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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
.
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
.
07:00 Hrs: Freshen up and Breakfast on the way
.

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
.
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
.
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.
.
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:-
.
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/

Dear All,

We @ Shikhar VEDH  has arranged a 1 day trip to  KAAS Plateau Valley of Flowers – Maharashtra along-with visit to Thoseghar waterfall, Windmills @ Chalkewadi & Bara Motechi Vihir @ Limb  as well
.
Hope 2 cu on trip with us ;-)
.
Details r as follows 

Brief Introduction about Kaas Valley

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..

Rendezvous: Bank of Maharashtra, Shivajinagar @ 05:45 Hrs

Departure from Shivajinagar @ 05:50 am
.
Pickup points will be McD Deccan, Swargate, Kothrud, Warje, Navale / Katraj

We would be heading by Private vehicle.

Breakfast – Tea Time On Highway

09:30 Hrs: @ Kaas Plateau – Valley of Flowers in Maharashtra
.
Exploration Time, PHotography, Sight seeing ~ 3 Hrs

13:00 Hrs : Move to Thoseghar Waterfall

14:00 Hrs: Lunch Break @ Thoseghar

Thosegar Waterfall Sight-seeing

Windmills @ Chalkewadi

16:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Pune

En-route visit Bara Motechi Vihir @ Limb

We will be in Pune around 21:30 hrs (that’s – subjective).

The Expenditure for the Trip is  Rs. 1500 /- per Head only.

This includes  Pune  to Pune transport by Non A/c private vehicle, Morning B/f – Tea, Veg Lunch, Evening Tea, Entry fees @ Kaas Plateau & Thoseghar & SHIKHAR VEDH Administration Charges..

Please book in advance with payment of  Rs. 1500/- per head (Non-refundable) … Seats will be allotted on payment basis … Last row seats will be given only on demand [;)] else late payment ones …

Deposit the amount on following account. 

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
IFSC Code : ICIC0000268
OR
Googlepay : 9702121373 

Seats r limited … 
Last date: 4 days prior to departure or till batch gets full

——————————————————————————————
Things To Carry:- 
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
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 ornament
Some ready to eat food.Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,Good trekking shoes / floaters
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 & Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited..

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/

Gandikota : Grand Canyon of India

Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged an offbeat tour to Grand Canyon Of India, Gandikota Fort & Belum Caves (India’s 2nd largest cave), Yaganti Temple, Gooty Fort

.
Itinerary of the tour as follows ::
.
Day 0 : Friday
.
18:00 Hrs ::Meeting point @ LTT
.
Move by MAS Express
 
Day 1: Saturday
.
break-fast – Tea in Train
 
Alight
 
10:00 Hrs :: Move to Belum Caves by private vehicle
 
Explore Belum Cave (India’s 2nd largest Cave)
 
13:00 Hrs :: Lunch time
 
Move to Yaganti Temple
 
Explore Yaganti Temple
 
Move to Gandikota
 
18:00 Hrs :: Check in hotel
 
Witness Grand Canyon of India
 
Dinner & stay @ Hotel
 
Day 2: Sunday
 
Early morning explore Gandikota Fort, Grand Canyon visit again
 
Post breakfast – Tea check out hotel
 
Visit Mylavaram Dam
 
Move to Tadipadri Temple
 
13:00 Hrs :: Lunch time
 
Move to Gooty Fort
 
Explore Gooty Fort
 
20:00 Hrs :: Dinner time
 
21:00 Hrs :: Catch train to Mumbai
 
Day 3: Monday
 
14:00 Hrs :: @ LTT
 
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The cost for da Tour is about Rs. 6750 per head
.
The above cost includes 
 
NON A/c Sleeper coach reservation in express train from Mumbai to Mumbai
Pvt vehicle transportation for sightseeing for 2 days,
Dormitory stay in a decent hotel 
4 veg meals & 2 refreshments
Entry fees wherever needed
Shikhar Vedh administrative charges
.
Exclusion :: Train journey food excluded , camera fee excluded
.
NOTE : Minimum 6 participants required to execute

