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Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:19 AM PST
A Leopard Heaven that never leaves you unsatisfied…!! About the Tour : Of all the wildlife hot-spots in India, if there is any destination that can surely meet your thirst for the elegant and elusive cat – The LEOPARD, then it has to be BERA, now declared as the Jawai Bandh Community Reserve. Bera is a small wilderness paradise located near Jawai Bandh in Rajasthan which shelters the mystic rocky hills ruled by this spotted felid. The rocky hills make a perfect habitat for successful natural breeding of leopards from years and scarce forest all around makes it much easier to track this elusive hunter. We, at Mumbai Travellers, are glad to introduce you to this amazing wildlife photography tour. The 2N/3D package will include a well planned tour, with luxury tented accommodation, yummy Rajasthani food and most importantly 4 thrilling leopard safaris under the guidance of our wildlife photography expert. So get read to meet and shoot the most Elusive & smart Cat !!! Batch 3 : 24th-25th-26th January 2016 Category : WildlifeDuration : 02 Nights / 03 DaysTrain Suggestions:Mumbai to Jawai Bandh : Aravali Express – Train No. 19707Jawai Bandh to Mumbai : Aravali Express – Train No. 19708 NOTE :  1. Leopard sighting is matter of luck, so enjoy the forest with other mammals and birds.2. Costing might increase at last minute if there is any changes made in Fee structure by Forest department. Day 1: Pick up from Jawai Bandh Station at 12:00 in the afternoon. Head towards our resort – a secluded tented campsite on the backdrop of Rajasthani landscapes. Post Lunch rest a bit, get your gears loaded and wait till the clock indicates "TIME" of our royal predator. By around 4.30 pm head with our expert for our first leopard safari with brilliant local trackers who know well how locate the leopard even in darkest night !! Every safari will be for approx. 3 to 4 hours and chances of spotting this otherwise rare to see cat are extremely good. Post safari have buffet dinner... Read more
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 12:16 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Night Trek to Matheran Ascend via Garbett Plateau on 16 Jan 2016 Leaving Friday Night   Matheran has garnered a reputation of one of the most favourite hill-stations around Mumbai for some reasons. The bountiful rains, good greenery and waterfalls around. Garbett Plateau is located in the south – west direction of Matheran, offering a 360 degree view of one of our all time favourite hill stations. Matheran is Famous & splendid hill station in Maharashtra, it covers an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadris. This Fantastic 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.Climate here is very cool with some breath taking views.   Some Information about the Place: Type: Hill Fort Height: 2625 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Easy District: Raigad Range: Matheran Base Village: Diksal Trek Leader : Nishant Sheth   Train Timing CST – Khopoli Fast Local CST – 10:04pm Byculla – 10:11pm Dadar – 10:18pm Kurla – 10:26pm Ghatkopar – 10:30pm Thane – 10:46pm Dombivali – 10;58pm Kalyan – 11:05pm Neral – 11:39pm. Bhivpuri - 11.46   (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: From Bhivpuri station Introduction Round Start Trek under moon light Tea at Villagers House Reach Matheran early Morning Catch taxi to Neral station Breakfast at Neral station Reach Dadar by 9:30am…   Expenses for the Trek is 450 /- which is inclusive of Morning Breakfast & Tea, Taxi Fare from Matheran to Neral Station, Guide, Mumbai Rangers Administration Charges if any..   For Registration call us: Nishant Sheth : 8879418581 Amit Bhadouria :9819299164 Registration accepted only through phone call..   Important things to carry ... Read more
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 12:14 AM PST
!! Land of Tigers-Tadoba Tiger Reserve !! About the Tour :   Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is the pristine and unique eco-system situated in the Chandrapur district of the Maharashtra State of India. The Reserve contains some of the best of forest tracks and endowed with rich biodiversity. It is famous for its natural heritage. Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is the second Tiger Reserve in the State.Tadoba-Andhari Tiger reserve was created in 1995. The area of the Reserve is sq. km. This includes Tadoba National Park, created in 1955 with an area of sq. km. and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary created in 1986 with an area of sq. km. The Reserve is constituted with sq. km. Reserve Forest, 32.51 sq. km. Protected Forest and 14.93 sq. km other areas.   