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Posted: 15 Dec 2015 11:20 PM PST
Dear All,Bhramanti365 invites you for a Tour to Anandwan , Hemalkasa , Somnath on 18th March to 22nd March 2016. (Leaving on 17th March 2016 at 1:00 PM ) Brief Information about the Tour:-Anandwan literally, means Forest of Joy, located around 5 kilometres from Warora in Chandrapur in the state of Maharashtra is an Ashram of 465 hectares and a community rehabilitation centre which was mainly started for Leprosy patients and the disabled from downtrodden sections of society. It was founded in 1948 by noted social activist Baba Amte The project is run by the organisation Maharogi Seva Samiti. Two of its other projects are Lok Biradari Prakalp and Somnath, a village for cured leprosy patients.Hemalkasa is a village in the Bhamragad taluka of Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra State, India. It belongs to the Madia Gond community. Hemalkasa is where the famous Magsaysay Award-winner couple Dr. Prakash Baba Amte and Dr.Mandakini Amte manage the Lok Biradari Prakalp project.Schedule for the Event: - Meeting point CST Railway Station on 17th March 2016 at 1:00 PM. Thursday 17th March 2016.  Reporting Time 1:00 PM. (Location C.S.T. Railway Station) 2:00 PM Sitting Arrangement's 3:00 PM start our journey by Sevagram Express to wardha. 18th March 2016 3:00 AM Rest in Train Journey. 3:00 AM Wake Up Call. Washroom nature Call 3:45 AM ready To get Down. 4:00 AM Wardha . 4:30 AM  get in the bus and head to Anandwan . 7:30 – 8:00 AM Reach Anandwan ( 90 Kms approx. ) Tea Break at Anandwan , post which start exploring anandwan Places to Visit at Anandwan :- Samadhi of Dr Baba Amte , Workshop of handicrafts , Visit to Kustharogi Seva Samiti, and Vrudhashram 12 – 1 PM  Lunch at Anandwan 4:00 PM Orchestra of Handicap people at Anandwan Shopping at vikrikendra Dinner break and Rest for the Day.   19th March 2016 05:00 AM  Wake up call 06:00 AM Tea break Start our Journey to Hemalkasa (Breakfast on the way) Reach Hemalkasa at 01:00 PM Lunch at Hemalkasa. Explore A... Read more
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 11:05 PM PST
Dear All Adventure Lovers,We at SMALL-STEPS Group, glad to invite you ALL for Trek ' RAJGAD TO TORNA " which is every true trekker wishes to put this route in its "DONE" list. The trekkers who has completed this treks has a special recognition in trekkers community.Rajgad to Torna Trail trek is One of the best treks in Maharashtra. As Both Rajgad & Torna are Two historically very important forts covering them in one go is lifetime experience.Info about Trek / Fort to Visit1. Rajgad (4515 ft) 2. Top of Rajgad go to top of Torna (Route:long ridge having many small hills in between) Approx 10km…3. Torna (4604 ft)4. Grade : Medium 5. Endurance: High.This trek needs lot of stamina as one need to first climb Rajgad, then from top of Rajgad go to top of Torna (Rajgad and Torna are joined with long ridge having many small hills in between) and descend Torna to go to base village. Good trekking or sport shoes (Compulsory)Tentative Itinerary:Meeting Point : Mumbai People, 7:45 AM = Panvel StationMeeting Point : Pune People, 10:30 AM = WAKAD and near by area to Banglore HighwayDay 1 :> Departure by 8.00 am and reach to wakad 10:30 AM & meet Pune people . Reach base village and have lunch by 1 PM.Start climbing the Rajgad fort Reach to the temple on the fort Site seeing on the fort & Balekilla.Stay at Dormitory Self cook dinner & Have dinner (Play games etc)Day 2 : Morning wake up & Get ready till 6.00 AMBreakfastVisit Sanjivani MachiStart Trek Towards Torna Via Alu Darwaja (Sanjivani Machi)Small Thepla BreakReach Torna Top By Bhagat Darwaja Lunch @ Base village of Torna FortReach Velhe,TeaStart Return Journey by Private TransportReach Pune 7 pm /Panvel By 9pmCost:For Mumbai Members : 1900/- Pune Members : 1600/-(Which Includes:- Panvel to Panvel Traveling By Private Bus+ Lunch & Dinner on Saturday) + Bf + Thepla + Lunch ( On Sunday) + Expertise and Equipment and Others)Things to carry:- 1. Windcheaters / Raincoats / Umbrellas2. Packed Lunch3. Extra c... Read more
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 10:56 PM PST
