Utopia Farmstay Carpentry Workshop

CARPENTRY WORKSHOP

Take a break and learn a new skill on a weekend.

Come, train with AdwaitKher (Restorer & Interior Designer) as he imparts the tricks of the trade to a handful of enthusiasts at Utopia Farmstay, Nashik.

Take home a Clock, Wall shelf, Wine Bottle Holder (as seen below), photo frame or tray (depending on your skills and speed).

When: 8th June, evening arrival 9th & 10th June Workshop (Afternoon departure) WHERE: Utopia Farmstay, Nashik

ABOUT US

We (Uttara and I) have been sourcing, designing and exporting furniture for nearly twenty years now. What started off as a travel-bug & hobby soon turned into a full-fledged exports business for us.  I would get into a truck (with no real destination in mind) and just scrounge ancient waadas, & havelis for artefacts. I'd fill up the truck and come home to a not-so-happy wife! When we ran out of storage space (which didn't take long), I started upcycling this reclaimed teak wood.

Where people saw discarded old pieces of junk, I saw potential. These were century-old relics which needed just a little bit of care. I treated the wood and polished it, and everyone was amazed at the results.

Over the years, apart from having tons of loyalists in India, I've also exported to different parts of Europe and America.

Batches for Carpentry Workshop

  • 8th to 10th June 2018

 

Event Details

Event Itinerary

Friday, 8th June

Arrive in Nashik at leisure. If you reach early, you can visit the vineyards.

Saturday, 9th June

8 am - 9 am: Breakfast

9 am - 1 pm: Make your own Wall Clock

1 pm - 2 pm: Lunch

2 pm - 6 pm: Make your own Wall Shelf

6 pm - 7 pm: Break

7 pm - 8 pm: Informal Discussion on Wood, History of Furniture, Joinery

Sunday 10th June

8 am - 9 am: Breakfast

9 am - 1 pm: Make your own Lamp Shade or Tray or Photo Frame

1 pm - 2 pm: Lunch

2 pm - 4 pm: Finishing and Polishing

4. 30 pm: Depart for Mumbai

Cost

INR 7, 000 per Child (Age 8+)

INR 17, 500 per Person

INR 25, 000 per Couple

 

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in Air-Conditioned Rooms at Utopia Farmstay.
  • All Meals.
  • Taxes.
  • Workshop Fees & Takeaways.

 

How to Register

Batches for Carpentry Workshop

8th to 10th June 2018 - Buy Tickets - Per Person - 

8th to 10th June 2018 - Buy Tickets - Couples - 

8th to 10th June 2018 - Buy Tickets - Children - 

 

Cost

INR 7,000 per Child (Age 8+)

INR 17, 500 per Person

INR 25,000 per Couple

 

For Registration and confirmation transfer amount in the given a/c

 

Account Name - Treks and Trails 

Bank Name - Axis Bank

Account Number - 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code - UTIB0000695

Account Type - Current Account

 

Once payment is done, please send an email to    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   with Transaction ID, Participant Names, email ID, Whatsapp mobile number, emergency contact number.

 

Please Call or email for any clarification: 

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai mobile/Whatsapp - 8828746865 / 8828004949 

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.

 

FAQ

1. What does the cost include?

The cost includes your stay at Utopia Farmstay for two nights, all your meals on Saturday, Breakfast & Lunch on Sunday and Dinner on Friday. It also includes the cost of material, tools and the teak takeaways (Worth roughly INR 1,500) that you will create in the workshop. Taxes are included as well.

2. How many participants will be present?

We would need 6 participants minimum to conduct this workshop. In the unfortunate circumstances that we do not have 6 participants, the full amount will be refunded. At the moment, we're restricting the workshop to 10 participants only.

3. Why is there a choice of item to make on day two?

We have no way of understanding your skills till you are at the workshop. Depending on your speed and ability to make things, you can take home anything between 3-5 items.

4. Can children participate?

All participating children must be accompanied by a participating adult. The cost of a single participating parent is INR 12,500. Unfortunately, we cannot take children without their participating parents in the workshop.

5. What do I need to bring?

Absolutely nothing. Just a willingness to learn, meet new people and enjoy yourself!

