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Posted: 16 Nov 2015 01:07 AM PST
INVITES YOU FOR A ONE DAY THRILLING TREK TO Sandhan Valley ON 22nd November 2015Sandhan Valley, also known as Valley of suspense or Valley of Shadow, is one of the greatest canyons in the splendid setting of Sahyadri (Western Ghats). The water carved valley is 200 ft deep and about 1.5 long. Sandhan valley is located on the western side of the beautiful Bhandardara region, near Samrad village. The valley is surrounded with mighty Alang, Madan and Kulang (Known as AMK- rated as the toughest trek in Sahyadri) Ratangad, Ajoba & Kalsubai (5400 ft. highest peak in Maharashtra) mountain ranges. The brilliant and deep narrow rock floored ravine is located between the two high walls of mountain range. At some places its width is less than 3 ft and at some places sun rays unable to reach the ground. Which gives it the name: valley of shadow. To go at the end of gorge you have to cross 2 to 3 water pools, water level changes according to season. In winter water is up to waist and in summer it is up to knee high level. At the end of valley you get magnificent view of high cliffs and deep valleysDESCRIPTIONTime : 3 TO 4 Hours from base villageGrade : Easy with thrilling & technical walkHeight : 4100 Ft. (Apprx) Region : IgatpuriBase Village : SamradDate : 22-11-2015 (Sunday)Participants : 50 Only,(First come first serve) Cost 1200/- per headIncludes, 1)Kasara to Kasara in Local vehicle 2)Rappelling charges3)Morning Breakfast & Tea ,4)Lunch5)Evening Tea/Coffee.6)First aid and Expertise charges.Schedule for Event :- Kindly board the Kasara Local according to the Below mentioned Timings and get in with your Respective Stations10:50 PM – KASARA Semi fast Local from CST on 21st Nov 2015@ 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.Participants who reside on the slow tracks request you to join with the nearby fast loc... Read more
Posted: 15 Nov 2015 11:05 PM PST
Get set Goooo !! About the Tour :  Ride to Kondhana caves with Mumbai Travellers, its overall 25 kms Ride from Karjat to Kondhana caves road through Green carpet till Kondiwade village and will park our cycles there at kondiwade . Kondiwade is small village at base of Rajmachi fort. From there its 45 Mins trek towards Rajmachi. En-route there is the beautiful Kondhana caves which is our final destination. We will explore the caves and proceed back to the villager's home . Explore the village. Have delicious lunch and ride back to the Karjat.    Outing Dates : 22nd November 2015 Category : Cycling Level : EasyDuration : 1 Day Disclaimer :- No midway back out during the ride if you want you can drop the cycles on starting point on your own expenses.   Outing Schedule :  Catch early morning train from CST  which will  reach at Karjat on 7.30 am . Meet our  leader at station . After breakfast, we will have introduction and briefing session about the gears and the ride Its approx 25 Km total ride. There will be small trek of 45 Minute and will reach to beautiful  "Kondhana Caves" Enjoy the history about the monument some fun activity and back to Kondivade village where we will have our lunch. Some leisure time to explore the village and will proceed back to Karjat. Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)   Tour Cost : Rs.1,800/- per personFor Registered Members : Rs.1,700/-per member Inclusions:1. Cycle Rental2. Waterbottle3. Lunch at Villager's house4. Helmets5 . Utility Vehicle6. Expertise Charges Exclusions:1. Any Transfer till Karjat and back. 2. Anything mentioned than above   For booking you need to deposit Rs.1,800/- 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 refund... Read more
Posted: 15 Nov 2015 10:08 PM PST
website krishnarivercamp.com also check us out on    Venue : Krishna River Camp FB  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1097523333608195/    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, 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- Visit to local boating club for group boating (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  11.00pm – General Star Gaze (non professional) 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 9.30-11am- visit to strawberry farms – pluck, munch and relish strawberriies ( only if you wish to purchase from farmers) 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    mi... Read more
