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Posted: 10 Nov 2015 07:47 AM PST
Fort: Harishchandragad Type: Hill fort Height: 4671ftGrade: Hard Endurance: Tough Harishchandragad Situated On The Boundaries Of Three Districts Namely Pune,A.Nagar & Thane Can Be Trek Down From Number Of Routes .Khireshwar Tolar Khind Route & Pachnai Route Are The Two Normally Used Routes . While Junnar Darwaja & Nalichi Vaat Route Are The Route Rarely Used. Among These All Route NALICHI VAAT  Route Is The Toughest One.Nalichi Vaat Route Covered With Monster Size Loose Rocks .On This Route There Are ThreeMAJOR Rock Patches Are Involved Makes This Trek Most Demanding Trek In Maharashtra. Places To Visit:Scaling Down Harishchandragad From Nalichi Vaat Itself Is Big Thrill. View Of Harishchandragad Kokankada From Base Village Valivhare Is One Of The Best View In Sahyadri.From Here One Can Easily Spot Naptha ,Ghodishep,Rohidas,Naneghat Panorama. Along With This We Are Going To Visit Following Places On Fort. History The fort is quite ancient. Remnants of Microlithic man have been discovered here. The various Puranas (ancient scriptures) like Matsyapurana, Agnipurana and Skandapurana include many references about Harishchandragad. Its origin is said to have been in 6th century, during the rule of Kalchuri dynasty. The citadel was built during this era. The various caves probably have been carved out in the 11th century. In these caves are idols of Lord Vishnu. Though the cliffs are named Taramati and Rohidas, they are not related to Ayodhya. Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic "Tatvasaar"), used to meditate here in 14th century. The caves are from the same period. The various constructions on the fort and those existing the surrounding region point to the existence of diverse cultures here. The carvings on the temples of Nageshwar (in Khireshwar village), in the Harishchandreshwar temple and in the cave of Kedareshwar indicate that the fort belongs to the medieval period, since it is related to Shaiva, Shakta or Naath. Later the fort was under ... Read more
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 04:47 AM PST
Dear Friends,We at Trekking Paradise invite you all to King of All Forts Rajgad on Sunday, 29th November 2015 (Leaving on Saturday night i.e. 28th November 2015)Please fill the details by clicking on the below link:http://goo.gl/forms/TX65zVYYu5----------------------------------------------------------------------------Some Information about the fort:Place: Rajgad fortType: Hill FortHeight: 4182 feetGrade: MediumEndurance: MediumBase Village: GunjavneTrek Leader: Kunal | Omkar | Suraj------------------------------------------------------------------------------Some Information about the Fort:Basic Info: The name describes the place itself – The king of all the forts 42 kms from Pune Rajgad is truly the King of all forts. It is famous for its structure The height of Rajgad from sea level is 4250 feet and offers spectacular views of Sahyadri Mountains. Rajgad is surrounded by Sinhagad, Torna, Mangalgad and Purandar. Shivaji Maharaj spent most of his life on this fort. He was here for nearly 30 years. This fort is historically very much important. The fort is 1400 mts above sea level.Main parts of the fort are:PADMAVATI LAKE: As you approach Padmavati Machi through Gupta-darwaja, we get to see a beautifully constructed lake right in front. The walls of the lake are intact even today. An arch has been constructed from the continuation of the same wall to mark an entry to the lake. However, lot of mire has been collected inside this lake.GUNJAVANE DOOR:Gunjavane door is actually a series of three doors. The first door is very simple one however; it has strong fortified places on either side. The second door has a beautifully carved arch. At the last door, below Ganesh plate we find carvings of two trunks of the elephants holding pots upside down. It seems that this door is constructed much before Shivaji Maharaj`s period.PADMAVATI MACHI:Facing north this has Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake, chor darwaja, Pali darwaja, Gunjavane darwaja, Daru Kothar (storage of arms and ... Read more