Batch 03 : 24th-25th-26th January 2016 Category : WildlifeDuration : 2 Nights / 3 Days   NOTE : 1. Tiger sighting is matter of luck, so enjoy the forest with other mammals and birds.2. Costing might increase at last minute if there is any changes made in Fee structure by Forest department. Day 0 :Leave for Nagpur by DurontoExpress, Trn No.12289 at 08:00 pm from CSTM Day 1 :Reach Nagpur Junction by 07:30 am. Reach Resort by 11:30 pm. Check In by 01:30 pm and Lunch. After Lunch Leave for 1st Jungle Safari. Evening Back to Resort. Dinner and then Rest. Day 2 :Early Morning Have Breakfast and Leave for 2nd Jungle Safari. Back for Lunch. After Lunch Leave for 3rd Jungle Safari. Evening Back to Resort. Dinner. Post Dinner Experience Sharing Session. Rest. Day 3 :Early Morning Leave For 4th Wildlife Safari in Buffer/Core Zone. Check Out. Lunch and Post Lunch Leave For Nagpur station. Leave Back for Mumbai by Duronto Express 12290 at 08.40 pm. Reach home day : Reach Mumbai by 07:55 am at CSTM Note : (Those who wish to save on the travel time, can fly to and fro Nagpur. You can get in touch with us for assistance regarding the same. We will be happy to help you) Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)   Tour Cost : Rs.14,... Read more
Posted: 05 Jan 2016 11:32 PM PST
Available dates:Everyday from 18th December 2015 to 6th June 2016Friends it gives me great pleasure to announce cutomised camping at Vaitarna. A great getaway near Mumbai,Pune and NashikNow enjoy a night under the stars with your loved ones camping along a lake.All you have to do is choose a weekend, pack your bags and hit the road.All the other arrangements leave it to us.We ll provide the tent and food and nature will provide the exquisite view.Also enjoy the cool weather.Itinerary(approx):day-1Reach site before 5 pmHave tea6.30- 7pm : Setup tent7pm-9pm : Camp fire9pm - 10 pm: Have dinner and sleepday-26.30-7.00 am : Get up and check out the beautiful view7.00-8.00 am : Take a dip in water8.00-8.30 am : tea and breakfast8.30-9.30 am : unpitch tents and packup9.30 am : Leave for home Enjoy complementary mud bath (optional)Event cost : For less than 9 people Rs. 1250/- per person For 10 and more people Rs. 1150/- per personCost includes : Stay in tent on sharing basisBasic mats bedding material inside tenttea,dinner and breakfastcampfireBasic provision:Washroom facility availableCost excludesTravel to and fro from site(Travel can be arranged on request at extra cost) Any other things not included in cost includesContactSwapnil Kshirsagar 9769345484 for furthur detailsMinimum group size of 6 Please let us know your prefered dates incase you have a small group so that we can accommodate others.Also keep looking for our events to for furthur details Kindly note: We do take utmost care of every member of the group during the event,but still each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage. The caretaker's decision will be final and binding on all. Do not venture out at unknown places without the permission of the caretaker... Read more
Posted: 05 Jan 2016 11:29 PM PST
Bird's Paradise of Maharashtra !! About the Tour : Bhigwan is a small dusty town on the border of Pune and Solapur district in Central Maharashtra, in India. Bhigwan is located on the Pune-Solapur Highway. South of Bhigwan town, exists a widespread backwater formed due to a man made dam built on the Bhima river. The dam is called as Ujni dam. The backwaters is spread over a wide region and is mainly a shallow waste water reserve. There are two areas where one can see the migratory water birds. 1) Diksal-Parewadi area and 2) Dalaj – Kumbharwadi area. The semi-waste water in this Ujni dam backwater area has built very good wetland based ecosystem and helped agriculture also. The rainfall in Pune region decides the water level in Ujani dam. March is the best season to visit Bhigwan as by that time most of the migratory birds arrive and settle down. One can expect various types of Ducks, Herons, Egrets, Raptors and Waders along with flocks of hundreds of flamingos. The huge quantity of birds at Bhigwan increases the chance of sighting almost all the prime bird species there and also creates great photographic opportunities for wildlife photographers. The best part of these outings is that we are also including the famous Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in our itinerary. Its a small patch of forest at Supa village, also known as Supa Grasslands and is a great place to observe and photograph the Indian Gazelles. Batch 02 : 23rd-24th January 2016 Category: WildlifeType : Bird watching & Photography SpecialDuration : 2 Nights / 2 Days Itinerary :  Day 0 :Overnight journey to Bhigwan. Bus starts from Dadar at 11:00 pm. Day 1 :Early morning reach Bhigwan. Freshen up & have breakfast. Start exploring the location by boat. We will be exploring major part of Diksal by private boat in order to cover maximum species and also to reach as close to birds as possible. Have lunch and rest for a while. Evening again explore the wetland habitat by private boat. This time w... Read more
Posted: 05 Jan 2016 10:37 PM PST
