WSR Photography Tour to Pandharichi Vari From 01st to 03rd July 2016


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Short Info:

Category: Special Cultural & Photography Tour

Duration: 01 Night/02 Days

Cost: 4500/- Per Person

         4300/- WSR Members

Tour Lead: Satish B / Yamini Mande



Pandharichi Vari is an annual pilgrimage in Maharashtra that starts from Alandi near Pune and ends in Pandharpur, a distance of more than 205 kilometres. The word ‘Vari’ in Marathi literally means ‘to visit at regular intervals’, therefore this annual pilgrimage to pay tributes to Bhagwan Viththala in Pandharpur is termed as Pandharichi Vari. There are a total of four Varis which are conducted in the months of Magha, Ashadha, Kartik of the Hindu Lunar Calendar. Although all Varis are equally important, the Ashadhi Vari has an unusual and special significance and draws hundreds of thousands of Varkaris, devotees from Maharashtra and Karnataka. It also draws significantly large number of scholars from all corners of the world who are interested in the culture and heritage of Bhagwat Dharma and are studying the Saint literature of Maharashtra.



Day 0:

Meet at thane ( Kopari Bus Stop ) near Gavdevi Mandir at 11.30 pm

Depart overnight journey towards patas 

Day 01:

Early morning check in the DINDI NO 23 CONTACT PERSON YELWANDE BUA (MAULI)

Early morning entry in the dindi  will be full of “ विठ्ठलनामाचा गजर” and lots of Photography.

Enjoy the magical environment with lots of portraits serenity, purity and devoted people also the landscapes. Post enjoy the kirtans and bhajans if you intent to or else can do some night photography and retire to bed

Day 2:

Early morning proceed the journey towards “GAD JEJURI”. Reach at Jejuri. Explore the fort and proceed towards Mumbai After lunch and en-route visit Prati Balaji if time permit. Drop to all at thane Station. 

Tour Concludes with Happy Memories!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Rs. 4,500/- Per Person

Rs. 4,300/- WSR Members



Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai (Non AC Push back vehicle)

All Veg Meals (i.e. 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch and 2 Dinner)

Accommodation in dindi as per the provisions made by them in tents or temple or sintex rooms as it’s a very off beat tour, so toilets and bathing facilities are at basic level but due care is taken for ladies participants in case of emergency doctors are available ….. 

Expertise and Guide Charges



1. Personal Expenses

2. Anything other than mentioned above

3. Any kind of Insurance


Things To Carry:

Cap, Good shoes. 

Extra 3 pair of Clothes, a Towel etc. (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.

Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things


Payment Details:

For booking you need to deposit advance amount of Rs. 6,000/- per person in the following Account:

Saving Acount No : 30927783348

Name - Satish S Ballal

Ifsc no - SBIN0001595

Branch - Dombivli (MIDC ) East

Bank - SBI Bank.


For registration & booking Call/What’s up/SMS

Satish B – 9833608257

Yamini M -  9920013023 




Please read "Terms & Conditions" before Joining for any events 


Important Points to keep in mind:

  1. The leader's decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
  2. Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
  3. Please do not wear any jewelry.
  4. Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.
  5. Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the any events. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the event. NO REFUND will be provided. 

Medical Disclaimer: 

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves.


Cancellation Policy:

1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.

2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded

3. After that no refund will be provided.

4. No cancellation amount will be refunded on advance payment.