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Posted: 12 Aug 2015 01:06 PM PDT
Hello Wanderers, We are glad to invite you for Independence day special Trek to Mahuli fort on 15th August 2015.   General Information: Mahuli Fort (2815 ft) in Asangaon is highest point in Thane district and its surrounded by dense forest. This mountain range is also famous because of various rock-climbing pinnacles like Vazir. This fort has three nice caves and a water cistern. This fort was part of Swarajya formed by The great Maratha Chhatrpati Shivaji Maharaj. Grade: Medium   Meeting Point: Asangaon station 09:05 amPlease catch semi fast local train to Asangaon.For your convenience Asangaon train timings are as follows: 07:18 am : CST 07:25 am : Byculla 07:32 am : Dadar 07:39 am : Kurla 07:43 am : Ghatkopar 07:59 am : Thane 08:21 am : Dombivali 08:30 am : Kalyan 09:05 am : Asangaon Expenses: Rs 500/- per head – Book Nowwhich includes– Traveling from Asangaon to Asangaon– Breakfast and evening tea.(Please carry packed lunch for the day.) Some old memories at Mahuli Fort:   For Registration or queries, Contact:  8425076272 / 8425076270ORwrite to: For SMS Inquiry:Please drop a message as "trek inquiry" at 8425076270, we will get back to you ASAP. Things to carry: A Water Bottle (~2-3 Ltrs), Camera, Cell Phone, Cap(Optional, wrap it in plastic, water proof protection) Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc. Extra Pair of clothes,(optional) Good trekking shoes A haversack to put all these things Let's enjoy the nature in Wanderers style with rules and lots of fun  Aberrant Wanderers Team. ... Read more
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 11:44 AM PDT
Trekगुरु : Trek to HARISHCHANDRA GAD (ascend pachnai route and descend khireshwar route) Date : 15 Aug 2015 Region : Ahmadnagar Assembly : Kasara Railway Station  Height : 4671 ft (aprx) Grade : medium with technics Cost :  Aprx 350 - 450 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 150rs trekगुरु charges Contact : 9821318848/9821465256 ---------- Dear Trekkers,  Trekगुरु have organised a most exciting and thrilling Trek to HARISHCHANDRA GAD (pachnai route n khireshwar route) On 15 August 2015 (Leaving 14 aug night) ---------- Trek schedule & itinarary Meeting Point: Kasara station at ticket counter 01:18hrs 15 th august Catch Mumbai CST - KASARA local train on 14th Aug 2015.  Below mentioned is the approximate timing of the train CST 22:50 Byculla 22:57 Dadar 23.04 Thane 23:31 Kalyan 00:03 Kasara 01:18 Day 1: 22nd may 01:20 am : Reach Kasara 01:30 am : Start travel by private vehicle 05:00 am : Reach Pachnai base village Fresh Breakfast Introduction 06:30 am : Start trek 09:00 am : Reach  HARISHCHANDRA GAD explore ( TEMPLES, CAVES, KOKANKADA ) Lunch 02.00 pm : start descend ( via khireshwar route ) 06.00 pm : reach khireshwar base village Normal walk to khubi phata (5 km / 01 hour) 07.00 pm : reach khubi phata / kalyan - malshej highway Catch bus/jeep/truck/tempo any vehicle towards kalyan 09.00 pm : reach kalyan Catch train towards mumbai 10.30 pm : Mumbai (tantetively) ---------- Cost : Aprx 350 - 450 rs Per Person on Contribution Basis + 150 rs trekगुरु charges ---------- include: > Kasara - Pachnai --- Khubi fata - Kalyan Transportation > Breakfast - Lunch > Trekगुरु charges ----------- Things To Be carried: Identity proof (must) A bottle of water (atleast 3 Ltrs) (must) Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (must) Binocular Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional) Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc Medicine those if u require usually A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks A haversack to put in all the things to be carried... ---------- ... Read more
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 10:39 AM PDT
