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Posted: 07 Aug 2015 11:16 PM PDT
We are happy to invite you all for an exciting & amazing Monsoon trek to Kalavantini Durg on 16th August 2015. Hill Fort Height : 2300 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade : Medium / Endurance Level: Medium Base Village:Thakurwadi Region : Panvel Trek Leader : Priyanka Jangid, Vishnu Mestry, Rehan Meeting point at Panvel ST Depot - 7.30 AM Kalavantin Durg is situated on northeast side of Panvel on Mumbai-Pune road. This Fort is looking like a pinnacle and one can see it from express highway a V-Shaped one. The Left one is Kalwantin Durg & right side is Prabalgad. The route is pretty easy and wide, thrilling part of the climb is the rock-cut steps that lead to its pinnacle. In monsoon particularly, one gets the feel of climbing through the clouds, which makes this trek pretty exciting.The fort top commands an excellent view of the surroundings with Prabal in the front. Matheran, Chanderi, Shrimallang, Irshal Karnala, Manikgad, etc can be easily identified.Kalavantin durg is a adjoining hill (pinnacle) to Prabalgad. Itinerary of the Event: Meeting Point: Panvel ST stand 7.30 am Travel to the base village Thakurwadi by bus or any source Start Trekking after Introduction and Information. Reach the table based Village Matchi, proceed for the top reach the pinnacle till 12.30 Lunch 1 pm Rest for 1 hour depends on time availability Start deceiving by 1.30 pm Reach Panvel approx by 4 Pm Fees 250/- ( includes traveling from Panvel to Panvel Breakfast tea) Registration & Details : Priyanka Jangid - 7738180002, Vishnu - 08976319379 If calls not attended , then please whatsapp or sms Limited seats upto 30 nos. first come first serve basis Things to carry: There is no source of water so carry atleast 3-4 litres there is an village located on the plateau where you can refill Lunch Extra cloths. Rainy wear Empty polyethene bags for load sharing . Ready to eat like Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc. Water (atleast 3 ltrs). Cap, Camera (optional). Good Trekking shoes. Medicine/First-... Read more
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 10:34 AM PDT
DarkGreen Adventure (DGA) invites you to be a part of the first ever Trans-Sahyadri trek with mountaineering legend Arjun Vajpai. This trek will give you the opportunity of trekking into the best regions in Sahyadri- the Igatpuri region, Malshej Ghat region and Bhimashankar region. The Igatpuri region has the highest, toughest and the most beautiful forts in Sahyadri. These treks are usually of 2-3 days. Malshej Ghat  is a mountain pass near Pune which has a wide range of flora and fauna which have attracted nature and trekking lovers for decades. From Malshej ghat, we will be trekking into the Bhimashankar range. The Bhimashankar fort has a Shiv temple which is one of the twelve Jyotirlings. The trek to Bhimashankar is through miles of dense forest which is known for its biodiversity and one can feel the jungle buzzing with life. Trans- Sahyadri trek shouldn't be missed by hard core trekking and adventure lovers. This is a trek that will push you to your limits, will stretch your mind and will give you an experience that will stay with you for years.   About Arjun Vajpai: Arjun Vajpai is living example that no dream is too big if you work towards it with determination, hard work and persistence. He is a legendary mountaineer who has done India proud year after year. At 16 he conquered the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest, to become the youngest ever Indian to do so at that time. He is also the youngest person in the world to climb 8000 metre peaks Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Manaslu. He has been to expeditions to other 8000 metre peaks like Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Shishpangma and Mt. Makalu. Trekking with Arjun Vajpai will be a once in a lifetime experience. He will be leading us and conducting special lectures during the trek on various topics of mountaineering, trekking and survival.   Brief Itinerary: Day 1, 6th November 2015, Friday Kalsubai fort, Igatpuri region. Kalsubai fort is the Everest of Maharashtra, the highest point in Sahyadri 10:30: Catch Kasara local starting fr... Read more
