trekking 2007

Raigad-Shivtharghl-Sudhagad Trek 29-30th Sept 2007
Brief Introduction abt Raigad:-
Height:About 2900 ft
Time:~2 hrs from Pachad near Mahad
Location:Raigad Range

"Fort Raigad is much more than a mere tourist spot. It is a sacred place of pilgrimage, which has left an imprint of the grand vision of Hindavi Swarajya as cherished by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj."
Fort Raigad was the capital of the most illustrious Maratha sovereign,nurtured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.It is a monument of his prophetic vision of Hindavi Swarajya.
Fascinatng spots:
I m not going to mention here as they are so many. Just come & see

Brief Introduction about Shivtharghal:-
Height:About 3000 ft
Time:~15 minutes to the cavern from tar road, Base Village Shivthar
Shelter:Good lodging facilities by Shivthar Ghal Shree Sunder Math Samiti

Ascending the steps will reach the building constructed by 'Shivthar Ghal Shree Sunder math Samiti'.The organization has provided many facilities to all who come to this sacred place.They have maintained the sanctity of the place & keep it clean.In the main hall we see a portrait of Ramdas Swami. A small well-built path leads to the main cavern where Ramdas Swami used to meditate.This place is beyond our imagination. No words can describe its beauty.A waterfall outside the cavern adds to the beauty of the place.We can realize why Ramdas Swami chose this place to compose Dasbodha.
On the plateau above the cavern, there are remnants of the palace of Chandrarao More,the sworn enemy of Swarajya.Frm here we can have a glimpse of Rajgad, Raigad, Pratapgad & Torna.

Brief Introduction abt Sudhagad:-
Height:About 2030 ft
Time:~2 hrs, Base Village Pachhapur

The perimeter of the fort is quite big.There are many lakes on the fort.There is a palace of Pant Sachiv on the fort, where 50 people can stay comfortably.Also there is a temple of Bhorai Devi.Different kind of medicinal plants and trees can be seen in the surrounding forest

Journey Details:-

Programme Schedule:
Date: Leaving Mid-Night Friday September 28, 2007- Sunday 30th September 2007

Friday September 28, 2007
23:30 Hrs – Sanpada Railway Station on Mumbai-Goa Highway
Saturday September 29, 2007
04.30 Hrs – Pachad Base Village, Raigad Fort … Rest
06:00 Hrs – Ascend
07:30 Hrs – Atop Raigad
Exploration on fort till 16:30 Hrs
16:30 Hrs – Move towards Shivtharghal
18:00 Hrs – @ Shivtharghal – Stay here in Caves
Dinner Preparation either we will cook OR will give Shidha to disciples.
That will be as per their regulations.
Morning after having Arati there, we will move 2 wards Pali for Sudhgad fort
Sunday September 30, 2007
07:00 Hrs – Move 2wards Sudhagad
09:00 Hrs – @ Pachhapur, Base Village Sudhagad fort
11:00 Hrs – Atop Sudhagad
Exploration on Fort till 14:00 Hrs
For Lunch we will be back 2 Pali.
I am getting in touch with one of the Pujari of Asthvinayak temple for the food.
If not possible will opt for Hotel food for Lunch.

Visit 2 Asthvinayak temple, Relax till 17:30 Hrs.
20:30 Hrs – We will be @ Sanpada
Frm there 2 respective places

The Estimated expenditure is about Rs. 650 / -
This includes Transportation Charges (Sanpada to Sanpada); Morning & Evening Breakfast/Snacks, Tea; Lunch and Dinner. Whatever money remains will be returned back.

Advance Rs. 300/- for booking the vehicle is a must !!!

Things To Carry: -

A Water Bottle (~1.5 Ltrs)
Sleeping mat and a inflatable pillow (optional), Blanket
A towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
A spoon and a plate
Raincheater (Optional)
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
New Cells and a Good working Torch
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks

A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation Please reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil: 09869369836

Before Thursday 27th Sept, 6 PM

fee 1590
Person Interested in pench panchmari trek can contact through following sources
How to Apply
The members desire of joining from local unit may contact the following individuals.
Mob.No. Timing
Sampad Bose 09424313545 18:30 to 21:30
Sanjay Yadav 09229434801 18:30 to 21:30
Vishal Sahu 09826125504 11:00 to 12:00

Or apply on the registration form available from the units/state branches and national office .
Forms are also available in the site .
Enrolment form – For nonmembers
Registration Form
Medical Form
Forms can be printed and send dully filled on the address given below with the demand draft of participation fee drawn in favour of
The secretary
Youth Hostel Association Of India
Jabalpur unit. JABALPUR (MP)
C/O Sahu Digital Colour Lab
Shop No. 1 ,Russel Chowk, JABALPUR
Also check out the following website for details at state programme option at mp trekking option

Ranathmbhore Wildlife Tour in this November
Dear All
Ranthambore used to be the royal hunting place for the Maharajas of Jaipur in the earlier time. But todays it is the famous Tiger reserves of India. One of the best place to see such kind of majestic predators in the wild. Tiger can be seen in the day time with their normal schedule hunting their prey, taking care their young cubs and resting under a shrub.

