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Posted: 28 Jul 2015 11:19 PM PDT
There are only a few things that appeal to adventure enthusiasts more than the thrill of riding on the wild waters of untamed rivers, or white water rafting as it is called. Kundalika, the fastest river of the South, at Kolad, is an excellent rafting destination South of the Himalayas. Situated amidst the magnificent Sahyadris, the almost 15-kilometre stretch of rapids along this river provides ample opportunities for an exciting experience. Rapids range between Class III & IV. The best months for rafting are in the months of monsoon when the water levels are high. Non Swimmers can also join Event Life jackets and safety helmets Will Be provided... Little info about Event: Total Distance: 12 kmsDuration: 2.5 hrs (Depending on the speed of the water)International Grading : IV +Grade: Medium Batches monsoon 2015 1 Ausgust 2015 saturday9 August 2015 sunday16 August 2015 sunday23 August 2015 sunday29 August 2015 Saturday6 Sept 2015 Sunday12 Sept 2015 saturday13 sept 2015 sunday20 sept 2015 sunday27 sept 2015 sunday The itinerary for the event is as follows :Meeting Point: Pritam hotel Dadar East at 5.00am Sharp Travel by private bus.Pick up Points: Chembur, Vashi.Reach the rafting site by 9.00 amBreakfast on the wayRiver rafting session for next 2-3 hrs.Lunchstart our journey back reaching Mumbai tentatively by 7pm. Total Expenses: 2400/- IncludesTea, Breakfast,Lunch , Travel expense from Mumbai to Mumbai ,Guide and Mumbai Rangers AdministrationCharges if any. Payment details:One needs to pay the full amount as advance at the time of booking. Transfer Money In this AccountNisha Bhadouriaaccount no 04111140080599Bank HDFCIFSC HDFC0000411Branch Link rd malad west For Registration call us:Amit Bhadouria :9819299164/7045655654.Nishant Sheth : 8879418581.Registration accepted only through phone call..Telephonic conversation is required for confirm seat. Important things to carry :Water Bottle (1 ltrs)Extra pair of clothes (Loose fitting clothes with shorts, cloths tha... Read more
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 10:13 PM PDT
Independence day special 'Trek to Kalsubai, the Highest Peak of Maharashtra on 15th Aug 2015 (Leaving on 14th Aug Night.) Little info about the fort Type: PeakHeight: 5400 Feet above MSL (Approx)Grade: Easy- mediumEndurance: Easy- mediumBase Village: Bari.----------------------------------------------------------------------------Kalsubai is the highest peak of the Sahyadris in Maharashtra.At the summit is a small temple of Kalsubai, which can seat just three people. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. The vastly spread out backwaters of Bhandardara attracts ones attention from the top. To the north of the mountain range forts such as Ramsej, Harihargad, Brahmagiri, Anjaneri, Ghargad, Bahula, Tringalwadi, Kavnai can be seen. To the east one can spot Aundha, Vishramgad, Bitangad, to the west Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south west) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar, Harishchandragad can be seen.-------------------------------------------------------------Pickup Point: Thane Cidco Bus stop @11.45 pmOvernight Journey toward the Bari (Base Village of Kalsubai)----------------------------------------------------------------------Breakfast by 6 amStart Trek by 6.30 amReach the top of Kalsubai by 10.30-11 am Rest for some time.Start Descending by 11.30amReach Base Village by 1.30pm Lunch at the Base Village.Start our Return Journey by 3.30pmReach Mumbai by 9 - 10 pm (Depend on the Traffic)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------The cost for the trek will be INR 900/- per head, which includes, Travelling from Thane to Thane by Private NON AC BUS,Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Tea/Cofee.Trek Expertise, -------------------------------------------------------------------------Things to Be carried:Identity proof (Must),A bottle of water (Minimum 2 Ltrs),One Packets of Energy Drink like Glucon D or Electral,TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory),Extra Pair of clothesCamera (Optional),Cap etc,Medicine those... Read more
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 09:02 PM PDT
We at Trekking Paradise Invites you all for Independence Day special trek to Kalsubai, the Highest Peak of Maharashtra on 16th August 2015 Sunday (will start travelling overnight on 15th August Saturday Night from Mumbai.) Come join us and conquer the highest peak of Sahyadris in Maharashtra : "Kalsubai"    Please fill the details by clicking on the below link:http://goo.gl/forms/mfpBLr6Fpr ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Some Information about the fort: Type: Peak Height: 5400 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Easy- medium Base Village: Bari. Trek Leader : Kunal | Prajakta | Suraj   Kalsubai is the highest peak of the Sahyadris in Maharashtra.   At the summit is a small temple of Kalsubai, which can seat just three people. