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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Celebrate This Diwali The OffBeat Way : “ The Joy Of Giving ” on 12th October 2014

Celebrate This Diwali The OffBeat Way : “ The Joy Of Giving ”

“ The Joy Of Giving ”

Thanks for the continuous supports to the Joy of Giving drive from past few years. 

This year we have joined hands with Treks and Trails for reaching to more people.

We Invite all our Beaters to join us for Sweets and cloths Distribution on 12th of October, 2014.

OffBeat Sahyadri distribute Sweets :  to kids every year at one of the remote villages in the Sahyadris.

After a successful campaign at Umbarnewadi, in Diwali 2012, and Kumshet in 2013, This time we are again planning to distribute sweets at Kumshet and surrounding hamlets.

Be Part of the “ The Joy Of Giving ” Drive and make a difference in someone’s life!!!

Best way to help us 

Spread the word about this initiative to your relatives, friends, office colleagues, society members

Take initiative to collect stuff at your office, society, from your friends or relatives and we can collect the entire stuff from you on one single visit.

We also invite people who wish to donate, sweets, stationery, clothes, toys etc.

One may contribute in one of the following ways

Join us for the sweets Distribution.
May contribute financially for the purpose
May drop goods with us to be distributed on your behalf

We appeal to Public : Please drop with us

Used toys
Used clothes ( in good condition ) ( Please wash and fold neatly the cloths before donation)
anything that could be donated to less privileged people.
“And we will take care of transportation and distribution.”

Note: Torn, dirty, unfolded clothes will be not be accepted. Remember it’s to be given for Diwali

Where Can one Drop Stuff to be Donated 


Ankit Savla +919821912078

Yahya Virani +919768143706

Priti Patel : 9987990300

Rajas Deshpande : 9987990300

Anita Joshi: +918080052913

Ashutosh Verma: +919987265465

Abhijit Ray: +919833562731

Navi Mumbai
Yadnesh :9773086825

Arundas Menon: +919819966840

Pavan Tanavade


To whom is OffBeat Sahyadri donating the stuff :
Kumshet n peripheral hamlets, near Rajur.
Population density
Women : 400 approx
Children : 400 approx
Men : 600 approx 
Date to donate  : 12th Oct 2014

For those who wish to join us : Call for more details.
Travel expenditure will be equally shared.

For other Details Contact us.

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Team OffBeat Sahyadri
9860636757/9664782503 / 9987990300 /

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

OffBeat Sahyadri : Nature trail to Kaas Plateau and peripheral site seeing on 20th and 21st of September 2014

Nature trail to Kaas plateau

Guided Nature trail to Kaas plateau " The Plateau of Flowers " on 20th-21st September  2014 (two days exploration and site seeing program)

Dear OffBeaters ,
We invite you to a nature trail to the most colorful plateau, Kaas plateau on 20th and 21st September 2014


Type : Flower plateau in satara
Height : 3000 ft above msl approx
Grade : Nature Trail
Base Village : Kaas

People who are keen about nature, flora and fauna this is the place for you.

Situated at 25 km from the satara city, Kaas is the place where 100s of varieties of flowers blossom in this season turning the plateau into beds of different colours. It looks like carpets of flowers laying on the ground, yellow carpets of Smithia and Sonki flowers, Pink carpets of Balsam, Purple carpets of Karvi and many more..... The color of the carpets keeps on changing with time depending on the dominant flowers at the time.

Looking over the water catchment area of the huge koyna Dam, it blends with the lush green forest in the protected area.
The best place to appreciate natures beauty, and and heaven for macro photographers, its a must visit place for all nature lovers.

Wide availability of flowers, nectar attract insects which feed on them and they attract birds which feed on them. Birds like Crested Buntings, Malabar Crested Larks, Oriental White-eyes, Bonelli’s Eagle and commonly sighted at Kaas.

Vajrai Waterfall


Instead of visiting the crowded places with loads of picnickers like Thoseghar waterfall, sajjangad ect we would rather prefer to visit Vajrai Falls, pateshwar, an offbeat location, scenic and isolated from crowd.

