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the kayakers JUNGLE TREK TO VASOTA FORT 9th & 10th Nov 2019
November 9 - November 101500₹
Date: 9th & 10th Nov 2019
Cost: 1550/- pp
Departure: 10.00 pm (9th Nov 2019, Saturday )
Meeting Point: Shivajinagar COEP Hostel Gate
It was famously defended by Tai Telin a mistress of Pant Pratinidhi a killedar of the fort when he was captured.
Vasota fort is attributed to the Kolhapur Shilahara Raja Nandgopal (1178–1193) of Panhala. Vasota always remained with Marathas, Shirkes & Mores in the 16th century. Shivaji Maharaj incorporated Swarajya in 1655 during the conquest of Javli. Shivaji Maharaj named the fort “Vyaghragad” (Vyaghra – means tiger), owing to its difficult natural defence. After Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha Bajirao Peshwa carried on the Swarajya mission of ousting the Mughal invaders. In 1818 the British bombarded the fort with heavy artillery, destroying many buildings on Vasota (Chandika mandir, Daru-kothar, etc.) and looted property worth 5 lakhs.
Bamnoli, famous for its natural beauty, is a major tourist attraction located in the Satara District of Maharashtra, at distances of about 36 km from Satara City and 20 km 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.
- Two Hours Boat Ride through Koyna Backwater
- Trek Through Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary
9th Nov 2019, Sat
10.00 pm: Gather at Shivajinagar (Opposite to COEP Hostel Gate)
*Note: Latecomers may miss the trek or they have to make arrangments to reach starting point of the trek
10.30 pm: Bus will Start from Pune
11.00 pm: Swargate
10th Nov 2019, Sun
1.30 am: Reach at the base village (Bamnoli)
2.00 am: Rest at Bamnoli village (River Side camping)
6.00 am: Wake up Call
7.00 am: Breakfast and Introduction
8.00 am: Forest permission and boat hire
8.30 am: Boat ride to base of the Vasota Fort
10.00 am: Reach at the base
10.30 am: Start the trek after forest check
1.00 pm: Reach at the Top
Lunch, relax, explore….
2.30 pm: Start descending
5.00 pm: Reach at the base
5.30 pm: Boat ride back to Bamnoli villege
6.30 pm: Tea and snacks at Bamnoli
7.00 pm: Start return Journey to Pune
9.30 pm: Reach to Pune
Travel from Pune to Pune
Breakfast, lunch, tea and snack
Professional Expertise charges
Dinner on 10th Nov 2019
Bottled drinking water
Insurance of any kind
Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses
Anything not mentioned in cost includes
1. Bank account Details:
Name: The Kayakers
Bank: Axis Bank
Branch: Paud Road
IFSC Code: UTIB0001894
Bank Account Number: 917020049188748
Account Type: Current
Things to carry:
1. Water Bottles ( 3 ltr at least)
2. Bedding (Sleeping bag, foam or yoga mat, chadar or sataranji)
3. Rain cheater in rainy season/warm jacket in winter
4. Ready to eat food (Biscuits, palm cakes, thepla)
5. Polythene bag to keep wet cloths
6. Extra pair of clothes
7. Good trekking/ sports shoes
8. Floaters or slippers (Optional)
9. Personal medicines (if any)
10. Cap, sunglasses, sun cream or cold cream, Good Quality Torch, camera (Optional)
Note: Toilet facility will not be available
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