Dudhsagar Waterfall and Trekking in Jungle, Goa with TMI

Visit the Legendary Waterfall of India – Dudhsagar waterfall and Trekking in Dudhsagar Jungle, Goa with Trek Mates India on 13th September and 14th September 2014 (Leaving on 13th September Afternoon and Returning on 15th September, Monday Early Morning)

Dudhsagar is one of the world's most exquisite falls. It lies high up in the Mandovi River's watershed and so are so spectacular during the monsoon season when the falls are transformed into one of the most powerful falls in India. Dudhsagar Falls is listed as India's fifth tallest waterfall and is 227th in the world at 310 m. The water plummets hundreds of meters (over a thousand feet) in large volumes during the rainy monsoon season, forming one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in Goa.

There is also a legend associated with this waterfall. It is believed that a beautiful princess lived in the forest (near present day Dudhsagar Falls) in a palace. She loved and enjoyed bathing in a lake nearby and used to drink "sweetened milk" from her "golden jug" after finishing with her bath. One day while enjoying her jug of milk she found herself being watched by a prince, who was standing amongst the trees. Red with embarrassment at her inadequate bathing attire, she poured the jug of milk in front of him to form an improvised curtain to hide her body while the maids rushed to cover her with her dress. It is said that it is that sweetened milk that cascades down the mountain slope as Dudhsagar Falls to this day as a tribute to the virtue and modesty of the princess.

This is equally scenic but less popular route. One has to get down at Kuhlem (Collem) railway station and walk towards the falls which is about 11 km away. It normally takes 2–3 hours to reach. The famous photograph of Trains passing through before the waterfalls can be seen in this route and also the complete stretch of the falls will be visible while you hike towards the waterfalls.

Pics from Yashwanth Shetty: 


Itinerary for the trip as below: -

Day 1: 13th September 2014, Saturday

Meeting Point for Mumbai People :

For Mumbai People they can board the 11029/Koyna Express.

CSTM @ 08:40 
Dadar @ 08:53
Thane @ 09:13
Kalyan @ 09:33
Pune @ 12:40

Reaching Pune @ 12:40 pm.

Mumbai People can also opt for Shivneri Buses and Meet us @ Pune Railway Station

Meeting Point for Pune People :

Meeting point at Pune Railway station, Platform no 3 : at 15:00 Hrs.
We will be catching the Goa Express at 16.35 Hrs
Overnight Journey toward Dudhsagar Station

Day 2: 14th September 2014, Sunday

Reach Dudhsagar Station by 4.00 Hrs
Sleep/ Fun time till wee hours
Visit Dudhsagar Waterfall by 06:00 Hrs - 8:30 Hrs
Explore Waterfall.
Start Trekking from Dudhsagar Waterfall toward Kulem  through Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary Jungle (4 Hours Easy Trek through Jungle crossing Multiple Water Streams)
Reach Kulem Railway Station by 14:00 Hrs
Lunch and Change 14:00 Hrs to 16:00 Hrs
Pune People can catch the Goa Express @ 16:36 Hrs
Mumbai People can move ahead to Madgaon Station by Private Transport
Catch 12620 / Mangalore-LTT Express from Madgaon Station at 19:15 Hrs and reach Thane @ 05:55 and LTT @ 06:35

Day 3: 15th September 2014, Monday
Pune People Reach Pune Station  @ 03:55 am
And Mumbai People reach Mumbai @ 06:35 am

For Pune People Charges: 1650/- Inclusions: 
Non Ac Sleeper Coach Train Reservation from Pune to Pune.
Sunday Breakfast and Sunday Lunch. (Veg).
Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary Jungle Entry Charges.
TMI Expertise Charges

For Mumbai People Charges: 2000/- Inclusions: 
Non Ac Sleeper Coach Train Reservation from Pune to Mumbai.
Sunday Breakfast and Sunday Lunch. (Veg).
Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary Jungle Entry Charges.
TMI Expertise Charges


Mumbai to Pune traveling.
Train / Bus Travelling Food (Saturday and Sunday Night Dinner)
Mineral Waters, Cold drinks

Payment details: 
One needs to pay Rs 1500 as advance at the time of booking. (Non Refundable)

