Pune Trekking Network 13.1.2016 3

Pune Trekking Network


Posted: 12 Jan 2016 10:33 PM PST
Early morning breakfast ride at South Bombay  !! About the Tour :  Every time I decide to wake up early in the morning and go for cycling around city. Places like Worli Sea face, Bandra Bandstand , Shivaji park , Nariman point , Gateway of India , and many more have their own charm in the early hours before the busy traffic of Mumbai takes its pace But who will wake up so early from the cozy bed and the warm blankets just for fitness. What if this cycling can be done in a group with bunch of fellow travellers, enjoying  with morning breeze while riding along the coastal road! We at Mumbai Travellers are planning such early morning cycling ride. So this the first chapter of this early morning ride and one by one we will cover all the places. We are starting from Olympus restaurant in Colaba with morning breakfast of omelette, kheema, and custard at a famous hotel and start riding . After exploring the monuments in Fort area we will head towards CST and Marine drive. Ending the ride near Cause way. Batch 02  : 07th February 2016 Category : Cycling Level : EasyDuration : Half Day   Highlights of the Ride :  1. Maska Bun / Kheema pav at Olympus 2. Empty South Bombay roads  3. Lots fun while riding Our Journey Will start from Olympus restaurant which is well known for its old charm and they serve Yummy Bun Muska and Kheem pav and bread Omlet there is option for vegetarian also. Will start our breakfast ride with full tummy at 7.15 AM. Sunday early morning is different face of Mumbai, these monuments are also in their deep sleep its holiday to them. Also being Sunday I feel its very different face of South Bombay on every Sunday morning. Box cricket matches in most of the lanes, lots of joggers on marine drive as its Sunday. After exploring all the things will end our ride till 10 AM .   Gateway of India Nariman Point Mumbai University Bombay High Court Rajabai Clock tower Flora Fountain BMC HQ building Horniman Circle Tour Cost : Rs.450 /- per personFo… Read more
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 10:25 PM PST
Explore unknown fort of Maharashtra… About the Tour : The range of Sahyadri ,starting from Igatpuri is also recognized as the range of Kalsubai. Towards the western side of this range we can find forts like Alang , Madan and the Kalsubai peak. Towards the eastern side of this range the forts like Aundh ,Bitangad , Aad and Patta are situated  There are two different routes which can lead us to the fort. One route starts from Patta wadi, which is the base village of this fort. This route is very easy and we can reach to the top early, as Patta wadi is itself situated on the plateau.   The other route to this fort is from the Ninavi village.The Maratha army, under the leadership of Moropant pingle had conquered this fort in the year 1671 from Moghuls.The top of this fort is actually a huge plateau. The forts like Alang , Madan , Kulang , Trimbak gad and Kalsubai peak are in the vicinity of Patta. From Patta fort one can keep watch on this complete region.Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj has renamed this fort as Vishramgad. In the year 1688 Matabarkhan had re conquered this fort.   Outing Date : 06th-07th February 2016 Category: Trekking Level : Very EasyDuration : 01 Day   Day 01  : Saturday Report at Kasara Station at 08:39 pm on Saturday evening by catching train from which depart from CST 06:25 pm. Reach at base village Pattewadi by private transport through the beautiful Ghats. After the introduction and briefing session, start our trek towards Vishramgad. It will take 1.5 hour to reach at top of the fort its easy level trek almost everyone can do this (trek for the beginner). Reach at the top and rest for the night.  Day 02 : Sunday  Early morning wake up call and explore the top of Vishramgad with beautiful windmills and as name said (Vishramgad ) relax for while. Have breakfast at Pattewadi base village (its a small village in lap of nature we can explore that too). Relax for a while and transfer to Kasara. Reach Kasara station and proceed back to Mumbai… Read more
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 10:17 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 03 : 06th-07th February 2016 Category: WildlifeType : Bird watching & Photography SpecialDuration : 2 Nights / 2 Days 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 we will try to… Read more
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 10:09 PM PST
About the Tour :It is known to be one of the best trail of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. With plenty and diverse flora and fauna to offer. In monsoon it offers lots of macro subject whereas in winters it’s full of birds. So it’s a trail which never disappoints. Photographers looking for some good collections will enjoy this trail. Also those who loves to enjoy the nature will be more than happy. This nature trail is open for all the serious nature lovers & photographers and Mumbai Travellers ‘s leader will be there to guide you for the same. We shall focus on all sort of Flora & Fauna that nature will gift us. Outing Date : 7th February 2016Category: WildlifeDuration : Half Day session Things To follow on nature trails: Please wear dull coloured clothes. Maintain silence in such places. Dont litter. Follow the Expert. Apply mosquito repellent cream. caps/hats suggested. Follow instructions given by the expert Outing Schedule : Meet up at Borivili Station at 6:30 am.Move towards SGNP walking. Trail begins from entrance itself. We end up by 12:30 pm or max by 1:00 pm. Leave back for respective destination. NOTE: One should follow the rules and regulations given by the Expert and should not leave the group till the nature trail ends.  