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Posted: 01 Dec 2015 10:58 PM PST
YASHWANTI ADVENTURES , GIRGAONOrganizesTrek to HarishchandraGad Via Tolar KhindInformation about Trek:-Place: - HarishchandraGadheight: - 4500 Feet Above MSL (Approx) Grade: - Medium (5-6 Hrs Trek) District: - Thane,Nagar & Pune.Region: - MalshejBase Village: - KhireshwarDate: - 12th & 13th Dec., 2015. (Leaving on 11th Dec., 2015 night at 10:30 pm)Cost: - Rs. 1400/- per person.(Payment should be in advance for Registration Rs. 500/- last date 10th Dec., 2015.)Contact person:-Bharat Mhadaye: 9773410917Sagar Shinde: - 8268697725Gaurav Bhave: 9699814625(Note – If call not attended, Message or What's app your details. Name-Place-Age).Details of Fort:-Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who wrote the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate here in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.Places to see:-1) Taramati: This is the topmost point on the fort. It is the second highest peak in Maharashtra after kalsubai. Leopards are seen in the forests beyond this peak. From here we can have a glimpse of the whole range of Naneghat and the forts near Murbad (This will be visited only if time permits.)2) 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.3) Harishchandreshwar temple: the temple of Lord Shiva. 4) Saptatirth Pushkari: To the east of the temple is a well-built lake called "Saptatirtha". On its bank are temple-like constructions in which there are idols of Lord Vishnu. Recently these idols have been shifted in the caves near the temple of Harishchandreshwar.5) Caves on Harishchandragad: These caves are situated all over the fort. Many of t... Read more
Posted: 01 Dec 2015 09:54 PM PST
Rehekuri Wildlife Sanctuary – A Photography TourAttractions: Blackbucks are found only in 3 wild life sanctuaries from India. These are very rare & we are fortunate to have this opportunity to see them only at a distance of 140Kms from Pune. During this visit we will also get a chance to do bird watching where our wildlife experts will help you identify these birds, share information about their habitat, identification and living styles.Information: Rehekuri is located approx 120 Kms from Pune and around 40 Kms from Ahemadnagar. This is a Blackbuck sanctuary spread across 3-4 Kms & 100's of Blackbucks can be observed. Also it is home for many Birds. Monsoon & Winter is supposed to be a good season to visit this Sanctuary.Event Date – 6th DecemberEvent Location – Rehekuri Blackbuck SanctuaryContact –Plus Valley Adventure – 7720080918Anurag – 8308962700Prajakta - 8380054989Pick up Point - Plus Valley Adventure Office, 3, Anand Complex, Alkapuri Society, Opp. Hotel Kinara, Above Bata Showroom, Vanaz Corner, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune- 411029.Pick up Time – 06.00 amThings to Carry – 1. Identity Proof2. Daypack3. Water Bottle (Min 3 ltr)4. Cap / Hat5. Good Shoes6. Camera7. Binocular8. Personal Medicines, if anyItinerary –06.00 am to 06.15 am – Reporting06.15 am to 08.00 am – Travel via Solapur Road to Khamgaon08.00 am to 08.45 am – Breakfast08.45 am to 10.45 am – Travel to Rehekuri10.45 am to 01.00 pm – Explore the Rehekuri Blackbuck Sanctuary01.00 pm to 02.00 pm – Lunch02.00 pm to 03.00 pm –Continue to Explore the Rehekuri Blackbuck Sanctuary03.00 pm to 05.30 pm – Travel Back towards Bhuleshwar..05.30 pm to 06.30 pm – Bhuleshwar Temple.06.30 pm to 08.30 pm – Return journey to Pune. Enroute Evening Refreshments.Activity Fees - INR 1200 /-Fees Includes: 1. Morning Breakfast & Tea (Limited), Packed Lunch, Evening Refreshments (Limited).2. Transportation by Private Vehicle.3. Expert Fees.Fees Excludes: ● Cold Drinks, Mineral Water, etc.● Private orders of Tea,... Read more
Posted: 01 Dec 2015 09:54 PM PST
                                                   The winter is slowly setting in.... And it's time for some good old trekking adventure folks..... Get your rucksacks and trekking shoes out and be ready to get one on one with nature once again. "ONE DAY  TREK TO GORAKHGAD" Ø  Details: Date: 20th DECEMBER 2015- Sunday Grade: Moderate Height: 2135 feet above sea level Region: Dehri, Murbad    Transport: Private Bus Trekking time: Approx 4 hrs. Cost: Rs. 600/- Cost includes: Transport (From Dadar to Dadar, Breakfast, Lunch- Simple vegetarian meal, trekking fees and unlimited dhamal). Meeting point – Ruia college katta @sharp 6 am.   Ø  Things to carry:   1) A pair of dry clothes. 2) A pair of shoes. COMPULSORY. 3) A bottle of water 1 Litre Min, snacks and plastic bags. 4) Personal medicines if any. 5) Glucon D, painkiller, crocin.   