————————————————————————————————————-

Deposit  Rs. 4750/- per head (Non-Refundable) advance on following A/c for Train Ticket reservation, stay in hotel & pvt vehicle 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 Train Tickets available

.
Things To Carry: -
.
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) ( a must)
Torch with extra cell ( a must)
Wind-cheater (a must)
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes (Preferably ACTION),
.
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/

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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,
We @ Shikhar VEDH has arranged a 1 day trip to KAAS Plateau Valley of Flowers – Maharashtra along-with visit to Thoseghar waterfall as well … Leaving on previous Night 

.

Hope 2 cu on trip with us ;-)
.
Details r as follows
Brief Introduction about Kaas Valley

.

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.

.

Rendezvous:  National Park, Borivali (East) @ 21:45 Hrs
.
Day 0: 
Departure from Borivali   @ 10 pm
.

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

We would be heading by Private vehicle.

.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

 

Day 1:

05:30 Hrs: @ Satara

Breakfast – Tea Time

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

.

Exploration Time, PHotography, Sight seeing

.

11:30 Hrs : Move to Thoseghar Waterfall

13:00 Hrs: Lunch Break @ Thoseghar

Thosegar Waterfall Sight-seeing

.

15:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Mumbai

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

.

The Expenditure for the Trip is  Rs. 2300 /- per Head only

.

This includes  Mumbai to Mumbai transport by private vehicle, Morning B/f – Tea, Veg Lunch, Entry fees & SHIKHAR VEDH Administration Charges.

.

Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 2300/- per head (Non-refundable) … Seats will be allotted on payment basis … Last row seats will be given only on demand [;)] else late payment ones … Deposit the amount on following account.

 

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

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

 

Seats r limited … 

Last date: 4 days prior to departure or till batch gets full

 

Note:- Kas valley, is a remote place and do not have touristy facilities … pls keep in mind …

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Things To Carry:-

 

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

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 Pair of clothes,

Good trekking shoes / floaters

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 & Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.

.

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/

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Dear All,
We @ Shikhar Vedh invites all enthusiastic and like minded people to explore Ajanta – Ellora – Devgiri Tour
.
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

.

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
.
07:00 Hrs: Freshen up and Breakfast on the way
.
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)
.
Day 3 : Monday
05:00 Hrs :: Reach Mumbai approx.
.
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.
.
Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

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

.
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

.

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

.

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.

.

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.

.

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

.

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

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

> A haversack to put in all the stuffs

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

To register for this event, contact us – 

Jagdish Patil: 9702121373 / 9869369836
.

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Bidar Fort

Dear All

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

COST of the tour : 

Rs. 7500/- per person ( Mumbai to Mumbai )

Rs. 6500/- per person (Pune to Pune)

 & would include:

  1. Travel  by private vehicle
  2. Accommodation in triple sharing basis in hotel
  3. Sightseeing around Bidar & Basavkalyan
  4. Veg Food for 2 days B, L , D
  5. All Entry Fees and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)
  6. Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges

.

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.

.

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.

.

Rendezvous: Dadar / Thane @ 20:00 Hrs on Friday 

The itinerary for the event is given below:

Day 0: Friday 

Depart Mumbai by private vehicle @ 20:00 Hrs

Pune Pick up @ 23:00 Hrs

Day 1: Saturday

Arrive in Bidar @ 08:00 hrs

Check in Hotel, Freshen up & have breakfast

leave by 10:00 am for Bidar Sightseeing

Sightseeing:  Bidar Fort

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

14;00 hrs : Lunch – Time

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

Dinner & Overnight @ Hotel

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)

12 :00 Hrs : Visit Basavanna Statue – Explore the cave

Lunch @ Basavakalyan

Visit Basavakalyan Fort & Museum

16:30 Hrs : Leave Basavakalyan

Dinner on the way

23:30 Hrs : @ Pune

Day 3: Monday

04:30 Hrs :: Reach Dadar

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COST of the tour : 

