Pune Trekking Network 16.2.2016

Pune Trekking Network


  • Mid Earth: Rappelling @ Dukes Nose
  • MumbaiRangers Trek to Sea Fort Murud Janjira on 27th Mar 2016
  • Trekगुरु : Thrilling One Day Trek to Kalavantin Durg On 19 Feb 16
  • Trekगुरु : Thrilling One Day Trek to Kalavantin Durg On 19 Feb 16
  • MumbaiRangers Tour To Velas Turtle Festival on 05 & 06 Mar 2016 Leaving 04 Mar Night Batch 3
  • Vagabond- 2D/2N Trek to Harishchandragad (Konkan Kada), 11th/12th/13th March
  • MumbaiRangers Tour To Velas Turtle Festival on 27 & 28 Feb 2016 Leaving 26 Feb Night Batch 2  
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 09:55 PM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Trek to Sea Fort Murud Janjira on 27th Mar 2016 Type : Sea fortFort Range : AlibagDistrict : RaigadEndurance : EasyDifficulty : EasyTrek Leader: Amit Bhadouria. Murud-Janjira is the local name for a fort situated on an island just off the coastal village of Murud, in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India.It was occupied by the Siddis and is famous for being the only fort along India’s Western coast that remained undefeated despite Dutch, Maratha and English East India Company attacks.Murud-Janjira Fort is situated on an oval-shaped rock off the Arabian Sea coast near the port town of Murud, 165 km south of Mumbai. Janjira is considered one of the strongest marine forts in India.  The main gate of the fort faces Rajapuri on the shore and can be seen only when one is quite close to it. It has a small postern gate towards the open sea for escape. Kalak Bangadi, Largest Cannon At Janjira Fort, Weighting over 12 Tons The fort has 19 rounded bastions, still intact. There are many cannons of native and European make rusting on the bastions. Now in ruins, the fort in its heyday was a full-fledged living fort with all the necessary facilities, e.g., palaces, quarters for officers, mosque, two small 30 feet deep natural fresh water lakes, etc.On the outer wall flanking the main gate, there is a sculpture depicting a tiger-like beast clasping elephants in its claws. There are prominent “ASHOK-CHAKRAS” on all major gates of the fort Janjira. There are images of playing elephants, lions etc. Despite repeated attempts, the Portuguese, the British and the Marathas failed to subdue the power of the Siddi’s, who were themselves allied with the Mughal Empire. Major historical figures from Murud-Janjira include men such as Yahya Saleh and Sidi Yaqub. The fort has a tunnel which opens in Rajpuri. The fort was made by a mixture of lead, sand and gul. The Marathas led by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj attempted to scale the 12 meters high Granite walls … Read more
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 10:12 AM PST
Trekगुरु : Thrilling One Day Trek to KALAVANTIN DURG Date : 19 Feb 2016 Feature : Pinnacle with rock cut steps. Height : 1500ft Region : Panvel, Thakurwadi Places To See : Rock cut steps, nearby forts like Prabalgad, Matheran, Chanderi, Haji malang forts. Grade : Medium – Easy / Thrilling Cost : Aprx 250 – 350 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 100 rs trekगुरु charges Contact : PRAVIN 9821318848/9821465256   ———-   Dear trekkers,      Trekगुरु invites you for one day trek at Kalavantin pinnacle on Friday 19 Feb 2016   ———-   History:   This fort is just opposite to Prabalgad. It is also visible from Mumbai-Pune Expressway. According to stories, the fort was built for a queen named Kalavantin. Steps leading up to the fort have been cut into the rock face of the hill. The Adivasi People of Machi-Prabal village observe the custom of dancing on every Holi (Shimga) Festival at the top of Kalavantin Fort. The fort top commands an excellent view of the surroundings with Prabal in the front. Matheran, Chanderi, Shrimallang, Irshal, Karnala, Manikgad, etc can be easily identified.   ———    Trek Schedule & Itinerary :-   07.20 am : Panvel station meeting point Local Train Timings: For Harbour Line Panvel Slow Local Mumbai CST : 06:00 am Wadala Road: 06:18 am Kurla : 06:28 am Vashi: 06:47 am Nerul: 06:56 am Panvel: 07:17 am For Western Line Western Line people can connect the above train from Wadala Road @ 06:18 am Recommended Local is Andheri Harbour line 05:44 am Andheri : 05:44 am Bandra : 05:58 am Wadala Rd: 06:09 am 07.20 am : Meeting point panvel station Breakfast Move to thakurwadi base village 09.00 am : Start trek 10.30 am : Reach prabalmachi 12.00 pm : Reach top 01.00 pm : Start descend 01.40 pm : reach prabalmachi Lunch 04.00 pm : reach thakurwadi base village 05.30 pm : reach panvel station   ———-   Cost : Aprx 250 – 350 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 100 rs trekगुरु charges   ———-   include: > Panvel – Thakurwadi– Pan… Read more
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 10:12 AM PST
Trekगुरु : Thrilling One Day Trek to KALAVANTIN DURG Date : 19 Feb 2016 Feature : Pinnacle with rock cut steps. Height : 1500ft Region : Panvel, Thakurwadi Places To See : Rock cut steps, nearby forts like Prabalgad, Matheran, Chanderi, Haji malang forts. Grade : Medium – Easy / Thrilling Cost : Aprx 250 – 350 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 100 rs trekगुरु charges Contact : PRAVIN 9821318848/9821465256   ———-   Dear trekkers,      Trekगुरु invites you for one day trek at Kalavantin pinnacle on Sunday 19 Feb 2016   ———-   History:   This fort is just opposite to Prabalgad. It is also visible from Mumbai-Pune Expressway. According to stories, the fort was built for a queen named Kalavantin. Steps leading up to the fort have been cut into the rock face of the hill. The Adivasi People of Machi-Prabal village observe the custom of dancing on every Holi (Shimga) Festival at the top of Kalavantin Fort. The fort top commands an excellent view of the surroundings with Prabal in the front. Matheran, Chanderi, Shrimallang, Irshal, Karnala, Manikgad, etc can be easily identified.   ———    Trek Schedule & Itinerary :-   07.20 am : Panvel station meeting point Local Train Timings: For Harbour Line Panvel Slow Local Mumbai CST : 06:00 am Wadala Road: 06:18 am Kurla : 06:28 am Vashi: 06:47 am Nerul: 06:56 am Panvel: 07:17 am For Western Line Western Line people can connect the above train from Wadala Road @ 06:18 am Recommended Local is Andheri Harbour line 05:44 am Andheri : 05:44 am Bandra : 05:58 am Wadala Rd: 06:09 am 07.20 am : Meeting point panvel station Breakfast Move to thakurwadi base village 09.00 am : Start trek 10.30 am : Reach prabalmachi 12.00 pm : Reach top 01.00 pm : Start descend 01.40 pm : reach prabalmachi Lunch 04.00 pm : reach thakurwadi base village 05.30 pm : reach panvel station   ———-   Cost : Aprx 250 – 350 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 100 rs trekगुरु charges   ———-   include: > Panvel – Thakurwadi– Pan… Read more
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 06:42 AM PST
  Dear Friends we invite you all for Turtle Festival Tour to Velas on on 05 & 06 Mar 2016 Leaving 04 Mar Night Batch 3   Batch 1 : 20 & 21 Feb 2016 Leaving 19 Feb Friday Night Batch 2 : 27 & 28 Feb 2016 Leaving 26 Feb Friday Night Batch 3 : 5 & 6 March 2016 Leaving 4 March Friday Night Batch 4 : 12 & 13 March 2016 Leaving 11 March Friday Night Batch 5 : 19 & 20 March 2016 Leaving 18 march Friday Night Batch 6 : 26 & 27 March 2016 Leaving 25 March Friday Night   Turtle Festival at Velas Beach : The turtle festival is being celebrated since 2006.The Turtle Festival at Velas is annually organized by Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra (SNM) and the Kasav Mitra Mandal ,in March. This festival is meant for nature lovers, marine turtle enthusiasts, tourists and people who just want to witness this moment, at least once in a lifetime!   