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Pune Trekking Network 6.11.2015

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Posted: 05 Nov 2015 04:20 AM PST
Welcome to the Wonderland of Birds and Territory of Black panthers !! About the Tour : Dandeli wildlife Sanctuary and DATR (Dandeli Anshi Tiger Reserve) fall in Karnataka and are among one of the richest forests in India with respect to flora and fauna. No wonder that it is known to be the most ideal place to sight hundreds of colourful birds, hornbills and the most elusive black panther. The bird photography studio at Ganeshgudi it the coolest place for any nature lover, wildlifer or photographer, where all you need to do is keep your camera loaded and the birds will come in front of you displaying their various behaviors, Bathing in the water ponds and refreshing the forest by their various calls. Its wonderful that no place else than Dandeli can bring it to reality so easily !! This 3 days birding and wildlife expedition in Dandeli is aimed at creating some great bird photographs at Ganeshgudi, Looking out for the western ghat special special herpetofauna at Dandeli like Pit Vipers and exploring this dense forest at night for catching glimpses of extremely elusive animals like Black panther, Slender Loris and Flying squirrel.   Outing Date : 18th-19th-20th December 2015 Category : WildlifeType : Wildlife and Birding expeditionDuration: 3 Days / 2 Nights   ITINERARY :  Day 0 – 17th December 2015 : ThursdayAbout 10 pm leave for Belgaum by luxury bus / private car from Mumbai Day 1 – 18th December 2015 : Friday Greeting at Belgaum by 09:00 am. Transfer to Resort in Dandeli – Ganeshgudi by private vehicle. Check in resort and Lunch. After Lunch Introduction about the birds of Dandeli and gear up for the photography session. As the afternoon shifts towards early evening, the bird activity at the studio increases exponentially and various birds like oriental white eye, Racket tailed drongo, Asian paradise flycatcher, Tickell’s blue flycatchers, Emerald doves, White rumped shama etc will start showing off their presence right in front of you, giving you enough… Read more
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 04:17 AM PST
Outline Itinerary Day 1: Arrive Paro. Transfer to Thimphu. Overnight in Thimphu. Day 2: Thimphu sightseeing. Overnight in Thimphu. Day 3: Thimphu-Trongsa. Overnight in Trongsa. Day 4: Bird watching and sightseeing in Trongsa. Overnight in Trongsa. Day 5: Trongsa-Punakha. Overnight in Punakha. Day 6: Punakha sightseeing. Overnight in Punakha. Day 7: Punakha- Paro. Visit Paro museum en route. Overnight in Paro. Day 8: Paro-Taktsang. Overnight in Paro. Day 9: Fly out.Detailed ItineraryDay 01:  Arrive at Paro airport and leave for Thimphu (55kms 1.5 hrs). Overnight in  Thimphu.Day 02: Thimphu Post breakfast visit the memorable Chorten dedicated to the 03rd King of Bhutan, The Textile Museum & Folk Heritage Museum that provides a fascinating insight into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life.  Drive to the 15th century Changakha Lhakhang spectacularly localted on the spur. The Takin Sanctuary near the lhakhang will give the visitor a chance to glance at the National animal of Bhutan – Takin. Visit Buddha point to have a wonderful view of Thimphu valley. Visit the school of Arts and Crafts and the National Library which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts, some dating back several hundred years, as well as modern academic books mainly on Himalayan culture and religion. Evening visit the Tashichho Dzong; the main secretarial building which houses the throne room of His Majesty the King of Bhutan and also the head seat of Chief Abbot of Bhu
tan. Overnight at the hotel.Day 03: Thimphu – Trongsa (2200m 199 kms – 6 hours) Post breakfast depart for Trongsa via  Dochu La (3050m). If the weather permits, you can see a range of high peaks toward the north east. The recently built 108 chortens gives the ridge a very beautiful and charming presence. Continue the drive via the Pele La (3300m/ 10800ft) crossing the Black Mountains, the traditional boundary between west and central Bhutan.  Crossing the pretty villages of Rukubji and Chendebji … Read more
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 04:07 AM PST
Explore the Capital of Swarajya..!! About the Tour :  Raigad is a hill fortress situated in the modern day near Mahad, Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. The Maratha king Shivaji Maharaj made the fort his capital in 1674 when he was crowned King of a Maratha Kingdom which later developed into the Maratha Empire eventually covering majority of modern day India. The fort, which rises 820 metres (2,700 ft) above sea level, is located in the Sahyadri mountain range. There are approximately 1400–1450 steps leading to the fort, though today a rope-way exists to reach the top of the fort. The fort was looted and destroyed by the British upon siege. You will get the goosebumps and feel the proud while listening to the awesome history that Maratha warriors and King Shivaji has created !! One can also expect numerous photographic angels on this trek. Outing Date : 22nd November 2015 Category: TrekkingDuration : 1 DayRope way charges : Approx : Rs.200/- return ITINERARY :  Day 0:Meeting at Dadar East at 11:00 pm. Second Pick Up From Thane at 11:30 pm. Leave For Raigad by non-a/c private vehicle. Day 1:Reaching Base by 5.00 am. Tea and freshen up with some snacks. Start Hike by 7:00 am through Mahadarwaja Route (One can also opt for Rope way facility to reach at top directly). Reaching at the top by 9:30 am. Explore the Raigad fort and its important monuments like Gangasagar Lake, Rajwada, Raj-darbar, Holi cha Mal, Ambarkhana. Have a delicious lunch around 1.30 pm. Post lunch explore the ancient market place, Jagadishwar temple and Takmaktok (the death point). Get yourself energized by a cup of Lemon / Konkam juice and start descending the fort. Reach base by 6 pm and enjoy some snacks. Reach Mumbai by 11 pm. Tour Concludes with Happy Memories 🙂   Tour Cost: Rs.1,300/- per personFor Registered Member : Rs.1,150/- per member Inclusions: Transport By non-a/c Private Vehicle Mumbai – Mumbai Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Snacks (Pure Veg) Trek Expertise and entry … Read more