SPR Giriratna Hikers 3 DAY BIKE TRIP TO CHIPLUN-GUHAGAR - VELANESHWAR - HEDVI RATNAGIRI – GANPATIPULE ON 2 OCT TO 4 OCT 2015 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Explore the beauty of the Konkan along the beaches and Sea Forts.AS WE TAKE U TO BIKE RIDE TOUR ON 2 Oct to 4 Oct 2015. --------------------------------------------------------------------This event will be only for those who are Hardcore Bikers, Novice will not be entertained, Explore the beauty of the Konkan along the beaches and Sea Forts.--------------------------------------------------------------------------Vyadeshwar/ Velaneshwar Temple• - This temple of Lord Shiva is literally a stone's throw away from the S.T. Depot, right in the middle of the bazaar. It is the Kuladaivat of a lot of Kokanastha Chitpavan Brahmins (Surnames like Patwardhan,Godbole, Damle, Oak, Phadke, Apte, Abhyankar, Soman, Bhat, Ranade, Joglekar, Agashe, Kelkar, Deodhar, Pethe, Gadre). • Ufarata Ganpati - This temple of Lord Ganesha is 200 metres away from Bazaar, on the road to Anjanvel/Veldoor. The idol is carved in white stone (marble?) and was found by local fishermen around 300 years back. There is a legend associated with this idol, that's worth taking a note.Bamanghal on the Hedvi Beach• Guhagar Beach - Guhagar beach is one of the cleanest and less polluted beaches in Maharashtra. It is located just within 200 metres from Guhagar S.T. Depot towards west. The beach looks pretty safe though there are warnings posted by local villagers. Off late, Chat stalls have started making business on the shore.View of Budhal Village• Velaneshwar - Approximately 25 KM south of Guhagar, along Guhagar-Hedvi road, is located this beautiful temple of Lord Shiva. The temple is right on the pristine sea shore. Just like Vyadeshwar, this too is Kuladaivat of lots of Kokanastha Chitpavan Brahmins. (Surnames like Gokhale, Raste, Dev, Gadgil, Tulpule). There are small... Read more
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 10:28 AM PDT
          ** 2nd- oct ** - 8.00 am: leave from Panvel- 9 am: start trek to machi- 10 am: reach to m. N hv bf (tea)- 11 am: trek to kalavantin- 1.30 pm: reach to topExplore n lecture. - 2.30 pm: start decending- 3.30 pm: reach to base and have lunch ( veg)- 5.00- 7.30 pm : lecture on knots (basic - 5-10 knots ..vimp) Dinner ( veg / nveg)  .... n retire for d day (10-11 pm) personal time) with instruction of 2 mrws program. 3rd - Oct - 5.20 am : wake up call Fall in time : 6 am - Get ready by 6.00 am and go for rock climbing ( to test your knowledge about knots in practical way) - 10 am:  Bf ( puri - bhaji ??) + Practice d rock climbing till 12.30 -1 pm (10am @ dada or nilesh will bring d bf to training area) - 2 pm: Reach to base and have lunch ( veg-  menu??? ) (Keep telling them about exam of knot test and bit theory ) -3-4 pm : after finishing lunch. Fall-in time : 5 pm * Evening session*- knots test- rope coiling lesson n practice - survival tactics ( lesson) * survival night* ( need to plan how) 4 th Oct 2015 Fallin time: 6.30 am  (bf + tea) - Trek to prabalgad 9 am- while coming down move to Rappelling base. ( * need to find proper and safe rappeling base) Practice till 2 pm... then wind up and come back for lunch. Have lunch ( bada khana)...:) 3- last speech ...  Awards like: Best Rope /   Best performer / Best climber What we have learned in nature ... how its going to help us in our real life ?....* need to explain this course is going to help in real life. 4.45 pm: Start decending 6 pm: reach to base. .... 7 pm : drop at panvel station.         ** The End **... Read more
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 10:11 AM PDT
Trek to Peb fort on 16th August hiiii all adventure lovers,We are glad to invite you for Thrilling and one of most beautiful trek peb/vikatgadone day trek to peb (vikatgad) on 16th august 2015(sunday)Height : 2700 ftGrade : medium Cost : 400/- per headDate : 16th August 2015(sunday)Charges including : morning breakfast ,Tea ,Lunch, ( puri Bhaji) , travelling from neral to neral and all expertise charges including.General Information:It's a small fort near the ranges of Matheran (the famous hill station in Maharashtra). It 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 a one-day trek and also one of the