Pavankhind Mohim 2021

Dear All,

 

We @ शिखर वेध have planned our yearly event of Panhala – Pavankhind – Padbhraman Mohim on 25-26th September 2021. 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 !!!

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The cost for the event is about  Rs. 3250 / – 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 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

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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: 

Pritam Hotel, DADAR (E) @ 20:30 Hrs on Friday 24th September 2021

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21:30 Hrs: Departure from DADAR by private vehicle

20:30 Hrs: Departure from DADAR by Mahalaxmi Express

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Saturday 25th September 2021

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07:30 Hrs: @ Kolhapur Station

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 frm 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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Sunday 26th  September 2021

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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

19:30 Hrs: Kolhapur station … Board Mahalaxmi Express to Mumbai

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

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Monday 27th September 2021

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

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The cost for the event is about Rs. 3250 / – 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. 1950 / – 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. 3250/-  (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)

Lasr date for registration: – Thursday 16 September 2021 till 5 pm 

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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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Some memories in form of snaps of our previous trail

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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)

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A haversack to put all these things

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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/

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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

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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

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

 

Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध have planned a one day Trek 2 Anjaneri fort & Pandav Leni

Hope 2 cu on trek with me ;-)
Details r as follows
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Brief Introduction about Anjaneri :
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Height: ~ 4200 feets
Grade:  Easy
Time: ~ Maximum 2 hrs from Anjaneri
Location: Trimbakeshwar

Anjaneri :

The fort of Anjaneri, being the birthplace of lord ‘Hanuman’, has a great historical importance. Lord Hanuman was the son of‘Pavan’ (the wind) and ‘Anjani’, and hence the fort is called as‘Anjaneri’. Anjaneri is one of the important forts in the ranges of Tryambakeshwar near Nasik.

On the way from Anjaneri village to the fort some carvings can be seen in the caves near the steps. The carvings are intriguing and eye catching. The caves and the inscriptions are believed to be from the Jain followers.
The temple of ‘Anjani Mata’, a big marvelous temple devoted to the mother of Lord Hanuman, is another attraction. The temple is quite big. It is a proper place to accommodate on the fort.

At a certain distance from this temple two different ways can be seen. The way to left hand side takes us directly to ‘Seeta cave’ within 10 minutes. This cave is made up of two rooms. 10 to 12 people can stay here comfortably. There are many carvings inside the cave.
Another way takes us directly to citadel, where one more temple of ‘Anjani Mata’ can be seen. It takes 20 minutes to reach this temple. This temple is also quite big. The perimeter of the fort is very large.


Itinerary for the event : -

Rendezvous: Day 0: 22:45 Hrs Borivali (E) National Park
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23:00 Hrs: Departure

Pick Up En-routes Andheri, Bandra, Sion, Ghatkopar, Thane

Day 1 :

05:00 Hrs: @ Base Village

Breakfast – Tea

06:30 Hrs: @ Anjanrei Base – Ascend
09:30 Hrs: ATop Anjaneri

09:30-11:30 : Explore fort, enjoy the view of the surrounding, Rest etc.

11:30 Hrs: Descend

14:00 Hrs: @ Base

Lunch

16:30 Hrs: @ Pandav Leni Visit

17:30Hrs: Departure for Mumbai

Evening Refreshment on the way

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We will be in mumbai around 22:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)
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The Estimated initial expenditure is about Rs. 1350 / - per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation fare for private vehicle,  2 refreshments & Entry Fees for Pandav caves & Shikhar Vedh charges

Seats will be first come 1st basis … please deposit Rs 1350/- per head (Non-refundable) for private vehicle booking amount on following A/c …

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

Last date for registration: – Thursday, 5 pm
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Things To Carry:-

Pls do carry LUNCH for da day ( a must)
A Torch with spare battery ( a must)
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (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,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
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A haversack to put all these things

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Mandu

Dear All,

We @ SHIKHAR VEDH, invite you for a weekend trip to Mandavgad (Mandu) the fortress of joy and a glorious city of Maheshwar situated on the banks of Narmada, Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa Samadhi @ Raverkhedi And Mahakal Jyotirling @ Ujjain on

B1: 14 – 16 August 2021

About the places -

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

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

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

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

  • Mahakal Jyotirlinga
  • Ram ghat
  • Mangalnath, Harsiddhi, Siddha vat, Kal Bhairav, Bhartari Cave, Chintaman Ganpati, Sandipani Ashram and observatory.