6. What if I'm coming with someone, but only I want to participate?

Here are the costings:

1 participating adult in single sharing room - INR 17,500

2 participating adults in double sharing room - INR 25,000

3 participating adults in a triple sharing room - INR 30,000

1 participating adult + 1 non-participating adult in double sharing room- INR 21,500

1 participating adult + 2 non-participating adults in a triple sharing room - INR 27,500

1 participating child + 1 participating parent in a double sharing room - INR 19,500

1 participant child + 1 participating parent + 1 non participating parent- INR 26,500

This includes all inclusions as mentioned above for participants. For non-participants, it includes the stay in double/triple sharing rooms as mentioned + all meals.

If you need any more information, please feel free to call us anytime!

 

Fireflies Special Overnight Camping at Bhandardara

Fireflies at Bhandardara 1

About Bhandardara Dam Camping

The campsite will be at Bhandardara which is in the interiors of Maharashtra and one of the darkest spot in our state with least amount of light pollution you will witness the darkest night sky possible. One may see the Milky Way with their naked eyes and spot numerous stars and galaxies that are never visible from the city. For all astrophotography lovers, we'll be taking some killer star-trails and Milky Way pictures. It's gonna be a treat for your lenses. Or if you get tired, you may chill in one of the open tents and immerse yourself under the sky filled with gazillion stars.

Batches for Bhandardara Fireflies Camping

  • Registration is Closed 

Event Details

Details of Bhandardara Camping

Region: Bhandardara

Cost: Rs 1800

 

Event Itinerary

Fireflies Special Overnight Camping at Bhandardara Event Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday

Catch CSMT – Kasara local

11:46 CSMT

11:53 Byculla

11:59 Dadar

12:06 Kurla

12:26 Thane

12:39 Dombivali

12:48 Kalyan

13:58 Kasara

14:00 Meet at Kasara railway station.

14:15 Move towards Bhandardara.

Lunch on the way (by your own)

17:00 Reach at campsite.

17:30 Evening tea.

19:00 Enjoy BBQ and Campfire

21:00 Dinner

After explore the nearby areas to view fireflies.

Day 2 – Sunday

07:00 Wake up and freshen up.

07:30 Breakfast

09:30 Check out from campsite and move towards Kasara railway station by local vehicle.

11:30 Reach at Kasara station and disperse.

Cost Includes

  • 1 Evening tea and snacks. 1 Dinner and 1 Breakfast.
  • Waterproof tents including Mat, and Blanket for overnight stay.
  • Camp expertise, guide & first aid charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch for day 1.
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption.
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.

 

How to Register

Batches for Bhandardara Fireflies Camping

Registration is Closed 

 

For Registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 1800.00 per person in the given a/c

 

Account Name - Treks and Trails 

Bank Name - Axis Bank

Account Number - 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code - UTIB0000695

Account Type - Current Account

Once payment is done, please send an email to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   with Transaction ID, Participant Names, email ID, Whatsapp mobile number, emergency contact number.

Please Call or email for any clarification: 

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai mobile/Whatsapp - 8828746865 / 8828004949 

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.

 

Things to Carry

Thing to carry

  • 2/3 liters of water.
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars.
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.
  • Good Torch must with extra battery.
  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek.
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters.
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen.
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine.
  • Identity Proof.
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.
  • Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.
  • Double pack your valuables / phones in plastic bags.
  • Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc., if you don’t want to get wet.

 

Fireflies Night Trek to Kothaligad (Peth)

Fireflies Trek 2

 

Kothaligad (Peth)

Kothaligad is more commonly known as the fort of Peth because the village of Peth is situated at its base. The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle. Small water tanks and some cannon balls are scattered on the fort. The first one is the cave of Goddess, besides which is a water cistern and the last one is the specious Bhairoba cave. A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are specialty of the cave.

Batches for Kothaligad Fireflies Trek

  • Closed now for 2018 

 

Batches for Monsoon Kothaligad 2018 Treks are available 

Please click on this link for more information - https://www.treksandtrails.org/event-timer/580-night-trek-to-kothaligad

Kothaligad Monsoon Trek Every weekend - Rs 900 per person 

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai mobile / Whatsapp - 8828746865 / 8828004949 / 9867046166

 

Event Details

Kothaligad (Peth) night trek event details

  • Kothaligad (Peth) night trek difficulty level: Medium.
  • Base village for Kothaligad (Peth): Peth village/Ambivali village.
  • Region: Karjat.
  • Total time required for climbing Kothaligad (Peth) fort: Maximum 2.5 hrs from Ambivali.
  • Duration: 1 Day.
  • Kothaligad (Peth) fort height: 3100 ft. (approx.).
  • Cost: Rs 900

Event Itinerary

Kothaligad (Peth) night trek itinerary

Day 0 Saturday

Catch Karjat fast local from CST.

