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Posted: 08 Oct 2015 11:14 PM PDT
Dear Trekkers and Hikers ,    We at Bhramanti365 has arranged a Toughest Trek in Sahayadris #ALANG MADAN KULANG (AMK)  ON 27th - 29th November 2015     Alang Fort (also Alangad) is a fort in Nashik district, Maharashtra, It is one of the three forts, the others being Madangad and Kulang, in the Kalsubai range of the Western Ghats. Alang, Madan and Kulang, the forts situated in Kalasubai range, are the most difficult forts in Nasik District. Dense forest and less population have made these treks difficult. These three forts are little neglected due to very heavy rain and difficult as well as confusing ways to go.   The A-M-K, Alang Mandan Kulang trio fort is a 3 day trek. It is a test of your confidence endurance patience vertigo laughter thrill balance physical and mental fitness. four major rock patches jungle walk rock climbing. Every treker must do this trek atleast once in his life.   The Deadliest Trek in Maharashtra. If you haven't done this one. You Haven't finished the trekking in Maharashtra,This Treks gives a Certificate of Testing as a Rugged Trekker in Sahayadri....Hope to C u on the Trek.   Trek Schedule :- ( 26th November 2015 - 10:50 PM Kasara Semifast Local )    @ Catch Kasara Local from the respective Station as per the timings mentioned below   10:50 PM – KASARA Semi fast Local from CST @ CST :- 10:50 PM@ Byculla :- 10:57 PM.@ Dadar :- 11:05 PM@ Kurla :- 11:13 PM@ Ghatkopar :- 11:18 PM@ Mulund :- 11:30 PM@ Thane :- 11:34 PM@ Dombivali :- 11:54 PM@ Kalyan :- 00:07 AM@ Kasara :- 01:18 AM.   After Reaching Kasara one has to gather near the Ticket Window and after the confirmation of the participants we will move ahead further in Private Vehicles  Ghoti - Bhandardhara - Ghatghar   # Day 1 - 27th Nov 2015.   @ 07:00 AM Reaching at Shendi Village. @ 10:30 AM - Ghatghar. Breakfast in between Shendi and Ghatghar. @ 11:00 AM Base of Alang Fort ( Alangad). @ 02:30 PM Rest and Lunch. @ 03:00 PM - Rock Climbing and Trek to Alangad. ... Read more
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 10:57 PM PDT
River Bank Camping on 17th & 18th Oct at Krishna River Camp @ Wai, enroute Panchgani Venue : Krishna River Camp - website krishnarivercamp.com Package 1 Rs.1250 per person – Inclusive of all taxes, Over night stay in tents , evening Tea , Dinner & Break Fast   4pm check in - Allocation of Tents 4.30-5.30 – Swim in the river with life jackets  6.00- Evening Tea 6.00-7.30- Try your hands on archery , Air riffle , Darts  7.30-8.30 - Leisure Time  9-10.30pm - Dinner  10.30pm- Campfire  11.30pm Lights off  Strictly Lights off at 11.30pm, no chit chatting, singing at common place and in tents after lights off as it disturbs the privacy of other campers.  Next day  8.00-8.30 Break Fast - Tea and Upma/ Pohe Tea 10-am Check out    Package 2 Rs.2000 per person – Inclusive of all taxes, Over night stay in tents , activities, all meals and barbecue     12pm check in - allocation of tents 1-2- Lunch 2-4.30-  Swim in the river with life jackets , build raft and ride it  4.30-5.30- Group boating at Local boating club (included in package)  6.00- Evening Tea, hot Snacks  6.00-7.30- Try your hands on archery , Air riffle , Darts  7.30-8.30 - DIY barbecue, we provide 200 gms marinated chicken for NV and paneer potatoes for veg   9-10.30pm - Dinner  10.30pm- Campfire  11pm - Stargaze if the sky is clear 11.30pm Lights off  Strictly Lights off at 11.30pm, no chit chatting, singing  at common place and in tents after lights off as it disturbs the privacy of other campers.  Next day  8.00-8.30 Break Fast - Tea and Upma/ Pohe Tea 9am bullock cart ride 12pm Check out    Post check out options   Take a local wai tour - Picturesque Balkavdi Dam, Dhom Dam, Dholya Ganpati Temple, Menavli Ghat, Nana Phadnavis Wada and Narsinha Temple   Take a Panchgani & Mahableshwar Tour.  Contact : Milan Wadkar @ 9819833345 for booking or email us at milan@krishnarivercamp.com  Campers have to travel on their own to Wai with their own vehicle.  Wai i... Read more
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 09:00 AM PDT