Posted: 15 Nov 2015 12:33 PM PST
Dear friends we invite you for Trek to Harischandragad and Konkankada by Mumbairangers on 22 Nov 2015 Leaving 21 Nov Saturday night Ascend via Pachnai descend via Pachnai.   Harischandragad is one of the most visited forts in Western Ghats. If you are trekking in Sahyadri for several years and you haven't visited Harishchandragad then you haven't trekked enough. This enormous fort has 7 routes and during this trek we will be doing most simple route ie Pachnai Route. Its the easiest way to explore Harishchandragad without facing much exhaustion. Pachnai route might be the simplest route but its very scenic. Since it does not take out your breath, you are more appreciative to your surroundings.   Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the Medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate on Taramati/Rohidas in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.   Konkan Kada: The most interesting point on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and sunset. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost like a cobra's hood.   Kedareshwar: The cave of Kedareshwar has a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water. Some Information about the Fort: Height of Fort – Harischandragad -1424m (4671ft) Base Village- Pachnai. District & Region- Ahmednagar, Malshej Ghat Grade: Easy (2.5 hrs trek). Trek Leader: Swapnil Kawad   Saturday night catch Kasara local & board second last compartment from cst side. From Kasara station reach Pachnai by Private vehicle  Start trek by 5:30 am Reach top by 8:00 am Reach Konkankada by 8:30 am Morning Tea / Breakfast at Konkankada Explore Konkankada, Kedareshwar, Caves till 12.00 Start descend at 12:00 afternoon Reach back to base ... Read more
Posted: 15 Nov 2015 12:30 PM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Night Trek to Peb (VikatGad) Fort Matheran 22 Nov 2015 Leaving 21 Nov   Peb is a fort located near Neral between Panorama Point (Matheran) and Nakhind to be precise. Peb Fort 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 the most beautiful one-day trek. The fort is also named as 'VikatGad'. We can clearly see the ridge connecting mountains of Matheran and Peb. When we stand here we feel that we are on the top of the world. Some Information about the Fort:   Place: Peb Fort (Vikatgad) Base Village: Neral District: Raigad Difficulty Level: Easy Endurance Level: Easy   Train Timing CST – Khopoli Fast Local CST – 10:04pm Byculla – 10:11pm Dadar – 10:18pm Kurla – 10:26pm Ghatkopar – 10:30pm Thane – 10:46pm Dombivali – 10;58pm Kalyan – 11:05pm Neral – 11:39pm.     (If you miss the train you miss the trek so make sure you are on time to catch the train.   People may board the same train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second Last boggy from CST side)   The itinerary for trek is:   From Neral Station Catch Taxi For Matheran Introduction Round Start Trek under moon light Reach Peb Temple Rest (Bring blanket because will take rest) early morning will leave from (Peb Temple) Catch Taxi Till Neral Station. Reach Neral Station by 08:30am Morning Breakfast 09.00 Catch the Local train from Neral. Reach Dadar by 10:30am   Expenses for the Trek is 450 /- which is inclusive of Morning Tea & Breakfast, Taxi Charges Neral to Matheran & Matheran to Nreal and Mumbai Rangers Administration Charges if any.   For Registration call us: Amit Bhadouria :9819299164 Nishant Sheth : 8879418581 Registration accepted only through phone call..   Important things to carry : Carry some Ready to eat snacks like biscuits,chips.. Water Bottle (2 ltrs) sleeping bags or chaddar will also do for sleeping at temple Electrol Or Glucon D. newspaper C... Read more