Harihareshwar Surrounded by four holy hills Harihar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri and Pushpadri Harihareshwar is a region in Konkan which is amazingly beautiful with hills playing the perfect foil for long stretch of pristine beach. The Harihareshwar temple built in the 16th century with the deities of Vishnu Brahma and Shiva is the primary attraction in Harihareshwar along with beautiful stretch of beach.   Velas is a village in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. It is noted as a birthplace of Nana Phadnis.He was sachiva- a secretary in Peshawai in Pune. Accommodation consists of a simple, homely dormitory style (no separate rooms).   Bankot is a square shaped fort. On the sides of Bankot fort, there is a dry moat (Revni) dug out in the Jambhya stone. Jambhya stone is peculiar type of stone adorning a purple shade and peculiarly it is incapable of storing water as the water invariable percolates through it owing to its much porous nature. The main entrance (Mahadarwaja) of the fort is north-facing with a well sculpted arch and carvings. Watch guards dug out (Devdya) align on both sides of the Mahadarwaja with some pits being dug … Read more
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 06:31 AM PST
A 2N/2D day trek to ‘Harishchandragad’ COST – Rs 2,000Rs 1,600 (Student Discount)DATES – 11th/12th/13th MarchASSEMBLE at Kalyan Station: 10pm (11th Mar)RETURN to VT: 7pm (13th Mar)TREK LEVEL: ChallengingINCLUSIVE of:Trek Guide ChargesTransport (to and fro)Live music12th: Breakfast and Dinner13th: Morning TeaRefreshments while trekkingTo carry:HaversackNon perishable lunch/snacksDrinking water (2 ltrs minimum)Sleeping bag (+400Rs Rental)Warm clothingNOTICE:This is a trek and not a nature trail, we will be ascending and descending mountains through the course of the trek. Eventually we will set up camp on a mountain top (caves, during monsoons) where we will spend the night under the open sky. Contact:Shreya: 9820464838Nikita: 7208098212… Read more
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 03:26 AM PST
  Dear Friends we invite you all for Turtle Festival Tour to Velas on 27 & 28 Feb 2016 Leaving 26 Feb Night   Batch 1 : 20 & 21 Feb 2016 Leaving 19 Feb Friday Night Batch 2 : 27 & 28 Fe
b 2016 Leaving 26 Feb Friday Night Batch 3 : 5 & 6 March 2016 Leaving 4 March Friday Night Batch 4 : 12 & 13 March 2016 Leaving 11 March Friday Night Batch 5 : 19 & 20 March 2016 Leaving 18 march Friday Night Batch 6 : 26 & 27 March 2016 Leaving 25 March Friday Night   Turtle Festival at Velas Beach : The turtle festival is being celebrated since 2006.The Turtle Festival at Velas is annually organized by Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra (SNM) and the Kasav Mitra Mandal ,in March. This festival is meant for nature lovers, marine turtle enthusiasts, tourists and people who just want to witness this moment, at least once in a lifetime!   Harihareshwar Surrounded by four holy hills Harihar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri and Pushpadri Harihareshwar is a region in Konkan which is amazingly beautiful with hills playing the perfect foil for long stretch of pristine beach. The Harihareshwar temple built in the 16th century with the deities of Vishnu Brahma and Shiva is the primary attraction in Harihareshwar along with beautiful stretch of beach.   Velas is a village in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. It is noted as a birthplace of Nana Phadnis.He was sachiva- a secretary in Peshawai in Pune. Accommodation consists of a simple, homely dormitory style (no separate rooms).   Bankot is a square shaped fort. On the sides of Bankot fort, there is a dry moat (Revni) dug out in the Jambhya stone. Jambhya stone is peculiar type of stone adorning a purple shade and peculiarly it is incapable of storing water as the water invariable percolates through it owing to its much porous nature. The main entrance (Mahadarwaja) of the fort is north-facing with a well sculpted arch and carvings. Watch guards dug out (Devdya) align on both sides of the Mahadarwaja with some pits being dug out in the … Read more

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