Bharatpur Sanctuary - Taj Mahal & Ranathmbhore with Jungle Lore


About Ranthambore National Park-

 

Situated in Eastern Rajasthan, where the Aravali Hill ranges and the Vindhyan plateau meet, the Ranthambhore National Park was once the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Ranthambore National park is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild.

 

Wildlife -

The varied topography of the national park is home to animals like Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Indian Wild Boar, Indian False Vampires, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Mongoose, snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles, Desert Monitor Lizards etc.

 

About Bharatpur

Keoladev National Park, Bharatpur, an aquatic eco-system of fresh water - swamp. A world famous bird sanctuary, declared a World Heritage Site in 1985. housing over 380 species of colorful resident & migratory birds waterfowls and also the magnificent black bucks, spotted deer, Sambar deer and blue bulls. The park is also one of the only three places in the world to harbor the wintering Siberian cranes. Every winter thousands of migratory birds turn this park into a glorious celebration of color and sounds. A virtual paradise for birds & bird lovers alike.
 
 
Detailed Itinerary.

 

Day 01 – 21/01/2009

 

Evening Departure for Sawai Madhopur by Jaipur Superfast Express at 6:50 pm from Mumbai Central.

 

Day 02 -  22/01/2009

 

Arrive Sawai Madhopur at 10:30 am. Transfer to Ranthambhore Forest Resort. After Lunch, Jungle Safari to Ranthambore National Park and experience majestic wildlife. On returning back to resort, we shall have an informative slideshow on wild habitat of Ranthambhor. Campfire & overnight stay at the Ranthambhor forest resort.

 

Day 03 - 23/01/2009

 

Leave for early morning Jungle Safari. Return to resort for breakfast. Some free time for relaxation & shopping. After Lunch, again we shall leave for a jungle safari at around 2:00 pm. After returning to the resort we shall enjoy Rajasthani Folk Dance and cultural show performed by local artists. Overnight stay at the forest resort.

 

Day 04 – 24/01/2009

 

After Breakfast leave for Bharatpur bird Sanctuary . After lunch relaxation . Evening short trail for Bird watching & Boating

 

Or 

 

Visit beautiful Taj Mahal @ Agra

 

Day 05 – 25/01/2009

 

Early  morning at 6.30 am visit  in Bird Sanctuary . Boating  in lake and after breakfast   Nature & Bird trail . After late  Lunch  back to hotel . Evening departure for Mumbai

 

Day 06 - 26/01/2009

 

Arrive Mumbai at  Afternoon with some wild memories.

 

 

Tour Date  - 

 

21st January 2009 To 26th January 2009 ( Long weekend )

 

 

  Cost : Per person Rs. 9500.00 + Rail fare.

 

             ( Get early & Group Discounts)

 

For registration & confirmation / clarification, write us at junglelore@gmail.com or  call on 9987126233

 

Cheers

Kaustubh Upadhye
9987126233

Jungle Lore

www.junglelore.net

 

Breakfast with Butterflies at Sanjay Gandhi National park

Dear All

 

A season to celebrate bountiful butterflies at Sanjay Gandhi National park
through a highly interactive programme that has been successfully run by Jungle Lore in last month.  It includes butterfly watching, audio-visual on Indian Butterflies, Tips on butterfly & Macro photography , caterpillar rearing,
setting up gardens for butterflies, baiting for butterflies and butterfly quiz.

 

We would like to invite all nature loving & like minded people like you on Sunday, 7th December 2008 for a Butterflies & Nature Trail to Sanjay Gandhi National Park. We are sure that this wild experience would be a memorable one for both you and "Jungle Lore"

 

About SGNP

 

Sanjay Gandhi National Park also know as Borivali National Park encompasses an area of around 104 sq kms. The park is famous for rich flora and fauna. The park is located in the northern suburbs.

This park has approximately 500 types of flowering plants, 250 species of birds, 30 species of mammals, 125 species of butterfly. It is also famous for the flowering plant named as "Karvi" which blooms every 7 years. The park is also famous for the wild cat namely the leopard. Today the park has around approx 25 leopards.
 
