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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https://plus.google.com/photos/110365350221548356237/albums/5631470088434855969?banner=pwa

 

https://plus.google.com/photos/109499071087821063906/albums/5631077495306806497?banner=pwa&authkey=CPWZufn5quD2Kw

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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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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Tikona Fort

Dear All,We @ शिखर वेध have arranged a one day trek to Fort Tikona in Lonavala region on Sundays
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The cost for the trek will be Rs 1400/- per head which includes
• Traveling from Mumbai 2 Mumbai by private vehicle
• Morning Breakfast – Tea & Veg Lunch
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Batch Dates :
June 2021 July 2021 August 2021
20th June 4th July 1st August
26th June 11th July 8th August
27th June 18th July 15th August
 30th June 25th July 22nd August
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Little info about the fort :
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3500 ft Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy
Region: Lonavala.
Base Village: Tikona peth
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Tikona Fort, also renowned as Vitandgad fort, is a major hill fort in Maval region near the Lonavala. Tikona fort, literally means triangle fort, had witnessed many dynasties ruled in the Maratha region. This was the nerve center of the many activities of entire Malwa Pawna regions. The small hamlet close to the fort is Tikona peth. The fort’s mammoth entrance is a special attraction.
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The Tikona fort is a great trekking destination for the adventurous tourists.
One can get the eye catching views of the Pawna Dam and the forts at Visaput, Tung and Lohagarh. The fort encloses a lake, Satvahan caves and the temple of ‘Trimbakeshwar Mahadev’.The fort was built during the Silhara dynasty. There is a temple on top of the peak. The view of the Pawna dam, Kathingad and valleys from the top is breathtaking.
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The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

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Meeting Point : @ WEH Metro Bus Station, Andheri …. @ 05:45 Hrs on Sunday 

09:00 Hrs: Tikona Peth – base
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Breakfast Time
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10:30 Hrs: Ascend
11:30 Hrs: Atop Tikona

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Exploration rest etc (2 hrs approx)
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13:30 Hrs: Descend 
14.30 Hrs: @ Base
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Lunch Time
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16:00 Hrs: Move 2 Mumbai

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We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00 Hrs (thts-subjective).
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The cost for the trek will be Rs 1400/- per head which includes

• Traveling from Mumbai 2 Mumbai by private vehicle
• Morning Breakfast – Tea & Lunch
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Advance amount of Rs. 1400/- 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

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Last date 2 confirm yourself for the event with advance payment is Thursday till 5 pm
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Things To Be carried:
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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) – (a must)
Rain-cheater
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold & other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
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A haversack to put all these things
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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here
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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/

sindhudurg-fort

Dear all
We @ SHIKHAR VEDH has arranged Trek to Sea Forts of Ratnagiri & Sindhudurg districts (Total 16 sea forts + 4 land forts nearby will be covered) from 11 – 14 March 2021
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The Itinerary for the Mohim is as below: –

Day 0: Wednes
day 10 March 2021


Meeting Point :: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 11:00 pm / Swargate for Pune ppl
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Overnight Journey to Harnai by pvt vehicle

Day 1: Thursday 11 March 2021 (Mahashivratri – Holiday)

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06:00 am :: @ Harnai
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Freshen up, breakfast & T;
Visit Goa, Fattegad, Kanakdurg & Suvarnadurg forts
LUNCH Time (Veg only)
Move to Dabhol
cross creek via Jeety
Visit Gopalgad @ Anjanvel
Overnight Stay @ Velneshwar /
Day 2: Friday 12 March 2021 (Need 2 take a leave)
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Post Breakfast-Tea
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09:00 Hrs :: @ Vijaygad
 
Move to Tavsal Jetty
 
Cross creek by Ferry
10:30 Hrs :: @ Jaigad
 
12:30 Hrs :: Ratnadurg (Bhagwati) Fort
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13:30 Hrs :: Lunch @ Ratnagiri
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15:30 Hrs :: @ Purngad
 
17:00 Hrs :: Yashwantgad @ Nate 
 
17:30 Hrs :: Kille Ambolgad
20:30 Hrs :: Stay @ Vijaydurg Base
Day 3: Saturday 13 March 2021
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07:00 Hrs :: Vijaydurg Exploration
09:00 Hrs :: B/f – Tea
10:30 Hrs :: @ Deogad
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12:30 Hrs :: Lunch @ Achara
13:30 Hrs :: Bhagwantgad  
 
14:30 Hrs :: Ramgad
 
16:30 Hrs :: Siddhgad
 
17:30 Hrs :: Bharatgad
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Overnight Stay at Malvan

Day 4:  Sunday 14 March 2021

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07:00 Hrs :: @ Sindhudurg
 
08:30 Hrs to 10:30 Hrs :: @ Rajkot @ Padmadurg @ Sarjekot 

12:30 Hrs :: @ Nivati fort
 
14:30 Hrs :: @ Vengurla kot, Dutch Factory
 
Lunch Time
 
16:30 Hrs :: Yashwantgad (Reddi)
Start Return Journey to Mumbai by 5 pm
Dinner en-route
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Day 5: Monday 15 March 2021

Reach Mumbai / Pune early morning by 6 am

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Total Charges for the Event is :: Rs 9500/- per head 
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Inclusions: 
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Transport in pvt. Vehicle from Dadar to Dadar & Pune to Pune (Non A/c),
3 Nights @ Home stay (Dormitory type only), Boat charges,
Food : Veg Lunches, Breakfast-Tea, Evening snacks-Tea, (Dinner 2 b borne by participants as per veg /non-veg )
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Payment details: 
One needs to transfer Rs 4500/- per head as advance (Non-Refundable) at the time of booking  in following A/c
Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

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Googlepay : 9702121373

Last date for registration: – Thursday 25th February 2021, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full So register ASAP

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Note : Max 15 Participants only
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VIMP NOTES :: ( 2 b followed strictly ;)
1) This event consists of visiting almost all sea forts of Ratnagiri & Sindhudurg districts along-with visit to 4-5 land forts nearby. To complete it in given 4 days of time all participated members have to follow mentioned timings for the day itinerary
2) The purpose of the tour is to visit the sea forts on priority basis & not the beaches. Visit to beach is possible at end of day (Only for first 2 days applicable in our case ;) )
3) Bath facility available only at night time (Most importantly 2 b followed)
4) Our day usually will start @ 06:30 am with all morning chores 2 b finished before that) 
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Things To Carry: -
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) ( a must)
Bedding – sleeping mat/bag (a must)
Torch with extra cell ( a must)
Windcheater , Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes (Preferably ACTION),
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A haversack to put all these things
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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/