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Posted: 03 Dec 2015 11:29 PM PST
WSR New Year Trek to Tikona Fort on 02nd January 2016   Short Info: Type: Hill Fort Height: 3500 ft. Feet above MSL (Approx.) Grade: Easy Region: Lonavala. Event Lead: Mahadeo / Yamini   What to see on the fort: 1.      Big Entrance Door 2.     Trimbakeshwar temple 3.     Caves 4.     Lake surrounding the fort 5.     View of Lohgad and Tung   About Tikona fort: Tikona Fort, also renowned as Vitandgad fort, is a major hill fort in Malwa region near the Lonavala. Tikona fort, literally means triangle fort, had witnessed many dynasties ruled in the Maratha region. This was the nerve centre of the many activities of entire Malwa Pawna regions. The small hamlet close to the fort is Tikona peth. The fort's mammoth entrance is a special attraction. The Tikona fort is a great trekking destination for the ad venturous tourists. One can get the eye catching views of the Pawna Dam and the forts at Visapur, Tung and Lohagad. The fort encloses a lake, Satvahan caves and the temple of 'Trimbakeshwar Mahadev'. The fort was built during the Silhara dynasty. There is a temple on top of the peak. The view of the Pawna dam, Kathingad and valleys from the top is breath-taking.    The itinerary for the Tikona fort trek is: We Meet at: Kamshet Railway station at 08:35 am on Saturday 02nd Jan 2016 Mumbai People: Board Indrayani Express From CST on Sunday morning at 5.40 am from Mumbai CST and alight at Lonavala by 8:00 am. (With ticket till Kamshet) Preferably try to get into second last general compartment as we will be boarding the same. - For Comfortable Journey, U can book reserved tickets in the train if u wish to. Time table of Indrayani Express :  05.40 Mumbai CST 05.51 Dadar 06.14 Thane 06.35 Kalyan 07.15 Karjat 08.00 Lonavala Move to Kamshet by local train - 8:15am at Lonavala station platform no 3.   Pune People: Board the Pune Lonavala local train - suggested train timings are as below Pune Station: 06:27 am Shivaji Nagar : 06:33 am Kamshet... Read more
Posted: 03 Dec 2015 09:11 PM PST
Ones again we are back with the unique and thrilling experience of "SANDHAN VALLEY TO KAROLI GHAT" trek. Sandhan valley is one of the longest canyon in Sahyadri which is around 250 ft. deep carved by water, located in Nagar district close to Ratangad fort and surrounded by AMK, Kalasubai and Ajoba mountain range. Date: 12 & 13 Dec 2015.(Sat & Sun) Location: Samrad Village, Near Bhandardara, Approx. 95km from Nashik, approx. 65 km from Igatpuri. Level: Moderate(technical). Delight in Tent stay, Camp fire, sleep under dark sky full of stars, pleasant winter wind, 2-3 rappelling location in full descend valley trek. Cost: 1600/- Nashik to Nashik (convenient option for Pune people).... 1600/- Ghoti to Ghoti (convenient option for Mumbai people). Cost Inclusion: 1. Transportation Ghoti to Ghoti (for Mumbai participants) and Nashik to Nashik (for Nashik Participants). 2. All meal (Except Sunday Dinner). 3. Accommodation in tents in valley forest. 4. Rappelling & Technical expertise charges. Cost Exclusion: 1. Dinner of Sunday. 2. Anything other than mentioned above. Trek Schedule: Day 1 : 12th Dec. 1. Mumbai Participants leave early and Reach Ghoti around 07:30 AM. 2. Nashik Participants will leave from Kinara Hotel (Mumbai Naka) sharp at 06:00 AM. 3. Breakfat in Samrad Village around 9:00AM. 4. 10:00 AM Proceed to trek of Sandhan Valley with rappelling and water crossing. 5. 14:00 Lunch in-between the descend of sandhan valley. 6. 17:00 reach to tent location in deep forest and take rest. 7. 20:00 Dinner with Camp fire. Night stay in tents. Day 2 : 13th Dec 1. Wake-up call at 6:00 AM. 2. Breakfast and proceed towards Samrad village via Karoli ghat trek. 3. 12:00 Lunch in-between the karoli ghat trek. 4. Reach Samrad village 14:00 and proceed to Ghoti, Nashik. Things to carry: 1. 2 lit of water. (rather the water is potable over there). 2. Trekking/Sport shoes. 3. Extra pair of clothing. 4. Snacks. 5. Personal medical kit. 6. Good bedding, Windcheater/Swea... Read more
Posted: 03 Dec 2015 09:04 PM PST
