Visit Konkan with Sindhudurg Safari (Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Event) on 24 – 26 Jan 2015

Summary of our tour:
Grade:Easy
Destination:Vijaydurg, Kunkeshwar, Rameshwar, Sindhudurg Fort, Dolphin Safari, Tsunami Island, Tarkarli Beach, Nivati Beach
Activities:Snorkelling, Surface Supply Scuba Diving,
Dates:24 – 26 Jan 2015
Maximum:20 Participants
Minimum:06 Participants
Cost per Person: ₹ 6700.00 per head (All Veg Meals) and ₹ 7500.00 per person (All Non-Veg Meals)
Interesting Places to check out in and around Malvan:
The Rock Garden Malvan
Rock Garden - The Rock garden is situated near the Arase Mahal and on the Rocky Shore of Malvan.
Jai Ganesh Mandir – Idol made from pure Gold.
Chivla Beach
Arse Mahal Beach
Tondavali Beach (19 km North from Malvan)
Achra Beach (22 km north from Malvan)
Rameshwar Temple (23 km north from Malvan)
Devbaug Beach (12 km south from Malvan)
Vetal Mandir (4 km North from Malvan)
Mahanchi bhavani devi (5 km south from Malvan)
Gangeshwar mandir mahan (5 km south from Malvan)
Malvan Bazar – every Monday on the beach.
Malvan beach (2 km from the Malvan ST stand)
Tarkarli Beach
Tarkarli is a narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters, located at the convergence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. It is 546km away from Mumbai on the west coast of India. This place has gained prominence because of its transparently clear seas, where on a sunny day you can see the sea- bed up to a depth of 20 feet. From Malvan to Devbaug is one stretched beach of 12 km, the longest beach in Maharashtra. This beach can be rightly called as ‘Queen Beach’ of Sindhudurg. 

Trekking near Mumbai at Alang – Madan – Kulang. The toughest trek in the Sahyadri range 24th – 25th – 26th January 2015 (leaving 23rd January Friday night 2015)

Its the best time to visit these forts now. After the rains between October and January end. Post which the water is less in the water tanks. As the path leading to the caves become difficult during the monsoon. Come join us - pack your bags.
Summary:
Duration:3 days and 3 Nights
Height:4852 - 4841 - 4822 ft
Region:Igatpuri - Kalsubai
Contribution:Rs 2500.00 per person
About Alang fort:
Alang Fort (also Alangad) is a fort in Nashik district, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the three forts, the others being Madangad and Kulang, in the Kalsubai range of the Western Ghats. They are the most difficult to reach forts in Nasik District. A dense forest cover make these treks difficult. These three forts are a little neglected due to very heavy rains in the area and a difficult confusing path to the forts
About Kulang fort:
Being in the same region of the three forts its said climb to Kulag is the most difficult. On the way up climbing we come across patches of roch cut steps. It take 6 hours to reach from Kulanwadi to the fort. On the fort to see around 5 water cisterns. Form here we could also see Mahuli with the 3 pinacles. One can also stay at the caves here.
About Madan fort:
The climb preferred is usually between Madan and Alang. The time taken could around 3-4 hours toreach the step after leaving Kulung fort. over here rock climbing would be required as the wall of the steps was destroyed during the cannon fire. Use of a fixed rope is required. There is one large cave on this fort and 2 water cistern. The top of the fort is a huge plateau. On the fort, there are two caves, a small temple and 11 water cisterns. Remnants of buildings are spread over the fort. Kalasubai, Aundh Fort, Patta and Bitangad are to the east of the fort, Harihar, Trymbakgad and Anjaneri to its north and Harishchandragad, Aajobagad, Khutta (pinnacle), Ratangad and Katrabai to its south.

Overnight trek to Vasota - Nageshwar on 17 - 18 January 2015 (leaving 16th January night)

Summary:
 
Height:3614 ft. 
Date:17 - 18 Jan 2015
Region:Koyna
Assembly:Kalyan railway station 
Duration:2 Days and 2 Nights
Grade:7.5/10.00
Contribution: Rs. 1500.00
About Vasota:
 
Vasota fort is situated on the banks of the Shivsagar dam. Met Indavali is the base village of Vasota. From here the forest path leads us to the top of Vasota. It takes two hours to reach the top. It is a gradual climb and through dense forest. It is an ideal trek in winter and summer. The view from top is breath-taking. The fort is covered by a thick reserved forest. On the east side are the backwaters of Shivsagar dam. After that one can see the mountain range of Kas Mahabaleshwar. Steep falls or cliffs on the west side of the fort and the mountain ranges add to the beauty of the place. Nageshwar cave is visible on the north of the fort. It is a two hours trek form Vasota
Itinerary:
 
20:30 - Assemble at Kalyan railway station on 16th January 2015
21:30 - 03:30 Travel Kalyan to Satara by Mahalaxmi Express.
03:30 - 06:00 Reach Satara. Rest at Satara railway station 

Overnight trek to Harishchandragad via talakind on 10 - 11 January 2015 (leaving Friday night 09th January 2015)

Summary:
Height:4650 ft
Grade:Medium – tuff
Endurance:High
Assembly:Kalyan railway station
Duration:2 Days and 2 Nights.
Region:Malshej
Contribution:1300.00 per participant.
About
The carvings on the temples of Nageshwar (in Khireshwar village), in the Harishchandreshwar temple and in the cave of Kedareshwar indicate that the fort belongs to the medieval period, since it is related to Shaiva, Shakta or Naath. Later the fort was under the control of Moguls. The Marathas captured it in 1747. Main attractions on Fort: Saptatirtha Pushkarni, Kedareshwar Cave, Konkan Kada (Konkan cliff), Taramati peak, Temple of Harishchandreshwar,
TreksandTrails itinerary for the trek to Harishchandragad on 10 - 11 January 2015
Day 1:
22:00Report at Kalyan ST bus stand
22:30Travel Kalyan Khubi Phata by bus. Reach Khubi phata .
00:00General Instruction/ Orientation & Night halt at Khireshwar village
Day 2
06:30Start Trek toward Harishchandragad.
11:00Reach On Top Of Harishchandragad. Explore - REST - Lunch - Explore – Photography
12:30Visit Konkan kada & back to the temple. Dinner & night stay in the cave near temple.
Day 3.
07:00Visit Taramati peak & back to temple.
08:30Start descending Harishchandragad
13:00Lunch in the village.
15:00Reach Khubi Phata & proceed towards Kalyan.
20:00Disperse at Kalyan ST bus depot (subjective)

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