VRangers biking to Mahabaleshwar,Tapola,Kaas on 18th Ngt -19- 20th Oct 13

VRangers biking to Tapola-Mahabaleshwar-Sajjangad via Kaas on 18th Ngt -19- 20th Oct 13

After A long wait VRangers would like to introduce a new route for biking which will be having lots of nature scenes, Ghat bike ride, off road bike ride, thrilling sharp turns, monuments with historical places and fort etc……

Route: Panvel – Mangaon – Poladpur – Ambenali ghat – Mahabaleshwar – Tapola – via Gogave/Waki ghat –Kaas – Sajjangad - Satara – Khed shivapur – Lonavla – Khopoli – Panvel.

Total distance: Approx 630 km.

Max Bikes : 12 (No 4 wheeler`s).

Last Day to Reg:15th Oct 2013.

Places to be covered in Bike ride:

Mahabaleshwar :

It is a hill station situated in the Sayhadri range of Maharashtra state. It is situated about southwest of Pune at a distance of 115 kms and from Mumbai 285 kms. It is situated in Satara district at an altitude of 1372 m above sea level. Here we can see and enjoy cool mountain air, lush greenery, breathtaking valleys and Soaring Mountain peaks.

Panch ganga temple:

This place has it in the hindu mythology that the five rivers Krishna, Venna, Gayatri, Savitri and Koyna show their appearance in the form of five close springs and make their presence here.

Venna Lake:
You can enjoy boating, fishing and ponytail riding on the Venna Lake. There are many interesting stalls of entertainment where you can play games and indulge in some snacks.

Various Points:
The Kates point again gives you a spectacular view of the Krishna Valley from a different angle. The Elphinston point a few paces ahead gives a spectacular view of the Koyna and Sahyadri valleys. Down south to this point is the Hunter’s point which gives a splendid view of the Koyna Valley. 

Move down a bit more and you come across something called the Arthur’s seat. This is the place that clearly demarcates the Konkan and Deccan territories in Mahabaleshwar by the barren deep Savitri valley to the left and a shallow valley to the right. 

To the left on Arthur’s seat you have a series of steps that lead you to Tiger springs. This is where the River Savitri is supposed to emerge. 

Monkey point and Savitri point:
Savitri point is one beautiful place to be. In fact I found this to be quite appealing – very little open space, not much crowd and then the Deep valleys were just inches from where we stood. It is actually a wonderful echo point. You get a resound of your voice after about five seconds!

Tapola (The Mini Kashmir) :

Also known as the Mini Kashmir of the west is a 25 km drive away from Mahabaleshwar. The drive is magnificent, with two rivers flowing around the high hills Koyna on one side and Solshi on the other. Both these rivers meet at Tapola. The dam is the biggest in Maharashtra - Known as 'Shivsagar'. The famous boat Club in Shivsagar is very popular for motor boats. One can enjoy boating here at nominal charges.

Kaas Platue :

It is nestled in Sahaydri (Western Ghats), 25 kms away from Satara, Maharashtra (Western Ghats). It is located between 1200 - 1400 meters / altitude app 1000m AMSL and is surrounded by hillside coming alive with millions of colorful flowers. Kaas pathar throughout the year is barren due to the porous laterite rock, but rains come and the plateau is covered in a multitude of flowers, which last till September end. Kaas pathar overlooks the lush evergreen forests that serve as a water catchment area of Koyna Dam, Chandoli National Park and Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary was recently declared as "Sahyadri Tiger reserve".With abundant rainfall, bright mountain sunshine and a high dew point, the lateritic table lands and gentle slopes of Kaas transform into riotous colored flower fields.This plateau is famous for its unique biosphere, high hill plateaus and grasslands. Kaas boost not only flowers like pink balsam, yellow sonki, purple karvi etc but also welcomes birds like Crested Buntings, Malabar Crested Larks, Oriental White-eyes, Bonelli’s Eagle.


It is located near the city of Satara, India. It is the final resting place of Sant Ramdas, a saint and social reformer in 17th century India (Born 1608). His teachings and works are read and followed by many people even today in the state of Maharashtra and Sajjangad is a popular place of pilgrimage.

Cost: Rs. 1050/-

{Includes : Sat B/f,Lunch,Diner,boat ride,ngt stay at Tapola hotel on sharing basis,Mon B/F & VR expertise charges .

Does not includes : Petrol , Parking charges, any outside food, Sun Lunch, extra boating points visit etc..... }

Payment Details: (Blank Transfer not allowed first confirms and then do)

For confirmation of your registration please deposit Rs. 850/-(non Refundable in any manner) in the following. (Please specify your name or those who transfer on behalf of you & trek/Activity name-mandatory in SMS).

Acc Name: Ananda Shivaji Govekar

Acc No   : 00000032353269021

IFS Code: SBIN0000562

MICR Code: 400002007

Bank     : SBI Bank

Branch   : Bhandup (W)

After transaction plz do sms to Ananda Govekar 98922 19155. (No Last minute entries will be entertained).

Trip Itinerary will be as follows:(tentative)

18th Oct 2013:

Meeting point: At Panvel-Datta Snacks by 11.00 pm

11.30pm: Bike Ride begins towards Mahabaleshwar via mangaon……

19th Oct 2013:

01.00 am: Will take halt at Mangaon for Tea Break.

04.00 am: will take 2nd halt at Mahad.

05.00 am: Start Ascend Ambenali Ghat to reach Mahableshwar.

06.00 am: will be at Mahabaleshwar for B/F and tea.

07.30 am: will start explore points like Veena Lake, Panchganga, savitri,kate etc……

12.30 pm: Start Journey to Tapola

01.30 pm: At tapola (will be having lunch and rest till 4 pm)

04.00 pm: Boat ride

05.30 pm: Back to Hotel (Sharing basis) and some fun

08.15 pm: Diner & Some enjoyment.

11.00 pm: Good night.

20th Oct 2013:

06.30 am: Good Morning call

07.30 am: B/F and Tea.

08.30 am: Start journey to Kaas (Off road biking 52 km with Suppbb sceneries, sharp turns & some damaged road)

11.30 am: @ Tunnel

12.05 pm: @ Sajjan Gad & explore fort with Lunch

02.30 pm: Return Journey to Mumbai via pune.

07.30 pm: Back to Panvel.

Before registering please checkVRangers Rules & Regulation

Note: - In Mahabaleshwar Strict checking by police of bike legal papers, driving license, RC Book, PUC etc……… Shoes & Hand gloves are compulsory for all the members due to heavy cold environment (Riders and Pillion)

All bikers would have to follow the rules and regulations.

"VRangers Adventure And Trekking" would not be responsible for any uncertainties happening to him and also the members who accompanies him after the warning.

It's advisable to get your bike Serviced / Repaired before the ride so that we all can have safe ride.

Over Speeding / Rash Driving would result in immediate expulsion from the tour.

Please ensure safety for yourself and other people on road.

For Registration & more details, contact our "Rangers"

Ananda: 98922 19155.

Sandip: 93202 57051.

Registration will be done by phone call only, so if call not received then please sms your name & mail-id.

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