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  • MumbaiRangers: Night Trek to Siddhagad on 13th March 2016 (Leaving on 12th Night)
  • Trekking With Birdy - Trek To Chinchoti 21 February 2016
  • WTA..Camping & Night Trek to Kalawantin & Prabalgad On 12 & 13 March 2016
  • Small Steps Adventures: Trek to Harishchandra fort & Camping on 20-21st Feb'16
  • Tattva's - Night Trek to Mahuli leaving 20th Feb 2016
  • Tattva Adventures- Visit to Arnala Sea fort 20th March 2016
  • Vatsaru Trekkers: Trek to Ratangad [27th - 28th February 2016]
  • Tattva Adventures Scuba Diving Special Malvan tour on 8th to 10th April 2016 (Leaving on 7th night)
  • Vatsaru Trekkers: Vasota Fort Jungle Trek [20th – 21st February 2016]
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 01:18 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Night Trek to Siddhagad on 13th March 16 (Leaving on 12th Night) Type : Hill fortFort Range : AlibagHeight : 3232 Feet above MSL (Approx)Base Village: Uchale / NarivaliDifficulty : Medium (4-5 hrs trek)Trek Leader: Amit Bhadouria. Siddhagad is situated in between two know trekking destination Bhimashankar and Gorakhgad, Sidhhagad is known for its wonderful forest and a bit of thrilling patch towards the end. There isn't much to see on the fort except few remnants. However, the trek as such is very much enjoyable. Here we can see few remnants of the fort that was battled over between British and Maratha army, a Lord Shiva Temple, few broken cannons, few water cisterns etc. From top of Siddhagad, one can see Karnala, Manikgad, Kothaligad, Bhimashankar, Gorakhgad and Machindragad. This place is also known in Indian Freedom movement as two freedom fighters (Bhai Kotwal and Hiraji Patil) were shot dead at this place by British on 2nd Jan 1943. The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:Leaving 12th Mar, Saturday Night :Meeting Point :Pritam Hotel Dadar East @11.00 pmPikcup Point : Thane Nitin Junction Below Bridge @11.45 pmReach Uchale @ 3:30 am, Start our Trek @04:00amReach Siddhgad MachiBreakfast @6:00am.Start Siddhagad Balekilla Ascend @ 7:00amReach Siddhagad Top @ 9:00am, Explore The Fort.Reach Siddhagad Machi @ 12:00pmLunch at Siddhagad Machi.Trek Back till Base.Start Return Journey towards MumbaiReach Dadar @ 08:30pm Expenses for the Trek is 9500 /- which is inclusive of Mumbai to Mumbai transportation in private (Non-A/c) bus, Morning Breakfast & Tea, Lunch, Guide, Mumbai Rangers Administration Charges if any.. For Registration call us:Amit Bhadouria :9819299164Registration accepted only through phone call.. Important things to carry :Water Bottle (3 ltrs)Compulsory Torch with Extra batteries,Electrol 1 packWarm Cloth , Extra Pair of ClothesMosquito Repellent CreamSome ready to eat snacks biscuits waffers etcCameraCapMedic... Read more
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 10:57 AM PST
Departure: 21 February 16 Grade: Easy Charges: Rs 450/- per person, Charges include: Public Transport, Breakfast, and Tea, We will meet at Andheri Station Andheri 7:15 am Naigaon Station 8:00 am After breakfast we will going base village by Rixa We will Start trek about 09.30 am After Lunch we will return for base village Return: Bombay about 7 pm Please carry  3 Ltr Water, Pack Lunch and Sun cap. For more details : Birdy - Mobile 7588703281 / 8976003281 / 9223403281 For confirmation lease call me after 7 pm For registration please transfer Rs 450/- per head in the following A/c:- and inform me Bank detail Name: TREKKING WITH BIRDY Type: Current Account Bank name : I D B I Bank Bank branch : FORT Branch Bank account number : 0452102000010715 IFSC code for bank : IBKL0000452 Once payment is done, please send an email to birdy@trekkingwithbirdy.com with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell Number. and call me on my Mobile www.trekkingwithbirdy.com ... Read more
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 07:25 AM PST
