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Posted: 21 Nov 2015 10:40 PM PST
TreksandTrails invites you to come trek to Rajgad fort, as the name suggest "King of forts". It is to the south-west 40 Kms from Pune. It boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on any fort. He spent almost 25 - 30 years approx. Rajgad is famous for its construction. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. There 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).   Summary: Type: Hill Fort Height: 4182 feet Grade: Medium Endurance: Medium Cost: Rs 2200.00 Base Village: Gunjavne Trek Leader: Mahadeo   More about Rajgad Sanjeevani Machee (southwest/west end): This huge, beautiful and royally constructed machee faces west and has a three-stepped (layered) fortified structure. Each of the lower levels is separated from the higher one by a fortified bastion with a gate that could be defended independently. The lowest level is beautifully fortified by double curtain walls (chilkhathi) separated by a deep trench, on average 12 feet across. One can walk between these walls. The outer wall has openings to let soldiers out for sudden attack.  Suvela Machee (south east): 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 esc... Read more
Posted: 21 Nov 2015 10:09 PM PST
A double dhamal trek. Overnight start the trek, reach the summit. Rest at the temple after climbing 90 steps. View the awesome sunrise from Sarasgad fort early in the morning. About Sarasgad fort: Sarasgad is located near Pali, it is the one out of the eight "Ashtavinayak" Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha of Pali is named 'Ballaleshwar' and located just behind the temple can be seen the ramparts of Sarasgad fort. Shivaji Maharaj brought this fort under Swarajya and spent 2000 Hon (the prevailing currency) for its reconstruction. Till independence this fort was under Bhor Sansthan. Once on the fort we see Kedareshwar temple and a lake nearby. Two bastions are there to keep watch on surrounding areas. We can locate Sudhagad, Tailbaila, Dhangad and Korigad. Summary: Type: Hill Fort. Height: 1400 ft approx. Grade: Easy. Region: Khopoli- Pali. Base Village: Pali Cost: Rs 1000.00   Itinerary: 22:45 Meeting at Dadar (E) Pritam dahaba on Saturday 28 November 2015. 23:00 Departure for Pali 01:00 Reach base village 01:30 Start trek 03:30 Reach on top. 06:00 Sunrise view 07:00 Start descend 09:30 Breakfast 12:30 Reach Mumbai approx.   Cost Includes: Transport by private Non-A/C vehicle. Breakfast at Pali, TreksandTrails charges if any.   Cost Excludes All kinds of extra meals. Insurance, tips, bottled water, aerated drinks etc. Any kind of personal expenses. Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the Cost Includes column above. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like Road blocks, bad weather.   Things to carry A haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3 lts. Extra pair of clothes. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. Electoral powder, sleeping bag, carry matt. Personal medicines. Sweaters if required. Please do not carry handbags or jolas for this trek. Torch with extra batteries, head lamp. Bed sheets; please carry your personal tea mugs, spoon and a small Swiss-knife, plate, spoon.   TreksandTr... Read more
Posted: 21 Nov 2015 09:37 PM PST
Dear Venturers,Bhandardhara sits by the Pravara River, and is a blend of natural beauty, waterfalls, mountains, tranquility, greenery, invigorating air and pristine ambiance. The Bhandardhara Lake and the Randha falls are major tourist attractions.The literal meaning of Bhandardhara is valley of treasures. Here the elements of nature are in perfect harmony - From the highest mountain peak in Maharashtra, to one of the largest lakes and oldest dams in the country, completing its journey as the mother of all tourist destinations with its cascading waterfalls, this locale has it all.Major Attraction:1. Bandhardhara Lake2. Randha Waterfalls4. Wilson DamMeeting Point: Kasara Station at 3PM on 28 NovDay 1:15:00 Transportation to the Camp Site17:00 Reach Camp-site18:00 Tea18:30 Setup Campsite20.00 Camp Fire and games20:30 DinnerDay: 206:30 Wake up07:00 Breakfast08:00 Visit to Randha Waterfalls & Boat ride12:00 Lunch12:30 Departure for Kasara SationTotal Cost: Rs 1500/-Includes:Accomodation (Tent stay)Travelling from Kasara to Bandardhara and BackAll Meals (1 dinner, 1breakfast, 1 lunch and evening snacks)BoatingAll Entry TicketsGuide & Expertise chargesCost Excludes: Anything not included above.For Registrations and Booking please contact:Email:, info@keenventurers.inCall us at:Kanwar Singh 9619262722Abhisekh Chaphekar: 9821815539Shrikant Sabat 9819815987(If call not received please SMS, we would revert)Registration would be confirmed only after payment of Rs 1000/- in the below bank account:A/c Holder Name: Kanwar SinghBank Name: ICICI BankA/c No: 001101580549IFSC Code: ICIC0000011Type : SavingsBranch: AndheriVisit us keenventurers.inWe all can come by Mumbai CST - Kasara Train, timings are as follows:12:28 CST12:41 Dadar13:10 Thane13:42 Kalyan14:52 Kasara... Read more
Posted: 21 Nov 2015 12:25 PM PST
Wanderingsoulriders invite you all for Tour to Rann Of Kutch Utsav From 21st to 26th January'2015.  ( For Bike Ride Tour of this event please contact Team WSR) Just a Brief Info: Rann of Kutch is a large area of salt marshes located in mostly in Sindh, Pakistan and the western tip of Gujarat, India. It is divided into two main parts; Great Rann of Kutch and Little Rann of Kutch. The Rann of Kutch is the only large flooded grasslands zone in the whole Indo-Malayan region of the planet. The fact that the area has desert on one side and the sea on the other provides the Rann of Kutch with a variety of ecosystems, including mangroves and desert vegetation.At night, an unexplained strange dancing light phenomena known locally as ChirBatti (ghost lights) occurs in the Rann.    The Itinerary for the event will be as follows: Day 0 – (Thursday, 21st January 2016) Catch Kutch express ( 19131 ) from BDTS at 17:00. Overnight in train.   Day 1 – Visit to Tent City Dhordo (Friday, 22nd January 2016) 09.30 Am Reach Bhuj Station 10.00 Am onwards : Arrival at Tent city Dhordo 12.30 Pm Onwards : Welcome & Check – In  12.30 Pm to 02.30 Pm : Lunch at respective Dining Area  02.30 Pm to 04.00 Pm : Enjoy In-house activities  04.00 Pm to 05.00 Pm : Evening Tea / Coffee  05.00 Pm to 05.30 Pm : Transfer to White Rann witness the Grandeur of Sunset. Mode of transfer can be through Camel Cart / Bus on first come first basis. Guest will have to return by the same mode of transfer 07.00 Pm to 07.30 Pm : Return Transfer to Tent City Dhordo  07.30 Pm to 10.00 Pm : Dinner at respective Dining area 08.30 Pm to 10.30 Pm : Enjoy the cultural of Kutch along with entertaining activities   Day 2 – Exploring the Insides of Kutch (Saturday, 23rd January 2016) 06.00 Am to 07.00 Am : Morning Tea  07:00 Am to 09:30 Am : Breakfast at respective Dining Area  09.30 Am to 10.30 Am : Check Out from Tent City  Journey Start for Mandvi Beach & Vijay Vilas palace by private vehicle... Read more

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