Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged much awaited Rajgad to Torna Trek 

Cost of the event :: Rs 2950/- per head

Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, FOOD & Tented Accommodation
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Brief Introduction about Rajgad / Torna:-

Height:  4182 ft / 4200 ft
Grade:  Medium/Medium
Time: ~ Maximum 2 / 3 hrs from base villages Gunjavane / Velhe
Location: Pune

RAJGAD – The name describes the place itself. The King of all the forts. 
It is to the south-west 40 Kms from Pune. It boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji on any fort. He spent almost 25/30 yrs here. Rajgad is famous for its construction. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. These are the three sub-plateaux (Machee) namely Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Sanjevani Machee, and at the centre is the Ballekilla. 

Padmavati Machee (north end) : This machee is the site of Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake, Chor Darwaja, Pali Darwaja, Gunjavane Darwaja, Daru Kothar (storage of arms and ammunition), Diwankhana, Rajwada (ruins), Ghod Tale (Horse Lake), Sadar (office) and Dhalkathi (flag hoisting place).

Sanjeevani Machee (southwest/west end) : This huge, beautiful and royally constructed machee faces west and has a three-stepped (layered) fortified structure. Each of the lower levels is separated from the higher one by a fortified bastion with a gate that could be defended independently. The lowest level is beautifully fortified by double curtain walls (chilkhathi) separated by a deep trench, on average 12 feet across. One can walk between these walls. The outer wall has openings to let soldiers out for sudden attack.

Suvela Machee (south east) : This is another grand machee facing east with lots of secret routes and doorways. This one is a double-stepped fortified machee with the steps separated by a beautiful bastioned doorway. At the end of first step a hole cuts across the rock; one can sit in this hole (nedhe). The final (lowest) step like Sanjeevani Machee has a double curtain wall. To the south side of this machee one can see a beautiful triangular bastion called Kaleswari buruz having an escape door near it. The home of the renowned military leader Tanaji Malusare was in this machee.

Bale Killa (centre) : This is the highest part of the fort which has remains of palaces, water cisterns and caves. It has a beautiful entrance door called Mahadarwaja. One can view the whole fort and the vast surrounding expanse.

TORNA :- The fort is also known as Prachandagad (huge fort), due to its massive size. In 1646, when Shivaji was 16, he launched his first military attack by capturing Torna fort, paving the way for the great empire. Many battles have been fought on this fort. The fort is truly grand and stretches for couple of kilometers.

Fascinating points on Torna fort:

Goddess Toranjai: it is a simple temple where goddesses Somjai and Toranjai are worshiped. Ahead we can see the lakes toran and mhasoba.

Maal and Safeli Bastions: On the west of Kothji Darwaja are the bastion maal, and the latter one is to the south of the former. Near Safeli is the construction called lakadkhaana, where wood was stored. Here is the way to Kokan Darwaja and Budhla Machi.

Budhla Machi: In Marathi ‘budhla’ means vessel, and budhla machi looks like a vessel kept upside down. This cliff is a breathtaking spot on the fort.

Bini Darwaja: This is the main entrance to the fort from velhe and is situated to the northwest of the fort. The bastion on the left side has collapsed. The path ahead leadsto the Kothi Darwaja.

Kothi Darwaja: Ascending the steps carved in the rock, we enter the Kothi Darwaja facing east. Here we come across some guard rooms. Way along the wall towards east takes us to the temple of goddess Toranjai.

Hanuman Bastion: This bastion is situated to the east of Kothi Darwaja. Here we can see the idol of hanuman facing south and a flag post. The way ahead leads to the bastion Bhel. Further eastwards we come to Zunjar Machi.

Temple of goddess Mengai: this is the only place on the fort where one can stay. It has two doors and the roof is stillin the needs of repairs. In front of the temple is a Deepmala.

Zunjar Machi: It is situated on the western side & a wonderful spot to see.

