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Pune Trekking Network 16.5.2016

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Posted: 15 May 2016 10:22 PM PDT
Dear Friends we invite you all for FireFlies Special Trek to Prabalmachi with MumbaiRangers on 28 may 2016 Leaving friday Night 27 May   The village of Prabalmachi is the ‘base camp’ for a trek up the Prabalgad Fort. just Before Monsoon starts Millions Of Fireflies gather to attract their Mates. We Get opportunity to Witness these amazing bugs. Kalavantin is a 500m high pinnacle on the northern edge of the Prabal plateau. It is located near the Machi and Vajepur villages.   Prabalgad Fort is located between Matheran and Panvel in the Indian state of Maharashtra, at an elevation of 2300 feet in the Western Ghats. It was built on a plateau very close to Matheran, but unlike Matheran it does not have a good source of water. It was known as Muranjan until it was taken over and renamed by the Maratha forces under Shivaji’s rule. The fort contains a temple to Ganesh and some stone ruins. Its sister fort is Irshalgad. The Ulahas River runs to the east of the fort. The Gadhi River, and the Chanderi and Peb forts are to the west. To the south is the Patalganga River, and Manikgad and to the north is the Karnala fort.   Some info about the fort:   Type : Hill forts Place : Prabalmachi Location: Near panvel Elevation : 390 Metres Simple 1.5 HR AScend Difficulty: Easy Trek Leader : Swapnil Kawad   Pune Participants can Meet at Panvel station 9 oclock Night   Meeting at Panvel Station sharp at 9 oclock Night. Detail Plan :   09.00 PM Reach Panvel station 10.00 PM Reach Base Village in TumTum 11.30 PM Reach Prabalmachi Simple 1.5 Hour Ascend Experience Glowing Fireflies 11.40 PM Have Dinner After Dinner sleep (Day OFF) OR Explore Surrounding PLaces and Fireflies 06:00 AM Wakeup Freshnup Breakfast & Tea 08.30 AM Back to Base Village 09:30 AM Reach Panvel Station 11:00 AM Reach Mumbai   The itinerary for trek is: THINGS TO CARRY- 1. Compulsory – Trekking shoes OR Sports Shoes 2. Compulsory – Water (2 ltrs) Electrol 3. Compulsory – Torch With extra batteries 4. Optional – Camera… Read more
Posted: 15 May 2016 07:17 PM PDT
Event Tag: Trikon #14Event Name: Harishchandragad Trekking and CampingEvent Date: 28th – 29th May 2016Location: PachnaiEvent Cost: Rs. 1,800/- per paxSeats Available: 35This mighty Fort never fails to amuse wanderers with it’s abundance of, mythological, historical importance and most picturesque it’s mountainous ranges. Yeah Harishchandragadit is!Harishchandragad is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar District of India. Its history is linked with that of Malshej Ghat kothale village and it has played a major role in guarding and controlling the surrounding region.The fort is quite ancient. Remnants of Microlithic man have been discovered here. The various Puraan’s (ancient scriptures) like Matsyapurana, Agnipurana and Skandapurana include many references about Harishchandragad. Its origin is said to have been in the 6th century, during the rule of Kalachuri dynasty.This cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan. It provides a scenic view of the surrounding region and the setting sun. The cliff has an overhang, but has been climbed many times. Sometimes a circular rainbow (Brocken Spectre phenomenon) can be seen from this point. It can be seen only when there is a bit of mist in the valley, and the sun is right behind the person facing the valley.Key Insights➢ Scenic View of Sunset-Sunrise from Kokankada is absolute divine➢ Well built lake ‘Saptatirtha’ and Harishchandreshwar Temple➢ Medieval era Kedareshwar Cave and interesting predictions of Local Legends!➢ Whole plethora of Peaks:Taramati, Ajoba Fort, Kulang and many more.Itinerary:Day 0: 27th May Friday NightCatch Last Local to KasaraTrain Timing : Last Slow Local to Kasara.12:14 @ CST12:22 @ Byculla12:32 @ Dadar12:42 @ Kurla1:08 @ Thane1:41 @ Kalyan2:55 @ KasaraGet one way ticket to Kasara (Remember to board second last compartment from CST side, Just don’t miss the train, as missing the train is missing the event)Day 1: 28th May Saturday Early Morning3:00 am: Reach Kasara stationMove ahead to Pachnai Base Vill… Read more

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