HYDVENTURA: Waterfall rappelling at Malshej Ghat on Nov 30-Dec 1, near Pune

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Hi All,


Please reply to hydvent...@infosys.com if interested.

Also, if you need a Sleeping Bag for same, it is available on rent (Rs. 50/day). Do mention your requirement, while sending the nomination.

Limited Number of SBs are available, on FCFS basis.


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Hi Friends,


Hydventura is planning a waterfall rappelling trip to Malshej Ghat over a span of 2 days (November 30th – December 1st) near Pune, Maharashtra.


Malshej Ghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range. The site is nestled in the lofty rugged hills of the Western Ghats. The best time to visit is between August and September. At this time of the year, the hills are clothed in a soothing shade of mint green and the weather is cool due to the monsoons. Known for its misty tops and ice cold cascades at this time of the year, the site is a very popular weekend getaway for most of the city's residents at that time of the year. It has got number of waterfalls and the greenery is just awesome during the monsoons.


For trekkers and hikers, it is a heaven of sorts as the solitude of unending rolling hills provides quite some experience. One can scale the peaks or explore the intricate jungle paths below. Often dense fog covers the peaks of the hills.



The plan goes like this


29th November: [Friday]

  1. 14:45 hrs: Train to Pune, Maharashtra.


30th November: [Saturday]

  1. 01:10 hrs: Reach Pune. Some freshen up there, if required.
  2. 01:30 hrs: Board the local transport booked there.
  3. 05:00 hrs: Reach the base location, Khubi Village, in the booked vehicle. Freshen up here.
  4. 06:00 hrs: Leave Khubi Village, to Camp site, with your rappelling kit.
  5. 07:00 hrs: Reach camp site, have breakfast here. Followed by rappelling instructions.
  6. 08:30 hrs: Start Rappelling down the first patch of height 350 feet.
  7. 14:00 hrs: Have packed lunch here.
  8. 15:00 hrs: Start Rappelling down the second patch of height 300 feet.
  9. 18:00 hrs: Finish Rappelling, & start moving to overnight camping site.
  10. 19:00 hrs: Freshen up, then its dinner time.
  11. 20:30 hrs: Play some games, around the camp-fire (subject to availability). Sleep after that.


1st December: [Sunday]

  1. 05:00 hrs: Good morning. Get freshen up.
  2. 06:00 hrs: Breakfast.
  3. 07:00 hrs: Start Rappelling down the last three patches of combined height of 500 feet.
  4. 13:00 hrs: Reach at the base of mountain, & start a short trek to Thidabi Village.
  5. 15:00 hrs: Lunch at Thidabi. Return the rappelling kits here.
  6. 16:00 hrs: Start back to Pune, in booked vehicle.
  7. 21:00 hrs: Reach Pune. Have dinner here.
  8. 22:00 hrs: Board the bus back to Hyderabad.


2nd December: [Monday]

  1. 08:00 hrs: Reach Hyderabad.



    Things to carry:

1. Rucksack/ backpack.

2. Sleeping bag.

3. Shoes with good grip.

4. A few plastic covers to keep items dry.

5. Slippers/ floaters for using in night.

6. Torch.

7. Water Bottle min (2 lt)

8. Toilet kit

9. Camera/Binocular- OPTIONAL

10. First – Aid kit, any specific medicines you need.

11. Traveller’s/Swiss knife ..If you have one.

12. Carry Identification card.



  1. Pl. do not expect luxury during the Trip.
  2. No alcohol or loud music. Also we prefer non-smokers.
  3. Strictly no plastics to be thrown.
  4. This Trip is open for Infosys and Non-Infoscions as well.
  5. Last date for nomination is 30th October by 4:00 PM (Strictly).  Amount should be transferred to the account number [will be sent once nominations are frozen]
  6. The cost mentioned below included all expenses, except the emergencies. However, for folks coming from other locations (except Hyderabad), transportation cost will be additional, & will be arranged only when asked.
  7. In case of any doubts/queries, please reach out to me @ 9052529918.



Difficulty: Easy - Medium

Approximate cost of the Trip : Rs 4,800.00/-  (For Hyd Folks) / Rs. 3600/- (For folks, who will join us from Pune onwards)

Min no of folks: 20           Max no of folks: 30


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Please note:

·          HydVentura is an unofficial Adventure club initiated by a few likeminded folks from the Infosys- Hyderabad DC . Infosys is in no way related to the activities being organized by the club .


·          You are requested to register yourself in HydVentura website http://www.hydventura.com/ if you have not done yet.


·          Your friends or team mates in Infosys who wish to join the group can send an email to me to get added in the distribution list (DL). Non-Infoscions can register themselves in the website mentioned above.


·          At any point of time if you want your name to be removed from the DL, kindly drop in a mail to me but not to the DL.


·          Avoid mailing to the DL unless it is inevitable. The DL is a good way to seek and pass information about places and gear, but it is not to be used for arguments. When mailing to the DL, keep it in Bcc to avoid ‘Reply to All’ chain mails.


·          Please update Infy wiki @ http://wiki/Travel with the places that you have been to or aware of, which will provide us more options to organize in coming months.




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