Rs. 7500/- per person ( Mumbai to Mumbai )

Rs. 6500/- per person (Pune to Pune)

 & would include:

  1. Travel  by private vehicle AC
  2. Accommodation in triple sharing basis in hotel
  3. Sightseeing around Bidar & Basavkalyan
  4. Veg Food for 2 days B, L , D
  5. All Entry Fees and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)
  6. Shikhar Vedh Administrative charges

Note: One has to pay Advance Rs 4500/- pp (non-refundable) in advance to register for this event.

Name: Jagadish Govind Patil

A/C No: 026801521464

A/C Type: Savings

Bank & Branch: ICICI BANK, Vartaknagar – Thane Branch

RTGS / IFSC Code: ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

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Last date to confirm with advance payment till the batch is full

The Tour is ON with minimum 5 participants

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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/

champaner-pavagadh

Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged tour to UNESCO World Heritage site of Champaner – Pavagad & visit to Statue of Unity sightseeing

Brief Info about trip
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Category: Heritage Tour
Grade: Easy
Cost Per Person: INR 7500/- per person & would include

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

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Itinerary for the tour:
Day 0: Friday

21:00 Hrs: Departure from Mumbai by private vehicle

Day 1: Saturday

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08:00 Hrs :: @ Statue of Unity

Breakfast – Tea Time

Explore the place

Lunch time

We will move towards Vadodara

15:00 Hrs: @ Laxmi Vilas Palace

Exploration & Vadodara sightseeing

Night stay at Vadodara in hotel

Day 2: Sunday

Post Breakfast, checkout from the Hotel.

1.5 hrs Drive to Champaner

09:00 Hrs : @ Champaner

Champaner – Pavagad Archaeological Park Exploration

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

Post lunch Visit Pavagad Hill

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

17:00 Hrs: Drive back to Mumbai.

Day 3: Monday

Reach Mumbai around 4 am

The cost for two days Heritage tour  would be INR 7500/- per person & would include

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

Note: One has to pay Rs 4500/- per head (non-refundable) in advance to register for this event.

Name: Jagadish Govind Patil

A/C No: 026801521464

A/C Type: Savings

Bank & Branch: ICICI BANK, Vartaknagar – Thane Branch

RTGS / IFSC Code: ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

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Last date to confirm with advance payment is 4 days prior to departure OR till seats are available

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

> A haversack to put in all the stuffs

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

To register for this event, contact us – 

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Sanchi

Dear All

We @ Shikhar vedh has arranged an Tour to Bhimbetka Rock Shelters – Sanchi Stupa Bhopal on 6 – 7 March 2021

About the places -Bhimbetka :: A UNESCO World Heritage Site :An archaeological treasure, Bhimbetka has around 243 rock shelters. The paintings found in the rock shelters here have a striking resemblance to the ones discovered in Kakadu National Park in Australia; to the cave paintings of Bushmen in Kalahari Desert and Upper Palaeolithic Lascaux cave paintings in France.A walk through these ancient naturally carved rocks surrounded by dense forests of Bhimbetka will bring alive child-like wonder in you.
————————————————————Sanchi Stupa : The town of Sanchi is synonymous with Buddhist Stupas – hemispherical structures typically containing relics of the Buddha or his followers. The Stupas of Sanchi were constructed on the orders of Emperor Ashoka to preserve and spread the Buddhist philosophy. Sanchi has been protecting these beautiful and sacred architectural wonders, just the way these wonders have been safeguarding ancient history and art of the Mauryan period.The numerous stupas, temples, monasteries and an Ashokan pillar have been the focus of interest and awe for global audiences as well. In fact, UNESCO has given the status of ‘World Heritage Site’ to the Mahastupa.

