OffBeatSahyadri : Trek to Chanderi with OffBeat Sahyadri on 21st July 2013

Trek to Chanderi with OffBeat Sahyadri on 21st  July 2013

Dear OffBeaters,

Off Beat Sahyadri invites you for the Trek to Chanderi on 21st  July 2013

Type: Hill Fort
2330 Feet above MSL (Approx)
medium- hard
Base Village: Tamsai
Nearest taluka place: Badalapur/Panvel
Chanderi is an ancient army fort situated near Vangani (Kalyan) / Panvel.
There are not much remnants on the top except few water tanks and shatters stones.

Lots of water streams and rocky path to the fort through waterfalls make the fort really interesting.
The view from the top is really alluring, one can observe Karnala, Prabalgad, Irshalgad, Manikgad, Peb, Matheran, Nakhind, Navra navri, Tavli ect from the top.
The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

The approx Itinerary for the trek will be as follows:
Meeting point : Panvel ST Depot sharp at 7.00am.
Timing of the Panvel local will be provided.
Reach the base village by Tum-tum.
Break fast, Introduction, does and donts
Reach the top in next 4 hrs, Lunch Break.
Explore the fort and start descending by 1.30pm.
Reach the base till 5 pm.
Refreshment and start our Back journey to Panvel.
Reaching Mumbai by 9.30-10.00pm tentatively.
Train from CST to Panvel:
Mumbai CST
5:30 am
5:33 am
Sandhurst Rd
5:36 am
Dockyard Rd
5:33 am
Reay Road
5:40 am
Cottan Green
5:42 am
5:45 am
Vadala Road
5:48 am
GTB Nagar
5:52 am
5:55 am
5:58 am
Tilak Nagar
6:01 am
6:03 am
6:06 am
6:09 am
6:17 am
6:19 am
Jui Nagar
6:22 am
6:26 am
6:29 am
Belapur CBD
6:32 am
6:36 am
6:39 am
6:42 am
6:47 am
is Rs 450/–  per head 
which includes
Travelling Charges from Panvel to Pavel.
Breakfast Lunch and evening refreshments.   
For registration kindly transfer Rs 450/-  per head in the following A/c

Union Bank Account No 369102010801696
Branch: Juhu Tara Mumbai
In the Name of Ms Priti P Patel
IFSC Code: UBIN0536911
A/c Type : Savings A/c

Note: Registrations through phone calls only.
After transaction please email us transaction id along with participant’s details (name, email and mobile number) at
Check list :
Rains are expected so pack your bags accordingly.
Double pack valuables in polythene.
·         Identity Proof
·         Water 2 liters (must)
·         Torch 
·         Change of cloths
·         Ready to eat snacks
·         Personal medicines
·         Windcheater (Chill wind blows at the ridge with heavy rains, proper coat provides relief from shivering)
·         Good shoes
·         Other accessories 
Registration or queries: 
Priti Patel :  9987990300
Rajas Deshpande : 9664782503
Zeenat  : 9860636757
Few rules we would like our participants to follow.
Rules and Regulation
1.    Do understand that we do not arrange picnics. It follows that if one seeks luxury and absolute comfort then we can hardly help them. 😉
2.    Offbeat Sahyadri believe in being one with nature and that is possible only when we shed all city slicker attitudes. Of course by that we do not suggest that one should be ready for any kind of nonsense.
3.    Utmost care is taken to ensure safety of the group and care is taken that no one is inconvenienced because of factors within our control.
4.    We do expect our offbeater friends to understand group dynamics and leave at home their individuality. They should be prepared to share and care. That makes and all the physical and mental exhaustion forgettable and the trek itself becomes unforgettable! Trust us on this.
Now some basic codes:
Respect nature:
1.    Absofreakinglutely no littering! Carry your own trash. If you are found littering then we will request you to pick it up. Friends, it is really not nice to throw garbage around and it only reflects upon us. Will we do this to our own houses?
2.    Do not disturb the flora and fauna. No making pretty bouquets of grabbed flowers and blooms. No feeding and intimidating birds and other animals. Think how you would feel if someone barges into your house and threatens you. The jungle is THEIR home. So, Capital NO= NO!
3.    Remember, the mountain has a mind of his own. Beware and do not make the mistake of taking him for granted. It sounds weird but it’s true.
With fellow trekkers:
1.    It is fun to interact and get to know people from different walks of life. Feel free to take the opportunity to expand your social circles.
2.    Share water and food. Nothing else is a better ice breaker than being offered water or a bite of your sandwich!
3.    Care for your fellow trekkers. It is not nice to be self centered and unamicable.

Team OffBeat Sahyadri