Dhodap - Trimbakeshwar - Brahmagiri

  • October 25, 2013 · 7:00 PM

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Fort: Dhodap

Height : 4750 ft (above MSL)

Region: Vani

Range: Satmala

Grade: Medium and few boulders 

Our plan of action : 

Will start the trek from Base village Hatti which is 3Km from Dhodap. There are few steep steps and boulders which will be a challenge. We will be accompanied by local guide from Nasik. It takes about 4 to 5 hours to reach the fort and 2 hours to get down. There are huge natural caves around the fort for camping :)

History of Dhodap :

Dhodap is one of the hill forts of Maharashtra state in India. Situated in the Nashik district, the fort is approximately 4750 ft (1452 mt) above sea level.

The base village is called as Dhodambe from where you can start to climb the fort. The fort is 42 km to the Nashik, about 3 km from Hatti Village, in the Satmala range, Nasik region of Sahyadris



View from Base Village: Hatti,Wadala 3km from Dhodap, It is a small village and with basic food

The top of the fort was built using a combination of dressed stone and brickwork. There is a tank with an idol of Lord Hanuman and a tunnel 5m wide. The fort has a pointed cliff named Shembi. You can find caves at the base. One end of the fort shows a domical structure. The eastern face shows a fearsome cliff named Ikhara which is ideal for rock climbers. One Temple situated in one of the caves is in good condition. Few other caves are also seen around and are quite big in size. Also Trunk of Dhodap fort is in good condition.

This is old age hill fort famous for fate of Raghobadada, the traitor to the Peshawa family and Swarajya led by Shivaji Maharaj in 18th century. This hill fort have one easy 100 feet climbing pinnacle to climb with help of safety rope and some hardware. Huge water tanks, lots of caves and hilly surrounding landscape gives lots of thrill for visitors.


One of the most Interesting thing we came across is that there is "Cow of stone" moving inside the this hill. It's hear by the peoples in the nearby villages that on every "Vasubaras", this Cow moves inside by the distance of 4 grains.

picture courtesy - TrekShitz.com

Day 3:

Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga / Brahmagiri ( depends on time )

Brahmagiri is situated in Trimbakeshwar village, about 25 kilometres from Nashik. This place gains importance from the belief that it is considered to be the mountain form of Lord Shiva and the fact that River Godavari originates here. Every Monday during the month of Shravan, lakhs of devotees take a circumambulation of Brahmagiri. People often climb the mountain to view the origin of River Godavari and the Ganga Dwar temple. "We visit Brahmagiri to experience the sheer beauty of nature. Besides, it is very peaceful here. One can go to Brahmagiri with a group of 25-30 people. It is a very simple and safe trek and hence we don't need to take any special precautions apart from the regular ones," says Manas Pagare, a student. Another advantage of Brahmagiri trek is that the possibility of getting lost is less due to the simplicity of the route. "My only advice would be to wear proper sports shoes because they will not only offer a good grip but also protection from snakes found in the area," Manas cautions.

River  Ganges ( Godavari) and Trimbak Tirtha are on Brahmagiri mountain adjacent to Trimbakeshwar temple. Brahmagiri is considered as a huge form of Lord Shiva and hence the mountain climbing was considered as a sin. However in 1908 Seth Lalchand Jashodanand Bhambhani of Karachi and Seth Ganeshdas built 500 steps. This has facilitated easy access to Brahmagiri Mountain. Godavari is flowing in three directions on the mountain. The one flowing towards east is called Godavari, one flowing towards the south is called Vaitarna and the one flowing towards the west is called the west-flowing Ganga and meets Godavari near Chakra Tirth. River Ahilya meets Godavari in front of the Trimbakeshwar temple. Childless families worship at the Ahilya sangam and it is believed that they do get a child. That Puja is Called as Narayan Nagbali Vidhi.

Trek Genre : Easy to medium

Itinerary

Day 1 - 25/10/2013 - 18:00 Private Bus - 22 setter  with Push back and DVD coach :)

Day 2 - 26/10/2013

 08:00 to 09:00 - Reach Nasik / Manmad 

 09:00 to 11:00 - Reach Base camp  

 12:00 to 13:00 - Lunch and prepare at base camp for hiking

 13:00 to 18:00 - Reach Top - Ideally it takes 3 to 4 hours   camping in tents and dinner   - if possible campfire

Day 3 - 27/10/2013

06:00 to 08:00 - Wakeup call and start to nasik 

08:00 to 17:00 - Trimbakeshwar temple and Brahmagiri (Godavari originating point)

17:00 to 18:00 - Buffer Time and shopping

19:00 - Start from Nasik 

Day 4 - 28/10/[masked]:00 - reach Hyderabad and Bbyee

Cost break up

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Private bus charges Appx = 1200 to 1300 ( Based on no. of Km/- ) 

Organizers Charges  =  300

GHAC Donation and Tax  =  250

Buffer =  50

Total - Rs : 1800 ( if anything more or less will be shared or divided after the trek )

Food is not included in the cost

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Account Holder Name: Great Hyderabad Adventure Club

Account No.:[masked]

Account Type: Current

Bank: ICICI Bank Ltd

Branch: Road No 12, Banjara Hills

IFSC Code: ICIC[masked]

Debit/Credit Card Link

http://eventdunia.com/index.php/ghac?event_id=140872172

Please mention your_name_[masked] in transaction remarks and comment reference number for confirmation of payments

Ex - Rakesh_[masked] 

No Cash Deposits please

Things to bring: [ All things are compulsory ]

1) Sleeping bag

2) Torch and spare batteries

3) Plastic packets for wet clothes

4) Trekking wear, Shoes and tracks, cap/hat

5) Extra pairs of clothes and socks and a Poncho (It may rain)

6) Toiletries

7) Some snacks to munch on the way. 

