Explore with Prof. P. K. Ghanekar !!

Lonar : National Geo-heritage Monument
Lonar crater is formed by collision of Asteroid with Earth that occurred between 35,000 and 50,000 years ago. It is situated in Buldhana district of Maharashtra. It is one of the hyper velocity impact craters on basaltic rock on earth. It has a mean diameter of 1.2 KM and RIM diameter of 1.8 KM. Lonar Crater is formed inside the Deccan Plateau, a massive plain of volcanic basalt rock created by eruptions some few million years ago.The water in the lake is both saline and alkaline.

Verul Kailas Temple :
It is carved temple which is one of the largest rock cut temple in India. it is one of the most remarkable cave temples in the world because of its size, architecture and sculptural treatment. The Kailasa temple is one of the 34 cave temples and monasteries known collectively as the Verul Caves. Its construction is generally attributed to the eighth century Rashtrakuta king Krishna, however the temple architecture shows traces of Pallava and Chalukya Styles.

Devgiri (Daulatabad) :
It is quite impressive 12th-century medieval fort, now known as Daulatabad fort. It is believed that Lord Shiva have stayed on the hills surrounding this region. Hence the fort was originally known as Devgiri. It was the capital of the Yadava Dynasty (9th century - 14th century CE). Devgiri was as an important town near present-day Aurangabad, along trade routes going towards western and southern India.

Mehkar Balaji Temple (Trivikram Murti) : Found in an accidental excavation in 1888, this black stone statue of Lord Vishnu (Trivikram) measures 11 ft tall and 3 ft wide with 10 incarnations carved out around the main idol.

2 Nights 3 Days Available on request
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  • Highlights
    • An exploration with Prof. P. K. Ghanekar
    • Explore Lonar one of the largest craters residing in basalt rock
    • Explore Kailas Temple at Verul, the largest rock cut temple in India
    • Explore Fort Devgiri
    • Trivikram Vishnu at Mehkar carved in dark black stone

    10th January: Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner
    0445 hrs: Reporting at Foliage Outdoors, Kothrud Office
    0500 hrs: Departure from Pune (Breakfast En route)
    1200 - 1300 hrs: Lunch at Aurangabad
    1300 - 1530 hrs: Visit Kailas Leni at Verul
    1530 - 2030 hrs: Start towards Mehkar (Tea & Dinner En route)
    2030 hrs: Check-In & Overnight stay at Mehkar
    (Note - Accommodation is in basic hotel on multiple sharing)

    11th January: Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner
    0400 - 0430 hrs​: Wake-up & Freshen-up
    0430 - 0530 hrs: Visit Temple to know more about Trivikram
    0530 - 0730 hrs: Pack-up & Check-Out
    0730 - 0830 hrs​: Breakfast
    0830 - 0930 hrs: Travel from Mehkar to Lonar (Check-In)
    0930 - 1230 hrs: Explore Lonar lake
    1230 - 1400 hrs: Lunch Break
    1400 - 1530 hrs: Afternoon at Leisure
    1530 - 1800 hrs: Evening Tea & Lonar Exploration
    1800 - 2000 hrs: Session by Ghanekar Sir
    2000 - 2100 hrs: Dinner & Bed Time
    (Note - Accommodation is in basic hotel on multiple sharing)

    12th January: Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner
    0430 - 0600 hrs​: Wake-up & Freshen-up
    0600 hrs: Departure from Lonar (Breakfast En route)
    1030 - 1400 hrs: Explore Devgiri Fort
    1400 - 1500 hrs​: Lunch
    1500 - 2330 hrs: Return journey to Pune
    2330 hrs: Arrival at Pune

    Deadline for Registration: 8th January 2020, 1700 hrs

    Things to Carry : ✦ Keep this list handy while Packing the Bag ✦

    • Identity & Age Proof (Compulsory)
    • A Sack / Duffle Bag / Hard bag (30-40 lit) (Compulsory)
    • A Day-Pack (Sack) (15-20 lit) useful while exploration
    • Personal Shawl or Blanket as per personal requirement (Bedding provided though)
    • 2-3 Set of Clothes, Inner wears, Warm clothes as per requirement for 3 days (Compulsory)
    • Personal Toiletries, Towel, Napkin, Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Mosquito repellents etc (Compulsory)
    • Minimum 2 ltr water bottle(s) & Electoral / ORS (to keep yourself hydrated) (Compulsory)
    • Light Snacks (Energy Bars / Chocolates / Dry Fruits etc) (Recommended)
    • Comfortable Pants and T-shirt (full sleeves) (Recommended)
    • Winter wear (Jacket / Sweater / Windcheater) (Compulsory)
    • Sun Cap / Hat / Sunglasses (Compulsory)
    • Sports Shoes (Compulsory)
    • Floaters / Sports Loafers / Crocs (Useful while bus journey)
    • Small Torch with working batteries (Recommended)
    • Covers for Electronic gadgets (Camera, Phone etc)
    • Personal Medication if any
    • Personal cash as per personal requirement.

    Optional Kit:

    • Camera, Binoculars (With Cover/Bag to protect from dust and Moisture)

    Things NOT to be brought:

    • Avoid Wearing Denim wear. (Full pants & full sleeve T-shirt is suggested to avoid injury)
    • Large amount of cash and costly ornaments
    • Loud Music Instruments
    • Liquor and any of the tobacco items. Consumption is NOT ALLOWED on FOLIAGE OUTDOORS EXCURSION

    Chartered Vehicle (Tempo Traveler / Bus based on number of participants)

    Contact Number:
    Trek Leader : 9822763638 / 7720090718 (Aditya Joshi)
    Back-up contact : 96736 32374 (Prasad Danve)


    What is included in the tour

    • Travel from Pune to Pune by Non-AC Chartered Vehicle (Tempo Traveller / Bus)
    • Meals: Starting from Breakfast on Day 1 till Dinner on Day 3
    • Accommodation: Very basic hotels on multiple sharing
    • Exploration as per Itinerary
    • Services of Resource Person from Foliage Outdoors

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Any accommodation other than mentioned in the Inclusions
    • Any Food / Packaged Drinking Water / Beverages other than mentioned in Inclusions
    • Any kind of Insurance
    • Any change in program due to reason beyond the control of organisers (Like Road Blocks, Weather etc