Small Steps Adventures organizing an event on Dukes Nose, geared up for 300 ft rappelling and 1000 ft traverse!!!Dukes Nose near Khandala which is named after Duke Wellington, is a huge pinnacle seen while traveling from Mumbai to Pune.---------------------------------------------✅Where?Place: Duke's nose, LonavalaBase village: Kurvande-----------------------------------------------✅ What activities ? Rappelling Height: 300 ft, Traverse 1000 ft.---------------------------------------------✅When?Date: Sunday, 20th December, 2015Grade: Medium-----------------------------------------------✅ Where to meet ?08:00 am - Lonavla station-------------------------------------------------✅ How much?Cost: Rs. 1,500/- per personIncludes:Lonavala to Lonavala transportation by private vehicle (Non-A/c)Breakfast, Lunch and RefreshmentsAll Technical gear and equipmentServices of expert instructorsExcludes:Transport till LonavalaMeals during travel, water 3 lt, comfortable clothes and trekking shoes. Carry snacks: like choclates .chips etc & personal medicine if required, First aid kit. Personal expenses, Insurance of any kind Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses, Any item not covered under fees. -------------------------------------------------✅ How to register ? For confirmation of the seat, full amount needs to be deposited prior to the event.(Call/ WhatsApp for queries)Yogi - 9970377855Sagar- 9029737972Ravi - 7738073691or send e-mail on***Itinerary***08:00 am: meet at Lonavla stn.08:30 am: Reach Dukes Nose base camp kurvande 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 ParticipantsCatch Indrayani Express and get down at Lonavala station05.40 am: Mumbai CST05.51 am: Dadar06:14 am: Thane06:33 am: Kalyan junction08:00 am:... Read more
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 09:45 PM PST
  SUMERU TREKKERS (The Adventure out there) INVITES YOU FOR A Mesmerizing overnight stay TREK TO Harishchandragadh Fort via pachnai route ON 26-27th December 2015 Basic Info: Harishchandragad is a beautiful hill fort in the Ahmednagar region and a very popular trekking destination. The fort mountain along with, TOLAR KHIND, MALSHEJ GHAT offers a lot for trekkers. The main attraction here is the KONKAN KADA which offers a spectacular view of Konkan. During the rainy season you'd be walking in the clouds on this fort. Routes: There are 3 popular ways to get to the fort. One via Khireshwar Village, via Nalichi Vaat [Extremely difficult] and the easiest one via Pachnai Village.The Khireshwar village route is the one that most people prefer as it offers a lot of scenic beauty while trekking. But this route is also a bit time consuming. DESCRIPTION Height: 4500 feet above MSL (approx)Grade   : Easy(3hrs trek)Region: Malshej GhatsBase Village : pachnaiDate    : 26-12-2015(Saturday)  & 27-12-2015(Sunday)Participants : 50 Only,(First come first serve) Cost 1500 /- per head Includes, 1)kasara to kasara in Private vehicle 2)1 Morning Breakfast & Tea ,3)1 Lunch & 1 dinner.4)2 Evening Tea/Coffee.5)First aid and Expertise charges. SPECIAL ATTRACTION : Night camping on 4500 feet with Bone Fire & Star gazing ITINERARYDay 1: Saturday morning start from mumbai by 8.36 am Kasara Local.Time Table -08:36 am: CST08:43 am: Byculla08:49 am: Dadar08:56 am: Kurla09:00 am: Ghatkopar09:12 am: Mulund09:16 am: Thane09:28 am: Dombivali09:35 am: Kalyan10:46 am: KasaraIt is advised to board the first compartment from kasara side of the train from your respective stations so that we can meet in the compartment itself.Alight at Kasara, travel to PachnaiReach Pachnai by Private vehicleLunch at base villageStart trek by 2.00 pmReach top by 4.30 pmRest and evening Tea on the fortExplore the fort and witness the sunset. Stay and Dinner in the caves of the fort. Day 2: Sunda... Read more
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 07:10 AM PST
