Dear all,
 
We @ शिखर वेध are glad to announce its Chandgad – Nesari – Gargoti region forts exploration Trek event …

Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy

 
Brief Intro about tour:
 
Grade           : Easy

Destination   : Vallabhgad, SamangadNesari-Kandewadi, Gandharvgad, Kalanidhigad, Pargad, Mahipalgad, Bhudargad
Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ₹ 4250/- per head (Kolhapur to Kolhapur) 

Maximum 15 Participants

NOTE :: Mumbai , Pune Participants need to arrange their own transport till Kolhapur & return journey

Brief Introduction about Vallabhgad Samangad / Kalanidhigad / Pargad / Gandharvgad/ Mahipalgad / Bhudargad :


Grade: Easy & Exciting  
Time: ~ Most places vehicle reaches atop … OR some are abt 15-30 mins frm base
Location: Gadhinglaj-Chandgad-Nesari-Gargoti region
 
Vallabhgad:  Vallabhgad Fort is a fort in the Belgaum district of Karnataka state, India. It dates back to 1674, and is said to have been built by the Maratha ruler Shivaji.
SAAMANGAD: This fort has inspiring fables woven around it. Situated in the Gadhinglaj taluka the fort has secret passages and strong bastions.
PAARGAD: Surrounded by lush greenery and a picturesque forest, the fort has exquisite bronze statues of Shivaji and a temple of Bhagawati Bhawani.
KALANIDHIGAD: Is said to have been built by the Maratha ruler Shivaji. 
BHUDARGAD: This fort is situated on a huge vertical rock amidst mountain ranges. It is said to resemble from a distance, the crescent moon in the matted hair of the god Shiva..
MAHIPALGAD: A hill fort in Kolhapur district built by Mahipal king was renovated by Maratha ruler Shivaji. An Ancient temple of Vajinath is there.


The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Day 0: Friday – Depart for Kolhapur by Bus / Railway @ 20:30 Hrs from Mumbai

Day 1: Saturday

07:30 Hrs: @ Kolhapur
 
Breakfast – T

Departure by private vehicle

09:30 Hrs: Vallabhgad – Exploration

11:00 Hrs: Move 2 Samangad
 
12:00 Hrs: Samangad – Exploration
 
14:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Nesari (Veg only)
 
15:30 Hrs: Nesari-Kandewadi – A tribute visit to  

 ‘ वेडात मराठे वीर दौडले सात !!!’
 
17:00 Hrs: Gandharvgad – Exploration


18:00 Hrs: Tea Break

18:30 Hrs: Move 2 Pargad
 
20:00 Hrs: @ Pargad
 
Dinner 
 
Stay Pargad Atop in villagers house / temple
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Day 2: Sunday
 
07:00 Hrs: Breakfast
 
Pargad Exploration
 
08:30 Hrs: Move to Kalanidhigad

09:45 Hrs: @ Kalanidhigad base (easy trek)

11:00 Hrs: Atop Kalanidhigad – Exploration
12:30 Hrs: @ Base 
 
Lunch Time
 
14:30 Hrs: Mahipalgad Exploration

17:00 Hrs : @ Bhudargad Atop

Bhudargad – Exploration

20:00 Hrs: Drop at Kolhapur CBS / Station …. Dinner @ Kolhapur (To be borne by Participant as per veg / non veg choice)

Day 3: Monday

06:00 Hrs: @ Dadar
 
The cost for the whole event will be Indian Rupee ₹ 4250/- per head 
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This includes Transportation by pvt vehicle from Kolhapur to Kolhapur; Permissions and entry fees if necessary, Veg Food for 2 days, Dormitory Accommodation @ villagers house 
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Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis …
NOTE :: Mumbai , Pune Participants need to arrange their own transport till Kolhapur & return journey
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One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 2500/- (Non-refundable) advance 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

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Check out our last outing in December of SHikharayan 2009:  

https://picasaweb.google.com/JagadishPatil78/Shikharayan2009#

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Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Cap, Good trekking shoes, Extra pair of Clothes, a Towel etc.(a must)

Rain-cheater (a must)

Sleeping Bags / Mat (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls possibly 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, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836

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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
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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
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07:00 Hrs: Freshen up and Breakfast on the way
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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
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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
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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.
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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:-
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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
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Ausa_Fort

Dear All

We @ Shikhar vedh has arranged a Tour to Ausa – Dharur – Kharoshi Caves – Parli Vaijnath – Ambejogai -Dharmapuri Tour

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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 Latur – Ausa – Dharur – Parli 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

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About the places -

Ausa Fort :: The fort featured prominently in the conflicts between the Deccan Sultanates in the post Bahamani period. In later days it was captured by Malik Ambar in 1014 Hijri and was renamed by him as Ambarapur which was later changed to Amrapur.

Almost square in shape, the fort has a moat or khandak (ditch) around, nearly 36.58 meters (120 ft) in width, now nearly dry. Fort has a glance, a retaining wall, a covered way, a double rampart fortified further with massive bastions, which are mostly semi-circular mounted with huge cannon. There is the usual Pani Mahal in a ruined condition, quite a few large wells now unused, a mosque and a dargah of one Sayyad Sadat.

Outside the fort is an old Jama mosque and in the prayer niche are two inscriptions in Persian, which record the names of Emperor Aurangzeb and Sohrab Khan, the builder of the mosque. It was built in 1680.

Dharur Fort:

Dharmapuri Fort:

Ambejogai Temple & Parli Vaijnath Temple :-

Kharosa Leni: .

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 @ Udgir @ 07:45 hrs

Freshen up & have breakfast

09:00 – 11:00 Hrs: Udgir Fort Exploration

Move to Nilanga ~ 1.5 hrs drive

Visit Shiva – Temple

Move to Kharosa Caves for exploration

Move to Ausa

14:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Ausa

15:00 – 17:00 Hrs : Ausa Fort Exploration

Drive to Parali for overnight stay

Dinner & Rest for day

 

Day 2: Sunday

Wake by early by 06.00 hrs & finish with Morning ablutions

Parli – Vaijnath Temple Darshan

Breakfast

08:00 Hrs: Leave for Dharur fort

En-route visit Bhagwangad – Pay tribute visit to Gopinath Mundhe

10:00 – 12:00 Hrs: Dharur Fort Exploration

1.5 hrs Drive to Ambejogai

13:30 Hrs: Lunch Time

Ambejogai Temple Sightseeing:  

15:00 Hrs: Drive to Dharmapuri

16:00 – 17:00 Hrs: Visit Dharmapuri Fort

17:00 Hrs : Leave Dharmapuri

19:00 Hrs : @ Latur

Shopping & Dinner (on your own)

22:00 Hrs: Return journey to Mumbai by 02044 – Bidar – CSTM express

Day 3: Monday

07:30 Hrs :: Reach Dadar

 

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 Udgir – Ausa – Latur – Dharur – Parli 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

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Last date to confirm with advance payment is Tuesday 9 November 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/

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

.

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

.

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/