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Itinerary – 

Day 0: Friday 

20:00 Hrs :: Departure by Pvt Vehicle from Thane and Pune

Dinner En-route to b self sponsored

Day 1: Saturday

07:30 Hrs :: Reach Mandu

Freshen up, Breakfast

Full day Mandu Sight-seeing

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

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

Lunch Break

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

18:00 Hrs : Move to Ujjain

21:00 Hrs: @ Ujjain

Overnight @ Ujjain, in hotel

Day 2: Sunday

Post Breakfast – Tea

Half day tour Ujjain sightseeing Tour as mentioned above in description

Indore Sightseeing – Rajwada, Bada Ganpati, Lalbaug Palace,

Lunch Time

Move to Omkareshwar

Explore & Have Darshan Omkareshwar – Mamleshar

18:00 Hrs: Travel to Maheshwar

Overnight in Hotel @ Maheshwar

Day 3: Monday

Wake up early, freshen up

Breakfast time

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

Visit Shrimant Peshwa Maharaj Samadhi @ Ravekhedi

12:00 Hrs: Return journey to Thane / Pune by pvt vehicle

22:00 Hrs :: Reach Thane / Pune

 

The cost for Mandu – Maheshwar – Ujjai trip would be Rs. 12000/- per person & would include:

  1. Travel from Thane – Thane  by Pvt Vehicle
  2. Accommodation in tripple sharing
  3. Sightseeing Mandu – Maheshwar – Ujjain – Indore – Omkareshwar
  4. Food for 3 days ( Day 0 & Day 3 Dinner food excluded)
  5. All Entry Fees and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)
  6. Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges

Note: One has to pay Adv Rs 7500/- pp (non-refundable) in advance to register for this event.

Name: Jagadish Govind Patil

A/C No: 026801521464

A/C Type: Savings

Bank & Branch: ICICI BANK, Vartaknagar – Thane Branch

RTGS / IFSC Code: ICIC0000268

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Googlepay : 9702121373

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Last date to confirm with advance payment is 7 days prior to departure  OR till the batch gets full

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

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

To register for this event, contact us – 

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

 

Dear All
 
We @ शिखर वेध have planned a 1-day Trek @ Peth / Kothaligad near Karjat 
Hope 2 c u on Trek …

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Brief Introduction about Kothaligad / Peth fort : –

Height: ~ 3100 feet
Grade:  Medium
Time: ~ Maximum 2.5 hrs from Ambivali, Base Village
Location: Karjat region

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.

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
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Meeting Point : @ WEH Metro Bus Station, Andheri …. @ 05:45 Hrs 

09:00 Hrs: Peth – base
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Breakfast Time
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10:00 Hrs: Ascend

09:45 Hrs : Ascend
11:00 Hrs: @ Peth village
12:00 Hrs: Atop
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Fort Exploration for 1.5 Hrs
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13:30 Hrs:  Descend
14:30 Hrs: Peth Village
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Lunch @ Peth wadi
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16:00 Hrs: Descend continue
17:00 Hrs: @ Ambivali
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17:30 Hrs: Move  by private vehicle
 
We will be in mumbai around 22:00 Hrs (Subjective)
 
The cost of the Trek will be Rs 1400/- per head 

which includes, Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai by pvt vehicle, B/f-Tea and Lunch as mentioned.
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Maximum 35 seats
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Things to be carried:

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A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs), (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.
Rain-cheaters.

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/

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

sindhudurg-fort

Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a trip to Konkan – Sindhudurg Safari (Scuba Diving Event) 
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Brief Intro about tour:
Grade           : 
Easy
Destination   : Vijaydurg, Kunkeshwar, Rameshwar, Sindhudurg Fort, Dolphin Safari, Tsunami Island, Tarkarli Beach, Nivati Beach
Activities      : Scuba Diving,
Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ₹ 9000/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and  Indian Rupee ₹ 10000/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) 
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Maximum 25 Participants
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Details as below:

Vijaydurg or Victory Fort:

The oldest fort on Sindhudurg coast constructed in the regime of Raja Bhoj of shilahar dynasty in 1205 (construction period 1193-1205). The fort was earlier known as “Gheria” as it is situated in the village “Girye”. Shivaji Maharaj won this fort from Adilshaha of Bijapur in 1653 and renamed it as “Vijay Durg” as the then Hindu solar ear’s name was “Vijay”. Vijay means Victory.

