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Posted: 03 Jan 2016 10:36 PM PST
We " Swachhand Bhramanti" are planning to go for the trek to " Harihar - Dist. Nasik and Trimbakeshwar Temple "on Dt. 17th January,2016 Duration :  Dt. 17th January,2016 ( Journey Starts on 16th Jan,2016 Meeting Point: from Bhandup (w) Dreams mall, L.B.S. Road at 11.45 pm Mode of Transport: PRIVATE Transport Brief Introduction about Trek:Fort:- HARIHAR         Type: Hill fort                        Height : 1120mts - 3676ft    Fort Range : Nashik-Trimbakeshwar                     Grade : Medium      The fort of Harihar, lying on Trimbak range, was of significant importance in earlier periods, as there used to be a route crossing this range connecting Maharashtra to Gujarat. Trimbak range has spreaded its arms to the north of Igatpuri and west of Nasik. It is divided mainly in two parts, with forts of Basgad, Utvad, hill of Fani, Harihar and Trimbakgad on one part while the forts of Anjaneri and Hargad on the other. Vaitarna is the main river in this region. The fort appears to be rectangular in shape from its base village.Places to see on fort: While climbing the fort, we come across a rock-sheet, which has got steps carved in it. Also many grooves have been carved here for additional support. After climbing these steps, we get upto the entrance door. There is a cavern ahead of this door. Again we come across few steps after a short distance walk from this cavern. On climbing these steps we reach to the main entrance door of this fort. The fort has got a tapering plateau with a raised level in the middle. Door is located at the edge of this fort, but the way to this door has now got blocked. There is a small temple of Lord Hanumana and Lord Shiva on the plateau. A small pond is there in front of this temple. Water from this pond can be used for drinking. There are five cisterns along one side of the palace, one of which has water suitable for drinking. Trimbakeshwar is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. The most unique feature of the Trimbakeshwar temple i... Read more
Posted: 03 Jan 2016 10:19 PM PST
About the Place: Feature: Narrow Gorge with 500ft rock wall on both Side Height: 4100ft Region: Bhandardara, Igatpuri Places To See: Kalasubai, Aajobagad, Khutta (pinnacle), Ratangad, Alang-Madan-Kulang Forts. MEETING POINT  Kasara Railway Station at 1:30am DEPARTURE TIME  10:50pm from C.S.T. Kasara(N) Fast Train RETURN TIME ~ 3:00 PM on Sunday THINGS TO CARRY –  A Water Bottle (~2-3 Ltrs)– Good trekking shoes.– Wear comfortable clothing– Camera, Cell Phone, Cap(Optional)– Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.– A haversack to put all these things.– Extra Pair of clothes INCLUDES Travelling by private Vehicle From Kasara to Asangaon  All the required Equipment and gears Breakfast, Tea and Lunch Leaders expertise charge EXCLUDES Any kind of personal expenses Lunch for Day1 Assembling – Meet at Kasara Railway Station at 1:30 AM– Reach base village by 4 AM and take rest till dusk.    Trek – 6 AM wake up, get fresh and breakfast.– We will start our trek by 7:30 AM – We will explore the Valley and cross 2 water patches(approx. 4ft deep)– Descend to Rappelling patch.– Reach base camp by 4pm.– Enjoy swimming(optional)– Dinner, campfire and rest.   Return – Start our trail at 8:00 AM.– Reach Dehne village by 11 AM – Reach Dadar by 2:30 PM (~tentatively)     To Register yourself, > Call us on: 8425076272/0 > Write us on: > SMS or Whatsapp us on – 8425076272 ... Read more
Posted: 03 Jan 2016 07:50 PM PST
Dear Friends We Invite you For Camping at Bhivpuri Near Matheran With MumbaiRangers on 9 Jan 2016 Saturday Night (Simple 45 mins Trek)   Bhivpuri is a town in Karjat Taluka near Mumbai. It is the location of Bhivpuri Road railway station of the Mumbai Suburban Railway.  A temple of Sai Baba of Shirdi is located here. Numerous nearby waterfalls attract visitors on weekends. Bhivpuri Dam and a hydro-electricity generation plant of Tata Power is located nearby.   Garbett point is located on South-west side of Matheran with grand view of the plateau.Climate here is very cool with some breath taking views   Some Information about the Place:   Grade: Easy (Simple 45 mins Trek) District: Raigad Range: Matheran Base Village: Diksal Trek Leader : Nishant Sheth   Train Timing CST – Karjat fast local CST – 07:01pm Byculla – 07:08pm Dadar – 07:14pm Kurla – 07:21pm Ghatkopar – 07:25pm Thane – 07:41pm Dombivali – 07:54pm Kalyan – 08:01pm Bhivpuri Road – 08:43pm.   (If you miss the train you miss the trek so make sure you are on time to catch the train.)   People may board the same train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second Last boggy from CST side)   The itinerary for trek is: Meeting Point Bhivpuri road station Introduction Round Start Trek under moon light (Simple 45 mins Trek) Reach campsite near Dam Tents and campfire will be ready Enjoy Night with Little Music and snacks Dinner Dayoff Morning Breakfast Tea reach Bhivpuri station in 45 mins Sunday Morning Reach Mumbai by 9:30am… Sunday Morning   Expenses for the Trek is 700 /- which is inclusive of Dinner,snacks, Tents charges, Morning Breakfast & Tea, Guide, MumbaiRangers Administration Charges.   For Registration call us: Nishant Sheth : 8879418581 Amit Bhadouria :9819299164 Registration accepted only through phone call..   Important things to carry : Water Bottle (3 ltrs) Some snacks biscuits waffers etc Compulsory Torch with Extra batteries, Electrol 1 pack Camera o... Read more
Posted: 03 Jan 2016 06:34 PM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Night Trek to Matheran Via One Tree Hill Point on 10 Jan 2016 Leaving 9 Jan Sat Night Little Info About The Trek:   Trek Type: Hill Trek Height: 2625 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Easy District: Raigad Range: Matheran   Matheran: (The most unpolluted Hill-Station of Maharashtra)The climate of Matheran is very cool. The most unforgettable things about Matheran are deep forest and the waterfalls nearby, especially in rainy season. The beauty of the hill station gets doubled in monsoon. Matheran is truly 'The Best Hill Station in Maharashtra. Matheran is most splendid hill station in Maharashtra; it covers an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadris. This lovely spot was discovered in 1850 by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the collector of Thane district. Garbett point is located on South-west side of Matheran with grand view of the plateau. Descend via Sunset point leads to Dodhani village on Panvel side.   The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below:   We will be starting with the Karjat Fast Local (time-table given below)   CST – Karjat Fast Local: This is a fast local. Pls reach the stations around 10 mins earlier, as missing this local will mean missing the trek. CST – 10:31 pm Byculla – 10:39 pm Dadar – 10:49 pm Kurla – 10:59 pm Ghatkopar – 11:05 pm Thane – 11:26 pm Dombivali – 11:48 pm Kalyan – 11:57 pm Badlapur – 00:15 am Karjat – 00:48 am.   Meeting Point: 00:48 am @ Karjat Station Platform No.1 Reach base village 02:00 am Start trek @ 02:30 am Reach top @ 05:30am Proceed to Dasturi Naka Take Taxi Till Neral Station from Matheran Reach Neral Station by 08:30am   THINGS TO CARRY- 1. Compulsory – Good trekking shoes 2. Compulsory – Water (2 ltrs) 3. Compulsory – some thing to eat and Electral 5. Optional – Camera, etc., Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments. A haversack to put in all the things mentioned above   Expenses for the Trek is 450/- per person.   Which includes Travelling from Karjat to Base Village in tumtum…... Read more
Posted: 03 Jan 2016 06:13 PM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Midnight Cycle Ride from South Mumbai to bandstand on 9 Jan 2016 saturday 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 : Saturday night 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) 3. First Aid 4. Mechanic charges 5. 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, "W... Read more
Posted: 03 Jan 2016 07:38 AM PST
Gujarat Tour 2016 (1st March to 6th March)   Hurry Up !!!! Train Tickets reservation is open     Gir National Park : Explore the only kingdom of Asiatic Lions!!!   Gir, the Jewel of Saurashtra (Gujrath, India), is spread over 1412 sq.kms. A dry deciduous forest.Gir is best known as the last home of Asiatic Lions. Over 411 Lions (as per the census of 2010), more than 311 Leopards, and a number of other carnivores, ungulates crossing the 50,000 mark and 300 species of birds. It also has 500 types of trees, more than 2000 species of insects and other lesser known animals with green patches of forest and dry scrub jungle. That's Gir National Park and Sanctuary a pure paradise of biological diversity. The Somnath Temple   The Somnath Temple located in the PrabhasKshetranearVeraval in Saurashtra, on the western coast of Gujarat, India, is one of the twelve Jyotirlingashrines of the god Shiva. Somnath means "The Protector of (the) Moon god". The Somnath Temple is known as "the Shrine