Details of Event Departure : 15 October 2015, Late Night Fron (Andheri) Reach Satara 16 October Morning. Breakfast at Satara, After breakfast Proceed to Tosegar Waterfall. Afternoon Visit Sajjangad, Lunch at Sajjangad or on the way. Afternoon Visit Kaas Pleteu. Evening Departure Tapola. Dinner and Night Stay at Tapola (Tent / Room) share basis. 17 September: After breakfast local site seen and  visit Pratapgad, Lunch at Pratapgad. After Lunch departure for Bombay Reach Bombay 18 October about 10 pm Grade: Easy and enjoyble Charges: Rs 3,200/- per person  Mode of Transport: Private (depend on group size) Charges include: Private Transport,  Veg Food, Night stay in Tent / Room Share Basic and Entry Fees at Kaas . Charges Exclude: Water Ride at Tapola, Cold Drinks, Personnel Expenses and Mineral Water. Registration is compulsory  Mobile: 7588703281 / 8976003281 / 9223403281 For registration please Transfer Rs 3,200/- per head in the following A/c:- and inform me Bank detail Name : BIRDY SETH Bank detail Type: Current Account Bank name : I D B I Bank Bank branch : FORT Branch Bank account number : 0452102000010715 IFSC code for bank : IBKL0000452 Once payment is done, please send an email to birdy@trekkingwithbirdy.com with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell Number. and call me on my Mobile For more details : Birdy Mobile: 7588703281 /  8976003281 / 9223403281 www.trekkingwithbirdy.com ... Read more
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 08:34 AM PDT
  What is Rappelling?A descent from a height, such as a cliff or wall, in which one slides down an anchored rope and applies friction to control one's speed, either by means of a specialized device or by passing the rope under one thigh and over the opposite shoulder. Why Duke Nose?The rappelling part is the easy part, the real fun begins once you rappel down wiping off your panic sweats from your head, only to find that a 1000ft exposed cliff traverse awaits :) Place: Duke's nose, LonavalaBase village : KurvandeRappelling Height : 300 ft, Traverse 1000 ft.Grade : Medium Dates:Batch 1 – 31st October, Saturday.Batch 2 – 1st November, Sunday.Batch 3 – 22nd November, Saturday.Batch 4 – 23rd November, Sunday.Batch 5 – 5th December, Saturday.Batch 6 – 6th December, Sunday.Batch 7 – 19th December, Saturday.Batch 8 – 20th December, Sunday.      Cost: Rs.1,500/- per person. Album Link : https://goo.gl/photos/7jkSoWG11GY8MeVB6Video Link  : https://goo.gl/l8IB9E Itinerary08:00 am – Meet and greet at Lonavala Station.08:30 am – Reach Dukes Nose base camp and have breakfast.09:00 am – Start the trek to Dukes Nose.10:00 am – Training and harnessing followed by the main event.05:00 pm – Move from base camp towards Lonavala.06:00 pm – Journey ends at Lonavala.Mumbai Participants :Catch Indrayani Express and get down at Lonavala station05.40 am – Mumbai CST05.51 am – Dadar06:14 am – Thane06:33 am – Kalyan07:58 am – LonavalaPune Participants :Catch Pune-Lonavala local and get down at Lonavala station06.27 am – Pune06.33 am – Shvaji Nagar06.55 am – Pimpari07.04 am – Dehu Road07.16 am – Talegaon07.30 am – Kamshet07.55 am – LonavalaCost: Rs.1,500/- per person.Inclusions :Lonavala to Lonavala transportation by private vehicle (Non-A/c).Breakfast, Lunch and Refreshments.All Technical gear and equipment.Services of expert instructors.Exclusions :Transport till Lonavala.Meals during travel.Personal expenses. Insurance of any kind . Medical hospitalization, evacuatio... Read more
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 08:29 AM PDT
Departure: 11 October 2015 Sunday Morning Grade: Easy and Enjoyable Charges: Rs 600/- per person, We will meet at Dadar Station 6:45 am Kalyan 8:00 pm Charges include: Public Transport, Breakfast, and Tea, Please carry  3 Ltr Water, Pack Lunch and Sun cap. For more details : Birdy - Mobile 7588703281 - 8976003281 - 9223403281 For registration please transfer Rs 600/- per head in the following A/c:- and inform me Bank detail Type: Current Account Bank name : I D B I Bank Bank branch : FORT Branch Bank account number : 0452102000010715 IFSC code for bank : IBKL0000452 Once payment is done, please send an email to birdy@trekkingwithbirdy.com with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell Number. and call me on my Mobile For more details : Birdy Mobile 8976003281 / 9223403281 www.trekkingwithbirdy.com ... Read more
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 08:21 AM PDT
