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Posted: 30 Dec 2015 12:56 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Trek to Harihar fort on 9th Jan 2016 Leaving on Friday Night.   Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Trimbakeshwar District : Nashik Endurance : Easy Difficulty : Medium Height : 3676 ft Trek Leader: Nishant Sheth.   Harihar, also called Harish Fort, is 6.43 km west of Trimbak and 1,120.44 metres (3,676 feet) above sea-level. The trek to Harihar Fort is short yet tiring. The last 200 feet of the hike is a nerve-racking climb through steep rock cut stairs inclined at 80 degrees. The descent is particularly exhilarating as you have to climb down and at one point face a sheer 500 ft drop. The architecture of the stairs is so diverse and outstanding and offers spectacular and occasionally scary views of the valley below. The fort is situated amidst the huge Vaitarna dam and the Trimbakeshwar mountain ranges offer stunning views of the area around. It was of substantial importance in earlier days to keep watch on the route crossing the range connecting Maharashtra to Gujarat. Trimbakeshwar range spreads from north of Igatpuri to west of Nasik. It is divided in two parts, with forts of Basgad, Utvad, hill of Fani, Harihar and Trimbakgad on one part and those of Anjaneri and Hargad on the other.The water flows away from this region because of the one – sided slope of Sahyadris.The fort appears to be rectangular in shape from its base village and is located on top of a triangular massif with all the three sides being vertical and hence naturally fortified. There is only one access to the fort through a 200ft high rock cut staircase inclined at an 80 degree angle. It was one of the forts in the possession of the Ahemadnagar Sultans. Captain Briggs from the British army visited the fort in 1818, and left a fairly detailed description. He described the ascent as truly wonderful.In 1636 Harihar, Trimbakgad, Tringalvadi and a few other Poona forts were given by the Marathas to the Mughals. Hariharwas one of the seventeen strong places that were surre... Read more
Posted: 29 Dec 2015 10:23 PM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Bungee Jumping & Water Rafting at Rishikesh from 21th to 26th Jan 2016. Bungee jumping also spelt "Bungy" jumping is an activity that involves jumping from a tall structure while connected to a large elastic cord. The tall structure is usually a fixed object, such as a building, bridge or crane. The thrill comes from the free-falling and the rebound. When the person jumps, the cord stretches and the jumper flies upwards again as the cord recoils, and continues to oscillate up and down until all the kinetic energy is dissipated. Rishikesh Is also known as the gateway to the Himalayas, Rishikesh is a vibrant city and attracts lacs of people from both India and abroad for various reasons. Though for thousands of years it has been known as a pilgrimage center, in the past few years it has been emerging as the Yoga and Rafting capital of India. Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days ( Two Nights in Train and 3 Nights in Cottages) Itinerary :Day 1:  ThursdayWe Will depart from Mumbai for this Bungee Jumping & White Water Rafting trip by Haridwar AC Super Express. It departs from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 07:55 am. Mafia time in train and other fun time in train. Day 2: FridayWe will reach Haridwar station at 1:00 noon. Transfer to Resort. Rest for some time. Experience Volleyball, badminton, evening bonfire and fun games with new friends and the night trek around campsite. Day 3:  SaturdayMorning Wakeup Call. After Breakfast head to exciting Rafting Trip (Marine Drive to NIM Beach - 24KM) along with other exciting activites like Cliff jumping / Body Surfing. Sightseeing at Rishikesh like Lakshman jhoola, Ram Jhoola and Evening Ganga Aarti. Evening Bonfire, Dinner and Overnight Stay. Day 4: SundayToday you will experience India's first extreme adventure zone, the day you all were looking forward for... Yes Yes Yes the day of Bungee Jumping. We will be jumping from first fixed platform BUNGY (Bungee) Rishikesh India. A Cantilever platform... Read more
Posted: 29 Dec 2015 12:46 PM PST