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 03:14 AM PST
Completely descending the valley of  Shadows…   About the Tour : 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 always a memorable outing and the overnight stay under the sparkling sky, along the reservoir side, is a sweet cherry on the cake!!   Disclaimer* :  1. First Time Trekkers are not advisable to join the Sandhan Valley FULL DESCEND TREK.  2. As it is the hardcore trek and not camping, we are staying the open place and not tents.    Batch 3 : 19-20 December 2015 Category: Trekking Level: MediumDuration: 02 Nights / 02 DaysHighlights of Outing: Unexplored Sandhan Valley Full Descending Sandhan Valley Rappelling Down this Valley under expert's guidance Open Stay at the Bottom of Valley near Water Source Itinerary :  Day 1 :Overnight journey towards Samrad village by  last local train from CSTM to Kasara (12:10 am) Proceed to Samrad By Private Jeep. Early morning arrival at Samrad, freshen up and breakfast. By 7:00 am, proceed to Sandhan Valley Trek. Experience the thrill  of the trek in the valley. Have Lunch And Start rappelling activity and descend the further part. Reach the stay point by evening. Have dinner. Overnight Stay in Open At the Same Point.  Day 2 :Freshen up. Post breakfast, proceed towards Dehne village, Asangoan. Have lunch at Dehne village and proceed to Asangoan by Public Transport. Catch local train by evening to Mumbai.  Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :D   Tour Cost : Rs.1,800/- per personFor Registered Member : Rs.1,700/- per person Inclusions:1. Transportation from Kasara to Samrad and Back from Dehne to Asagoan2. All Meals (Except Saturday's lunch )3. Rappelling Charg... Read more
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 03:10 AM PST
Completely descending the valley of  Shadows…   About the Tour : 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 always a memorable outing and the overnight stay under the sparkling sky, along the reservoir side, is a sweet cherry on the cake!!   Disclaimer* :  1. First Time Trekkers are not advisable to join the Sandhan Valley FULL DESCEND TREK.  2. As it is the hardcore trek and not camping, we are staying the open place and not tents.    Batch 2 : 28th-29th November 2015 Category: Trekking Level: MediumDuration: 02 Nights / 02 DaysHighlights of Outing: Unexplored Sandhan Valley Full Descending Sandhan Valley Rappelling Down this Valley under expert's guidance Open Stay at the Bottom of Valley near Water Source Itinerary :  Day 1 :Overnight journey towards Samrad village by  last local train from CSTM to Kasara (12:10 am) Proceed to Samrad By Private Jeep. Early morning arrival at Samrad, freshen up and breakfast. By 7:00 am, proceed to Sandhan Valley Trek. Experience the thrill  of the trek in the valley. Have Lunch And Start rappelling activity and descend the further part. Reach the stay point by evening. Have dinner. Overnight Stay in Open At the Same Point.  Day 2 :Freshen up. Post breakfast, proceed towards Dehne village, Asangoan. Have lunch at Dehne village and proceed to Asangoan by Public Transport. Catch local train by evening to Mumbai.  Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :D   Tour Cost : Rs.1,800/- per personFor Registered Member : Rs.1,700/- per person Inclusions:1. Transportation from Kasara to Samrad and Back from Dehne to Asagoan2. All Meals (Except Saturday's lunch )3. Rappelling... Read more
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 03:04 AM PST