    Mountrek India : Camping at Pimpalgaon Joge Dam near Malshej on 31st December 2015. There are so many joys in camping. The star-filled sky! The roaring fire! ! We have to be there. The choices of campgrounds near Joge Dam offer an unparalleled wilderness experience. Sit by the bonfire, cook BBQs together, and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the nature. When the night strikes, you can enjoy star gazing and sleep under the starry sky. But wait. Not until you set free the wish lamps into the sky. On the occasion of New Year we have arranged camping at Pimpalgaon Joge Dam near Malshej. Pimpalgaon Joge Dam, is an earthfill  dam on Ar river, a tributary of Kukadi River near Junnar . It is situated near Khubi phata near Malshej Ghat.It is surronded by many hills including Sindola Fort and historical Junnar city. Itinerary: Day 1: 31st December 2015   03.30 PM : Gathering near Kalyan Bus Depo   04:00 PM : Move to Khubi village by Public Transport   07.00  PM  :Reach Khubi Phata and move towards  Camping Location   10.00  PM : Dinner (Veg/Nonveg) Day 2:  1st January 2016 12:00 AM: Campfire and welcome new year 01:00 AM : Rest in Tents near Dam 07:00 AM: Breakfast and Tea 09:00 AM : Roaming around the lake and Visit Khereshwar Temple. 10.00 PM : Move towards Mumbai Tour participation cost will be Rs.1800/- per head. Special Discount for bulk and early bird entry. Which Includes : Breakfast and unlimited Dinner, Travelling from Kalyan to Kalyan by Public Transport,Tented accomodation The amount is to be deposited in the following account. Account No: 31993192984 Name: AMEY SANJAY NIKAM Ifsccode: SBIN0012925 Branch: BAZAR PETH ROAD BRANCH, KALYAN For more details and Registration, Please contact on the nos. given below: Ashwin : 9867250271 Dipak : 9867051749 Amey : 99 67 837516 Limited seats, Registrations on First Come First Serve Basis. Medical Disclaimer: It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trek... Read more
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 04:44 AM PST
Departure: 20 December 2015  Grade: Easy Charges: Rs 600/- per person, Charges include: Public Transport, Breakfast, and Tea, We will meet at Wadala Station 6:45 am Panvel Station 8:00 am After breakfast we will going base village by ST Bus  We will reach at Madap top about 12:30 pm After Lunch we will return for base village Return Wadala about 8 pm 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 with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell Number. and call me on my Mobile ... Read more
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 04:27 AM PST
TOUR LONAVALA ON Friday 25TH Dec 2015 Place to visit 1) Lonavala2) Lohgad Fort3) Pawna Dam4) Prati Pandharpur Temple  Lonavala Distance From Mumbai: 111 km (approx 1 hr, 36 mins) Introduction (Lonavala) Lonavala is a Hill station in Maharashtra. Also known as the jewel of the Sahyadri Mountains. This Hill Station is also a popular Health Resort in the western ranges on the sahyadri,It Is situated on a hieght of 625 mtrs. above sea level and is a popular gateway from Mumbai and Pune. It also serves as a starting point for tourists interested in visiting the famous, ancient Buddhist rock cut caves of Bhaja and Karla, which are located near this hill station. Lohgad Fort With a 2000 year old history and at 3400 ft high, Lohagad one of the magestic forts in the region. The climb to the fort takes you to panoramic vantage points, huge balconies, doors and reminds you how important this place was which was used to defend freedom. Surrounded by lakes on all side the views from the fort are breathtaking specially from vinchu kata (Scorpion's tail) Pawna Dam Pavana Lake is essentially an artificial lake brought into existence due to the Pavana dam. A picturesque sight, the Pavana Lake, along with the Pavana Dam. Offering much-needed solitude and some peace and quiet, the Pavana Lake is not a crowded place like Lonavale. Tucked away around 19 kilometers somewhere inside Kamshet, the Pavana Lake offers a soothing outing for the tired city soul. A tiny getaway in Kamshet, Pavana Lake is fast gaining popularity among the locals, most of who are looking for a quiet weekend getaway, with friends and family. A popular picnic spot, the areas around the Lake and the Dam can often be seen teeming with families out on a pleasantly sunny morning, enjoying the view and munching on the loot in the picnic basket. Pawana Dam, is an earth fill and gravity dam on Pawana river near Maval  in the state of Maharashtra in India. This dam was opened in 1972. The lake attracts ma... Read more

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