v  Camera and mobile phones or any other personal belongings should be brought at your own risks and taken care of. v  Please inform the coordinators prior about any specific health problems or any allergic reactions. v  Drinking and Smoking is strictly prohibited during trekking.   Ø  Note:   v  Registration shall be done only by calling anyone of us and by paying the entry fee asap. v  Registration fees once paid are not refundable under any circumstances. v  It should be noted that the organized trek is purely a private affair. v  So people hurry up & register yourselves ASAP as limited seats are available.   Ø  For Any Query Contact :   Kaustubh Padwal      : 9930251468                                     Viraj Tavsalkar          : 9167473787   Suyog Lohar               : 9664365804                                     Omkar Juvekar          : 9167158020... Read more
Posted: 01 Dec 2015 08:05 AM PST
Bhandardara Lake Side Camping 12-13th Dec. 2015.   Looking to escape the city life of Mumbai? Need a break from the traffic and crowded streets of the commercial capital of India? Then Bhandardara is the place to head off to for a weekend break or even a mid-week outing. Camping under the open skies at Bhandardara is something that everyone must try at least once in their lifetime BhandardaraBhandardara is a beautiful yet less known hill station near Mumbai in the Sahyadri hill range. Bhandardara is located at an altitude of about 2471 feet above sea-level. We are going to organize one night Camping in the open under the twinkling sky at Bhandradara. The literal meaning of Bhandardara 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 Star gazing at Bhandardara is simply out of this world, it is very unlikely that you will camp under the open skies at Bhandardara and not see at least two shooting stars if not more. Boat Ride at Arthur Lake: We can take a boat ride to feel the cool wind and breathtaking panoramic view of the rolling hills. The boat ride is enjoyable and offers spectacular view of the surrounding hills. The view enhances in the evenings with sunset No motorized boating is allowed at Bhandardara (Arthur Lake) Amruteshwar TempleThis is beautiful stone carved Shiva Temple made during Shilahaar Family ruling in Maharashtra 900 AD. This is one of 12 Shiva Temples built by King Jhanj. We can see lots of fine carved work on most of stone blocks used in this temple. This temple is on bank of holy river Pravara. This temple is approached by road from Igatpuri and Sangamner cities via Bhandardara Dam town in District Ahmednagar. The area in which this temple is Pravara Basin and is rich in dense forests, wildlife, pollution less clean weather so it is called Kashmir of Maharashtra, The Akole Taluka of Ahmednagar District. ... Read more
Posted: 01 Dec 2015 05:05 AM PST
Hills and Highways: Bike Ride & Car Drive to Phansad, Murud Janjira & kashid Beach on 12th Dec and 13th Dec 2015Again Roads are calling us to move out to feel the fresh breeze, while driving or riding……………. Don't miss the chance as we at Hills and Highways, invite you for a Bike ride / Car drive to Phansad, Murud Janjira, Kashid Beach and the surrounding region on 12th & 13th December 2015Event Details:Type: Bike Ride / Car DriveCategory: Adventure+ Leisure Accommodation: Tented (5-6 Persons/Per Tent) Route: Panvel - Pen - Alibaug - Kashid - Phansad - Murud /Murud-Roha-Nagothane-Vadkhal Naka-Pen-Panvel-MumbaiDuration of Tour: 2 DaysTotal Distance: 280 Kms app.Trip leaders: Vishal & SunnySome information about the area:The places that will be visiting are:1. Phansad wild life Sanctuary2. Janjira Fort3. Kashid Beach4. Birla Temple (If Time Permits) The itinerary for the event will be as Follows:Day 1, 12th Dec: Meeting point: Mc Donald at kalamboli (the one situated just before the starting of the expressway.) at 6.00 Hrs *Start riding by 6.30 Hrs*Breakfast at Wadkhal naka*Visit Phansad(To release our Bags and belongings) >> Kashid Beach >> Birla Temple (If you Wish) OR Kashid Beach till Sunset>> Back to Phansad*Tented accomodation in Phansad(Note: We have to back in Phansad for Dinner by 8PM & food will be cooked by MAHILA GRAH UDHOYG)Day 2, 13th Dec: *Morning Wakeup Call @ 7.00 Hrs*Morning trail in the Jungle till 10.00Hrs*Depart for Murud, Janjira fort by 11.00Hrs* Will Reach @ Murud Janjira By 12.00Hrs* After Visit at Janjira will have lunch by 13.30Hrs*Will Leave for Mumbai by 14.30HrsWe will be having a short break for evening refreshments on the way followed by short break on our way to Mumbai(Note: Return route will be Murud-Roha-Nagothane-Pen-Vadkhal-Panvel-Mumbai)The ExpensesRs 2000/- Last but not the least, any adventure activity is a disciplined fun so please check Below "Rules and Regulation" Petrol and Maintenance co... Read more

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