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Posted: 18 Aug 2015 11:52 PM PDT
Little Kutch - Bahucharaji - Modhera - Patan -LRKBecharaji or Bahucharaji is a temple town and taluka capital in Mehsana district of Gujarat state, India. The town is associated with Hindu goddess Bahuchar Mata worshipped as Bala. It is one of the three Shakti Peethas worshipped in Gujarat; Becharaji, Ambaji and Pavagadh.The Sun Temple, Modhera, at Modhera in Gujarat, is a temple dedicated to the Hindu Sun-God, Surya. It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati, and it was built in 1026 AD by King Bhimdev of the Solanki dynasty. In the present times, prayers are not offered in this temple. This temple is now under the supervision of Archaeological Survey of India.Rani ki vav.During the period of the Solanki dynasty, the stepwell called the Rani ki vav, or Ran-ki vav (Queen's step well) was constructed. It is a richly-sculptured monument, built by Udaymati in memory of her husband, Bhimdev I (1022-1063).It was probably completed by Udayamati and Karandev I after his death. A reference to Udaymati building the monument is in the 'Prabandha Chintamani' composed by Merutunga Suri in 1304 AD..Around 50–60 years back there used to be ayurvedic plants around this areas which causes the water accumulated in Rani ni vav helpful for viral disease, fever. The list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites Little Rann of Kutch or little desert of Kutch is a salt marsh located near the Great Rann of Kutch in Kutch district, Gujarat, India.The Wild Ass Sanctuary of the Little Rann of Kutch, spreading across nearly 5000 square kilometers of the Little Rann, is the only place on earth where the endangered Indian Wild Ass (Equus hemionus khur), known locally as the ghudkhar, still lives. The sanctuary was set up in 1973 to protect the endangered wild ass. These creatures look like a cross between a donkey and a horse. They're slightly bigger than a donkey, and are fast and strong like a horse.The only other two subspecies of wild asses live in the high arid plateaus of Tibet, making thi... Read more
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 10:58 PM PDT
Dear Friends We Invite you All for Tour to Valley Of Flowers of maharashtra Kaas Plateau & Thorseghar Waterfall on 13 sept 2015 Leaving on 12 sept2015. Batch 1 6th September 2015,,Leaving 5 Sept nightBatch 2 13th September 2015,,Leaving 12 Sept nightBatch 3 20th September 2015,,Leaving 19 Sept nightBatch 4 27th September 2015,,,Leaving 26Sept night The Kaas Plateau also known as the "Kaas Pathar" is a plateau situated in the Western Ghat Sahyadri range, 22 kilometers from Satara city in Maharashtra state of India and is known for various types of wild flowers which bloom during August-September every year. The area of plateau is located at a height of 1200 mt and is approximately 1,000 hectare. The name Kaas originates from Kaasa tree (Elaeocarpus glandulosus). It has been declared as BiodiversityWorld Heritage Site by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco). 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. Itenery: Day 1: Saturday NightMeeting point at Pritam Hotel Dadar East 10:45 pmpick up point Chembur 11:20 pmpick up point Vashi-11:50 pmDay 2: Sunday5.00 am - Reach Satara Take rest in Bus till 6.00 am.6.00 am - Tea and Breakfast. 7.00 am - Reach Kaas Plateau.7.00 am - 10.00 am Sight Seeing – Photography – Valley exploration.12.00 pm - Lunch.2.00 pm - Thoseghar Waterfall3.30 pm: Leave for Mumbai9.00 pm OR 10.00 pm: Reach Mumbai Approx Expenses for the Tour is 1700/- per person This includes:Travel From Mumbai To Mumbai in Non Ac Private Bus Morning Breakfast,Lunch and Evening Tea / Coffee (All veg)Entry Fees & Mumb... Read more
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 07:51 AM PDT
