Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sandhan Valley To Karoli Ghat Trek - Page 5

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Valley of Shadow
Sandhan Valley To Karoli Ghat Trek Travelogue
सांधण व्हॅली

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Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100, EC -0.33
Spread your wings and fly
"May your day be filled with blessings like the sun that lights the...sky, and may you always have courage to spread your wings and fly"
Thanks to Bhagwat Mali for perfect pose  

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, at 50 mm, 1/800 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, EC -0.33
Tribal women

While returning back to Samrad village, we meet some typical tribal women near Sandhan valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, at 50 mm, 1/1600 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, EC -0.33
Grinning

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, at 50 mm, 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, EC -0.33
Old Indian village woman 

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/500 sec, f/5, ISO 100, EC -0.33
The clock seems to have stopped, peace & timeless natural beauty
Bhandardara backwater near Samrad village, Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 21 mm, 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.33
Another Astounding views of the Alang अलंग, Madan मदन, Kulang कुलंग forts from Bhandardara backwater near Samrad village, Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

We eat typical Maharashtrians lunch at Yashwant’s house “pithla and bhakari” & started return journey from Samrad village towards Pune

Amruteshwar Temple near Ratanwadi

While returning back, on the way we visited Amruteshwar temple. About 1000 years old temple of Lord Shiva


Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/125 sec, f/9, ISO 200, EC -0.33
Clicker

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/2500 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.7, Metering- Partial
Ratangad रतनगड fort & its Khuta (Pinnacle) view from Ratanwadi


Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/4000 sec, f/8, ISO 100, EC -0.7, Metering- Partial
At the end of Magical two days, view from Ratanwadi phata 
Bhandardara Dam, Ratangad रतनगड fort & its Khuta (Pinnacle) view from Ratanwadi phata.

This was our 2 days memorable trek with lot of adventure and fun. 

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/200 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.33, Total Frames - 6
From Hindi film ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’
Remember this spot?
This spot is From Video songs ‘Nazrein Milaana, Nazrein Churanna’ of Hindi film ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’
Spot - Bhandardara, way towards Ghatghar & Sandhan valley

After one month I and my friend visited Sandhan vally on my bike again. We started journey at 7 am and reached there around 1 pm via Kotul route.

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/200 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.33
Beautiful Bhandardara is hill Station in Ahmednagar District
Lot to see & surrounded with many forts & peaceful spots

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/250 sec, f/10, ISO 100, EC -0.33
Kalsubai कळसूबाई शिखर 5400 ft. Highest peak in Maharashtra

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/125 sec, f/7, ISO 100, EC -0.7, Total Frames - 4
Ghatghar Kokan kada कोकण कडा, around 4 km from Samrad village (Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली)
Ghatghar Hydro electric plant at base
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Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/250 sec, f/10, ISO 100, EC -0.33

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 24 mm, 1/125 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.7
Sunset from Bhandardara
Exquisite landscape with canvas full of colors, Bhandardara, Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Sigma APO DG 70-300, at 168 mm, 1/80 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.7
The peace and simple beauty is too good to pass up
Bhandardara, Near Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

N D 8 Hoya, Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 6 sec, f/11, ISO 100, EC -2.0
Subtle voices in the wind,
Hear the truth they're telling
A world begins where the road ends
Watch me leave it all behind
Far Behind…..Far Behind….. Eddie Vedder

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 30 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100, EC -2.0, Total Frames 2
Long Full moon Night 
"Shoot for the moon even if you miss you will land among the stars"

Reflection of Ratangad रतनगड & its Khuta (Pinnacle) at Bhandardara backwater near Samrad village, near Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 45 min, f/3.5, ISO 100, EC 0, Total frames 91
Shower of stars
Long exposure shot of 45min.

Yashwant’s home at Samrad village near Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100, EC -1.33
Through the clouds and into the sky

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/125 sec, f/7, ISO 100, EC -0.7
View was observatory from Samrad Village, Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/125 sec, f/7, ISO 100, EC -0.7
Sunrise from Samrad Village, Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/125 sec, f/7, ISO 100, EC -1.0

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/160 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.33, Total Frames 3
Picturesque landscape, cliffs & gigantic mountain range
Near Sandhan valley सांधण व्हॅली, Bhandardara

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 30 mm, 1/2000 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -1.0
High Mountain ranges surrounded with Bhandardara dam water.
From Bhandardara dam main wall near Ratanwadi phata


Canon EOS 1000D, Sigma APO DG 70-300, at 119 mm, 1/2000 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -1.0
March towards Great Sahyadri 

Canon EOS 1000D, Sigma APO DG 70-300, at 190 mm, 1/32000 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.7
I hope you're not lonely without me
Bhandardara dam main wall near Ratanwadi phata

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/5 sec, f/3.5, ISO 800, EC -0.7
Great Bike ride of 550 km

Back to home, near Kotul….Thanks for Great company of my friend Garish Sarda, mountains, lakes, nature, stars & bike (Bajaj Caliber)



