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TMI : Twin Treks to Sea Fort Khanderi and Underi on 4th January 2015, Sunday

We at Trek Mates India invite you to Twin Treks to Khanderi and Underi island sea forts near Alibaug on 4th January 2015, Sunday

Some information about the trek: 

Fort : Khanderi and Underi
Type : Island Sea Forts
District : Alibaug
Level : Easy

The Island Sea forts of Khanderi and Underi are located three kms. in the sea near Thal. The two early notices of Khanderi in 1538 of the Portuguese Viceroy Dorn Joao da Castro and 1674 of John Fryer, refer to it as uninhabited island.
 In August 1679, Shivaji occupied the islands ant oversaw the construction of a fortification, wall. The British attempted to claim the islands 'for the Crown' and oust Shivaji failed miserably and this was followed by Janjira Siddi to unseat the Marathas but followed suit. All attempts by the British and the Siddi to capture Khanderi - Underi, forts did not fructify till 1750, but finally it was ceded to the British in 1818 "as part of the Peshwa territory". And currently the Khanderi Fort is under Bombay Port trust administration.Permission of the Bombay port trust is necessary to visit the fort by mans of o boat.
In 1687, Light House on the Island was built by the British which still stands. Even today, there is a temple Of Vetal and the Tomb of Daud Pir both of which are worshipped by the local fishermen community.


Khanderi is a fortified island 20 km off the coast of Mumbai. This along with its sister fort Underi formed the major fortification along the Mumbai coast. This was built by Shivaji in 1660 to keep a check on the Siddis at Murud-Janjira fort. However later on it lost its importance. Most of the fort is still intact the most prominent structure is a lighthouse built in 1837. It can only be accessed with the permission of the Bombay Port Trust.
 

Underi (also called Jaidurg) is a fortified island near the mouth of Mumbai harbour south of Prong's Lighthouse. It is a companion fort to Khanderi and currently lies in Raigad district, Maharashtra. These islands of Khanderi and Underi served as one of the landmarks for ships entering Mumbai harbour. Underi is smaller than Khanderi and nearly circular. It was built by Kahim of the Siddis in 1680.

 
         (* Photos are sourced from internet. we do not claim any rights on them)


The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Meeting point for Mumbai  People: On 04th January, Sunday Morning
Meeting Point : Pickup Point : Pritam Hotel , Dadar East @ 06.00 am
Pickup Point : Chembur Diamond Garden @ 06:15 am
Pikcup Point : Vashi Below Main Bridge @ 06:30 am

Reach Thal & Breakfast.
Reach Khanderi and Underi by Ferry.
Start Trek Underi & then Khanderi
Lunch at Khanderi.
Post Lunch return to Thal.
Start our return journeyEvening Tea/Coffee on the way.
Start our Return Journey to Mumbai.
Reach Mumbai by 9:30 - 10pm (Depend on the Traffic)

Things To Be carried:

Identity proof (must)

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs) Compulsory

Medicine those if u require usually (Optional) 
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.
 
The charges for the trek will be Rs 1300/- per head, which includes
which include:
Travelling from Mumbai to Mumbai by Private Non AC Vehicle.
Boat Charges. (Khanderi / Underi Island)
Breakfast , Lunch and Evening Tea / Coffee
TMI Expertise Charges.

Note : Registrations through phone calls only (Do send sms if calls are not attended).

Payment details: 

One needs to pay Rs 1000 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: 
MANOJ KALWAR
Branch: 
MUMBAI-ANDHERI W E HIGHWAY
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, Gender , Cell Number, Boarding Point)


Last but not the least, Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun so please check our "Rules and Regulation" page.

Medical Disclaimer: It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.

For Registrations, call us on
Manoj Kalwar : 09819021806 / 9870775633
Trek Mates Office: 8422 888 006 / 007 / 008

(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

To get quick updates about the Live action and Unlimited Dhammal, Join us on

Facebook Mumbai
Facebook Pune
Twitter
TMI Website
TMI Diaries
Last but not the least,
Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun so please check our "Rules and Regulation" page.

For any Trekking gear or travelling accessories,
Join our Facebook page "Straub" 

OR

visit us at Trek Mates India's own office cum Sales Store @
STRAUB
106, A wing, 1st Floor,
Rajdarshan Building,
Dada Patil Wadi, 
Near Thane Station,
Thane (w) 400602.

Regards,
Team Trek Mates India.


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TMI : Jungle Trek to Vasota and Lake Side Camping on 10th and 11th January 2015.

We at Trek Mates India Invites you all for Jungle Trek to Vasota and Lake Side Camping on 10th and 11th January 2015. (leaving on 09th January, Friday Night)


Some Information about the Trek

Type : Jungle Fort
Height : 4267 ft approx
Region : Koyna wildlife Santuary
Difficulty Level: Easy
Endurance Level: Medium
Trek Leader : Manoj Kalwar

Vasota :
Vasota Fort (also called Vyaghragad) is located in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was famously defended by Tai Telin a mistress of Pant Pratinidhi a killedar of the fort when he was captured. Vasota fort is attributed to the Kolhapur Shilahara Raja Bhoja II (1178–1193) of Panhala. Vasota always remained with Marathas, Shirkes & Mores in 16th century & then incorporated in Swarajya by Shivaji Maharaj in 1655 during the conquest of Javli. Shivaji Maharaj named the fort "Vyaghragad" (Vyaghra – means tiger), owing to its difficult natural defense. After Shivaji Maharaj, the brave Maratha Bajirao Peshwa carried on the Swarajya mission of ousting the Mughal invaders from 
our country.