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Rendezvous: CST @ 19:00 Hrs on 5 March 2021

The itinerary for the event is given below:

Departure by 12137 – Punjab Mail

Day 0 – Friday 5 March 2021

19:30 hrs : @ CST Station

Day 1 – Saturday 6 March 2021

Breakfast In train

 

Arrive at Bhopal @ 09:30 hrs

 

Check in Hotel, Freshen up

 

Sightseeing: Sanchi Stupa & Maladevi temple, Toran Hindola @Gyrasp suur & Udaygiri caves near Vidisha

Return back to the Hotel late in the evening

 

Day 2: Sunday 7 March 2021

 

Wake by early by 07.00 hrs & finish with Morning ablutions

Visit largest mosque of India Taj – Ul – Haq

Post Breakfast  check out & Move to Bhimbetka by private transport

09:30 Hrs : @ Bhimbetka rock shelters & caves paintings for exploration

BHojpur sightings

Lunch Time

Return journey to Mumbai by Punjab Mail @17:00 Hrs

Day 3 : Monday 8 March 2021

07:00 Hrs :: Reach CST

 

The cost for two days Bhimbetka – Sanchi tour  would be Rs. 6750/- per person 

& would include:

 

  1. Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by Train (SL-Class)
  2. Accommodation in triple sharing in Hotel
  3. Sightseeing around  Bhimbetka & Sanchi 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 3750/- per head (non-refundable) in advance to register for this event.

Name: Jagadish Govind Patil

A/C No: 026801521464

A/C Type: Savings

Bank & Branch: ICICI BANK, Vartaknagar – Thane Branch

RTGS / IFSC Code: ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

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Last date to confirm with advance payment is Thursday 21 January 2021 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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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Mullayanagiri

Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh has planned to experience the Chikmagalur – Mullyangiri – Belur – Halebid Backpacking Tour !!!  (Leaving on Day-1 morning & Return on Day-4 evening at 18:30 Hrs @ LTT)

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 10000/- per Head which includes

 

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

2) Private Vehicle for 3 days for Sightseeing

3) Jeep ride to Mullyangiri Peak

4) Food expenses (Train Journey Food excluded)

5) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

6) Entry fees wherever applicable (Except Camera Fee)

7) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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Major Sightseeing Points :-


  • Mullyangiri – Karnataka Highest Peak
    ● Jhari Falls
    ● Hirekole Lake
  • Coffee Museum
    ● Belur – Heritage Tour
    ● Halebid – Heritage Tour
    ● Siri Cafe
    ● Mahatma Gandhi Park

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Itinerary for the tour as below: -

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Meeting Point:

Day 1: LTT @ 11:30 Hrs

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Departure by Train – Netravati Express

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Day 2:  03:00 Hrs: @ Alight @ Udupi

4 Hrs drive to Chikmagalur  by private vehicle

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07:00 Hrs :: @ Chikmagalur

Check in Hotel / Home Stay – Freshen Up

Breakfast time … 

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Mullyangiri – Karnataka’s Highest Peak at 6330 ft visit

En-route Have a Lunch

Jhari Falls, Hirekole lake & Coffee Museum 

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Back to hotel for Overnight Stay

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Day 3 : Post Breakfast – Tea :-

Belur – Halebid Heritage Tour

Post Lunch

Siri Cafe , Mahatma Gandhi Park Visit

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18:00 Hrs : Drive to Udupi

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22:00 Hrs :: @ Udupi

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Dinner time

Departure by Train – 16346 – Netravati Express to Mumbai

Day 4:

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16:15 Hrs :: @ Panvel

17:00 Hrs :: @ Thane

17:45 Hrs :: @ LTT

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 10000/- per Head which includes

 

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

2) Private Vehicle for 2 days for Sightseeing

3) Jeep ride to Mullyangiri Peak

4) Food expenses (Train Journey Food excluded)

5) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

6) Entry fees wherever applicable (Except Camera Fee)

7) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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Deposit Rs. 7500/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel / Tickets Booking / Hotel booking

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

Ifsc code: ICIC0000268

OR

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

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

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

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373  / 09869369836
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