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.
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
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
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 ”
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
Team Kolhapur Hikers