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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Velas Biking & Tour with VRangers on 3rd-4th Apr 10

Velas Beach via Shriwardhan Tour and Biking with VRangers 0n 3rd -4th Apr 2010.

VRangers invites you for the two days tour to Velas via Shrivardhan in Dist Ratnagiri.
Brief information:
*Velas is the birth place of Nana Phadnis, one of the great prominent personalities in Maratha history. Due to the sea-shore Velas is an exiting place and it is situated near Bankot Bay. There is an old temple of Shri Bhairi- Rameshwar and in this temple all twelve months water is made available taking the benefit of favorable geographical conditions. A statue of Nana Phadnis is present outside his house. In Velas Mahalakshmi temple and Nana Phadnis house are the places to visit. Gokulashtami Festival is one of the important festival in Velas.

**Bankot Fort:-
This fort is also called as Bankot fort, Victoria fort or Himmatgad.
This fort is having square shape.

Bankot lies at the foot of the Rocky head land in the extreme north of the district.

***Mandan gad:-
This old fort was neglected due to unavailability of transport facilities to Mandangad. After the Ratnagiri district new development Mandangad taluka has got importance. Mandangad fort is at one end of the Ratnagiri district. Recently the historic importance of Mandangad fort has been increased. A Ganpati temple and a tank is present inside the fort. This tank is called as Thorla Talav.*Harihareshwar – Dakshin Kashi :- It is famous pilgrim place with ancient Shiv Temple and Kalbhairav Temple situated
on the Dakshin Kashi.

It also has a beautiful beach which is rocky on one side and a clean sand beach on the other side.

**Shrivardhan Fort :-
White sands which spread for miles on either side – that is the beauty of the Shrivardhan beach. The expanse of the sea is a turquoise blue and there usually you will find some college kids playing football in the water. The shores are clean and the water shallow which makes it ideal for swimming.
A history of Shrivardhan for over 200 years is replete with glorious tales of Maratha warriors and their hounding efforts to maintain the “Hindavi-Swaraj". The famous Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath was born here and was later chosen as the First Peshwa by the Maratha Ruler Chatrapati Sahu Maharaj. The Peshwa’s continued to rule the Maratha kingdom on behalf of the Kings for over a century till the British overtook them

Route Map:-
Will be provided on arrival @ Panvel.
Trip Itinerary will be as follows:
Total return appx. Distance :- 650 km.
Saturday, 3rd Apr :-
Arrive at Panvel ST stand by 5.30 am

Breakfast on the way to Shrivardhan
Reach Shrivardhan by 9.30 am and explore
Kondivli Beach, Shankar Temple, Somaja Temple
(If time permits Harihareshwar will be included)
Lunch @ 1 pm on the way and by 5.00 pm reach Velas.
Visit Velas Beach @ 6 pm, watch turtles and explore around.
Dinner at 9.00 pm and Bonfire session (if possible).
Sunday, 4th Apr :-
Visit Velas Beach again in the morning @ 6.00 a.m. for second session of Baby turtles! Thereafter, Breakfast and leave for Bankot fort & back to Mumbai by 6.00 p.m.

Payment Details
One needs to do Advance Payment Of Rs. 500/- to confirm his/her registration.
Bikers have to bear their bike's fuel expenses by themselves & pillion rider. At the end of trip, food and lodging expenses will be shared equally
by all members.Other details will provide on call.Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:-
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
2. A bottle of water (3 Ltrs).
3. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
4. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits.
5. Torch with extra batteries, Old Newspapers, Shawl or bed sheet (compulsory).
6. Personal medicines, Sun lotion, Eye glasses,Mosquito’s cream.
7. Good trekking shoes.

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