Sprawling over an area of 48 acres, Vijaydurg, fort of victory, was once seized by the British following a bloody battle. They renamed it Fort Augustus. A dilapidated board at the entrance of the fort relates its history. One of the best views of the fort is from the jetty. The fort stretches out into the sea and a walk inside its precincts is worthwhile. Shivaji added triple rows of huge walls, umpteen towers and spacious inner buildings to it and strengthened it in the 17th century.Kunkeshwar Temple
Kunkeshwar Temple, an ancient Shiva Temple is located in Kunkeshwar village, 14 Kms from Devgad town. A pristine beach with a very long stretch of seashore and white sand adds to the beauty of temple surroundings. This beautiful temple near beach has alluring architecture with reminiscent of South Indian style of temple architecture. Yadav Kings built this temple in 1100 A. D. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who rejuvenated this temple many times was a frequent visitor to this temple. This temple is also famous as Kashi of South Konkan.Sindhudurga fort:
Huge sea rocks of Malvan has easefully shouldered the responsibility of two Forts Sindhudurg & Padmagad on their broad chest. The name of the fort is given to the Sindhudurg district. Tourist from all over the world visit through out the year to see this Maratha glory.The fort was built with the help of huge rocks on the Kurte Island which amazes people & one appreciates imaginative power of Shivaji. In 1664 shivaji erected this fort on 44 acers of land. In Sindhudurg Fort there is ‘Shri Shivarajeshwar temple’ of King Shivaji. Also there are temples of Hanuman, Jarimari mandir and Goddess ‘Bhavani Temple’. Impressions of shivaji’s fingers prints found to be preserved here on one of the wall . Also lies, inside the fort worth seeing temples of Bhavanimata, Shambhu Mahadev, Jirimiri & Mahapurush. All are in good conditions.

Tarkarli Beach

Tarkarli is a narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters, located at the convergence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. It is 546 k.m. away from Mumbai, 6 kms. south of Malvan, on the west coast of India. This place has gained prominence because of its transparently clear seas, where on a fairly sunny day, one can see the sea- bed up to a depth of 20 feet. This beach can be rightly called as ‘Queen Beach’ of Sindhudurg.

Dolphin Safari:

SCUBA DIVING

The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:
 
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Day 0 :: Friday 

Meeting point:

22:00 Hrs : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) / Swargate (Pune)
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Day 1: Saturday

07:00 Hrs: Breakfast en-route @ Hotel Alankar, HatKhamba

 

11:30 Hrs: Check in Hotel @ Malvan

 

12:00 Hrs: Lunch in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Soundale Fish – Limited)

 

14:00 Hrs: TSUNAMI Island

 

17:00 Hrs: Tarkarli / Devbaug Beach – FUN Time

 

19:00 Hrs: Evening Tea

 

19:30 Hrs: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)

 

21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available – Limited)

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Stay at Malvan

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Day 2: Sunday

 

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea Time

 

08:00 Hrs – 13:00 Hrs:

 

DOLPHIN SAFARI ;

 

Scuba Diving ( ~ 15 mins each ) ;  

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14:00 Hrs: Lunch Time in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – HALWA  Fish as available -Limited)

 

16:00 Hrs : Nivati Fort & Beach – The amazing beauty of tour

 

19:00 Hrs: Snacks – Vada Pav & Tea

19:30 Hrs: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)

 

21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available -Limited)

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Stay at Malvan

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Day 3: Monday

 

07:00 Hrs: Visit to Sindhudurg fort

 

08:30 Hrs: Break Fast (Ghavane + Tea)

 

09:30 Hrs: Move 2 Achara

10:00 Hrs: @ Rameshwar Temple, Achara

 

11:30 Hrs: @ Kunkeshwar Temple

 

12:00 Hrs: Move 2 Vijaydurg

 

12:45 Hrs: @ Rameshwar temple, Girye, Vijaydurg

 

13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Hotel Suruchi, Vijaydurg (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali)

 

14:00 Hrs: @ Vijay-Durg fort (Guided Tour)

Vijaydurg – Exploration

16:30 Hrs: Tea Break & Depart for Mumbai

21:30 Hrs: Dinner @ Hotel Swad, Sangmeshwar (To be borne by Participant as per veg / non veg choice)

Day 4: Tuesday

05:30 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective) / Swargate (Pune)

