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Posted: 07 Dec 2015 10:33 PM PST
WSR Trek to Dark Forest – Andharban on 24th January 2016 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.   Type :Trek though mountains and jungle Height : 3000 ft above msl approx Grade : Easy Bt endurance level little high Region : Tamhini Ghat-Kundalika Cost : 1300/-   Day 1: ( Saturday, 23rd January 2016) Meeting point: Dadar at 11.30pm   Day 2: ( Sunday, 24th January 2016) Reach Pimpri and rest in bus till 06.00am 06.00am: WakeUp call 07.00am: Breakfast at Hotel Shivraj Pimpri, Introduction 08.00am: Start trek towards Andharban 01.00 pm: Lunch Break 02.00 pm: Start descend towards Bhira Dam 03.30 pm: Bhira Dam, enjoy the view of the series of waterfalls falling in Kundalika Valley 05.00 pm: Evening refreshments, 06.00 pm: Departure to Mumbai 10.00 pm: Reaching Mumbai tentatively   Tour Cost: Rs.1,300 /- per person For WSR Registered Members : Rs 1,200/- per member   Inclusions:  1. Mumbai to Mumbai transportation 2. Breakfast and evening refreshment  3. Guide and expertise charges Exclusions: 1. Lunch for the day as there is no facility during the trek 2. Any expenses which are personal in nature   Please book yourself with full advance payment of Rs. 1300/- per head (Non-refundable) … Seats will be allotted on payment basis … Last row seats will be given only on demand  else late payment ones Deposit the amount on following account. Payment details: The amount is to be deposited in the following account. HDFC Account No: 00021140008004 Name: ... Read more
Posted: 07 Dec 2015 09:37 PM PST
Hello to all We " Swachhand Bhramanti" are planning to go for the trek to " Harishchandragad on Dt. 26th Dec,2015 to 27th Dec,2015 Duration   :  Dt. 26th Dec,2015 to 27th Dec,2015   (Journey Starts on 25th Dec,2015 From Bhandup( w) opposite to Dreams Mall, LBS Road  at 11.00 pm Meeting Point and pick up points   1. for Thane participants :- Thane fly-over (opp. Internity Mall) at 11.30 pm. Dt.25th Dec,2015 2. For Mumbai Town Side-Western side Participants: - Near Bhandup Stn. opposite to Dreams Mall, LBS Road at 11.00 pm   Mode of Transport:  PRIVATE TRANSPORT   About Harishchandragad: Type : Hill Fort    Fort Range : Malshej   District : Ahmednagar  Height above sea level : 4510 ft. Difficulty rating:Medium  Base village : Khireshwar     Harishchandragad Fort is famous for its height, its toughness and the famous 'Konkan Kada' 1800 ft. Harishchandra Temple is known to be the pride of the fort. Sant Changdev stayed here for some time and completed his manuscript - 'Tatwasaar'. The Nandi and Shivling in the temple are breathtaking.Harishchandragad Fort is situated in Junnar region near Malshej Ghat. Rohidas, Taramati and Harishchandra are the three peaks in Harishchandragad. Many peaks, fort and other beautiful places such as Malshej Ghat, Jivdhan, Nane Ghat, Ratangad, Kalsubai, etc. can also be seen from here. Sightseeing : 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. Going rightwards of Harishchandreshwar temple,we come across a huge cave of  Kedareshwar, in which there is a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water. Konkan Kada (Konkan cliff) most interesting point on this fort is this cliff. Caves onHarishchandragad  are situated all over the fort. Many of these are situated at the foot of Taramati peak & are the place of accommodation. Nageshwar temple near Khireshwar  is a great antique construction, and diverse artistic works a... Read more
Posted: 07 Dec 2015 09:20 PM PST