Introduction, Geography & History of Forts:   Dhodap (धोडप) Type: Hill Fort Height: Approx. 4751 ft above MSL Grade: Easy Base Village: Hatti village Region: Satmal (Nashik).   Dhodap, situated around 70 km from Nashik is a 'Magmatic Dyke' which is a very steep vertical wall of rocks created by intruding magma in to a fissure. The fort was belong to Nizams up to 1778 but after the treaty of 'Bhalki' between Nanasaheb Peshwe and Nizam's fort came to Marathas, thereafter the fort was used as jail. Later on British conquered the Marathas in 1818.   The fort is woth visiting. Remainants on the fort includes Ganesh Mandir, maruti Mandir, Qubars of the unknown warriors, Kalwan darwaja, bastions, two floored well, water cisterns. Etc.   One can seen Rawlya, Jawlya, Markandya & Saptshrungi gad to the west of Dhodap. On east side Handya, Ikhra pinnacle and kanchna fort. Towards North Kanhergad & Salher fort. If Time permits we will visit Kanchana fort too. (Source: Trekshitiz.com)   itinerary of the trek is as follows: Day 1, Saturday 19th Dec 2015 Meeting Point & time 7am @ Swaminarayan Temple Travel by NOn A/C Bus to base Village 1 pm Reach Base & Lunch 2:30pm Start Ascending 6:00pm Reach Atop Dinner in caves Campfire, Music, Or Call offf zzzzzzzzzzzzzz   Day 2, Sunday 20th Dec 2015 6:00 am Wake up call 7:00 am Tea & Breakfast Explore the fort 10:30am Descend 1:30 pm Lunch @Base 3:00 pm Return Journey Evening Tea/Coffee On the way Approx time to reach Mumbai 9pm   Registrations only through Calls For Registrations, JD +91 7666 611 666 Sai +91 7738 783 657     Cost for the Event is Rs 1800 Per Head Cost Inclusions: Travel by Pvt Bus from Dadar – Dadar Meals - 1 Breakfast; 2 Lunch ; 1 Dinner; Expertise Charges   Things To Be carried: ---------------------------------------------------------------- TORCH V IMP with extra batteries ( please don't forget ) Candles Identity proof Sleeping bag and good winter jackets. We promise it will be co... Read more
Posted: 03 Dec 2015 08:57 PM PST
Tattva Adventures Trek to Sandhan Valley (Full Descend) on 2nd & 3rd Jan 2016 (Leaving on 1st night Friday)     Sandhan valley सांधण व्हॅली is known Wonder of nature & splendid of Sahayadri (Western Ghats).Water carved valley of 200 ft deep and about 1.5 long. Sandhan valley is located on the west side of beautiful Bhandardara region, near Samrad village. Valley surrounded with mighty Alang अलंग, Madan मदन & Kulang कुलंग (Known as AMK- toughest trek in Sahyadri) Ratangad रतनगड, Ajoba आजोबागड & Kalsubai कळसूबाई शिखर (5400 ft. highest peak in Maharashtra) mountain ranges. Brilliant & deep narrow rock floored ravine between the two high walls of mountain range. At some places its width is less than 3 ft so that at some places sun rays unable to reach. So it's called valley of shadow. it is accessible throughout the year except monsoon. To go at end side of gorge you have cross 2-3 water pools, water level changes according to seasons, in winter it is up to waist & in summer it is up to knee height. At the end of valley you get magnificent view of high cliffs & deep valley.   The Sandhan valley trek incorporates a rappelling experience and freehold rock climbing and descending, which cannot be undertaken by a group of rookies or individual trekkers. You would have to enlist the help of an operator who will, in addition to the technical gear also provide you camping gear.   Brief info about the Trek :-   Location :- Igatpuri – Ghoti – Bhandardhara – Samrad Grade :- Medium with Thrill Cannoying with 3 Rock Patches.   Schedule for Event :- Kindly board the Kasara Local according to the Below mentioned Timings and get in with your Respective Stations   10:50 PM – KASARA Semi fast Local from CST @ 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 track... Read more
Posted: 03 Dec 2015 08:51 PM PST