    At Rs.2500/per adult and Rs.1250/kid (3-8yrs) inclusive of all taxes, meals, barbecue, kiteflying kit, and strawberries. Kite Flying (We will provide kite flying kit); Rural Backdrop; Open Country Side with Hills and strawberry farms; Jalebis; Laddus, meals Authentic Rural Indian Meal / Snack; Easy Hill Trek; overnite Camping-adventure activities and Some Surprises.. Call : 9819833345 for bookings.  Kite Flying (We will provide kite flying kit); Rural Backdrop; Open Country Side with Hills and strawberry farms; Laddus, meals Authentic Rural Indian Meal / Snack;  overnite Camping-adventure activities and Some Surprises..   Program plan 16th Jan 12pm check in - allocation of tents 1-2- Lunch ( Veg or Non Veg Buffet) 2-4.00- Swim in the river with life jackets , build raft and ride it 4.00-6.- Kite Flying - on the river banks, we will provide you flying kit. 6.00- Evening Tea with Hot Snacks 6.00-7.30- Try your hands on archery , Air riffle , Darts 7.30-8.30 - DIY barbecue, we provide 200 gms marinated chicken for NV and paneer potatoes for veg 9-10.30pm - Dinner ( Veg or Non Veg Buffet) 10.30pm- Campfire 11.30pm Lights off Strictly Lights off at 11.30pm, no chit chatting, singing at common place and in tents after lights off as it disturbs the privacy of other campers. Day 2 17th Jan 8.30-9 Break Fast - Tea and Upma/ Pohe Tea 9-9.30- Bullock Cart Ride 9.30-10.30- ( visit to strawberry farms, pluck and munch strawberries, we will gift you 1 strawberry box of 500gms from our end. 11-12- Check out Post check out options Take a local wai tour - Picturesque Balkavdi Dam, Dhom Dam, Dholya Ganpati Temple, Menavli Ghat, Nana Phadnavis Wada and Narsinha Temple Take a Panchgani & Mahableshwar Tour.   Wai is approximately 250kms from Mumbai or ~4.5hrs and 90kms from Pune or ~2hrs.... Read more
Posted: 05 Jan 2016 10:23 PM PST
About the Tour :  Lazy and boring Sundays sometimes ? So we at Mumbai Travellers thinking to do something different. We do ride almost every weekend. But you ever thought of riding along with the beautiful sea shore of Kashid and Mandva? Joins us for this fun ride. It's a leisure ride which is going to starts from Revas and goes upto Murud and back. Enjoy delicious food en route and had a lots of masti on a white sand beach of Kashid. If time permits also take a around in the dense forest of Phansad Wild Life Sanctuary. Batch 01 : 17th January 2016 Category : BikingLevel : EasyDuration : 01 Day Approx Distance : 170 Kms Itinerary : Reporting at Bhaucha Dhakka (Mazgaon Dock Jetty) at 06:30am in the morning. Loadup of bikes in Boat and proceed towards Uran. En-route instruction and introduction session. Breakfast upon arrival at Revas. After breakfast start riding towards Murud. Reach Murud and take a boat ride to visit Janjira Fort. After exploring Janjira come back to Murud, had lunch and proceed towards Kashid. Lunch and rest at Kashid beach. One can also enjoy water sports activities on Kashid beach. Evening start riding back towards Revas. Take a ferryboat for Mumbai. Late evening arrival at Mazgaon Dock. Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :D Tour Cost : Rs.1,400 /- per personFor Registered Members : Rs.1,300/- per member Inclusions:1. To and Fro Boat Transfers2. Breakfast, Lunch and Evening refreshment3. Boat ride to Janjira Fort.4. Mumbai Travellers Expertise charges Exclusions:1. Fuel & Maintenance2. Water sport activities at Kashid beach3. Anything other than above mention inclusions Note: You need to compulsorily carry the bikes legal papers and Helmet, Knee Guards, Elbow Guards & Riding Jackets. Pillion must wear full face Helmet and gears For booking you need to deposit Rs.1,400/- per person in the following Account: NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERSBANK: ICICIACCOUNT: CURRENT ACA/C: 623805029453BRANCH: MULUND WESTIFSC CODE ICIC0006238 Cancell... Read more
Posted: 05 Jan 2016 10:17 PM PST
Early morning breakfast ride at South Bombay  !! About the Tour :  Every time I decide to wake up early in the morning and go for cycling around city. Places like Worli Sea face, Bandra Bandstand , Shivaji park , Nariman point , Gateway of India , and many more have their own charm in the early hours before the busy traffic of Mumbai takes its pace But who will wake up so early from the cozy bed and the warm blankets just for fitness. What if this cycling can be done in a group with bunch of fellow travellers, enjoying  with morning breeze while riding along the coastal road! We at Mumbai Travellers are planning such early morning cycling ride. So this the first chapter of this early morning ride and one by one we will cover all the places. We are starting from Olympus restaurant in Colaba with morning breakfast of omelette, kheema, and custard at a famous hotel and start riding . After exploring the monuments in Fort area we will head towards CST and Marine drive. Ending the ride near Cause way. Photo Credit : Www.Cleartrip.com Batch 