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Posted: 12 Aug 2015 12:13 AM PDT
WTA CLUB Invites you All Nature Lovers,Trekkers,Photographers For Kudapan-Bhimachi Kathi to Pratapgad trail trek on 22 & 23 Aug 2015 Info about the trek: Grade: Medium Endurance: Hard Time To reach: 5.30 Hrs From Kudpan to Pratapgad _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Many visitors visit Pratapgad by tar road now a days.but the real thrill to visit Pratapgad is from old ghat routes which goes right through jawliche khore dense jungle of mahabaleshwar valley. From Kudapan we will visit massive waterfalls of Kudpan & Bhimachi Kathi –a well-known pinnacle in this region. Height around 800′ form the valley side, This valley is surrounded by all three "Wadis" of Kudpan & famous for two gigantic waterfall. From Kudpan to Pratapgad all route covered with dense forest.you can Enjoy Many small waterfalls Enroute.A Perfect Trek For Nature Lovers,Photographers & trekkers. Pratapgad:(3300 ft) Pratapgad is a large fort located in Satara district, in the . Significant as the site of the Battle of Pratapgad, the fort is now a popular tourist destination.situated in the dense forest jawliche khore is very famous fort in maharashtra. History: The Maratha king Shivaji Maharaj commissioned Moropant Trimbak Pingle, his prime minister, to undertake the construction of this fort in order to defend the banks of the Koyna river, and to defend the Par pass. It was completed in 1656.[1] The Battle of Pratapgarh between Shivaji maharaj and Afzal Khan was fought below the rampants of this fort on November 10, 1659. This was the first major test of the fledgling kingdom's army, and set the stage of the establishment of the Maratha empire.Afzal khan's tomb can be seen from pratapgad which is prohibited area now-days . _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Here is the Schedule : 22 Aug 2015..Saturday Pickup For Pune Members SWARGATE :4.00 Pm (Sharp) Mumbai members Pickup at Dadar (Pritam Hotel) :3 Pm Ø Reach Base Village 8.30 Pm... Read more
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 12:06 AM PDT
AboutDear Hikkers & Trekkers"Sahyadriking Trekkers"arrange Toughest Trek of Sahyadri - Alang Madan Kulang on 25th,26th,27th.Dec.2015. Its the best time to visit these forts now. After the rains between October and January end. Post which the water is less in the water tanks. As the path leading to the caves become difficult during the monsoon. Come join us - pack your bags.@Summary:Duration:3 days and 2 NightsHeight:4852 - 4841 - 4822ftRegion:Igatpuri - Kalsubai @Max Group Size:25 @Contribution:Rs. 2500.00 per person-Registered MemberRS.2700.00For Non Register MemberLast Registration Date-20th,Dec.2015For Registration 1000rs is Compulsarry @About Alang fort:Alang Fort (also Alangad) is a fort in Nashik district, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the three forts, the others being Madangad and Kulang, in the Kalsubai range of the Western Ghats. They are the most difficult to reach forts in Nasik District. A dense forest cover make thesetreks difficult. These three forts are a little neglected due to very heavy rains in the area and a difficult confusing path to the forts@About Kulang fort:Being in the same region of the three forts its said climb to Kulag is the most difficult. On the way up climbing we come across patches of roch cut steps. It take 6 hours to reach from Kulanwadi to the fort. On the fortto see around 5 water cisterns. Form here we could also see Mahuli with the 3 pinacles. One can also stay at the caves here.@About Madan fort:The climb preferred is usually between Madan and Alang. The time taken could around 3-4 hours toreach the step after leaving Kulung fort. over here rock climbing would be required as the wall of the steps was destroyed during the cannon fire. Use of a fixed rope is required. There is one large cave on this fort and 2 water cistern. The top of the fort is a huge plateau. On the fort, there are two caves, a small temple and 11 water cisterns. Remnants of buildings are spread over the fort. Kalasubai, Aundh Fort, Patta and Bitan... Read more
