Kolhapur Hikers trek to “Machal” 30th September 2012

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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 : 30th September 2012 (One day)

Grade : Medium – Thrilling

Location : Vishalgad

Reporting : Kolhapur Central Bus Stand sharp at 06:00 AM
Schedule :

06:00 AM : Meet at Kolhapur CBS and departure to Vishalgad

09:00 AM : Will reach at Vishalgad & Breakfast break

10:30 AM : Trek starts from Vishalgad to Machal with visit to Bajiprabhu Deshpade &     Phulajiprabhu Deshpande’s Samadhi, and Mahadev, Maruti Mandir visit

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

09:30 PM : reach at Kolhapur CBS
Trek Fees : Rs.150/- per person
Fees Includes :
Registration Charges , Breakfast, Expert Consultation, Technical Equipment’s
Excludes :
Travelling (Travelling from Kolhapur – Machal – Kolhapur)
Any other expenses not included above
Only 30 registrations are available…
Things To Carry :
Lunch for the day
A Water Bottle (Minimum 2 Liters)
Ready to eat food (Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.)
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)
A haversack to put all these things
Keep a extra pair of cloths, torch
Rain-cote, Wind-cheater
Good trekking shoes
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

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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

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 confirmation please contact –

Sagar Patil 95 7999 7111

Mishka 97 6225 0072

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