Friday, July 29, 2011

Panhalgad-Pawankhind-Vishalgad - 21 to 24 July


We left by Mahalaxmi express on Friday, 21 July 2011. In the morning we took ST for Panhalgad. Since our target was reaching Vishalgad. We just salute to great warrior Bajiprabhu Deshpande and proceded from Pusati Buruj towards Karpewadi. We reached Karpewadi by 7pm. Next day again started at 7am and we reached Pandharpani by 2:30pm. There we had our lunch and we got ST going towards Pawankhind. The experience and aura of khind is totally amazing. We came up and were totally exhausted so decided to go to Vishalgad by jeep. Going to Vishalgad in fog in totally crowded jeep was experience to remember. In the night crossing the bridge on the river and after that reaching Vishalgad was terrific experience. By Nitin Bhosle's contact we got two rooms to stay on the Vishalgad. Then our hungama started, Nitin Bhosle and Sameer made Khichadi which was yummy:)
Next day again we got up early to catch first but going to Kolhapur. From there we got Mumbai Bus and our reaturn journey started.
The route is well marked so if experience trekkers are going then there is no need to have guide. Yeah do carry salt to get rid of leeches.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Tikona aka Vitandgad - 10 July 2011

Tikona aka Vitandgad

On 10 July 2011 been to Tikona aka Vitandgad near Lonavala with YHK group. We went by private bus and reached Sunday early morning at the base village, Tikonapeth near Kamshet, Lonavala.
One can go from Lonavala and then take road going towards Kale Colony. From Kale colony the road going toward Paud takes to Tikonapeth. You can also get breakfast in the village. After having our breakfast in the very first stall we started our trek.
The route from village takes you to Tikona and route mark is there for Tikona fort.
So within an hour you can reach the fort. After reaching first ledge you can reach the Top of the fort in half an hour. The fort is scenic in monsoon. The fort also have cave but that is now captured by one Sadhubaba. There is water cistern next to cave. After reaching Balekilla, the top you can see the Tung, Lohgad, Visapur and Pawna dam area.
We just munch some snacks and immediately started descending. After reaching the base village we had our lunch. One can also order for lunch in the village. In the monsoon there are lot of ponds in the village where one can get clean. After refreshing ourselves we started our journey back!
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