  Hello to all, We " Swachhand Bhramanti" are planning to go for the Range Trek to  "RATANGAD To HARISHCHANGAD" ondT. 25.12.2015 To 27.12.2015 Duration : 25.12.2015 TO 27.12.2015  (Journey Starts on Thursday Night) Meeting Point : Meeting point: 25/12/2015 At Kasara Rly.Station 2:50 am (At Ticket Counter) Mode of Transport: PUBLIC TRANSPORT ( Local Train/ Bus/Jeep etc.)   Local Train Timings From Mumbai CST to Kasara  ( Slow Train ) 12:10 am : Mumbai CST 12:28 am: Dadar 12:38 am: Kurla 12:44 am: Ghatkopar 1:04 am: Thane 1:26 am: Dombivali 1:35 am: Kalyan 2:45 am Kasara   Brief Introduction about Forts : Ratangad : Type : Hill Fort   Range : Kalasubai    District : Ahmednagar   Height above sea level : 4255 ft. Difficulty rating :Simple  Base village : Ratanwadi   Ratangad 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. Sightseeing : One can go around the fort to have a look at the nearby mountains in the Kalsubai range. Ratangad also has a natural orifice (nedhe). It is also possible to go an sit in this nedhe . Climbing down the nedhe to the western end of the fort leads closest to the Khuta pinnacle and Trimbak darwaja.  Eastern side of the fort has some fortification left, one can see Rani mahal here. From the southern side one can see Katrabai and Ajoba fort very close. About 1000 years old temple of Lord Shiva, the Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi, is an absolute paragon of high class architecture of our ancestors.  Harishchandragad: Type : Hill Fort    Fort Range : Malshej   District : Ahmednagar  Height above sea level : 4510 ft.  Difficulty rating:Medium  Base village : Khireshwar Harishchandragad Fort is famous for its height, its toughness and the famous 'Konkan Kada' 1800 ft. Harishchandra Temple is known to be the pride of the fort. Sant Changdev stayed here for some time and completed his manus... Read more
Posted: 07 Dec 2015 09:15 PM PST
WSR 1 Day Trek to Visapur Fort & Bhaja Caves on 09th January 2016 WSR have arranged a one day trek to Bhaja Caves & Visapur Fort  on Saturday 09th January 2016   Little info about the fort : Fort: Visapur / Bhaja Caves. Region: Lonavla. Height: 3400 ft Grade: Easy. Type: Hill Fort Trek Lead: Mahadeo   About : Visapur: The companion fort to Lohagad, Visapur also served as a lookout point for the trade route passing through Lonavala.The fort of Visapur is much more expansive and has a still standing fortification on the top. The door and steps leading to the top of the fort are worth a look.   Bhaja Caves: The buddhist excavations at Bhaja, also known as Bhaja caves, date almost to the 1st century AD and are believed to be one of the oldest buddhist religious centres in this area. it is also a big tourist draw as it is near Lonavala, but thankfully, because of its classification as a national monument, it is relatively well maintained compared to many other tourist attractions here.   The journey starts with the Indrayani express. People interested should catch this train from respective stations with ticket till Malavli & meet at lonavala station. (Plz get your respected stations at least half an hour earlier, as there might be a long queue for the tickets) Mumbai people: Train Timings :- Indrayani Express CST – 5:40 am Dadar – 5.51 am Thane – 6.14 am Kalyan – 6.35 am Karjat - 7.13 am Lonavla – 8.00 am Move forward to Malavali by local train (8 :15am at Lonavala station platform no 3).   Pune people: Catch Pune Lonavala Local Train … Timings are as below Pune Station: 06:27 Hrs Shivaji Nagar : 06:33 Hrs Malavali Station: 07:40 Hrs 08.00 AM : Start just After Briefly Intro. 08.30 AM : Start Trek to Visapur Fort. 11.30 AM : Reach at Top of Fort & Explore. 01.00 PM : Lunch Time 02.30 PM : Move 2 Bhaja Caves 04.30 PM : @ Malavali Station From there 2 Lonavla / Pune by local Take train / bus to Mumbai. We would be re... Read more
Posted: 07 Dec 2015 02:52 PM PST