Tour plan
Day 01 -- 14 NOV 2007
Departure for Ranathambhore National Park
Evening Departure for Ranathambhor by Jaipur Superfast Express at 6:50 pm

Day 02 -- 15 NOV 2007
Jungle Safari
Arrive Sawai Madhavpur at 11:30 am. Transfer to the Ranthambhor Forest Resort. After Lunch Jungle Safari to Ranthambore National Park and experience majestic wildlife. At evening 8:00 pm informative slideshow on wild habitat of Ranthambhor.
Campfire & overnight stay at the Ranthambhor forest resort.

Day 03 -- 16 NOV 2007
Jungle Safari
Leave for early monrning Jungle Safari. Return to resort for breakfast. Some free time for relaxation & shopping. After Lunch visit to mighty Ranthambhor Fort. After returning to the resort we shall enjoy Rajasthani Folk Dance and cultural show performed by local artists. Overnight stay at the forest resort.

Day 04 -- 17 NOV 2007
Visit to Ranthambore Fort
Leave for early monrning for Jungle Safari. After breakfast visit to the "Tiger Watch" the organization actively involved in anti-poaching activities in and around Ranathambhor National Park. Departure for Mumbai at Afternoon.

Day 05 -- 18 NOV 2007
Ranthambore - Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai at early morning with some wild memories.

Tour Cost : Per person Rs. 4,600.00 + Rail fare

Book early & Get 10% discount on tour cost
Also we provide discounts on group booking

You can register yourself on ---

Last tour pics click below link

Kaustubh Upadhye
Mob - 9819756684
Email -

Kalsubai with URJA - 23rd Sep
Hi All,

We've arranged trek to Kalsubai - highest peak in Maharashtra on 23rd September 2007.
Leaving Mumbai on 22nd September Night & returning on 23rd night.

Meeting point :- Thane Station (East) near Hotel Shivam on 22nd September at 11.30 pm

We'll start the journey to Bari, base village of Kalsubai by private bus from thane. Reach Bari, base village early in the morning & rest for a while. After early morning tea & breakfast, we'll begin the trek about 7.00 am & reach summit by 10.30-11. am. After lunch on summit, We’ll begin descend by 1.30 pm & reach Bari by 5.30-6. pm, have tea & leave for Mumbai & reach Thane between 10-11 pm.

Not much to see on summit except small temple of Kalsubai. Once can see Bhandardara valley & backwaters of Bhandardara dam & many forts in vicinity subject to clear weather.

Trek Cost :- 350/-
(Inclusive of Thane to Thane traveling charges by private bus, breakfast, morning & evening tea).

Things to carry :-

1. Good sack to pack all your belongings.
2. Lunch for the day.
3. Minimum 2 water bottles. (At least 1).
(Once we leave Bari, no water source in between till we come down again).
4. Extra pair of clothes to change.
5. Personal medicines.
6. Raincoat or Windcheeter (If you don’t want to enjoy rains)
7. Camera (Optional)
8. Umbrella for camera.
9. Do not carry excessive cash or wear costly ornaments

Smoking & consumption of liquor is strictly prohibited. Anyone found smoking or consuming alcohol will be expelled from trek there and then itself.

Advanced registration with full payment of trek charges needs to be done on or before 20th September 2007. Any requests received after trek is full will be entertained subject to availability of seats.

Contact :- Yatin – 09870492450
Deepali – 09820596182

Limited seats as one bus is already full, so hurry up..!!
Updated trek schedule :-

1) Kalsubai - 23rd September.
Kalsubai - 23 Sep 2007

Trek to the highest peak in Maharashtra..!!
Leaving Mumbai on 22nd September Night
Location :- Kalaubai Range.
Trek Cost :- 350/-
( Thane to Thane travelling expenses by private bus, morning-evening tea & breakfast.)
Category :- Medium
Last Date to Contact - 20 Sep 2007.

2) Raigad - 6-7 October
Raigad - 6-7 Oct 2007

The capital of Marathi Samrajya ..!!
A fort which witnessed so many important events in life of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Leaving Mumbai on 5th October Night
Location :- Raigad Range.
Trek Cost :- 600/-
( Mumbai to Mumbai travelling expenses, morning-evening tea,breakfast,lunch-dinner)
Category :- Medium
Last Date to Contact - 2 Oct 2007.

3) Janjira - 14 October
Janjira - 14 Oct 2007

The unbeaten sea fort near Murud.
Location :- Murud.
Trek Cost :- 350/-
( Thane to Thane travelling expenses by private bus, morning-evening tea & breakfast.)
Category :- Simple
Last Date to Contact - 11 Oct 2007.

Baglan Region Trek - 25 to 29 Dec 2007

A 5 days expedition to Baglan Region visiting 5 forts including Salher - highest fort in Maharashtra,Salota,Mulher,Mora,Hargad & 2 peaks of Mangi-Tungi.
Leaving Mumbai on 24th Dec night.
Location :- Selbari-Dolbari Range in Baglan region.
Trek Cost :- 1500/-
( Mumbai to Mumbai travelling expenses, morning-evening tea, breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.)
Category :- Medium
Last Date to Contact - 15 Dec 2007.