Trekking Paradise Trek to Bhimashankar via Shidi Route on 23rd August 2015 SundayWe at Trekking Paradise Invites you all for a visit to the mystic jungle of Bhimashankar and Bhimashankar Hills on 23rd August 2015 Sunday (will start travelling overnight on 22nd August Saturday Night from MumbaiPlease fill the details by clicking on the below link:http://goo.gl/forms/6aA3lIFu1O------------------------------------------------------------------------------SummaryHeight: 3296 feetGrade: MediumBase Village: KhandasTrek Leader: Kunal|Suraj|DeenaCost: Rs 800.00 per personInformation:Lord Shiva Temple: Bhimashankar Temple is located in the village of Bhorgiri 50 km North West of Khed, near Pune. There is a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. It is a modest yet graceful temple and it dates back to mid 18th century. The shikhara of the temple was built by Nana Phadnavis. This temple is closely associated with the legend of Shivaraj Khade slaying the demon Tripurasura associated with the invincible flying citadels Tripuras. Shiva is said to have taken abode in the Bhima form, upon the request of the Gods, on the crest of the Sahyadri hills, and the sweat that poured forth from his body after the battle is said to have formed the Bhimarathi River. Bhimashankar is also the source of the Bhima River, which flows south east and merges with the Krishna River near Raichur. A big size bell in Hemadpanthi structure: - Built by Nana Phadanavis is also a feature of Bhimashankar. Other equally important places: - Hanuman Lake, Gupt Bhimashankar, Sakshi Vinayak, Origin of River Bhima, Nag Phani from where one can see the view of the Peth fort and Padhar, Bombay Point, and lot more. Bhimashankar is conserved forest area and wildlife sanctuary where a variety of birds, animals, flowers, plants can be seen. A rare animal "Shekru" can be found in deep woods. Bhimashankar is worth visited for jungle lovers and trekkers as well as for pilgrims.Routes to B... Read more
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 04:20 AM PDT
"GO TO Thrill"Hallo Friends,Welcome to Aquarius Peak Adventure.Website:- www.aquariusoutbound.comDate:- Sunday, 23August ,2015Location: Vihigoan Waterfall Height: Appx 120 ftsGrade: ThrillingEvent cost:- Rs. 900/- per headWaterfall Rappelling Also technically known as canyoning and canyoneering are more often associated with technical descents those that require rappels (abseils) and rope work, down-climbing. An adventure sport, where you walk down a cliff amidst the gushing waterfallSAFTY:-For all outdoor development programs, the importance of quality instructors and equipment is most critical. AQUARIUS PEAK ADVENTURE prides itself in its technical skills and expertise in which we make no compromise. Our technical team is a set of highly skilled & certified mountaineers with knowledge and experience in adventure for over 13 years.All equipment purchased and used follows international safety standards in terms of quality & usage. The equipment is carefully chosen and tested by our outdoor experts before it is approved for use in the field thereby ensuring total safety.Itinerary:Meeting point: Kasara Station. 05:02 am - Cst05:10 am - Byculla05:20 am - Dadar05:30 am - Kurla05:36 am - Ghatkopar05:57 am - Thane06:19 am - Dombivli06:28 am - Kalyan07:38 am - Kasara08:00 am - Move towards Vihigaon (Public Transport)09:00 am - Reach Vihigaon (Settle down, Breakfast)09:30 am - Briefing session (Dos and Donts)10:00 am - 02:00 pm (Rappelling Activity)03:00 pm - Reach back to kasara stationMeeting point: Kasara Station at 08:00 amExpenses: Rs. 900/-Above cost includes:1. Morning Breakfast2. Traveling from Kasara to Kasara by local transport3. Equipment & Expertise Charges.4. Rappelling For registration kindly transfer Rs 900/- per head in the following A/cAccount Name :- AQUARIUS OUTBOUNDBank :- ICICI BankCurrent Ac No: 121405000133Branch: Tilak NagarIFSC Code: ICIC0001214MICR No: 400229130For payment options, queries and registration, contact:+91 9029876720+91 966... Read more
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 03:38 AM PDT
