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Dear all,

We @ ???? ??? are glad to announce its Monsoon Trip cum exploration Trek event on 19-21 August 2011 … Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy

Brief Intro about tour:

Grade : Easy

Destination : Vallabhgad, Samangad, Nesari-Kandewadi, Gandharvgad, Kalanidhigad, Pargad, Tillari, Amboli, Ramtirth, Bhudargad

Date : Thursday 18th August 2011 (Night Departure) – Monday 22nd August 2011(Morning)

Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ? 3300/- per head

Maximum 25 Participants

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Brief Introduction about Vallabhgad / Samangad / Gandharvgad / Kalanidhigad / Pargad / Tillari / Amboli / Ramtirth / Bhudargad :

Grade: Easy & Exciting

Time: ~ Most places vehicle reaches atop … OR some are abt 15 mins frm base

Location: Gadhinglaj-Chandgad Amboli region

Vallabhgad: Vallabhgad Fort is a fort in the Belgaum district of Karnataka state, India. It dates back to 1674, and is said to have been built by the Maratha ruler Shivaji.

SAAMANGAD: This fort has inspiring fables woven around it. Situated in the Gadhinglaj taluka the fort has secret passages and strong bastions.

PAARGAD: Surrounded by lush greenery and a picturesque forest, the fort has exquisite bronze statues of Shivaji and a temple of Bhagawati Bhawani.

KALANIDHIGAD: Is said to have been built by the Maratha ruler Shivaji.
BHUDARGAD: This fort is situated on a huge vertical rock amidst mountain ranges. It is said to resemble from a distance, the crescent moon in the matted hair of the god Shiva..

RAMTEERTH: A scenic picnic spot in Ajra taluka, with ancient temples, a river, an old coffee plantation and an orchard, lend a quaint charm to this place. According to legend, the place is so named because Rama stayed here during his vanvaas or exile in the forest. It is well known for its breathtaking natural beauty

AMBOLI: Snuggling coyly, in the southern ranges of the Sahyadri hills, Amboli at an altitude of 690 m is the last mountain resort before the coastal highlands settle, with a sigh, to form flat beaches. Visit numerous view points for a pleasant view of the lush hills and fertile plain. Seaview Point offers a rare view of the land all the way to the golden Konkan coast. You can spend hours angling for a fish at Hiranya Keshi or picnic at Nagartas Falls, Mahadev Gad and Narayan Gad point

Other details On Spot

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Rendezvous:

CST,Mumbai, @ 20:00 Hrs on Thursday 18th August 2011

Thursday 18th August 2011

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20:20 Hrs: Departure from CST, Mumbai by Mahalaxmi Express

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Day 1: Friday, 19 August 2011

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07:20 Hrs: @ Kolhapur

Breakfast – T

08:15 Hrs: Depart by Private Jeeps

09:30 Hrs: Vallabhgad – Exploration

11:00 Hrs: Move 2 Samangad

12:00 Hrs: Samangad – Exploration

14:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Nesari (Veg only)

15:30 Hrs: Nesari-Kandewadi – A tribute visit to

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17:00 Hrs: Move 2 Gandharvgad

17:00 Hrs: Gandharvgad Exploration

18:00 Hrs: Snacks – Tea Break

18:30 Hrs: Move 2 Ajara

20:00 Hrs: @ Ajara

Dinner (Veg / Non Veg )

Stay at Hotel Morning Star, Ajara

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Day 2: Saturday, 20th August 2011

06:45 Hrs: Breakfast

07:30 Hrs: Move from Ajara

08:45 Hrs: @ Kalanidhigad base (easy trek)

10:00 Hrs: Atop Kalanidhigad – Exploration

12:30 Hrs: Move 2 Pargad

13:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Pargad (Veg only)

14:00 Hrs: Pargad Exploration

15:30 Hrs: Move 2 Tilari

16:30 Hrs: Tilari Exploration- Swapnvel point – waterfall

18:00 Hrs: Snacks & Tea @ Chandgad

19:00 Hrs: Move Back to Hotel

20:30 Hrs: Dinner (Veg & Non-Veg)

Stay at Hotel Morning Star, Ajara

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Day 3, Sunday, 21st August 2011

(Unbeatable Amboli Exploration )

06:00 Hrs: Move from Ajara

07:00 Hrs: @ Nangartas Waterfall Point

08:00 Hrs: @ Kaavale saad Point

09:00 Hrs: Breakfast – T

10:00 Hrs: @ Hiranyakeshi River – Lord shiva Temple

11:30 Hrs: @ Mahadevgad point

12:00 Hrs: @ Waterfall

13:30 Hrs: Lunch enroute (Veg / Non Veg. )

15:00 Hrs: Ramtirth waterfall

16:00 Hrs: @ Bhudargad -Exploration

17:30 Hrs: Move from Bhudargad

20:00 Hrs: Dinner @ Kolhapur (To be borne by Participant as per veg / non veg choice)

Day 4: Monday, 22nd August 2011

07:20 Hrs: @ CST

The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee ? 3300/- per head for Non-veg And Indian Rupee ? 3000/- per head for Veg

This includes CST to & fro Sleepar class Train tkts till Kolhapur by Mahalaxmi Express; Private vehicle (Non-A/c) sumo/jeep charges for 3 days outing, Permissions and entry fees if necessary, Food ( Veg & Non Veg Thali as mentioned), Accommodations in Hotel as mentioned ( Rooms with 4 ppl sharing basis)

Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis …

One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ? 2000/- advance into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 12th July 2011, 5 pm

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Check out our last year’s pics in December of SHikharayan 2009:

https://picasaweb.google.com/JagadishPatil78/Shikharayan2009#

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Things To Carry:-.
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Cap, Good trekking shoes, Extra pair of Clothes, a Towel etc.(a must)

Rain-cheater (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Pls possibly avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc

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

A haversack to put all these things

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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

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Jagdish Patil : 09869369836

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With Warm Wishes

Jagadish Patil

Cell No:- 09869369836

http://sites.google.com/site/jagdishlove/

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