Wake up to this view :

The itinerary for the trail is as given below:
Meeting Point :
Swaminarayan temple Dadar 11.30 pm one day prior to the event date
04.30 am Satara, 
Day I
Reach Kaas : Reach private rented Bunglow
Get fresh, breakfast and proceed to kaas
07.00 am : Kaas  Plateau
11.00 am : Site seeing, Photography, Valley exploration
12.00 pm : Visit to Kaas Lake (optional)
01.00 pm : Lunch
01.30 pm : Visit Vajrai Waterfall
03.00 pm : Peripheral site seeing
Evening refreshment on the way
06.30 pm : Return to Bunglow
07.30 pm : Discussion session
08.30 pm : Dinner, Bone fire, Night trail
10.30 pm : Retire for the day
Day II
06.00 am : Wakeup
Get fresh, breakfast and proceed to kaas
07.00 am : Visit to Kaas / Chalkewadi plateau / Kalyangad / Pateshwar
12.00 pm : Return to bunglow, Lunch
02.30 pm : Start return journey to mumbai 
09.30 pm : Reach Mumbai tentatively

Contribution for the trip is Rs 3000/- per head which includes
Traveling from Mumbai to Mumbai by a private vehicle,
2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 evening refreshments and 1 dinner
Accommodation at a rented bunglow at Kaas plateau

Minimum Pax size : 15
Maximum Group size : 25

For registration kindly transfer Rs 3000/- per head advance in the following A/c

Union Bank Account No 369102010801696
Branch: Juhu Tara Mumbai
In the Name of Ms Priti P Patel
A/c Type : SavingsIFSC Code: UBIN0536911


Account No 60001946765
Branch: Camp, Pune
In the Name of  Zeenat Sikilkar
IFSC Code: MAHB0000076

Note: Registrations through phone calls only.

After transaction please email us transaction id along with participants details (name, email, mobile number and pickup point) at

Gallery :

Check list :

Please wear full covering cloths and shoes it provides better protection from insects and scratches.

Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.

Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.

Chilly winds blow at kaas plateau, carry windcheater, shawl, thermals.

Identity Proof  (must)
Water 2 liters (must)
Change of cloths
Ready to eat snacks
Personal medicines
Good covering footwear
Other accessories

May carry chappal for indoor use at bunglow.

Bedding : We would suggest you to carry at least one bed sheet.

A small bag : a small bag to carry only food and water while onfield.

Torch : for night trail

Please go through Rules and Regulation before registration

Registration or queries:

Priti : 9987990300
Yadnesh : 9773086825
Zeenat : 9860636757

Sagar : 9930100536

Drop a message or What'sup us if call not answered ...

Email ID :

Rules and regulations.

Do understand that we do not arrange picnics. It follows that if one seeks luxury and absolute comfort then we can hardly help them. ;)
Offbeat sahyadri believe in being one with nature and that is possible only when we shed all city slicker attitudes. Of course by that we do not suggest that one should be ready for any kind of nonsense.
Utmost care is taken to ensure safety of the group and care is taken that no one is inconvenienced because of factors within our control.
We do expect our offbeater friends to understand group dynamics and leave at home their individuality. They should be prepared to share and care. That makes and all the physical and mental exhaustion forgettable and the trek itself becomes unforgettable! Trust us on this.

Now some basic codes.
Respect nature.
1)    Absofreakinglutely no littering! Carry your own trash. If you are found littering then we will request you to pick it up. Friends, it is really not nice to throw garbage around and it only reflects upon us. Will we do this to our own houses? J.

2)    Do not disturb the flora and fauna. No making pretty bouquets of grabbed flowers and blooms. No feeding and intimidating birds and other animals. Think how you would feel if someone barges into your house and threatens you. The jungle is THEIR home. So, Capital N O= NO!

3)    Remember, the mountain has a mind of his own. Beware and do not make the mistake of taking him for granted. It sounds weird but it’s true.

With fellow trekkers.
1)    It is fun to interact and get to know people from different walks of life. Feel free to take the opportunity to expand your social circles.
2)    Share water and food. Nothing else is a better ice breaker than being offered water or a bite of your sandwich!
3)    Care for your fellow trekkers. It is not nice to be self centered and unamicable.

For your own safety
1)    The organizers and you yourself are equally responsible for your safety. We cannot take the blame for injuries or inconveniences arising out of actions outside the organizers instructions and acts of nature.
2)    Simply put, stay with the group. Do not rush far too ahead or lag too behind. We understand that everyone has a different stamina and we try to keep the group bound together.
3)    Do not wander off from the main trail. Whenever there is no established trail, strictly stay with the group. Be within the sight of the person ahead of you and the one behind you. It helps.
4)    One must understand that the group leader is responsible for the entire group and may have to take some tough decisions at times. If one expects a memorable experience with us then we expect full cooperation and discipline. To sum up, the leader’s decision will be final and binding on all offbeaters.

5)     Finally, the non arguable part. Smoking and other forms of tobacco use and alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited. 

Team OffBeat Sahyadri