TREKSANDTRAILS, INDIA: Overnight trek to Vasota 16 -17 Jan 2016 Introduction and Event Summary:Difficulty Level: MediumEndurance Level: Very highFood Arrangement: Carry pack lunch / water from the base village for this trekTransport: Limited number ST buses are available per day.Height of fort: 3614 ft.Base Village: BamnoliDistrict: SataraRegion: KoynaRoute from Pune: Pune - Satara - Bamnoli - VasotaRoute from Mumbai: Mumbai - Satara - Bamnoli - VasotaDistance from Mumbai: 305 km approx.Distance from Pune: 145 km approx.Total time required for climbing: 90 minutes required for Vasota, then 2 hr walk till NageshwarTotal distance for climbing: 8 km on day one and 5 km on day twoAssembly: Kalyan railway stationTrek Leader: Rajesh MhaddalkarCost: Rs 1800.00About Vasota:Vasota fort is situated on the banks of the Shivsagar dam. Met Indavali is the base village of Vasota. From here the forest path leads us to the top of Vasota. It takes two hours to reach the top. It is a gradual climb and through dense forest. It is an ideal trek in winter and summer. The view from top is breath-taking. The fort is covered by a thick reserved forest. On the east side are the backwaters of Shivsagar dam. After that one can see the mountain range of Kas Mahabaleshwar. Steep falls or cliffs on the west side of the fort and the mountain ranges add to the beauty of the place. Nageshwar cave is visible on the north of the fort. It is a two hours trek from VasotaItinerary:Day 020:30 - Assemble at Kalyan railway station21:30 - 03:30 Travel Kalyan to Satara by Mahalaxmi Express.03:30 - 06:00 Reach Satara. Rest at the railway stationDay: 105:00 travel to Satara06:00 Breakfast at Satara.07:00 Travel Satara to Bamnoli, Met Indivali by ST bus & boat. 09:00 Reach Met Indivali, start trek towards Vasota.11:00 Summit Vasota.12:00 Lunch on Vasota fort14:00 Move toward Nageshwar16:00 Reach Nageshwar16:30 Start decent19:00 Reach base village, dinner, night stay at Chorawanen villageDay: 207:00 Wake up... Read more
Posted: 29 Dec 2015 05:58 AM PST
Small Info About Gir (Sasan Gir Forest National Park) The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (also known as Sasan-Gir) is a forest and wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, India. Established in 1965, with a total area of 1412 km² about 258.7 km² for the fully protected area the national park and 1153.4 km² for the Sanctuary, the park is located 43 km in the north-east from Somnath, 65 km to the south-east of Junagadh and 60 km to south west of Amreli. It is the sole home of the Asiatic Lions (Panthera leo persica) and is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia due to its supported species. The ecosystem of Gir, with its diverse flora and fauna, is protected as a result of the efforts of the government forest department, wildlife activists and NGOs. The forest area of Gir and its lions were declared as "protected" in the early 1900s by the Nawab of the princely state of Junagadh. This initiative assisted in the conservation of the lions whose population had plummeted to only 15 through slaughter for trophy hunting.   My Mera India Group Tour Dates: ------------------ April 28 - 1 May, 2016   Tour Cost: ----------------- Standard (S) INR 12990/-* Classic (C) INR 14900/-*   Tour Package Inclusive* ---------------------------------- Five Open Jeep Safaris Return Train Mumbai – Junghard– Mumbai A/C Accommodation twin sharing basis as per plan All tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner All Pickup and Drop for group Six people per jeep (G6) For Photography tour four people per jeep (G4)(Call Us for cost) Tour Package Exclusive* --------------------------------- All tea, meals during train journey All personal expenses Any other fees revised on the date of tours Those wants save time can fly to nearest airport (Rajkot) Additional discount for group booking ---------------------------------------------------------- Special individual tour booking ---------------------------------------------------------- Note: --------- •125 days in advance boo... Read more
Posted: 29 Dec 2015 03:54 AM PST
    About Ratangad Ratan means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed jewel in all the hill forts here in Sahyadri. It is located in the district of Ahmednagar and is located about 4255 feet above sea level. It lies in the Ajoba mountain range surrounded by great mountains of Kulang, Alang, Kalsubai, Katarabai, Ajoba and Ghanchakkar. Geographically Ratangad is at the banks of Bhandardara lake of Ahmednagar district. With views of lake and highest mountains in Sahyadris looks very much lost in time. At the base of this fort is ancient Lord Shiva (Amurteshwar) temple. About 1000 years old temple of Lord Shiva, the Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi, is an absolute paragon of high class architecture Ratangad has still the remains of fortress with bastions and stone walls. Water cisterns are usually filled with water throughout the year and trekkers use them as water source. Eastern side of the fort has some fortification left, one can see Rani mahal