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Posted: 04 Dec 2015 08:06 PM PST
SDA invites you all for Camping and Trekking at Rajmachi on 12 13 dec 2015 Type: Hill Fort Height: 3600 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Easy Range: Karjat Trek Leader : Sameer Bhosle/ Aniket Deshmukh Rajmachi (Udhewadi) is a small village in the rugged mountains of Sahyadri in India. The fortification at Rajmachi consists of two forts , namely Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan Fort. Rajmachi Fort is a popular trekking destination. It is a very famous fort located near two famous hills of Maharashtra, Lonavala and Khanadala. Historically, Rajmachi fort was a strategic fort to control Borghat(ghat between Khopoli and Khandala on Mumbai-Pune route) which was a historical trade route. Some Information about the Fort: Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route is from Kondivade village near Karjat and it involves climb-up of about 2000 feet. The other route is from Lonavala, which is almost a plain walk of about 15 km. Opposite to Kalbhairavnath Temple, there is another fort called Shreevardhan. The fort has lots of secret tunnels leading to battlements. There is a place called Manranjan behind the temple that gives one a nice view of the plains. Kal Bhairava temple is situated in the col between Shrivardhan and Manaranjan. Local inhabitants worship Kal Bhairava even today. The Buddhist caves on the western slope of Rajmachi plateau (at present known as Kondhane caves) were carved in the period around 200 BC. The existence of these ancient caves indicates that Rajmachi had been identified as an important place right from the Buddhist period. The itinerary for the event is: Day 01 1. Meeting point Airoli Toll Naka 11 :00 am 2. Proceed to Rajmachi on bikes. 3. Reach Rajmachi by 4 pm lunch En route( everyone will carry their own food) Snacks and Relax. 4. Visit Kalbhairav temple and Trek to Manaranjan Fort and enjoy the sunset (optional) 5.Come back to the camp site. Pitching Tents Campfire ,fun activities & Dinner Day off Day 02 1.Wake up at 6am 2.Tea &a... Read more
Posted: 04 Dec 2015 02:50 AM PST
How about spending a weekend in tents in the forests of Phansad? Follow the chirping, whistling, cooing of birds and if your luck is really good then you may also see a Shekru. The Phansad Wildlife sanctuary (Phansad Vanya Jeev Abhyaranya) is about 20 km from Kashid. The sanctuary is a dense jungle with pathways leading to different open spaces in different directions. The forests types in the sanctuary are southern moist bearing forests, southern moist mixed deciduous forests and Riparian fringing forests.   Brief Itinerary: 9th Jan, Saturday 07:00 - Pick up in a private vehicle starts from Borivali enroute Andheri, Bandra, Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Kharghar from selected pick up points only 09:30 - Final pick up point from Panvel. Then we move to Phansad. Tea/refreshment break on the way. 13:00 - Reach Phansad, check-in our tents and take lunch 15:00 - We go for a walk in forest 18:00 - Return to tents and have some refreshments. Evening at leisure 20:30 - Have dinner and conversations. We can play some card or board games. 23:00 - Those who are interested can come for a midnight stroll in the forest   10th Jan, Sunday 06:00 - Get ready for an exciting forest walk. Early morning is believed to be the best time to stroll in forest 09:00 - Breakfast and tea 10:00 - Check out and hop-in our vehicle. We will spend our day at famous korlai beach and visit the korlai fort 14:00 - Lunch at Korlai 16:00 - Depart for home 18:00 - 20:00 - Drop at same points as pick up   Fees: Rs.2200 Only 15 seats available   Inclusions: - Travel from Mumbai to Phansad and back in a comfortable private vehicle - 1 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner and regular refreshments (both veg and non-veg food available) - Accommodation at Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary - Entry charges at Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary   Exclusions: - Camera entry charges at Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary - Anything not mentioned above   Contact: Krishna: 9820285295 (Also available on WhatsApp) B... Read more
