Enjoy the breathtaking bird-eye view of the Tamhini Ghat on one-day trek through the Vinzai Sacred Grove.
Date: October 1st 2016
Trip Cost: INR 1400 per person
Trip Duration: 1 Day
Trekking Grade: Medium
Family friendly: Yes
Age group: 12 and above
Located 65km west of Pune, Tamhini is a hilly place near Mulshi dam. The area is blessed with waterfalls, verdant valleys and lush evergreen forests. The temple dedicated to Vinzai Devi and the beautiful Devrai (sacred grove) full of some interesting flora adding to the charm of the place. The forests are rich with birds, several species of rock crabs and various flowering plants.
Considering its ecological, faunal and floral significance the government decided to declare Tamhini a sanctuary leading to help protect, propagate and develop wildlife therein and its environment.
Whats the Plan?
Pick ups in Pune between 6-7 am
We will exit Pune city limits by 7:30 am
Until we cross Mulshi dam we will be passing by beautiful landscapes filled with lush green fields along the surrounding hills. Further the road snakes its way through extremely scenic valleys and cliffs at every turn, the journey itself is a part of the whole experience and cannot be missed. We also pass the massive Mulshi lake on the right hand side, the road is also covered with monsoon mist just like the lake. We will be having our packed breakfast on the way.
We will reach our trekking point, Vinzai devi temple just before the sacred grove and thats where our trek begins.
Trek duration: 3 to 4 hours.
Lunch at 3 pm
Return to Pune
Reach Pune between 7 to 8 pm.
• Travel and toll: Pick up and drop off from our selected pick up points.
• Meals covered on the trip: Breakfast, Lunch and evening tea on day 1.
• Mineral water for drinking throughout the trip.
• Tour guides and camp leaders all along the trip.
• Medical assistance if required.
• Personal expenses (beverages, snacks, equipment)
• Personal medication
Things to carry:
It will be raining so be prepared to get wet
Trekking bag for all your belongings and one small sling bag (optional) to carry during the trek
Plastic bag to cover your electronic gadgets
Please wear light colored clothing pref dry fit clothes with one spare set to change into after the trek
Good hiking or sports shoes
Caps and Hats
Munchies and personal snacks
One liter water bottle (COMPULSORY)
We will be having a late lunch, please carry snacks to munch on during the trek.
You do not have to carry your trekking bag all along the way, you can leave it back in the bus safely during the trek.
Please take care of all your belongings.
Notify us immediately in case of any medical emergency.
Any one found under the influence of drugs or narcotics will be requested to leave the trip immediately, without any refund.
Adventure camping and outdoor sports/ recreation is purely for nature lovers and not for party groups; we respect nature and do our best to spread the awareness about wilderness preservation.
We like to keep the wildlife wild, please do not litter the forest/ sanctuary and the campsite.
Please confirm your registration with amount Rs. 1400/- in cash or make an online transfer to:
Our account details below:
Name: Rivers and Ridges
Bank Name: Punjab National Bank
Bank account Number: 6631002100001031
IFSC Code: PUNB0663100
Account type: Current
Availability is first come first serve basis. Last day of confirming is 2 days prior to the event date, but please book your seats as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.
For any questions, call Rohan: 7350064961. Looking forward to seeing you all.
Team Rivers and Ridges.