Account Details
Bank Name: ICICI Bank
Account ID: 123801501755
Account Type: Savings Bank Account
2Account name: 
IFSC code:

(Once payment is done, please send an email to manoj1920@gmail.com / trekmates@gmail.com with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell Number, Age)

Things to carry:
ID Proof
Full Sleeves round neck Tee shirt and Full length Lowers,calf length socks( 2 pairs)Shoes either trekking or sports ( Good firm Sole ),No floaters/Slippers on track
Water – 2 liters
Torch (High Quality) , Candles, Match Sticks, Salt Packets. (IMP)
Cover your bag completely in Plastic.
Zip Lock Plastics to keep wallet , Cash, Mobile etc
Bedding with extra Papers, Extra Clothes ,Windcheaters, Poncho, Cap, Camera (Optional) etc
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those that you require usually.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.(Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

Pack your bags to save them from getting wet.

For more details and Registration, Please contact on the nos. given below: 
Manoj Kalwar: 9819021806 / 9870775633
Nilesh Patil: 8655588508

(Pls Msg if calls not answered.)

Registrations are only through phone calls 
(scraps, reply to this thread won't be considered as confirmation)
Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.
Mail us at trekmates@gmail.com / manoj1920@gmail.com for any query

[Places in Ahmednagat District] नगर जिल्हा धार्मिक व निसर्ग पर्यटना

पुरोगामी विचारांचा नगर जिल्हा धार्मिक व निसर्ग पर्यटनात अग्रेसर आहे. शिर्डीच्या साई समाधी मंदिरात देशविदेशातून भाविक दर्शनाला येतात. यानिमित्ताने शनि शिंगणापूरलाही शनिदेवाचे दर्शन आवर्जून घेतले जाते. तसेच नगरजवळ अवतार मेहेरबाबा समाधी मंदिरातही विदेशातून भाविक येतात. जिल्ह्यातील प्रत्येक तालुक्यात वेगळी ओळख निर्माण करणारी धार्मिक व निसर्ग पर्यटनस्थळे-तीर्थस्थळे आहेत. पारनेर तालुक्यातील राळेगणसिद्धी हे ज्येष्ठ समाजसेवक अण्णा हजारे यांचे गाव, तसेच नगर तालुक्यातील हिवरे बाजार हे आदर्श गाव योजना समितीचे कार्याध्यक्ष पोपट पवार यांचे गाव देशाच्या नकाशावर अग्रगण्य स्थळे ठरली आहेत. 

नगर शहरातील प्रमुख स्थळे 

नगर शहरात अनेक ऐतिहासिक, धार्मिक व सामाजिक स्थळे आहेत. यामध्ये भुईकोट किल्ला, माळीवाड्यातील विशाल गणपती मंदिर, भुईकोट किल्ल्यातील नेता कक्ष, औरंगजेबाचे मृत्युस्थळ - आलमगीर, अरणगाव - मेहेराबादचे अवतार मेहेरबाबा समाधी मंदिर, आचार्यश्री आनंदऋषीजी महाराजांचे समाधीस्थळ, बुऱ्हाणनगरची तुळजाभवानी, केडगावची रेणुका माता, ह्युम मेमोरियल चर्च, ऐतिहासिक वस्तू संग्रहालय, रणगाडा संग्रहालय, वेदान्तनगर दत्त देवस्थान, शाहशरीफ दर्गा, चांदबिबी महाल, बेहस्तबाग महल, चौथे शिवाजी महाराज समाधी, दमडी मशीद, फराहबक्ष महाल. 

जिल्ह्यातील प्रमुख स्थळे 

श्रीरामपूर[Shreerampur] : बेलापूर-बन-उक्कलगाव येथील केशव-गोविंद मंदिर, गोंधवणीचे महादेव मंदिर, नाऊर येथील स्वामी सहजानंद देवस्थान, श्रीरामपूरचे श्रीराम मंदिर, डोमेग्रामचे शिख मंदिर व कमालपूरचे चक्रधर स्वामी मंदिर, हरेगावचे मतमाऊली मंदिर. 