One day trek to Andharban on 12 December 2015, Saturday (leaving Friday night) Summary: Type:Valley/Jungle decend trail. Range:Mulshi, Pune  Base Village: Tamhini Grade:Medium Minium:6 Participants Maximum: 15 Participants Trek Leader: Mahadev Trek Distance: 13KM About: Andharban, by its name means a dark dense forest. It is a descend trek, where you are already on height and you will descend till end. It is one of the most beautiful trek and lots of things to explore. We will be walking on ridge offering awesome view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat. Evergreen forest covers you with shade in first half of the trek (6-8 kms).The trek further descends down in Konkan to reach Bhira (4 kms).The same valley where is the origin of the Kundalika river famous for its white water river rafting. TreksandTrails itinerary is - Meeting point: Dadar (E) at 23:30 at Pritam Dhaba (Friday 11 December 2015) Reach Tamini village and rest in bus till 06.00am 06.00Wakeup call 07.00Breakfast 08.00Start trek towards Andharban 13.00Lunch Break 14:00Start descend towards Bhira Dam 15:30Bhira Dam 17:00Evening refreshments,  18:00Departure to Mumbai 22:00Reaching Mumbai tentatively   Includes: Transportation from Dadar to Dadar, 1 Breakfast and Tea + Evening tea, TreksandTrails charges if any. Exclusion: Emergency Medical evacuations if any required, Insurance and any item/event not mentioned in the inclusion list.    TreksandTrails recommended things to carry: LUNCH for the day, A good torch with extra batteries. Identity proof (must). Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc. A bottle of water (at least 2 Litres) Compulsory, Cap, etc. Medicine those if you require usually (Optional). Wear a good trekking shoe. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has ones hands free while trekking. Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments. Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.   Trek... Read more
Posted: 07 Dec 2015 03:57 AM PST
BHIGWAN BIRD WATCHING AND PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR   Brief Information:-Bhigwan is a small town on the border of Pune and Solapur district. Shallow backwater of Ujani dam has built very good wetland based ecosystem which attracts many migratory birds in winter. The main attraction here is the arrival of the vibrant, pink Greater Flamingos. These famous pink birds favour environments having saline or alkaline water-bodies like that of the Ujani dam backwaters.Location:-Bhigvan - Ujani Dam ReservoirDistance:-Approx - 120 km.Route:- Plus Valley Adventure Office- Vanaz Corner - Swargate - Hadapsar - Solapur Road - Bhigwan.Schedule 06:00 Reporting and 06:00 Departure08:00 En route breakfast 10:00 Reach Bhigwan. 10.30Boat Ride and Birdwatching01:30 Lunch at Bhigwan02:30 Photography 04.30 Departure05:30 En route tea and snacks08:00 Arrival in PuneThings to Carry:-Personal Medicines, Water Bottle, Cap, Camera (optional), Field guides (Optional), Binoculars (Optional)Fees: 1,300/- (Fees include: Food, Travel, Boat Charges, Expertise and Taxes)Booking Procedure:- Please send a confirmation e-mail to with names, age and telephone numbers of all participants - OR -- You can SMS the above details to 8308962700 - OR - 8380054989Payment Transfer:-1. In a Bank Account of Plus Valley Adventure.Bank Details -Account Name - Plus Valley Adventure.A/c number - 915020032483908Bank - Axis Bank LTD.Branch - Paud RoadIFSC Code - UTIB0001894(Note - Only Cheque deposits and NEFT transfers.No cash deposit)2. You can Pay the cash in our Office. Receipt will be given to you.Address - Plus Valley Adventure Office, 3, Anand Complex, Alkapuri Society, Opp. Hotel Kinara, Above Bata Showroom, Vanaz Corner, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune- 411029.* Joining the event on Facebook is appreciated however seat would be confirmed only after making payment of event fees*     Liked this event? Spread the word : ... Read more
Posted: 07 Dec 2015 03:02 AM PST