For furthur details visit :-

Let us know if you are interested.

Yatin Bhat
URJA - The Energy
401-B, Prafulla Paradise,
Behind Gagangiri Enclave,
Barave Road,
Khadakpada - Kalyan (West)

Phone No :- Yatin - 09870492450
E-Mail :-

Trek to Fort Peb this Sunday
Dear All

About Jungle Lore and the Trek-

"Jungle Lore " is a group of avid trekkers who have come together with the common objective of saving our prized heritage and valuable natural resources. Our trekking experience comes from various expeditions to Alang -Kullang - Madangad, Harishchandragad ,Vasota Fort & many treks to Karjat & Pune regions .We would like to invite nature loving & like minded people like you on 23rd September 2007 for a trek to Fort Peb near Karjat. We are sure that this trekking experience would be a memorable one for both you and "Jungle Lore "

About the Fort

Fort Peb is situated on the Northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai-Pune road & at a distance of 3-4 km on the west side of Neral. It is assumed that this fort derived its name Peb from the temple of "Goddess Pebi" at the base of fort. The Fort is also known as "Vikatgad ". Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort for storing grain.

Trek Details

Location Details: Fort Peb near Neral on 23rd September 2007.
Travel time from Mumbai: Around 2 ½ hours.
Cost --- Rs. 450/- including travel by chartered bus (Dadar to Dadar), Break-fast, Lunch & Evening refreshments.
Meeting Point --- At 6.00 am near Swami Narayan Mandir Dadar (E)

Things to carry:
Pair of shorts / T-shirts. Track pants
Comfortable Shoes with a decent grip
Rain cheaters, Towel & napkins,
Torch ( Mandatory )
A sack which would fit in all your accessories,
A camera …. or else you will miss the show,
Plastic bags and a
Water bottle
Do not carry any valuables or jewellery .

Trek Organizers
Mr.Kaustubh Upadhye Mob – 9819756684
Mr.Tejas Abhyankar Mob – 9821906046

Trekking ,Wildlife & Many more.....Join us
We've been trekking the Sahyadris & the forts in the region for over ten years. Our experience in the mountains exposed us to a disturbing picture of the damage done & the threat posed to these natural & man made wonders. trekkers, picnickers, pilgrims, every kind of visitor to these places have attacked the beauty, sanctity & even the life of these wonders. The forests, the forts, the mountains, the wildlife, the caves, the beaches, all are in grave danger due to irresponsible behavior & attitude of these miscreants.

With the vision to preserve & conserve these valuable natural & manmade wonders, we have formed Jungle Lore.

The main aim of Jungle Lore is to create awareness amongst people. Also to introduce them to this divine pleasure of getting one with the raw nature. By organizing treks ,nature trails, Wildlife & Nature tours for people from all walks of life. To undertake activities like fort cleaning, litter management, filtering the water tanks and cisterns on the forts & to put light on the glorious history of the Marathas & CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ.

However, this honest endeavor would still need your valued support
We request all genuine nature-lovers, trekers, travelers, corporates, individual affluent Indians, to Join Jungle Lore……….

Join us @ ---

Please visit & Join us @ --

Kaustubh Upadhye
Mob - 9819756684
Founder Member - Jungle Lore

National Desert Trekking Expedition,2007 in the Jaisalmer region of the GREAT THAR DESERT of Rajasthan

On a popular demand from our members, Youth Hostels Association of India is organizing yet again, the National Desert Trekking Expedition,2007 in the Jaisalmer region of the GREAT THAR DESERT of Rajasthan . The Expedition will commence on 11th Nov,2007. The last group of participants will report on 21ST Nov., 2007.


Purpose of the programme is to create in the minds of the youth, a sense of love for the countryside by way of offering them new trekking routes and thereby providing them an outdoor recreational activity with the aim of promoting national integration by bringing them together from all parts of the country.


The participation fee has been fixed at Rs.1700/-. This will cover 7 days stay, simple vegetarian meals, expert guidance, insurance and equipment. Participants will bear the Travel expenses to Base Camp Jaisalmer and back to their homes.


Base Camp for the programme is established in the Border Home Guards Ground, Jaisalmer , 4 kms from Bus Stand and 4 kms from Railway station. Jaisalmer is connected by train service with Jodhpur. It is also connected by road with Jodhpur,Bikaner,Jaipur and Ajmer


Day-01 Report at Base Camp

(Border Home Guards Ground),Jaisalmer.

Day-02 Visit City

(Sam Sand Dunes by bus 40 Kms.

Day-03 Camel Safari up to Behead 14 Kms.

Trek to Beeda Sand Dunes 2 Kms,

Day-04 Trek to Hattar 14 Kms.

Day-05 Trek to Dhaneli 13 Kms.

Day-06 Trek to Barna 13 Kms.

Day-07 Transfer by bus to Base camp and 40 Kms.

Group dispersal