Silonda is a restricted area of the forest. One needs to take a proper permission from the forest department before entering in it. It is a stretch of 3.5 kms (single way) for nature trail. During monsoon the road is muddy. One can trace the different color crabs & spiders in monsoon. During the trail one can see the Racket tailed Drongo, Red whiskered Bulbul, Barbet.. you can also hear the bird which sound like " will beat you..." and many more..You can also notice the Pagoda ants nest on the trees. 
 
In Silonda area one can find different types of medicinal herbs, species of birds and  insects.

 

Plan

Date  - 7th December 2008 --  Sunday
Time :
7.30am sharp at Sanjay gandhi National Park
main gate.
Duration :  5 hrs.
Cost : Rs.250/- per person
Cost includes :  Nature trail, Documentary on "Saving the Tiger", Breakfast, Expertise fees and SGNP entry fee.

Thanks & regards.
Kaustubh Upadhye

9819756684/9987126233

www.junglelore.net

Email - Junglelore@gmail.com




Sea fort Trail with Jungle Lore 29/30 November - Join us & Explore more

Dear All,

We are glad to inform you that, Jungle Lore is organising a sea fort trail  to Sagargad, Fort Janjira near Murud & fort Korlai.

 About Jungle Lore and the Trek

"Jungle Lore " is a group of avid trekkers who have come together with the common objective of saving our prized heritage and valuable natural resources. Our trekking experience comes from various expeditions to Alang -Kullang - Madangad, Harishchandragad ,Vasota Fort & many treks to Karjat & Pune regions .We would like to invite nature loving & like minded people like you on 29th & 30th November 2008 for a Sea fort trail to Sagargad – Janjira - Koralai near Alibag. We are sure that this experience would be a memorable one for both you and "Jungle Lore "

Hope you all would like to join the event..

We would be following the schedule as mentioned below..

Itinerary:

We will gather at
6.30 am on 29th November near Swami Narayan Mandir Dadar (E).
After a travel stretch of around 2 ½ hours, we will arrive at Khandala village near the base of Sagargad. We will start the trek at
10.00 am & will reach Sagargad waterfall by 12.00 pm

After having our pack lunch & some rest at Sagargad Waterfall .We will climb down the fort @2.30 we would proceed towards another sea-fort called Korlai. Having visited Fort Korlai, we would have some relaxed moments on beautiful Korlai Beach. We would start our journey towards Nagaon after experiencing an awesome sun-set from Korlai Beach.@ 8.00 will reach Nagaon for night stay. After dinner will having campfire @ Nagoan beach


Next day morning, after breakfast, at
8.00 am, we will proceed towards Murud for visiting a mighty Sea fort Janjira . After lunch @ Murud  we will start our journey for Mumbai While coming back we will visit beautiful Ganesh Temple @ Nandgaon & Kashid beach

 

Join us & Explore more

 

 

Trail Details

 

Grade - Easy

Location Details: Sagargad – Murud –Janjira – Koralai –Kashid Beach  - Nagoan

Travel time from Mumbai: Around 3 hours.

 

Cost-Rs.  1650/-    including travel by chartered bus (Dadar to Dadar), Accommodation . Break-fast, Lunch, Evening refreshments , Dinner  & a Mineral water bottle. ( 30TH Nov Dinner not included)

 

Meeting Point-At 6:30 AM near Swami Narayan Mandir Dadar (E)

Departure – 6:45 AM Sharp

 

Please Note–

- Last date for registration for trek will be Thursday, 27th November 2008

- No shortcuts during the trail

- Keep the trek route & surrounding clean.

- Leaving your garbage anywhere during the trek is not allowed

- Smoking and Drinking during the trek is not allowed.

- Your seat will be confirmed only after payment of booking amount is received

 

Booking Amount – Rs. 500/- per person. (non refundable)

 

Please forward full name, date of birth, contact no, e-mail id along with the confirmation mail.