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. The vastly spread out backwaters of Bhandardara attracts ones attention from the top. To the north of the mountain range forts such as Ramsej, Harihargad, Brahmagiri, Anjaneri, Ghargad, Bahula, Tringalwadi, Kavnai can be seen. To the east one can spot Aundha, Vishramgad, Bitangad, to the west Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south west) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar, Harishchandragadcan be seen. Since Kalsubai is extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railings, chains and ladders at places where it is difficult to climb. The itinerary for the trek will be as follows:  15th August, Saturday Night Meeting Point : Dadar @11.00 pm Pickup Point : Thane @11.45 pm Overnight Journey toward the Bari (Base Village of Kalsubai) 16th August, Sunday Morning Reach Base Village by 5am Breakfast by 6 am Start Trek by 6.30 am Reach the top of Kalsubai by 10.30-11 am  Rest for some time. Start Descending by 11.30am Reach Base Village by 1.30pm  Lunch at the Base Village. Start our Return Journey by 3.30pm Reach Mumbai by 9 - 10 pm (Depend on the Traffic)   The cost for the trek will be INR 1000/- per head... Read more
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 08:03 PM PDT
Short Info: Trek: Chanderi (Waterfall Trek) Date: 02nd Aug 2015.  Region: Karjat-Vangani. Grade: Hard (Min 3 treks Experience Required), Fort Height: 2330 ft. Trek Cost: 400/- Per Person Registered member trek Cost: 350/- Per Person. Trek cost Included traveling from Vangani to Badlapur by Local Vehicle, breakfast & Expertise Charges. Trek cost Not Included: Insurance, Lunch & anything other than mention above. About: Amidst the lush green vegetation surrounding the mountain ranges of Nakhind and Mhasmaal, Chanderi Fort emerges like a masterpiece crafted with nature's best hands. Situated at a height of 2,330 ft, the hill fort, now in ruins, offers a beautiful view of the surrounding area as well as presents one of the toughest trek routes around Mumbai.Although worth mentioning as the jewel in the crown of forts in the district of Raigad, there is no significant history attached to this fort. Near the caves on the fort are visible some remnants of fortification. This is the only sign to designate Chanderi as a fort. Chanderi is famous for water streams and its difficult route. In monsoon route gets thrilling with water flow and tricky. History: In May 1656 Shivaji Maharaj conquered all the territory up to kalyan-Bhivandi-rairi. This was when this fort came under the rule of Marathas. Lack of development, Low water storage areas, absence of significant constructions, limited facilities for people to stay and extremely difficult approach road seems to suggest that rather than a fort, this was possibly a military base. Meeting Point: @Vangani station by 7.20 am People can get into this local (2nd last compartment) or meet directly at Vangni Station. Train Timings: Karjat slow Local (plz come with your return ticket). CST 5.22 am                     Byculla 5.30 am             Dadar 5.40 am Sion 5.46 am                    Kurla 5.50 am                Ghatkopar 5.56am Bhandup 6.06 am             Thane 6.17 am              Diva 6.31 am Dombivali 6.39 am          ... Read more
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 01:12 PM PDT
DarkGreen Adventures (DGA) invite those different kind of traveler, who enjoy nature and want to sweat it out a bit in some outbound and group activities. Coorg, known for its coffee plantations, has been called the Scotland of India by the British. Cauvery river originates here in the forested slopes. Coorg is rich in flora and fauna. There are three wildlife sanctuaries and a national park nearby. We will have opportunity for trekking as well as some wildlife sighting. For this trip we will be staying mainly at Misty Palms which is a very scenic accommodation located away from the hustle of human settlements. This place is surrounded by fruit orchards, pepper and coffee plantations and these are further surrounded by forests and streams.   Brief Itinerary: 29th September, Tuesday 22:00 - Catch "12133 Mangalore express" from CST and halting at Thane (22:30) and Panvel (23:00)   30th September, Wednesday 15:15 - Reach Mangalore and enjoy the local cuisine of Mangalore 16:00 - Move to Coorg in a pvt vehicle 22:00 - Reach our place of accommodation - Misty palms, settle down and enjoy delicious dinner of Coorg. Get ready for the adventurous trek next day   1st October, Thursday 06:00 - Get up early if you want to enjoy the super duper surroundings of the resort. See different types of fruits, coffee and pepper plants 09:00 - Take breakfast and be ready for the trek. 10:00 - We reach Srimangala and take forest permission 11:00 - Start trekking in the beautiful trail leading to Brahmagiri. With the trail passing through dense forest, endless grasslands, river streams and water falls (Iruppu Falls) , a trekker's interest never really wanes. We will have packed lunch on the way. 16:00 - Reach Forest guest house and settle down. Overnight stay and dinner here. This guesthouse is so tranquil that the only noises you could hear will be from the insects of forest.   2nd October, Friday 06:00 - Get up early and continue the trail to Brahmagiri peak. This trek takes you ins... Read more