Posted: 15 Nov 2015 12:25 PM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Midnight Cycle Ride from South Mumbai to bandstand on 21 Nov 2015 (Saturday Night) 30 KMS   Route (Gateway-Marinedrive-Haji Ali-Worli Seaface siddhivinayak bandstand) on 21 nov 2015 (Saturday Night) 30 KMS   Go Green With MumbaiRangers Say no to Pollution Ride A Cycle Be Healthy.   Here we will see Night life of Mumbai again But on Cycle this time. So come Be a part of it and Enjoy it to the fullest. Ride to the beautiful costal route of Mumbai on cycle.   Some Information about the Cycle Ride   Category : Cycling Level : Easy Duration : 1 Night Saturday night 10:00 pm to Sunday early morning 3:30 Am. Total Ride of approximately 30 Kms.   Disclaimer :-   1. No midway back out during the ride if you want you can drop the cycles on starting point on your own expenses. (in taxi ).. 2. There might be alteration in the route as per the situation.   Itinerary for the Cycle Ride: Meeting at Regal Theatre Sharp 10 oclock night Collect Cycles Starting Point: Causeway Gateway of India Marine Drive Haji Ali Worli sea face siddhivinayak Bandstand Hill RD Handover the cycle and Ride Ends Tour Concludes with Happy Memories   Tour Cost : Rs 850/- per person One Has To deposit full Amount In Advance for Booking Seat.   Inclusions:   1. Cycle Rental 2. Refreshments on tour (Energy Drink Gatorade ,Energy Bar,biscuits) 3. First Aid 4. Expertise Charges   For Registration call us: Amit Bhadouria: 9819299164 Nishant Sheth : 8879418581 Registration accepted only through phone call..   Things to carry: – Identity Proof (Mandatory) A Water Bottle (Mandatory) Camera, Cell Phone (Optional) Medicine those if you require usually (Optional) A backpack to put all these things Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments. All participants are requested to wear comfortable clothes for cycling and avoid wearing pants which are loose on bottom.   Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited. Please do n... Read more
Posted: 15 Nov 2015 12:18 PM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for cycle Ride at sanjay gandhi National Park with MumbaiRangers on 22 Nov 2015   Heres an Opportunity for You to enjoy cycling in nature...   We will be cycling at Borivali national park We will start from main gate and will cycle till kanheri caves and return back     Itinery :   07:00 AM: Gather at Borivali National Park main gate. 07:45 AM: Breakfast over introduction and sub-grouping singles. 08:00 AM: Cycle distribution. 08:15 AM: Start journey towards Kanheri Caves. We will be taking break as per group speed and reach kanheri caves.            Rest for sometime and start return Journey.           We should be done with our cycling activity by 11:00 AM Or 11:30 AM.       Some Information about the Cycle Ride   Category : Cycling Level : Easy   Disclaimer :-   1. There might be alteration in the route as per the situation.     Tour Cost : Rs 950/- per person   One Has To deposit full Amount In Advance for Booking Seat OR for confirm Registration.   Account Information will be given when You call,whatsapp or sms for Registration.   Inclusions:   1. We will Provide Gear Or GearLess Cycle  2. Refreshments on tour (Energy Drink Gatorade ,Energy Bar,biscuits) 3. First Aid 4. Expertise Charges 5. Cycle Mechanic   For Registration call us: Amit Bhadouria: 9819299164 Nishant Sheth : 8879418581 Registration accepted only through phone call..   Things to carry: – Identity Proof (Mandatory) A Water Bottle (Mandatory) Camera, Cell Phone (Optional) Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)     A backpack to put all these things Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments. All participants are requested to wear comfortable clothes for cycling and avoid wearing pants which are loose on bottom.   Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited. Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, "When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories" The... Read more
Posted: 15 Nov 2015 07:50 AM PST
