Pune Hikers Events 7.1.2016

Pune Hikers Events

Posted: 06 Jan 2016 03:31 AM PST
Trek to the Highest Peak of Maharashtra !! About the Tour : Kalsubai Peak is the Highest Peak of the Sahyadris (1646M) in the Akole Taluka of Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra. Kalsubai Temple is Located at the Topmost peak of Sahyadri Mountain Range Of Maharashtra. To reach the summit there are various trekking routes and animal tracks. The main route starts from the village of Bari which is about six km from Bhandardara. To reach Bari, one has to travel to Igatpuri on the Mumbai Nasik route. Batch 01 : 26th January 2016 (Republic Day Special Trek) Category : TrekkingLevel : EasyDuration : 1 Day / 1 Night Day 01 : SaturdayBoard the Kasara slow train from CSTM by 12:10 am. Meet at Kasara Station By 03:00 am. Taking private Transportation from their till base village Bari. Freshen-up. Have Tea and breakfast. Start trekking by 05:30 am. Reaching at the Top within 3-4 hours. Have Maggi and proceed for Temple Darshan. Start descending by 12 pm. Reaching Base by 03:00 pm. Post lunch, proceed back for Kasara by evening. Tour Concludes with Happy memories. 😀   Tour Cost : Rs.1,000/- per personFor Registered Members : Rs.950/- per member Inclusions: Transportation from Kasara to Kasara by local transportation Morning breakfast and refreshment Lunch on Sunday Guide and Expertise Charges Exclusions: Any transfer till Kasara and back Anythings othe
r then above mentioned inclusions.   For booking you need to deposit the amount of Rs.1000/- per person in the following Account:NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERSBANK: ICICIACCOUNT: CURRENT ACA/C: 623805029453BRANCH: MULUND WESTIFSC CODE ICIC0006238 Cancellation and Refund applicable on the whole tour cost :1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded3. After that no refund will be provided.   For Details, visit http://www.mumbaitravellers.in/trek-to-highest-peak-of-maharashtra-kalsubai/   For Registrations mail us at mumbaitravellers… Read more
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 03:20 AM PST
Lakeside Camping at Bhandardara at the Pristine Water Reservoir in Bhandardara !!  About the Tour : Bhandardara is a pristine water reservoir and also a famous weekend getaway near Mumbai situated near Igatpuri hill station. The shining blue green water of Bhandardara and the surrounding lush green mountains is a great treat to eyes. Imagine a camping trip near the edge of this lake coupled with friends, food and fun. A cosy night in camping tents under the blanket of millions of stars is what we aim in our camping trips ! Batch 09 : 23rd-24th January 2016Category : CampingDuration : 1 Night / 2 DayTrain Suggestions :CSTM to Kasara : Dept : 09:41 am / Arvl : 11:51 am on Day 01Kasara to CSTM : Dept : 03:37 pm on Day 02 Day 1 : Catch a local train to Kasara from your nearest railway station on central line (09:41 am Kasara train from CST). Reach Kasara at 11:51 am and gather together at the Ticket counter. After a briefing session, grab your seat in the transfer vehicle and here we start our journey towards the scenic Bhandardara. En-route halt for lunch at dhaba near Kasara (on your own expense). Enjoy the journey with beautiful nature-scapes, gupshup and songs during the journey. Reach base village of campsite by 5 pm. On arrival refresh yourself with a glass of welcome drink (non-alcoholic) and proceed towards the boating jetty. Our secluded camping site exactly on the waterfront and we use a boat to reach up there. Enjoy one of the most mesmerizing boat journeys in Maharashtra through crystal clear water of Bhandaradara backwater surrounded by proud mountains! On arrival, Set yourself free, let your soul feel the beautiful sunset and let your mind express its likelihood to silent breeze! It’s time to enjoy some team games and activities now!! Hop in for the team games or just chill out near the waterfront. Relax…find yourself! Meanwhile our local supporters will arrange for our dinner. Taste the yummy local cuisines in dim light ambiance of the campsite…. Read more
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 02:25 AM PST
Eye of the Needle..!! About the Tour :  Ratangad is a hill fort near Ratan Wadi, This time we are going to ascend Vai Sandhan Valley and this is going to be exciting . Overlooking one of the oldest artificial catchment areas. The fort is about 2000 years old. Ratangad has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called Nedhe or Eye of the Needle. Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle and was one of his favorites. The base village Ratanwadi has an Amruteshwar temple which is famous for its carvings. The fort is origin for the river Pravara/Amrutvahini. The Bhandardara dam is built on this river. Outing Date : 31st January 2016  Category : TrekkingDuration : 1 Day/ 1 NightLevel : Medium Day 01 : Saturday Start Journey from CST towards Kasara by last local train by 06:25 pm which reaches Kasara by 08:39 pm. Further proceed to base village. Reach Samrad by 11:45 pm. Freshen Up and start trekking. After Introduction and briefing session, start ascending the Trimbak Darvaja. Reach at the top by 03:00 am. Rest till the dawn.  