01 : 16th January 2016 (Saturday) Category : Cycling Level : EasyDuration : Half Day Highlights of the ride :  1. Maska Bun / Kheema pav at Olympus 2. Empty South Bombay roads  3. Lots fun while riding Itinerary Our Journey Will start from Olympus restaurant which is well known for its old charm and they serve Yummy Bun Muska and Kheem pav and bread Omlet there is option for vegetarian also. Will start our breakfast ride with full tummy at 7.15 AM. Sunday early morning is different face of Mumbai, these monuments are also in their deep sleep its holiday to them. Also being Sunday I feel its very different face of South Bombay on every Sunday morning. Box cricket matches in most of the lanes, lots of joggers on marine drive as its Sunday. After exploring all the things will end our ride till 10 AM .   Gateway of India Nariman Point Mumbai University Bombay High Court Rajabai Clock tower Flora Fountain BMC HQ building ... Read more
Posted: 05 Jan 2016 10:08 PM PST
!! Trek through the Sacred forest of Ajoba hills !! About the Tour :  Ajoba is one of the Highest Peaks in Sahyadri Ranges. Total height of this hill is 4511ft. On the half of this hill Valmiki Ashram is situated. A small water stream provides us with pure water. On the top of this Hill we can see Luv – Kush Cave & Cradle of Sitamai "Sitamai Palna". We are planning one different rout for this trek via sacred grove (Devrai) Outing Date : 17th January 2016 Category : TrekkingLevel : MediumDuration: 1 Day Highlights of Outing: Experience the secrete grove (Devrai ) Valmiki Ashram Local food at village *Note : We may trek to Luv-Kush Paalna,  only if the terrain is not slippery.   Itinerary : Early morning catch the local train from CST by 05:00 am which will reach at Asangaon at 07:00 am. Move towards "Dehane" village by private jeep . Reach at Dehane village and have breakfast. After the ice breaking session, start trek via sacred forest route . Trek till the Valmiki Ashram. Explore the surroundings. If possible, visit the Sitamai Palna area. Lunch at Valmiki Rushi Ashram and rest for while. Start descending from forest route /regular route. Have tea at base village Dehane . Leave back to Asangaon station. Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :D   Tour Cost : Rs.850/- per personFor Registered Members : Rs.800/-per member Inclusions: 1. Transportation from Asangaon to Asangaon by public transport.2. Breakfast & Lunch3. Expertise and Guide charges. Exclusions: 1. Dinner for the night2. Anything other than mentioned above.   For booking you need to deposit the amount of Rs.850/- per person in the following Account:NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERSBANK: ICICIACCOUNT: CURRENT ACA/C: 623805029453BRANCH: MULUND WESTIFSC CODE ICIC0006238 Cancellation 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 : ... Read more
Posted: 05 Jan 2016 10:00 PM PST
  Trek to the Toughest range of Shayadri !! About the Tour :  Alang & Madan, situated in Kalsubai range, are one of the most difficult fort treks in Nasik District.Alang (4852 ft):The beautiful Alang Fort lies in the Nashik region. Top of the fort is huge plateau. There are two caves on the fort for staying and 11 water cisterns arranged in a Cascade formation & a dilapidated storage room.Mandan (4841 ft):Madangad is considered to be one of the most difficult forts to climb among all the forts in the Sahyadris. The area of the fort is quite small as compared to Alang and Kulang, its adjoining forts. There are only two water tanks on top of the fort. The area visible from the top of the fort is quite scenic. Disclaimer* : 1. It is not advisable for the first time trekkers to join the Alang-Madan Trek.2. Please cut your nails before the trek.  Outing Date : ​16th-17th January 2016 Category : Trekking Level : ToughDuration : 02 Nights / 02 Days Itinerary : Day 0 (Friday) :  Overnight journey towards Kasara by Local ( 11:20 pm Slow from CST )  Day 1 (Saturday) :Proceed towards the base village, Ambewadi. Reach base village and Rest. Start the trek by 7 am. Reach the col between both the forts by 11 am. Climb and explore the Alang Fort. Overnight stay at Alang fort. Day 2 (Sunday) :Watching the Sunrise, start descending Alang. Reach the col between two forts and start climbing the Madan Fort.Explore the Fort and the surrounding. Post lunch, start descending the Madan Fort. Evening back to Ambewadi and proceed towards Kasara by 5 pm approx. Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)   Tour Cost : Rs.2,150/- per personFor Registered Member : Rs.2,000/- per personInclusions: 1. Kasara to Kasara by local jeeps.2. 2 Breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner3. All technical support4. Trek expertise Exclusions :1. Lunch on Day 12. Personal Expense3. Anything other than Mentioned Above.   For booking you need to deposit Rs.2150/- per person in the following Account: ... Read more

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