Need to share tents / tarps weight [Extra weight ]

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A few things might happen that are not planned and we hope you can take this in your stride. This is India and do not expect american standards in everything,

GHAC refund rules apply

Important Instructions:

1) No smoking and No alcohol

2) No littering, no pollution of water

3) This is not a luxury trip, but all care has been taken to make your trip comfortable

4) We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers

5) if you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.


Contact :

Aishwarya kuwar - [masked][masked]

Rakesh Kumar - [masked][masked]

Kindly SMS, if your call is not answered

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  • Rakesh A.

    Hi Friends

    Please find the expenses details https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0nu2jGbNwiCa0U3UkVaWDhWMU0/edit?usp=sharing

    Please let me know if you have any queries

    November 7, 2013

  • mahi m.

    Quite good..!!

    November 1, 2013

  • Diyanat A.

    How was this event?. Please let us know by providing feedback at http://www.ghac.in/event-feedback.html

    October 29, 2013

  • vankar a.

    photos plzzzz

    October 29, 2013

  • rajendra

    Hi Rakesh transferred 1800 for frnd kishore Transaction Reference Number:[masked]

    please confirm.

    Thanks.
    Rajendra

    October 24, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Kishores payment of Rs.1800/- vide NEFT/[masked] is recieved

      October 28, 2013

  • rajendra

    Hi Rakesh made payrment for my frnd udaya sankar through credit card please confirm.

    Thanks.
    Rajendra

    October 24, 2013

  • shyam

    Yes it was good trek but would be better if we complete trimbakeshwar.

    October 28, 2013

  • Aravind K.

    myself boarding from 'Raheja Park at 5:45 PM'.

    October 24, 2013

  • Rakesh A.

    Hello Friends, We have DVD coach please get your favorite Music/Movies in discs/ pen drives.... :-) Preference will be for Hindi/English Languages as most people cannot understand regional ones

    October 23, 2013

  • easwar p.

    I unable to transfer Rs 1800 from online bank. Is there any other way

    October 22, 2013

    • Rakesh A.

      Hi Easwar...Currently slots are full and we will let you know if there are any dropouts. Thanks for your interest.

      October 23, 2013

  • Rini B.

    Me and Shubhajit Chowdhury will board from GHAC office at 5:15 pm.

    October 22, 2013

  • Rakesh A.

    Bus Boarding locations
    ----------------------------
    Tarnaka : 4:30 PM
    GHAC Office : 5:15 PM
    Raheja Park : 5:45 PM

    Since this is a 22 seating bus, its may not be possible to have multiple stops over the route other than above locations. Please comment your boarding point and contact Aishwarya if there are any concerns on this.

    In case you could not reach the scheduled stoppage by above time, Please report to Raheja IT Park by 5:45

    October 22, 2013

  • Rini B.

    Hi Aishwarya and Rakesh, I have made a payment of INR 3600 from my HDFC account and the transaction reference number is:
    0777292134106003. Please confirm once you receive the payment.

    October 19, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Yes Rini, we have recieved you payment of Rs.3600/- vide NEFT[masked] is received today.

      October 21, 2013

    • Rini B.

      Great...thanks :)

      October 21, 2013

  • Chaitanya

    hi I have paid the amount.
    [masked] is my transaction code from ICICI bank

    October 19, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Not received yet.

      October 19, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Chaitanya, your payment of Rs.1800/- vide NEFT/[masked] is recieved

      October 21, 2013

  • Aravind K.

    Hi Maneesh.. transferred INR 1800/ for this event. Citibank ref no: 328811297804. Please update on confirmation. Thank you.

    October 15, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Sorry :( not recieved

      October 19, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Aravind your payment of Rs.1800/- vide MMT/Ref[masked] is recieved

      October 21, 2013

  • Naresh Babu B.

    Hi Rakesh/Maneesh,
    Just transferred Rs3600 for me along with one guest.
    Trx ID: IBR[masked]

    Plz confirm my trx.

    October 21, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Naresh, your payment of Rs.3600/- vide NEFT-IBR[masked] is recieved

      October 21, 2013

  • shafeen

    hey rakesh/aishwarya/maneesh
    payement made
    trx id : gh[masked]

    1 · October 16, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Shafen, your payment of Rs.1800/- is recieved

      October 19, 2013

  • shyam

    Hi Rakesh

    Transfered the amount.Reference Number: 0777277132776632.confirm the payment.

