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  • MumbaiRangers Night Trek to Prabalgad Fort on 13 Mar 2016 leaving 12 night
  • Mumbairangers: Night Trek to Kothaligad on 6 Mar 2016 leaving 5 Mar Sat night
  • GetOut Outdoors - Trek to Alang & Madan
  • Cycle Ride to Aarey Colony with MumbaiRangers on 20 Mar 2016 Sunday Morning
  • Cycle Ride to Aarey Colony with MumbaiRangers on 13 Mar 2016 Sunday Morning
  • Cycle Ride to Aarey Colony with MumbaiRangers on 06 Mar 2016 Sunday Morning
  • WEEKEND BIKE RIDE TO VELAS & HARIHARESHWAR on 12th-13th March 2016 with MUMBAI TRAVELLERS
  • MUMBAI TRAVELLERS: SANGLA VALLEY OFFBEAT TOUR on 30th April to 07th May 2016
  • MUMBAI TRAVELLERS : BERA LEOPARD EXPEDITION on 25th-27th March 2016
  • MUMBAI TRAVELLERS : BHUTAN : THE LAND OF THUNDERS on 13th-22nd May 2016
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 11:10 PM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Night Trek to Prabalgad Fort on 13 Mar 2016 leaving 12 night Prabalgad Fort is located between Matheran and Panvel in the Indian state of Maharashtra, at an elevation of 2300 feet in the Western Ghats.It was built on a plateau very close to Matheran, but unlike Matheran it does not have a good source of water. It was known as Muranjan untilit was taken over and renamed by the Maratha forces under Shivaji's rule. The fort contains a temple to Ganesh and some stone ruins. Its sisterfort is Irshalgad. The Ulahas River runs to the east of the fort. The Gadhi River, and the Chanderi and Peb forts are to the west. To the south isthe Patalganga River, and Manikgad and to the north is the Karnala fort. Some info about the fort: Type : Hill fortsPlace : PrabalGadLocation: Near panvelElevation : 2300 ftDifficulty: MediumTrek Leader : Swapnil. Detail Plan : @00:48 AM Reach Pavel station@02:00 AM Reach Base Village in TumTum@02:30 AM After Introduction Round depart for Prabalgad top@05:30 AM Prabalgad Top.@06:00 AM Descend.@08:00 AM Back to Base Village & Breakfast Tea at base village Sunday morning.@09:00 AM Start Return Journey to Panvel Station..@10:00 AM Reach Mumbai Train Timing :CST – Panvel Slow LocalCST – 11:30pmVadala Road – 11:48pmKurla – 11:58pmVashi – 00:17amPanvel – 00:48am (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:THINGS TO CARRY-1. Compulsory – Good trekking shoes2. Compulsory – Water (2 ltrs) Electrol3. Compulsory – Torch With extra batteries4. Optional – Camera, Cap, etc.,Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.A haversack to put in all the things mentioned above Expenses for the Trek is 600/- per person. Travel expenditure from Panvel to Panvel, Morning Breakfast Tea, Guide & Mumbai Rangers Ex... Read more
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 09:54 PM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Night Trek to Kothaligad Peth Fort on 6 Mar 2016 leaving 5 Mar Sat night Kothaligad (also called Kotligad or Kothligad) is a small Fort (3100 ft) is situated to the east of Karjat near Karjat-Murbad Road in the Indianstate of Maharashtra. It is one of the famous treks in the Karjat area, because of its small height and easy climbing. It is also known as theFort of Peth because of its vicinity to Peth village at its base. There is a small temple and large cave at the base and a chimney like tunnel to the topof the fort. This pinnacle is carved from inside forming a staircase reaching the top. There is a tank of water at some distance from the cave and another one at the top of the fort. This tunnel is the high point of the trek, with its funnel like structure and steps along the inside in a steep ascent to the very top. Some info about the fort: Type : Hill fortsFort Range : KarjatDistrict : RaigadGrade : EasyHeight : 3100 ft.BaseVillage: PethTrek Leader : Nishant Seth. Detail Plan : Reach Karjat stationTravel in TumTum till Base VillageIntroduction RoundStart Trekking around 02.00 at nightBack to Base Village around 07.30Breakfast Tea at base village sunday morningStart Return Journey to Karjat Station.Reach Mumbai around 11.00am Train TimingCST – Khopoli Fast LocalCST – 10:04pmByculla – 10:11pmDadar – 10:18pmKurla – 10:26pmGhatkopar – 10:30pmThane – 10:46pmDombivali – 10;58pmKalyan – 11:05pmNeral – 11:39pm.KARJAT – 11:56pm (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:THINGS TO CARRY-1. Compulsory – Good trekking shoes2. Compulsory – Water (2 ltrs) Electrol3. Compulsory – Torch With extra batteries5. Optional – Camera, Cap, etc.,6. Some Snacks like biscuits chips etc Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.A h... Read more
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 08:58 PM PST