We at Wild Trek Adventure & Outdoors Pvt Ltd ,Invites You All For "Camping & Night Trek to Kalawantin & Massive Prabalgad " On 12 & 13  March 2016 Info about the Trek: Max.Height: 2320 ft. Grade : Medium Endurance:Medium Location: Panvel Dist:raigad Kalavantin buruj: Kalavantin Durg is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai-Pune road. The fort top commands an excellent view of the surroundings with Prabal in the front. Matheran, Chanderi, Shrimallang, Irshal Karnala, Manikgad, etc can be easily identified. Kalavantin durg is a adjoining hill (pinnacle) to prabalgad. The trek which begins from base village thakurwadi, takes about 3 hours and requires trekkers to climb rock-cut stairs through a steep slope. Reaching Kalavantin Durg is relatively a tough affair . Prabalgad: one of the biggest forts in sahaydri ranges. Even bigger than Harishchandra gad. With huge platue on the top. Even today one can go and explore it. It has two caves which can be accessed with spacious rooms within it, Matherans one tree hill, echo point, louiesa point, and sun set points can be seen from the fort, below the fort Salman khans, and Dilip vengserkar Bunglows with swimming pool can be seen. history:Around 1458 Malik Ahmad, prime minister of the kingdom of Ahmednagar, took over the fort during his conquest of Konkan.The fort was conquered by Shivaji maharaj from Mughals in the year 1658. After establishing himself in Kalyan-Bhivandi area, Shivaji maharaj forces attacked the fort then governed by Kesar Singh, a Mughal sardar.On seeing the signs of defeat Kesar Singh along with all the ladies in the fort committed suicide to save themselves from being dishonoured in the hands of enemy. In spite of Kesar Singh's orders, his mother hid herself along with her grandchild. Shivaji maharaj in an act of kindness made sure the lady and the kid were allowed a safe passage. In the year 1826 Umaji Naik, a freedom fighter, and his associates are believed to have made t... Read more
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 06:08 AM PST
"Small Steps - Dream Trek to Harishchandra fort &  Camping under open sky " ----------------------------------------------✅ When :- Date :20-21St Feb 2016          (Sat-Sun)-----------------------------------------------✅ Where to meet?  √ Meeting Point = 6.30 am - 7am, at Kalyan Station on 20-feb ) √ Return to Kalyan - on 21 St Feb 2016 By 4-5 pm approx. -----------------------------------------------✅ What activities ? √ Adventure Activities like    (= Camping + Trekking )-------------------------------------------------✅ How much:- √ Cost = Rs 1600/ including ( food + private vechicle + all activities+ tent  stay ) -------------------------------------------------✅ How to register ? One has to pay Rs 1000/- in advance to book d seat. (Call/ whtsapp for queries)Yogi- 9970377855Ravi - 7738073691Sushant- 9769382074-------------------------------------------------Social Links: fb.com/smallstepsss Web- www.smallstepsadventures.com =======================√ Payment details: NOTE:1) While online transfer, please provide your name in notes section. Name: Small Steps AdventuresA/c type: Current accountBank: IDBIA.c no.: 1043102000005333Ifsc code. IBKL0001043Branch: KAMOTHE... Read more
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 04:40 AM PST
Mahuli FortType : Hill FortHeight : 2815 feet approxRegion : ThaneGrade: Medium Mahuli Fort:Mahuli-Fort is a beautiful mountain terrain located in the outskirts of Thane District of Maharashtra. Situated at a height of 2,815 feet, the destination is surrounded by dense forest, which is declared as a natural reserve. The history of Mahuli-Fort is marked with various events dating back to the 15th century. In 1485, the fort was under the rule of the Nizam Shahi Dynasty. When Shahaji Raje became the secretary of Nijamshahi, Mughals of Delhi tried to end Nijamshahi. In 1635-36, Shahaji Raje transferred himself with Jijabai and Shivaji Maharaj to Mahuli. When Khan Jaman attacked the fort, Shahaji asked Portuguese for help, who refused and Shahaji surrendered.Shivaji Maharaj took this fort from Mughals on 8 Jan 1658. In 1661 it was given back and was won again by Shivaji Maharaj. In treaty of Purandar, in 1665, Marathas lost these forts again. In Feb 1670, Shivaji Maharaj tried to conquer Mahuli, but failed, Manohardas Gaud, was the in charge of the fort. A thousand Marathas were killed. Manohardas Gaud, soon gave up his position and Alveerdi Beg took over. On 16 June 1670, after two months, Moropant Pingle conquered the forts and Mahuli, Bhandargad and Palasgad became part of Swarajya. Till 1817, Shivaji Maharaj's dynasty owned the fort but later on it was controlled by the British Raj.--------------------------------------------------------------------------The tentative itinerary for the Night Trek starting 20th Feb 2016 is as given below:We will be starting with the Kasara Semi-Fast Local (time-table given below)Train TimingCST – Kasara Semi-Fast LocalCST – 10:50pmByculla – 10:57pmDadar – 11:05pmKurla – 11:13pmGhatkopar – 11:18pmThane – 11:34pmDombivali – 11:57pmKalyan – 12:07pmAsangaon - 12:41pm****Missing the train means missing the event .--------------------------------------------------------------------------Reach the base village by 01:45 AMRest, play games/fun... Read more
