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KOLHAPUR HIKERS Invites You For Velas Turtle Festival - 2015

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        KOLHAPUR HIKERS  Invites You For Velas Turtle Festival - 2015
                                                 14th - 15th  March 2015


Information about the Tour

Type : Eco Tour
Region : Velas
District : Ratnagiri
Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Duration: 2 Days/ 1 Night
Max Participants : 30 only

The Places that we will Exploring are :
1 ) Velas Beach
2) Bankot Fort
3) Harihareshwar Temple & Beach
4) Suvarnadurg Fort (as per the time schedule if possible)

About Velas :
Velas is a small coastal village in Rathnagiri District of Maharashtra.
Velas is famous for its beaches and turtle festival.
Olive Ridleys are the smallest of the sea turtles and they got their name because of their olive coloured shells. Though these are the most abundant species of turtles in any ocean, they are yet classified as endangered species.
Velas is a birthplace of Nana Phadnis. He was sachiva- a secretary in Peshawai in Pune.

About Bankot Fort :
This was the first residency of the British Raj in Southern Konkan. Although a very beautiful fort dotting the coastline of the Konkan strip, the fort of Himmatgad, now popularly known as Bankot (from the name of nearby village) is not a destination thronged by the tourists. There are couple of reasons attributable to its secluded status. One is that there is very little awareness and historical significance associated with Bankot and other is absence of any major township in the nearby areas contributing to lack of quality accommodation facilities. However, there is no denying that Bankot is a very beautiful fort and surely worth a visit.

About Harihareshwar Temple & Beach :
One of the finest sea shores in India, Harihareshwar is a nice tourist destination located in the Konkan coast in Maharashtra. Harihareshwar is renowned for its tranquility and picturesque beach. Harihareshwar is also known as Dakshin Kashi by virtue of its importance in the spiritual arena of India, especially with an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Harihareshwar, as the name suggest is an abode of Lord Shiva.

About Suvarnadurg Fort :
Suvarnadurg fort is located on a rocky island in the Arabian Sea on the west coast. It is spread over an area of 8 acres (3.2 ha) and is about 1 mile (1.6 km) from the main land. The fort is on an island in the Arabian sea on the west coast within the jurisdiction of Ratnagiri district, off the Kanakadurga fort and below the headland Harnai port. The fort was captured by Chatrapati Shivaji in 1660 by defeating Ali Adil Shah II (1656–1672). Kanhoji Angre (1667–1729), popularly known as “Samudratla Shivaji” was the Admiral of the Maratha Navy; in 1696, Kanhoji's naval fleet was stationed here. However, the fort was formally handed over Kanhoji Angre in 1713 by Shahu Raja.


The cost for the tour is INR 2800/- per person


Cost Includes:
* Transportation Kolhapur to Kolhapur by private bus.
* Accommodation in Typical Konkani house.
* Vegetarian Food ( 2 Breakfast, 2Lunch, 1 Dinner)
* Instructors/ Expert Charges
* ferryboat Charges
* All Taxes and Service Charges

Cost Does not Include:
* Food ordered other than included meals in the Cost
* Personal Expenses like Soft Drinks, Mineral water, etc.
* Dinner on last day of trek

Journey Details:
 
13 th Mar Friday  (Nighat mtravelling)
 Pick up Points 
09:00 pm – Gardan Hotel.
09:30 pm - Kavala, Naka .

Day 1, Saturday ,14th  Mar 2015
Morning Session :

04:00 am – Early morning reach Velas, Get Fresh.
07:00 am - Visit Velas Beach, Nesting site.
09:00 am – Refreshment / Breakfast
10:00 am - Harihareshwar Temple & Beach
01:00 pm - Lunch Typical Konkani Food (Veg Meal)
03:00 pm - Visit Bankot and Explore the Fort

Evening Session :

05:00 pm - Refreshment & Visit Velas beach, Nesting site.
06:30 Sunset at Velas Beach

Night Session :

08:30 pm – Dinner Typical Konkani Food (Veg Meal)
09:00 pm - Night walk on Sea Shore

Day 2 Sunday ,15th  Mar 2015

 
Morning Session :
05:00 am - Wake up
06:00 am - Visit Velas beach, Nesting site.
08:00 am - Refreshment / Breakfast
09:00 am - Leave for Suvarnadurg Fort
11:00 am - Reach Suvarnadurg Fort & explore fort
02:00 pm - Lunch on the way
03:00 pm - Start the return journey to Kolhapur
12:00 am - Reach Kolhapur (Depends on traffic conditions)

IMP NOTE:-

Emergence of Hatchlings of Turtles is a Natural Process. So cannot give
guarantee of emerging possibility of turtles on the mentioned dates.