Alang Fort (also Alangad) is a fort in Nashik district, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the three forts, the others being Madangad and Kulang, in the Kalsubai range of the Western Ghats. They are the most difficult to reach forts in Nasik District. A dense forest cover make these treks difficult. These three forts are a little neglected due to very heavy rains in the area and a difficult confusing path to the forts. Madangad is a fort in the Nashik region of Maharashtra, India in the Kalsubai range. Fee - :1800/- Per Head Last day of Registration - : 24th Feb,2016 Limited Seats To book your Entries you have deposite the amount on below bank a/c details Name -: GetOut Outdoors Bank -: HDFC Bank Branch - Dwa...rka, Nashik Current A/C A/C No -: 50200016379965 IFSC Code - HDFC0002802 Fee -: 1800₹ please confirm by sms once money deposited to Ashwin - 9730022060 Contact -:Akshay - 9960803452 Nitin - 9766497133 (Pune) Ashwin - 9730022060 Schedule for the Trek -: Day 1- 27th February - We will meet sharp at 5.00 am @ Mumbai Naka (Nashik,Hotel Kinara) from Mumbai naka we will proceed towards Udadavane villege (Base of Alang Fort) by arranged vehicles. 8.30 am - will reach Udadavane villege and have breakfast (needs to carry by Participants) 9.00 am - we will start our trek towards Alang Fort (approx. 4Hrs to 5Hrs) (small climbing patch) 2.00 pm - we will reach Caves of alang fort (Our stay for Day 1). (Tea & Snacks) Day 1 - Alang fort Visit followed by Dinner.   Day2 – 28th February. 7.00 am - Early is the Morning We will start proceeding towards Alang rappelling Patch having Tea & breakfast. 12.00 pm - we will reach madan Fort top. We will have lunch and fort visit. 01.30 pm - we will start descending towards Ambewadi villege. 04.30 pm - we will reach Ambewadi villege and immediately proceed towards Nashik by arranged vehicles.   Pune Participants - can leave by last bus from Shivajinagar (Pune) to Nashik on Friday 26th feb,2016 . Please get in touch wi... Read more
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 09:36 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you for Cycle Ride to Aarey Colony with MumbaiRangers on 20 Mar 2016 Sunday MorningAarey Milk Colony established in 1949 is situated in Goregaon East, a suburb of Mumbai. It has gardens, a nursery, lakes, an observation pavilion,picnic facilities, and milk plants.The colony is spread over 16 square kilometres (4,000 acres) and is located off the Western Express Highway. Among the attractions in it are Chhota Kashmirwith a lake and a picnic spot. The colony has restaurants and gardens and an observation pavilion. It is also used for film shootings.As we Cycle in an around we can spot buffaloes, hay stacks, calves and derelict homes. The lake is unmissable, and we see people sedately paddlingin paddleboats around the lake.The uphill road is past the Aarey Police Chowk. When you get there you are met with a children's park and gardens that are at different levels.There is enough of greenery to wander around, and many places where you can spread a mat and roll out a picnic basket.The lanes inside the park are leafy and shady.Go Green With MumbaiRangers Say no to Pollution Ride A Cycle Be Healthy.Here we will see Aarey Colony But on Cycle this time. So come Be a part of it and Enjoy it to the fullest. Ride to the beautiful gardens, a nursery, lakes,an observation pavilion, picnic Spots, and milk plantsroute of Mumbai on cycle.Some Information about the Cycle RideCategory : CyclingLevel : EasyDuration : Sunday early morning 6:30AmTotal Ride of approximately 18 to 20 KmsDisclaimer :-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:Oberoi Mall Goregaon East Sharp 06.30amCollect CyclesStart Riding CyclesAarey colonyRest And Fun time near LakeIf Time Permits Will do Boating In LakeRide Back to Oberoi MallHandover the cycle and Ride Ends 10.00amTour Concludes with Happy MemoriesTour Cost : R... Read more
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 09:18 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you for Cycle Ride to Aarey Colony with MumbaiRangers on 13 Mar 2016 Sunday MorningAarey Milk Colony established in 1949 is situated in Goregaon East, a suburb of Mumbai. It has gardens, a nursery, lakes, an observation pavilion,picnic facilities, and milk plants.The colony is spread over 16 square kilometres (4,000 acres) and is located off the Western Express Highway. Among the attractions in it are Chhota Kashmir with a lake and a picnic spot. The colony has restaurants and gardens and an observation pavilion. It is also used for film shootings.As we Cycle in an around we can spot buffaloes, hay stacks, calves and derelict homes. The lake is unmissable, and we see people sedately paddling in paddleboats around the lake.The uphill road is past the Aarey Police Chowk. When you get there you are met with a