 Exploring Malshej Ghat & Trek to Shivneri Fort on 23 August 2015 Malshej Ghat : This region comprises the stretch of the Sahyadris from Harishchandragad in the north to Bhimashankar in the south. There are three passes for motor vehicles travelling from Mumbai to the Deccan plateau. These are the Thal Ghat in the north (from Kasara to Igatpuri), the Malshej Ghat in the middle (from Thitbi to Khubi) and the Bhor Ghat in the south (from Karjat to Khandala, or Khopoli to Khandala). Trains also ply along the Thal and the Bhor Ghat but not along the Malshej Ghat. Hence this region is rather remote. The only way of travelling to this region is by bus from Kalyan, via Murbad.  A trek in the Malshej Ghat region offers a unique feeling of remoteness and wildness, maybe because this region is less frequented by trekkers. All along the Konkan, the average drop in these mountains is about 900m, and the drops are rather steep. Amazing views can be got from the top of the mountains, of both the Konkan plains, as well as nearby and distant peaks and valleys. But because of less frequent transport connections, one should be careful about the first and last bus.  Shiveneri : This fort is one of the historically important forts as it was the birthplace of Shivaji who lived here till the age of five when the fort has handed back to the Mogul rulers from the Deccan. It has a huge arch at the entrance and many well preserved fortifications. It looks over the town of JUNNAR (3 Kms) Grade  :- Medium Height :- 3342 feet  Meeting Point :  Borivili Station (East)   - 05:45 am. 06:00 am : Introduction Round & Will Dept to Shivneri by Non-AC Bus. Pick up Point on Kandivli, Malad, Goregaon, Powai, Mulund, Thane. 09:00 am Breakfast at Tokavade. 10:30 am Arrive at Shivneri Base Point & Start Trek. 11:30 am Reach on Top & Explore the Fort. (Birth places of Shivaji). 12:00 am Start Descending the Fort. 01:00 pm Reach at Base Point. 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm Lunch Time at Junnar. 02:00 ... Read more
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 03:29 AM PDT
About the Tour : Tamhini Ghat is a mountain pass in sahyadri range which connects Mulshi (Pune District) to Kolad (Raigad district)in short this ghat connect Desh and Konkan. Tamhini ghat is really popular for its scenic beauty comprising of mountain ranges, dense forest, beautiful waterfalls in monsoon and amazing landscapes. The length of the ghat is just 15 kms but its a worth riding route in monsoon and this is the best time to visit Tamhini ghat. This is one of the offbeat road in sahyadries which is really which can be covered in one day from Mumbai and Pune . Outing Date : 30th August 2015 Category : BikingLevel : EasyDuration : 01 Day Outing Schedule :  Early morning meeting at Kalamboli McDonalds 9Timing 06:00 am). Introduction & Instruction session. Stat riding towards Tamhini ghat via NH 17. breakfast at Kolad. post breakfast enjoy the breathtaking ride to Tamhini Ghat. Lunch en route. further start riding towards Lonavala en route visit beauty of Mulshi dam. After evening refreshment start riding back towards Mumbai via Lonavala. Ride ends at Panvel. Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :) Tour Cost : Rs.750/- per personFor Registered Members : Rs.700/-per member Inclusions: Morning and Evening Refreshment Lunch for the day Guide and Expertise Charges Exclusions:1 . Fuel and maintenance2. Anythings other then above mentioned inclusions. Note * * You need to compulsorily carry the Bikes legal papers and Helmet, Knee Guards, Elbow guards and Riding Jacket.. Pillion must wear the full face helmet & Guards compulsory For booking you need to deposit Rs.750/- per person in the following Account : NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERSBANK: ICICIACCOUNT: CURRENT ACA/C: 623805029453BRANCH: MULUND WESTIFSC CODE ICIC0006238 Cancellation and Refund applicable on the whole tour cost : 1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded3. After that no refund will be provided. For Registrations ... Read more
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 03:21 AM PDT