CSMT – Karjat fast local time table.

21:26 CSMT

21:33 Byculla

21:40 Dadar

21:47 Kurla

21:51 Ghatkopar

22:03 Mulund

22:07 Thane

22:20 Dombivali

22:20 Kalyan

23:19 Karjat

23.20 Meeting at Karjat railway station.

23:30 Journey towards Ambivali by local tumtum

Day 2 Sunday

00:30 Reach at Ambivali.

00:45 Ascend.

Enjoy fireflies while ascending.

04:00 Reach on top and rest till sunrise.

06:00 View sunrise and explore fort.

07:00 Descend.

08:00 Peth Village

08:30 Breakfast

09:30 Descend continue.

10:30 Ambivali

10:45 Journey towards Karjat by local tumtum

12:30 Karjat

Please Note

  • People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience.
  • Missing the train is missing Fireflies Night Trek to Kothaligad (Peth), no refund will be provided.

Cost Includes

  • 1 veg Breakfast.
  • Travel Karjat to Karjat by local Jeep.
  • Trek Leader Expertise Charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Travel cost from Mumbai to Karjat and back.
  • Travel from Pune to Karjat and back.
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.

 

How to Register

Batches for Kothaligad Fireflies Trek

Registration is Closed for 9th 10th June 2018

For Registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 900.00 per person in the given a/c

Account Name - Treks and Trails 

Bank Name - Axis Bank

Account Number - 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code - UTIB0000695

Account Type - Current Account

Once payment is done, please send an email to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   with Transaction ID, Participant Names, email ID, Whatsapp mobile number, emergency contact number.

Please Call or email for any clarification: 

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai mobile/Whatsapp - 8828746865 / 8828004949 

Cancellation Policy:

  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.

Things to Carry

Thing to carry

  • 2/3 liters of water.
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars.
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.
  • Good Torch must with extra battery.
  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek.
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters.
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen.
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine.
  • Identity Proof.
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.

 

 

FAQ Kothaligad (Peth) Trek

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Can we drive till Ambivali?

Yes.

2. Distance from Mumbai to Ambivali?

Two and half hour’s drive from Mumbai 90 km approx.

3. Distance from Pune to Ambivali?

Three hours drive from Pune - 135 km approx.

4. Number of days required for this event?

One day.

5. Is there food available on Kothaligad (Peth)?

 No. Food available at base village

 6. How much time required climbing Kothaligad (Peth)?

 2.5 hours (one way).

 7. Where can we park our cars?

 Base Village at your own risk

8. Is there any parking charge?

Yes.

9. Are Toilet Available on Kothaligad (Peth)?

Not available. During the trek toilets are not available.

10. Do Single travellers female sign up for these events?

We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events.

Many Single Travelling Female join our events.

11. Are Kids allowed on treks?

Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only

12. What type of food will be provided?

Only Veg local home cooked food is available.

13. Phone Connectivity?

Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular service

15. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?

Cash payment is not accepted.

Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS /  Payment Gateway.

On the spot payment not accepted.

We need to book in advance bus / jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is must.

16. Will I get bottled water?

Normal well water shall be provided.

17. Can I charge my phone?

No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required.

18. How is the weather now?

Summer Temperature Night 20oC - Day 39°C approx

Monsoon it rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets.

19. Can we smoke or drink alcohol?

NO. People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on immediate basis.

20. Can we listen to music on Bluetooth speaker?

Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking, Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside homestay.

21. How do I make payment?

You can pay online on our website in how to register tabs.


Incase your question is not listed above you can email us
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Kondana Caves Fireflies Trek

Kondana Caves Fireflies Trek

 

About Kondana Caves

Kondana Caves situated in Karjat offers the ancient lifestyle of Buddhist followers. Ancient rock-cut caves, Kondana Caves are very famous Buddhist caves. These caves enclose sculptures, vihara, chaitya and stupa. Sculptures and stupas are specimens of the ancient period Buddhist architecture. There was a natural disaster in the form of an earth quake in early 1900 by which many stupas, front entrance and floor of the caves were damaged. These ancient caves attract lots of tourists and Buddhist devotees all through the year. Kondana Caves is around 15 KM from Karjat.

