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KOLHAPUR HIKERS VISIT TO "KAAS" PLATEAU OF FLOWERS

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        KOLHAPUR HIKERS 
       VISIT THE PLATEAU OF FLOWERS
      World Heritage Site Declared By UNESCO



Information About Tour 


About Kaas :-

Kaas Plateau is a Biodiversity World Heritage Site, situated in Maharashtra's on the high hills of Sahyadri in western ghats.
The Kaas Plateau is known as Maharashtra's Valley of Flowers. Kaas Plateau is situated on the high hills of Sahyadri in western ghats. It is the best place to visit in monsoon, from the mid of August to October. The whole plateau looks like a carpet in various colors. It's a unique place for flora researchers, nature lovers & photographers. Near about 175 various flower species found at Kaas Plateau and one of the few found on earth only at Kaas Plateau. In June 2012 UNESCO has announced this location as a Biodiversity World Heritage Site.

About Sajjangad :-
Sajjangad meaning Fort of Good People, is located near the city of Satara, India. It is the final resting place of Sant Ramdas, a saint and social reformer in 17th century India (born 1606). His teachings and works written in books such as Dasbodh are read and followed by many people even today in the state of Maharashtra and Sajjangad is a popular place of pilgrimage.

About Thoseghar Waterfalls :- 
Thoseghar waterfalls :is a scenic spot located near the small village of Thoseghar, 20 km from Satara city, at the edge of the Konkan region, in Western India. There are a series of waterfalls, some of them 15 to 20 metres and one of 500 ft in height. People come from all over Maharashtra to visit the area, especially during the rainy or monsoon season, mid of August to October . 

About Chalkewadi Windmills :-
Chalkewadi wind energy project in satara was developed with the intention of generating electricity. Hundreds of windmills are put up all along the plateau. Chalkewadi electricity project is based uphill spread on a huge plateau. Chalkewadi has developed as a tourist spot, because the windmills and the hills a magical landscape together. Thoseghar waterfall can be seen from chalkewadi. There are hundreds of windmills on the adjoining hills.

Itinerary For The Event :-

Meeting point at Gardan Hotel sharp at 05:00 AM. ( Sharp)
Departure to Kaas.Reaching at  Kaas.  

Breakfast at Kaas.

Photography and Exploration at Kaas Plateau.

Moving to Sajjangad. Lunch and Exploring Fort .

After Lunch Visit to Thoseghar Waterfalls. 

Moving to Chalkewadi Windmills 

Dinner at 8:00 pm & Departure to Kolhapur.


Total Batches : 4 
Batch size : 30 Participants in each batch
Batch 1 – 13 Sept 2014
Batch 2 – 21 Sept 2014
Batch 3 – 28 Sept 2014
Batch 4 – 12 Oct 2014

Cost for the Event will be INR 1400 /- 

Cost  Includes :-
Registration Charges, Breakfast ,Lunch,Dinner,
Travelling Kolhapur to Kolhapur by privet bus,
Entry Fees at Kaas,Forest Entry Fees etc.
Cost Excludes :-
Mineral water,cold drinks,

Camera Fees at Kaas Plateau.

And any other Charges not mention in Includes   


IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS :-
1.The leader's decision will be final & binding on all participants. No arguments will be entertained.
2.It is important for all participants to stay together in the group,
3. In the event of any mishap, Kolhapur Hikers will not be responsible.
4. Each participant will be responsible for his/her own safety & baggage.
5. Avoid wearing gold or other ornaments.
6. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.


For More Info & Registration Contact 

Sagar       9579997111          

Rohan      9623319026                                             
Rakesh    8888801299  

Regards  

Team Kolhapur Hikers
      kolhapurhikers@gmail.com



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Explore the Legendry Dudhsagar Waterfall in Goa & Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary with Kolhapur Hikers on 23rd and 24th August 2014

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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

A Popular  Movie Chennai Express Shooting Was Done At Dudhsagar Waterfall  



             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.