children's park and gardens that are at different levels.There is enough of greenery to wander around, and many places where you can spread a mat and roll out a picnic basket.The lanes inside the park are leafy and shady.Go Green With MumbaiRangers Say no to Pollution Ride A Cycle Be Healthy.Here we will see Aarey Colony But on Cycle this time. So come Be a part of it and Enjoy it to the fullest. Ride to the beautiful gardens, a nursery, lakes,an observation pavilion, picnic Spots, and milk plantsroute of Mumbai on cycle.Some Information about the Cycle RideCategory : CyclingLevel : EasyDuration : Sunday early morning 6:30AmTotal Ride of approximately 18 to 20 KmsDisclaimer :-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:Oberoi Mall Goregaon East Sharp 06.30amCollect CyclesStart Riding CyclesAarey colonyRest And Fun time near LakeIf Time Permits Will do Boating In LakeRide Back to Oberoi MallHandover the cycle and Ride Ends 10.00amTour Concludes with Happy MemoriesTour Cost :... Read more
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 09:04 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you for Cycle Ride to Aarey Colony with MumbaiRangers on 06 Mar 2016 Sunday MorningAarey Milk Colony established in 1949 is situated in Goregaon East, a suburb of Mumbai. It has gardens, a nursery, lakes, an observation pavilion,picnic facilities, and milk plants.The colony is spread over 16 square kilometres (4,000 acres) and is located off the Western Express Highway. Among the attractions in it are Chhota Kashmirwith a lake and a picnic spot. The colony has restaurants and gardens and an observation pavilion. It is also used for film shootings.As we Cycle in an around we can spot buffaloes, hay stacks, calves and derelict homes. The lake is unmissable, and we see people sedately paddlingin paddleboats around the lake.The uphill road is past the Aarey Police Chowk. When you get there you are met with a children's park and gardens that are at different levels.There is enough of greenery to wander around, and many places where you can spread a mat and roll out a picnic basket.The lanes inside the park are leafy and shady.Go Green With MumbaiRangers Say no to Pollution Ride A Cycle Be Healthy.Here we will see Aarey Colony But on Cycle this time. So come Be a part of it and Enjoy it to the fullest. Ride to the beautiful gardens, a nursery, lakes,an observation pavilion, picnic Spots, and milk plantsroute of Mumbai on cycle.Some Information about the Cycle RideCategory : CyclingLevel : EasyDuration : Sunday early morning 6:30AmTotal Ride of approximately 18 to 20 KmsDisclaimer :-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:Oberoi Mall Goregaon East Sharp 06.30amCollect CyclesStart Riding CyclesAarey colonyRest And Fun time near LakeIf Time Permits Will do Boating In LakeRide Back to Oberoi MallHandover the cycle and Ride Ends 10.00amTour Concludes with Happy MemoriesTour Cost : R... Read more
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 04:46 AM PST
About the Tour : Velas is a small hamlet in Ratnagiri district which is nearer to very famous Bankot Fort. Earlier Velas was known as a birth place of Nana Phadnis. It has a long and pristine sea face too but since last few years velas came up in a limelight because of Turtle Festival held by local villagers and an NGO called Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra. This is the reason why people come to velas as they are interested to witness the beginning of life journey of small Olive Ridley baby turtles. Besides this, Velas is also famous for its simple home stays and delicious konkani food. During this ride we are also visiting some nearby places like Bankot Fort, Harihareshwar Temple and beach. Come and experience a soothing weekend in Konkan with us. Note: Sighting of Olive Ridley Turtle is a matter of luck as its natural phenomenon and we cannot go beyond nature. We are not committed to show these turtles but we will surely visit the site and take the chance. rest is all luck !   Outing Date : 12th-13th March 2016 Category : Biking Level : Easy Duration : 01 Night / 02 Days   1. Scenic beach of velas 2. Probable sighting of olive ridley sea turtles 3. Bankot fort visit 4. Delicious Konkani food 5. Home stay in Velas   Day-1 : Assemble at Kalamboli McDonalds at 07:00 am. Brief about the ride along with instruction and introduction. Start riding towards Velas . En route breakfast. Visit Bankot Fort. Lunch upon arrival in Velas. Evening visit beautiful beach of Velas. Overnight at Home stay in Velas.   Day-2 : Early morning again visit Velas beach for Olive Ridley Turtles sighting. Post breakfast start riding towards Harihareshwar via Bagmandla ferry boat. Lunch at Harihareshwar. Post lunch start riding towards Mumbai. Late evening arrival at Mumbai.   Tour Cost : Rs. 2,100/- per person For Registered Members : Rs. 2,000/-per members   Inclusions : 1. Meals for Saturday & Sunday (except Sunday dinner) 2. Accommodation ... Read more