नेवासे [Nevase] : श्रीसंत ज्ञानेश्वर मंदिर व पैस खांब, मोहनीराज मंदिर, शनि शिंगणापूरचे शनि देवस्थान, देवगडचे दत्त देवस्थान, बेल्हेश्वरवाडीचे रेणुका मंदिर व काच मंदिर, चांदा येथील जगदंबा मंदिर, हंडी निमगावचे त्रिवेणीश्वर महादेव मंदिर, दीनमित्रकार मुकुंदराव पाटील यांचे तरवडी येथील स्मारक. 

अकोले[Akole] : भंडारदरा धरण, रंधा धबधबा व अंब्रेला फॉल, हरिश्चंद्र गड, रतनगड, रतनवाडीचे अमृतेश्वर मंदिर, कळसूबाईचे शिखर, अगस्ती आश्रम, घाटघर, अलंगगड, मदनगड, पट्टा किल्ला, अकोल्यातील सिद्धेश्वर मंदिर, लिंगेश्वर मंदिर. 

कर्जत[Karjat] : सिद्धटेकचे अष्टविनायकातील गणपती मंदिर, राशीनचे जगदंबा मंदिर, गोदड महाराज मंदिर, रेहेकुरी काळवीट अभयारण्य, दुर्गावचे दुर्योधन मंदिर, काशीविश्वेश्वर मंदिर. 

पारनेर[Parner] : पूर्णवाद भवन, सेनापती बापट स्मारक, निघोजचे रांजणखळगे, निघोजची मळगंगा देवी, सिद्धेश्वर मंदिर, मांडओहोळ प्रकल्प, जातेगावचे व कोरठणचे खंडोबा मंदिर, गाजदीपूरचे केवड्याचे बन, जामगाव-कान्हूरपठारचे जुने वाडे, पळशीचे विठ्ठल मंदिर, गणेशखिंड येथील भालचंद्र गणेश मंदिर. 

शेवगाव[Shegaon] : कांबीचे महालक्ष्मी मंदिर, आव्हाणे येथील निद्रीस्त गणपती, बोधेगावची भानुम्मा, जायकवाडी बॅकवॉटरचे पक्षी अभयारण्य, लखमापुरीचा रणखांब, घोटणचे मल्लिकार्जुन मंदिर, अमरापूरचे दत्त देवस्थान, निंबाचार्य व विठोबा खेचर यांचे मुंगी. 

जामखेड[Jamkhed] : खर्ड्याचा किल्ला, १२ ज्योतिर्लिंग प्रतिकृती, चौंडी येथील पुण्यश्लोक अहिल्यादेवी होळकरांचे जन्मस्थळ, सौताडा-रामेश्वरचा धबधबा, हाळगावचा सिद्धेश्वर, अरणगावचा अरण्येश्वर, रॅमन मॅगसेसे पुरस्कार विजेते डॉ. रजनीकांत आरोळे यांचा ग्रामीण आरोग्य प्रकल्प. 

पाथर्डी [Parthardi] : मढी येथील गोरक्षनाथ मंदिर, मोहटा येथील रेणुकादेवी मंदिर, माणिकदौंडी येथील बलखंडीबाबा देवस्थान, मिरी येथील शंकरमठ व आचार्यश्री आनंदऋषीजी महाराजांची दीक्षाभूमी तसेच शिराळ चिचोंडी येथील जन्मभूमी, संत तनपुरे महाराजांचे जन्मस्थळ दगडवाडी, भगवान गड, वृद्धेश्वर, दिनकरस्वामी मठ, खोलेश्वर. 

राहुरी [Rahuri]: कणगर येथील गहिनीनाथांचे जन्मस्थळ, वांबोरीचा जयरामस्वामींचा मठ तसेच अहिल्यादेवींनी बांधलेली बारव, महात्मा फुले कृषी विद्यापीठ, मुळा धरण, देवळाली प्रवरा येथील त्रिंबकराज स्वामी मंदिर, ब्राह्मणीचा सतीचा स्तंभ, मांजरीचे चंद्रगिरी महाराज मंदिर. 

श्रीगोंदे [Shrigonda]: गावातील हेमाडपंथी मंदिरे, कोळगावचा सय्यदबाबा दर्गा, विसापूरचा तलाव, शेख महंमद महाराजांची समाधी, शिंदेकालिन वाडे, ढोरजे येथील काशीविश्वेश्वर मंदिर, मांडवगणचे सिद्धेश्वर मंदिर व मांडव्यऋषींची समाधी, कोसेगव्हाणचा महादेवदरा, दैवदैठणचे निंबराज समाधी मंदिर. 

