As decided we all met 7.30 at Pune Station, and prashant showed some good skills for getting the tickets in time, inspite of the long long queue :)) thanks prashant.
The local moved at 8.00am sharp as we all got into the same boggie…gals got the chance to sit…but we preferred to sit in the doors hanging our legs outside :)) he he…now that is fun…
Reached Malavali at 9.15, and immed rushed to have some snacks…as everyone was too hungry and after a round of 2 wada pavs + tea…felt a bit better:).. Meanwhile myself and prashant saw a express coming and thought of putting a coin on the track, but to our bad luck , the coin flew somewhere the moment the express landed on it….we were searching for the coin….but couldnt find it. :(( and then came a person from the railway authority and explained us the funda of why not to such things…but we ignored him and then we all moved towards the Bhaja village
As always had some snaps session on the bridge over express way. and then went to the bhaja village. After crossing the village we stopped at the first waterfall, but had not chance there…then went to the second waterfall and there prashant took the initiative to go up the waterfall and then slowly all the rockers joined him and in no time we conquered the waterfall ๐ ๐ :)….
After enjoying the waterfall, we started towards the fort..
We reached the place from where we can either to move to Lohagad towards right or to Visapur towards left. We had a halt at that point
Had some “garam garam pohe” :)) and “limbu sarbat”…and then moved towards Visapur.
Visapur is a kind of haunted place…specially if you have fog on the
fort..this time it was not :)….We started climbing up the fort. It was a
rocky way uphill..but we really enjoyed the climbing…Bhavana specially we very fast and in no time she was moving at the top…while as Maky was left behind :))…
Mak and Yogya (the Birthday boy ) had a round of “natural” photos… :))) and finally we all climbed up the fort….
Then we wandered on the fort. It was a great site…We could see the
Lohagad fort in front….then the Tikona fort on other side…and of
course the long express way…making way thru all the mountains….
We really didn’t had anything with us for lunch apart from some boiled eggs…so we shared those amongst us and that was our lunch for the day :))). Had some great foto session again….and then decided to move down…
Now here was the most thrilling part of the trek. We decided to come down from the other route (not from the one we came up)…it was really a exciting path…no real foot – path, so we decided to come along the water way….thru the rocks….
After few minutes of climbing down, myself saw a prominent path to the right side…as we were at the last, myself,priya,vinay and priti went that way….but found that it was taking us the a wrong direction…so we explored some other paths in that 15-20 mins…but hard luck…so came back to the same place where we left the others and again started thru the water way rocks…then tried to call these guys by shouting as loud as we could..finally managed to see prashant,manju,ranjit and yogya….
so a sigh of relief :)))
While moving yogya’s right foot got stuck in between two rocks and he had a hard time to make it free….not more than 5 mins had passed, at the same spot priti stuck up her right foot and started shouting :)…that was a “kodak” moment really…i helped her to remove her foot from the rocks…and then again started moving ahead.
Again we all moved together..and after some time decided to move towards a path that was going towards left side….on that way we met a person(farmer) who helped us the get on the correct path towards the bhaja village..
On the way, we got a chance to get some really nice natural water for drinking…i bet that was as clean as a bisleri…and was natural too with all the minerals :)))
Then at around 7.00 we were near the bhaja village…and moved towards the rail station very fast as we had to catch the 7.40 local…we didnt even get the chance to have a cup of tea…the local was more imp…. gals got into the ladies section (and again to their naseeb…got place to sit) while as we guys had to stand. but it was fun…
We reached pune station at around 9.10, then went for dinner near a
restaurant at pune station.
Finally reached home at around 10.30.
It was a memorable trek !!
Girls: Priti, Manjusha, Bhavana and Priya
Boys: Prashant, Vinay, Makarand, Ranjit,Amit,Yogesh, Sandeep, Sam, Dheeraj & Dharyasheel