non A/c pvt vehicle

4. Entry fees wherever applicable, Monastery fees

Pick up : Chandigadh on Sunday 26 June 2021
Drop : Chandigad on Sunday 4 July 2021

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Spiti’ Means a middle land i.e. Land between Ladakh & Tibet . A beautiful trip through the high mountains and deep valleys of Kinnaur (Sangla and Kalpa) to Spiti and ending back in Manali crossing the high pass of Rohtang and Kunzum. This trip is only possible from July onwards when the road between Kunzum and Rohtang opens.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Saturday 26 June 2021

Chandigarh- Shimla- Kufri- Narkanda (180 kms / 7-8 hours)

Arrive Chandigarh before 11 am

Drive towards Narkhanda … En-route Lunch

Reach Narkhanda in the evening

Overnight @ Narkhanda

Day 2 : Sunday 27 June 2021

Narkanda- Sarahan- Wangtoo- Sangla (160 kms/ 7-8 hrs)

Explore Narkhanda … Highest peak – Hatu peak & Temple

Move towards Sangla

En-route explore Sarahan village – famous for Bhimkali temple

Overnight @ Sangla

Day 3 : Monday 28 June 2021

Sangla- Chitkul- Kalpa (100 kms/ 4 hrs)

Visit Kamru Fort in Sangla

Post B/F, head to explore Chitkul- last inhabited village on Indo-Tibet border.

After visting Sangla & Chitkul, further drive to Kalpa a beautiful place

Overnight @ Kalpa – Hotel / Guesthouse

Day 4 : Tuesday 29 June 2021

Kalpa- Pooh- Khab- Nako- Sumdo- Tabo (170 kms / 9-10 hours)

Post B/f, move towards Nako, a famous for lake & Monastery

further drive to spiti valley – first village sumdo & then to Tabo

Overnight @ Tabo

Day 5 : Wednesday 30 June 2021

Tabo- Dhankar- Kungri – Pin Valley (70 kms / 4 hours)

  • “Ajanta of Himalayas”- The Tabo Monastery which is close to 1000 years old now.
  • Dhankar Monastery- Seat of the King in ancient times- the most beautiful setting of a monument which hangs on a cliff and overlooks the confluence of Spiti and Pin River.
  • Kungri monastery – the last hold of Buchen Lamas in Sangam.

Overnight @ Pin Valley

Day 6 : Thursday 1 July 2021

Pin Valley- Demul - Hikkim- Komic- Langza- Kaza   (80 kms / 4 hours)

  • Langza – the main area for Fossils.
  • Hikkim – the highest post office in the world.
  • Komik – one of the highest villages in the world at 4600 meters
Overnight @ Kaza
 

Day 7 : Friday 2 July 2021

Kaza- Kye- Khibber- Kunzum Pass – Chandratal Lake  (100 kms / 4 hours)

  • Kye monastery – is on top of a mountain overlooking the Spiti valley and a huge river bed.
  • Kibber Village – which was once the highest motorable village in the world.
Overnight @ Chandratal
 

Day 8 : Saturday 3 July 2021

Chandratal- Batal- Chatru- Gramphoo- Rohtang- Manali (120 kms / 7 hrs)

  • Chandra Tal- The lake of the moon.
  • Losar – the last village of Spiti valley.
  • Leave spiti valley early morning and enter to Lahual valleyReach Manali via famous Rohatang Pass

Overnight @ Manali

Day 4 : Sunday 4 July 2021

Manali- Kullu- Mandi- Chandigarh (290 kms / 10 hours).

Leave early in the morning to catch your evening flight/train/bus from Chandigarh back to your hometown. Trip ends here

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Note: One has to pay Rs 18000/- pp (non-refundable) in advance to register for this event in below account
 
Name: Jagadish Govind Patil
A/C No: 026801521464
A/C Type: Savings
Bank & Branch: ICICI BANK, Vartaknagar – Thane Branch
RTGS / IFSC Code: ICIC0000268
.
Note: Balance amount 30 days prior to departure date
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Terms and Conditions:

  1. Participant needs to get the personal medicines if any.

  2. All the accommodations will be on triple sharing basis

  3. Participants needs to take care of belongings and all the electrical devices, cameras and ornaments. SHIKHAR VEDH will not be responsible for any kind of loss ( accidental / natural ).

  4. Since its a group activity, the group leaders decision will be final and we encourage support from all the participant for the same.

  5. We are visiting to high territory, so that any change in itinerary due incidents due to natural calamities, bad conditions or other issues which is not in our control will be cost effective to all.