कोपरगाव[Kopargaon] : संत जनार्दन मौनगिरी महाराज समाधी, पोहेगावचा मयुरेश्वर, विश्वात्मक जंगली महाराज आश्रम, संवत्सर येथील नारदीच्या समाधी, कचेश्वर, शुक्लेश्वर मंदिर, राघोबादादा वाडा व समाधी, साई तपोभूमी, धामोरीचा विशाल गोरखवृक्ष, माहेगाव देशमुख येथील दत्त देवस्थान, उक्कडगावची रेणुकामाता, कोकमठाणचे विष्णू मंदिर. 

राहाता[rahata] : शिर्डीचे साई समाधी मंदिर, वेट अँड जॉय स्थळ, पुणतांबे येथील चांगदेव महाराज मंदिर, साकुरी येथील उपासनी महाराज आश्रम, कोल्हारची भगवतीमाता, प्रवरानगरचा पहिला सहकारी साखर कारखाना. 

संगमनेर[sagamner] : पेमगिरीचा किल्ला व विशाल वटवृक्ष, साकूरचे वीरभद्र देवस्थान, हिवरगाव पावसा येथील देवगड खंडोबा, समनापूरचा गणपती, निझर्णेश्वर, मुक्तांगण, घारगावची कमळाई देवी, खांडगावचे खांडेश्वर मंदिर. 

नगर तालुका : मिरावली पहाड, आगडगावचे भैरवनाथ मंदिर, भातोडीचा तलाव, नारायणडोह येथील चांगदेव देवस्थान, घोसपुरीची पद्मावती देवी, मांजरसुंबा, डोंगरगणचे मंदिर, राजधानीचा खंडोबा, पिंपळगाव माळवी तलाव.

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Near by Destination
1.Sahyadri hills 0 km
2.Kothaligad (Peth fort) 0 km
3.Chillar river 0 km
4.Matheran 35 km
5.Mumbai to elegant 92 km

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8. Food court
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Hot & cold mixer
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- Doors and windows
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Cylindrical lock
Aluminium powder coated windows
Decorative compound wall
Parking space

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Quality electrical switches
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Range Trek from Rajgad to Torna with Trek Mates India on 8th -9th Feb ‘14

Trek Mates Indiainvite you all for a Range Trek from Rajgad to Torna on 8th -9th Feb '14 (Starting on Friday night 7th Feb by 11 pm)

Little info about the fort.
Type: Hill Fort
Rajgad Fort
: 4182 feet

Torna Fort: 4200 feet
Grade: Medium
Endurance: Medium
Base Village: Gunjavne - Velhe

(Pics Credit : Mathew Padinjath)

Rajgad – The name describes the place itself. The king of all the forts. 
It is to the south-west 40 Kms from Pune. It boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji on any fort. He spent almost 25/30 yrs here. Rajgad is famous for its construction.
The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. These are the three sub-plateaux (Machee) namely Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Sanjevani Machee, and at the centre is the Ballekilla. 

Padmavati Machee (north end) : This machee is the site of Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake, Chor Darwaja, Pali Darwaja, Gunjavane Darwaja, Daru Kothar (storage of arms and ammunition), Diwankhana, Rajwada (ruins), Ghod Tale (Horse Lake), Sadar (office) and Dhalkathi (flag hoisting place).

Suvela Machee (south east) : This is another grand machee facing east with lots of secret routes and doorways. This one is a double-stepped fortified machee with the steps separated by a beautiful bastioned doorway. At the end of first step a hole cuts across the rock; one can sit in this hole (nedhe). The final (lowest) step like Sanjeevani Machee has a double curtain wall. To the south side of this machee one can see a beautiful triangular bastion called Kaleswari buruz having an escape door near it. The home of the renowned military leader Tanaji Malusare was in this machee.