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below: 

Rendezvous:

Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:45 Hrs on Friday
23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar
Pick-ups en-route Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur etc. 
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Saturday
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05:00 Hrs : @ Gunjavane, Base Village
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Finish off Morning activities , Breakfast & Tea
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06:30 Hrs : Ascend to Rajgad
08:45 Hrs : Atop Rajgad

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Explore Padmavati machi, Balekilla & Suvela Machi
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13:00 Hrs : Lunch time @ Padmavati Temple
14:30 Hrs : Move 2 Sanjivani Machi

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Explore Sanjivani Machi
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16:15 Hrs : Descend from Alu Darwaja
18:30 Hrs : @ Paal-Khind 

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Retire for da day & Prepare Dinner & Tented accommodation … 
Note: 1 Tent will be distributed among 3-4 ppls group as per size and They have to carry out the burden of same alternately till the trek ends.

A CAMP FIRE SESSION —
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Sunday
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05:00 Hrs : Wake up call
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Finish off Morning activities

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06:30 Hrs : Breakfast – Tea
06:30 Hrs : Move to Torna

10:30 Hrs : Torna Atop
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Explore Torna gad, Lunch, Rest 

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14:00 Hrs : Descend
16:30 Hrs : Refreshment – Tea
17:00 Hrs : Start return journey back 2 Mumbai by private vehicle
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We will be @ Dadar by 22:30 Hrs (Subjectively)
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The Estimated expenditure of the trek is Rs 2950/- per head, which includes Travel expenditure from Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, 3 veg meals, Refreshments & Tented accommodation

For registration, Rs. 1000/- (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle charges & Food arrangement is a must …
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

Maximum 25 seats …
Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on 4 days prior to departure till 5 pm
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Things To Be carried:

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, 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: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)
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Dear all,
We @ शिखर वेध, has arranged An overnight Trek 2 Rohida-Raireshwar-Kenjalgad – Kamalgad forts on 17-18 October 2020
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Hope 2 c u on the event with me 2 Njoy nature …
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Details as follows:

Brief intro about the forts as follows:
Rohida Fort (3661 feet)

…This is a very important fort in Bhor area (Pune District) situated on Bhor – Mahabaleshwar mountain range. This fort impressed because of its long natural fortwall and well constructed entrance gate. We need to pass through three gates before we reach the top of this fort. First Mahadarwaja is circular type, on Second darwaja there is carving of Lion and legendary animal ‘Sharabh’. On the third gate there are carved images of Lotus, fish and images of Sun & Moon on the upper side.On Fort we can see a water tank, Rohideshwar temple, carved caves, ruins of fortifications & old buildings including grain storage, sadar (main office). There are seven Buruj on Rohida out of which Fatte Buruj, Waghjai & Shiravle Buruj are well constructed to fight with the enemy.

Raireshwar (4589 feet) :- Tableland of Pachgani is very famous but higher and longer tableland is the plateau of Rayari. It is 8 km away from Bhor. It looks beautiful in the monsoon. Raireshwar was considered to develop as a hill station & in real sense it is a hill station.  Raireshwar is historically important, Shivaji Maharaj took the Oath of Swaraj in a temple of Lord Shiva. After this he kept on conquering forts and established Swaraj. This temple is situated rather deep in the interior, hence not seen in first glance. A temple surrounded by hills, surroundings covered by natural beauties. Stone structured temples of the 16th century are the main attraction of Raireshwar.Kenjalgad ( 4273 feet) is situated on the Mandhardev spur of the Mahadev range eleven miles north-west of Wai. It is a flat-topped hill of an irregular oval shape, about 250 yards long and one hundred yards wide. Khelanja fort is said to have been built by the Bhoj Rajas of Panhala who flourished in the twelfth century.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:
Rendezvous:
Friday 16th October 2020 :: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (east) @ 23:00 Hrs
 