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 07:49 AM PDT
DGS: Durgdarshan have arranged a 1 Day mansoon trek Kondhane waterfall and kondhane caves on sunday 9th Aug 2015 Meeting Point: Karjat Station 08:45 AM Inviting you all to One day trek to Kondhivade (Kondhane) Caves/Waterfall..on a journey to the 8 Buddhist caves of the Hinayana Buddhist tradition which is a one hour trek from the Kondane village.The Kondana caves enclose sculptures, vihara, cahitya and stupas, specimens of ancient Buddhist architecture. Although there was an earth quake in the early 1900s many stupas, the front entrance and the floor of the caves were damaged. But what remains intact is the beatuful Chaitya that welcomes you to the rock cut caves that were created around 200 BC – 100BC.Apart from the lush green that the monsoon provides, you can spend your time getting a cold fresh water massage as you sit under the cascading waterfall.Meeting Point: Karjat Station 08:45 AM Inviting you all to One day trek to Kondhivade (Kondhane) Caves/Waterfall..on a journey to the 8 Buddhist caves of the Hinayana Buddhist tradition which is a one hour trek from the Kondane village.The Kondana caves enclose sculptures, vihara, cahitya and stupas, specimens of ancient Buddhist architecture. Although there was an earth quake in the early 1900s many stupas, the front entrance and the floor of the caves were damaged. But what remains intact is the beatuful Chaitya that welcomes you to the rock cut caves that were created around 200 BC – 100BC.Apart from the lush green that the monsoon provides, you can spend your time getting a cold fresh water massage as you sit under the cascading waterfall. Plan: Train Timing: Karjat Fast localCST          06:10Dadar       06:24Thane       06:50Dombivali  07:02Kalyan       07:10Neral         07:44 karjat         08:00 Meeting Point: Karjat Station 08:45 AM *For Registration transfer full amount Rs. 250.00 per person in the given a/c.Important Note:One needs to deposit full payment into the following bank account to confirm his/he... Read more
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 07:25 AM PDT
DGS : Durgdarshan has arranged  two days Trek to Sudhgad on 15 and 16 Aug, 2015About:Forts: SudhagadBase Village : ThakurwadiRegion : Pali. Grade: Easy At a height of 2200 feet, Sudhagad alias Bhorapgad has a huge platue of around 50 acres which offers a wonderful camping site. It has a punishment point called Takmak tok, an ancient Bhoraidevi temple and a grand Mahadrwaja. There is a secred chor daarwaja near the Mahadarwaja which if accessible can be used to reach the bottom of the Mahadarwaja bastions. From the Sudhagad platue you can see the ominously standing Tel baila which looks like a giant movie screen rising up from the platue opposite the Sudhagad platue. The nearest from from here is Ghangad and Sarasgad. If the skies are clear Dukes nose, Koraigad are also visible in the northeast behind Tel-baila.The fort lies in the Raigad region. After Pen on the Mumbai Goa highway you come to Pali which is also famous for one of the Ashtavinayak temples. HistorySudhagad fort is believed to have been in existence since 200 BC. The Bhora devi temple on top is said to have been built by Sage Bhrug Rishi. The rulers of Bhor dynasty were worshippers of Bhoraidevi. The first reference of Sudhagad is in the year 1436 when theBahamani Sultan won over the fort. In 1657 the fort came under the control of Marathas and the name was changed from Bhorapgad to Sudhagad. Once upon a time this fort was also a contender of being the capital of Hindavi raj but lost the race because of the strategic location of RaigadThe Cost of the trek would be Rs.600/- per head.The above cost includesTravel from Diva to thakurwadi to khopoli by Train/bus and Private Vehicle ( Non - A/c), 2 meals (veg), 2 tea, 1 b/f.Timeline: Saturday 15th Aug, 2015  Meet at DIVA station at 08:45  AM sharpWe will be heading to Nagothane by Diva Roha passenger train, then move to base village thakurwadi by private vehical.Plan: Day 1 train scheduled as09:10 Am Diva 09:50 Am Panvel 11:44 Am Nagothane 12:00 PM move to t... Read more

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