 

Payment Details -

 

For registration & paying advance amount, you can send a cheque of booking amount on my residential address or transfer it online to my bank account.

 

Residence Address ( For courier )

Kaustubh  Upadhye

1,2 Devkiwadi J.K.Sawant Road

Mahim Mumbai 400016

Cheque to be drawn in favour of - Jungle Lore

 

Bank account details for online transfer.

 

canara a/c number - 0107201010360

MICR code - 015021

Bank - Canara bank

Branch - Dadar west

Type - Current a/c

Name - Jungle Lore

 

Things to carry:

Pair of shorts / T-shirts. Track pants

Comfortable sports shoes with a decent grip

Sweater, Towel & napkins,

Torch ( Mandatory )

A sack which would fit in all your accessories,

A camera.. or else you will miss the show,

Plastic bags & a water bottle

Do not carry any valuables or jewellery.

 

Trek Organizer

Mr.Kaustubh Upadhye Mob–09819756684/09987126233

 

Cheers

Kaustubh Upadhye

Team Jungle Lore

9987126233

www.junglelore.net

10th Yr Raigad Takmak Rappelling & GadDarshan 200


गिरिविहंग ट्रेकर्स, मुंबई

गिरिविहंग ही एक संस्था नसून निसर्गाशी सुसंवाद साधणारी एक विचारधारा आहे. हिचा जन्म साधारणत: १९९५-१९९६ साली राजमुद्रा या नावाने झाला. प्रत्येक संस्था सुरवातीला एक छोटेसे रोपटे असते आणि या रोपट्याचे एका विशाल वटवृक्षामध्ये रूपांतर व्हावे असे प्रत्येकालाच वाटत असते. एक विचार जो मनात घर करून गेला की आपली संस्था ही नोंदणीकृत संस्था झाली पाहिजे. परंतु संस्थेच्या
नोंदणीच्या वेळेस म्हणजेच डिसेंबर २००२ साली कायदेशीर अडचणीमुळे राजमुद्रेचे रूपांतर गिरिविहंग असे झाले.

गिरिविहंगंच्या नावावर दोन यशस्वी मोहिमांची मोहोर आहे. त्यापैकी लोणवळा-भीमाशंकर एकदिवसीय पदभ्रमण मोहिम करणारी गिरिविहंग ट्रेकर्स हीएकमेव संस्था आहे. तसेच संस्थेने पन्हाळगड़-विशालगड़ एकदिवसीय मोहिम यशस्वीरित्या पूर्ण केलेली आहे.

ह्या संस्थेने अनेक परंपरा गेली १०-१२ वर्षे सातत्याने व प्रमाणिकपणे चालू ठेवल्या आहेत. त्यात काही गोष्टींचा आवर्जून उल्लेख करावसा वाटतो तो म्हणजे श्रावणमासी विविध मार्गाने भीमाशंकर पदभ्रमण आयोजित करणे, लहान मुलांसाठी निसर्ग साहस शिबिर आयोजित करणे तसेच नाणेघाट रेपलिंग आणि रायगड टकमक रेपलिंग व गड़ दर्शन आयोजित करणे.

यामध्ये रायगड टकमक रेपल्लिंग व गड़दर्शन हा संस्थेचा जणू मानबिंदुच. या कार्यक्रमाचे सूत्रसंचालन करण्यासाठी प्रत्येकजण धडपडत असतो. या कार्यक्रमाचे नेतुत्त्व घेणे ही एक अभिमानाची गोष्ट असते. तसेच रायगड रेपल्लिंग करने तेवढेच रोमंचाने भरलेले आव्हान असते. टकमक आपणाला नेहमीच आव्हान देत असतो. आणि आम्ही त्याच्या आव्हानाला नम्रपणे सामोरे जावून ते स्विकारतो.