Day 02 : Sunday Early morning wake up call and explore the Cave and fort. Enjoy the picturesque of the Ratangad “Nedha”. Have breakfast and start descending to Ratanwadi. En-route visit Amruteshwar Temple. Have Lunch and proceed back to Kasara. Tour concludes with Happy Memories 🙂 Tour Cost: Rs.950/- per personFor Registered Member : Rs.900/- per member Inclusions: Transportation from Kasara to Kasara 1 Breakfast and Lunch on Day 02 Guide and Expertise Charges. Exclusions:1. Dinner for the night2. Anything else other than mentioned above. For booking you need to deposit Rs.950/- per person in the following Account: NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERSBANK: ICICIACCOUNT: CURRENT ACA/C: 623805029453BRANCH: MULUND WESTIFSC CODE ICIC0006238 Cancellation and Refund applicable on the tour cost : 1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will b… Read more
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 02:12 AM PST
 Are you a true Adventure Lover?  Prove yourself at  RISHIKESH…!!About the  Tour : BUNGEE JUMPING is an activity which involves jumping from a tall structure or from a high mountain, and you are attached to an elastic rope. Thrill comes from free falling and rebound. Bungee Jumping at Rishikesh has been one of the best upcoming activity for adventure lovers. The international standard set up and experts make this activity more thrilling yet 100% safe. Along with Bungee we are also going to enjoy white water rafting, rock climbing, rappelling, night jungle walk, waterfall trek, camping beside the Himalayan water stream, the delicious food in the hills and that too at one of the best Riverside Campsite. So are you all set for this amazing adventure with Mumbai Travellers? JUMP IN NOW !!! Batch 03 : 24th-25th-26th January 2016 (Sun-M
on-Tue) Republic Day Long Weekend (2N/3D) Category : Adventure Difficulty Level : MediumDuration : 02 Nights / 03 Days Train Suggestions for January 2016 : MUMBAI to DELHI – Duranto Express – 22nd January – Friday NightLeaves at 11.15 pm from Mumbai Central – Reaches Delhi at 4.30 pm on Saturday DELHI to MUMBAI– Duranto Express – 26th January – Tuesday NightLeaves at 11.25 pm from New Delhi – Reaches Mumbai at 4.15 pm on Wednesday   ITINERARY :  Day 0 – 23rd January 2016 :Meet Up at New Delhi Junction by 09:00 pm. Meet & Greet the group. Post dinner, head to the overnight journey at Rishikesh.  Day 01 – 24th January 2016 :Early morning, reach Rishikesh. Check-in at the campsite. Have Breakfast and proceed for the Most Awaited Day for the “Bungee Jump” ! Where your heartbeat is already high right from the morning wake-up call, the day when you will be challenging yourself, the dream adventure activity Bungee Jumping at Rishikesh. Forget all your stress and worries and just JUMP!!!!!!! No its not a dream…yes you are hanging in air. Yes you have done it. After this you can also enjoy other adventure activities at that place at… Read more
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 02:04 AM PST
Completely descending the valley of  Shadows…   About the Tour : Sandhan valley is one of the greatest canyons in the Sahyadri mountain ranges. It is a very good combination of a canyon and a valley. Located in the Nagar district, near the famous fort Ratangad, Sandhan valley is undoubtedly The Valley of Suspense. Walking through the narrow streak of valley with 300 ft rock walls on both the sides is a lifetime experience. Descending full Sandhan valley is always a memorable outing and the overnight stay under the sparkling sky, along the reservoir side, is a sweet cherry on the cake!!   Disclaimer* :  1. First Time Trekkers are not advisable to join the Sandhan Valley FULL DESCEND TREK.  2. As it is the hardcore trek and not camping, we are staying the open place and not tents.    Batch 04 : 23rd-24th January 2016 Category: Trekking Level: MediumDuration: 02 Nights / 02 DaysHighlights of Outing: Unexplored Sandhan Valley Full Descending Sandhan Valley Rappelling Down this Valley under expert’s guidance Open Stay at the Bottom of Valley near Water Source Itinerary :  Day 1 :Overnight journey towards Samrad village by  last local train from CSTM to Kasara (12:10 am) Proceed to Samrad By Private Jeep. Early morning arrival at Samrad, freshen up and breakfast. By 7:00 am, proceed to Sandhan Valley Trek. Experience the thrill  of the trek in the valley. Have Lunch And Start rappelling activity and descend the further part. Reach the stay point by evening. Have dinner. Overnight Stay in Open At the Same Point.  Day 2 :Freshen up. Post breakfast, proceed towards Dehne village, Asangoan. Have lunch at Dehne village and proceed to Asangoan by Public Transport. Catch local train by evening to Mumbai.    Tour Concludes with Happy Memories 😀   Tour Cost : Rs.1,800/- per personFor Registered Member : Rs.1,700/- per person Inclusions:1. Transportation from Kasara to Samrad and Back from Dehne to Asagoan2. All Meals (Except Saturday’s lunch )3. Rappelling … Read more