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 01:41 AM PST
Arnala Fort Grade – Very Easy   Arnala Fort is located approximately 8 miles North of Vasai. It is built on a small island off the Arnala port. Since the fort is built on an island and surrounded on all sides by water it is also known as "Jaldurg" or "Janjire Arnala" Portuguese called the island "Ilha das vacas". Before the Portuguese control of the island, the island was controlled by the Muslim rulers of Gujarat.   The island is near the mouth of Vaitarna river and the Portuguese used it to observe and control shipping and navigation along the western coast. The Portuguese captain of Bassein donated the island to a Portuguese nobleman. The nobleman tore down the old fort and began construction of 700 foot by 700 foot fort. The fort was never completed by the nobleman but remained under Portuguese control. it remained under Portuguese control for two centuries, who used it to control shipping and navigation along the northern Konkan coast.   The Marathas controlled the fort until 1817 when, during the third British-Maratha war, despite successfully defending the fort, they were forced to surrender the fort to the British due to their superior naval power. The Arnala and Bassien forts were returned to the Marathas by the British in the treaty of Salabai, but the forts again changed hands under the treaty of Pune. Today the fort is in a state of disrepair.   We will be starting with the Fast Train from Churchgate to Virar (Time table given below)   Churchgate – Virar Fast Local   Churchgate – 06:37 am Mumbai Central – 06:47 am Dadar – 06:54 am Bandra – 06;59 am Andheri – 07:08 am Borivali – 07:22 am Virar – 08:02 am   Missing the train means missing the trek   Breakfast at Virar Move to Arnala Village by Local Transport Travel by Ferry till Arnala Island Fort. Reach Arnala Fort by 9 am Explore the Fort Lunch Break Return Back to Arnala Village by Ferry at 5 pm Reach Virar Station by 6 pm Reach Mumbai by 8... Read more
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 01:40 AM PST
Vatsaru Trekking Club is glad to invite you all for the trek to Ratangad [27th - 28th February 2016] Information about Trek:Ratangad is a fort in Ratan Wadi, Maharashtra, overlooking the locale of Bhandardara, one of the oldest artificial catchment areas. It has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called 'Nedhe' or 'Eye of the Needle'. The base village Ratanwadi has an Amruteshwar temple which is famous for its carvings. The main attraction at Ratanwadi is the Amruteshwar temple dating back to the Hemadpant Era - roughly from the eighth century.One can see the Bhandardara Dam, Sandhan Valley, Alan, Madan, Kulang, Ajobagad & Kalsubai this range comes under the Kalasubai-Harishchandragad wildlife sanctuary. Height: 1297 Mtrs – 4255 FeetGrade: MediumBase Village: RatanwadiGroup: Vatsaru Trekkers & Traveler Club.Fees: 1000Rs. (Pune To Pune) Itinerary27th February 2016 Saturday night : Meeting point Omkareshwar Temple Pune at 11.00 PM.Overnight journey towards base village by private vehicle.28th February 2016 Sunday, early morning 5:30 AM reach base village. Freshen up, Breakfast, Prepare & get ready for trek. Introduction round & starts trek by 6.30 AM.A top summit at 9.00 AM. Photography & Exploration.Start descending at 11:00AM. Reach base. Freshen up & lunch time. Start return journey by 02.00 PM (Tentative). Reach Pune by 7.00 PM (Tentative).Cost 1000 Rs includes: Private vehicle transport (Non AC) from Pune to Pune. 1BreakFast/Tea, 1 Lunch & Evening tea. Expertise charges & first aid.Payment detail:Account holder name: Sarang SaliIDBI Bank account Number: 0007104000703901Branch: FC Road, PuneIFSC code: IBKL0000007One need to deposit full payment before event. Booking on first come first serve basis. Limited seats.Things to carry:•Torch•Water bottle 2 litters (Compulsory).•Good trekking shoes (Compulsory)•A pair of extra cloths & socks - Optional•Hat, Goggle, Camera, Binoculars – Optional •some ready to ea... Read more