The Frozen River Trek… About the Tour :Chadar Trek is well known as being a very unique winter journey & trip throughout Ladakh. It can be termed "Khado sanglam" throughout Zanskari vocabulary, the actual (Dakini Path) which people of Zanskar use as the last way to connect when there is no link with the outside world several weeks on a yearly basis following your routes stay shut down as a result of heavy snowfall. Chadar means sheets and is used to refer to the trek along the frozen Zanskar.  Batch 02 : 23rd to 31st January 2016 Category : Himalayan Expedition Level : ToughDuration : 8 Nights / 9 Days Itinerary :  Day 1, Saturday: Report at Leh. Acclimatize and over night at guest house. Day 2, Sunday:Drive Tilat Sumdo camp. Day 3, Monday:Trek to Shingra Koma [9 km/6 hrs trek]. Day 4, Tuesday:Trek to Dibb [14.5 km/8 hrs trek] Day 5, Wednesday:Trek to Naerak Pullu [11.5 km/7 hrs trek] Day 6, Thursday:Trek from Naerak to Dibb. Day 7, Friday:Trek to Shingra Koma. Day 8, Saturday: Trek to Tilat Sumdo and drive back to Leh. Day 9, Sunday:Flight from Leh to Mumbai Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)   Tour Cost : Rs.23,000/- per personFor Registered Members : Rs.22,700/- per member Inclusions: Transport from Leh to Leh Accommodation. Tented or Tourist lodge. Meals while on trek (Veg) Trek equipment (Tent, Sleeping Mat, Sleeping bag) First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder Experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers. Exclusions:1. Any kind of personal expenses.2. Insurance.3. Porter to carry personal luggage.4. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price Includes.   Note: If porter is required, arrangements can be done on extra payment.    For booking you need to deposit Rs.15,000/.- per person as an advance in the following Account: NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERSBANK: ICICIACCOUNT: CURRENT ACA/C: 623805029453BRANCH: MULUND WESTIFSC CODE ICIC0006238 Cancellation and Refund:1. If cancellation done prior t... Read more
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 03:00 AM PST
The Frozen River Trek… About the Tour :Chadar Trek is well known as being a very unique winter journey & trip throughout Ladakh. It can be termed "Khado sanglam" throughout Zanskari vocabulary, the actual (Dakini Path) which people of Zanskar use as the last way to connect when there is no link with the outside world several weeks on a yearly basis following your routes stay shut down as a result of heavy snowfall. Chadar means sheets and is used to refer to the trek along the frozen Zanskar.  Batch 01 : 16th to 24th January 2016  Category : Himalayan Expedition Level : ToughDuration : 8 Nights / 9 Days Itinerary :  Day 1, Saturday: Report at Leh. Acclimatize and over night at guest house. Day 2, Sunday:Drive Tilat Sumdo camp. Day 3, Monday:Trek to Shingra Koma [9 km/6 hrs trek]. Day 4, Tuesday:Trek to Dibb [14.5 km/8 hrs trek] Day 5, Wednesday:Trek to Naerak Pullu [11.5 km/7 hrs trek] Day 6, Thursday:Trek from Naerak to Dibb. Day 7, Friday:Trek to Shingra Koma. Day 8, Saturday: Trek to Tilat Sumdo and drive back to Leh. Day 9, Sunday:Flight from Leh to Mumbai Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)   Tour Cost : Rs.23,000/- per personFor Registered Members : Rs.22,700/- per member Inclusions: Transport from Leh to Leh Accommodation. Tented or Tourist lodge. Meals while on trek (Veg) Trek equipment (Tent, Sleeping Mat, Sleeping bag) First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder Experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers. Exclusions:1. Any kind of personal expenses.2. Insurance.3. Porter to carry personal luggage.4. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price Includes.   Note: If porter is required, arrangements can be done on extra payment.    For booking you need to deposit Rs.15,000/.- per person as an advance in the following Account: NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERSBANK: ICICIACCOUNT: CURRENT ACA/C: 623805029453BRANCH: MULUND WESTIFSC CODE ICIC0006238 Cancellation and Refund:1. If cancellation done prior ... Read more
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 02:49 AM PST