या वर्षी संस्थेच्या या मानबिंदुचा म्हणजेच रायगड टकमक रेपल्लिंग व गड़दर्शन या कार्यक्रमाला बरोबर १० वर्षे पूर्ण होत आहे. तर चला रायगडाला! टकमक आपल्याला परत एकदा आव्हान देत आहे. मग तुम्ही तयार आहात न! चला तर रायगडला चला!

Girivihang Trekkers a non-profit making organization of amateur Trekkers & Nature Lovers is proud to organize his 10th year of Raigad program, since its inception in 1995 .

Raigad is King of Fort!!! and It's thrilling experience to rappell down from TakMak Tok @ Raigad... So Friends get set ready for thrill !!!

Details are as follows:

Date: 1st & 2nd Nov 2008
Departure on 31st Oct night from Mumbai

Fees:

Rs.1300/- per person

Rs.1000/- for School students.

Fees include Bus travel To & From, MTDC Stay & Food Expenses.

Leader: Nilam Thakur – 9869344456
Co Leader: Sachin Raut / Jyoti Salunkhe

Contact: Kunal Shinde – 9821753813

Visit us on Orkut : http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community.aspx?cmm=26642643

Jai Bhavani Jai Shivaji – Girivihang Trekkers



Safari to Ranthambore National park Tiger Reserve - Nov - Dec 08 - Jungle Lore

About Ranthambore National Park-

 

Situated in Eastern Rajasthan, where the Aravali Hill ranges and the Vindhyan plateau meet, the Ranthambhore National Park was once the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Ranthambore National park is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild.

 

Wildlife -

 

The varied topography of the national park is home to animals like Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Indian Wild Boar, Indian False Vampires, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Mongoose, snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles, Desert Monitor Lizards etc.

 

Detailed Itinerary.

 

Day 01 –

 

Evening Departure for Sawai Madhopur by Jaipur Superfast Express at 6:50 pm from Mumbai Central.

 

Day 02 –

 

Arrive Sawai Madhopur at 10:30 am. Transfer to Ranthambhor Forest Resort. Breakfast & relax at resort. After Lunch, Jungle Safari to Ranthambore National Park to experience majestic wildlife. Informative slideshow on wild habitat of Ranthambhor. Campfire & overnight stay at the Ranthambhor forest resort.

 

Day 03 –

Early morning Jungle Safari. Return to resort for breakfast. After Lunch, jungle safari at around 2:00 pm. Enjoy Rajasthani Folk Dance and cultural show. Overnight stay at the forest resort.

 

Day 04 –

Visit to mighty Ranthambhor Fort at 8:00 AM. Back to resort for breakfast & lunch. Free time for extra safari or relaxation / shopping. Departure for Mumbai at 8:00 PM.

 

Day 06 -

Arrive Mumbai with some wild memories.

 

Last Safari Pics

 

http://picasaweb.google.com/abhyankar.tejas/RanthamboreDec07#  

 

Batches –

 

• 12th Nov to 16th Nov 2008
:  10th Dec to 14th Dec 2008

 

Cost : Per person Rs. 6400.00 + Train or Air fare

 

Please write to us at junglelore.gmail.com or call on  098197 56684 / 9987126233 for early bookings/group discounts or for more details.

 

Thanks,
Kaustubh Upadhye

Jungle Lore Team

www.junglelore.net

The Mahakali Caves (formerly Kondivita Caves),Mumbai


Mahakali Caves, originally uploaded by Himanshu Sarpotdar.
The Mahakali Caves (formerly Kondivita Caves) are Buddhist caves dating back almost two thousand years, located in the city of Mumbai (Bombay), India. It is carved out of a solid black basalt rock.

Pune Ganpati Visarjan 2008






Shivgarjana Dhol Tasha Pathak

This is the signature rythm of Dhol-Taasha from Pune's Ganapati Visarjan Miravnuk, that makes one tap feet reflexly







How to reach LalbaugCha Raja Ganesh Festival in Mumbai

To Reach LalbaugCha Raja , reach Parel /Lower Parel Station in Mumbai ,then proceed to lalbuag , it will take 10 mins in walk

LalbaugCha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal,

Shree Ganesh Nagar,
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road,
Lalbaug Market, Mumbai 400 012, India.
Phone : 91 022 2471 3626

Panhalgad,tourist attractions of Kolhapur


Panhalgad, originally uploaded by Nita Rane.

