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
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Hope 2 cu on trip with us ;-)
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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
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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
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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

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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 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 
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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,
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We @ शिखर वेध have planned a Tour to Kaas Plateau Valley of Flowers – Sajjangad – Thosegar Waterfall & Kalyangad Fort in Satara region

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

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

Grade: simple but Exciting 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

 

DAY 1:: Saturday 

05:30 Hrs: @ Satara

Breakfast – Tea Time

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

Exploration Time, PHotography, Sight seeing

12:30 Hrs: Depart

13:30 Hrs: Lunch Break @ Satara

15:00 Hrs: @ Move 2 Sajjangad

16:00 Hrs: @ Sajjangad Atop

Exploration Time

20:30 Hrs: Dinner ( Simple veg one)

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

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast

09:00 Hrs: @ Thosegar Waterfall visit

12:00 Hrs: @ Kalyangad Base

13:00 Hrs: Kalyangad Atop

Exploration Time for 1 hour

15:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Base

16:00 Hrs: Visit Bara motechi Vihir @ Limb

17:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Mumbai

Evening Tea/ snacks en-route

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

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

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

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Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 2500/- (Non-refundable) … Seats will be allotted on payment basis … Last row seats will be given only on demand [;)] else late payment ones … Deposit the amount on following account.

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

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

Seats r limited … MAXimum 25 members …

Last date to register with advance payment is  Thursday  

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

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Things To Carry:-

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

1 torch (a must) with spare battereies

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

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

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

Extra 2-3 Pair of clothes,

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

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

A haversack to put all these things

Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.

For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

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Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836

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)
.
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/

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Dear all,

We @ Shikhar Vedh are glad to invite you for Trek to Harishchandragad via Pachnai on Sundays

Itinerary of the event Details:

Rendezvous:

Day 1:- National Park,Borivali (E)  @ 23:00 Hrs

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11:30 pm Pick up at WEH metro station bus stop.

11:45 pm Pick up at Kalanagar bus stop (on highway), Bandra.

12:00 am Pick up at Sion station circle.

12:45 am Pick up at Teen Hath Naka, Thane.

DAY 2 :: Sunday
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05:00 Hrs : – @  Pachnai

Rest for an hours
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Breakfast-T Time

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07:00 Hrs : Trek Start
 
10:00 Hrs : Reach Atop
 
Explore the temple, Kedareshwar, and surrounding area
 
Move to Kokankada
 
Lunch , Rest Time
 
13:00 Hrs: Descend via Pachnai

15:30 Hrs: @ Pachnai

from there by private vehicle to Mumbai

 
We will reach to Mumbai 23:00 hrs (That’s Subjective)

The cost for da Trek is about Rs. 1700 per head
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tht includes transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai by private vehicle, 1 veg breakfast & Veg Lunch and Shikhar Vedh administration charges

NOTE : Minimum 8 participants required to execute

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Deposit Rs. 1700/- per head (Non-Refundable) advance on following A/c for Food & vehicle 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

Last date for registration: – Thursday till 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

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Things To Carry: -
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A Water Bottle (~3 Liters) ( a must)
Torch with extra cell ( a must)
Rain-cheater (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/

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Dear All , 
 
We @ SHIKHAR VEDH invite you to trek to little explored ANDHARBAN 
 
NEXT BATCHES :: 
All Saturdays & Sundays of  Aug, September 2021
 
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As the name is the jungle, so dense and dark that at some places the sun-rays don’t reach to ground at noon time as well and one may not find any route out of it if lost.
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Jungle trek : One of the ancient sahyadri passes that joins ghat to konkan area, Andharban offers endless trudge through the thicket forest.
Trekking : we will be walking on ridge offering awesome view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat.
Waterfalls :: En-route 4-5 small waterfalls to enjoy
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Trivia
Type :Trek though mountains and jungle
Height : 3000 ft above msl approx
Grade : Easy Bt endurance level little high
Region : Tamhini Ghat-Kundalika
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The itinerary for the trek is as given below:
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Day 0:
Meeting point :  Borivali National Park, Borivali (east) at 21:45 Hrs
Pick – up en-route till panvel
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Day 1:
 
05:00 Hrs : Base village
Breakfast-Tea time
Introduction & Instruction
07:00 Hrs : Start trek towards Andharban
 
11:30 Hrs : Lunch Break @ Hirdi Plateau
12:30 Hrs :Trek towards Bhira Dam
15:30 Hrs : @ Bhira Dam
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16:00 Hrs : Departure to Mumbai
Evening refreshments @ Pali … Visit Ballaleshwar Asthvinayak Temple if time permits & Temple open

We will reach Mumbai around 22:30 Hrs (Dat’s Subjective)

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The Contribution for the trip is Rs 1600/- per head.
This includes Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai , 2 refreshments, 1 Veg Lunch (Pithale Bhakri), Forest official entry fee, Private land entry fee & Shikhar Vedh administrative Charges
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Please book yourself with full advance payment of Rs. 1600/- 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.