SOME INTERESTING THING ABOUT DANDELI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY:-

Dandeli Situated near Belgaum (Karnataka) Dandeli is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka ans was designated as a Tiger reserve in 2007. The Jungle is also home to several varieties of reptiles and almost 300 varieties of birds.  
 this deciduous sanctuary supports a healthy population of Elephants, Bears, Black Panthers, Leopards, Civets and if course the King Cobra. 
Birding at its best-watch the Great Pied Hornbills, Malabar Trogons, Ruby Throated Bulbuls, Woodpeckers, Shamas etc.


Itinerary for the Trek as below: -

Day 1 : 23rd August 2014, Saturday
Meeting point at Gardan Hotel  05:00 AM
Start Journey toward Dandeli .Breakfast at Belgaum.
Dandeli Exploration 
Lunch and dinner at Dandeli .
Night stay in Core area of Dandeli Forest .
Day 2 : 24th August 2014, Sunday. 
Week up call At 4:00 am in morning.
Reach Castle Rock Station by 06:00 AM
Start Trek toward Dudhsagar Waterfall (14 KM Railway Track Walk)
Reach Dudhsagar Waterfall by 12:00 AM
Fun in the Waterfall
Tunnel Cooking.
Start Return Journey by 03:00 PM 

Charges: 3000 /- Per Trekker .


  • Inclusions: 
1) Accommodation  in Resorts / Guest house on triple sharing basis or dormitory.
2) All food in trek is Pure veg  Meals, Breakfast, Lunch, Tea / Coffee and Dinner. 
3) Travelling from Kolhapur to Kolhapur by Private bus.
4) Karnataka  Government Tax and all Forest entry fees. 5) Expert Consultation.

  •  Exclusions:
1) Food in the Journey 
2) Any kind of personal expenses, Extra food, mineral water & cood drinks ordered  
3) Any other expenses not included above.


  • Things to carry: 
 Water – 2 liters
Torch, Extra Clothes
Windcheaters, Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional) 
some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually.
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.(Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)

  • Kindly Note : 

Please avoid wearing Gold ornaments and do not carry any valuable things.
Consuming Alcohol,Tobaco and Smoking is strictly PROHIBITED.
Kolhapur Hikers will not be responsible for any type of INJURIES during trek.
Wrapped  all the things in plastic bags to avoid getting wet in rain 

For more details and Registration,
Please contact on the numbers given below: 

  Sagar       : 95 7999 7111 
 Rohan      : 96 2331 9026
 Rakesh    : 88 8880 1299

Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.
Mail us at kolhapurhikers@gmail.com

For more of Kolhapur hikers on the Net Please visit 
Website : www.kolhapurhikers.com

 Regards,
Team – Kolhapur Hikers


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Feel The Thrill Of “Machal” Trek With Kolhapur Hikers

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Dear Adventure Enthusiasts,

We @ Kolhapur Hikers have arranged a one day trek to “Machal”, It’s a great pleasure to invite u on a great trek at a great place …


Date           : 3 August 2014 .
Grade          :  Medium – Thrilling.
Location     :  Vishalgad.
Reporting  :  Meeting point at Gardan Hotel  sharp at 06:00 AM.

6:00 AM :Meeting point at Gardan Hotel and departure to Vishalgada 

8:00 AM : We will Reach at Manalli Dam & Breakfast break.                                                                                          

9:00 AM : Will reach at Vishalgad 

10:30 AM : Trek starts from Vishalgad to Machal .
02:00 PM : Will reach at Machal & A small break in Machal Village (Rest & Lunch)

03:00 PM : Descend

06:30 PM : Will reach at Vishalgad & departure to Kolhapur

08:30 PM : we will have dinner in Amba

10:00 PM : reach at Kolhapur.