!! Get Ready for the Ultimate Coastal Ride !! About the Tour :  Are you ready to ride through west coast of Maharashtra called Konkan. There are plenty of surprises along the way: starting with delicious konkani cuisines and warm hospitality of the konkani people. During this ride we come across various beautiful and unseen beaches, ancient temples along with their stories, Sea forts and lots more. The coastal highway is a unique route to explore Konkan, and we are following it till it ends. The ride covers some of the famous destinations and some of the very offbeat, less traveled destinations in konkan as well.  Outing Date : 23rd-27th December 2015 Category : Biking Level : Easy Duration : 04 Nights / 05 Days Distance : Approx 1200 Kms Highlights of Tour: Ride through ​beautiful coastal highway​ Visit some of the beautiful beaches of west coast ​Underwater and Water-sports activities Experience local cuisine and Konkani culture​   Itinerary Day-1:Meeting point at ​Bhaucha Dhakka. Instruction and Introduction session. Then proceed towards Rewas by ferry and further ride towards Dapoli. En route visit Alibaug, Murud, Diveagar, Harihareshwar and Bankot Fort. Late evening arrival at Dapoli. Overnight at Dapoli. Backwater to be cross via Ferry: Dighi and Bankot. Day-2: Early morning one can enjoy dolhin safari in deep sea. After breakfast proceed towards Ganpatipule. En route visit Chandika Caves, Dabhol – Dhopave Jetty, Lunch at Guhagar, Post lunch visit Velneshwar Beach, Jaigad – Tawsal Ferry, Overnight at Ganpatipule. ​ Backwater to be cross via Ferry: Dabhol & JaigadDay-3:After breakfast proceed towards Malvan en route visit Kunkeshwar Beach, Malvan Fort, Water Sport Activities at Devbaug, Overnight at Malvan​.​​ Day-4:After breakfast enjoy the snorkeling and scuba diving acitivity @ Sindhudurg Fort. Post lunch proceed towards Goa via Vengurle en route visit Vengurla Port, Mochemad beach​ and Terekhol Fort.​​​ Late evening arrival at ​Goa... Read more
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 02:40 AM PST
Mumbai on Wheels !! About the Tour :  This is not just a cycle ride, its a completely different face of Mumbai. Mumbai as we know is among the fastest cities of India, but there is other face of Mumbai which you can see only at night…thats the "Mumbai nagariya" !! At night you can see people of Mumbai admiring it's beauty and chilling with Chai, coffee or beer at marine drive, couples sitting and discussing about life (Hopefully tongue emoticon ) and then suddenly you here the sharp ghoommmmmmmmmm……. as someone races the bike to the fullest and vanishes away like thunder!!! Oops ! That's not allowed dude !! but one can't help it because it's Mumbai's night fever, street lights glowing away to glory which gives one immense energy to ride and feel the air. Our monuments which are the pride of Mumbai tell us all about their glory…trying to narrate their story…as they get alive at night under the cozy Midnight…!!! Batch 02 : 28th-29th November 2015 Category : Cycling Level : EasyDuration : 1 NightApproximate Distance :  25 kms both way Disclaimer :- 1. No midway back out during the ride if you want you can drop the cycles on starting point on your own expenses.   2. There might be alteration in the route as per the situation.   Starting Point: Mad Over Donuts, Colaba Causewayat 11.30 p.m. Highlights of the Tour: 1. Gateway of India2. Nariman Point3. Marine Drive4. Breach Candy5. Worli Sea Face6. Haji Ali7. The Antila Tower (World's most expensive home)8. Mumbai University9. Bombay High Court10. Rajabai Clock tower11. Flora Fountain12. BMC HQ building13. Horniman CircleTour Concludes with Happy Memories :)   Tour Cost : Rs. 999/- per personFor Registered Members : Rs.899/-per member Inclusions:1. Cycle Rental2. Refreshments on tour3. Helmets4. Expertise Charges Exclusions:1. Any Transfer till Colaba and back2. Anything mentioned than above   For booking you need to deposit Rs.999/- per person in the following Account: NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERSBANK: IC... Read more
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 02:25 AM PST