Panhalgad, one of the famous tourist attractions of Kolhapur, is a definitely worth a visit.

Visit Bhivpuri waterfall near Neral (Karjat Region) Maharashtra

enroute to bhivpuri waterfall
bhivpur waterfall नार neral
How To reach Bhivpuri waterfall:- Alight at Bhivpuri Rly stn after
Neral stn on Mumbai Pune Central Railway,
Easily accessable to Waterfall by walking which takes around 30 min to reach.

MANALI ( hill station of northern India )


History

Manali has a pre-historic legend behind its name. Vaivasvata, the seventh incarnation of Manu, the first creation according to Hindu mythology, found a tiny fish in his bathing water. The fish told him to look after it with devotion, for one day it would do him a great service. The seventh Manu cared for the fish until it grew so huge that he released it into the sea. Before departing, the fish warned Manu of an impending deluge when the entire world would be submerged and bade him to build a seaworthy ark. When the flood came, Matsya (fish), the first avatar of Lord Vishnu, towed Vaivasvata and the Seven Sages to safety. As the waters subsided, the seventh Manu's ark came to rest on a hillside and the place was named Manali after him.

Introduction

Manali is an important hill station of northern India and is the destination of thousands of tourists every year.Manali derived its name from Manavalaya meaning the abode of Manu or "Home of Manu" and here, the temples are treated as pilgrimages. Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers. Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, para gliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking.

Location

Manali is situated in the central parts of Himachal Pradesh, Manali is 32 km from Kullu valley, 280 km north of the state capital Shimla and 108 km from Mandi. Manali is located at an altitude of 2050 meters above sea level and is spread along the banks of the river Beas.

Weather

In winters, the temperature can drop below freezing point when heavy woolens are required. Summer temperatures are mild and light woolens/cottons are recommended. In Manali, one can find high mountains shrouded by silent snows and deep boulder strewn gorges. There are thick forests, filled with cool breezes and bird song.

Places to see

Arjun Gufa

On the left bank of the river Beas, near Prini village, is the "Arjun Gufa" or the cave of Arjuna. It is believed that Arjuna practiced austerities to get Pashupata Ashtra or weapon from Lord Indra.

Hadimba Temple

Built in 1553, this four-story wooden Hadimba or Dhungiri temple is famous for its exquisitely caved doorway. It is located in the middle of a forest called the Dhungiri Van Vihar.

Jagatsuhk

About 6 kms. from Manali is the famous Shiva Temple in "shikara" style. It houses temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Sandhya Gayatri.

Kothi

This is a quiet but picturesque spot, at the foot of the Rohtang pass, 12 kms. away from Manali town. It offers a magnificent view of the snow-capped peaks and glaciers.

Manu Temple

Manali is named after the sage Manu who was the creator of human race on the earth and it is believed that he meditated here. This is supposed to be the only temple of Manu in India.

Monasteries

Manali is known for its shiny gompas or Buddhist monasteries. It is maintained by donations from the local community and by sale of hand-woven carpets in the temple workshop.

Rahala waterfalls

About 16 km from Manali at the start of the climb to the Rohtang Pass, are the beautiful Rahalla Falls at an altitude of 2,501 m.

Rohtang Pass

(3979 m)Rohtang Pass is the highest point on the Manali-Keylong road. It provides a wide panoramic view of mountains rising far above clouds, which is truly a breath taking sight.

Solang Valley

Solang valley offers the view of glaciers and snow capped mountains and peaks. It has fine ski slopes. The Mountaineering Institute has installed a ski lift for training purpose. The 12-km hike up the western banks of the Beas to the Solang Valley is noteworthy.

Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temple

(3 kms)Across the Beas river is Vashist, a small village with natural sulphur springs. Modern bathhouses, with Turkish-style showers, have the hot water piped into them for the convenience of the visitors who come here to benefit from the medicinal properties. There is a pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashist Muni and another Temple of Lord Ram.


 
 

BHIMA SHANKAR Rainy Trek around Mumbai - Pune












Bhimashankar is located on the lateral edge of a broad hilltop in the main Sahyadri mountains range at a height of about 3500 feet above sea level in Pune district, Maharashtra, India. Bhimashankar, a paradise destination for pilgrims, trekkers, nature lovers, jungle lovers and bird spectator due to Jyotirlingam (pilgrim centre) and Wildlife sanctuary. It is also a very good hill station. Bhimashankar is definitely one of God's choicest creations.


How to reach Bhimashankar from Mumbai : The route is - Mumbai - Kalyan - Murbad - Junnar - Bhimashankar via Malshej Ghat. The distance is about 260 kms.
From Chembur, Thane and Kalyan bus terminus, State Transport (ST) Buses are available for Bhimashankar and are running with good frequency.

The other route is trekkers favourite one. From Mumbai, travel by a train to Karjat. Take a bus from Karjat to village Khandas (14 kms), Khandas is at the base of Bhimashankar. From Khandas, one has to cross a stream nearby. Here onwards two ways are available for Bhimashankar, one via Shidighat, while other via Ganesh Ghat. The distance is of about 11 kms. These routes are wonderful, difficult but adventurous to reach the top. (For trekkers only)
 






Trek to Fort Sagargad with Jungle Lore - 12th July 09 Sunday on Jungle Lore




Jungle Lore
Jungle Lore
Jungle Lore has invited you to the event 'Trek to Fort Sagargad with Jungle Lore - 12th July 09 Sunday' on Jungle Lore!
Helloo

Trek to Fort Sagargad with Jungle Lore - 12th July 09 Sunday Time: July 12, 2009 all day
Location: Alibaug
Organized By: Kaustubh Upadhye / Gaurav Athalye

Event Description:
We have received an overwhelming response to our monsoon treks
this season. Since we had limitations in accommodating more than 27
people for Dabhosa Waterfall trail , and given the keen interest shown by so many people, we are pleased to announce another Trek to Fort Sagargad on 12th July 2009 ( Sunday ).

As monsoon sets in, young shoots begin to appear and brightly colored flowers adorn the green carpet. The freshwater crabs and frogs awaken from their long, deep slumber and scramble around; insects hop and buss around from one branch to another; birds chirp loudly and dance about to attract mates; all this is the celebration of the monsoon.

If the, the cloudy days, the lush green hills, the gushing streams, the cascading waterfalls, the misty mountain tops, entice and inspire you we have a perfect respite for you. Away from the maddening city crowds and the concrete jungle and yet not too far away, Jungle Lore welcomes you to for a one day trek to Fort Sagargad to get you back in time and one with nature, and for some to see your tie-clad colleagues pushed to the edge!

About the Fort

Sagargad is situated near Alibag, on Mumbai-Alibag road & at a distance of 8 km before Alibag. There are two routes that lead to the top of the fort. One is from a village named Khandala and the other is from Vaghole. Both these villages lie on the bus-route to Alibag, from Mumbai. The route to Sagargad is a scenic one with lush green vegetation complimented by a relatively thick jungle. We would be taking the route from Khandala to reach to the top.