  Alang Madan Kulang also known as AMK in short can be called as the toughest trek to attempt in Sahyadri. Its the best time to visit these forts now ie after the rains, as the path leading to the caves become difficult during the monsoon. Best time to visit is between October and January. Post which the water is less in the water tanks. Join us fr this Endurance Tester!Dates : 30th Oct - 1st Nov(Departure on the night of 29th November) Type : Hill Fort Duration : 3 Days and 2 NightsHeight : 4852 - 4841 - 4822ftRegion : Igatpuri - KalsubaiGrade : Tough (Only For Experienced Trekkers) Cost : Rs. 2500/- 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 these treks difficult. These three forts are a little neglected due to very heavy rains in the area and a difficult confusing path to the fortsKulang fort :Being in the same region of the three forts the climb to Kulang is the most difficult. On the way up climbing we come across patches of rock cut steps. It take 6 hours to reach from Kulanwadi to the fort. On the fort we can see around 5 water cisterns. Form here we could also see Mahuli with the 3 pinacles. One can also stay at the caves here. Madan fort :The time taken to reach here is roughly 3-4 hours 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 Bitangad are to the east of the fort, Harihar, Trymbakgad and Anjaneri to its north and Harishchandragad,Aajobagad, Khut... Read more
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 08:06 AM PDT
  Exploring HAMPI!       Hills. Rivers. Ruins. History. Photographs. Portraits. Cliff jumps. Hippies. Mopeds. Live Music. Barbecue. Stars. Sunsets. Green fields. Boulders. Landscapes. And one LONG weekend! That's Hampi for you, folks!   Hampi is an ancient village located on the banks of River Tungabhadra in Karnataka. It is recognised by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites in India.Standing within the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire, it was renowned because of its immense wealth, flourishing art, literature and trade in ancient times. Now, the ruins of Hampi are captivating and unreal and are sure to leave you breathless, with stacks of giant boulders resting carelessly, blue skies with popcorn clouds and green paddy fields.       Dates: 6th to 8th November, 2015   5th November – Journey commences    Leave from Mumbai by bus in the evening around 5.30 pm.       6th November – Exploring the Hip side   Reach Hospet early morning.   Take a local transport to Hampi and a ferry ride across the river that divides Hampi in 2 parts (the cultural side and the hip side).  Check-in in our guest house and freshen up for the exciting day ahead.   Spend the day exploring the hip side of Hampi on mopeds. In the evening, go swimming in a lake and cliff jumping. Enjoy a sunset atop a hill with guitars, drums and live music!  Return to the guest house for dinner.       7th November – Exploring the cultural side   After a delicious breakfast at the guest house, leave to be amazed by the architectural heritage around the Royal Centre  and the colorful Bazaar on the cultural side of Hampi. Catch the ferry back to our hip side. Post dinner, put your party hats on. Under the open sky and stars, settle in for a barbecue and music.         8th November – Waterfalls, coracles and farewell   Today, hike up to waterfall and boat across the waters in tiny coracles. Soak in as much of this beautiful abode, as we depart back home in the ... Read more
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 07:57 AM PDT
Dear Friends, We @ Bhramanti365 invites you for an Exciting Wildlife Tour to Dajipur and Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary on 21st & 22nd November 2015. Introduction about the Tour :- Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary (Bison Sanctuary) is a wildlife sanctuary located in Radhanagari Taluka of Kolhapur district, Maharashtra state India. It lies at the southern end of the Sahyadri hills in the Western Ghats. It is notable as the first declared wildlife sanctuary in Maharashtra, notified in 1958, as Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary and is popularly known as the "Bison Sanctuary", The sanctuary is located between 16°10‟ to 16°30‟ north latitude and 73°52‟ to 74°14‟ east longitude. The Krishna River tributaries; Bhogavati River, Dudhganga River, Tulshi River, Kallamma River and Dirba River flow through the sanctuary area. Sanctuary contains 47 species of Mammals, 59 species of reptiles, 264 species of birds and 66 species of butterflies. Amphibians are most visible in the rainy season. 20 species from 2 orders, 5 families and 10 genera are listed in the sanctuary.Indian bison or gaur (Bos gaurus) with a population around 610 in 2004, is the flagship species of the area. Other mammals, living in the sanctuary are Indian leopard, sloth bear, wild boar (80), barking deer (140), mouse deer (80), sambar (120), giant squirrel 50 and wild dogs (70). In recent years, 6 to 12 tigers were reported in Dajipur forest in 2007-08. Places to be Visited :- Dajipur - Radhanagari , Kurli Dam, Mahalaxmi Mandir , Rankala Talao Schedule for the Tour :- Meeting at Swaminarayan Mandir - Dadar on 20th November 2015 at 9:30 PM @ Moving in Private bus to Dajipur - Kolhapur ( Pick Ups on the Way ) @ Reaching Kolhapur  - Dajipur at 8:00 AM in the morning @ Freshen Up, Settle in the Rooms and Breakfast time @ Gear up for a Mid range Trek to Shivgad ( watch tower fort) @ Reach Atop fort @ View of Radhanagari wildlife sanctuary from the fort. @ Photography , Exploration , etc @ Lunch at Dajipur ... Read more