The Stargazing and Star Trail Photography at Velas !! About the Tour :  Star gazing is an activity carried out in the presence of experts observing stars, planets and other objects in universe with the help of Telescope. Mumbai Travellers in association with Beyond Earth is organizing this event "STARGAZING and STAR TRAIL PHOTOGRAPHY ". Here you will be spending your whole night with stars on the Velas Beach. Velas is a small village in Ratnagiri district with a scenic beach, amazing natural beauty and absolutely dark sky. It makes a perfect weekend getaway coupled with stargazing and astronomy, hence we have finalized this location. So are you ready for this unique experience..??   Batch Dates : 12th-13th December 2015 Category : Offbeat TourType : Stargazing + Night PhotographyDuration : 1 Night / 2 Days Itinerary :  Day 1 : 12th December 2015- Saturday Early morning proceed towards Velas village (The village of Turtle).En-route Breakfast. Reach Velas. Freshen-up and Introduction session.Have Lunch and Explore the local culture and the village.Evening visit to the Velas Beach for turtle sighting. After Sunset start with first session of Stargazing. Get your basics cleared and know various constellations, stars and planets. Post dinner, second session of Stargazing with various Nebulae, Deep sky objects and Milky way along with Star-trail photography. You have option of exploring more and more stars till late night / early morning. Lights off for the Day ! Day 2 : 13th December 2015-Sunday8:00 am. Morning breakfast. After breakfast proceed towards Harihareshwar temple/beach. Post lunch proceed back to Mumbai.   Tour Concludes with Happy Memories & AWESOME PHOTOGRAPHS :)   Tour Cost : Rs.3,000/- per personFor Registered Members : Rs.2,800/- per person Batch size : Only 20 participants    Inclusions: Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai by A/c luxury Bus. All Veg Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Telescope with Instructor. Accommodation in... Read more
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 02:21 AM PST
Lakeside Camping ...at BhandardaraWe can feel the Nature here ...We Can make new friends Here ...We never sleep early Here ...We can do Lots of Gupshaps & Ghost Stories Here ...We can Share our Experience Here ...YeehhhhhhhWe are here to camp on Lake side ... Lake side Camping ...at Secrete Place ( Barbecue With Camp Fire - Boating - Lots of ghost stories )Date :- 14-15 November 2015Camping Cost :- ₹ 1600/- Per Person1500rs for old SkT members( Advance Amount Rs.500 to reserve your Tent)* Last Day of Booking 13th, November * ------------------------@Account Details:Bank Name: State Bank of IndiaBranch:RajurName:Prakash Soma BandeAccount No:31440260218IFS Code:SBIN0005399MICR Code:422002461Inclusions *Transport from Ex- Station* B/F - Lunch - Dinner with Barbecue* Lakeside Stay in Tents* Boating* Expertise Charges -------------------------Camping Sheduled Day 1* We leave for Kasara Local Depart at 8.36 AM from CSTM.You can board train nearest station. Mumbai_CST 8:36 AMByculla 8:43 AMDadar 8:49 AMKurla 8:56 AMGhatkopar 9:00 AMMulund 9:12 AMThane 9:16 AMDombivili 9:28 AMKalyan 9:35 AM* We will meet at Kasara Ticket Window & Proceed to our Campsite .* On arrival Lunch at Campsite. Enjoy the Sunset in the Evening.* Its Time for Camp fire , Antakshari , Barbecue & many ghost stories . Night dont have any limits.Day 2* Wake up & Get fresh with Morning in Nature.* Free time for freshn up* Breakfast* Enjoy the Boating in lake & try to be a fisherman at Fishing Session* Pack your Luggage & proceed to Kasara. on the way Lunch.* Its to say Good by & Promises to Meet again.Call US for More InfoPrakash-8605556325(whats app)7744003602Things to Be carried:• Identity proof (Compulsory)• A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs) Compulsory• A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. (Avoid Carrying one side bags, Jholas, Sling Bags etc.)• Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.• Sweater , Shawl• Torch with Extra Batteries• Sleeping Bag or Bedd... Read more

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