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Thursday, February 3, 2011

VRangers Bike Trek to Shivneri & Chavand Forts on 26th-27th Feb 2011.

VRangers invites you for the two days bike trek to Shivneri & Chawand Forts along with Girijatmaj Ganpati at Lenyadri & Vigneshwara Ganpati at Ozhar.

Brief information about the Places:
Shivneri Fort :-
Shivneri Fort, a birth place of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (1627), is located at a distance of around 3 km from Junnar. Shahaji, father of Shivaji kept his wife Jijabai in this fort during her pregnancy, as the fort was unique and difficult to reach. It is easier to reach the fort by the normal road than to climb from the hills. One has to get through 7 doors before reaching the actual fort. This fort is a very big structure with a very good height. The old and beautiful 'Devi Shivai' temple is on the way. Name of ‘Shivaji’ was taken from the name of this goddess. Shivaji spent his childhood on this fort. He acquired all the skills and training on this fort which he used while establishing Swarajya. He learnt the early lessons of Swaraj on this fort. Kaman Take, Kadelot Tok, Koli Chouthara and Dongarmatha (the top of the fort) are the other attractions near the fort.
Chavand Fort :- 
Medieval period Malik Ahmed founded the Nizam Dynasty in 1485. He was the first Nizamshah who acquired the fort of Chavand after the dissolution of the Bahmani Empire. The seventh Nizamshah was Second Burhanshah. His grandson Bahadurshah was imprisoned here in 1594. Bahadurshah was the nephew of Chandbibi, a renowned personality from the same period. She played an important role in helping him to achieve the throne. In 1636, Shahajiraje, father of Shivaji Maharaj, signed a treaty with the Moghals, in which the Moghals got Chavand. Shivaji Maharaj named the fort as "Prasannagad".
The fort Chavand is famous for its 7 water tanks. These tanks are aligned to each other. 
they are as follows Brahmi,Maheshwari,Kaumari,Vaishanvi,Varahi,Indyayani,Chamunda.
On the North side of the fort, we can see man-made caves. It is said that a secret passage exists here which opens outside of the fort. This was believed to be a secret escape door. Towards the south side of the fort, we can see beautiful view of Kukadi river. Man-made caves & Temple of Goddess Chamunda other attraction of this Fort.
 Girijatmaj, Lenyadri :-
Girijatmaj Vinayak refers to the Ganesh as the son of Parvati. Girija is another name for Parvati and Atamaj means son. This is the only Ashtavinayaka temple that is built on a mountain and is set in a Buddhist cave temple.
You have to climb 283 steps to the Budhist cave-temple to pay obeisance to Ganesha. A local legend states that Goddess Parvati gave birth to Lord Ganesha here.
Vigneshwar, Ozhar :-

Lord Ganesha at Ozhar is known as Vigneshwara or the remover of all obstacles which he achieved by vanquishing the demon Vighnasura.
This temple was built in 1833. The special feature of this temple is its golden dome, said to have been gifted by Chimaji Appa, the younger sibling of Bajirao Peshwa. Don’t miss the beautiful garland of lights, known as ‘Deepmala’.
Route Map :- Will be provided on arrival @ Mulund Checknaka.

Trip Itinerary will be as follows:

Total return appx. Distance :-  400 km.

Saturday, 26th Feb., 2011 :-
Time & Meeting Point – 6.00 am sharp at Mulund Checknaka
Breakfast on the way.
Reach Shivneri by 11.30 am and explore Shivneri Fort.
Lunch @ 1 pm at Shivneri base.
Visit Girijatmaj at Lenyadri &
Dinner at 9.00 pm and Bonfire session (if possible).
Sunday, 27th Feb., 2011 :- 
Visit to Chavand Fort.
Return journey towards Mumbai.

The Cost for the event:
1. One needs to do Advance Payment of Rs. 500/- to confirm his/her registration.
2. Bikers have to bear their bike's fuel expenses by themselves & pillion rider. (In case, of a single rider, the petrol and maintenance charges have to be paid by him alone.)
3. At the end of trip, food and lodging expenses will be shared equally by all members and will be adjusted with the registration payment. If the cost exceeds, then remaining amount will be shared equally from all the members.
4. Any other details will provide on call.

Payment Details :-
For CONFIRMATION of your registration, please deposit Rs. 500/- in the following account.
AC/ NO.: 30148750939.
MUMBAI (SBIN0004205).
After transaction please do sms to Sarita Mhatre on 98928 57368.
(No Last time entry's Entertained).

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:- 
1. Identity Proof (Must)
2. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
3. A bottle of water (3 Ltrs).
4. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
5. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits.
6. Torch with extra batteries, Old Newspapers, Shawl or bed sheet (compulsory).
7. Personal Medicines, Sun lotion, Eye glasses, Mosquito’s cream.
8. Good trekking shoes. A Sweater/ Jacket

Rules & Regulation of "VRangers"

(Please Read Before coming to VRangers Activity).

For Reg. & more details, contact Our "
Dipendra 99674 35673.
Sarita 98928 57368.
Ananda 98922 19155.
Plz do sms if call not received with u r name and mail-id.

***Some Important Instructions those who Reg .....

All person need to carry Identity proof (Must), Bike’s Legal Papers, Helmet (Must) (Valid Driver's License, RC Book, Insurance papers and PUC is must)
We would check for the license and papers at the start of the ride for every biker, and if any paper is not found in place, the members would not be allowed to ride with us.

Shoes are compulsory for all the members (Riders and Pillion)

All bikers would have to follow the rules and regulations.

"VRangers Adventure And Trekking Club" would not be responsible for any uncertainties happening to him and also the members who accompanies him after the warning.

It's advisable to get your bike Serviced / Repaired before the ride so that we all can have safe ride.

Over Speeding / Rash Driving would result in immediate expulsion from the tour.

Please ensure safety for yourself and other people on road.