Tattva Adventure's Night trek to Peb (Vikat) Gad to Matheran On Saturday 12th night Dec 2015   —————————————————————————— Some Information about the fort: Type: Hill Fort Height: 2100 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Medium Region: Karjat Base Village: Neral Trek Leader: Lawrence Dsilva   Peb fort derives its name from the Goddess 'Pebi'. It is also called Vikatgad because its pinnacle is supposedly in the shape of the Elephant headed god – Ganesha. The fort lies in the Matheran range itself and is adjacent to Matheran. It is an amazing trek with the small rock patch and a ladder.   The fort also has a temple dedicated to Swami Samartha on the top and has the footwear or 'Padukas' worn by the great saint kept on the top. The view of the entire Neral and Karjat region from the top is worth the climb. Another attraction of the trek is the only standing Bastion or Buruj facing the Panorama point of Matheran, the view from here is just too beautiful to describe.   —————————————————————————— The tentative itinerary for the Event is as given below:   Meeting point:Neral Station at 11pm We will be starting with the Karjat fast local train (time table given below) People may board the same train from the station of their convenience and meet us at Neral station directly.   Train Timing   CST – Karjat Fast Local   CST – 09.26pm Byculla – 09.33pm Dadar – 09.40pm Kurla – 09.47pm Ghatkopar – 09.51pm Mulund – 10.03pm Thane -- 10.07pm Dombivali – 10.20pm Kalyan – 10.29pm Neral – 11:03pm.   ****Missing the train means missing the event . ————————————————————————– Schedule - Start trek by 11.30pm Reach Atop in next 3 – 4hrs. Rest for some time in caves Watch early morning sunrise Proceed to Daturi point have breakfast Start our return journey.   ————————————————————————–   The cost for the trek is Rs 300/- per head which includes Travelling by taxi to Neral, Tattva adventures Expertise   Registrations are only through phone calls To Register Call JD : 7666 611 666 Sai : 7738 783 6... Read more
Posted: 03 Dec 2015 06:12 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Midnight Cycle Ride from South Mumbai to bandstand on 25 Dec 2015 (Friday Night) 30 KMS   Route (Gateway-Marinedrive-Haji Ali-Worli Seaface siddhivinayak bandstand)    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 : 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 not litter, we believe in the saying, "When you go to the mounta... Read more
Posted: 03 Dec 2015 06:04 AM PST
Dear Trekkers, Photographers & Nature Lovers, So friends, We at Trek O Phy, invite you to come together and witness the magic of nature this Night Trek to Kalavantin Pinnacle on 12 December, 2015.Let's Capture the Memories together…More details-Date : 12 December, 2015Meeting Time : 10.30pm SHARP Meeting Point : CST Station for Panvel LocalCharges : Rs. 650/- per participant (Includes : Transportation for Panvel to Base village & return, Brunch & Expertise)Contact for Enquiry & Booking :Mobile : 9821562075Landline : 022 23863274 ( During 5.30 to 8.30pm)Make the confirmation soon to avoid further disappointment cause seats are limited.About Kalavantin Pinnacle - | Type : Hill Fort | Height - 2080ft | Grade - Medium |Kalavantin Pinnacle is known as the watchtower of the Prabalgad Fort.It is a adjoining hill(pinnacle) to the Prabalgad Fort.Village ahead shedung fata is the known base village of Prabalgad and Kalavantin forts. The trek is of 2.5 hours from here. We will trek up till the Prabal machi and from the village on machi & then diverting to the route to the kalavantin pinnacal. There are rock cut steps which lead us to the top of the Pinnacle.Friends, you all are requested to carry packed lunch for the trek as there are no villagers and proper hutments for arranging food, water etc. Also there's nothing available on top except a mind blowing scenery, beautiful construction of rock-cut steps, thrill of climb & Loads of water. So do carry decent amount of eatables, and personal medicines as required.THINGS TO CARRY-1. Compulsory - Good Footwear 2. Compulsory - Water (2 ltrs) 3. Compulsory - Lunch 4. Optional - Personal small medical kit (If requires)5. Optional - Windcheater/Umbrella 6. Optional - Extra pair of clothes A haversack to put in all the things mentioned above**In case you guys are carrying Digi-cam or Cell phone carry enough stock of small poly thin bags, to protect it from moisture.Please pack your haversack with an extra poly... Read more
Posted: 03 Dec 2015 05:55 AM PST