Things  To Carry :

A Water Bottle (Minimum 2 Liters)
Ready to eat food (Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.)
Medicine those you require usually (Optional).
Keep an extra pair of cloths.
Torch with Extra Battery
Sun Cap, Sun Glasses.
A Day Pack (Small Sack) to carry thing on the trek.
A haversack to put all these things.

Limited Seats are available, kindly confirm your seat by paying your trek fees as early as possible. Last date for registration is 12th March 2015

Kindly note :
Please avoid wearing gold ornaments and do not carry any valuable things.
Consuming Alcohol, Tobacco and Smoking is strictly PROHIBITED

Kolhapur Hikers will not be responsible for any type of injuries during tour

For More Info & Registration Contact
 
Sagar 9579997111
Pallavi 8484013265
Shashank 9881618100

Regards  
  Team Kolhapur Hikers
     w w w . k o l h a p u r h i k e r s . c o m


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Night Adventure Trek To Katraj to Sinhgad " K2S "

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      KOLHAPUR HIKERS                  

  Night Adventure Trek To Katraj to Sinhgad
                           K 2 S

Information about K2S Trek

Event Date : 21st Feb 2015 Saturday
Type : Hilly Trek
Region :Bhuleswar range of the Sahyadri Mountains
Difficulty Level :Medium
Grade : High Endurance Level
Max Participants : 30 only

The cost for the trek is INR 1600/- per person

Cost Includes:

* Transportation Kolhapur to Kolhapur by private bus
* Vegetarian Food (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch)
* Instructors/ Expert Charges
* All Taxes and Service Charges

Cost Does not Include:

* Food ordered other than included meals in the Cost
* Personal Expenses like Soft Drinks, Mineral water, etc.

Schedule :
 

Saturday 21st Feb 2015 (Saturday)
Meeting point at Gardan Hotel sharp at 01:00 pm
Depart for Katraj by 01:30 pm
Reach Katraj old Tunnel by 06:00 pm
Trek will start by 06:30 pm (Trek Duration Approx 6 hours. Depends on Trekkers )
Have Dinner midway (to be brought by participants)
Reach Sinhagad base by early morning
Breakfast @Sinhagad
Sinhagad exploration
Lunch @Sinhagad and depart to Kolhapur.

About The Destination :

Katraj to Sinhagad (K2S) is a very popular trek route close to Pune which starts from the Katraj ghats (Old Katraj tunnel) lying to the south of Pune and ends at Sinhagad which is to the South – west of Pune.
The route travels through a series of mountains which one has to cross before finally getting to Sinhagad. It is definitely a trek which will test your physical fitness, stamina and will-power but “Night” time with “Moon light” makes it beautiful and memorable. K2S tests the Trekkers physical and mental endurance.
A distance of over 16 kms. In pitch-black darkness with bracing wind all over, navigating over 15 hills and valleys from the Katraj Tunnel Top to the top of Sinhagad Fort, Pune.
The Final destination Sinhagad (The Lion’s Fort) is famous for many important battles, most notably the battle of Sinhagad in 1670. It is strategically located at the center of a string of other forts such as Rajgad, Torna along with Khadakwasla Dam which can be viewed from the top of the fort.

Things To Carry :


A Water Bottle (Minimum 4 Liters)
Ready to eat food (Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.)
Pack Dinner (Compulsory)
Medicine those you require usually (Optional).
Personal basic medical kit
Electrol powder , Glucon D, Lemon (Compulsory)
Keep an extra pair of cloths.
Torch with Extra Battery (Compulsory)
A haversack to put all these things.

* Limited Seats are available, kindly confirm your seat by paying your trek fees as early as possible. Last date for registration is 19 th Feb 2015

Kindly note : Please avoid wearing gold ornaments and do not carry any valuable things.
All our treks are Eco-friendly treks; kindly take care of nature around us.
Consuming Alcohol, Tobacco and Smoking is strictly PROHIBITED.
Kolhapur Hikers will not be responsible for any type of injuries during trek.

For More Info & Registration Contact

Sagar 9579997111
Rohan 9623319026
Shashank 9881618100
Pallavi 8484013265



Regards  

  Team Kolhapur Hikers
     w w w . k o l h a p u r h i k e r s . c o m



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