Posted: 04 Dec 2015 02:14 AM PST
WSR Christmas Camping Trek to Kondana Caves on 25th December 2015   Short Info: Height: 60m above Sea Level (Approx) Grade : Easy (1 hour ascend) Base Village: Kondva  Max Participant : 30 Cost: Rs 500/-   About: Kondana Caves situated in Karjat offers the ancient lifestyle of Buddhist followers. Ancient rock-cut caves, Kondana Caves are very famous Buddhist caves. These caves enclose sculptures, vihara, cahitya and stupa. Sculptures and stupas are specimens of the ancient period Buddhist architecture. There was a natural disaster in the form of an earth quake in early 1900 by which many stupas, front entrance and floor of the caves were damaged. These ancient caves attract lots of tourists and Buddhist devotees all through the year. Kondana Caves is around 15 KM from Karjat.    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   Day - 1, 25th December 2015 ( Friday ) Train Timing for Karjat Fast 16:30 PM   CST 16:37 PM   Byculla 16:43 PM   Dadar 16:50 PM   Kurla 16:54 PM   Ghatkopar 17:10 PM   Thane 17:22 PM   Dombivli 17:30 PM   Kalyan 17:40 PM   Ambernath 18:20 PM   Karjat   All Meetup at Karjat railway station Move to Base Village by Tam Tam Reach Base Village by 19:30 PM, then Start our trek Reach Kondana Caves in 1 Hour Dinner Preparation ( Will be a complete Team Work ) Have fresh cooked Dinner. Enjoy the cloudless night with starts to gaze at and Campfire Sleeping Time ( Stay in Caves )   Day - 2, 26th December 2015 ( Saturday ) Wake up before the sun and watch the mesmerizing sunrise.  Prepare Breakfast (Maggie is Back Guys) basssss 2 min Have Breakfast Explore fort and Photography session Start Descend.  Reach Kondana Base Village by 12:30 pm Lunch at Base village   The cost of the Trek will be Rs. 500/- per head which includes, Transportation from Karjat... Read more
Posted: 04 Dec 2015 01:44 AM PST
NOTE: We leave on Friday 18th March, 2016 late evening and return on Monday 21st March, 2016 Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) is a tiger reserve in Chandrapur district. It is known as one of the oldest and largest National park. Total area of the reserve is 1725 sq.km. There are about 63 Tigers in the reserve. Other than Tiger one can sight Leopards, Hyena, Deer, Sambar etc. Tentative ItineraryDay 0: Friday, 18th March, 20162000 hrs: Start from Mumbai CST by Nagpur DurontoDay 1: Saturday, 19th March, 2016 0720 hrs: Reach Nagpur station0800 hrs: Leave for Chandrapur in Pvt Bus (BF enroute) 1200 hrs: Freshun & Introduction1300 hrs: Lunch at resort1400 hrs: Depart for first Jungle Safari1500 – 1800 hrs: Jungle Safari in Tadoba Forest1900 hrs: Reach resort and have high tea1930-2100 hrs: Free time for group games2100 hrs: Dinner at resort2200 hrs: Sleep with sweet memories of the dayDay 2: Sunday, 20th March, 20160430 hrs: Wakeup call and freshen up0515 hrs: Depart for Second Jungle Safari0600 – 0900 hrs: Jungle Safari in Tadoba Forest1000 – 1130 hrs: Reach resort and freshen up1130 hrs: Leave from Chandrapur 1300 - 1400 hrs: Lunch Enroute 1700 hrs: Reach Nagpur station 1800 hrs: Leave from Mumbai in Samarasta Exp Day 3: Monday, 21st March, 20160730 hrs: Reach Mumbai with Happy MemoriesTotal Cost: INR 7,000 per person (3AC train travel) INR 6,000 per person (Sleeper coach train travel) Non Refundable Advance Payment: INR 3000 to confirm your seatsAccount details will be provided to confirmed participants. This includes: -        Reserved Train ticket from Mumbai to Nagpur and back -          Private bus travel from Nagpur to Tadoba and back -         Stay in Dormitory at Tadoba -           All Veg food while stay in Tadoba -           2 Tadoba Jungle safari Permit cost -          Guide Cost -           Vehicle Cost Does not include: -           Food while travelling in bus and train -           Personal orders of cold drinks and mineral water, -           Came... Read more

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