    October 4, 2013

  • arun murthy s.

    Hi Rakesh,
    Here r the transaction details,
    Transaction No-gh[masked]
    Date-[masked]
    Please confirm if payments received
    Arun

    October 4, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Arun, your payment of Rs.1800/- is recieved

      October 4, 2013

  • Siddineni B.

    Dear Aishwarya and Dear Rakesh kumar,
    I am a new member , aged 61,
    I am interested to join the tour.
    I request you to drop a few words as to the availability of a slot and pro s and cons of the proposition. I am free of any age related discomforts like Diabetes or High/Low blood pressure ..
    Please respond at your convenience so that i might reschedule my professional programme and do the remittance.
    regards.
    yours,
    S.bhavanarayana

    October 1, 2013

    • Siddineni B.

      Dear Rakesh Kumar garu,

      Thank you for your response. By the time I saw your message it is already late night. I am apprehensive of disturbing you.
      I absolutely do not feel any difficulty for trekking and hiking some 20 KM a day.

      But rock climbing, or caving or chimenying are not my forte.
      I don’t have any joint/knee problems.
      If you have an idea regarding the climb if there are any steep rock climbing involved.

      Could you please s[specify the convenient time for a few minutes, I should be thankful to ring you up .

      Regards.

      Yours truly,
      S.Bhavanarayana.

      October 2, 2013

    • Rakesh A.

      Sorry was bit occupied yest and today and could not call you.... I will call you tomm

      October 3, 2013

  • rajendra

    Hi Rakesh,
    I've paid through ICICI Bank Transaction Reference Number:[masked]

    Name :Rajendra

    Please confirm.

    Thanks.
    Rajendra

    September 27, 2013

    • Rakesh A.

      @maneesh - Please confirm

      September 30, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Rajendra's payment of Rs.1800/- vide NEFT/[masked] is recieved

      September 30, 2013

  • Rakesh A.

    Hi Maneesh , please confirm the transaction - gh[masked] on behalf of Laxmi, payment made on -[masked]:22:20

    September 30, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Laxmi's payment of Rs.1800/- is recieved

      September 30, 2013

  • Rakesh A.

    @ Sameer and Harsha Gajjarapu - Your Mobiles were not reachable. I have sent an SMS regarding the update on payments.
    Please call us if you have any issues

    September 27, 2013

    • sameer

      I will pay within a couple of days, by Sunday.

      September 27, 2013

    • Rakesh A.

      @sameer - Any update is appreciated

      September 30, 2013

  • Manasi

    Reference No:[masked] Transaction Id:gh[masked]
    manasi agarwal

    September 27, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Manasi, your payment of Rs.1800/- is recieved

      September 27, 2013

  • Ram

    I've paid through the icici bank money transfer. paid 1800rs. my payment confirmation number is 491240157. please, confirm if recieved.

    September 25, 2013

    • Ram

      Paid With Transaction Remarks 'Ramanathan_[masked­]'

      September 25, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Ram, your payment of Rs.1800/- vide NEFT/[masked] is recieved

      September 26, 2013

  • Rakesh A.

    @sameer - Please Answer the RSVP questions - Click on update and add your details like Phone number/email id/age and emegency contact number

    @ Aravind.Rider - Please add the guest details

    September 23, 2013

  • Rakesh A.

    I moved all the members to waiting list, make the payments and comment your transaction ID then you will be moved to attending.

    @Waiting list - Please make the payments - wil be booking train tickets this sat i.e 27th. Deposit atleast tickets amount 600/-

    @Rajendar - Please add ur age @Arvind - Please add guest details

    Please update your RSVP to NO if not interested

    September 24, 2013

  • Rakesh A.

    Those who are in waiting list please pay the amount ASAP to move yourself to confirmed attendees.

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Its look very dry, & out of life place...Is this still going to be same

    September 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Vishwam, But after speaking to Rakesh, I found this has a clash with return flight time too on 28th Oct. So I wish to have company of you all, but not feasible.

      September 21, 2013

    • Rakesh A.

      Anytime :)

      September 21, 2013

  • aruna

    Hi Maneesh,
    trx no;gh[masked]
    Amt=3688
    Kindly confirm

    September 19, 2013

    • Rakesh A.

      @maneesh - Please confirm

      September 20, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Aruna, your payment of Rs.3600/- is receieved

      September 21, 2013

  • V. Aditya T.

    I've paid through the credit card in event dunia.
    Date :[masked]:20:52
    Amount:[masked]
    trx no: gh[masked]

    September 20, 2013

    • Rakesh A.

      @maneesh - Please confirm

      September 20, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Aditya, your payment of Rs.1800/- is reveieved

      September 21, 2013

  • Rakesh A.

    Current status for train tickets - RAC 22, if we book then in 2-3 days - we will surely get a confirmed tickets by Oct 25th. Please pay the amount.

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • Rakesh A.

    @Jasmine Tiger Sharma - Please answer the questions, I would need your Age/Phone/Email/Emergency contact number/Blood group - Thanks

    September 19, 2013

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