Monday, August 17, 2015

One Day Trek to Kothaligad on 30th August 2015

Kothaligad is one of the famous forts in Maharashtra located near Karjat and is ideal for a day hike in Monsoon. Join s as we, at Nisarga Bhraman have arranged a one day trek to Kothaligad (Peth Fort) on Sunday, 30th August 2015. 

About the Fort - 

Height: 3100 Feet above MSL
Grade: Easy +
Region: Karjat

Kothaligad is a small Fort, situated to the east of Karjat near Ambivali village. It is one of the famous treks in the Karjat area and popular amongst travellers because of its small height and easy climbing. It is also known as the Fort of Peth because of its vicinity to Peth village at its base. There is a small temple and large cave at the base and a chimney like tunnel to the top of the fort. This pinnacle is carved from inside and a staircase is hewn out of rocks  to reach the top. That is a probable reason the fort is known as Kothligad. Caves on the top were used for storage of ammunition. Many water cisterns, Fortification wall, Craved entrance, Canon, Cave with decorated carvings on pillars and Local Daity Bhairav are situated on the fort. Padargad, Peb, Matheran, Siddhagad, Bhimashankar mountain range can be seen from the fort.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Nature Trail to Nagla Block on 13th September 2015

Nisarga Bhraman is glad to announced Photography & Nature trail to the Nagla Block, Sanjay Gandhi National Park. We invite all enthusiasts to join us for this trail on Sunday, 13 September 2015.

Type: Nature Trail

Grade: Easy

Seats: Only 20 participant max

About Nagla Block: 

On the Mumbai-Agra highway, near small village - Sasupada, begins one of the most exhilarating trails called Nagla Trail. About 17% of SGNP’s land lies beyond the Bassein/Bhayander creek and these forests are relatively pristine and for all reasons favorite amongst butterfly watchers, bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. A gentle walk down the hill side will lead you the small nature interpretation center at the base. This is one place where one gets to experience the confluence of mangrove ecosystem and forest ecosystem in all its grandeur. This patch of forest also harbours some of the most undisturbed and healthy growth of ecologically significant mangrove vegetation along the island of Mumbai. So hit the Nagla-Block trail and get ready for your own discoveries.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

One Day Trek to Thanale Caves on 16th August 2015

Nisarga Bhraman has arranged a one day monsoon trek to Thanale Caves on Sunday, 16th August 2015 

About the place - 

Grade: Easy
Endurance : Easy
Base Village: Thanale

Thanale Caves is group of 23 Buddhist Caves located near Sudhagad in Raigad, 18 km from Pali. These caves are simple and belong to the first century B.C. It has two Chaityas, two Stupas and rest are Viharas. It is said that during fight with British Vasudev Balwant Phadke took shelter in these caves.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tour to Junagadh - Somnath & Sasan Gir on 4th Nov 2015

Nisarga Bhraman has arranged a wildlife Trip to Sasan Gir, the only adobe for Asiatic Lion in India along with Historical Cities of Junagadh and Somnath.

Tour Date: 4th Nov to 7th Nov 2015

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

About Sasan Gir - Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary comprises 1412 sq km of deciduous forest interspersed with semi - evergreen and evergreen flora, acacia, scrub jungle, grasslands and rocky hills. Fed by perennial and seasonal rivers and streams, the sanctuary has large water bodies like the Kamleshwar Dam that are good for crocodiles and birds. It is the last abode of the big and regal predator Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica), an endangered species.