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:56 AM PST
A meeting with Tigers of the Royal Lakes !!!   About the Tour : Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination. Ranthambore National park is spread over an area of 1,334 sq km along with its nearby sanctuaries like the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary. The park is majorly famous for its tigers and is one of the best locations in India to see the majestic predators in its natural habitat. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day time busy at their ordinary quest- hunting and taking proper care of their young ones. Ranthambore is also counted as the famous heritage site because of the pictorial ruins that dot the wildlife park. Certainly, a visit to Ranthambore National Park is a treat for every wildlife and nature lover. The time spend on watching tigers roaming around, verdant greenery, a gamut of other species of chirpy birds and animals is priceless and worth enough to be explored at least once in a life. Batch 2 : 24th-25th-26th January 2016 Category : Wildlife Safari TourType : Photography SpecialDuration: 3 Days / 2 Nights   Train Suggestions:From Mumbai Central to Sawai Madhopur by BCT Jaipur ExpressFrom Sawai Madhopur to Mumbai Central by Jaipur BCT Express NOTE : 1. Tiger sighting is matter of luck, so enjoy the forest with other mammals and birds.2. Costing might increase at last minute if there is any changes made in Fee structure by Forest department. Day 0 : Leave for Sawai Madhopur from Mumbai in train (06.50 pm from BCT) Day 1 : Reach Sawai Madhopur Station by 10.30 am. Reach Hotel and… Read more
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 01:16 AM PST
A Leopard Heaven that never leaves you unsatisfied…!! About the Tour : Of all the wildlife hot-spots in India, if there is any destination that can surely meet your thirst for the elegant and elusive cat – The LEOPARD, then it has to be BERA, now declared as th
e Jawai Bandh Community Reserve. Bera is a small wilderness paradise located near Jawai Bandh in Rajasthan which shelters the mystic rocky hills ruled by this spotted felid. The rocky hills make a perfect habitat for successful natural breeding of leopards from years and scarce forest all around makes it much easier to track this elusive hunter. We, at Mumbai Travellers, are glad to introduce you to this amazing wildlife photography tour. The 2N/3D package will include a well planned tour, with luxury tented accommodation, yummy Rajasthani food and most importantly 4 thrilling leopard safaris under the guidance of our wildlife photography expert. So get read to meet and shoot the most Elusive & smart Cat !!! Batch 3 : 24th-25th-26th January 2016 Category : WildlifeDuration : 02 Nights / 03 DaysTrain Suggestions:Mumbai to Jawai Bandh : Aravali Express – Train No. 19707Jawai Bandh to Mumbai : Aravali Express – Train No. 19708 NOTE :  1. Leopard sighting is matter of luck, so enjoy the forest with other mammals and birds.2. Costing might increase at last minute if there is any changes made in Fee structure by Forest department. Day 1: Pick up from Jawai Bandh Station at 12:00 in the afternoon. Head towards our resort – a secluded tented campsite on the backdrop of Rajasthani landscapes. Post Lunch rest a bit, get your gears loaded and wait till the clock indicates “TIME” of our royal predator. By around 4.30 pm head with our expert for our first leopard safari with brilliant local trackers who know well how locate the leopard even in darkest night !! Every safari will be for approx. 3 to 4 hours and chances of spotting this otherwise rare to see cat are extremely good. Post safari have buffet dinner… Read more
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 12:14 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Night Trek to Matheran Ascend via Garbett Plateau on 16 Jan 2016 Leaving Friday Night   Matheran has garnered a reputation of one of the most favourite hill-stations around Mumbai for some reasons. The bountiful rains, good greenery and waterfalls around. Garbett Plateau is located in the south – west direction of Matheran, offering a 360 degree view of one of our all time favourite hill stations. Matheran is Famous & splendid hill station in Maharashtra, it covers an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadris. This Fantastic spot was discovered in 1850 by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the collector of Thane district. Garbett point is located on South-west side of Matheran with grand view of the plateau.Climate here is very cool with some breath taking views.   Some Information about the Place: Type: Hill Fort Height: 2625 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Easy District: Raigad Range: Matheran Base Village: Diksal Trek Leader : Nishant Sheth   Train Timing CST – Khopoli Fast Local CST – 10:04pm Byculla – 10:11pm Dadar – 10:18pm Kurla – 10:26pm Ghatkopar – 10:30pm Thane – 10:46pm Dombivali – 10;58pm Kalyan – 11:05pm Neral – 11:39pm. Bhivpuri – 11.46   (If you miss the train you miss the trek so make sure you are on time to catch the train.)   