Dear Friends we invite you all for Jungle Trek to Vasota and Lake Side Camping on 19 and 20 Nov 2016 Leaving 18 Nov Friday Night
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 kms 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 (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)
Places to see
1 NAGESHWAR TEMPLE
2 BABU KADA
3 Bamnoli boat Ride
4 Vasota Jungle
Some Information about the Fort:
Type : Jungle Fort
Height : 4266 ft approx
Region : Koyna
Difficulty Level: Easy
Endurance Level: Medium
Trek Leader : Swapnil K.
Max Participants : 20.
Meeting at : Pritam Hotel Dadar East 11.00 pm
Pikcup Point : Vashi Below Main Bridge @ 11.45
Reach Bamnoli by 6.30 am
Tea & Breakfast
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
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 3300/- 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.
All Meals during event (Veg)
Administration charges if any.
One needs to pay Rs 3300 as advance at the time of booking. (Non Refundable)
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
Payment once done is non Refundable.
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Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited.
Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories”.
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members.
No Arguments will be entertained.
Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The club will not be responsible for injury / accident / death to the participant while on event.
Medical Disclaimer: It’s Important to be fit before going for events. 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, severe 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 an event.