Spots Around Bhandardara region & Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Forts-
Alang अलंग, Madan मदन, Kulang कुलंग (Known as AMK- toughest trek in Sahyadri), Ratangad रतनगड, Aajoba Fort आजोबागड, Pabargad पाबरगड, Aswala Fort, Bhairavgad भैरवगड, Kaladgad Fort कलाडगड, Harishchandragad हरिश्चंद्रगड, Kombad Killa or Kunjargad कुंजरगड / कोंबडा किल्ला, Aundha(Avandha) Fort औंढ, Mhasoba / Musoba Fort, Aad Fort आड, Patta Fort  / Vishramgad पट्टागड / विश्रामगड, Bitangad Fort बितनगड, Mordhan Fort

Other trekking spots-
Kalsubai कळसूबाई शिखर (5400 ft. Highest peak in Maharashtra), Sandhan Valley, Ghanchakkar (Must visit spot during September & October), Katrabai walls & Kaatrakada

Pinnacles for climb-
Ratangad khuta, Bann Pinnacle, Angatha Peak, Shenit Pinnacle 

Other main Spots to visit (For every one)- 
Randha waterfall, Bhandardara Dam, Amruteshwar Temple @ Ratanwadi, Kokan kada कोकण कडा @ Sandhan Valley (pl. refer Map no.3), Bhandardara backwater near Samarad village, Ghatghar Dam, Kokan kada @ Ghatghar, Ghatnadevi temple & Kokan kada, Khireshwar Temple (Near Harishchandragad, Tolar Khind via Malshej Ghat)



If you want more information about Sandhan & Surrounding area. You can contact me via

Email : shrikant5000@gmail.com

Facebook : www.facebook.com/Shrikant.Shimpi.2010

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30 comments:

  1. Superb,breathttaking pictures!!the camera person seems to be a pro no doubt.
    The text is written in a very clear and to the point manner.Thanks a lot for writing this blog and letting us other enthu people gain access to all the info and your experiences.It was very interesting and enriching for a nature/adventure lover like me..
    I m looking forward to more journeys.

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  2. You have a great blog in there. read yor adventures and was motivated for the same.

    Mind blowing photography sir…just too good
    Super like. Keep at it.

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  3. Bravo.... Good one dear ... U did it....That was very nice ... one can feel the tour with this blog..

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  4. mast re ekdam . Saglch photos chaan aahet . . . kahi faar bhari aahet !

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  5. Superlike! great details! you are a perfectionist!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. yup amazing pics dude ... 1dam bhari ... nice travlogue ... refreshed the memories as was there @ same place on the same day ... but started arnd 5 pm frm samrad so have to do trekking & rappeling the patches in night ... saw u r grp next morning @ natural swimming pool

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  7. really awesome pics dude, of really awesome place. I am Interested in visiting this place but we neither have any rappelling equipment nor any experience but we gave done some trekking in past so would like to know how much far we can go.

    thaks in advance and yes for awesome pics,
    tushar khairnar.

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  8. Really. No words. Pics are awesome.

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  9. These is such a great article and even more better pictures. Will do this tour once monsoon is finished

    Thanks,
    Himanshu Trivedi.

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  10. I have shared this with friends who will appreciate your work :)

    I only wish that more people understand the joys of trekking. We were not born to spend our lives in concrete homes.

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  11. Shrikant, this is amazing. The photography is one which is possible only with trekker's eye. What a wonderful talent. Thank you so much for sharing this. I would definitely like to do this route. How can I contact you to get the details?

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  12. Nice blog...quiet valuable informantion & maps also...Can i have the Contact numbers of the Local guide i.e Mr.Yashwant (from Samrad)

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  13. Nice blog...quiet valuable informantion & maps also...Can i have the Contact numbers of the Local guide i.e Mr.Yashwant (from Samrad)

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  14. If you want more information about Sandhan & Surrounding area. You can contact me via

    Email : shrikant5000@gmail.com

    Facebook : www.facebook.com/eshrikant
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  15. suryakant

    Thanks for the Information about Sandhan Vally.
    and Nice Photos

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  16. Dear Shrikant,
    Your photography is amazing as well as educative.
    while going through the pics and maps i feel myself at Sandhan. Just great. We would like to visit sandhan in Jan, 12. We have tentive plan to reach Samrad by saturday,21. Can you please guide us about the transportation from mumbai to samrad and back ?

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  17. Hey thanks dude, for sharing such a nice experience with us...your photography is amazing!! cheers for that!!

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  18. its just amzing and very useful for trekkers

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  19. Awesome seems to be little for it. Great place, great photography, great knowing... thanks

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  20. we are going to this place tonight...expecting a great trek...thnx a lot for details!

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  21. You are awesome,Sir!

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  22. Awesome...........Great place..............great photography...........

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  23. Brilliant job sir. The site is extremely informative for newbies like me who wish to do this trek. And the pictures you shot do great justice to the beauty of the place. Cheers


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  24. Superb!! Trek , photography everything Superb!!

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  25. Good sense of photography. The place is idle for nature lovers.

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  26. Fantastic...... wish to meet you some day in person to compliment you on your photography skills....Dr. Suhas Alekar......

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