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Thursday, December 20, 2012

VRangers Thrilling trek to Bhairavgad (Moroshi) on 6th Jan 2013

While travelling from Kalyan to Malshej ghat a clearly visible sharp wall like pinnacle separated from main range near Moroshi is a Bhairavgad. it is a prominent fort which rises steeply from konkan range making it a difficult and tricky fort to climb.

Trek: Bhairavgad (Moroshi)
Height: 2835 ft.
Region: Malshej.
Grade: Medium.
Max.Participation: 20 ppl.
Last date for reg. 3rd Jan 2013.
Cost: Rs. 500/- (The charges of the trek include breakfast, traveling from Dombivali to Dombivali by private vehicle.)

The top of the fort is created by the geological structure known as a dyke and the final stage on the rock mass is very fascinating. Dykes in Sahyadri are probably representation of fracture into which ancient magma was injected. Non resistant rock got eroded away and the one which were more resistant have appeared as great walls.

Bhairavgad happens to be only fort built on a dyke making it a must see wonder for trekkers. This fort must have been very important as it holds very strategic location looking on the ghat and paths to Mahali and junnar forts range. The exact origin of fort is not known but the style indicates that the fort dates back to Bhoj dynasty. Carved steps are the study point for this hill fort. Water tank at east side is also subject of study, how to preserve the water which is draining from the hill.

Pics of Bhairavgad (Moroshi) trek:

Trek Schedule:
Meeting Point : Dombivali (West) sharp by 6.30 am.(Please follow this train so you will not be late comer.)

Train Timings :( Asangaon - slow Local)
5.14 am - CST          5.32 am - Dadar
5.43 am - Kurla         5.49 am -Ghatkopar
6.00 am- bhandup      6.10 am - Thane
6.30 am - Dombivali

06.40 am: start travelling by private vehicle

09.15 am: with breakfast will reach to Moroshi.

09.30 am: with Intro will start for the trek.

11.00 am: Near caves

12.15 pm: Top of the fort

01.15 pm: With Lunch will explore Fort.

03.30pm: Moroshi

06.00 pm: Dombivali (tentative)

Payment Details:
For confirmation of your registration please deposit Rs. 300/-(non Refundable) in the following.
Acc Name: Ananda Shivaji Govekar
Acc No   : 00000032353269021
IFS Code: SBIN0000562
MICR Code: 400002007
Bank     : SBI Bank
Branch   : Bhandup (W)
After transaction plz do sms to Ananda Govekar 98922 19155.

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:
Compulsory items:
A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, Lunch for Sunday, approx 3 ltr water, Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should ware good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, if you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid, carry some extra cloths.

Non-compulsory items but helpful:
Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry  mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution. (It’s totally self responsibility to take care of things.)

VRangers Rules & Regulation:

For Reg. & more details, contact Our "Rangers"
Ananda 98922 19155.
Machhindra 99679 95993.

Plz do sms if call not received.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

VRangers Upcoming Treks for Jan 2013

We at VRangers are pleased to announce upcoming events for Jan 2013. Gear up for an exciting journey through fiery laps of the breathtakingly beautiful Sahyadri with us!

6th Jan 2013
Trek: Thrilling trek to Bhairavgad (Moroshi)
Height: 2835 ft (Approx).
Region: Malshej.
Grade: Medium.
Max. Participation: 25 Rangers.

13th Jan 2013
Trek: Irshalgad
Height: 3700 ft (Approx).
Region: Panvel.
Grade: Medium.
Max Participation: 25 Rangers.

18th Ngt-19-20 Jan 2013
Trek: Sandhan Valley Exploration
Region: Ghatghar – Bhandardara.
Grade: Medium.
Max Participation: 25 Rangers.

26th Jan 2013
Trek: Dhak chi Bahiri
Height: 2700 ft (Approx).
Region: Karjat.
Grade: Hard.
Max Participation: 25 Rangers.

27th Jan 2013
Trek: Padargad
Height: - 2202 ft (Approx).
Region: Karjat.
Grade: - Medium.
Max Participation: - 25 Rangers.

Some more events will be added soon.
These are tentative plans so Changes in dates and venue are possible.
The detailed plan will be posted at least a week prior to event so check detailed plan on:

Team VRangers

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

VRangers bike ride to Nashik-Saptashrungi ghat & camping at Ramshej fort on 22nd – 23rd Dec 2012.

After Successful off road rajmachi bike ride we VRangers introducing a new bike ride to Nasik-Vani-Saptashrungi ghat-& camping at base of Ramshej fort on 22nd – 23rd Dec 2012.

Route: Mumbai – Kasara - Nasik – Vani – Saptashrungi- Ramshej Fort & back to Mumbai.
Region: Nasik-Vani.
Approx Distance: approx 600 km
Meeting Point: 7.00 am Kasara at star Hotel.
(from dadar to kasara it will take 2hrs approx)
Cost: Rs 550 /- per head.

Cost Includes - Sat-Sun Breakfast,evening refreshments, Sat Diner, Night accommodation in Tent and administration charges.

Cost does not include – Saturday & Sunday lunch that will be shared among you all in the hotel itself, Petrol Expenses, Packed water bottles purchased any other expenses not included above.