Explore unknown fort of Maharashtra… About the Tour : The range of Sahyadri ,starting from Igatpuri is also recognized as the range of Kalsubai. Towards the western side of this range we can find forts like Alang , Madan and the Kalsubai peak. Towards the eastern side of this range the forts like Aundh ,Bitangad , Aad and Patta are situated  There are two different routes which can lead us to the fort. One route starts from Patta wadi, which is the base village of this fort. This route is very easy and we can reach to the top early, as Patta wadi is itself situated on the plateau. The other route to this fort is from the Ninavi village.The Maratha army, under the leadership of Moropant pingle had conquered this fort in the year 1671 from Moghuls.The top of this fort is actually a huge plateau. The forts like Alang , Madan , Kulang , Trimbak gad and Kalsubai peak are in the vicinity of Patta. From Patta fort one can keep watch on this complete region.Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj has renamed this fort as Vishramgad. In the year 1688 Matabarkhan had re conquered this fort.   Batch 02 : 30th August 2015 Category: Trekking Level : Very EasyDuration: 01 Day Outing Schedule :  Report at Kasara Station at  07:38 am on Sunday Morning By catching train from which depart from CST  5.02 AM Reach at base village Pattewadi by private transport thorough roads surrounded by green carpet  of nature Start our trek towards Vishramgad . It will take 1.5 hour to reach at top of the fort its easy level trek almost everyone can do this(trek for the beginner ) . Explore the top of Vishramgad with beautiful windmills and as name said( Vishramgad ) relax for while have lunch at Pattewadi base Village its a small village in lap of nature we can explore that too.  Relax for a while and transfer to Kasara. Reach Kasara. Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :) Tour Cost : Rs.950/- per personFor Registered Member : Rs.900/- per memberInclusions:1. Transportation from Kasarato Kasara2. Breakfast,... Read more
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 03:15 AM PDT
About the Tour :The Bhimashankara temple (one of 12 Jyotirlingas) is a composite of old and the new structures and is built in the Nagara style of architecture. It is a modest yet graceful temple and it dates back to mid 18th century. The shikhara of the temple was built by Nana Phadnavis. The great Maratha ruler Shivaji is also said to have made endowments to this temple to facilitate the carrying out, of worship services. As with other Shiva temples in this area, the sanctum is at a lower level. Trek to Bhimashankar is known to be one of the best treks in Sahyadri ranges and this time we will be ascending via Shidi ghat (Ladder route) & descending via Ganesh ghat to make it more interesting.  The forest of Bhimashankar is paradise for nature lovers as it hosts several exotic specie of wildlife and the most famous of all being the elusive rust-coloured giant squirrel (Ratufa indica elphinstoni) — the state animal of Maharashtra.   Batch 03 : 29th-30th August 2015 Category: TrekkingDuration : 1 Night / 2 DaysLevel : Medium Highlights of this Trek are : Visit to Bhimashankar temple (one of 12 Jyotirlingas) Visit to Gupt Bhimashankar (The secret origin of Lord Shiva in dense forest) Exploring wildlife of Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary Visit to Naghfani pinnacle Ascend via Ladder route and descend via Ganesh Khind Outing schedule :  Day-1: Early morning depart to Neral by Karjat Slow Train ( 05:18 am ) Detail train schedule will be declared later. Then proceed towards Khandas by local transport. Breakfast at Khandas. Post breakfast start ascending towards Bhimashankar by Ganesh / Ladder route. En route lunch. On arrival visit Bhimashankar temple. Evening visit Gupt Bhimashankar. Overnight at Bhimashankar. Day-2: Early morning visit Nagfani pinnacle. Post breakfast proceed towards Khandas by Ganesh Khinda. Lunch at Khandas. Post lunch proceed towards Karjat / Neral by local transport.   Trek Concludes with Happy Memories :)  Tour Cost: Rs.1200/- per personFor Reg... Read more
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 03:12 AM PDT