Tour concludes with Happy Memories 🙂 Tour Cost: Rs.250/- per person Inclusions: Entry tickets of SGNP. (Special entry for Silonda Trail) Expertise Charges Exclusions: Breakfast and any Other Personal Charges. Camera charges For booking you need to deposit the full amount in the following Account:NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERSBANK: ICICIACCOUNT: CURRENT ACA/C: 623805029453BRANCH: MULUND WESTIFSC CODE ICIC0006238 Cancellation and Refund applicable on 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/nature-trail-near-mumbai/ F… Read more
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 09:55 PM PST
Explore the Best Kept Secret of Maharashtra : Lonar !! About the Tour:  Lonar is an extremely beautiful place. The place also has an importance of its own as it is has the only lake in India that is created out of hyper-velocity meteorite impact. The crater that is formed because of the impact is the Earth’s Largest and Only Hyper-Velocity Crater !! Geological studies have revealed that the lake is more than 52,000 years old. The place is important not just for its crater lake, it is important also for its wonderful temples. Today, however, nothing but the ruins of the temple remains. The village around the crater is abound with legend of Lonar. You can also see numerous peafowls that has made the crater their home. You will also find lots of migratory birds.   Outing Date : 06th-07th February 2016 Category : Off-beat tourType of Outing : Geology-History-Culture-Nature ExplorationDuration : 1 Night / 2 DaysLevel : SimpleTrain Suggestions :CST to Jalna : Devgiri Express Jalna to CST : Nandigram Express  ITINERARY : Night Departure to Jalna by Devgiri express on Friday night at 9.05 pm (CST timing) Day 1-Saturday : Early Morning 05:00 am reach Jalna railway station. Proceed towards the Buldhana District by private / public transportation. En-route halt for the cup of hot tea. Breakfast on reaching Lonar, check in hotel. Know each-other session and briefing about the greatness of Lonar crater by famous researcher and author Mr.Bugdane. Rest for a while. Post lunch start with the legendary Parikrama trek to Asia’s one of the largest craters. Enjoy the combination of shining sun rays, blue-green w
ater, lush greenery around lake and the hide n seek of clouds in the sky. Finish Parikrama and explore the Daityasudan Temple and nearby temples & cultural heritage of Lonar in and about 4 Hrs. Evening refreshment & discussion session. Camp fire at night (if time permits). Lights off for a tight sleep. Day 2-Sunday : Early morning wake up call and breakfast. … Read more
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 09:48 PM PST
One Day to the thrilling Adventure at Dukes Nose ! About the Tour :  Dukes nose is a huge pinnacle located at Lonavala which can be seen while travelling between Mumbai and Pune. It’s shape is like a nose or a thumb. The sights from the top are unique and magnificent as one sees a vast landscape and the winding Mumbai Pune Express Highway cutting through the ghats and trains chugging along the tracks. It is famous for rock climbing, valley crossing and rappelling adventure activities. Outing Date : 31st January 2016 Category : AdventureRappelling : 300 FtTraversing : 1000 FtWeight Limit : 35-102 kgs Suggested Train and timing MUMBAI CST : 05:40 amDADAR CENTRAL : 05:51 amTHANE : 06:14 amKALYAN : 06:33 amLONAVALA : 07:58 am   Things to carry: 1. Haversack2. Minimum 2 litres of Water per person3. Personal medicines4. Torch5. Dry Snacks6. Cap/Sun glasses/ Sun blocks/ Moisturisers, Mosquito Repellent 7. Sturdy pair of shoes8. Ready to eat food like chocolates, biscuits, plum cakes etc.9. ID proof compulsory   Tour Cost : Rs.1,550/- per participant.For Registered Members: Rs. 1,450/-per person Inclusions:1. Transportation from Lonavala to Lonavala2. Morning breakfast and evening refreshment 3. Safety & rappelling equipment4. Experts and guide charges Exclusions:1. Any transfer till Lonavala and back2. Lunch for the day3. Anything not mentioned in the above inclusions   For booking you need to deposit Rs.1,550/-per person in 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/rappelling-300-ft-flying-fox-825-ft-at-dukes-nose/   For Registrations mail us at mumbaitravellers@gmail.com OR Call… Read more
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 09:40 PM PST
