Manali




To begin with, I would like to take the chance to give you folks knowledge on this wonderful Hillstation Manali. Manali is a high-height Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state.


It has a notoriety for being a hiking focus and special first night goal. Set on the Beas River, it’s an entryway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It’s likewise a bouncing off point for paragliding, boating and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass.

A valley situated in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh, Manali overpowers its guests by blooming apple trees and courageous snow secured streets.

Encompassed by great slopes and woody woodlands, the interesting appeal of Manali has caught the world’s consideration and has turned out to be a standout amongst the most went by traveller goals in India. The immaculate River Beas streams directly through the town, making an entrancing and enchanting scene. Settled toward one side of the Kullu Valley, Manali is a well-known slope station with attractions, for example, the Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley close-by.

Rohtang Pass is secured with snow consistently and is a decent involvement in itself. This is the perfect place for voyagers hoping to loosen up and restore in the lap of nature, for there is no place in the nation more dynamic and beguiling as Manali.

This town additionally has a large number of choices for travellers searching for bold exercises like trekking, paragliding, skiing, zorbing, wilderness boating and so on. Other than courageous exercises, Manali additionally has a considerable measure of sanctuaries which all voyagers and lovers love to visit including the Raghunath sanctuary and Jagannathi Devi Temple is one of the essential ones.

Hadimba Temple, a fourteenth-century sanctuary is celebrated for its wooden design and for its religious esteem. Manali is additionally utilized as the base town for the Manali-Leh expressway and Leh is around 479 km from here. Lahaul and Spiti area can likewise be gotten to from here amid the summers utilizing a similar thruway.

All roads from this place lead to heaven. when I say its heaven Starting point for drives to Spiti valley and Ladakh. Very beautiful. Snows through most of January and February. Can be visited throughout the year. Can be crowded during peak seasons and the only drawback is that this location is accessible by road only.

So guys keep travelling and keep exploring. Cheers!!!

Kalavantin Durg (FORT)



Prabalgad Fort, also known as Muranjan and Pradhangad, is located between Matheran and Panvel in the Indian state of Maharashtra, in the Western Ghats.

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It was built on a plateau very close to Matheran, but unlike Matheran it does not have a good source of water. It was known as Muranjan until it was taken over and renamed by the Maratha forces underShivaji’s rule.

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The fort contains a temple to Ganesh and some stone ruins. Its sister fort is Irshalgad.Right next to Prabalgad, to its north, lies the steep Kalavanti (also known as Kalavantin) Fort. Prabalgad is often confused with Kalavati, but they are two separate forts. It is adjacent to Prabalgad fort. On the Mumbai-Pune express highway, one can take the

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Shedung exit. Shedung is the base village of Prabal and Kalavantin forts. The trek is a 3 hours climb from here. You need to trek up the machi and from the village, on machi there are rock cut steps which lead us to the top of the fort.

Please spare a weekend for this beautiful tracking location. Cheers !!!

Rajmachi fort- Extraordinary Peace & Beauty !

 Rajmachi Fort- Extraordinary Peace & Beauty!

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So people, on the eve of 28th Dec, 2015, we (a group of 9 people) decided to scale down The Rajmachi fort. The Rajmachi Fort is actually a complex of two forts, the Srivardhan Fort and the Maanranjan Fort.

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The Srivardhan Fort is commonly referred to as Rajmachi Fort. We started from Pune by 6:30 PM and reached the village, the starting point of the hiking tungarli dam and it took more than 5 hours to reach Rajmachi village. From this place, fort was 11 Km away. I had a notion what is there to scale; just 11 Km and we started by 9:30 PM.

Historically, Rajmachi fort was a strategic fort to control Borghat (ghat between Khopoli and Khandala on Mumbai-Pune route) which was a historical trade route.

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Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures – the Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan fort. Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route is from Kondivade village near Karjat and it involves climb-up of about 2000 feet.

The other route is from Lonavala, which is almost a plain walk of about 15 km. In the rainy season, this region becomes all the more beautiful with silvery waterfalls, streams and lush green forests and meadows.

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This is the place you enjoy the peaceful environment and love the mix of hot and cold breeze giving you push to move.If you are planning to go to the top, you need at least 4 to 5 litres of water and if you have lemonade, the better.  It’s   a 5-hour trek at least and you realize your body is no more in your control.

What’s more, we were lucky to do star gazing at night! The view from the fort made it all worthwhile! One can see many other hilltop forts from this location.The journey is long and arduous but not difficult and is appropriate for beginners without any hiking experience as well.

 

While walking, the place was so quiet you can’t hear anything other than your murmurs.  The spooky tales about ghosts here and there, let’s go back its too far and more. Scaring each other and motivating all just to move forward continued. The temperature at night was about 15•C, but, we warmed up with campfire and Maggi. Best time to scale this fort is night only!

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Due to the distance, many people stay at the fort overnight. There are caves and temples at the fort where you can stay overnight.  We reached the temple and stayed there for some time and enjoyed the peace and the aura around this place.

With breath-taking views and scenic vistas around each corner, this place is a must on every nature lover’s list. Go, give it a shot!

The clear sky make you feel you are out of the world with no tension of any kind and after the trek; your body wants to relax.

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You don’t need a cozy bed or any kind of special treatment, the moment you close your eyes, you feel out of the world! According to what I experienced, you should please visit once to have firsthand experience. Cheers!!!