!! Monsoon Special Batch !! About the Tour : We are sure that everyone have done with sandhan valley in all season except monsoon so here is welcome monsoon camping at Sandhan valley . Sandhan valley is one of the greatest canyons in the Sahyadri mountain ranges. It is a very good combination of a canyon and a valley. Located in the Nagar district, near the famous fort Ratangad, Sandhan valley is undoubtedly The Valley of Suspense. Walking through the narrow streak of valley with 300 ft rock walls on both the sides is a lifetime experience. Descending full Sandhan valley is a Memorable thing one can ever forget. Outing Dates : 29th-30th August 2015 Category : Trekking & CampingLevel : EasyDuration : 01 Night / 02 Days Highlights of Outing: Unexplored Sandhan Valley Camping at Sandhan Valley (If weather permits) Cooking at camp Ghost stories and bollywood songs Kokankada at Samrad  Bhandardara and Amruteshwar Temple Sight Seeing Outing Schedule :  Day 0 : Depart from Mumbai by catching 12.10 train from CST Day 1 :Reach Kasara and proceed to Samrad. Reach Samrad (base village) by 5:00 am. Get up by 07:00 am. Breakfast. By 9:00 am Proceed to Explore Sandhan valley. Experience the thrill as well as natural light & sound show in the valley. Back to the konkankada and reverse waterfall after that will have lunch and rest for while . Activity time in evening like preparation dinner, cooking on Chula if you want and in case we found any dry wood will do bonfire or it will be thought sharing session. Overnight at Sandhan. Day 2 :After breakfast proceed Ghatghar dam Samrad . Later leave for Amruteshwar Temple and Bhandardara. Lunch at Bhandardara. Proceed towards Kasara Rly Stn by jeep (local transport) Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :D Tour Cost : Rs.2300/- per person For Registered Members : Rs.2150/- per person Inclusions : Transportation from Kasara to Kasara All Veg Meals Accommodation in tents if possible or villagers house Expertise and Guide Charges Excl... Read more
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 03:08 AM PDT
Thrilling River Rafting at Kolad (Kundalika River) About the Tour :  River Rafting on Kundalika started a few years ago and now a year round activity (Only rafting facility in India to be operational all round the year). River Rafting at Kundalika river in Kolad, is about 4 hrs drive from Pune andMumbai.White Water Rafting in Kundalika Kolad is controlled by the release of the Dam on the Kundalika River. Grade II and Grade III rapids (Higher the Grade, higher the level of difficulty). Outing Date : 23rd August 2015 Category : Adventure Activity Level : EasyDuration : 1 Day Outing Schedule : 05:15 am Departs towards Kolad from Dadar09:00 am Arrive at the rafting start point. Briefing for Rafting on arrival at the start point09:30 am Rafting begins01:30 pm Break for Lunch03:00 pm Kayaking, River crossing & Zipline (on your own cost)06:30 pm Proceed back to MumbaiTour concludes with Happy Memories :D Tour Cost : Rs.2,500/- per personFor Registered Members : Rs.2,400/-per member Inclusions:1. Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai2. Rafting Charges (One time only)3. Breakfast, Lunch (Veg / Non Veg ) and Evening refreshment4. Meals and Changing facility. Exclusions:1. Water sports costing (Banana Ride, Jet Ski, Bumper Ride)2. Anything other than Mentioned Above. For booking you need to deposit the amount of Rs.2500/- per person in the following Account:NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERSBANK: ICICIACCOUNT: CURRENT ACA/C: 623805029453BRANCH: MULUND WESTIFSC CODE ICIC0006238 Cancellation and Refund:1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded3. After that no refund will be provided. For more details, visit : http://www.mumbaitravellers.in/river-rafting-at-kolad-kundalika/ Leader : Ms.Karishma Joshi : +91 8692086927 For Registrations mail us at mumbaitravellers@gmail.com OR Call us at 8692086927 / 8422049888 Mumbai Travellers unique journeys…unique people…www.MumbaiTravellers.inwww.customizemyto... Read more

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