Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Koyna Valley expedition has been an awesome experience for all of us. Categorised as 'Exploratory' in our trekking nomenclature, this involved tracing our way through one of the thickest jungles in Maharashtra. The 4-day trek included hours of climbing, hiking through thick forests with exotic & dangerous wild life, and boat rides through the Shivaji Sagar lake flanked by mountains and dense forests. The last day was at Mahabaleswar and Pratapghad and the travelling was confined only to buses and jeeps.

We travelled from Mumbai to Karad by train. From Karad, an ST bus bound to Chiplun, took us to Koyna Nagar. The trek started from Koyna Nagar.

Sattelite images from Google Earth. The white line on the mountains is the indicative trail. Mountains are about 4200-4500 ft high above sea level. Distance covered on boat will be about 70-80 kms.

The Team Koyna

Click on each day to see the photographs


Karad to Koyna Nagar (2hrs, Bus), Koyna Nagar to Navja (8kms, Jeep), Navja to Zadoli (8 hrs trek)


Zadoli camp to river (45 minutes trek), To Vasota base (3.5 hrs boat), Camp at Vasota Base.


Trek up to Vasota Fort and return ( 7 hours), Vasota base to Tapola (Boat, 1.5 hrs). Tapola to Mahabaleshwar (Bus, 1 hour)


Mahabaleshwar to Pratapghad (Bus & Jeep), Pratapghad to Mahad (Jeep), Mahad to Mumbai (Bus)
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Trek organised by Nature Knights. Reach Nature Knights at


At Thursday, March 23, 2006, Blogger Dhaval Ramtirthkar said...


coool pics and description of the trek was coool toooooooooooo.

btw, what's Nature Knights? a cool name too ;) how many of u in the group? all of u r regulars, know each other or keeps changing?

Do let me know. Maybe if I can jump in too, as an amaetuer ;)

Dhaval :)

At Monday, March 27, 2006, Blogger Milind said...

Thanks for putting a link about your expedition on my blog page ( Really good pics and description. I will definitely plan this expedition in next trekking season.

At Friday, December 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

give all the details of construction of dam for construction of project model

At Monday, February 11, 2008, Blogger gau said...

hey buddies it really cool i'll be also proud if i was with ur team

At Tuesday, October 14, 2008, Blogger skawel said...

Really great trek :))
congrats :)

At Friday, April 24, 2009, Anonymous Jayant Dofey said...

Dear Team Koyna,
Congrulations to complete trek to Vasota and back.

Nice blog with beautiful pictures but some more text would have been required to know the exact brief about locations and route.

If you are interested to know more about Koyna then please join our Team 29028 and Adventure Army who is the only experts on entire koyna valley.

Annually we are organizing seven nights and eight days camps in the remotest part of koyna just to be part of koyna forests on our own with all legal permissions which only we are having with us.

Bear / Bisons are common sighting with us and visiting to Tarzan Lady and Hubby of Ms Bear is quite interesting and unknown to entire world.

If you are interested then please contact:
Jayant Dofey
Head - Team 29028


Joing the mission "Jay Hind"

Jayant Dofey

At Friday, April 24, 2009, Blogger Jayant Dofey said...

Who is this anonymous chap who is asking about details of construction of dam!
Just be careful, he may be terrorist or dishonest person who is asking this model for wrong use.

If you want, please disclose your name with address / telephone no and I will provide.

Jayant Dofey
Head - Team 29028


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