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We are backpacking to Madhya Pradesh - 'The Heart of India' Madhya Pradesh is a state of vivid culture, historical places to experience. It is a true destination with something for everyone. Indore is one such city that echoes with the glorious past of the state. A smart city with a royal past. From acting as the trading hub between Deccan and Delhi in the 16th century to the commercial capital of the state. It has a lot to offer to its visitors. The historic Rajwada palace to Sarafa bazaars culinary delights along with much more architectural marvels. Situated close to Indore is Maheshwar. It lies on the north bank of the river Narmada. An ancient religious town, it has many stories of times gone by. Also, it appears in many movies like Pad Man, Ashoka and many more.
• Rajwada Palace (A seven-storied magnificent palace) • Sarafa Bazar (The legendary food street) • Maheshwar (An ancient temple town) • Holkar Fort (A legendary fort of the Holkar dynasty) • Kaanch Mandir (A famous Jain temple built entirely of glass) • Hoshang Shah’s Tomb (A marble marvel dating back to the 6th century) • Mandu Fort (One of India's largest fort) • Jahaz Mahal (A fort that is shaped like a ship)
Who should attend?
Anyone looking to explore new destinations
Day 0 : • Pack your bags cause we are going to the heartland of India. We meet at a common pickup point and leave via public transport for Dhamnod. Day 1 : • We will reach Dhamnod and reach Maheshwar via local transport. • Keep your eye out for the ancient structures and Narmada river as we approach Maheshwar. • We will freshen up, have breakfast and set off to explore the beautiful temples and forts of Maheshwar. • Post exploring Maheshwar, we will leave for Indore. • We will use local transport again and reach Indore. We will reach by afternoon, check into a local accommodation and rest till sundown. • Around 8 in the evening, we will head to the legendary Sarafa Bazar. Indulge in lots of Poha, Kachori, and Malpua. • Post Sarafa, head back to our accommodation. Day 2 : • Rise and shine people! we will leave for Mandav early in the morning and reach by afternoon. • We will check into our local accommodation in Mandav for the night. Once done freshening up, we will leave to explore the forts and other structures. • Post sundown, we will attend the sound and light show in the Hindola Mahal. Day 3: • Wake up early and set off to explore the remaining part of Mandu. • We will visit Roopmati Pavillion, Baz Bahadur's palace, Hoshang Shah's tomb, Jami Masjid, Ashrafi Mahal, Champa Baoli. • Once done, we will bid adieu to Mandu and head to Dhamnod to catch our bus back to Pune by 08:00 p.m. Day 4: • Reach Pune by 5:00 a.m. Trip Concludes with Happy memories.
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It is all about travel & adventure. That is what Pune Travel Club was founded upon and what the community is all about. Discovering countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles; exploring this amazing planet we all live on. The Pune Travel Club (PTC) is a non-profit, volunteer based group which organizes outdoor, sports, green and social events throughout the year on weekends and weekday mornings. Upcoming events are informed to our members through a mailing list, write-ups on completed events are posted on our blog, ongoing member discussions happen in our Facebook group. PTC is a place where like-minded, nature loving and outdoor passionate souls come together in a open, volunteering environment, overcoming challenges together as a team, breaking out of oneself physical and mental boundaries, coming out as friends for life and recharged human beings with a different perspective on life. The non-profit nature of equal cost sharing and volunteering based environment focusing on a shared passion brings out the best in people.
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I was looking forwarded to do K2S since long and finally it could happen with Pune travel club. I must say, it was one awesome experience which would not have been great without the support of Vamsy and other co-travellers on the Trek.
Thank you Pune travel club and Vamsy for such an awesome experience. I look forward to have some more adventure with you. ��
I went to Harishchandragad trek last weekend with these guys...It was an amazing trek...very well arranged...had so much fun...Thank you so much guys...!
One of my favorite treks till date...☺️
Special thanks to our trek leads @Ritu and @Rohit
It was my first ever trip and camping.... And people at Pune Travel Club made it really special for me. Considering the heavy rush for New Years I understand a few things might go here and there but overall I just loved it. Camping at Kashid... Beachside Campfire... Next day Beautiful scenary at the beach and water sports.... It was a special start of the New Year for me. Thanks a lot Pune Travel Club team.
Also I really want to mention about Shraddha.Her nature is extremely Sweet and friendly and makes everyone really comfortable. She is gem of person.... All the best and keep it up 😊
It was great experience of K2S trek with PTC. Though it is of last year but there are many good memories which are still in mind. Looking forward to many more treks and camping with PTC...�
PTC is the reason I have become passionate about traveling, I have done 3 trips with them in one month. I am not going to stop traveling with them. Treks are so well organized and the trek leads are so helpful and understanding. Traveling with PTC is now no more about choice, it's a habit now.
Thank you PTC!!
It was my first ever trekking experience and PTC made it worthwhile. Enjoyed a lot....Went with a very nice group from Pune to Bhandardara Fireflies festival..... Shraddha our co-ordinator was very humble, soft spoken and an outstanding person who guided us throughout the trekking....I would definitely love to attend more events.....
• Pune to Pune public transport. • Accommodation in a local homestay/hotel. • Breakfast on Day 2 & Day 3. • All transportation within trips.
• Anything not mentioned above.
THINGS TO CARRY
For Backpacking : Extra Clothes Swim Wear Clothes Food during the transit. Extra pair of Sandals - Recommended Amazing Camera.
Policy and Terms
If an event is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc), Pune Travel Club will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in six months. In case, you wish to cancel your trek, please email us on [email protected] Cancellation requests will not be taken over the phone or WhatsApp. The cancellation charges are as under • Cancellations prior to 15 days from the start of the event/trek/backpacking trip - full refund. • Cancellation between 15 days and 2 days to the start of the event/trek/backpacking trip - 50% refund. • Cancellation less than 2 days to the start of the event/trek/backpacking trip - no refund. Please note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 5% (cancellation charges) from the total fee you have paid
Terms and Conditions
1. Alcohol and smoking are strictly disallowed on treks. If found, trekking under influence of drugs or drinks you’ll be barred from the trek. And our responsibility ceases with you. 2. Littering is strictly not allowed on treks. Do not leave empty plastic bottles, biscuit or chocolate wrappers behind. We have to carry our own garbage/leftovers back to the city. 3. Wear proper loose fitting clothes no jeans pants allowed. Try and wear full sleeve top and long bottoms or pants. Will spare you from mosquitoes, insect bites or thorny bushes (your choice). 4. Talk to the native villagers gently and give respect to them. Cause we are their guests. 5. Do not carry lots of cash, gold or any valuables. We are not responsible for the loss. 6. Please follow instructions given by trek leads and organizers. Do not debate with any organizer. All instructions are for the participants' benefit. 7. Let's respect and admire nature together. Also, be careful about flora.