Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tungareshwar trekking 2007 photo's

Friday, June 27, 2008

Chinchoti – Best waterfall near Mumbai

Like last year, this monsoon, we plan to have a one day trip to chinchoti. This annual trip is the best way to keep in touch with all our flora friends.

I invite you all for this one-day trip on Saturday 2nd August 08. please find the details below.

We all need to gather at Vasai Stattion

Day : Sat 2nd Aug 08.

Time : 07:30 am

Place : Vasai Station

Please find more information about Chinchoti Waterfall below.

Chinchoti Waterfalls:
Chinchoti Waterfalls
The Chinchoti waterfalls located to the east of Vasai are a popular picnic spot for the young crowds from Mumbai City. In the center of the thick forest is this waterfall, which flows continuously from June to October. The waterfall is about 100ft. high and 20ft. broad. Tourists visit this place to enjoy the falls. This wonderful waterfall makes a great monsoon getaway. But on weekends it might seem as though the entire population of Mumbai is here.

State – Thane District, Maharashtra

Reach – Car – W.E. Highway to Dahisar Check Naka, NH8 to Kaman junction. Approx. 45 Min. from North Mumbai.
Rail & Bus– Niagoan Station (Western Railway) – from Naigoan East outside the railway station share Autos are available, per head they charge around Rs.20/- It only takes 20min. to reach Kaman Junction.
Vasai Station – S.T. Buses are available to reach Kaman Junction.

Trek Cum Picnic starts right from the Kaman Junction. Route towards the waterfall passes through dense forest, streams and small waterfalls at both the sides. It takes minimum 1 hour to reach the main waterfall. One can divide this spots in two parts (a) Main waterfall has good height. Few groups also arranges Valley crossing and Rappelling (B) there is one spot on the way to main waterfall where most of the visitor enjoys. Swimmers jumps from the top in the water, as it is very deep.

Dress Code: Informal, preferably Shorts & T-shirts & Floater.

Last year tungareshwar photo's

Friday, July 20, 2007

Tungareshwar Nature Walk

Venue : Tungareshwar Hills

Date : 28 July 2007

Brief Introductions about Tungareshwar

Tungareshwar is at an altitude of about 2177 feet, one of the highest mountain plateaus in Vasai. It is thickly wooded and offers many opportunities to trekkers, mountaineers and nature lovers. The best time to visit Tungareshwar is during the rains or the winter season.

For most trekkers the starting point is the highway junction, which is about a kilometer from the base. One has to walk along a broken, muddy road with shanties and auto repair shops on either side. The road is filthy, hence an alternative is to organise transportation to the base of Tungareshwar.

At the base there is a forest check post. From this point onward starts the actual trek of Tungareshwar. After about a 3 km hike and walking through two streams, you reach the Lord Shiva temple. For a person with average fitness level, it takes about an hour to reach this point. This place is frequented by pilgrims and at times can be crowded so it is preferable to avoid weekends. For many picnickers this is the destination for enjoyment. A visit to the temple and a swim in the overflowing water pond is all they want out of this outing. We can find peacorks at the top near the sandanand Baba mandir. Enjoy the Nature, different types of flora & fauna during your walk.

8:00 AM Meet at Vasai station (East Ticket Counter)
8:05 AM Start towards Tungareshwer by AutoRicksaw
8:36 AM Kaman Highway
9:00 AM Tea+ Breakfast at base Camp
9:30 AM Now we are in the forest, enjoy the Nature,
10:15 AM The First Water Stream, Proceed to Top
2:00 PM Lunch
3:00 PM Return Journey
5:30 PM Tea & snacks
7:30 PM Back to Vasai Stattion

Recommended Kit
2 Shorts, 2 T-shirts
Good pair of shoes, Slippers
Wind-cheater / Raincoat / Umbrella
Big plastic bags for keeping wet clothes
Please waterproof get covering for your mobile.
Please do not carry any plastic.

Enjoy the tungreshwar nature walk