Petrol & Maintenance cost should be settled by the bike owner & the person accompanying him or In case of Single Rider, petrol & maintenance cost should be settled alone.

Those who don’t have bike even they can come for the trip. (Min 5 rangers should be there).

Sights to visit:
Nasik, Vani, Shree Saptshrungi Gad, Ramshej Fort.

Brief Introduction of places:
Nasik is an ancient city of India. References are found showing its importance in all the four Yugas. It was known as Padmanagar in Kruta Yuga, Janasthana in Dwapar Yuga and Nasik in Kali-Yuga. It has many associations with the Hindu epic Ramayana. Lord Ram his wife Sita and Laxman was said to have cut off the nose (Nasika) of Ravana’s sister Shurpanakha here, thus giving the city name “Nasik”.

Shree Saptshrungi Gad near Nasik city is situated at a distance of 68 km from Nasik.It is one of the most visited and religious places for pilgrims.As the temple is situated on a mountain. Shree Saptshrungi Gad is one among the 51 shaktippethas temple in India and one of the four shaktippetha temple in Maharashtra, other being, Mahalakshmi temple Kolhapur,Tuljapur Bhavani Temple, Mahur Gad Devi temple in Mahur.

Saptashringa Ghad is a place where Goddess Bhagawati dwells. It is one of the most important of the places of Goddesses in Maharashtra. Saptashringa signifies seven mountain peaks. Nanduri village is situated at the foot of the Saptashringa Gad. In front of the temple there stands Markandeya Rishi's (sage) hill. The Saptashringa Gad is full of a variety of trees having medicinal worth. As per the story depicted in Ramayana, Hanuman carried the herbal medicine for wounded Laxmana from this hill. There are about 108 water reservoirs on the hill, known as Kundas.”It is said that there is one flag which is said to be at top of the mountain where Saptashrungi mata's temple is situated. This road is only known by one person that is A poojari and no one else. Before his death he gives information of this hidden road to another poojari and this goes on. But only one poojari knows the way”.

Vani is situated at a distance of 60 kms away from Nasik. Hindu almanac considers three and half days as highly auspicious. They are Gudipadwa - Hindu's New Year, Dushhera, Diwali and Akshaytritiya. Likewisedwelling places of Goddesses in Maharashtra are famous.

On the western tip of the beautiful Ramshej Ghat in Northern Nasik, lies the marvelous Ramshej fort. Ramshej is about 14km from Nasik, while travelling to Peth and from there it is a short trek to the fort. The fort is located at a height of 3273ft, which shows you the marvel of labor and effort that went into making it.

History has it, that the fort was attacked by Aurangzeb’s army, and his commanders threatened the Maratha kingdom saying that they would capture the fort in hours but Shivaji Maharaj’s son Sambhaji resisted these attacks for 7 years. The Fort thus remained with the Marathas for a period that was longer than the fighting lives of some of the commanders of Aurangazeb’s army who made the claim that the fort would be taken down in hours.
Some of the other attractions that this place has to offer are the fortifications that still remain, the handwork of the Ramlalla temple, the secret tunnel that takes you into the fort, caves that are hewn out of rock and a breathtaking view of the Trimbak range, Satmala range & Borgad.

Meeting Point: Kasara – Star Hotel by 7.00 am. (apx 110 km)
(To Reach Kasara from dadar will take 2.00 hrs).
With Breakfast will start bike ride by 7.30 am.
Start our ride to Nasik via Igatpuri Road.
Reach Nasik by 10.00 am (App. 130 km)
Will reach saptashrungi by 11.30 am (apx 68 km).
Here will visit saptashrungi Temple and will take Lunch & Rest till 3.00 pm.
With Tea will ride till aashevadi (base of ramshej fort) (45km) - will visit nearest lakes .
Will back to our site and with dinner will say Good night.
Wake up at 6.30 am & explore the fort till 9.00am with breakfast, will have some games here.
By 11.30 will start return journey to Nasik (23km).
12.30pm will have lunch in nasik.
By 2.00 pm will start returning to kasara (130km)
Kasara-Last halt will do bye bye to everyone with refreshment.

Payment Details:
For confirmation of your registration please deposit Rs. 300/-(non Refundable) in the following.
Acc Name: Ananda Shivaji Govekar
Acc No   : 00000032353269021
IFS Code: SBIN0000562
MICR Code: 400002007
Bank     : SBI Bank
Branch   : Bhandup (W)
After transaction plz do sms to Ananda Govekar 98922 19155.

Things to be carried:
Personal Identification (Compulsory), Bike’s Legal papers, Helmet (for both), Driving License,
A bottle of water, Camera (Optional),Cap, Bedding Like Shawl & Mat, woolen Jacket, Hand gloves while biking as per comfort, extra pair of cloths etc.

VRangers Rules & Regulation:

Since Biking is adventurous and risky activity your participation is solely on your own wish.
VRangers will be not being responsible for any mishap/accident/Bike damage occurring during the journey.

For Reg. & more details, contact our "Rangers”.
Ananda 98922 19155
Sudhir 97028 78447
Kunal  98193 44055
plz do sms if call not received with u r name & mail id.