Monday, April 04, 2005

Moonlight at Rajmachi

My 3rd trek in last 3 months. This time it was a night trek aptly called by the organizers moonlight walk. We started at 1230am from Lonavla. It was great fun to toddle over unevens & foliage, particularly with 1 torch for 5-6 people. Some sadists were destroying the nice ambience with radke hindi songs. Just before dawn at around 445am we reached Rajmachi base. Slept there for 2 hrs, under the open sky on ground ! That was some sleep, with cold winds waking me up at 7. We went atop the Shrivardhan fort, theres another fort, Manoranjan just opposite it, but we didnt go there. Shrivardhan fort has some nice locations with steep falls. We could see few waterfalls that were unfortunately dried up. It must look really picturesque in rainy season.

The entire area is full of high drop, rock cliffs & dense forests, with some flat lands & even a pond around. You dont get words to appreciate the beauty the mighty Sahyadris engulf.

We had lunch in a nearby village & set for return journey at 3. I cant believe how lucky we got that day with rains showing up. All of us were wishing for it & it rained. The return journey really brought magic to the entire experience. And offcourse there was TNT Vs Sameer verbal bash for tax free entertainment. Minu didnt cry this time & managed to inspire the foundation of MFC, Minu's fan club, having majority in the organizers ! And yes Batman did a great job coolie_ing for Dhanshree ;) .

We were pretty dehydrated by the gruelling 34km, 17km one way, and my legs are stiff even as I write this. But some things are just too good to miss...

Category [ _Trips_ ]

13 comments:

Tushar Thole said...

To,
Whoever concerned,
Red and White bravery awards dept.
Neverland.

Dear Sir,
On behalf of all the Calsoft folks, I hereby recommend Mr.Parag for the award! Kindly consider this as a sincere request.

Thanking you,
~TNT

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I wanted to come for trek but couldn't come because of luggage to carry it for so long distance .As you have mentioned in the blog about coolie service (Ref English name coolie), can I avail this service ? I want to ask are coolies allowed for trek? What is the fair for coolie service? Are coolies provided by trek organizers or we have to manage ourselves.Else will you please provide contact information about Batman (coolie) for the next trek.
Regards
Harishankar

Parag said...

TNT i think AG deserves the award more...anyways thanks for nominating me !

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N Mr. Harishankar the service can be availed only by the elite & the fair, ur request has been rejected.

Anonymous said...

Someone told me that you and sameer (sleeping on one mat) were looking tired and sleepy in the early morning, as if you both didn't sleep at all. Is it true?? Ya, some things (and opportunities) are too good to miss!!

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Tushar Thole said...

I did not know that the last line in the blog had so much depth!! First time in the entire life ,I understood the meaning of reading between the lines....thanks to that anonymous person for broadening my mind..

~Tushar a.k.a TNT

Parag said...

Anonymous & TNT,

I can understand ur frenzy, but i dont appreciate sorties on my space.

Anonymous said...

Thanx Amit. I saw u were scared of me that is alright as Malleshwari was not there to backup. Anyway you r really brave. I appreciate that.We will request Linux Community to add Malleshwari patch for u.
- Riyaz

AG said...

Thats right 'Young Man,' it takes loads of courage, patience, fortitude, heroism (and lakhs of other things) to jhellofy you, and I'm proud to have those qualities. BTW, is it true that some guy called sam (or something) proposed you right in front of everyone?

AG

AG said...

And I wish there could be something as simple as:

(cd amit\'s_life; patch -p1 < some_patch)

I wish!!

AG

Anonymous said...

Ohh man,amit, u hv some wrong information...sam had affair with other in trek...read previous comments. Anyway I have I have started coding for Malleshwari patch.And u will out of this unconscious state soon.

Parag said...

OMG !
I think i have already won the award after jhelling all this vile.

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