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 01:37 AM PST
Tattva Adventures has arranged a tour to Konkan , Scuba Diving, Water sports and visit to beaches and Temples of Konkan on 8th 9th 10th April 2016 (Leaving on 7th Night Thursday)   Note : 8th April is a Holiday for Gudi padva   Sindhudurga fort:   Sindhudurg is a fort which occupies an islet in the Arabian Sea, just off the coast of Maharashtra in western India. The fortress lies on the shore of Malvan town of Sindhudurg District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra.       Scuba Diving :   Scuba diving is nothing but swimming underwater while using self-contained breathing equipment. By carrying a source of compressed air, the scuba diver is able to stay underwater longer than with the simple breath-holding techniques and is not hindered by air-lines to a remote air source. The scuba diver typically swims underwater by using fins attached to the feet.   You will get a perfect opportunity to try Scuba diving or snorkelling in Malvan. The waters are warm, clear & full of varied marine-life guaranteeing some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling holidays anywhere in Indian subcontinent. Southern region of Sindhudurg fort is the primary location of snorkeling site in Maharashtra. This makes paradise a potential diving destination of India.     Tarkarli Beach: Tarkarli is a narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters, located at the convergence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. It is 546 KMs away from Mumbai, 6 kms. south of Malvan, on the west coast of India. This place has gained prominence because of its transparently clear seas, where on a fairly sunny day; one can see the sea- bed up to a depth of 20 feet. This beach can be rightly called as 'Queen Beach' of Sindhudurg.     Rameshwar Temple: Achara boasts the historical temple of Lord Shiva; popularly known as 'inamdar Shri Dev Rameshwar' Architecture of the temple is grand and spectacular.     Kunkeshwar Temple: Kunkeshwar is blessed with 700 meter ... Read more
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 01:29 AM PST
Vatsaru Trekking Club is glad to invite you all for Vasota Fort Jungle Trek [20th – 21st February 2016] Information about Trek:Vasota Fort is situated in dense forests surrounded by river. It is also known as Vyaghragad. It's believed that a disciple of Vasishtha, a sage by the name Agasti, came to reside on a mountain on the banks of river Koyana. He named the mountain after his mentor. Later the mountain was fortified and converted into a military station. This fort is so remote that rarely there used to be any military action here hence it was used as resting place for army which has returned from the war during Maratha era.This trek is counted as one of the best treks in Sahyadri. Being situated in the Koyna WLS, it offers amazing surprizes for wildlife lovers. The trek through the dense forest makes you forget the distance you cover.Height: 1171 Mtrs – 3842 FeetGrade: MediumBase Village: BamnoliGroup: Vatsaru Trekkers & Traveler Club.Fees: 1400Rs. (Pune To Pune) Itinerary20th February 2016 Saturday night: Meeting point Omkareshwar Temple Pune at 10.30 PM.Departure from Pune at 11.00 PMNon stop journey to Bamnoli by private vehicle.21st February 2016 Sunday, early morning wakeup call at 6 AM Fresh up, breakfast and get ready for trek by 7am after forest permissions departure by boats and reach Fort BaseIntroduction round & starts trek Visit Vasota Fort, lunch & Photography.Start descending around 2.30pmTake return boat to Bamnoli, Reach around 5.00 PM Freshen up and Start return journey Reach Pune by 10.30 PM (Tentative).Cost 1400 Rs includes: Private vehicle transport (Non AC) from Pune to Pune. Boat Transport, Forest FeesTea/Breakfast, Packed Lunch, evening tea on SundayExpertise charges & first aid.Payment detail:Account holder name: Sarang SaliIDBI Bank account Number: 0007104000703901Branch: FC Road, PuneIFSC code: IBKL0000007One need to deposit full payment before event. Booking on first come first serve basis. Limited seats.Things to carry... Read more

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