Trek Details

Location Details: Sagargad near Alibag on 12th July 2009
Travel time from Mumbai: Around 2 ½ hours.
Cost --- Rs. 750/- including travel by chartered bus (Dadar to Dadar), logistics , Break-fast, Lunch & Evening refreshments

Last trek pics
http://picasaweb.google.com/kaustubh.upadhye/Sagargad#

Meeting Point --- At 6.15 am near Swami Narayan Mandir Dadar (E)

Imp Note – Last date for registration for trek will be Friday, 10th July 2009

Detail Itinerary

@6.15 AM - Meet at Swami Narayan Mandir Dadar (E )
@6.30 AM - Departure to Khandala village, 8 Kms before Alibaug
Packed Breakfast in the bus includes (Tropicana Juice, Sandwich, Samosa, Cookies, Cake, Banana, and Energy Bar)
@9.30 AM - Post a small briefing session, we start our trek for Sagargad

@12.30 PM – Lunch at Sagargadwadi ( village )
Lunch - Thepla ,Pitla, Khichadi & 1Vegetables, Dahi , Salad , Pickle & Desserts

Post Lunch Visit Wanar Tok point & 1hr Fort sightseeing

Evening @5.00pm Visit Sagargad Waterfall & 7.00pm Departure for Mumbai

Please Note–
- No shortcuts during the trail
- Keep the trek route & surrounding clean.
- Leaving your garbage anywhere during the trek is not allowed
- Smoking and Drinking during the trek is not allowed.
- Your seat will be confirmed only after payment of booking amount is receive

Things to carry

-Raincoat / Rain cheater
-Pair of light extra clothes
-Comfortable sports shoes with a decent grip or floaters. (Preferably shoes).
-Towel & napkins, Torch (Mandatory)
-A sack which would fit in all your accessories.
-Camera.
-Plastic bags and a water bottle.
-Do not carry any valuables or jewellery.
-Personal Medical kit
-Photo ID.

Trek Organizer
Mr.Kaustubh Upadhye – 09987126233
Mr.Gaurav Athalye - 09833246740
Mr.Tejas Abhyankar - 09821906046

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Ajanta Caves


Ajanta Caves, originally uploaded by danchitnis.

Painting in Ajanta Caves


Ajanta Caves, originally uploaded by arupdutta.
This photo was taken at Ajanta Caves, which is recognised by UNESCO and included it in its World Heritage List in the year 1983. The famous Ajanta caves are situated about 100 kms away from Aurangabad district in the state of Maharashtra in India. The caves are cut from the volcanic rocks of the Deccan plateau in the forest ravines of the Sahyadri Hills and are set in beautiful sylvan surroundings. They were discovered accidentally by a British Captain, John Smith in 1819, while on a hunting expedition. These caves are dedicated to Lord buddha. The followers and students of buddhism treated these caves as mosoon retreats where they could come and study about the religion. These caves were carved out from the 2nd Century BC to the 6th Century AD. The caves can be basically divided into 2 categories - Chaitya Grihas and Viharas. Chaitya Griha as they were called is basically a prayer hall. Viharas are basically a monastry where the monks used to reside.

This photograph is one of the numerous paintings on the walls of the caves. One tends to wonder how in those era (2nd BC - 6th AD) people could paint with such rich colors inside dark caves with such perfection. Moreover the paintings have stood the test of time and are still there. Hats off to those guys......

Ajanta Caves,Aurangabad Maharashtra


Ajanta Caves, originally uploaded by danchitnis.

Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, India are rock-cut cave monuments dating back to the second century BCE and containing paintings and sculpture considered to be masterpieces of both "Buddhist religious art" and "universal pictorial art." The caves are located just outside the village of Ajinṭhā in Aurangabad District in the Indian state of Maharashtra (N. lat. 20 deg. 30' by E. long. 75 deg. 40'). Since 1983, the Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajanta

Varadaraja Perumal Temple Gopuram- Kancheepuram

The vaishnavite Varadaraja perumal temple stands within a huge walled temple complex in the far southeast of town of Kancheepuram, guarded by high gates topped with gopurams. The temple has two high towers, one in the east (which is much larger than the other) and the other in the west.

Also known as Devarajaswamy temple, it is absolutely massive and impressive edifice. The shrine of Devarajaswamy is located on an elephant-shaped rock called Hastagiri. The inner sanctum has splendid lingams, carvings and well-preserved paintings.