Who are these beautiful Fireflies?

Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that helps to create light.

Batches for Kondana Caves Fireflies

  • 16th 17th June 2018

 

Event Details

Kondana Caves Fireflies Trek Event Details

  • Kondana caves trek difficulty level: Easy.
  • Base village Kondana caves: Kondhane.
  • Kondana caves height: 60m above Sea Level (Approx.).
  • Time required climbing Kondana caves: 1 hour (one way).
  • Cost: Rs 1300

 

Event Itinerary

Kondana Caves Fireflies Trek Event Itinerary

Day 1 – Saturday

Catch Karjat fast local from CSMT.

CSMT – Karjat fast local time table.

16:30 CSMT

16:37 Byculla

16:43 Dadar

16:50 Kurla

16:54 Ghatkopar

17:10 Thane

17:22 Dombivali

17:31 Kalyan

18:21 Karjat

 

18:25 Meeting at Karjat railway station.

18:30 Journey towards base village by local tumtum

19:30 Reach at base village.

20:30 Dinner

22:00 Start trekking towards Kondana Caves

Enjoy fireflies while ascending.

23:00 Reach at Kondana caves.

Enjoy fireflies, explore the cave.

Late night we came back to village.

Night stay at villager’s house

 

Day 2 – Sunday

06:30 Wake Up and freshen up.

07:00 Breakfast

08:00 Start return journey towards Karjat station by tumtum

09:00 Reach Karjat station and disperse.

 

Please note

  • People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience.
  • Missing the train is missing Kondana Caves Fireflies Trek, no refund will be provided.

 

Cost Includes

  • 1 veg Dinner and 1 Breakfast.
  • Trek Leader Expertise Charges.
  • Travel Karjat to Karjat by local auto.

 

Cost Excludes

  • Travel cost from Mumbai to Karjat and back.
  • Travel from Pune to Karjat and back.
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.

 

How to Register

Batches for Kondana Caves Fireflies

16th 17th June 2018  - Buy Ticket - 

 

For Registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 1300.00 per person in the given a/c

 

Account Name - Treks and Trails 

Bank Name - Axis Bank

Account Number - 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code - UTIB0000695

Account Type - Current Account

 

Once payment is done, please send an email to      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   with Transaction ID, Participant Names, email ID, Whatsapp mobile number, emergency contact number.

Please Call or email for any clarification: 

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai mobile / Whatsapp - 8828746865 / 8828004949 

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.

 

Things to Carry

Thing to carry

  • 2/3 liters of water.
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars.
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.
  • Good Torch must with extra battery.
  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek.
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters.
  • Sleeping material. (Sleeping bag or 2 bedsheets).
  • Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.
  • Double pack your valuables / phones in plastic bags.
  • Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet.
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen.
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine.
  • Identity Proof.
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.

 

FAQ Kondana caves

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can we drive till Kondhane?

Yes.

2. Kondana caves Map - Drive through Map?

Please refer google maps or google earth.

3. Distance from Mumbai to Kondhane?

Two hours drive from Mumbai - 80 km approx.

4. Distance from Pune to Kondhane?

Three hours drive from Pune - 125 km approx.

5. Number of days required for this event?

One night and one day.

6. Where can we park our cars?

Base Village at your own risk.

7. Is there any parking charge?

Yes.

 8. Do you provide sleeping bags?

Sleeping bag NO - For hygiene reasons we don't provide sleeping bags.

 9. Are toilet available on Kondana caves?

Not available. During the trek toilets are not available.

10. Do single travellers female sign up for these events?

We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events.

Many Single Travelling Female join our events.

11. Are kids allowed on treks?

Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only.

12. What type of food will be provided?

Food preference only Veg local home cooked is available.

 13. Phone connectivity?

Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services.

14. Where will we stay?

Homestay at village.

15. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?

Cash payment is not accepted.

Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS / Payment Gateway on the spot payment not accepted.

We need to book in advance bus / jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is must.

16. Will I get bottled water?

Normal well water shall be provided.

17. Can I charge my phone?

No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required.

18. How is the weather now?

Summer Temperature Night 17- Day 39°C approx.

Monsoon it rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets.

19.Can we smoke or drink alcohol?

People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on immediate basis.

20. Can we listen to music on Bluetooth speaker?

Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking, Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside homestay.

21. How do I make payment?

You can pay online on our website in how to register tabs.

Incase your question is not listed above you can email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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