Nov 192012
 
To 
All Photography lovers,
 
After our last meeting on Saturday, 3rd November when we went through some basics of Photography and which was well received by the attendees (some of them joining for the first time), we propose to go on our next outing as follows:
 
Date: Sunday, 25th November 2012
 
Venue: Purandar Fort (about 50km from Deccan Gym or 1 hr 15 mins drive)
 
Road to take: via Saswad or Bangalore highway
 
Time and place for meeting: 6am Opposite Deccan Gymkhana bus stop
 
Since it is going to be half a day outing, we would have lunch together at a convenient place on our way back.
 
Please let us know your plan to join the group at the earliest or by end of the day of Wednesday so that appropriate transport can be arranged. 
 
A brief information on the fort:
 

Purandar is about 40kms south-east of Pune and some 10kms south-west of Sasawad.  Preched on a gigantic mountain mass, its height above sea-level is 1398 metres and about 700 metres above the plain at its foot.  It really comprises two fortresses: Purandar, the stronger and more important of the two, and Vajragarh, small sister for t situated on a ridge running out east of it.  Purandar has two parts: the upper or Balekilla with precipitous sides all around and the lower part or machi about 300 metres above the plain. On the north side of the lower part there is a broad terrace comprising the cantonment area of the fortifications.  There are many monuments, old and new, on the terrace.  Towards the east of the terrace, beyond a narrow ridge, lies the fort of Vajragarh, also called Rudramal.

 
 
 
 
 File:Purandar Fort entrance 2.jpg    
 
We are in the process of finalizing the venues for the next 8-10 outings which may be from half a day outing to one full day and overnight outing also. Your suggestions would be welcome.
 
Vivek Shesh
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