Unseen Western ghats Explore Bio diversity & adventure Fun - DOT-Maharashtra Tourism
Unseen Western ghats …. Explore Bio diversity & adventure Fun
Departure from Pune to Bhimashankar. (120 Kms/ 3 Hrs) Arrival, hotel check in . Lunch at hotel. Visit Bhimashankar Temple, an ancient shrine, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva.Bhimashankar Wildlife The sanctuary was notified by the state government of Maharashtra in 1985. The reserve area is home to a diverse species of animals ranging from Leopards, Sambar, Striped Hyena, Golden Jackal, Barking Deer, Sambar Deer, Common Langur, Wild Boar, Mouse Deer, Indian Pangolin, Macaque, and of course, the Malabar Giant Squirrels,The state animal of the Indian state of Maharashtra, it is called 'Shekru' in the native Marathi language. The Indian giant squirrel, sometimes called the Malabar giant squirrel, is a large species of tree squirrel endemic to India. Evening a Narure walk through forest. Bhīmāshankar is also the source of the river Bhima. Experience the Jungle walk Overnight stay at Bhimashankar.
After breakfast proceed to Pavna Dam. (115 Kms/ 3 Hrs) Pawna Lake’s,geographical location in the Western Ghats makes it a natural hot spot for flora and fauna. Day free for explore adventure activities here. Pawna lake ,Paragliding , Kayaking at Pawna lake or Tikona Fort Trek , Tikona also known as Vitandgad is the dominant hill fort in Mawal. It is located at the 3500 ft high hill is pyramidal in shape and name Tikona means ‘Triangular. Evening at Camp site with local folk dance and other activities. Overnight stay at Pavna. ( Tent / Resort )
After breakfast Proceed to Wai . Visit Wai Ganesh Temple, Krishna River Ghat. Visit Manavali. Peshwa Heritage of 18th Century, Nana Phadnavis settled the village and built his residence complex here. It had a Wada (A mansion with an inner courtyard), a Ghat (steps) leading from the mansion to the Krishna River and two temples, one dedicated to Lord Vishnu and another to Meneshwar lord Shiva. Wada-type residence, a Ghat on a water-body and a Temple was typical of Peshwa era. This construction was completed around 1780. The Phadnavis wada is one of the very rare places where such a combination is preserved intact. A traditional lunch at Menavali. Proceed to Limb village, Baramotichi Vihir is a stepwell in 'Limb', Satara ,it was constructed between 1641 and 1646 by Virubai Bhosale to supply water to some 300 nearby mango plantations. The well is octagonal and looks like a dug-out Shivling. The entire structure of the stepwell is made of black stone. With its 12 moats, it was meant to be a water source to the surrounding farms. It was also utilized to relieve the overflow of water during monsoon times. From the top, visitors can see a few tiny walls and water channels. Various old statues and historical structures are found in this well. Mahal is also situated there. Proceed to Satara , visit Satara Palace and Ajinkyatara Fort. Evening arrival at Kas. Overnight stay at Kas.
After breakfast proceed to Bamnoli , Koyna nagar back water. Experience the Back water ride to Vasota Fort base. A Paradise to Trekkers and Wild life lovers. It’s a Koyna Tiger Reserve. Take a nature walk. Lunch. Proceed to Koynanagar. Enroute visit Chaphal , Shri ram Mandir , built by Shri Ramdas Swami , visit Maruti Temples of Shri Ramdas Swami known as 11 Maruti. Evening arrival, Hotel Check in. Evening enjoy a Dam water reserve. Overnight stay at Koynanagar.
Morning free for Jungle activity. Koynanagar forest,UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, you will cherish the unimaginable moments of your vacation in reality. The Koyna dam is one of the largest dams in Maharashtra. It is a rubble-concrete dam constructed on the Koyna River that originates in Mahabaleshwar, a hill station in the Sahyadri ranges. The sanctuary has a diverse variety of mammals including the keystone species, Bengal tigers,Indian leopards,Indiangaur,sloth bears, sambardeer, barking deer and mouse deer, common gray langurs, smooth-coated otters and Indian giant squirrels are common. Morning free for Nature trail. Lunch. Also visit Koynanagar Lake, explore the bio diversity of Koyna Backwater. Proceed to Candoli ( 90 Kms / 3 Hrs) Evening arrival. Hotel Check in. Evening enjoys a Camp fire and Local activities at resort. Overnight stay at Chandoli.
Full day at Chandoli to explore the wild life and local cuisine and Culture. The park includes historical places of note including 17th century forts of the Maratha Empire, Prachitgad and Bhairavgad. Most of the protected area was used an open jail for the "prisoners of war" of the early battles during Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s &Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj used Prachitgad as an observation point and recreational place.Nearly 23 species of mammals, 122 species of birds, 20 species of amphibians and reptiles are known to be resident in the forests of Chandoli. Afternoon proceed to Panhala ,arrival Panhala. Hotel check in.Overnight stay at Panhala.
Panhala is a city and a Hill station , 3177 feet above sea level , The history of Panhala is closely linked with the history of the Maratha empire, and with its founder, chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Panhala is the only fort where chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj spent more than 500 days, other than his childhood homes. It was Maratha State capital until 1782 and in 1827 it became part of the British Empire.Experience the Panhala … explore the history of Chatrapati shri Shivaji Maharaj and Shri Sambhaji Maharaj. Explore the fort history with local Guide. Lunch. Proceed for return journey.
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