Depart from pvt vehicle. Pick up en-route till Panvel
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Saturday 17th October 202005:30 Hrs: @ Vasole – Tupewadi

Refresh & Breakfast
07:00 Hrs: Ascend 2 Kamalgad
10:00 Hrs: Atop Kamalgad
Exploration for 1 Hours
11:00 Hrs: Descend
13:30 Hrs: @ Base
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13:30 Hrs: Lunch time
 
Drive to Kenjalgad Base
15:30 Hrs: @ Kenjalgad
 
16:00 Hrs: Ascend 2 Kenjalgad
16:30 Hrs: Atop 
Exploration for 1 hour
17:30 Hrs: Descend
 
Drive to Raireshwar Khind
 
18:00 Hrs: @ Raireshwar Ascend
 
18:30 Hrs: @ Raireshwar Atop
20:30 Hrs: Dinner @ our host @ Raireshwar

Campfire session if interested ;)


Sunday 18th October 2020
07:00 Hrs: Breakfast & Tea
Explore Raireshwar
09:00 Hrs: Descend
09:30 Hrs: Drive to Rohida Base-Bajarwadi
 
En-route visit 2 Nageshwar temple @ Ambavade & Pant Sachiv of Bhor Shankaraji Narayan Samadhi & Suspension bridge built in 1935
11:00 Hrs: @ Bajarwadi 
Ascend 2 Rohida
 
12:30 Hrs: Atop Rohida
Exploration for 1.5 Hours
14:00 Hrs: Descend
15:00 Hrs: @ Base
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Late Lunch @ Hotel in Bhor
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Departure 2 Mumbai
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We will be in Dadar around 22:30 hrs (that’s – subjective)The Cost for the trek is abt Rs. 2750 /- per head
This includes Mumbai to Mumbai transportation by non-ac private vehicle, Dormitory Accommodation in Villagers house, 3 veg meals and refreshments 

Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 2750/- (Non-refundable) to book for a private vehicle … Deposit the amount on the 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 15 participants …

Last date 2 confirm your presence for the trek is Thursday 15 October 2020 till 5 pm with advance payment OR Till da Registration gets Full …

Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
Sleeping Mat – Bags (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), 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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Dear All,
We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged Konkankada Camping @ Trekkers Paradise-Harishchandrgad
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Hope 2 c u on trek with us to NJoy again 
Brief Introduction about Harishchandragad:Height: 1412 meters (4510 feet)
Grade:Easy
Time: ~ 2 hrs from Pachnai, Base Village
Location:Nagar region
Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the Medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate on Taramati/Rohidas in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.

Konkan Kada:
 The most interesting point on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and sunset. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost like a cobra’s hood.

Kedareshwar: 
The cave of Kedareshwar has a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water.

Journey Details:
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Day 1: Saturday
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06:30 Hrs:
Depart 2  Pachnai by Private vehicle
B/f en-route

13:00 Hrs : – @ Pachnai
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.Lunch Time
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14:30 Hrs : ASCEND

17:00 Hrs: @ Atop H’gad

17:30 Hrs : @ Konkan Kada

T- Time Sunset View

20:00 Hrs : Dinner ( Bhakri, Bhaji, Rice & Daal)and retire for the dayTented Accommodation

Day 2: Sunday 

06:30 Hrs : Good Morning

Post Breakfast – Tea

Explore Hgad … Caves, Kedarehwar Temple etc

10:30 Hrs: Descend via Pachnai

12:00 Hrs: @ Pachnai
Lunch in hotel on the way
We will reach to Mumbai 19:00 hrs (That’s Subjective)

The cost for da Trek is about Rs. 2550 per head
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tht includes transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai by private vehicle, 3 veg meals & 2 refreshments & TENTED ACCOMMODATION
NOTE : Minimum 8 participants required to execute

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Deposit Rs. 1500/- 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: – 2 days prior to departure

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Things To Carry: -
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A Water Bottle (~3 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),
.
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/