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 04:00 AM 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 : 19th-20th December 2015 Category : Off-beat tourType of Outing : Geology-History-Culture-Nature ExplorationDuration : 1 Night / 2 DaysLevel : SimpleTrain Suggestions :CST to Jalna : Devgiri Express on 18th December 2015Jalna to CST : Nandigram Express on 20th December 2015 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 water, 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 : Ea… Read more
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 03:52 AM PST
Lakeside Camping at 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 05 : 14th-15th November 2015 Category : CampingLevel : Outdoor camping Duration : 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 Itinerary  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 nat
ure-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. Make su… Read more
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 03:50 AM PST
  Cambodia, a country hemmed in by Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and the Gulf of Thailand offers a lot more than meets the eye. It has emerged from decades of war and isolation to be back on the Southeast Asian tourist map. It is home to one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world—the Angkor Wat, which forms the center piece and starting point of most tourist explorations. Witnessing the majesty and grandeur of Angkor Wat is an awesome and breathtaking experience- one that will leave an indelible impression of your visit to this country. Vietnam is a narrow country with a long coastline in the east and mountains in the west. It is a country that has left it’s tumultuous history behind and opened its doors to the world in the recent past. Visit historic Ha Noi, the capital city and be fascinated by its Colonial charm, street-side cafés, tranquil lakes and it’s 36 streets of the Old Quarter. Sail in Ha Long Bay among the limestone islets and Karsts. Explore the phenomenal underground tunnel network of former Vietnamese soldiers at Cu Chi. View the economic hustle of Ho Chi Minh or cruise along the Mekong river. The country offers something for everyone.  Attractions: Cambodia – Visits to Angkor Wat, Bayaon, Banteay Srei, Apsara Dance show, Provision of Vegetarian meals. Vietnam- Cruise on the Mekong River, Visit to Halong Bay- overnight on junk boat, Visit to wartime underground tunnel networks, Water puppet show, Provision of vegetarian meals.                          Itinerary:                          DAY 01: MUMBAI – SIEM REAP                          Reporting at Mumbai Airport                           Leave for Siem Reap(Cambodia) by flight                          DAY 02: ARRIVE – SIEM REAP (L,D)  Arrive Siem Reap by afternoon flight, meet our Cambodian tour guide at Siem Reap airport. Transfer to hotel. Free time till dinner.                          Welcome dinner with Apsara Dance show at Local restaurant                          No visit t… Read more
Posted: 04 Nov 2015 11:28 PM PST
Konkan region in Maharashtra is rich in bio-diversity.There is much more to explore than the popular destinations in Konkan. Several sacred groves (Devrayi) in Konkan are still not known to nature lovers and thus remain unexplored.Dapoli, in Konkan has many such sacred groves around. Kudavale & Keshavraj are two of them. Both the groves have trees, climbers that are more than hundred years old. Rich in bio-diversity with several birds, butterflies, insects and spiders. Join us, this December to visit these two unknown sacred groves, with our expert- Dr Umesh Mundlye (Ph. D- Sacred Groves of Maharashtra).  Schedule: Day 1:6:00- Leave for Dapoli with packed breakfast.12:00- Reach Dapoli and have lunch.1:30 to 4:30- Visit Kudavale sacred grove.5:00- Post high tea visit Anjarle Ganesh temple.Overnight in Dapoli.Day2:6:00- Birdwatching.9:00- Post breakfast visit Keshavraj sacred grove.12:00- Lunch.1:00- Leave for Pune.7:00- Reach Pune.Cost: Rs 3450/- per person.Cost Includes: Non AC bus travel, All meals, Non AC accommodation on triple sharing, Expertise. Cost Excludes: Personal expenses like mineral water, cold drinks etc. Anything not mentioned in inclusions.Limited seats.Call for details:  Nihar- 9405575925… Read more
Posted: 04 Nov 2015 10:53 PM PST
We depart Mumbai on Friday, 27th Nov, around 2000hrs and return early morning on Monday, 30th Nov, around 6am by private bus.Read further for all the details of the event.Fixed Cost: INR 2500/- per person.This includes: 1: Road travel in Non Ac semi-luxury Bus from Mumbai to Mumbai 2: Accommodation in Malvan on sharing basis.Variable cost includes: (Approx.) (borne by the participant) Veg plate: Rs.100/- Non- veg: Rs. 150/- chicken Rs. 250/- Fish Professional Scuba: Rs. 1500/- Para sailing 1500/- for Single & 800/- for double. Water sports: On actuals. Places to cover in Malvan: Chivla Beach, Tarkarli Beach, Deobagh Beach & Kunkeshwar Temple, Tsunami Island. Adventure Activities: Scuba Diving, para Sailing, Water sports etc.. The registrations for the event will be confirmed only on payment of an advance amount of INR2000. Detailed Itinerary will be provided to confirm participants. Do let us know for the further assistance. For any further details contact:Mayank: 9819350700Arpit: 9819948833… Read more

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