ALANG -MADAN-KULANG We at Wild Trek Adventure & Outdoors Pvt Ltd glad to invite you ALL for every hardcore trekkers dream trek "ALANG-MADAN-KULANG (A-M-K)" IN JUST 2 DAYS (Batch 7 ) on 09 & 10 Jan 2016 AMK Is undoubtedly One of the most Demanding trek in Maharashtra.If you haven't Done it you haven't finished trekking in Maharashtra.This trek is the test of ur mental & physical stamina ,confidence & endurance.this massive range of trio forts provides you some of the great scenes in Maharashtra.All three forts stands high with the towering height more than 4800 ft provides scenery that you will never forget. WTA  providing you opportunity to complete this GRAND trek in just 2 days with ease.   Schedule 08 Jan 2016 Friday Night Pune Members Pickup : Shivajinagar (In Front Of Bank Of Maharashtra) 10.30 PM Mumbai Members Pickup: 23.15 pm At Kasara Station Mumbaikers to Reach Kasara please Board below Mentioned Train From Your Respective Stations on 08 Jan 2016 Mumbai CST-KASARA Train CST:20.47 PM Dadar:21.01 pm Thane:21.28 pm Dombivali :21.41pm Kalyan :21.52 pm Kasara :23.07pm Reach Base Village Ambewadi By Private Vehicle Night Stay In The School Open Premises   DAY 1 st: 09 Jan 2016 Wake Up Call At 5.30 am Get Ready Till 6.00 am Breakfast Start Trek Alang Reach Alang Top Explore ,Photography,Information Lunch At Alang Cave Start Traversing Towards Madan Reach Summit Of Madan Photography,Exploration Start Descending Down Dinner Night Stay At Cave Of Madangad DAY 2nd:  10 Jan 2016 Wake Up 7 .00 am  Get Ready Till 7.30 am Breakfast,Tea Start Hike Towards Kulang Reach Kulang Top Explore Massive Kulang ,Information,Group Photo Start Descending Down Reach Base Village Lunch Start Return Journey Reach Pune/Dadar By 10 pm (+ – 1Hr)   Cost: For Pune Members :2700 For Mumbai Members:1900 Which Includes : For Pune Members Pune To Pune Travelling By Private Non Ac Bus 2 Breakfast+Tea,2 Lunch... Read more
Posted: 03 Dec 2015 05:01 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Trek to Harihar fort on 20th Dec 2015 Leaving on 19th Dec 2015 Saturday Night. Type : Hill fortsFort Range : TrimbakeshwarDistrict : NashikEndurance : EasyDifficulty : MediumHeight : 3676 ftHarihar, 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 surrendered to the British ... Read more
Posted: 03 Dec 2015 04:47 AM PST
  Start New Year with Night Trek @ Peth / Kothaligad near Karjat on 02nd & 03rd Jan 2016   Brief Introduction about Kothaligad / Peth fort : – Height:  3100 feet Grade:  Simple Time:  Maximum 2.5 hrs from Ambivali, Base Village Location: Karjat region Type: Karjat region Trek Leads: Deepak / Lavanya   Kothaligad is more commonly known as the fort of Peth because the village of Peth is situated at its base. The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. It looks like a filed surface. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. The first one is the cave of Goddess, besides which is a water cistern and the last one is the specious Bhairoba cave. A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are specialty of the cave. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle. Four–Five potholes and some cannon balls are scattered in the fort.   Itinerary for the Trek is as given below: Note: Members are requested to take return ticket till karjat by their own. Board the second last compartment from Karjat side which is the second one from CST side   Saturday 02nd January 2016 Train Timing for Karjat Fast 18:21 PM   CST 18:29 PM   Byculla 18:36 PM   Dadar 18:43 PM   Kurla 18:47 PM   Ghatkopar 19:02 PM   Thane 19:14 PM   Dombivli 19:21 PM   Kalyan 19:31 PM   Ambernath 20:11 PM   Karjat   Move 2 Ambivali village by rick 21:15 PM: @ Ambivali 21:30 PM: Dinner @ Ambivali 22:30 PM: Ascend 01:45 AM: @ Peth village Night Stay in village   Sunday 03rd January 2016 06:00: Wake up call Post Break-fast tea 07:00 Hrs: Ascend 08:30 : @ Atop Peth fort Fort Exploration till 10:00 Hrs 10:00 Hrs: Descend 12:00 Hrs: @ Ambivali Lunch Time 15:00 Hrs: @ Karjat  by rick/bus from there by local train 2 mumbai We will be in mumbai around 17:00 Hrs (Subjective)   The cost of the Trek will be Rs. 650/- per head which includes, Transportation from Karjat to Karjat, B/f-Tea and 2 veg meals as mentioned & WSR charges. Maximum 20 seats (Registration will be closed... Read more

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