People may board the same train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second Last boggy from CST side)   The itinerary for trek is: From Bhivpuri station Introduction Round Start Trek under moon light Tea at Villagers House Reach Matheran early Morning Catch taxi to Neral station Breakfast at Neral station Reach Dadar by 9:30am…   Expenses for the Trek is 450 /- which is inclusive of Morning Breakfast & Tea, Taxi Fare from Matheran to Neral Station, Guide, Mumbai Rangers Administration Charges if any..   For Registration call us: Nishant Sheth : 8879418581 Amit Bhadouria :9819299164 Registration accepted only through phone call..   Important things to carry … Read more
Posted: 05 Jan 2016 11:35 PM PST
!! Land of Tigers-Tadoba Tiger Reserve !! About the Tour :   Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is the pristine and unique eco-system situated in the Chandrapur district of the Maharashtra State of India. The Reserve contains some of the best of forest tracks and endowed with rich biodiversity. It is famous for its natural heritage. Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is the second Tiger Reserve in the State.Tadoba-Andhari Tiger reserve was created in 1995. The area of the Reserve is sq. km. This includes Tadoba National Park, created in 1955 with an area of sq. km. and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary created in 1986 with an area of sq. km. The Reserve is constituted with sq. km. Reserve Forest, 32.51 sq. km. Protected Forest and 14.93 sq. km other areas.   Batch 03 : 24th-25th-26th January 2016 Category : WildlifeDuration : 2 Nights / 3 Days   NOTE : 1. Tiger sighting is matter of luck, so enjoy the forest with other mammals and birds.2. Costing might increase at last minute if there is any changes made in Fee structure by Forest department. Day 0 :Leave for Nagpur by DurontoExpress, Trn No.12289 at 08:00 pm from CSTM Day 1 :Reach Nagpur Junction by 07:30 am. Reach Resort by 11:30 pm. Check In by 01:30 pm and Lunch. After Lunch Leave for 1st Jungle Safari. Evening Back to Resort. Dinner and then Rest. Day 2 :Early Morning Have Breakfast and Leave for 2nd Jungle Safari. Back for Lunch. After Lunch Leave for 3rd Jungle Safari. Evening Back to Resort. Dinner. Post Dinner Experience Sharing Session. Rest. Day 3 :Early Morning Leave For 4th Wildlife Safari in Buffer/Core Zone. Check Out. Lunch and Post Lunch Leave For Nagpur station. Leave Back for Mumbai by Duronto Express 12290 at 08.40 pm. Reach home day : Reach Mumbai by 07:55 am at CSTM Note : (Those who wish to save on the travel time, can fly to and fro Nagpur. You can get in touch with us for assistance regarding the same. We will be happy to help you) Tour Concludes with Happy Memories 🙂   Tour Cost : Rs.14,… Read more
Posted: 05 Jan 2016 11:29 PM PST
Bird’s Paradise of Maharashtra !! About the Tour : Bhigwan is a small dusty town on the border of Pune and Solapur district in Central Maharashtra, in India. Bhigwan is located on the Pune-Solapur Highway. South of Bhigwan town, exists a widespread backwater formed due to a man made dam built on the Bhima river. The dam is called as Ujni dam. The backwaters is spread over a wide region and is mainly a shallow waste water reserve. There are two areas where one can see the migratory water birds. 1) Diksal-Parewadi area and 2) Dalaj – Kumbharwadi area. The semi-waste water in this Ujni dam backwater area has built very good wetland based ecosystem and helped agriculture also. The rainfall in Pune region decides the water level in Ujani dam. March is the best season to visit Bhigwan as by that time most of the migratory birds arrive and settle down. One can expect various types of Ducks, Herons, Egrets, Raptors and Waders along with flocks of hundreds of flamingos. The huge quantity of birds at Bhigwan increases the chance of sighting almost all the prime bird species there and also creates great photographic opportunities for wildlife photographers. The best part of these outings is that we are also including the famous Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in our itinerary. Its a small patch of forest at Supa village, also known as Supa Grasslands and is a great place to observe and photograph the Indian Gazelles. Batch 02 : 23rd-24th January 2016 Category: WildlifeType : Bird watching & Photography SpecialDuration : 2 Nights / 2 Days Itinerary :  Day 0 :Overnight journey to Bhigwan. Bus starts from Dadar at 11:00 pm. Day 1 :Early morning reach Bhigwan. Freshen up & have breakfast. Start exploring the location by boat. We will be exploring major part of Diksal by private boat in order to cover maximum species and also to reach as close to birds as possible. Have lunch and rest for a while. Evening again explore the wetland habitat by private boat. This time w… Read more

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