TreksAndTrails India- Trek To Andharban on 9th August 2015, Sunday

 

andharban trek

 

 

Type: Valley/Jungle

Range: Mulshi, Pune

Base Village: Pimpri

Grade: Medium

Maximum Height: 2,100 feet at Pimpri as it is a full descend trek

Trek Distance: 13KM

 

Info:

Andharban, by its name means a dark dense forest. It is a descend trek, where you are already on height and you will descend till end. It is one of the most beautiful trek and lots of things to explore. We will be walking on ridge offering awesome view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat. Evergreen forest covers you with shade in first half of the trek (6-8 kms).The trek further descends down in Konkan to reach Bhira (4 kms).The same valley where is the origin of the Kundalika river famous for its white water river rafting.

The itinerary for the trail is as given below:

 

TreksandTrails is going to Bhimashankar for an overnight trek on 25 - 26 July 2015

 

Summary: Overnight trek to Bhimashankar on 25 -26 July 2015

Height: 3296 ft

Grade: Medium – tuff

Assembly: Neral Railway Station

Time: Approx. 4.5 hrs from Khandas, base village.

Duration: 2 Days and 1 Night.

Location: Nagar District.

Contribution: Rs 1500.00

 

Places to See

Lord Shiva Temple: Bhimashankar Temple is located in the village of Bhorgiri 50 km North West of Khed, near Pune. There is a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. It is a modest yet graceful temple and it dates back to mid 18th century. The shikhara of the temple was built by Nana Phadnavis. This temple is closely associated with the legend of Shivaraj Khade slaying the demon Tripurasura associated with the invincible flying citadels Tripuras. Shiva is said to have taken abode in the Bhima form, upon the request of the Gods, on the crest of the Sahyadri hills, and the sweat that poured forth from his body after the battle is said to have formed the Bhimarathi River. Bhimashankar is also the source of the Bhima River, which flows south east and merges with the Krishna River near Raichur. Trek to Bhimashankar can be easliy done as its near Mumbai.A big size bell in Hemadpanthi structure: - Built by Nana Phadanavis is also a feature of Bhimashankar.Hanuman Lake, Gupt Bhimashankar, Sakshi Vinayak, Origin of River Bhima, Nag Phani from where one can see the view of the Peth fort and Padhar, Bombay Point, and lot more. Bhimashankar is conserved forest area and wildlife sanctuary where a variety of birds, animals, flowers, plants can be seen. A rare animal "Shekru" can be found in deep woods. Bhimashankar is worth visited for jungle lovers and trekkers as well as for pilgrims.

 

Treks and Trails is going for a One day Trek to Ajoba hills on 18 July 2015, Saturday

 

Ajoba-Fort

Summary
Height: 4511 ft
Type: Hill trek
Grade: Medium
Time: 3 hrs from Dehne, village
Range: Shahapur
District: Thane
Contribution: Rs 600 per person.
Last date: 16 July 2015 to Register

About
Ajoba is one of the highest peak in Sahyadri. One of the best places to trek near Mumbai. We can be climbed either from eastern or from western side. The climb from eastern side takes longer time. There is a Valmiki Ashram at half way to the fort. The rest path to the top is said to be risky during monsoon. Near the Ashram, there is a small hut where we can stay. A small water stream provides us with pure water. The way beyond Ashram leads to a rivulet, crossing which we can reach the cave of ‘LUV-KUSH’. To reach this spot we have to ascend the way of waterfall for one and half hour. Above this cave there is a precipice called ‘Cradle of Sitamai’. In the cave there are the carved “Padukas” or the footprints of Luv and Kush. This precipice is a real challenge for trekkers. The ashram is a sacred place and people from all over Maharashtra come here. There are some carved stones near the ashram, on which some carved idols depict some story.

 

Treks and Trails India - One Day Trek to Kalavantin Durg 19 July 2015 Sunday

 

Kalavantin Top 40 Places in World

Summary:
Height: 2000ft approx
Grade: Medium – Thrilling
Base Village: Thakurwadi
Contribution: 400.00 per person

About:
Kalawantin durg was used as a watch tower and is located right next to Prabhalgad fort on the old Mumbai-Pune route. The beauty of this trek is the amazing rock cut steps that zig-zag their way up the mountain to take you to the top of the fort. One can get a panoramic view from the top, not to mention the thrill of an exposed climb via the stairs. Also listed as The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in one of the blogs.

Itinerary: Meet at 6.45 AM (Sharp) at Panvel bus depot on Sunday 19 July 2015.

07:00 Breakfast at Panvel station
07:45 Depart from Panvel bus depot to Thakurwadi by ST / tumtum
08:25 Thakurwadi base
08:30 Trek from Thakurwadi to Kalawantin
11:00 Kalawantin durg summit. REST - Lunch - Explore – Photography
13:30 Descend to Thakurwadi
16:00 By bus to Panvel
17:00 Disperse at Panvel bus depot

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