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 01:09 PM PDT
DGA invites you for a trek to the Jewel of Sahyadri - Ratangad fort. It is called the jewel of Sahyadris because Ratangad was personally Shivaji Maharaj's favourite fort and he loved the fort as much as a woman loves jewellery, hence the name. Ratangad trek in monsoon is one of the most beautiful treks in Sahyadris The 1200 year old Amruteshwar temple in the base village Ratanwadi is of a great historic significance and architectural marvel. At the beginning of the trek, we approach the fort by walking on flat ground and cross flowing rivers. The trek then enters into thick forest canopy which will be lush green in monsoon. One hour into the thick forest will lead us to a series of 5 firmly fitted steel ladders. This is the most exciting part of the trek. We then approach the beautiful caves. From the caves, the trail towards the top is through knee deep grass. On the top of the fort, there is a giant hole called 'needle' in the mountain caused by wind erosion. The view from the top is mesmerising. The Sahyadris giants AMK, Ajobagad, Kalsubai surround Ratangad. The beauty of the view in monsoon is indescribable.   Brief Itinerary: 22nd August 2015 19:15 - Catch 19:21 Kasara Fast local train from CST. One can board the train from other stops ahead (Dadar-19:34, Thane-20:01). Please take return ticket till Kasara and try to board second compartment from CST-end 21:30 – Reach Kasara. This is the final meeting point. Move to base village in a jeep and dinner on the way   23rd August 2015 01:00 - Reach Ratanwadi and settle down 05:00 - Wake up call, have breakfast and tea. 06:00 - Start the trek. 10:00 - Reach the top, explore the fort, click pictures and enjoy the beautiful view 11:00 - Start the descend 13:00 - Reach the base village and have delicious village lunch 14:00 - Start jeep ride towards Kasara. 17:00 - Reach Kasara and depart for home.   Fees: Rs.1100 if you pay cash on the day of trek Rs.990 if you transfer online, at least a day before trek i.e. till 21st... Read more
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 01:06 PM PDT
DarkGreen Adventure invites you for a adorable monsoon trail in Karnala Sanctuary. Karnala Bird Sanctuary is located near Panvel with an area of 12.11 km2. It is centred around historic karnala fort and home to about 150 species of bird including three rare birds i.e. Ashy Minivet, three toed kingfisher and Malabar Trogon. Trek to the karnala fort is an absolute beginner's trek amidst the natural flora and fauna of the enclosed sanctuary. The relative ease of this trail also provides an excellent opportunity for parents to introduce their children to trekking and nature. After a final walk up to the bastion, one is presented with a splendid 360 degree view of the surrounding Raigad district. A 125 ft high basalt pillar sticks out like a thumb at the centre of the peak. It is clearly visible from far away on all the sides.   Grade: Easy   Brief Itinerary: 07:30 - Meet at Panvel Station and move to Karnala base in a local vehicle 08:30 - Reach Karnala. Introduction and Breakfast 09:30 - Start trekking through the wet canopy of Karnala by crossing a gentle flowing stream 13:00 - Reach Karnala fort and explore. Take Lunch 14:00 - Start descending 16:00 - Reach base and have hot tea with snacks 17:00 - Reach Panvel and bid goodbye to your new friends   Fees: Rs.500 if you pay cash on the day of trek Rs. 400 if you transfer online, at least a day before trek i.e. till 14th August Inclusions: - Travel from Panvel to base and back - Karnala Entry Charges - 1 Breakfast, tea and evening refreshments - 1 Lunch Exclusions: - Train tickets to Panvel - Anything not mentioned above Contact: Krishna: 9820285295 (Also available on WhatsApp) Email: krishna@darkgreen.co.in Before you call, please note 1. Read the event itinerary at least once 2. Expected batch size is 20-30. We don't provide current booking info till the bookings are closed 3. All our trips are gender friendly and we had 30-50 percent female participants in all of our earlier trip.   --- Send your money to f... Read more
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 01:00 PM PDT