here. From the southern side on can see Katrabai and Ajoba fort very close.... Level : Medium Height : 4255 feet ASL (Approx) Type : Hill Fort ---------------------------------------------- Duration: One Day Cost : Members Rs. 1550/-*pp Non Member Rs. 1650/-*pp ----------------------------------------------- Trek Date: 2/1/2016 -3/01/2016 Time : 2  Morning 8 am Meeting Point: Dadar station Mumbai people meeting point Dadar Station and pune people meeting point kasara Station ------------------------------------------------- Cost Includes* ~ kasara to kasara by jeep ~ Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and evening refreshment ~Stay Camping Cost Excludes* ~ Personal Expenses ~ Camera Fees ~ Any kind of Insurance ~ Personal Car Parking ----------------------------------------------------- Things to Do/Carry -------------------------- ~ Photo Identity Card- Must ~ Water Bottle at list 1-3 liter ~ Torch ~ Camera (Optional), Cell Phone must ~ Some ready to eat food. Cakes, Biscuits etc ~ Medicine those if u require usually ~ E... Read more
Posted: 29 Dec 2015 03:28 AM PST
    Land of High Passes Tour 12D/11N on 6-17 June, 2016 with EMI Scheme Pay 25% with booking and remaining 75% with 6 EMI Ladakh a word which means  "land of high passes", is a region  in the state of Jammu and Kashmir of Northern India sandwiched between the Karakoram mountain range to the  north and the Himalayas to the south inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. The Indian portion  of Ladakh is composed of the Leh and  Kargil districts. The Leh district  is the largest district of India, covering more than half the area Jammu and Kashmir, of which it is  the eastern part. We enjoy each day en-route with many  Villages, Rivers, Valleys, Monastery's, Forts, Passes and life & culture of ladakh  Maitrey at Mulbek, Lamayuru Monastery, Lunar Landscape, Redzong / Rizong Monastery, Alchi Monastery, Likir Monastery, Basgo Palace, at Nimmu, Magnetic Hills, Pathar Sahib  Gurudwara, Phyang Monastery, Spituk Monastery, Shanti Stupa , Chowkhang Gompa, Nagmyal Tsemo Gompa, Donkey Sanctuary, Pagal Nalas, Korzok Monastery, Chumathang Pateau, Wildlife etc                                        Passes Zoji-La, Namik-La. Fotu-La, Khardung-La, Chang-la, Namashang-La, Polokongka-La, Tanglang-La. Visiting Places en-routes:  Srinagar - Kargil - Leh - Nubra valley (Diskit,Hundar Sumar and Panamik) - Pangong Tso - Tso moriri - Tso kar Each place we enjoy day and night shoots. Tour Cost : Rs. 44650/- ( Plus  Air/ Train fair) Pay 25% with booking and remaining 75% with 6 EMI i.e: 25%= Rs. 11165/-  and 6 Monthly Installment Rs.5581/- Tour   Package Inclusive*: ·         Land Transport Jeep/ Traveller ·         A/c Room/ Tent twin sharing ·         All  tea, breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ·         Dedicated Jeep/ Traveller for complete tour ·         6 Person per jeep Tour Package Exclusive*: ·         Train / Flight fair ·         All tea, meals during train journey ·         All personal expenses ·         Any kind of insurance coverage ·         A... Read more
Posted: 29 Dec 2015 02:28 AM PST
Outdoor Coastal Ride !!About the Tour : Alibaug is closest one day gateway near Mumbai and which is accessible by ferry boat. Most of us been to Alibaug but what about cycling ride to Alibaug? Visiting not so crowded beaches on cycle, Ferry boat, riding cycles on empty road, cycling on beach to may as fast as you can !! Food is one of the weakest points to all of us specially if it is Konkani food with all this fun! We are going to ride almost 40 -50 Km which will test your endurance level and may tiring also.Outing Dates : 10th January 2016Category : Cycling Level : MediumDuration : 1 DayHighlights of the tour:1. Visit Aawas Beach kihim beach2. Putting cycles on ferry boat enjoy the ride3. Delicious foodOuting Schedule : Our journey for the day will start from Bhaucha Dhakka in the morning. Everyone will meet the group and get ready for the day's adventure. Our cycles will be ready there. We will distribute them and start the ferry boat ride.Enjoying the beautiful morning scene and breeze of sea, we will reach Revas Dhakka in Alibaug and proceed to Awaas beach cycling. We will spend some time on the long stretch of Awaas beach and then proceed to Kihim beach via costal route.From there, we will come back to Awaas by lunch time and have a lunch at the resort and rest for some time. Early evening we will start our return journey towards Revas dhakka but this time by a different route and will visit Karmarkar Museum. Our journey will end with the relaxing ferry boat ride with the beautiful sunset in the backdrop.Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)Tour Cost : Rs.2000 /- per personFor Registered Members : Rs.1900/- per memberInclusions:1. Cycle Rental2. Water bottle3. Lunch at resort4. Helmets5 . Utility Vehicle6. Expertise ChargesExclusions:1. Any Transfer till Bhauchaa dhakka .2. Anything mentioned than aboveFor booking you need to deposit Rs.2000/- per person in the following Account:NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERSBANK: ICICIACCOUNT: CURRENT ACA/C: 623805029453BRANCH: MULU... Read more