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 04:44 AM PST
Explore the Offbeat-Sangla Valley !!     About the Tour : The unique offbeat -Sangla Valley starts 57 km short of Kalpa which has been named after a beautiful & popular village Sangla. Sangla is situated on the right bank of Baspa river 17 kms. from Karcham. Journey from Karcham onwards is enjoyable and adventurous throughout the valley. The natural scenery all around and the eternal snow view are picturesque and charming. It is also known as Baspa Valley since Baspa river flows through this area. This is the most charming valley in the entire District of Kinnaur.     Outing Date : 30th April to 07th May 2016 Category : Special Tour Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days   Outing Schedule : 29th April 2016 – Friday : Mumbai to Chandigarh Leave by Train (Paschim Express). Overnight Journey to Chandigarh.     Day 1 – 30th April 2016 (Saturday) : Chandigarh to Shimla Arrive at Chandigarh. Pick up and Transfer to Shimla. Reach Shimla and Overnight Stay at Shimla.     Day 2 – 01st May 2016 (Sunday) : Shimla to Kalpa This morning after breakfast drive to Kalpa. Enroute visit Recong Peo. This place is named after the people who used to own it and is also the district headquarters of Kinnaur. Evening reach Kalpa and overnight stay is at Kalpa.     Day 3 – 02nd May 2016 (Monday) : Kalpa Sight-seeing Today, after breakfast, visit Rogi and Chini Village. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Kinner Kailash from these places. Late afternoon, return to the Hotel and overnight stay at Kalpa.     Day 4 – 03rd May 2016 (Tuesday) : Kalpa to Sangla Valley This morning after breakfast drive to Sangla Valley. Enroute Visit Kamroo Fort and Rakcham village and Overnight Stay at Sangla.     Day 5- 04th May 2016 (Wednesday) : Sangla Valley to Chitkul and back to Sangla Valley Morning, after breakfast, drive to Chitkul. This place is located on the banks of Baspa River and is the last inhabited village near the Indo-Tibet border. The I... Read more
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 04:42 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 2 : 25th-26th-27th March 2016   Category : Wildlife Duration : 02 Nights / 03 Days Train Suggestions: Mumbai to Jawai Bandh : Aravali Express – Train No. 19707 Jawai 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 ex... Read more
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 04:39 AM PST
Visit Bhutan – The Land of Thunder Dragons !!   About the Tour : Bhutan is a combination of splendid natural beauty, rich flora & fauna & affluent cultural heritage. The Bhutanese have safeguarded their ancient way of life, lifestyle, beautiful Dzongs, temples & houses with architecture found nowhere else in the world. Bhutan also known as Himalayan kingdom which has background of various mystery and magic. These are enough reasons to visit Bhutan I guess. So join us to explore the land of thunder dragon with Mumbai Travellers.   Outing Date : 13th-22nd May 2016 Category : Special Tours Type : Leisure / Offbeat Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days Highlights of the Tour 1. Thimphu: Capital of Bhutan 2. Dochu La: High Altitude Pass 3. Punakha: Punakha Dzong / Chhimi Lhakhang 4. Gangtey: One of the beautiful valley of Bhutan 5. Paro: Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest) 6. Chele La: Highest motor able road in Bhutan   Day-1: 13th May 2016 : NJP to Pheuntsholing (171 Kms / 05 hrs) Arrival at NJP Railway Stn OR Airport and proceed towards Pheuntsholing. Pheuntsholing is known as Getaway to Bhutan by road from India. It is a thriving commercial centre on the northern end of Indian Plains. On arrival check in Hotel. Overnight stay at Pheuntsholing.     Day-2: 14th May 2016 : Pheuntsholing – Thimphu (176 Kms / 06 hrs) After breakfast complete the immigration formalities and proceed towards Thimphu (7710 ft) The capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in Hotel. Evening visit Tashichho Dzong (fortress of the glorious religion). Overnight stay in Thimphu.     Day-3: 15th May 2016 : Thimphu Sightseeing After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) an ideal place for refreshing yourself. There is a huge plantation of Buddha on top of the Kuensel Phodrang , National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Monument . Post lunch visit Sangaygang View Point, Chongangkha Monastery, Taking preserve centre (The ... Read more

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