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 11:38 PM PDT
AboutDear Hikkers & Trekkers"Sahyadriking Trekkers"arrange Toughest Trek of Sahyadri - Alang Madan Kulang on 2th,3th,4th.OCT.2015. Its the best time to visit these forts now. After the rains between October and January end. Post which the water is less in the water tanks. As the path leading to the caves become difficult during the monsoon. Come join us - pack your bags.@Summary:Duration:3 days and 2 NightsHeight:4852 - 4841 - 4822ftRegion:Igatpuri - Kalsubai @Max Group Size:25 @Contribution:Rs. 2500.00 per person-Registered MemberRS.2700.00For Non Register MemberLast Registration Date-30th.Sept.2015For Registration 1000rs is Compulsarry @About Alang fort:Alang Fort (also Alangad) is a fort in Nashik district, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the three forts, the others being Madangad and Kulang, in the Kalsubai range of the Western Ghats. They are the most difficult to reach forts in Nasik District. A dense forest cover make thesetreks difficult. These three forts are a little neglected due to very heavy rains in the area and a difficult confusing path to the forts@About Kulang fort:Being in the same region of the three forts its said climb to Kulag is the most difficult. On the way up climbing we come across patches of roch cut steps. It take 6 hours to reach from Kulanwadi to the fort. On the fortto see around 5 water cisterns. Form here we could also see Mahuli with the 3 pinacles. One can also stay at the caves here.@About Madan fort:The climb preferred is usually between Madan and Alang. The time taken could around 3-4 hours toreach the step after leaving Kulung fort. over here rock climbing would be required as the wall of the steps was destroyed during the cannon fire. Use of a fixed rope is required. There is one large cave on this fort and 2 water cistern. The top of the fort is a huge plateau. On the fort, there are two caves, a small temple and 11 water cisterns. Remnants of buildings are spread over the fort. Kalasubai, Aundh Fort, Patta and Bitanga... Read more
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 10:00 PM PDT
Dear all, We @ शिखर वेध  has planned a less trodden path Trek to Pratapgad via Kudpan, Bhimachi Kathi on Sunday 30 August 2015.  . This route is very beautiful. From Kudpan village to Pratapgad. Its approx. 5 hrs walk thru dense forest with 1 gigantic waterfalls to view and many more small waterfalls & streams en-route. Dont miss this different route..Pratapgad Fort is a mountain fort built by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The fort is at a distance of 24 km from the hill station of Mahabaleshwar. The fort holds a sturdy view of coastal Konkan. The Bhavani Temple and Afzal Khan's tomb are other places of interest.Pratapgad consists of two forts - an upper fort built on the top of the hill and a lower fort immediately below on the south and the east. Surrounding areas can be easily taken guard from the fort on almost all the sides. The southern side is rocky while the eastern side has a strong outwork ending in the Afzal Buruj. It is believed that Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja was blessed with a shining sword at the temple of Goddess Bhavani here. The historic battle between Chatrapati Shivaji and Afzal Khan, the commander of the Bijapur Sultanate fought here.Bhimachi Kathi - a well-known pinnacle in this region. Height around 800' form the valley side, This valley is surrounded by all three "Wadis" of Kudpan & famous for two gigantic waterfall.You can enjoy various small waterfalls here. This route is wonderful for nature lovers. . Trivia : Trek through mountains Height: 3000 ft above MSL approx. Grade: Medium Base Village : Kudpan . Itinerary for the Trek is as follows : Meeting point: Saturday 29 August 2015 - 23:00 Hrs @ Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) Sunday 30 August 2015 . 05:00 Hrs: @ Poladpur Bus depo 07:00 Hrs: @ Kudpan . Exploration of Bhimachi Kathi Pinnacle & Waterfall . B/f & Tea . 09:30 Hrs: Trek Starts 10:30 Hrs: @ Greenish plateau atop near Dhangarwada 15 mins Break  10:45 Hrs: Continue Treks - Njoy small waterfalls & streams en-route 12:15 H... Read more
