Friday, April 17, 2009

Tapola & Kass Biking & Boating Expedition



Tapola & Kass Biking & Boating Expedition

(12 April 2009)



Yawateshwar Temple, Satara



It’s 7 km from Satara



Passing through beautiful region of Kass plateau



Street riders





Kass Plateau in summer



Kass Lake







Banmoli & Koyana backwater



@ Bamnoli for boat safari











Datta Mandir



Underground way towards Shivlig @ Datta Mandir



Shivlig @ cave





View of surrounding area from Datta Mandir



Summer chill out @ Koyana Backwater



Tapola



Shridhar enjoying speed boat ride @ Tapola



Aditya too



That’s Shrikant



Jay and Viru @ Tapola








Kass Lake on return journey






Kass Lake Panorama













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Friday, April 10, 2009

Vasota & Nageshwar - Chill out in summer!!!

Vasota & Nageshwar
Chill out in summer!!!
( 4-5 April 2009 )
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That’s Bamnoli with koyana back water & dense forest. From here you get launch to Met Indavali ( base of Vasota ).


Our launch to Vasota from Bamnoli


After taking the necessary permit from the forest department officials, we found ourselves in the launch heading towards Met Indavli.


1.5 hr. required to reach Vasota from Bamnoli via launch


Dense forest all the way through, panoramic view of the Shivsagar lake in the and Konkan on the west



Digvijay performing some water stunts



Situated on the western edge of Satara district, this old warrior offers one of the most thrilling trek in the Sahyadri as far as trekking through forestation is concerned.



After reaching the forest department base camp at Met Indavli at 1300 hrs. We start our trek towards Vasota fort.


Temple of god Hanuman on the way towards Vasota Fort.



The path to Vasota fort is quite prominent.


Greeting the people enroute and taking their feedback we reached a point where one way continued to the fort and the other was marked with arrow towards Nageshwar. As decided we continued climbing towards Vasota and reached the top after two and half hours. From this junction Nageshwar is @ 2hr. of walking distance.


On entering the fort we see a Hanuman temple.
The path on the Right of the Maruti temple takes us towards Machi



The view from the edge of the fort was scenic



To the right, one could see Khota Nageshwar, a pinnacle of Nageshwar, and the path to Nageshwar. Right behind, the sight of Koyna watering penetrating in the dense forest below was enthralling.



Vasota Fort



The path on the left of the Maruti temple takes us to Babukada. Fascinating cliff named Babukada, shaped like the letter ‘U’ that reminds us of Konkan Kada of Harishchandragad. The mountain seen in front of Babukada is the Old Vasota.



Pananormic view from Vasota Machi



View of Koyana backwater & Met Indavali (base of Vasota) from top of Vasota



Enjoying monsoon in April with hails on return way to base camp


Align Center
Now at our tent, Enjoying Tea made by C D ( Chetan Dixit) with Jam & bread



Next day Sunrise view from our base camp.



Having finished the morning chores, we started for Nageshwar at around 7.45 am



View of Vasota fort on the way towards Nageshwar.Total 3Hr. required to reach Nageshwar, from Vasota base



At a certain point the path to Nageshwar has cliff on one side and vegetation on the other. It’s really a thrilling but enjoyable experience



Nageshwar, At 10.45 am we were at Nageshwar



Caves @ Nageshwar



This is a place of pilgrimage for the villagers






Spectacular view from cave of Nageshwar



After 40-50 ft. steep climb we were at top of Nageshwar.



Doing some Tarzan stunts on return way



Amazing scenery with Koyana backwater & our launch



Huge launch with only 5 personal



The beauty of the place can be compared to the southern French resort of Saint Tropez.



That’s CD's Wagon R, with koyana backwater & amazing climate.


Shreyas, Digvijay, Shrikant, C D, Shridhar (L-R)







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Apr 5, 2009
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Situated on the western edge of Satara district, this old warrior offers one of the most thrilling trek in the Sahyadri as far as trekking through forestation is concerned.




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