Contact Details:

Jagdish Patil : 9702121373 / 9869369836

Dear All

 
We @ SHIKHAR VEDH has arranged a tour of top tourist attractions of Himachal Pradesh along-with Amritsar. 
 
The 6 Night / 7 Days package is crafted such a way that your holiday is full of fun. Explore snowcapped mountains, picturesque hill stations, soothing lakes , barren beauty of upper Himalayas and much more.
 
Below are the details about the tour :- 

 
30 May – 5 June 2021 (6 N / 7 Days) 

Manali – Dharamshala – Mcleodganj – Dalhousie – Amritsar :

Total Cost for the tour will be 23,500/- pp approx, which includes


  1. Accommodation in Hotels (Twin Sharing ).

  2. Food which includes Breakfast and Dinner.  

(Note : Lunch will be en-route which will be on participants cost.)

3. Travel from Manali – Dharamshala – Dalhousie – Chandigadh

Pick up : Manali on Sunday 30 May 2021
Drop : Chandigad on Saturday 5 June 2021

 
Day 1 : Sunday 30 May 2021
Manali Local Sightseeing
 
Arrive @ Manali in morning , Check in Hotel
Post breakfast. Embark on a half-day local sightseeing in Manali.
 
The attractions to be visited are Hadimba Temple, Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar, Vashisht Temple and more.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure and the night in your hotel

Day 2 : Monday 31 May 2021

Rohtang Pass / Solang Valley

Post breakfast, drive to Rohtang Pass, located at a height of 3978 meters, above sea-level. Indulge in adventure sports like skiing. Spend some time in this snow paradise, glancing at the magnificent views of the valley.

If time permits we will halt in Solang Valley. Make the most of your time here. 

Overnight @ hotel.

Optional: In case Rohtang Pass is closed then a trip to Solang Valley.

Day 3 : Tuesday 1 June 2021

DharamShala via Palampur (235 km ~ 6 hrs)

Drive past the ever-captivating Kullu Valley, Palampur tea garden, Baijnath, and Chamunda Devi Temple.

On reaching Dharamshala, check in to your hotel

Overnight @ hotel

Day 4 : Wednesday 2 June 2021

Dalhousie : Visit to Mcleodganj – Kareri Dal Lake (117 km ~ 4 hrs)

Post breakfast, check out from the hotel. 

Explore the Little Lhasa, Mcleodganj. 

Visit the church, St. John in the Wilderness from 1852

Relax around the soothing Kareri Dal Lake and then move to Dalhousie. 

Overnight @ hotel

Day 5 : Thursday 3 June 2021

Dalhousie : A day in Khajjar

Post breakfast, embark on an exciting sightseeing of Khajjiar which is also known as the Mini Switzerland of India, as lush green meadows embrace it through and through. The charm is escalated with a glistening pond, in the middle.

In the evening return to your hotel and may opt to shop in the local markets. 

Overnight @ hotel

Day 6 : Friday 4 June 2021

Amritsar : Patriotism @ Wagha Border (200 km & ~ 4 Hrs)

Post breakfast drive towards Amritsar. Check in hotel and relax for a while.

In the afternoon get ready to witness the flag lowering ceremony in India-Pakistan Border, The Wagah Border. The ceremony is enthralling.

Overnight @ hotel.

Day 7 : Saturday 5 June 2021

Amritsar: Sightseeing & Shopping & Chandigarh Drop ( 230 km & ~ 4 hrs) 

Post breakfast & check out from the hotel. 

Amritsar sightseeing tour – visit the iconic Golden Temple and the Jallianwala Bagh, where the massacre by General Dyer took place. Enjoy shopping in colorful local markets post-sightseeing.

Later in the day, drive to Chandigarh Airport / Railway Station for drop

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Note: One has to pay Rs 15500/- pp (non-refundable) in advance to register for this event in below account
 
Name: Jagadish Govind Patil
A/C No: 026801521464
A/C Type: Savings
Bank & Branch: ICICI BANK, Vartaknagar – Thane Branch
RTGS / IFSC Code: ICIC0000268
.
Note: Balance amount 30 days prior to departure date
======================================================
 

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Participant needs to get the personal medicines if any.

  2. All the accommodations will be on twin sharing basis

  3. Participants needs to take care of belongings and all the electrical devices, cameras and ornaments. SHIKHAR VEDH will not be responsible for any kind of loss ( accidental / natural ).

  4. Since its a group activity, the group leaders decision will be final and we encourage support from all the participant for the same.

  5. We are visiting to high territory, so that any change in itinerary due incidents due to natural calamities, bad conditions or other issues which is not in our control will be cost effective to all.


Contact Details:

Jagdish Patil : 9702121373 / 9869369836