  Trek Fees : Rs. 1000/- per person


Fees Includes :
 Registration Charges , Breakfast,
  Lunch , Evening High tea , dinner, 
 Travelling from Kolhapur To  Kolhapur ,
 Expert Consultation, Technical Equipment's.

Excludes : 

Any other expenses not included above.


Things To Carry :
A Water Bottle (Minimum 2 Liters) 
  • Ready to eat food (Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.)
    Pack Lunch For A day 
  • Medicine those you require usually (Optional) 
  • Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, Antibiotics for stomach infection, Enerzal/Electrol powder , Glucon D, Lemon etc) 
  • Keep a extra pair of cloths, torch 
  • Rain-cote, Wind-cheater 
  • Good trekking shoes 
  • A haversack to put all these things  (A the stuff should be wrapped in plastic bags to avoid Getting wet in rain).

  • Kindly note : 

  • Please avoid wearing gold ornaments and do not carry any valuable things. 
    • Please confirm your registration at least 3 days prior to Trek 
    • Consuming Alcohol, Tobacco and Smoking is strictly PROHIBITED 
    • Kolhapur Hikers will not be responsible for any type of injuries during trek .

    •          LAST DATE FOR REGISTRATION –  25 July 2014 

    •                               REGISTRATION STARTED    



                                    SOME INTERESTING THING ABOUT “Machal” 

    A lovely hill station with cool climate around the year near Vishal Gad fort. Start of river MUCHKUNDI which blows a crystal white water. A challenging and adventurous trekking point for nature lovers and trekkers. Its  a  Awesome place for nature Photography



    Situated almost 4000 feet high from the average sea level, this hill is separated from Vishalgad fort and the main Sahyadri range by a narrow gorge. Crowned with a level plateau three and a half miles long and one and a half broad, and freely supplied with water this 1500 Ares table land is well suited for a tourist destination. Clear and clean airy atmosphere, availability of sufficient potable water round the year at Machal, fascinates the visitors and gives them immense satisfaction. The place can be directly compared with Mahabaleshwar and Matheran, very famous hill stations in Maharashtra. 



    The place is situated on tableland in the lanes of haughty Sahyadri Mountains few miles south of the Rantnagiri-Kolhapure road. According to mythology in a narrow mounted cave on the western side of the hill, there lived the famous saint Muchkund blessed by Lord Krishna. And the origin of river Muchakundi can be observed at this place. Kajali and Muchkundi are the two rivers flowing through Lanja taluka .These rivers are originating from Sahtadri lanes and flow towards west to meet the Arabin sea .Due to the heavy rainfall in the region these rivers are flooded with water in rainy season. But due the natural slope the water has way to reach the sea hence there is no danger of flood in region Zapade, Berdewadi, Vhel. Panhale are few dams which supply the water to the place. There is an abundance of potable water even during summer season the dams are having adequate stock of water and hence there is no question of scarcity of potable water. 



    Machal can be accessed through the Amba Ghat. Machal is located at a distance of 32 kms from Lanja. The nearest railway station- Talavde is 15 kms from Machal and Kolhapur railway station is 80 kms to the south-east.
    For More Info & Registration  please contact –

    Sagar       9579997111                                         
    Prachi           9762080297

    Rohan          9623319026                                  Pallavi           8007409224
                                                                          
    Shashank   9881618100                                   Rakesh          8888801299  




                                                Some Beautiful pic's of “ Machal ”



  • MACHAL VILLAGE 

  • WATER RESOURCES IN MACHAL FOREST 


    VALLEY OF MACHAL

    VIWE  OF VISHALGAD  FROM MACHAL VALLEY
    BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS ON THE WAY TO MACHAL TREK 
  • GREAT VIEW OF KOKAN FROM TOP OF MACHAL
    GREAT VIEW OF KOKAN FRO TOP OF MACHAL 
  • MUCHKUNDI  RUSHI CAVES 

    Regards  

    Team Kolhapur Hikers

    kolhapurhikers@gmail.com
    www.kolhapurhikers.com




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