Dear Friends we invite you all for Jungle Trek to Vasota and Lake Side Camping on 1st and 2nd Nov 2014 (Leaving 31st Oct 2014 Friday night).

Bamnoli lake

Bamnoli famous for its natural beauty, is a major tourist attraction located in the Satara District of Maharashtra at distances of about 36 kms from Satara City and 20 kmd from Kaas Lake. Bamnoli is a village situated on the banks of Shivsagar Lake, which is a backwater lake in the vicinity of Koyna Dam, constructed on River Koyna.
Vasota fort

Vasota Fort (also called Vyaghragad) is located in Satara district in the Indian State of Maharashtra. Vasota fort is attributed to the Kolhapur Shilahara Raja Bhoja II (1178–1193) of Panhala. Vasota always remained with Marathas, Shirkes & Mores in 16th century & then incorporated in Swarajya by Shivaji Maharaj in 1655 during the conquest of Javli. Shivaji Maharaj named the fort “Vyaghragad” (Vyaghra – means tiger) owing to its difficult natural defense. After Shivaji Maharaj, the brave Maratha Bajirao Peshwa carried on the Swarajya mission of ousting the Mughal invaders from our country. In 1818 however, British bombarded the fort with heavy artillery thereby destroying many buildings on Vasota (Chandika mandir, Daru-kothar, etc.) & looted property worth 5 lakhs. Today the fort stands in a dilapidated condition in a thick jungle with remnants of Shree Mahadev mandir,  the plinth of a huge “sadar” (discussion place), the fallen ramparts & spectacular view of Nageshwar peak & Shivsagar lake (Koyna backwaters)

Vasota Trek and Camping with TMI-5 17700_10152633518785151_906621924_n[1] 12 Vasota Fort view from Machi Vasota Trek and Lake Side Camping

Places to see

Some Information about the Fort:

Type : Jungle Fort
Height : 4266 ft approx
Region : Koyna
Difficulty Level: Easy
Endurance Level: Medium
Trek Leader : Nishant seth
Max Participants : 20.

There will be Riders joining us saturday morning , so we will have Trekkers and Riders together for camping and trek. This Plan is combined and modified in such a way were you can go for vasota trek or boating or a ride to near by places. camping and stay in tents will be together.
The itinerary for trek is:

Day 1, 31st Oct 2014

Meeting at : Pritam Hotel Dadar East 11.00 pm on Friday night 31 Oct 2014
Pikcup Point : Vashi Below Main Bridge @ 11.45

Day 2, 01st Nov, Saturday :

Reach Bamnoli by 6.30 am
Tea & Breakfast
Introduction Round
Start for Met Indavali via boat ride from Koyna lake
Reach Met Indavali by 9.30am and Start trek around 10.00am
Reach Vasota Fort around 1.30 pm
Explore the Fort
Lunch 2.30 pm
Start Descend toward Met Indavali Village.
Back to Bamnoli
Camping and Stay at Bamnoli Lake

Day 3, 2nd Nov, Sunday :

Wake up at 7:00 am
Post Breakfast , Fun Time at Lake.
Around 10:30 am , Return Journey
Lunch near Kaas Plateau
Evening Tea on the Way
Reach Dadar by 9:30 pm (Depend upon the Traffic)

The cost for the tour will be INR 2600/- per head, which includes :

Traveling from Dadar to Dadar by Private NON AC BUS.
Vasota Jungle Entry Charges.
Boat Ride till Met Indavali and Return.
Tented Accommodation at Lake Side.
Food (Veg / NonVeg).
Administration charges if any.
For Registration call us:
Nishant sheth : 8879418581
Amit Bhadouria :9819299164
Registration accepted only through phone call.

Payment details:
One needs to pay Rs 2600 as advance at the time of booking. (Non Refundable)

Account Details
Bank Name: HDFC Bank
Account ID: 04111140080599
Account Type: Savings Bank Account
Account name: Nisha Bhadouria
Branch: MUMBAI-Link Rd Malad West
IFSC code: HDFC0000411

(Once payment is done, please send an email to / with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Gender , Cell Number, Age)

Things To Be carried:

Identity proof (must)
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs),
Lunch for Saturday.
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Sleeping Bag or Proper Bedding (We are Camping at Lake Side)
Medicine those if u require usually
Good trekking shoes, pair of socks
A Trekking bag to put in all the things …so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Compulsory Torch with Extra Batteries
Medical Disclaimer: Its Important to be fit before going for Treks. It is Important to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should Take permission from their physicians before treks.

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