 Few Pics from our Last Visit :

https://www.facebook.com/rejithps/media_set?set=a.10153021834929415.1073741889.599704414

https://www.facebook.com/abhiineet/media_set?set=a.10152222620471228.1073741858.517831227

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Meeting point for Mumbai  People: On 09th January, Friday Night
Meeting Point : Pickup Point : Pritam Hotel , Dadar East @ 10.30 pm
Pickup Point : Chembur Diamond Garden @ 10:45 pm
Pikcup Point : Vashi Below Main Bridge @ 11:15 pm

Pickup Point for Pune People will be discuss on Phone

Day 1, 10th January, Saturday : 

Reach Bamnoli by 6am
Breakfast and Introduction Round
Start towards Met Indavali via boat ride through Koyna Back waters
Reach Met Indavali by 10.00am and Start trek by 10.30am
Reach Vasota Fort @ 2 pm.
Explore the Fort and Lunch Time till 2.30pm
Start Descend toward Met Indavali Village.
Back to Bamnoli
Camping and Stay at Bamnoli or Kaas Lake

Day 3, 11th January, Sunday :

Wake up at 6am and Get Fresh
Post Breakfast , Fun Time at Lake.
Around 11am , Start our Return Journey
Lunch near Kaas Plateau
Evening Tea on the Way
Reach Dadar by 10pm (Depend upon the Traffic)

The cost for the tour will be INR 3000/- per headwhich includes : 

Traveling from Dadar to Dadar by Private NON AC BUS.
Vasota Jungle Entry Charges.
Boat Ride till Met Indavali and Return.
Tented Accommodation at Lake Side.
Food (Veg / NonVeg).
TMI Expertise charges



Note : Registrations through phone calls only (Do send sms if calls are not attended).

Payment details: 

One needs to pay Rs 2000 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: 
MANOJ KALWAR
Branch: 
MUMBAI-ANDHERI W E HIGHWAY
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, Gender , Cell Number, Boarding Point)

Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (must)
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs),

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 (We are Camping at Lake Side)
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.
Please check the details of Registration Process, Payment Terms & Refund policy

Last but not the least, Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun so please check our "Rules and Regulation" page.

Medical Disclaimer: It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.

For Registrations, call us on
Manoj Kalwar : 09819021806 / 9870775633
Trek Mates Office: 8422 888 006 / 007 / 008

(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

To get quick updates about the Live action and Unlimited Dhammal, Join us on
Facebook Mumbai
Facebook Pune
Twitter
TMI Website
TMI Diaries
Last but not the least,
Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun so please check our "Rules and Regulation" page.

For any Trekking gear or travelling accessories,
Join our Facebook page "Straub" 

OR

visit us at Trek Mates India's own office cum Sales Store @
STRAUB
106, A wing, 1st Floor,
Rajdarshan Building,
Dada Patil Wadi, 
Near Thane Station,
Thane (w) 400602.

Regards,
Team Trek Mates India.


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Range Trek from Rajgad to Torna with Trek Mates India on 17th - 18th January ‘15.

Hey Mates, We at Trek Mates Indiainvite you all for a Range Trek from Rajgad to Torna on 17th - 18th January ‘15.(Starting on Friday night)

Little info about the fort.

Type: Hill Fort
Height:
Rajgad Fort
: 4182 feet

Torna Fort: 4200 feet
Grade: Medium
Endurance: Medium
Base Village: Gunjavne - Velhe
Max Participants :30
Leader : Manoj Kalwar








(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.

Meeting point for Mumbai  People:  16th Jan , Friday Night
Pritam Hotel , Dadar East @ 11.30 pm
Pickup Point : Chembur Diamond Garden @ 11:45 pm
Pikcup Point : Vashi Below Main Bridge @ 12:00 am

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

Day 1 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 trek by 9 pm.
Night trek till Torna Fort.(till 2.00 am)

Day 2:Sleep in open till 6 am.(everyone needs to carry his bedding.) 
Explore the fort
Lunch by 12 noon.
Start Descend and Reach Base by 2pm
Lunch @ Base Village
Start our journey back by bus/vehicle
Return back to Mumbai by 10 pm tentatively.

The charges of the trek are RS 2000/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.

For Registrations, call us on
Manoj Kalwar : 09819021806  / 09870775633
Trek Mates Office: 8422888006 / 07 / 08
Vikramsingh: 99877 61562

Please sms if calls not attended. We will call you once we are free



Last but not the least, any adventure activity is a disciplined fun so please check our "Rules and Regulation" page.

Medical Disclaimer: It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness checkup done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes, etc. should seek their physicians advice before coming.

Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (must)
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs),
Lunch for Saturday.
Plates , Spoon , Glass. (Must)
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.

To get quick updates about the Live action and Unlimited Dhammal, Join us on
Facebook Mumbai 
Facebook Pune
Twitter
TMI Website
TMI Diaries

For any Trekking gear or travelling accessories,

Join our Facebook page "Straub" OR

Visit us at Trek Mates India's own office cum Sales Store @
STRAUB
106, A wing, 1st Floor,
Rajdarshan Building,
Dada Patil Wadi, Near Thane Station,
Thane (w) 400602.

Regards,
Team Trek Mates India.


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