Eternal", having been destroyed many times by Islamic kings and rulers. Most recently it was rebuilt in November 1947, when SardarVallabhbhai Patel visited the area for the integration of Junagadh and mooted a plan for restoration. After Patel's death, the rebuilding continued under K. M. Munshi, another minister of the Government of India. Dwarka Dwarka also spelled Dwarika, and Dwaraka, is a city and a municipality of DevbhoomiDwarka district in the Gujarat state of India. Dwarka is one of the foremost Chardham four sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, and is one of the SaptaPuri seven most ancient religious cities in the country. Dwarka is often identified with the Dwarka Kingdom, the ancient kingdom of Krishnaand is believed to have been the first capital of Gujarat. The Dwarkadhish Temple was built around 200 BCE and was enlarged in the 17th century. Prior to the reallocation of the districts, this city was part of Jamnagar  Interpretation Zone, DevaliaGir National Park and ... Read more
Posted: 03 Jan 2016 05:36 AM PST
Small Info About Kanha (Kanha National Park and Tiger  Reserve ) Kanha National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the biggest park in Madhya Pradesh, In the 1930s, Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries, Hallon and Banjar, of 250 and 300  kms; . Kanha National Park was created on 1 June 1955. Today it stretches over an area of 940 kms; in the two districts Mandla and Balaghat.Together with a surrounding buffer zone of 1,067 km² and the neighboring 110 km² Phen Sanctuary it forms  the Kanha Tiger Reserve. This makes  it the largest National Park in Central  India.The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling forhis famous novel "Jungle  Book ". The park has a significant population of Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, the sloth bear, Barasingha, Swamp deer, Sambhar, Chital, Gaur and Indian wild dog.                                        My Mera India Group Tour Dates:------------------ 13-15 April, 2016 19-22 May, 2016   Tour Cost:-----------------Standard (S) INR 14900/-* Tour Package Inclusive*----------------------------------Four Open Jeep SafarisReturn Train Mumbai – Gondia – MumbaiAccommodation twin sharing basis as per planAll tea, Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAll Pickup and Drop Gindia - Kanha- GondiaSix people per jeep (G6)For Photography tour four people per jeep (G4)(Call Us for cost)Tour Package Exclusive*---------------------------------All tea, meals during train journeyAll personal expensesThose wants save time can fly to nearest airport (Nagpur)Additional discount for group booking----------------------------------------------------------Special individual tour booking ---------------------------------------------------------- The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:   Day 0: Leave for Gondia from CSTM by 12105 VIDARBHA EXPRESS 19.10pm Day 1: Reach Gondia 11.10 am, Travel to Kanha, on the way to halt have tea & Lunch and check in hotel rest... Read more
Posted: 03 Jan 2016 05:28 AM PST
"GO TO Thrill"Hallo Friends,Welcome to Aquarius Peak Adventure.Here comes most opportunity of the season, to Rappell at Dukes Nose Rappelling,After the overwhelming response to our many batch, we at Aquarius Peak Adventure have arranged al Rappelling at Dukes Nose Rappelling,this also covers a superb and thrilling traversing of almost 1000 feet._________________________________________________Place: Duke's Nose, LonavalaBase village: KurvandeRappelling Height: 300 ft, Traverse 1000 ft.Dates:Batch 1 - 16 January, Saturday.Batch 2 - 17 January, Sunday.Event Cost: Rs.1,500/- per person.Grade: Medium(GROUP DISCOUNT)Website:- www.aquariusoutbound.comYoutube:- Gallery;- Nose near Khandala which is named after Duke Wellington, is a huge pinnacle seen while traveling from Mumbai to Pune. The sight from top is unique and magnificent as one sees a vast landscape and the winding Mumbai-Pune expressway cutting through the ghats and trains chugging along the tracks.It's famous for rappelling, rock climbing and valley crossing activities.Rappelling (English Name) also known as abseiling (German Name) is a method of a quick and safe descend after a climb. It's an act of descending a mountain face by sliding down a rope, which is attached to a body harness and fastened to an overhead projection, with sufficient friction provided as to make the speed of descent controllable.SAFTY:-For all outdoor development programs, the importance of quality instructors and equipment is most critical.AQUARIUS PEAK ADVENTURE & Adventure Sports prides itself in its technical skills and expertise in which we make no compromise. Our technical team is a set of highly skilled & certified mountaineers with knowledge and experience in adventure for over 13 years.All equipment purchased and used follows international s... Read more