Posted: 29 Dec 2015 02:27 AM PST
Trek through the very Dense Forest !!About the Tour :"Andharban", the word itself means dense dark forest. Andharban is one of the most beautiful trek in Sahyadris. The best time to visit this place is during monsoon or post monsoon. In this trek, you descend for almost 4 hours and you are covered with dense forest and shade. En-route enjoy the waterfalls and awesome view of Kundalika valley. Here, we will be descending from Pune (Ghatmatha) to Konkan. This trek is also famous among nature lovers, shutterbugs for various species of Butterfly and flowers are there.Outing Date : 10th January 2015Category : TrekkingLevel : MediumDuration : 01 DayOuting Schedule : Day 1 : Meet our trek Leader at Dadar station by 12:30 am (Overnight Journey). Start our journey from Dadar to Pimpari village. Its almost 150 kms journey will reach at start point early morning.After having breakfast at Shivraj Hotel, we will start trekking in day-light. Now we are standing on "Ghatmatha" we are going to descend towards Konkan by trek route. Its altogether 4 hours trek and we are descending which is the best part again and the time depends upon the speed .Trekking through dense forest and with number of waterfall on the way to refresh yourself. Bhira Dam is the end point of trek. Reach Bhira Dam and the vehicle is ready there. Proceed back to Mumbai by Mumbai Goa highway.Tour Concludes with Happy Memories. :DTour Cost : Rs.1,300 /- per personFor Registered Members : Rs 1,150/- per memberInclusions: 1. Mumbai to Mumbai transportation2. Breakfast and evening refreshment 3. Guide and expertise chargesExclusions :1. Lunch for the day as there is no facility during the trek2. Any expenses which are personal in natureYou need to deposit the tour cost of Rs.1300/- per person as an advance in following Account:NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERSBANK: ICICIACCOUNT: CURRENT ACA/C: 623805029453BRANCH: MULUND WESTIFSC CODE ICIC0006238Cancellation and Refund applicable on the whole tour cost :1. If cancellation done ... Read more
Posted: 29 Dec 2015 02:25 AM PST
About the Tour :Fort Peb, also known as Vikatgad is situated at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. This is the most beautiful one-day trek near Mumbai, especially in monsoon. To avoid crowd at hill stations like Matheran, nature lovers must visit this fort. The fort derives it name from the Goddess 'Pebi'; The fort is also named as 'VikatGad' for its supposed shape of the Elephant Headed God, 'Ganesh'. Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage.Outing Date : 09th-10th January 2016Category : TrekLevel : MediumDuration : 1 Night / 1 DayOuting Schedule : Day 01 : Saturday Catch Karjat fast local departing from CST by 04:30 and reach Neral by 06:04 pm. Meet the leader and proceed towards Fanaswadi which is the base village for the Vikatgad Trek. Enjoy the get to know each other session and start trekking which is more challenging. Reach at the top and rest for the night.Day 02 : SundayEarly morning, wake up call. Explore the Fort and enjoy the scenic view from the top. Start Descending via Matheran route and reach till dasturi naka. Our Omni will be ready there and proceed back to Neral station with Happy Memories.Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)Tour Cost : Rs.950/- per personFor Registered Member : Rs.900/- per memberInclusions:Transportation from Neral to Neral Breakfast & Lunch on Day 02Guide & Expertise ChargesExclusions:Dinner for the nightAnything other than mentioned Above.For booking you need to deposit Rs.950/- per person in following Account:NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERSBANK: ICICIACCOUNT: CURRENT ACA/C: 623805029453BRANCH: MULUND WESTIFSC CODE ICIC0006238Cancellation and Refund: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 refunded3. After that no refund will be provided.For Details, visit : Registrations mail us at mumbaitravellers@gmail.comOR... Read more
Posted: 29 Dec 2015 02:25 AM PST
Tattva Camping – KONKAN KADA – 2 Day Trek To Harishchandragad On 9 - 10 Jan (Leaving 8th Night) 2016

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