Valley of Shadow
Sandhan Valley To Karoli Ghat Trek Travelogue

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Ratangad

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/800 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.7

Ratangad रतनगड 

We start our trek at 10 am for Sandhan Valley along with Yashwant and his brother 

 

Ratangad

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -1.0

‘Reflection’ of tranquil mountains, Ratangad रतनगड & its Khuta (Pinnacle)

 

Bhandardara

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/250 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.7, Total Frames – 7

Kokan kada कोकण कडा near Sandhan Valley 

We left Samrad village and reach Kokan kada after half an hour trek

 

Sahyadri

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/100 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.7, Total Frames – 7

Breath taking scenes of Sahyadris, the high cliffs, deep valleys
Kokan kada कोकण कडा near Sandhan Valley 

 

Friends

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/60 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC 0, Total Frames – 5

F.R.I.E.N.D.S

After watching Kokan kada Michaela, Lene & other friends were very glad

 

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 Top view of Kokan kada @ Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली

Miniature version of Konkan kada कोकण कडा of Harishchandragad हरिश्चंद्रगड Fort

 

Western Ghats

 Kokan Kada of Sandhan Valley

 

Sahyadri

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/100 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100, EC -2.0

Designed by god crafted by nature

Top view of Sandhan Valley
Water carved narrow gorge between the two high walls of mountain range, 200 ft deep and about 1.5 long.
From this point you can get full top view of Sandhan valley.

 

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Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/40 sec, f/8, ISO 100, EC -2.0

At entrance of Sandhan valley

Around 11 am we reach entrance of Sandhan valley.

 

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Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 46 mm, 1/50 sec, f/8, ISO 100, EC -2.0

Valley of Shadow

 

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 Snake’s shed Skin

 

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 Rock patch near 1st water pool
After entry to the valley there is rock patch near 1st water pool which is not difficult to descend

 

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 1st water pool of Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली
          In November & December at 1st water pool, water level is 2-3 ft high. In January & February level of water pool is decrease by 1 ft. In mid-March to May water level is around 1 ft. so you can easily cross it.

          After crossing the rock patch there is 1st water pool which is not easy to cross. At the right hand side there is narrow route along the rock. By taking support of rock using both hands, we balance our body and walked on narrow route until we reached in the middle way. There is small wood stick lying. By taking support of that wood stick we cross 1st water pool by balancing our body on it.

 

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Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/50 sec, f/8, ISO 100, EC -2.0

Shooter

 

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Sahyadri

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/4 sec, f/8, ISO 400, EC -0.7

Narrow passage through the 2 walls of mountains 

 

Sandhan Valley

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/4 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.7, Total Frames – 2 vertical

‘Majestic Splendid of Sahyadri’ – Sandhan Valley सांधण व्हॅली
The valley is carved through rocks and cliffs stretching along more than 1.5km and around 200ft deep

 

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Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/125 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC 0

Silhouette

 

Western Ghats

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/3 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -0.33

‘Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal’

 

Maharashtra

 Big Rocks on the way….

 

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Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/13 sec, f/9, ISO 100, EC -2.0

2nd water pool of Sandhan Valley

 

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 At 2nd water pool

At 2nd water pool water level is 4-6 ft high. We reach 2nd water pool after crossing big rocks. Water level up to 6ft. Yashwant and his brother carried our trekking sacks on their head and crossed to the another side

  
Western Ghats

 Thrilling experience of crossing 4 ft. deep & freezing cold at 2nd water pool of Sandhan Valley

 

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 At 2nd water pool of 4-6 ft high

We take half an hour to cross 2nd water pool and we continue to our journey 

 

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 Sanjay Nalawade & Capt. Ankush Pawar enjoying the thrill 

 

Bhandardara

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/320 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC -1.33

Shaft of light

 

57 Sahyadri

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/30 sec, f/8, ISO 100, EC -1.0

Moving ahead, 500ft. height on both sides

 

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Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/80 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC -0.33

We come & go…..

 

Bhandardara

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/40 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC -0.7

Rays

 

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 Michaela, Capt. Ankush Pawar, Amarja, Sanjay Nalawade (At 1st row from Right to left)
Lene & Sumant (At last row from Right to left)

 

Sandhan Valley

Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 18-55, at 18 mm, 1/80 sec, f/8, ISO 200, EC -0.7

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