Dear Friends,

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)

Grade: Easy

District: Raigad

Region: Karjat

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) 
• Breakfast
• 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:

  • Travel from Neral to Matheran & Back
  •  Morning Breakfast and Tea 
  • All expertise and guide charges

    Note: Take your own return ticket till Neral

    If interested, please contact on the nos. below for registration -
    Parag - 9167966042
    Sashank – 9869509488

    List of things to be carried for the trek: 

    1. A haversack to put in all the things to be that one has ones hands free while trekking. Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
    2. A bottle of water(2.0 Ltrs at least)
    3. Lunch for the day
    4. Wind/Rain cheaters
    5. Camera and something to munch on (Optional)
    6. Plastic bags to wrap cellphones/clothes to keep them dry

    Few rules that we would like people follow:

  • Alcohol will strictly not be permitted on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek.
  • Smoking will only be permitted when we stop at the clearing and after consultation with the Leader. The person will have to move away from the group to smoke.
  • The leader's decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
  • Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
  • Please do not wear any jewelry or gold chains/rings.
  • Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, "When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories"


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