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Thursday, April 22, 2010

VRangers Biking to Ganpati pule on 30th Ngt Apr-1st-2nd May.

As we have completed Ratnagiri-Velas 3-4 th Apr 2010 Biking successfully with every biker efforts and VRangers Team management.So now on Demand once again VRangers Decided to do Bike Ride to Ganpatipule.

We will cover below mentioned places
1) Swayambhu Ganpati Temple.
2) Bhandarpule Beach/ Undi beach .
3) Malgund Museum - Birthplace of " Kavi Keshavsut " (Marathi Poet).
4) Jaygad Fort, Port.
5) Velneshwar Temple & Beach.
Swayambhu Ganpati Temple:-
Nestled in the greenery is a nearly 4000 year old landmark the Swayambhu Ganpati Temple (Swayambhu means a self-originated idol, Ganapati). It is flooded by thousands of devotees and tourists every year.Ganpatipule, the Lord of the 'ganas' or army and "pule" means sand dunes.
It is one of the 'Ashta Ganapatis' (eight Ganpatis) of India and is known as 'Paschim Dwar Dewata' (Western Sentinel God).

Bhandarpule/Undi Beach :-
Located at 3 Kms. from ganpatipule, Bhandarpule also has a very beautiful beach.
The beach at Bhandarpule is secluded and less crowded than Ganpatipule
you can get a beautiful view of ganpatipule and Bhandarpule beach from the top of the hill before descending to Bhandarpule.

Malgund Museum - Birthplace of " Kavi Keshavsut " (Marathi Poet) and Prachin Kokan Museum :-
Birth Place of Kavi Keshavsut renowned Poet of Maharashtra Malgund a place two km from Ganpatipule is famous for natural bountiful beauty.
At this place Shri Krishnaji Keshav Damle, alias, Kavi Keshavsut a revolutionary poet has his house, where he was born.
Recently a monument has been built in his memory
This monument has become a place of pilgrimage, for the Lovers of marathi Literature.
Fort Jaigad :- Jaigad, a port on Konkon coastline is famous as a natural and safe port. It is situated on the mouth of river Shastri. The fort Jaigad is magnificent. The lighthouse and the jaigad creek is spectacular. Inside the walls of the fort on the right is a monument of Jaiba Mahar.
The story about Jaiba is splendid. When the construction of the fort was in progress, the arch over the main gate collapsed for number of times. The remedy suggested was Narbali (sacrifice of a human being).
The fort was in the custody of Kanhoji Angre commender in chief of Chattrapati Shivaji's naval armada. In 1818 English army took over the fort. Near the main gate of the fort, Ganesh temple is there. This Jaiba Mahar was ready to be the victim, on the condition that the fort be named after him, so it is Jaigad. The king of vijapur built this fort having twenty outwardly curved construction (Buruj). The fort is Situated 35 to 40 km from Ratnagiri town. The temple of Mahamai Sonsakhli, the village deity is situated in the dense forest near village Tavsal.
Veneshwar Temple And Beach:- This is one more popular place in Guhagar taluka. It is 26 k.m. from Guhagar. There is an ancient Shiva Temple.
Grand ceremony is celebrated on 'Shivratri' Everyday there is rush of devotees. Seacoast of this place attracts like us.
This is really beautiful Orchards of coconut and betelnut are also charming.

Velneshwar beach is an ideal beach for swimming and sunbathing.
The green coconut palm grooves and rock free seawater make the beach so beautiful and attractive.

Despite, Velneshwar is a small village, which is in the north of Shastri River, this beach is quite famous.

Route Map :-
Will be provided on arrival @ Panvel.

Trip Itinerary will be as follows :-

Total return appx. Distance :- 800 km.

Friday, 30 th Apr:-
Time & Meeting point :- 9.15 PM At Panvel-Datta Snacks Corner (Approx 3 - 4 km From Panvel S.T. Stand )will start our biking journey from here.
Saturday, 1st May:-
Reach Ganpati pule by 8.30 am and explore Ganpati Pule, Prachin Kokan Museum / Malgund, Undi Beach till 12.30 Pm.
Lunch @ 1 pm on the way near Malgund and by 2.30 pm reach Jaigad fort.
Here will have 2 hrs Rest. then will start for Velneshwar by 5 pm and will rach by 7 pm. Dinner at 9.00 pm and Bonfire session (if possible).

Sunday, 2nd May:-
Visit Velneshwar Temple and Beach in the morning @ 6.00 a.m. Thereafter, Breakfast and leave for Ghuhaghar (Optional) & back to Panvel by 7.00 p.m.

Payment Details :-
One needs to do Advance Payment of Rs. 500/- to confirm his/her registration.
(Advance payment includes Breakfast, Lunch and Diner for two days if more money needed will take more contribution).
Bikers have to bear their bike's fuel expenses by themselves & pillion rider. At the end of trip lodging expenses will be shared equally by all members.

Other details will provide on call.
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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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