Sanjeevani Machee (southwest/west end) : This huge, beautiful and royally constructed machee faces west and has a three-stepped (layered) fortified structure. Each of the lower levels is separated from the higher one by a fortified bastion with a gate that could be defended independently. The lowest level is beautifully fortified by double curtain walls (chilkhathi) separated by a deep trench, on average 12 feet across. One can walk between these walls. The outer wall has openings to let soldiers out for sudden attack.

Bale Killa (centre) : This is the highest part of the fort which has remains of palaces, water cisterns and caves. It has a beautiful entrance door called Mahadarwaja. One can view the whole fort and the vast surrounding expanse.

Torna: the fort is also known as prachandagad (huge fort), due to its massive size. In 1646, when Shivaji was 16, he launched his first military attack by capturing Torna fort, paving the way for the great empire. Many battles have been fought on this fort.
The fort is truly grand and stretches for couple of kilometers.

Fascinating points on Torna fort:

Goddess Toranjai:
 it is a simple temple where goddesses Somjai and Toranjai are worshiped. Ahead we can see the lakes toran and mhasoba.

Maal and Safeli Bastions: On the west of Kothji Darwaja are the bastion maal, and the latter one is to the south of the former. Near Safeli is the construction called lakadkhaana, where wood was stored. Here is the way to Kokan Darwaja and Budhla Machi.

Budhla Machi: In Marathi 'budhla' means vessel, and budhla machi looks like a vessel kept upside down. This cliff is a breathtaking spot on the fort.

Bini Darwaja: This is the main entrance to the fort from velhe and is situated to the northwest of the fort. The bastion on the left side has collapsed. The path ahead leads to the Kothi Darwaja.

Kothi Darwaja: Ascending the steps carved in the rock, we enter the Kothi Darwaja facing east. Here we come across some guard rooms. Way along the wall towards east takes us to the temple of goddess Toranjai.

Hanuman Bastion: This bastion is situated to the east of Kothi Darwaja. Here we can see the idol of hanuman facing south and a flag post. The way ahead leads to the bastion Bhel. Further eastwards we come to Zunjar Machi.

Temple of goddess Mengai: this is the only place on the fort where one can stay. It has two doors and the roof is stillin the needs of repairs. In front of the temple is a Deepmala.

Zunjar Machi: It is situated on the western side & a wonderful spot to see.

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Meeting point for Mumbai  People: On 7th Feb , Friday Night
Pritam Hotel , Dadar East @ 11.00 pm
Pickup Point : Chembur Diamond Garden @ 11:30 pm
Pikcup Point : Vashi Below Main Bridge @ 12:15 am

Our journey starts with the private vehicle from Dadar till Gunjavne, the base village of Rajgad.

8th Feb:Post Breakfast Start our trek by 6 am, reach the top till 10 am.
Explore the fort till 4 in the eve. (Lunch enroute – self carried)
Start Descending towards Torna
Dinner in the village in between.
Start the night walk by 9 pm.
Night trek till the base of the Budhla machi.(till 1.30 am)

9th Feb:Sleep in open till 6 am.(everyone needs to carry his bedding.)
Start ascending torna.
Explore the fort
Lunch by 12 noon.
Explore again till 2 pm.
Start our journey back by bus/private vehicle
Return back to Mumbai by 10 pm tentatively.

The charges of the trek are RS 1800/per head, which includes
Travel expenditure from Dadar to Dadar by Pvt Vehicle
1 lunch (Sunday),
1 dinner (Saturday),
Tea, breakfast, refreshments, etc.
TMI Expertise and Guide Charges.

Payment Details:
Bank Name: ICICI Bank
Account ID: 123801501755
Account Type: Savings Bank Account
Account name: Manoj Kalwar
IFSC code: ICIC0001238

(Once payment is done , please send an email to manoj1920@gmail.com / trekmates@gmail.com with Transaction ID , Participant Name , Email ID , Cell Number and Pickup Point Details) 

Do call / sms to Manoj Kalwar - 9819021806 / 9870775633 once the payment is transferred

Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (must)
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs),
Lunch for Saturday.
Plates , Spoon , Glass.
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Sleeping Bag or Proper Bedding
Medicine those if u require usually
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking. Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

Interested people may contact us on the nos. given below:
Manoj Kalwar: 9819021806 / 9870775633
Vishal Khond: 8291139993 / 9322069953
Nilesh Patil: 8655588508

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