Padale Gaon Padala gaon is located in Dombivali on kalyan Shilphata road. It is is a relatively unknown place to a lot of people. But it is easily accessible for both Mumbaikars as well as out of towners. If you go by local train, Dombivali is the nearest local train station from which you can easily get a bus to take you to the Padale gaon. Black Kites seem to favour Padale Gaon. Apart from the raptors, Munias, Woolly-necked Storks, Drongos, Egrets, Marsh Harriers and Sandpipers are also known to be seen the region.     (Info Courtesy: Internet)   This photo walk is for whom? Nature/Bird Lovers Shutter Bugs (Photographers) Children / School Children's Families / Friends  In short Everyone !!!   Photo Walk Schedule: Gather at Dombivali Station @ 6:30 am  Head towards Padale gaon by bus @ 6:45 am Reach Padale Gaon @ 7:15 am Start the trail towards creek. Explore the area and experience the beautiful nature. Start the return journey @ 11:00  am 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 4. Breakfast 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 all members. No Arguments will be entertained. Moments Shoot is not liable in any way whatsoever for any injury or loss (including any indirect or consequential loss) of any kind to person or property suffered by any participant whether by reason ... Read more
Posted: 15 Nov 2015 07:48 AM PST
Sagar Upvan - Botanical Garden - Mumbai Port Trust Garden Location : Near Colaba Bus Station, Colaba, Mumbai - 400 005. Area:46,000 sq.m. The Garden Features:Numerous rare botanical species and trees dot the Garden. Additionally, there are lush green mounds, sit outs and a pathway. The Garden is presently being maintained by AIAI (All India Association of Industries). The Garden has won 1st prize number of times in the competitions organised by the "Friends of Tress" (an NGO). A Sewage treatment plant caters to the watering needs of Garden. The garden is a boon to the citizens of Mumbai in general & South Mumbai in particular. The 800m long pathway enables morning and evening walks. The entry timings are 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. This photo walk is for whom? Nature/Monuments Lovers Shutter Bugs (Photographers) Children / School Children's Families / Friends  In short Everyone !!!   Photo Walk Schedule: Gather at CST @ 7:15 am  Head towards Kyani Restaurant @ 7:30 am After breakfast head towards Sagar upvan garden. Explore the garden. Various species of plants, butterflies, birds can be soptted. Start the return journey @ 11:00  am 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 all members. No Arguments will be entertained. Mom... Read more
Posted: 15 Nov 2015 03:19 AM PST
Dear trekkers,#Trekkers Journey glad to invites you to the scenic one day trek to Drongagiri fort event on 22nd Nov 2015. Info : Dronagiri fort is a old military fort and very old fort. Fort height : 910 ft Type : Hill fort Place : Uran Raigad Grade : Easy History : Dronagiri fort is very old fort believed as old as Elephanta or Gharapuri caves. Established during Chalukya Royal family's ruling across Maharashtra exactly 2000 years back. ... The water tanks design and style shows its ancient marking, otherwise there is British made ruined Church can be find on the top. Permission is needed to enter explore fort due to ONGC plan based as CISF is looking after this fort and have camp on it. two watch guards always present on fort. What to see : Old portugals church, bastions,cave,well,god ganpati idol, entrance all there but in ruined condition. Recently sahyadri pratishant displayed informative boards.#The way to the fort is through forest which helps us to trek in cool breeze.#Tentative itinerary : Meeting point Panvel (near visava hotel) @ 08: 00 am sharp. After breakfast we"ll start our journey towards base village by public vehicle. 09:30 - Base village In dense forest we"ll have round of introduction before strat of trek. 11: 00 - Top of fort. Fort exploration, photography, surrounding info 12: 00 pm lunch with travel stories. 02:00 pm descend starts#Return journey starts towards Panvel/Pune.#Reach home @ 18: 00 pm (tentative). #The ESTIMATED EXPENDITURE is: Mumbai : 350/- FEE includes: Panvel to Panvel Traveling by public vehicle One breakfast +Complimentary food as mini lunch. First aid , Certified person guidance.#FEEs DO NOT INCLUDES : 1] Cold drinks & mineral water, Private orders. 2] Insurance coverage, Medical expenses other than First Aid. 3)Everything which not included in Includes. #Things to Carry : Id Proof Compulsory 1)Water Bottle (2 Litre) Must 2)Dry Food (snacks) 3) Personal Medicines /personal First aid kit If any 4)... Read more

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