TREK TO DAPOLI on 3rd-4th jan'09

Hi friends,

I've arranged an easy trek to Dapoli in the konkan range of Sahyadri on 3rd and 4th Jan 2009.
Starting on 2nd Night and returning on Sunday night.

Dapoli can be best described as a place where a hill station and a beach come together.
There are many places around Dapoli which we can visit.
In this trek, we will be covering:
1> Suvarnadurg: The island fort off the coast of Harnai was a fort built by Shivaji maharaj to counter the Siddi. This fort was later used by Shivaji maharaj to counter the Europeans and also was a base for the Maratha navy's ship building facility.
2> Kanakdurg: This sea fort built on 0.25 hectares of land was once upon a time famous as a military camp.
3> Goa fort: It is situated on the extreme end of the chain of forts on the seashore, near Harne port. In earlier times it was used by the govt. officers. Its door is facing the sea. Towards the right hand side of the door there is an idol of Lord 'Maruti'. There are many carvings and remnants to be seen on the fort.
4> Harnai beach: The palm-fringed beach of Murud is famous for its clean white sands and safe waters.
5> kadyavarcha ganapati: This temple built in the madhavrao peshwe’s reign is on a high mountain, and one has to climb around 250 steps to reach there. There is a lake in front of it. It has a big hall & a stone staircase.
6> Vyagreshwar & Fatehgad are two more tourist visiting places that we are going to visit.
If time permits we would also be visiting:
1>Panhalekaji Caves : The ancient caves of Panhalekaji are also known as Pranaldurg. The historians have recently discovered these caves & so now they are major tourists attracting place. From the name of the king Pranal, they came to be known as Pranaldurg. There are in all 29 caves.
2>Mandangad and bankot.

Trek Cost :- 1250/-

This includes travelling and food arrangements

Things To Carry: -

Lunch for saturday,

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.,
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional),
1 torch with extra pair of batteries, (must)
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional),
Extra Pair of clothes,
Knife, Spoon, plate,
Good trekking shoes,
A haversack to put all these things.

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

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