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 07:55 AM PDT
  Sandhan Valley is a beautiful valley situated in the Western Ghats near Ratangad. Also known as the Valley Of Shadows as the major portion of the valley doesnt allow the sun rays to come in. This naturally carved valley is 200 feet deep and approximately 2kms long. Located near beautiful Bhandardara region, it is also surrounded by Alang, Madan, Kulang, Kalsubai, Ratangad and Ajoba forts. Along with breathtaking sights, Sandhan Valley also offers adventure seekers a chance to rappel down patches to reach its base.Height : 4100 ftGrade : Medium with Thrilling PatchesLocation : Bhandardara Region Album Link : https://goo.gl/photos/8sgxMRMKy5tNktzBA Video Link : https://youtu.be/vLR7gdmFYTEDates:Batch 1: 24-25th October!Batch 2: 14-15th November!Batch 3: 21st-22nd November!Batch 4 : 5th - 6th December! Batch 5 : 19th - 20th December! Itinerary :Day 0: Catch the CST-Kasara train as per the timings mentioned. 10:50 pm – CST. 10:57 pm – Byculla. 11:05 pm – Dadar. 11:13 pm – Kurla. 11:18 pm – Ghatkopar. 11:34 pm – Thane. 11:57 pm – Dombivali. 12:07 am – Kalyan. 01:18 am – Kasara.Day 1: 01:30 am – Depart to Samrad by a Private Vehicle 04:00 am – Reach Samrad. Proceed for some rest and breakfast. 07:00 am – Move towards the base exploring Sandhan Valley. Rappel down a few patches. Lunch mid way. (The route few small rappelling patches, the biggest one being 40-50ft approx and we have to go through water upto 4-5ft deep for approximately 30 meters on the way. This only adds to the thrill of the whole exploration.) 05:30 pm – Reach the base. Settle at the base followed by talks, food and campfire. End the day by a natural swimming pool under the open sky.Day 2: 06:30 am – Wake Up Call. Breakfast at the base. 08:00 am – Start trekking towards Dehene. 11:00 am – Reach Dehne. Lunch in Dehene. 02:00 pm – Move towards Asangaon. 04:00 pm – Reach Asangaon Station. 07:00 pm – Reach Dadar (Tentative).Cost: Rs. 1600/- per person.Inclusions : Transportation from Kasara to Asangao... Read more
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 07:37 AM PDT
  Close to Bhivpuri station, an hour-long trail away, next to a hidden waterfall, lies our Diksal campsite. It is famous for the 120 feet waterfall rappelling during rains. This place becomes a green panaromic beauty after monsoons. The dam waters nestled among mountains offer a visual treat! This time, we will take our tents and sleeping bags and set up our campfire in this distant place. Mapping Journeys has chalked out a perfect camping night amidst the greens. Here's to the local delicious food and fun activities!Read On!Date : 17th – 18th October.Region : KarjatGrade : EasyItinerary :Meeting point :Day 1 : 17th October 2015, 03:30 pm – Bhivpuri Station. The train to catch alongwith timings is given below :CST-Karjat Fast 01:40 pm – Cst. 01:53 pm – Dadar. 02:00 pm – Kurla. 02:04 pm – Ghatkopar. 02:20 pm – Thane. 02:39 pm – Kalyan. 03:20 pm – Bhivpuri. 03:40 pm – Start walking towards Diksal amidst the mountains and water. 05:00 pm – 05:30 pm – A short trek to the camping site, Evening Refreshments. 05:30 pm – Time to get active! – Setting up of your own tents. – Ice Breakers. – Group Activities. 09:30 pm – Local delicious dinner. 10:30 – Eternity – Fun around the campfire and enjoy the view of the mighty cosmos.Day 2 : 18th October 2015. 06:30 am – Time to switch from darkness to light. 07:30 am – Breakfast. 09:00 am – Start the journey back to Bhivpuri. 11:00 am – Reach Bhivpuri.Cost : 950 rs per person.Maximum number of participants : 20Inclusions : Travelling from Bhivpuri to Bhivpuri. 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast, Evening Snacks Activities Charges. Tent Charges. Campfire charges. Guide and Professional Expertise.Exclusions : Meals during travel. Personal expenses. Insurance of any kind . Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses. Any item not covered under "inclusions. All our explorations are nature-friendly. Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. If anyone found doing the same, will be debarred without refund from the explor... Read more

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