There is an elaborate sixteenth-century pillared hall close to the western entrance gate. The 1000 pillared hall has interesting and highly detailed sculptures. The outer columns of pillars of this mandapa are sculpted as lions, and warriors rearing horses, to celebrate the military dynamism of the Vijayanagaras, who believed their competence was inspired by the influence of Shakti.



Images from Kerela

Nature walk in heart of Tungareshwar woods





Tungareshwar











Tungareshwar is at an altitude of about 2177 feets, one of the highest mountain plateaus in Vasai. It is thickly wooded and offers many opportunities to trekkers, mountaineers and nature lovers. The best time to visit Tungareshwar is during the rains or the winter season.It is a holy destination for the devotees of Lord Shankar.

Tungareshwar is near Vasai, an hour's drive from Mumbai. Vasai Road Railway Station is the nearby access point.

Temple at Tungareshwar













The temple of Shiva is on the slope of hill which is known as Tungareshwar hill. Nearby flows Tungareshwar river. Behind the temple is the reservoir `Ramkund'.


A number of medicinal plants and herbs are there on the way. In addition to the ancient temple, there is a river, beautiful streams and waterfalls.

Dense and Lush green forest is all round ,chirping of birds and insects is heard all time as one follows the way in woods.
Inspite of being located very near to Mumbai, this place still holds its peace and greenery.

























































































































































Chinchoti – Best waterfall near Mumbai


Chinchoti – Best waterfall near Mumbai at Vasai East

State – Thane District, Maharashtra

Reach – Car – W.E. Highway to Dahisar Check Naka, NH8 to Kaman junction. Approx. 45 Min. from North Mumbai.
Rail & Bus– Naigoan Station (Western Railway) – from Naigoan East outside the railway station share Autos are available, per head they charge around Rs.20/- It only takes 20min. to reach Kaman Junction.
Vasai Station – S.T. Buses are available to reach Kaman Junction.

Trek Cum Picnic starts right from the Kaman Junction. Route towards the waterfall passes through dense forest, streams and small waterfalls at both the sides. It takes minimum 1 hour to reach the main waterfall. One can divide this spots in two parts (a) Main waterfall has good height. Few groups also arranges Valley crossing and Rappelling (B) there is one spot on the way to main waterfall where most of the visitor enjoys. Swimmers jumps from the top in the water, as it is very deep.


Caution :- Swimmer should take care while diving/jumping in pond below waterfall , it had been proved fatal to few people in recent past

Video of Chincoti Waterfull




Ekvira Devi Temple,Lonavala


Ekvira Devi Temple, originally uploaded by Himanshu Sarpotdar.
Its is situated in caves of karla on hill at lonavala


Ekvira Devi, originally uploaded by Himanshu Sarpotdar.
Ekvira Devi is deity of Koli people,she grants pettion of all the needy people

एकवीरा आई तू डोंगरा वरी....नजर हाय तुझी कोळ्या वरी 

How to reach Ekvira Devi Temple: Its very close to Lonavala on Mumbai-Pune Highway.

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

Camel herders in the Rajasthan desert, west of Jaisalmer

Palace of Winds, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Facade of the Palace of Winds, Jaipur

Andaman


Andaman, originally uploaded by Velachery Balu.

Andaman

Andaman - Cellular Jail


Andaman - Cellular Jail, originally uploaded by Velachery Balu.

The tree is a witness to the atrocities committed by the British on the Indian Political Prisoners. In the Light and Sound Show at the Cellular Jail, this Tree is an important character

Andaman - Ross Island


Andaman - Ross Island, originally uploaded by Velachery Balu.

A view of the Sea at Ross Island

Andaman - Cellular Jail


Andaman - Cellular Jail, originally uploaded by Velachery Balu.

Cellular Jail is now made a National Memorial

Valluvar


Valluvar, originally uploaded by *shutterbug_iyer*.

A statue of Thiruvalluvar, the Tamil saint poet. The total height is 133 ft.(98 feet statue on 35 feet pedestal) depicting the number of chapters in Thiurukkural

 
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