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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 to register with advance payment is  4 days prior to departure OR till the registration gets Full
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Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, do carry a extra pair as well
Personal basic medical kit
A haversack to put all these things
.

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil:  09702121373 / 09869369836
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Also join us @

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Naldurg

Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध has planned two days Tour to Biggest Land Fort In Maharashtra Naldurg Fort and visits to Paranda Fort, Solapur Fort, Siddheshwar Temple @ Solapur & Tuljabhavani Mata Temple @ Tuljapur 
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About Naldurg Fort
Naldurg which was formerly a district headquarter is situated about 50 Kms. south-east of Osmanabad. The fort which is an interesting place has enclosed a surface of a knoll or plantain of basalt rock which is jutted out into the valley or raving of the small river Bori. Along the rest of the cliff on three sides ran fortifications. bastion firmly built out have deseed basalt and are large enough to carry heavy guns. The entire circumference is about a mile and a half.
The interior portion is covered with ruined walls and a half, the interior portion is covered with ruined walls and a vide road running up to the centre.  The fort has many bastions amongst which are upli Buruj, which is the height point in the fort paranda Buruj , nagar Buruj, Sangam Burug, Sangram Buruj, Bands Buruj, poone Buruj, etc. Inside the fort there are remains of the walls and some of the building such a Barood kotha, Baradari, Ambarkhana, Rangaan mahal, Jali etc. Though the buildings are in ruins the remains give a impression that there night have been at one time the specious buildings. There are two tanks in the fort known as machali guns amongst which important are the “hathi toph” and magar Toph”, The hathi Darwaza and the hurmukh and the hurmukh darwaza are the main gates of the fort. The most interesting building which connects the fort and the Ranmandala is the dam constructed across the bori river, the dam and the” pani mahal, which is built underaatch and in the middle of the dam were, constructed. During the reign of Ibrahim Adil shah II. The fort is said to have been originally built by a Hindu Raja who was a vassal of the Chalukya kings of kalyani. It was latter included in the dominions of the Bahamanis and was subsequently taken over by the Adil shahi kings of bijapur, from whom it passed in the hands of mughalain the year 1686.A.D.
PARANDA Fort :: 
No records are available to show when this fort was constructed, but believe that it was laid out during the late 15th century by Mahmud Gawan, the Vazir of Bahamani Sultanate.

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

Solapur Bhuikot Fort 

Bhuikot Fort is the major attraction in Solapur region. This fort is not only the muslim fort but also it is ancient historical and religious place in Maharashtra.
It is said that this fort was built during 14th century under the Bahamani Dynasty, in the memory of Hutatma Bagh. As per the historians Aurangzeb have spent sometime on this fort. This fort was handed to Peshwa, Bajirao II also stayed on this fort. The temple built by Bahamani Sultan is the most historical and attractive places in the fort.
Itinerary for the Trek is as follows :
Day 0 : Friday
21:15 hrs  : Departure by train towards Solapur ( SIDDHESHWAR EXP )
Day 1 : Saturday
07:00 Hrs :  Reach at Solapur.
Freshen up & Breakfast – Tea
Explore Solapur Bhuikot Fort
Visit Siddheshwar Temple
11:00 hrs :  Move to Paranda Fort by private vehicle
Lunch @ Kurduwadi
14:00 Hrs :: Explore Paranda Fort
 
17.00 Hrs :  Move to Tuljapur
18:30 Hrs : @ Tuljapur – hotel
Get Fresh and Free Time
20.00 Hrs : Dinner
22.00hrs : Good Night
Day 2: Sunday
06:00 Hrs : Wake Up call — Freshen up
Tuljapur Bhavani Mata Temple Visit
Post Breakfast Move to Naldurg Fort via Private Vehicle
09:00 Hrs :: @ Naldurg Fort
5 hours to Explore Naldurg Fort ,
Post Lunch Move to Solapur
En-route we will visit DHOTRI FORT (GADHI) if time permitsFree Time to enjoy Solapur City
22:50 hrs : Travel to Mumbai.
Day 3 : Monday 
07:00 Hrs : @ Mumbai
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The Expenditure for the Trip is  Rs. 5250 /- per Head.
This includes MUMBAI to SOLAPUR & Back SLeeper Coach (SL) class Train Journey ; Solapur to Solapur transport by private vehicle for two days, 4 refreshments, 3 Veg Meals , accommodation in hotel and Entry fees

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Please book in Advance with payment of Rs. 3250/- pp (Non-refundable) … Deposit the amount on following account.

 

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

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

Seats r limited …

Things To Carry:-
.
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare batteries ( a must)
Rain-cheater (a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
A haversack to put all these things
.
For confirmation, do call on below number
Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836
Also join us @
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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

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About the places -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rendezvous: 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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