NIGHT BIKE TREK TO BHIMASHANKAR ON 5th Oct 2012

Hello Trekkers, we are glad to invite you for a night BikeTrek to BHIMASHANKAR and the surrounding Regions on 5th, 6th and 7th Oct ’2012.

Some information about the area:

The places that will be visiting are:

1. BHIMASHANKAR TEMPLE (INRRO WITH PIC)

2. NAGPHANI

3. GUPT BHIMASHANKAR

1. BHIMASHANKAR TEMPLE

Guys, this place needs no introduction at all, an ancient shrine situated in the Sahayadri hills of Maharashtra.However a little introduction about this holy place…

A visit to this beautiful place of natural beauty and lovely scenery refreshes the mind and soul of the trekkers

The Bhimashankara temple is a composite of old and the new structures in the Nagara style of architecture. It shows the Excellency of the skills achieved by ancient Vishwakarma sculptors. It is a modest yet graceful temple and it dates back to 13th century and the sabhamandap developed in 18th century by Nana Phadnavis. The shikhara was built by Nana Phadnavis. The great Maratha ruler Shivaji is said to have made endowments to this temple to facilitate worship services. As with other Shiva temples in this area, the sanctum is at a lower level.In recent times it has gained tremendous significance since it was declared as WILD LIFE SANCTUARY.It has become one of the attractive and well known religious place in MAHARASHTRA.

2. NAGPHANI

This is the highest and the best point in the Bhimashankar area. From the car parking area walk on the cart track to Hanuman temple (1km. – 20mins). At the entrance of the temple there is a board indicating the direction to Nagphani. There are a few houses around the temple. From the temple it is another 20mins, Uphill trek. This place has derived its name from the fact that it looks like the hood of a Cobra.From the point one gets a panoramic view of PadarKilla down below, and the hills and forts of the Matheran range in the background. Walk uphill to the right of the point and one gets a fascinating view of the Bhimashankar temple area and Siddhagad fort (982m – 3223ft) in the background.

3. GUPT BHIMASHANKAR

It is a 2kms. downhill trek from the temple in thick forest. The Bhima River which originates from the temple flows to this place, disappears and then suddenly originates further ahead. It said to be the origin of the River Bhima. A small waterfall gushes over a ‘lingam’ carved out of stone to mark the exact spot. A tiny brass ‘Nandi’ guards the spot.

The itinerary for the event will be as Follows

Day 1, Oct 5th Friday:
Meeting Place :- Just after exiting Vashi Toll Naka
Start riding by 10.00 pm
1ST BREAK at KHOPOLI
2NDBREAK AT TALEGAON.
3RD BREAK AT MANCHAR.
4TH BREAK AT GHODEGAON

Day 2, Oct 6th Saturday:
Check in at BLUE MORMON JUNGLE RESORT by 6.30am and have refreshments.
Wake up call at 12:00hrs
Team Lunch around by 13:00hrs
Explore BHIMASHANKAR and nearby places.
Dinner at MORMON JUNGLE RESORT.

Day 3, Oct 7th Sunday:
Wake up at 6:00am
7:30 Breakfast
Visit to BHIMASHANKAR TEMPLE by bike.
Check out at 11:00hrs
Lunch at GHODEGAON
Drive back to MUMBAI
Reach Vashi by 7.00

Route Direction: Route: Mumbai – Khopoli – Talegaon – Chakan – Manchar – Ghodegaon – Bhimashankar. It may take you around 7 hours with break.
Total Bike Journey 580 km’s, both side journey.

The Expenses:-
The total expense for the event will be Rs 2300/-
Stay @ BLUE MORMON JUNGLE RESORT

Petrol and Maintenance cost should be settled by the bike owner and the person accompanying him.

In case, of a single rider, the petrol and maintenance charges have to be paid by him alone.

Payment Details:One needs to deposit INR 1000/- advance into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.

Bank Details
Bank Name: HDFC BANK
Account ID:00601140012952
Account Type:Savings Bank Account
Account name:UTTAM AGRAWAL
Branch:MUMBAI-FORT
IFSC code:HDFC0000060

(Once payment is done, please send an email to Uttam.agrawal69@gmail.com with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell Number and Bike Details (Model and Number)

Registrations are only through phone calls (scraps, reply to this thread won’t be considered as confirmation)

If calls not attended , then please send an sms with message Bhimashakar Trek Enquiry, we will call you back once we are free.

Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (Must),
Bike’s Legal Papers, Helmet (Must)
A bottle of water (Atleast 2 Ltrs),
TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory).
a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes,
Camera(Optional),Cap, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional),
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks

For more details and Registration, Please contact on the nos. given below:

Mumbai Coordinators:
RahulBarve : +91-97691-49555
Nitin Makhwana : +91-98339-47690
Uttam Agrawal : +91-99877-85452

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