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The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee ₹ 10000/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) &  Indian Rupee ₹ 9000/- per head ( For All Veg meals )
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This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non A/c), Dolphin Safari, Boating charges, Permissions and entry fees, Guide Charges, Food ( Veg & Non Veg Thali as mentioned wherever limited and unlimited), Non A.C. Accommodations ( Rooms with 4 ppl sharing basis) & SCUBA charges
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VIMP Note: 
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1) Twin sharing accommodation with an extra amount of  Rs 600/- per head And Tripple Sharing accommodation with an extra amount of Rs 400/- per head is possible but the participant has to make arrangement for the company as well
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Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis wid Advance payment only …
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One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 5000/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle, Activity Charges, Boats, Food, Accommodation etc.  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

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Googlepay : 9702121373

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Last date for registration: – 8 Days prior to departure OR Till Reg. Gets Full .

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Few memories in form of snaps of our previous Konkan – Tour –  as below
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Amazing world of Under – Water
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.438554322860654&type=1
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Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Cap, Good trekking shoes, 

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)
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A haversack to put all these things

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09702121373 /  09869369836
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Dear All,

We @ शिखरवेध has arranged  Nhavi-Ratangad, Mangi, Tungi, Kanchana-Manchana forts Trek range on 16-17 January 2021

Brief Introduction Nhavi-Ratangad / Mangi/ Tungi / Kanchana / Manchana:-

Height: ~4100 / 4000 / 4000 / 3772 / 3772 ft
Grade:  Medium / Easy / Easy / Medium / Medium
Time: ~ 2.5 hr / 2 hr / 2 hrs / 3 hr / 3 hrs from base villages
Base Village: Wadakhel /  Bhilwad   / Bhilwad / Kheldari / Kheldari

Location: Selbari range / Ajantha Satmal Region
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The itinerary for the Trek is as follows : -

Friday 15 January 2021
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23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar by Private Vehicle

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Day-1 – Saturday 16 January 2021

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06:00 Hrs – Reach Bhilwadi Village

Breakfast – Tea

Move to vadkhel village

07:30 Hrs – Start trek for Nhavigad

09:30 Hrs – Nhavi-Ratangad ATop … explore the gad

10:30 Hrs – Descend

12:00 Hrs – @ Base Village

Move to Mangi-tungi base

12:30 Hrs : Lunch Time

13:00 Hrs –  Ascend to Mangi Tungi

15:30 Hrs – Mangi Atop

Explore & Descend – Move to Tungi

Exploration &  Descend

18:00 Hrs – @ Base village

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Have a dinner at 20:30 hrs and 

Stay @ Bhilwad village – Dharmashala

Good night.

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Day-2 – Sunday 17 January 2021

06:00 Hrs – Good morning bell

07:00 Hrs – Have a breakfast-tea

07:30 Hrs – Move to Kheldari Village

08:15 Hrs – @ Kheldari

08:30 Hrs – Start trek

10:00 Hrs – Reach Kanchana Atop

Exploration  Time

11:00 Hrs – Descend

11:30 Hrs: Ascend Manchana

13:00 Hrs – @ Manchana Atop

Explore & Descend

14:30 Hrs: @ Base village

Lunch Time in Hotel

Start return journey by 16:30 hrs back 2 Mumbai by private vehicle

We will be @ Dadar by 23:00 Hrs (Subjectively)
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The Estimated expenditure of the trek is Rs 2750/- per head, which includes

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Travel expenditure from Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, 3 veg meals, Refreshments & accommodation if any
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 For registration, Rs. 1500/- (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle & food charges is a must …
Deposit the amount on following account.
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 Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC code :: ICIC0000268

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Googlepay: 9702121373

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Maximum 25 seats …
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Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on Tuesday 12th January, 2021 till 5 pm

Note: We will be keeping our bags in vehicle itself while trekking … Will carry only Water Bottles (3 Liters must), Something to munch, Torch (must) & Ur valuables only 

… So it will be easy for us to Trek …
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Things To Be carried:-
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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 preferably ACTION , 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

 

 Jagadish Patil: 09702121373  / 09869369836

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Raigad_Fort

प्रौढ़प्रताप, पुरंदर गो ब्राह्मण प्रतिपालक, हिन्दवी स्वराज्य संस्थापक, क्षत्रिय कुलभूषण, सिन्हासनाधिश्वर, राजा धिराज, महाराज, योगिराज, श्रीमंत, श्री छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराज की, जय …….. जय भवानी, जय शिवाजी ……. हर हर महादेव !!!!