Posted: 03 Jan 2016 05:25 AM PST
Hello Friends,Welcome to Aquarius Peak Adventure. Sandhan Valley is a beautiful valley situated in the Western Ghats near Ratangad. Also known as the Valley Of Shadows as the major portion of the valley doesnt allow the sun rays to come in. This naturally carved valley is 200 feet deep and approximately 2kms long. Located near beautiful Bhandardara region, it is also surrounded by Alang, Madan, Kulang, Kalsubai, Ratangad and Ajoba forts. Along with breathtaking sights, Sandhan Valley also offers adventure seekers a chance to rappel down patches to reach its base._________________________________________________Dates: 08th - 10th January, 2016 ( Departure on the midnight of 08th January )Height: 4100 ftGrade: Medium with Thrilling PatchesLocation: Bhandardara RegionSeats :- Only 30 Seats AvailableCost: Rs. 1600/- per person.Photo Link :- 7 : 8th - 10th January 2016Batch 8 : 29th - 31st January 2016 Batch 9 : 12th - 14th January 2016 _________________________________________________Itinerary :Day 0:Catch the CST-Kasara train as per the timings mentioned.10:50 pm – CST.10:57 pm – Byculla.11:05 pm – Dadar.11:13 pm – Kurla.11:18 pm – Ghatkopar.11:34 pm – Thane.11:57 pm – Dombivali.12:07 am – Kalyan.01:18 am – Kasara.Day 1:01:30 am – Depart to Samrad by a Private Vehicle04:00 am – Reach Samrad. Proceed for some rest and breakfast.07:00 am – Move towards the base exploring Sandhan Valley. Rappel down a few patches. Lunch mid way. (The route few small rappelling patches, the biggest one being 40-50ft approx and we have to go through water upto 4-5ft deep for approximately 30 meters on the way. This only adds to the thrill of the whole exploration.)05:30 pm – Reach the base.Settle at the base followed by talks, food and campfire.End the day by a natural swimming pool under the open sky.Day 2:06:30 am – Wake Up Call. Breakfast at the base.08:00 am – Start trekking towards Dehene.11:00 am – Reach Dehne. Lu... Read more
Posted: 03 Jan 2016 05:07 AM PST
Small Info About Tadoba (Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve ) Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, located in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra is the oldest national park in the state. Scenic with interesting wildlife sightings are assured at Tadoba and it is rightly called 'The Jewel of Vidharba'. The name 'Tadoba' is the name of the God "Tadoba" or "Taru", praised by the tribal people who live in the dense forests of the Tadoba and Andhari region, while the Andhari River that meanders through the forest. gives the 'Andhari' name. Legend holds that Taru was a village chief who was killed in a mythological encounter with a tiger. A shrine dedicated to the God Taru now exists beneath a huge tree, on the banks of the Tadoba Lake. The temple is frequented by adivasis, especially during the fair held every year in the Hindu month of Pausha, between December and January. The Gond kings once ruled these forests in the vicinity of the Chimur hills. Hunting was completely banned in 1935. Two decades later, in 1955, 116.54 km (45.00 sq mi) was declared a National Park. Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary was created on the adjacent forests in 1986, and in 1995, both the park and the sanctuary were merged to establish the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. Tadoba life with animals like the tiger, leopard, sloth bear, hyaena, wild dog, blue bull, wild cat, and sambar inhabit the reserve.My Mera India Group Tour Dates:------------------ Feb 5-7, 2016 Feb 19-21, 2016 March 25-27,2016Apr 15-17, 2016Apr 22-24, 2016May 13-15, 2016May 27-29, 2016June 3-5, 2016June 10-12, 2016   Tour Cost:-----------------Standard (S) INR 10750/-* Tour Package Inclusive*----------------------------------Four Open Jeep SafarisReturn Train Mumbai – Nagpur – MumbaiAccommodation twin sharing basis as per planAll tea, Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAll Pickup and Drop Nagpur - Tadoba- Nagpur Six people per jeep (G6)For Photography tour four people per jeep (G4)(Call Us for cost)Tour Package Exclusive*------------... Read more

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