About the Tour :Sula Vineyards is an Indian winery located in Nashik, Maharshtra, India.  It is the first Valley’s first commercial winery.It is spread across 160 acres of area in Nashik. We will be doing a winery tour at Sula vineyards.  It’s a 45 minutes tour where we will be shown the actual process of wine production. We will be also arranging ” Stomping ” for our group. Stomping means crushing the grapes with bare foot by standing inside a container filled with grapes. Travellers will also get to taste 4 wines at Sula Vineyards. Outing Date : 31st January 2016  Category : Offbeat TourDuration : 1 Day ITINERARY :  Early morning we will be departing from Dadar at 6.30 am towards Nashik for the Ultimate fun. Breakfast will be en-route. We will reach Sula Vineyards by 10:00 am. And after a warm welcome we will start with our Winery tour of Sula Wines.  This session would end in an hour, later we will be enjoying the most awaited session which is ” Stomping “. Crushing Grapes that is what we all were waiting for !! Stomping session will be of 15 minutes and 4 pax in one container. Post stomping we would move for the most delicious lunch of Sula vineyards, Nashik. Post lunch we will be having some group games and free time for shopping. We will start our return journey by 05:00 pm We will reach Mumbai by 8/9 pm back to home with full on dhamaal memories to cherish. 😀   Tour Cost : Rs.3,000/- per personFor Registered Members : Rs.2,850/- per member Inclusions: Transportation in Non AC luxury Bus from Dadar and back to Dadar. Sula Vineyards entry Wine tour Premium wine tasting of 5 wines. One time stomping activity ( Duration : 15 mins) Breakfast, Veg+Non Veg Lunch, Evening Tea / Coffee Expertise  All toll and Parking Charges Exclusions: If you buy anything other than Inclusions above it will be payable. Repeat activity will be payable. Mineral Water or any other beverages Anything other than mentioned above. For booking you need to deposit Rs…. Read more
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 09:31 PM PST
Life in the Air… About the Tour : This outing is planned to gift you the most memorable 15 minutes of your own life…the moments that you will be in the air…at the height that birds fly…enjoying the real meaning of Independence and Joy!! Our professional experts provide this paragliding ride at Kamshet near Pune. Every healthy adult is eligible for this.   Disclaimer** 1. Paragliding is a wind dependent activity and there’s a possibility of last minute re- schedules or cancellations, which are beyond our control. You need to be patient as their might be last minute changes and it might take an hour or so to confirm the wind forecast on trip. 2. The Video charges of the Paragliding activity is excluded from the tour cost. You may directly pay to the tandem for the video taken of your flight.   Batch 05 : 26th January 2016 Category : Adventure Level : Easy Duration : 1 Day   Highlights of the Outings : 1. Amazing Paragliding Ride-A Lifetime Experience 2. Professional Experts and Guides for the Safety Measures   Itinerary : Day-1 : 06:00 am : Departure from Mumbai towards
Kamshet En-route pick up at Thane. Reach Kamshet. Have breakfast. Proceed towards the activity site and enjoy the thrill of Paragliding at Kamshet. Have lunch and proceed back to Mumbai. Tour Concludes with Happy Memories 🙂   Tour Cost : Rs.5,000/- per person For Registered Member : Rs.4,800/- per member   Inclusions: 1. Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai by sharing basis 2. 1 Paragliding flight ( 8-10 minutes) 3. Morning Breakfast and Lunch 4. Expertise and Guide   Exclusions: Extra Ride Anything other than mentioned above   For booking you need to deposit Rs.5,000/- per person in following Account: NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERS BANK: ICICI ACCOUNT: CURRENT AC A/C: 623805029453 BRANCH: MULUND WEST IFSC CODE ICIC0006238   Cancellation and Refund applicable on the whole 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 refunded… Read more
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 10:45 AM PST
Trekगुरु : Trek to Sahyadri’s Toughest Fort Alang, Madan & Kulang (AMK) on 22 Jan to 24 Jan 2016 Height of Fort: Alang- 1479 m (4852 feet)  Madan-1466 m (4842 feet) Kulang – (4822 feet)   Date : 22nd Jan to 24th Jan 2016. [Starts on 21st Jan Night] Region : Igatpuri – Kalsubai Cost App.: Rs 2200/- Assembly : Kasara Rail Station Duration : 3 Day/ 3Nigh Grade: Tough (Trek Experience Required) Endurance: Medium ++ Contact: pravin 9821318848/9821465256   ———-           Trekगुरु invites you to the Toughest Trek of Sahyadri Alang, Madan & Kulang (AMK) on 22nd Jan to 24th Jan 2016. [Starts on 21st Night]   The fort trio of Alang-Madan-Kulang is situated in Kalasubai range. This area is rich with few of the highest mountain peaks in Sahyadri. Nearby peaks recognized are Kalsubai (higest peak in Maharashtra) & Ratangad. Other nearby landmarks are Bhandardara backwaters and Igatpuri.   The trek to Alang-Madan-Kulang is considered to be one of the toughest treks in Maharashtra. It tests your stamina, patience and mental toughness. No place for games here. The overall trek includes rock climbing, rappelling, high steeps, long walks.   ———-    Trek schedule & itinarary :-   Meeting Point: Kasara station at ticket    counter 01:18hrs 22nd Jan   Catch Mumbai CST – KASARA local train   on 21st Jan 2016.     Below mentioned is the approximate timing of the train CST 22:50 Byculla 22:57 Dadar 23.04 Thane 23:31 Kalyan 00:03 Kasara 01:18   Day 1: 22nd Jan   01:30am : Reach Kasara 02:30am : Start travel by private vehicle 04:00am : Reach Ambewadi (base village) Rest 06:30am : Wake up Breakfast Introduction 07:30am : Start the trek Reach the col between Alang and Madan climb the rock patch of Madangad Lunch break on Madangad top  After lunch start Descending Madangad Reach the col between Alang and Madan start ascending Alang fort Reach the cave Dinner Rest for the day   Day 2 : 23rd Jan   06:00am : Wake up Breakfast Explore Alang Start Descending Alang fort T… Read more

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