IMPORTANT Please contact the leaders between 0800-1000hrs and between 1800-2100 hrs. In case they don't answer the call, text them your name, email address and trek interested in. They will revert you by an email or call. Waterfall/Ghat/Hill/Fort: Avchitgad fort Region: Raigad Grade: Medium Expense: INR 800 Cost includes: *Transport from and to Dadar. *Breakfast and light evening snacks. *Tea/coffee. *YHAI expertise. Cost excludes: *Lunch. *Any other cost not mentioned in inclusions. About the trek: This fort is believed to be built by Shilahar kings and subsequently used by the Nizam of Ahmednagar. The great Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji is also believed to have reconstructed this fort. The work was carried out in a hurry and hence the name. Avchit means hurry and gad means fort. In the Third Anglo-Maratha War, this fort was won over by Colonel Prother from the Peshwas in the year 1818 along with other forts in the neighbouring region. The approximate height of this fort is 977 feet[1] It is a fairly easy trek through the jungle up to the fort which takes about an hour to climb. From atop the fort one can have a beautiful view of the neighbouring forts of Telbaila, Sarasgad, Dhangad, Sudhagad, Raigad and Savashnagad. The fort has a large dodecagonal-shaped cistern which was used mainly for bathing and washing purposes. Nearby this cistern there are 6 smaller cisterns which have potable water. A small temple of the Pingalsai goddess is also situated atop. There is a dense forest around the entire fort with leopards, monkeys and foxes. How to book: Trek Leaders: Digambar Raut (0-98693 74378) & Mangesh Dhaimade (0-98331 15324) To register for the trek, kindly contact the leaders. As advised by them, deposit the booking amount in the bank account and confirm the payment. On confirming the same by the leaders, your booking stands confirmed for the trek. Kindly register yourself before or by 17th December, 2015 in order to get a confirmed place in the group. Booki... Read more
Posted: 07 Dec 2015 01:58 AM PST
"Raigad Adventure Club" - One day trek to Peb-Fort (Vikatgad) on 12th dec. 2015. "Raigad Adventure Club" arrange one day rainy trek to "PEB fort" includes little bit of Trekking, Rock Climbing, Caving, Enjoying Fantastic View of Landscape, Nice Weather and Exploring of the fort..   Little info:- ·         Trek Name: Peb Fort ·         Region: Neral, Matheran Region ·         Trek Grade: Medium ·         Duration: One Day ·         Fees:- 500/-   About pen fort:- This fort is not heard by many until few years back but recently  is getting more and more popular with trekkers.  It's a small fort near the ranges of Matheran (the famous hill station in Maharashtra). It is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai-Pune road, at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. This is a one-day trek and also one of the most enchanting trek in Monsoon. It is also known as Vikatgad. The forts and hills in and around Peb Fort are Nakhind, Chanderi, Mahasmal. Prabalgad is another fort opposite this small fort. Peb fort overlooks the Konkan region and also is approachable from Pune. So Chatrapati Shivaji must have given a thought before building this strategic fort. The fort is at a height of 2100 feet above mean sea level. This fort is visible from the edge of Panorama Point at Matheran or from Matheran Toy Train after you cross the One Kiss Tunnel. The Panorama Point at Matheran is at much higher level and gives a clear view of the small fortification of the fort.   Itinerary:-  Catch the 6:10 am cst-karjat fast local. People who live on slow track station please come ur nearest station to catch this local. Time table are as follows:-  6:10 am CST 6:18 am Byculla 6:24 am Dadar 6:31 am Kurla 6:35 am Ghatkopar 6:50 am Thane 7:02 am Dombivali 7:10 am Kalyan 7:14 am Vitthalwadi 7:16 am Ulhasnagar 7:20 am Ambarnath 7:27 am Badlapur 7:36 am Vangani 7:40 am Shelu 7:44 Neral   For Pune peoples catch 6:05 am sinhagad express from pune, reach Karjat @7:58 am. 08:00 am - Reporting time... Read more

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