most enchanting trek in Monsoon. It is also known as Vikatgad. The forts and hills in and around Peb Fort are Nakhind, Chanderi, Mahasmal. Prabalgad is another fort opposite this small fort. Peb fort overlooks the Konkan region and also is approachable from Pune. So Chatrapati Shivaji must have given a thought before building this strategic fort. The fort is at a height of 460 Mts. Above sea level.This fort is visible from the edge of Panorama Point at Matheran or from Matheran Toy Train after you cross the One Kiss Tunnel. The Panorama Point at Matheran is at much higher level and gives a clear view of the small fortification of the fort.Schedule:- 8.45 am : meeting point is nearal station at ticket counter- 9am: Breakfast at neral (base villages fanaswadi)- 9.30am : start trek- 1:00pm : reach the top & explore the fort and have lunch- 2.30pm : start descending- 6:00pm reach neral and 6.00pm catch the trainThings to carry1) 2ltr of water3) A good trek shoes or grip sandle 4) electrol/enerzl powder5) some snaks & biscutt6) if have any medical issues pls carry your own medicineFor confirmation please. ContactRavi - 7738073691Sushant - 9769382074... Read more
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 09:24 AM PDT
Chinchpokli & Parel Ganesh Idol Workshop   The colorful Mumbai Ganesh idols, which are displayed all over the city during the annual Ganesh Chaturthi festival, are an awe-inspiring sight. It's natural to wonder about how they're made and the amount of work that's gone into creating them. If you're interested in finding out, it's possible to see the statues being crafted.      The skill is handed down from generation to generation, plus many migrants also come to Mumbai to help in the labor intensive process. It gets underway around three months before the festival takes place. The best time to see the action is in the few weeks leading up to the start of the festival, as this is when the finishing touches are put on the idols.   This photo walk is for whom? Ganesh Lovers Shutter Bugs (Photographers) Children / School Children's Families / Friends  In short Everyone !!!   Photo Walk Schedule: Gather at Chinchpokli Station east @ 9:30 am Have breakfast (People can directly join at 10:15 am @ Chinchpokli if they are skipping the breakfast) Explore the work shops in Chinchpokli and experience the Ganesh Idol makings. Move towards Parel Workshop by public transport. Explore the work shops in Parel and experience the Ganesh Idol makings. Bid adieu and return to respective destinations. Things to Carry: 1. 1-2 Ltrs Water2. Camera (Optional - Capture the moments in your Heart !!!) 3. Cap Cost: All expenses will be done as per they arise, by individual members, This event is for Photography and fun. Confirm your participation on: Nikhil 9820 432 576 All our Photo-walk's are Eco-friendly, kindly take care of nature around us.  Smoking and Drinking alcohol during, Photo-walk is strictly prohibited if anyone found doing that will be expelled from Photo-walk without refund. Respect the Heritage and culture. Do Not Litter, Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins. Leader's decision will be final and binding on... Read more
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 08:32 AM PDT
IMPORTANTPlease contact the leaders between 0800-1000hrs and between 1800-2100 hrs. In case they don't answer the call, text them your name, email address and trek interested in. They will revert you by an email or call. *YHAI Mumbai Unit reserve the right to modify the itinerary in the best interest of the participants and the event. *Event is exclusively open for YHAI members only. Event: Avismarniya AlibaugRegion: AlibaugGrade: EasyExpense: INR 4,400 Highlights of the tour:*Five sea forts.*Two forts by the sea.*Two lighthouses.*One memorial.*One observatory.*Two temples. Costs includes:*Transport from and to Mumbai.*Accommodation on triple sharing basis.*All entry and guide charges.*All meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner/snacks). Costs excludes:*Camera charges at any location.*Any other item not mentioned in inclusions. How to book: Event leaders: Mangesh Dhaimade (0-98331 15324) & Ganesh Nabar (0-98207 55102). To register for the event, kindly contact the leaders. As advised by them, deposit the booking amount in the bank account and confirm the payment. On confirming the same by the leaders, your booking stands confirmed for the trek. Bookings strictly on first come first serve basis...please contact the leaders for more information. Happy trekking... Cheers!Mangesh