Dear all,
We @ शिखर वेध invite u all for Trek to Shivteertha Raigad fort – The capital of Hindvi Swarajya to on Sunday
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Interested people do join us …
Hope 2 c u on trek !!!
Brief Introduction abt Raigad:-
Height:Abt 2900 ft
Grade:Easy
Time:~2 hrs from Pachad near Mahad
Location:Raigad Range”
Fort Raigad is much more than a mere tourist spot. It is a sacred place of pilgrimage, which has left an imprint of the grand vision of Hindavi Swarajya as cherished by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.”
Fort Raigad was the capital of the most illustrious Maratha sovereign,nurtured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.It is a monument of his prophetic vision of Hindavi Swarajya.Sightseeing :

The first main place on the fort is the main door – ‘Maha Darawaja‘. After the main door, Ganga sagar and some remains of the palace can be seen. Hirkani Buruj can also be seen and one doesn’t believe the heroic deeds of Hirkani (she came down the fort barefooted at night from this point). The famous ‘Takmak Tok’ or place for life punishment – is on the north side. It’s thrilling to stand near Takmak Tok which is always full of breeze. One can see the ammunition store here. The marketplace on the fort is worth watching and history lovers spend time here recalling the great warrior.

The statue of ‘Shivaji Maharaj’ is situated at the center of the fort. The Samadhi of Maharaj is also very beautiful and one can remember Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and his contribution and full dedication to Swaraj. The other places to visit on the fort are Jagdishwar Temple, Koli Lake, Shirkai Temple etc. The view of ‘Lingana’ is also wonderful.

Itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Rendezvous:
Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:00 Hrs on Saturday

 
22:30 Hrs: Departure from Dadar

Pick ups en-route Chembur, Vashi, Panvel etc.
Day 1: Sunday

05:00 Hrs – Pachad Base Village, Raigad Fort …
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Break-fast Tea
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Ascend
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08:30 Hrs – Atop Raigad
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Exploration on fort
13:30 Hrs – Lunch14:30 Hrs – Descend
16:30 Hrs – BaseVisit to Jijamata Samadhi @ Pachad

17:30 Hrs: Depart to Mumbai

22:30 Hrs – Back 2 Dadar (Subjective)

The expenditure for the Event is about Rs. 1650 / – per head
This includes Transportation Charges by private vehicle (Dadar to Dadar) & morning, evening refreshments & Veg Lunch
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Advance amount of Rs. 1650/- per head (Non- Refundable) for booking the vehicle is a must !!!
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 2 confirm yourself for the event with advance payment is Thursday till 5 pm
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Note: 
Smoking and consumption of liquor is strictly prohibited


Things To Carry: -
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) [MUST]
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
A good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put all these things
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact onJagadish Patil: 09702121373 / 09869369836


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Kandhar_Fort

Dear All

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

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

 

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

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About the places -

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

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

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

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

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

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

The itinerary for the event is given below:

Day 0: Friday 8 January 2021:

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

Kalyan @ 19:30 Hrs

 

Day 1: Saturday 9 January 2021:

 

Arrive in Parbhani @ 05:45 hrs

Move to Aundha – Nagnath

07:30 Hrs : @ Aundha – Nagnath

Freshen up & have breakfast

08:30 Hrs : @ Aundha – Nagnath Temple  Darshan

09;30 Hrs : Drive to Mahurgad by private vehicle

13:30 Hrs : @ Mahurgad

 

Lunch time

 

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

Drive to Nanded for overnight stay

Dinner & Rest for day

 

Day 2: Sunday January 2021:

 

Wake by early by 06.00 hrs & finish with Morning ablutions

Breakfast

08:00 Hrs: Leave for Kandhar fort

09:00 – 11:30 Hrs: KandharFort Exploration

Drive to Nanded

13:00 Hrs : Lunch Time

Nanded Sightseeing:  Fort & Gurudwara visit

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

Day 3: Monday 11 January 2021

07:30 Hrs :: Reach CST

 

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

 

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

Note: One has to pay Rs 3500/- pp (non-refundable) in advance to register for this event.

Name: Jagadish Govind Patil

A/C No: 026801521464

A/C Type: Savings

Bank & Branch: ICICI BANK, Vartaknagar – Thane Branch

RTGS / IFSC Code: ICIC0000268

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Googlepay : 9702121373

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Last date to confirm with advance payment is Thursday 31 December 2020 OR till the train tickets are available

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

> A haversack to put in all the stuffs

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

To register for this event, contact us – 

Jagdish Patil: 9702121373 / 9869369836
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