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Posted: 09 Jan 2016 12:39 AM PST
Exploring HAMPI!       Hills. Rivers. Ruins. History. Photographs. Portraits. Cliff jumps. Hippies. Mopeds. Live Music. Barbecue. Stars. Sunsets. Green fields. Boulders. Landscapes. And one LONG weekend! That's Hampi for you, folks! Hampi!     Hampi is an ancient village located on the banks of River Tungabhadra in Karnataka. It is recognised by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites in India.Standing within the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire, it was renowned because of its immense wealth, flourishing art, literature and trade in ancient times. Now, the ruins of Hampi are captivating and unreal and are sure to leave you breathless, with stacks of giant boulders resting carelessly, blue skies with popcorn clouds and green paddy fields.       Dates: 5th to 7th March, 2016   4th March – Journey commences!    Leave from Mumbai by bus in the evening around 5.30 pm. 5th March– Exploring the Hip side!Reach Hospet this morning. Take a local transport to Hampi and a ferry ride across the river that divides Hampi in 2 parts (the cultural side and the hip side).  Check-in in the guest house and freshen up for the exciting day ahead. Spend the day exploring the hip side of Hampi on mopeds. In the evening, go swimming and cliff jumping in a lake. Enjoy a sunset atop a hill with guitars, drums and live music!  Return to the guest house for dinner.     6th March – Waterfalls and exploring the cultural side!   Have early breakfast leave to be amazed by the architectural heritage around the Royal Centre and the colorful Bazaar on the cultural side of Hampi. Have lunch in Mango Tree! Hike up to a waterfall in the evening and soak in as much of this beautiful abode. Catch the ferry back to our hip side.       7th March – The lake, coracle and farewell! You can never have enough of the lake in Hampi. Visit it again, one last time. Take a coracle ride this time and take the ferry back. Take transportation to Hospet and then a bus back to Mu... Read more
Posted: 09 Jan 2016 12:02 AM PST
About RatangadRatan means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed jewel in all the hill forts here in Sahyadri. It is located in the district of Ahmednagar and is located about 4255 feet above sea level. It 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. With views of lake and highest mountains in Sahyadris looks very much lost in time. At the base of this fort is ancient Lord Shiva (Amurteshwar) temple. About 1000 years old temple of Lord Shiva, the Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi, is an absolute paragon of high class architectureRatangad has still the remains of fortress with bastions and stone walls. Water cisterns are usually filled with water throughout the year and trekkers use them as water source. Eastern side of the fort has some fortification left, one can see Rani mahal here. From the southern side on can see Katrabai and Ajoba fort very close....Level : MediumHeight : 4255 feet ASL (Approx)Type : Hill Fort----------------------------------------------Duration: One DayCost : Members Rs. 900/-*ppNon Member Rs. 950/-*pp-----------------------------------------------Trek Date: 7/02/2016Time : Living 6 ninght  8 pmMeeting Point: Dadar stationMumbai people meeting point Dadar Stationand pune people meeting point kasara Station-------------------------------------------------Cost Includes*~ kasara to kasara by jeep~ Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and evening refreshment~Stay CampingCost Excludes*~ Personal Expenses~ Camera Fees~ Any kind of Insurance~ Personal Car Parking-----------------------------------------------------Things to Do/Carry--------------------------~ Photo Identity Card- Must~ Water Bottle at list 1-3 liter~ Torch~ Camera (Optional), Cell Phone must~ Some ready to eat food. Cakes, Biscuits etc~ Medicine those if u require usually~ Extra Pair of clothes Towel and napkin,~ Good trekking ... Read more
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 06:20 PM PST
White Rann of Kutch Place: Mumbai - White Rann of Kutch - Mumbai Date: 17 - 24 Jan 2016 Kms: 2500km (approx) Schedule: 2days to reach Rann of Kutch  2 days - 1 night stay at Rann 2 days Sightseeing on the way back to Mumbai. 23rd Jan reach Mumbai  24th Jan - Contingency day (for any delays that may occur) Approx 500 kms (will be lesser) per day on average Last date for confirmation: 7th Jan 2016 Expertise charges Rs.5000/- (Includes - getting permissions, route mapping, guide, arranging for stay at Rannotsav) By Mahindra THAR Cost- 10000/-  (Includes- Travelling from Borivali-White Rann-Borivali by New Mahindra THAR only) Rent of hotel, food, petrol, etc. will be at actuals. Total cost including Expertise charges : Rs.15,000/- (approx)  Please note your personal cost may go higher depending on how you spend on the trip. MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS : Biking Gears (Riding Jacket and Pant) Full faced Helmet Proper boots (if you do not have riding boots) Gloves Things to carry: Warm clothes First aid kit  Clothes as per your need Medicines (if you are on regular medication) Pair of slippers Socks Dry snacks Sugar Candies/mints Water (1ltr to be carried all the time) If this is your first long ride, do let us know in advance and we shall give you tips to get to speed with the rest. Contact:- Lalit-9820546305
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 06:13 PM PST