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 05:10 AM PDT
Mount Kalsubai - The Highest Peak of Maharashtra Height: 5400 ft. Grade : Easy Endurance:Medium Location: Igatpuri Kalsubai is the highest peak of the Sahyadris, the Everest of Maharashtra. At the summit is a small temple of Kalsubai. 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. 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. Schedule Day 1: Aug 14 – Friday Pick up for Pune members: Swargate 10.30 Pm(In front of Nataraj Hotel) Shivajinagar : 11.00 Pm Pick up for Mumbai members: 11 Pm Dadar(Near Pritam Hotel) Reach base village Bari Day 2:15 August- Saturday Morning Wake up Get Fresh Breakfast Start hike towards Kalsubai Reach Top Exploration,Photo Session Start descending Reach Bari 2 Pm Lunch Start return Journey Reach Pun/Dadar by 08:00 PM (+- 1 Hour) Web Link : Cost : For Mumbai Members : 900/- INR For Pune Members :950 /- INR Which includes : FOR PUNE MEMBERS : Pune to Pune Travelling by non ac private travel bus + 1breakfast ,1 lunch +EVENING TEA REFRESHMENTS FIRST AID ,EXPERTISE FOR MUMBAI MEMBERS :Dadar to Dadar Travelling by non ac private travel bus,1breakfast ,1 lunch +EVENING TEA REFRESHMENTS FIRST AID ,EXPERTISE Registrations are only through phone calls Please call for more details & booking regarding the event. PRASAD WAGH: 7767083232 SANDIP WADASKAR:7057457371 Last Date Of Regist... Read more
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 02:07 AM PDT
Dear Friends we invite you all for One Day Trek to Tandulwadi Fort on Saturday, 22th Aug 2015 Little Info About The Trek:Fort Height : 1900 FtType : Hill fortsFort Range : PalgharDistrict : ThaneGrade : MediumTrek Leader: Nishant Sheth Tandulwadi is a hilltop fort which offers a great view of the confluence of rivers Vaitarna and Surya. Tandulwadi fort is situated about 5 km from Saphale Railway Station. This fort is one of the most beautiful spot for mumbaikars to visit in one day. In thirteenth century, King Bhimdevs kingdom comprised the cities of Shurparak (Nalasopara) and Mahikawati (Mahim). In 1454, Sultan of Ahmedabad captured Mahikawati. One Bhadurshah conferred the responsibility of Tandulwadi to a Mallik Allauddin. Later the fort was in the hands of Portuguese and then the Peshwas. There are remains of the fortification as we reach to the top. There is a square shaped water pond on the top of the fort. There is no water in any of these cisterns after monsoon. On this fort one can find herbs with medicinal values and different species of birds. It is located between forests and offers a thrilling climb in the last 45 minutes of the trek.   The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below: We will be starting with the Churchgate – Dahanu Fast Local (time-table given below). Pls reach the stations around 10 mins earlier, as missing this local will mean missing the trek. Please take a return ticket upto Saphale. Churchgate – 05:24 amMumbai Central – 05:34 amDadar – 05:41 amBandra – 05:46 amAndheri – 05:55 amBorivali – 06:09 amBhayander – 06:23 amVasai – 06:34 amVirar – 06:46 amSaphale – 07:03 am Meeting Point: 07:15 am @ Saphale Station on Saturday, 22th Aug 2015 Breakfast @ SaphaleReach base village & Start trek @ 8:30amReach top @ 11:30pmLunchPost Lunch Start Descend @ 12:30 pmReach the base till 3:00 pm.Start the return journey,Evening Refreshments enrouteReaching Dadar by 6.00 pm tentatively.THINGS TO CARRY-1. Compulsory – Good trekking shoes2. C... Read more

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