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Posted: 25 Oct 2015 11:41 PM 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 a BIG RIFLE 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 : 31st Oct – 1st Nov.Region : KarjatGrade : EasyItinerary :Meeting point :Day 1 : 03:30 pm – Bhivpuri Station.The train to catch alongwith timings is given below :CST-Karjat Fast01:40 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.- RIFLE SHOOTING– 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 : 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 : 1450 rs per person.Maximum number of participants : 20Inclusions :Travelling from Bhivpuri to Bhivpuri.1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast, Evening Snacks.ALL Activities Charges.Tent,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 exploration.For confirmation of the seat, full amount ... Read more
Posted: 25 Oct 2015 10:21 AM PDT
DESCRIPTION  TREK TO KARNALA FORT & BIRD SANCTUARY  on 1st Nov 2015 Height - 1240 feet apprx Trek Category - Easy Base Village - Karnala , Panvel Transport - Panvel to Karnala by Auto, bus or Private Vehicle Time to reach the top - About 1 1/2 hour from the base Cost - Aprx 400 Contact - Ravi 7738073691/ Sushant 9769382074/Sagar 9029737972 ---------- Trek to KARNALA FORT & BIRD SANCTUARY on Sunday 1st Nov. ---------- KARNALA fort Karnala is a quaint fort overlooking a sprawling bird sanctuary. Situated along the Mumbai-Goa highway, it is at a distance of about 10 km from the city of Panvel.  It is an absolute beginner's trek amidst the natural flora and fauna of the enclosed sanctuary. The relative ease of this trek also provides an excellent opportunity for parents to introduce their children to trekking and nature. The trek begins at the entrance of the bird sanctuary on a well-defined road and winds through the forest. Eventually, it leads to an uphill track under thick vegetation. There are multiple routes inside the sanctuary that lead to the main trail up to the mountain and offer a variety of fauna, both in enclosure and in the wilderness.  The trek to the top is a little challenging but thoroughly enjoyable and the fort provides a comfortable perch to rest and have lunch. After a final walk up to the bastion, one is presented with a splendid 360 degree view of the surrounding Raigad district. A 125 ft high basalt pillar sticks out like a thumb at the centre of the peak. It is clearly visible from far away on all the sides. ---------- Trek schedule : Meet at 07:15 AM (Sharp) at Panvel Railway Station on Sunday 1 st Nov 2015 Please ensure punctuality. The itinerary for the Event is as given below: Sunday 1 st Nov 2015 1) CST – Panvel Train timings as below CST : 06:00 am Wadala: 06:18 am Kurla : 06:28 am Vashi: 06:47 am Belapur: 07:02 am Panvel: 07:17 am 2) Thane – Panvel Train timings as below Thane: 06:20 am Koparkhair... Read more
Posted: 25 Oct 2015 04:36 AM PDT
About Rajgad:  As the name describes, King of all the forts. It is to the south-west 40 Kms from Pune. It boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji on any fort. He spent almost 25/30 yrs here. Rajgad is famous for its construction. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. These are the three sub-plateaux (Machee) namely Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Sanjevani Machee, and at the centre is the Ballekilla. Padmavati Machee (north end) : This machee is the site of Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake, Chor Darwaja, Pali Darwaja, Gunjavane Darwaja, Daru Kothar (storage of arms and ammunition), Diwankhana, Rajwada (ruins), Ghod Tale (Horse Lake), Sadar (office) and Dhalkathi (flag hoisting place). Suvela Machee (southeast). This is another grand machee facing east with lots of secret routes and doorways. This one is a double-stepped fortified machee with the steps separated by a beautiful bastioned doorway. At the end of first step a hole cuts across the rock; one can sit in this hole (nedhe). The final (lowest) step like Sanjeevani Machee has a double curtain wall. To the south side of this machee one can see a beautiful triangular bastion called Kaleswari buruz having an escape door near it. The home of the renowned military leader Tanaji Malusare was in this machee.   About Torna fort: Torna: the fort is also known as prachandagad (huge fort), due to its massive size. In 1646, when Shivaji was 16, he launched his first military attack by capturing Torna fort, paving the way for the great empire. Many battles have been fought on this fort.   Summary Type: Hill Fort Heigh Rajgad Fort: 4182 feet Height Torna Fort: 4200 feet Grade: Medium Endurance: Medium Base Village: Gunjavne - Velhe Min Participants: 7 Max Participants: 24 Trek Leader: Mahadevo / Rajesh   Meeting point for Mumbai People: 30 October 2015 Pritam Dhaba Hotel, Dadar East 23:00 Pickup Point: Chembur Diamond ... Read more

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