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 03:15 PM PDT
Dear Friends we invite you all for Trek to Matheran on 23 Aug 2015 With MumbaiRangers Either garbett or vikatgad or one tree hill This time we have something new for Trekkers we will meet at neral station while having breakfast We will decide by putting chits as to which trek should we go. All 3 options Garbett , Vikatgad , one tree hill will be listed in seperate chits we will ask one of the fellow trekkers to remove one chit which ever option comes will go for that trek...( After which no discusions will be entertained) Matheran has garnered a reputation of one of the most favourite hill-stations around Mumbai for some reasons. The bountiful rains, good greenery andwaterfalls around. Garbett Plateau is located in the south – west direction of Matheran, offering a 360 degree view of one of our all time favourite hillstations. Matheran is Famous & splendid hill station in Maharashtra, it covers an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadris. This Fantastic spot wasdiscovered in 1850 by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the collector of Thane district. Garbett point is located on South-west side of Matheran with grand view of theplateau.Climate here is very cool with some breath taking views. Type: Garbett Hill FortHeight: 2625 Feet above MSL (Approx) Peb is a fort located near Neral between Panorama Point (Matheran) and Nakhind to be precise. Peb Fort is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai-Pune road, at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. This is the most beautiful one-day trek. The fort is also named as 'VikatGad'. We can clearly see the ridge connecting mountains of Matheran and Peb. When we stand here we feel that we are on the top of the world. Place: Peb Fort (Vikatgad)Height: 2100 FT Matheran: (The most unpolluted Hill-Station of Maharashtra)The climate of Matheran is very cool. The most unforgettable things about Matheran are deep forest and the waterfalls nearby, especially in rainy season. The beauty of the hill station gets doubled in monsoon. Mather... Read more
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 11:34 AM PDT
1. About :Sudhagad is one of the best hill fort near Pune. This is located in the Pali region which lies towards Lonavala Side.Ideal place for a one day trek and can also be coupled with the Sarasgad trek if planning for 2 days.Initially, Sudhagad was called as 'Bhorapgad'. During empire of Shivaji Maharaj this fort was named as Sudhagad. This fort is approximately 590 meters in height. Sudhagad is a huge fort. It is called as the replica of Raigad. 2. History : The 'Thanale' excavations in this area are nearly 2200 years old. This shows that Sudhagad may be that much ancient. The construction and the geographical significance indicate that some great rulers might have constructed the fort.According to the Puranas, Sage 'Bhrugu' had stayed here and he had established the temple of Goddess 'Bhorai' on this fort. Sudhagad was included in 'Swarajya' in 1648. It is described in old records as follows:"Malavji Naik Karake put the ladders in Sakharadara. Initially, Jadhav and Saranayak both climbed the fort under the guidance of chieftain 'Maloji Bhosale'. After that Haibatrao climbed the fort. 25 soldiers went ahead and killed the guards. Further the chief of the fort was killed in anguish and the fort was conquered." Shivaji Maharaj renamed Bhorapgad as Sudhagad. Later Sambhaji met Akbar (the rebellious son of Aurangjeb) in the 'Pachchapur village' situated at the base of this fort. Annaji Datto, Balaji Aavji Chitnis, his son Aavji Ballal and Hiroji Pharjand were all important persons in 'Ashta-Pradhan Mandal' of Shivaji Maharaj. Sambhaji has killed all of them in 'Parli' village near Sudhagad. 3. Major Attractions :The perimeter of this fort is quite big. There are many lakes on the fort. There is a palace of Pant Sachiv on the fort, where 50 people can stay comfortably. Also there is a temple of Bhorai Devi, where 25-30 persons can be accommodated. Different kind of medicinal plants and trees can be seen in the surrounding forest.Bhoreshwar temple :• There is temple o... Read more
