???? ??? – Trek to Tikona Fort 9th October 2010

Dear All,

We @ ???? ??? have arranged a one day trek to Fort Tikona in Lonavala region on 9th October 2010

Little info about the fort :
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3500 ft Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy
Region: Lonavala.
Base Village: Tikona peth
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Tikona Fort, also renowned as Vitandgad fort, is a major hill fort in Maval region near the Lonavala. Tikona fort, literally means triangle fort, had witnessed many dynasties ruled in the Maratha region. This was the nerve center of the many activities of entire Malwa Pawna regions. The small hamlet close to the fort is Tikona peth. The fort’s mammoth entrance is a special attraction.
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The Tikona fort is a great trekking destination for the adventurous tourists.
One can get the eye catching views of the Pawna Dam and the forts at Visaput, Tung and Lohagarh. The fort encloses a lake, Satvahan caves and the temple of ‘Trimbakeshwar Mahadev’.

The fort was built during the Silhara dynasty. There is a temple on top of the peak. The view of the Pawna dam, Kathingad and valleys from the top is breathtaking.
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The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
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Meeting Point : @ Kamsheth Railway station …. @ 08:35 Hrs on Sat 9 October 2010
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Mumbai People:
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Board Indrayani Express From CST on Saturday 9th Oct. Morning at 5.40 am and alight at Lonavla by 8am. (With ticket till Kamshet)

Time table of Indrayani Express :
Mumbai CST : 5.40am
Dadar : 5.51am
Thane : 6.14am
Kalyan : 6.35am
Karjat : 7.15am
Lonavala : 8.00am
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People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience and meet us directly at Lonavla. {Train timetable is provided above} . Preferably try to get into second last general compartment as we will be boarding the same.
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Move forward to Kamshet by local train (8 :15am at Lonavala station platform no 3).
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Pune people : Kamshet Station at 8.35 am on Saturday (9th October).
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Breakfast Break.
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09:15 Hrs: Move 2 Tikona Peth, the base village by Jeep.
10:30 Hrs: @ Tikona Peth – base
11:30 Hrs: Atop Tikona
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Exploration, lunch, rest etc. (2 hrs approx)
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13:30 Hrs: Descend
14.30 Hrs: @ Base
16:00 Hrs: @ Bedse Caves
18:30 Hrs: @ Kamshet Station
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From there 2 Lonavla by local
Take train / bus to Mumbai.
We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00 Hrs (thts-subjective).
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If Time permits we may even visit Pawna Lake.
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Few memories in form of snap – our last trail 2 Tikona
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http://picasaweb.google.com/jagdishlove/TikonaFortBedseCaves#
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The cost for the trek will be Rs 200/- per head which includes
• Traveling from Kamsheth 2 Kamsheth .
• 2 Refreshments
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Things To Be carried:

Lunch For da day (a must)

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) – (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Pls avoid wearing Gold & other ornaments

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc

Good trekking shoes

Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

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A haversack to put all these things

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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil: 09869369836

In case call is not received; please do sms
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With Warm Wishes

Jagadish

http://jagdishlove.googlepages.com/

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