Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Explore the Land of the Gompas - Leh Ladakh

Every year a drive through the magical vistas of Ladakh left us nothing less than awestruck & spellbound. Ladakh stories are the order of the day on each and every trip as well as trek for the entire year. To relive those magical moments & to once again take a walk/drive down memory lane, we at Nisarga Bhraman have decided to rough it out on the twisty roads of Ladakh yet again and to explore the 'Land of the Gompas'.

Photo By: Hemant Naik
Join us at Nisarga Bhraman if you are seeking Adventure & Adrenaline rush as this drive is slated to be a shade different from the first one. The event will be in colaboration with 'Sussat... Rebel on Wheels'.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Turtle Fest at Velas o 29th & 30th March 2014

Nisarga Bhraman has arranged a family tour to the Velas Beach on 29th and 30th March 2014 to attend the Turtle Fest 2014 organised by Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra, Chiplun. The tour also includes visit to the Bankot Fort, Velas Beach and Harihareshwar Temple. The place is also a good spot for bird photography.

Photo By: Hemant Naik
About the Place:

Velas: Velas is a birthplace of Shri Nana Phadanvis, one of the great prominant personality in Maratha History. The village is situated near the Bankot Bay. Shri Bhairi Rameshwar Temple, Shri Mahalakshmi Temple and a residence of Shri Nana Phadanvis are places to see in the village. The Velas beach is one of the popular breeding site of Olive Ridley Turtles which is an endangered species of marine turtles. Nests are preserved and protected and then hatchlings are released in the sea. The work is carried out by the trust - Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra, Chipalun.

Photo By: Sameer Patel
Bankot Fort: Situated on the bank of Veshvi - Bagmandala Creek, this was the first residency of the British Raj in Southern Konkan. The fort of Himmatgad, now popularly known as Bankot from the name of nearby village. The main entrance of the fort is north-facing with a well sculpted arch and carvings. Watch guards dug out (Devdya) align on both sides of the Mahadarwaja with some pits being dug out in the right Devdi. On the left, there are steps leading towards Nagarkhana while there is an underground storey and a tunnel on the right. A Maruti idol in the centre stands deserted now. On the west, there is a small entrance (Darwaja) leading to a Bastion on the exterior of the fortifications. A deep well (now dry and filled) occupied the centre of this bastion earlier and the adjacent water tanks too are dry and obsolete now. One can leave the Buruj via a small exit that leads to the surrounding moat and a beautiful “Revni” lying nearby.

We invite you all enthusists to attend the festival and contribute towards the preservation of the olive ridley turtles.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Trek to Dhauladhar Mountain Range in Himachal Pradesh, 23rd May to 5th June

Himalayan Trekking ... It will conjure up immediate memories of fun filled, carefree days. We at Nisarga Bhraman in colaboration with Sussat... Rebel on Wheels promises you all this and more, in the summer of 2014.

Taking forth our promise of making the outdoor accessible to you, we have planned a trek in Himachal Pradesh, at Dharmashala. Summer is the season to see the Himalayas at their best! Not only do we escape the sweltering heat and grime of the city but we also find solace in nature and adventure. Each of our trek is carefully designed with a judicious mix of comfort and challenge, so that we cater to all the enthusiastic and the intrepid. The focus being to strengthen your bond with nature and adventure. If this is the trek you look for then look no further.

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About the place: Dhauladhars are themselves a mountain range quite apart from any other mountain range in the Himalayas. It is the outer most part of Himalayas. The rock faces of this granite range are so sharply cot that they fail to hold snow for long as a result you see snow in the gullies and on top.
This is an easy trek going through mixed forests of Iak, Rhododendron and Deodar in the foothills of the Dhauladhars. The trek offers added attraction for the bird watchers. Beautiful alpine meadows carpeted with flowers and medicinal plants, pasturelands, flocks of goats, sheep and wild birds and superb views from the passes make this a most wonderful route through the landscape dotted with many villages where we pause to meet the villagers and relax.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Lakeside Camping near Lonavala

Nisarga Bhraman brings you a Lakeside Camping event near Lonavala, Ambey Valley on a full moon night i.e. on 15th & 16th February 2013.

Campsite, Photo By - Hemant Naik

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Overnight trek to Pratapgad and Madhu Makarand Gad

The heat is increasing day by day but it would not resist the enthusiastic trekkers to visit our historic forts in the Sahyadries. We can still find a route which will be leading to some of the forts which are surrounded by evergreen thick forest. This will give us the joy of pleasant journey, scenic beauty and a tremendous view from the top.
Madhu - Makarand Gad
We at Nisarga Bhraman are arranging a trek to Forts Pratapgad and Madhu - Makarandgad, surrounded by the thick forest of Javli in Mahabaleshwar Region, on 22nd and 23rd Feb 2014.