DarkGreen Adventures invites you for yet another marvellous but lesser explored trek route - Takmak. The trek passes initially through streams and fields, then thick forest and finally through some rocky patches. The deep valleys and forest on other side will surely make you ponder for few minutes. All these while playing hide and seek with the clouds   Grade: Medium   Brief Itinerary 15th Aug, Saturday 07:45 - Meet at Virar and move to base village in a local vehicle. You can catch Virar fast local starting from churchgate at 6:21 and Dadar at 6:38. Try to board second compartment on Virar-end but not necessary. Take return ticket to Virar from whichever local station you start from. 09:00 - Reach base village, breakfast and introduction 09:30 - Start trekking 13:30 - Reach top. Explore and have lunch 15:00 - Start descending 18:00 - Reach base village and move back to Virar station and then to your destinations   Fees: Rs.600 if you pay cash on the day of trek Rs. 500 if you transfer online, at least a day before trek i.e. till 14th August Inclusions: - Travel from Virar to base village (35kms-one way) - 1 Breakfast, tea and evening refreshments - 1 Lunch Exclusions: - Train tickets to Virar - Anything not mentioned above Contact: Krishna: 9820285295 (Also available on WhatsApp) Email: krishna@darkgreen.co.in Before you call, please note 1. Read the event itinerary at least once 2. Expected batch size is 20-30. We don't provide current booking info till the bookings are closed 3. All our trips are gender friendly and we had 30-50 percent female participants in all of our earlier trip.   --- Send your money to following account: Name - Krishna Kuya Bank – IDBI, New Panvel Account no: 1171 0400 008 0556 Account type: Savings IFSC code – IBKL0000023 Things to carry: - 2 litre water (compulsory) - A plate and a spoon - Good trekking shoes or sport shoes - An extra pair of dry clothes if you want to change in evening - Plastic bags for dry items in yo... Read more
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 12:56 PM PDT
DarkGreen Adventures invites you for yet another marvellous but lesser explored fort of Maharashtra - Kohoj. The 3 hours hike to Kohoj fort has all ingredients for a pleasant trek - small lakes, hills, plateaus, misty atmosphere, flora and fauna, remote hamlets. The two very peculiarly shaped pinnacles were the guiding lighthouse. The view from the top is mind blowing. You can see Dheraj River, Bandre dam and Tak-Mak. With the already heavy winds blowing against the streams on the plateau, the water from the streams rise back up and you end up having an experience of a lifetime.   Grade: Easy to medium   Brief Itinerary 8th Aug, Saturday 21:10 - Reach Palghar which is the final meeting point and move towards base village in a local transport. You can take the 6:35 pm passenger train from Panvel going towards Dahanu. You can also catch this train from Kopar (Central Railway) at 7:29 pm and from Virar (Western Railway) at 8:34 pm. Take return ticket till palghar from whichever local station you start from. 22:30 - Reach base village, settle down and have dinner. Overnight in a temple. Simple washroom facility may be available in nearby village school. Enjoy the night with some team games till you drop asleep.   9th Aug, Sunday 06:00 - Wake up call. Finish your breakfast and morning chores 07:00 - Start trekking to Kohoj fort through the paddy fields and later in the forest. 11:00 - Reach top and explore. 12:00 - Start descending 15:00 - Reach back to base village and have lunch. If we reach early then we may take a dip in lake at base. 17:00 - Start travelling back towards Palghar and then towards your respective destinations in Mumbai.   Fees: Rs.800 if you pay cash on the day of trek Rs. 700 if you transfer online, at least a day before trek i.e. till 7th August Inclusions: - Travel from Palghar to base village (25kms-one way) - Safe, secure and group accommodation in village - 1 Dinner - 1 Breakfast, tea and evening refreshments - 1 Lunch Exclusions: - Tra... Read more
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 10:02 AM PDT
TRAVOLUTION invites you for a thrilling overnight trek to the SECOND HIGHEST PEAK OF MAHARASHTRA – HARISHCHANDRAGADH TARAMATI 4700 Ft via PACHNAI Route on 1st & 2nd August 2015 Trek Info: Trek: HarishchandraGadh Region: Malshej Fort Height: 4700 ft. Last Date of Reg: 28th July 2015. >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. >Taramati: This is the topmost point on the fort. It is the second highest peak in Maharashtra after kalsubai. Leopards are seen in the forests beyond this peak. From here we can have a glimpse of the whole range of Naneghat and the forts near Murbad . >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. Day 1: 1st August 2015. 11:00 PM Meet at Kasara Station. 11:30 PM Depart to PACHNAI Village via JEEP. Day 2: 2nd August 2015 02:30 AM Reach Pachnai. 02:30AM – 5:00 AM Rest at Villagers home 5:00AM – 5:30AM Wake up call and breakfast. 05:45 AM Start Trek 8:00AM – Reach KONKAN KADA and explore. 9:00 AM Trek towards Taramati. 10:00 AM Reach Taramati and Explore till 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Reach Harishchandragadh rest and explore the temple, Caves and Kedareshwar temple. 12:30 PM Lunch 1:30 PM Descend 2:30 PM reach Base village and depart. 6:00 PM Reach Kasara Station and depart. Expenses: 850 INR per head Inclusions: 1. Transportation from Kasara to Kasara( in Jeep) 2. Breakfast & Lunch (simple v... Read more

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