Nisarga Bhraman is glad to announce the one day trek to the fort Peb (Vikatgad) in Matheran region on Sunday, 5th July 2015. Join us for this enjoyable yet adventurous hike.
About the place -
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2100 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Base Village: Neral
The fort of Peb, located conveniently close to Matheran is a wonderful weekend getaway for most Mumbaikars and Punekars; interested in trekking. The hike to the fort is of medium grade and takes around 2.5 hours if climbed from Neral or 1.5 hrs from Matheran, which allows one the experience of walking on the tracks of the Neral - Matheran Mini Train. The fort is impressive and the view from the top is mind blowing.
The fort derives it name from the Goddess 'Pebi'; Peb is also called 'Vikatgad' for its supposed shape of the Elephant Headed God, 'Ganesh'. The trek to the top involves surmounting a small rock patch and a ladder. The fort is famous for its caves which are maintained by disciples of Swammi Samartha and the meditation chambers carved out from the rock inside the mountain.
Rendezvous: 06.15hrs (Sharp) on Sunday, 5th July 2015 at Dadar Station (Central) P.F no.4 twds the Extreme Thane (North) end with your own Return Ticket till Karjat. The train is a Karjat Fast leaving Dadar at 6:30 hrs, halting at Kurla, Ghatkopar, Thane, Dombivali, Kalyan, and all stations there after.
The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Sunday, 5th July 2015 -
• Meet at 06.15hrs Sharp @Dadar
• Train journey to Neral (~1.5hrs)
• Travel to Dasturi Naka, Mathran by Jeep (~0.5hrs)
• Round of Introductions and Briefing on Rules and Regulations(~0.25hrs)
• Trek to the fort (~1.5 Hours)
• Have Lunch and explore the fort (~ 2.5 Hours)
• Start of the descend back to Matheran by 3:00 PM
• We should be back at Neral about 5:30 PM
The cost of this event would be Rs.400/- only.
The above cost includes:
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