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 10:38 AM PDT
Yatri Sahyadri has organized a trek to Nakhind on 23rd August, 2015.Some basic information about the trek is as follows:Trek: Nakhind HillRegion: KarjatGrade: MediumHeight: 704 meters/2309 feetAbout Nakhind:Nakhind Hill is located in Karjat region and is in the north of Matheran. With a height of 704 m, it has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called 'Nedhe' or 'Nosehole; formed by natural erosion.Nakhind is noted for its gentle slope and dense forest route. The top is a narrow forested ridge, running in the north-south direction. Places that can be seen from the top include entire Matheran Range comprising of Tavli(Tahuli) and Haji malanggad to north, Navra Navri, Chanderi,Mahasmal at centre, Peb, Matheran in south, Irshalgad, Prabalgad at end (south west). This gentle hill is excellent for nature lovers.The expense includes transport from Vangani to Vangani, breakfast/snacks, tea/coffee and Yatri Sahyadri expertise for the trek. Lunch is not included and has to be carried by the participants. Any expense other than mentioned is to be borne by the participants.Program:06:00 am(Sunday Morning) : Reporting at Dadar Station. (pls carry your own return ticket to Karjat Station)06:20 am: Proceed to Wangani by 6.24am Karjat fast local. Travel time approx 1.5 hours.07.50 am: We will be reach at Wangani station.08:00 am to 8.30 am: Breakfast & tea at Wangani station.9.00 am: Start Trek. 12:00pm to 02.00 pm: Reach Nakhind. Explore the place & Lunch.02.30 pm: Start return journey to Wangani.5.00pm: - Evening refreshment.6.00pm:- Catch return local to Dadar.Charges: Rs. 500/- per personIncludes :Morning breakfast/tea, Lunch (thepala), Evening snacks/tea & traveling from Wangani to Wangani & expert Guidance for the trek.Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:1. Your own return ticket to Karjat station.2. Waterproof/Water resistant haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands fre... Read more
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 07:25 AM PDT
How about starting the new year with a scenic range trek? Darkgreen Adventures invites you to join this first of its kind trek from Prabalmachi to Garbett point through Hasyachi patti. The main attraction of this trek is the bushwalking through the forest between Prabalmachi to Hasyachi patti where hardly any human trail exist. We have all seen and admired this valley when we earlier trekked to Prabalgad, Kalavantin or Sunset point of Matheran. Let's explore it now.   Grade: Medium to Difficult   Brief Itinerary: 1st Jan, Friday 20:30 - Meet at Panvel Station and move to Thakurwadi by using local transport 22:00 - Reach Thakurwadi. Have Dinner and Introduction 23:00 - Start trekking towards Prabalmachi through an easy trail with gentle hike 00:30 - Reach Prabalmachi and sleep   2nd Jan, Saturday 05:30 - Get up early and start expedition to Hasyachi Patti. Be ready to cut some branches and duck the bushes while you walk through the undisturbed forests of Prabalgad range. 08:00 - One hour break for breakfast 11:00 - We take 4 hrs break for lunch and rest to avoid trekking in harsh daylight 14:00 - Start trekking again till we reach Hasyachi patti. We will be able to see all major peaks in region during this trek. Anti-clockwise it will be Matheran - Lousiana point and sunset point, Peb fort, Chanderi, Kalavantin, Prabalgad, Morbhe dam and Irshalgad 18:00 - Reach Hasyachi Patti and settle down. Later we will have some campfire, masti and delicious dinner cooked in front of us   3rd Jan, Sunday 05:00 - Get up early and climb towards Lousiana point. Enjoy the early morning mist of matheran and the call of Malabar Whistling Thrush (it's a bird) 07:00 - Reach Lousiana point and have breakfast and masala tea to get warmed up. 09:00 - Start walking towards Garbett point passing through the market of matheran. If you are very tired then you can take a taxi from Matheran to Neral at this point and then a local train from Neral to Mumbai. 12:00 - Reach Garbett point and take ... Read more