Valentine's Camping at Bhandardara Lake Date:- 13/02/16&14/02/16 Range-Nagar Level- Camping Plan:- Day-1- 13/02/2016 3:00 pm- Meeting Point Kasara 3:00-4:30- Reached base village by Jeep 4:30-5:30-Tent set up 5:39-6:00- Rest 6:00-7:00- Games 7:00-12:00- Dinner,Camp fire, Antakshari, Barbequ. etc Day-2- 14/02/16 7:00- wake up call 07:00-08:00 - Tea & Breakfast 8:00-9:00- Boating 09:00-10:00-Enjoy back water 11:00-12:00-Rest 12:00-13:00- Veg Lunch 13:00- Return journey to Kasara by jeep We will be returning to Mumbai by 6pm. Participants:- 25 Only (First come first serve) Cost:- 1500/- Per head Includes:- Travelling from Kasara to Bhandardara&Return by Jeep,  Breakfast,2Village meals,Barbeque, sharing tent , first aid & expertise charges Train Schedule- Cst- 12:28 Dadar-12:41 Kurla-12:48 Ghatkoper-12:52 Thane-1:10 Dombivali-1:33 Kalyan-1:42 Titwala-1:55 Asangaon-2:15 Kasara-2:52 Things to Carry:- ▶Proper bedding (two chaddar) ▶Extra clothes ▶Shoes ▶Chappal ▶Torch ▶Some ready to eat food ,plum cake, biscuits, etc ▶Medicine if require  DO's and DON'T  Participants will have to reach 15 mins before at the starting point  Contribution once paid will not be refunded on any circumstances.  Parvatarohi should not be held responsible for any natural calamities or the situations which are beyond control.  Follow instructions given by leaders Contact:-  Lalit Parmar-9820546305/9158896454 Allwyn-9820223696
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 04:09 AM PST
"RAC" ONE DAY TREK TO SANDHAN VALLEY (THE VALLEY OF SHADOW)  on 16th January 2015   Important notice – This trek is without Rapelling. Brief detail about SANDHAN VALLEY. Height : 4100 ft (Approx). Grade : Easy with thrilling and technical walk. Duration : 1 Day. SANDHAN VALLEY is located between the two high wall of mountain ranges. At some places its width is less than 3 ft and at some places Sun rays unable to reach the ground which gives it the name the  Valley of Shadow.   To  go at the end of George you haved to cross 2 to 3 water pools. Water levels changes according to season. In winter water is up to waist and summer it up to Knee high level. At the end  of Valley you get magnificent view of high clipps and deep valley.   The itinerary for the trek will be as follows:  On Friday 15 January 2015  Catch 10:50 pm Kasara Local  (From C.S.T.) C.S.T. –          10:50 pm  Byculla -         10:57 pm Dadar  -          11:04 pm Kurla   -          11:12 pm Ghatkopar   -  11:17 pm Mulund  -        11:27 pm Thane  -          11:31 pm Dombivli  -      11:54 pm Kalyan  -         00:03 am Kasara  -         01:18 am   16th January 2016 Meet  at Kasara Stn .01:30 am Dept to Samrad Villages by Private Vehicles Reach Base Village Samrad  by 03:30 am & Rest Breakfast at the base village at 07:00 am. Introduction Round Move toward Exploring Sandhan Valley by 7.30 am Reach back to Samrad Villages by 12:00 pm. Have Lunch and Explore Samrad Villages. Leave Base Villages by 14:00 pm  Reach Kasara Stn 16:30 pm to Catch C.S.T Local17:05 pm -  Kasara – Thane Local 18:18 pm – Kasara – C.S.T. Local Things to Be carried:  Return Train ticket to Kasara Identity proof (Must), A bottle of water (Minimum 2 Ltrs), TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory), Extra Pair of clothes Camera (Optional),  Medicine those if u require usually (Optional), Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks. The cost for the trek will be INR 750/- per head, includes: - Travelling from Kasara toKasara by Private Veh... Read more
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 02:04 AM PST
DarkGreen Adventures invites you to the most scenic location of Maharashtra. Harishchandragarh is one of the most understated places to visit in India. The major attraction here is KokanKada cliff which is not just vertical, it is an overhang like a cobra's hood. It's beyond description and one must see it to experience the nature's architecture.   Brief itinerary 16Th January 2016, Saturday 06:55: Catch 6:55 Kasara fast local train starting from CST. 09:10: Reach Kasara and board private jeep. Breakfast on the way. 12:00: Reach base village Pachnai and have lunch. 13:00: Start trekking to Harishchandragadh 16:00: Reach Harishchandragdh. Explore the fort. 17:00: Trek to Konkankada and enjoy the magnificent view and sunset 19:00: Campfire, light snacks and team games. 20:30: Have dinner. Masti till you sleep.   17Th January 2016, Sunday 05:00: Wakeup call followed by Morning chores. 05:15: Start trekking towards taramati peak, third highest peak of Maharashtra 07:15: Reach the top and enjoy the view. From here all the routes to Harishchandragdh is visible. 08:30: Descend to the campsite and have breakfast. 09:30: Start descending towards base village. 12:00: Reach Pachnai and have lunch. 13:30: Move towards Kasara in private jeep. 16:30: Reach Kasara and depart to home with awesome memories.   Fees:  1400/- To book one has to transfer non-refundable amount of 600/-   Includes: - Travel from Kasara to Kasara in private vehicle - Accommodation. - Breakfast - Lunch - First aid and expertise charge   Excludes: - Any snacks or refreshment bought during travel. - Anything not mentioned in 'Includes'     Contact: Parth Upadhyay: 9820468748 (Available on WhatsApp) Email:   --- Send your money to the following account Name: Parth Pratik Upadhyaya Bank: Bank of Maharashtra, Mahim west. Account no: 6021 7193 534 Account type: Savings IFSC Code: MAHB0000108   Things to carry: - ID proof - 3 litre... Read more

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