Dear All,

We @ शिखरवेध
has arranged on demand a 2 day Spiritual Trip to Akkalkot – Gangapur – Tuljapur & Pandharpur

Hope 2 c u on Trip .

Brief Intro about Places:-

Sri Kshetra Akkalkot – Believed to be an incarnation of Shri Dattatreya the name of this spiritual master, popularly called Swami Samarth, is a household word in Maharashtra and the region around. As this Perfect Master chose to reside at a place called Akkalkot for 22 years where he took Mahasamadhi (left his mortal body) in 1878, he is also known as the Maharaj of Akkalkot, Akkalkot is situated in district Solapur of Maharashtra state of India.
Sri Kshetra Gangapur, One of the most famous Dattatreya Peethas, is associated with Sri Narsimha Saraswati Swami, an incarnation of Lord Dattatray. It stands on the bank of the river Bhima in Afzalpur taluka in Gulbarga district of Karnataka. This Nirguna Math is adorned with the Nirguna Padukas. The water of the rivers Bhima and Amaraja, especially at the spot of their confluence, are considered extremely holy.

Sri Kshetra Tuljapur, the one amongst three and half Shakti Peethas  (abodes of cosmic powers) of the state, is situated in Maharashtra, wherein resides the Mother Goddess Tulja Bhavani.  the temple enjoys a special association with the Bhosale clan to which Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj belonged. Goddess Bhavani was the family deity of the Bhosale clan

Sri Kshetra Pandharpur is one of the most prominent pilgrimage sites in Maharashtra. It is located on the banks of the Bhimā river, which is alternatively known as Chandrabhaga because of its half-moon-like shape. The city is named after a merchant, Pandarika, who achieved self-realization there. Pandharpur, also known as Pandhari, hosts the renowned Vitthal Temple on the banks of Bhimā.

The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:
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Day 0: Friday
Meeting point: 22:15 Hrs at Pritam Hotel , Dadar (E).
22:30 Hrs: Departure
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Day 1:Saturday

09:00 Hrs: @ Akkalkot

Freshen up

Temple Darshan

Breakfast – Tea

12:30 Hrs : Move 2 Gangapur
14:30 Hrs: @ Gangapur

Lunch (Veg Only)

15:30 Hrs: Temple Darshan & Exploration

17:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Tuljapur
19:30 Hrs: @ Tuljapur

Dinner (Veg only)
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Stay at Tuljapur – ( Tripple sharing)
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Day 2: Sunday

Break-fast – Tea

Temple Darshan

09:30 Hrs: Move 2 Pandharpur
12:30 Hrs: @ Pandharpur

Lunch (Veg only)

15:00 Hrs: Temple Darshan

16:30 Hrs: Tea Break & Depart for Mumbai

23:00 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)
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The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee ₹ 8000/- per head
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This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Food ( Veg only), Accommodations charges ( Rooms with triple sharing basis )
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VIMP Note:

1)  In case of Queues for Temple – Darshan and which may cause a delay in our schedule … In such circumstances we may reach Mumbai LATE may be till Early Mornings of Monday … As we are not going to cancel any visit to place …
2) The itinerary is made in ideal situation.

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Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis wid Advance payment only …

One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 5000/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle, into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

OR
Googlepay : 9702121373

Last date for registration: – 4 days prior to departure OR Till Reg. Gets Full


Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Cap, Extra pair of Clothes, a Towel etc.(a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
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A haversack to put all these things
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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil: 09702121373 / 09869369836

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Naldurg

Dear All,

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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.

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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.

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Itinerary for the Trek is as follows :
 
Day 0 : Friday
21:15 hrs  : Departure by train towards Solapur
 
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 permits

Free 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 5450 /- 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. 3450/- 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

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Googlepay : 9702121373

Seats r limited …

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 number
 
Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836
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