Mumbai Hikers Community p3 27.1.2016

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Posted: 26 Jan 2016 12:06 AM PST
SPR Giriratna Hikers offbeat Fort Kamalgad Trek in Western Ghats of Maharashtra on 30th-31st Jan 2016   Type: Hill FortHeight: 4511 ft. (Approx)Grade: Easy- District: WaiRange: SataraBase Village: Tupewadi Drinking Water Facility : The water tanks near the temple.--------------------------------------------------------------------------It is ten miles (16 km) west of Wai and 32 km from Satara. Its coordinates are 18° 05' N, 74° 00' E. It has an elevation of 4,511 feet (1,375 m) above sea levelEnroute you can see Pandavgad, Kenjalgad and Raireshwar plateau.Bike route will be:Pune-Shirval-Khambatki ghat-Wai(You need to take right turn from the highway)-Follow Menwli road from the Wai city-after Wadoli take left turn though a small bridge on Dhom dam backwater-Washivali-Vasole and finally to Tupewadi.----------------------------------------------------------------------------This fort is situated close to the picturesque Hill Station of Mahabaleshwar in the Satara District near Wai, and can be seen from the Pasarani Ghat. This fort is seen in the background in the movies 'Swades' and 'Being Cyrus'. Despite this proximity to one of the most famous tourist spots in Maharashtra, this fort is not very well known. Surrounded by the waters of the Dhom Dam on 3 sides, this fort is covered with thick forests at the top.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------History :The builder of the fort is unknown. During Maratha times, Kamalgad, Pandavgad and other forts in the area were administered by a mokasaddar from Bijapur. Early documents written in now defunct Modi script of the Marathi language refer to the fort as 'Kattalgad'. A detailed study of these documents is underway. In April 1818, Kamalgad surrendered after resistance to a British detachment commanded by a Major Thatcher. Under the British, it was used to execute prisoners of war.Sightseeing :The fort covers a flat area, 3-4 acres in size. It is surrounded by steep rock and c... Read more
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 06:01 AM PST
'Mesmerizing Leh'       "A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." ― Albert Einstein   Get ready to live beauty of snow covered Himalayan ranges, rugged dusty mountains, blue water, lush green landscapes around along with very high spiritual values… the heaven on earth!!   We at Mumbai Green Chapter invite you all to 'Mesmerizing Leh'… this June 2016.     Tour Plan:   Day 1: Arrival at Srinagar (17-Jun-16) Arrive in Srinagar and proceed to the hotel. Visit to Dal Lake. Overnight stay in Srinagar   Day 2: Srinagar to Kargil (18-Jun-16) After breakfast, proceed to Kargil via Srinagar Leh Highway. Enjoy a short halt at Sonmarg (Known as gateway to Ladakh & the Meadow of Gold) to admire the views. One can enjoy a pony ride to Thajiwas glacier. Notice the gradual change in the colours of the mountains as you travel to Kargil. Cross the Zojila pass & Drass region. Visit the Zojila War memorial & Kargil War memorial on the way to pay tribute to the Indian Army. It was in this very region in which the Indian Army fought and won the famous war of Kargil. Take some memorable snaps of Tololing, Tiger Hill and the war memorial in Drass. Overnight stay in Kargil   Day 3: Kargil to Leh (19-Jun-16) After an early breakfast, proceed to Leh. En route, visit Mulbek (known for its huge Buddha Statue) and Lamayuru monastery (The oldest monastery in Ladakh). Admire the confluence of Indus – Zanskar Rivers and the effects of Magnetic Hill (Defiance of the law of gravity). Visit Gurudwara Patthar Sahib a... Read more
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 05:34 AM PST
  ⁠⁠⁠Greetings, We at MUMBAI GREEN CHAPTER invite you all to event Sprocket. You all must have identified it correct .. Let's experience a different night life of Mumbai .. When clouds moving in sky and cool breeze singing around .. When all Mumbaikars taking rest .. Let's do something different.. It's winter night cycling .. Let the Marine Drive air enter in blood ..let the hot tea freshen up you in the midnight ..Don't just live in Mumbai .. let the city live in you !! Route: Colaba- Marine Drive - Ambani House- Haji Ali- Worli sea face - Siddhivinayak- Colaba Registrations open .. Date 30 Jan 16 Start Time 11 PM Start Point : Colaba Expected Finish : 4 AM, 31 Jan 16 Return to 3rd pasta lane by same route. Event fees Rs. 700 non refundable (includes cycle rent, packed snacks, first aid) Transfer fees in account no below and drop a message Vivek Bharat Khade 000301557456 ICICI BANK Race Course Circle Vadodara Branch For registrations and more details contact .. Vivek 9004575139 If not reachable drop a text ..will come back to you !! See you there ... Yo !! Regards, Mumbai Green Chapter, Your connection with Green..   Things to carry: - Photo Identity Proof (Mandatory) A Water Bottle (Mandatory) Routine medicines (if any) A backpack to put all these things All participants are requested to wear comfortable clothes for cycling and avoid wearing pants which are loose on bottom. Disclaimer: No midway back out during the ride if you want you can drop the cycles on starting point on your own expenses.There might be alteration in the route as per the traffic situation, or any unforeseen situation though we will try to maintain it same as declared. Consumption of alcohol, tobacco or drugs in any form is strictly not allowed.We reserve right to disqualify any participant on spot for any misconduct/misbehaviour with other participants.Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care.The clu... Read more
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 02:54 AM PST
We EDAS have organized an adventurous and thrilling trek to Harishchandragad summit via Nalichivaat which is one of the toughest routes to the summit. This route includes climbing multiple rock patches which adds thrill to the trek and the view of Konkankada throughout the climb adds to the beauty of this trek. Though many people have reached the summit of Harishchandragad via other routes, but climbing via Nalichivaat turn outs to be a dream for many aspirants. It is also said that once a trekker climbs via Nalichivaat will always prefer to climb via Nalichivaat, thus calling it damn addictive route.   Now to talk about Harishchandragadwhich is famous for its height, its toughness and the famous "KonkanKada". It is also well known for its breath taking view. The fort is very popular for trekkers and nature lovers as it is one of the best forts to trek. Going rightward of Harishchadra temple, there's a big SHIVA Linga which is completely surrounded by water. Its height from the base is five feet, and the water is waist-deep. It is quite difficult to reach the SHIVA Linga because the water is ice-cold. So gear up to explore the mysteries of the wild and test your limits bcoz its only when you test your limits you know who you really are!   Trek Name: Harishchandragad via NalichiVaat Seats:  30 Fees: 1450 Grade: Medium but thrilling and technical Category: Trekking & Camping   Base Village: Belpada Dates: 6th &7th Feb, 2016.   What all are included in above cost. 1.     Transport From KalyanStn Till Belpada(ST or Jeep as per availability) 2.     2 Breakfasts 3.     1 lunch 4.     Evening Tea 5.     1 Dinner 6.     Hi Tea (On last day during return trip)) 7.     Return ST or Jeep (As per availability) fare till Kalyan 8.     First Aid 9.     Gear Charges and expertise cost.   What all are not included in this cost.        Anything that is not mentioned above is not included.    Itinerary  05thFeb 2016 – Late Night 21:30 hrs – Meet at Kalyan ST bus stand (Opp. ... Read more

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