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 05:18 AM PDT
TreksAndTrails India-Trek to Kaas Plateau Satara on 27th September 2015 -4th Batch – 27th September 2015 (Sunday)   One Day Tour - Rs 1800/- includes Kaas Plateau - Thoseghar Waterfall  Kaas-plateau-2015 Visit to Kaas Plateau Dates   About: Kaas Plateau is known as Maharashtra's Valley of Flowers. Kaas Plateau is situated on the high hills of Sahyadri in Western Ghats. It is the best place to visit in monsoon, from the mid of August to October. The whole plateau looks like a carpet in various colors. It's a unique place for flora researchers, nature lovers & photographers. Near about 175 various flower species found at Kaas Plateau and one of the few found on earth only at Kaas Plateau. In June 2012 UNESCO has announced this location as a Biodiversity World Heritage Site.    The plateau is home to 850 species of flowering plants, of which 624 have entered the Red Data Book, a state document that lists species whose existence is threatened. As many as 39 species are found only in Kaas region. Some of the rare species found here include Dipcadi montanum, Ceropegia vincaefolia, Pleocaulus ritchiei and Drosera burmanii. This is also the reason why the place is popular with nature lovers, flora researchers and also photographers.     Tour is ideal for People who are interested in Macro Photography and Landscape Photography and Flora and Fauna and Wildflowers.       Journey Details: (One Day Tour Details) - Kaas Trail Charges is Rs 1800.00 per head Travel Itinerary Day 1: Saturday Night 10.00 pm: Meeting point at Pritam Hotel Dadar East. Central pick up points Chembur - Vashi - Nerul - Kalamboli McDonalds on highway   Day 2: Sunday 4.00 am - Reach Satara – Tea and Breakfast – Rest 7.00 am - Reach Kaas Plateau. 7.00 am - 11.00 am: Sight Seeing – Photography – Valley exploration. 12.00 pm - Lunch near Kaas Lake 2.00 pm - Thoseghar Waterfall 3.30 pm: Leave for Mumbai 10.00 pm: Reach Mumbai Approx     Cost Includes: Travel by a Non-ac bus 40 Seater 2 X 2 from Dadar to Ka... Read more
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 05:17 AM PDT
TreksAndTrails India-Trek to Kaas Plateau Satara on 20th September 2015 - 3rd Batch – 20th September 2015 (Sunday)   One Day Tour - Rs 1800/- includes Kaas Plateau - Thoseghar Waterfall  Kaas-plateau-2015 Visit to Kaas Plateau Dates   About: Kaas Plateau is known as Maharashtra's Valley of Flowers. Kaas Plateau is situated on the high hills of Sahyadri in Western Ghats. It is the best place to visit in monsoon, from the mid of August to October. The whole plateau looks like a carpet in various colors. It's a unique place for flora researchers, nature lovers & photographers. Near about 175 various flower species found at Kaas Plateau and one of the few found on earth only at Kaas Plateau. In June 2012 UNESCO has announced this location as a Biodiversity World Heritage Site.    The plateau is home to 850 species of flowering plants, of which 624 have entered the Red Data Book, a state document that lists species whose existence is threatened. As many as 39 species are found only in Kaas region. Some of the rare species found here include Dipcadi montanum, Ceropegia vincaefolia, Pleocaulus ritchiei and Drosera burmanii. This is also the reason why the place is popular with nature lovers, flora researchers and also photographers.     Tour is ideal for People who are interested in Macro Photography and Landscape Photography and Flora and Fauna and Wildflowers.       Journey Details: ( One Day Tour Details )- Kaas Trail Charges is Rs 1800.00 per head Travel Itinerary Day 1: Saturday Night 10.00 pm: Meeting point at Pritam Hotel Dadar East. Central pick up points Chembur - Vashi - Nerul - Kalamboli McDonalds on highway   Day 2: Sunday 4.00 am - Reach Satara – Tea and Breakfast – Rest 7.00 am - Reach Kaas Plateau. 7.00 am - 11.00 am: Sight Seeing – Photography – Valley exploration. 12.00 pm - Lunch near Kaas Lake 2.00 pm - Thoseghar Waterfall 3.30 pm: Leave for Mumbai 10.00 pm: Reach Mumbai Approx     Cost Includes: Travel by a Non-ac bus 40 Seater 2 X 2 from Dadar to K... Read more

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