Dear all

We @ शिखर वेध has planned a one day trek 2 Peb aka Vikatgad fort on Sunday 21 June 2015  ... Hope 2 c u there to NJOY ...

Brief Introduction about Peb / Vikatgad: -
Height: 2100 ft
Grade:  simple
Time: ~ 2.5 hrs from Neral
Location: Peb is a fort located near Neral; between Panorama Point (Matheran) and Nakhind to be precise.

Fort Peb is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai-Pune road, at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. This is the most beautiful one-day trek. But there is a dense forest on the way to the fort Peb. The fort is also named as 'VikatGad'. Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage.
Itinerary Details: - 

Sunday 21 June 2015

Meeting point : Neral Railway Station
Train Timing - CST - Karjat Fast Local
CST - 06:10 am
Byculla - 06:18 am
Dadar - 06:24 am
Kurla - 06:31 am
Ghatkopar - 6:35 am
Thane - 6:50 am
Dombivali - 7:02 am
Kalyan - 7:10 am
Neral - 7:44 am

pls do keep 5 minutes buffer time due to recent changes in railway time table ... Pls do carry ur return tickets
Pune Participants can come by Sinhgad Express from Pune @ 6 am depart ... Get Down @ Karjat by 7:55 am ... catch connecting train to CST and get down @ second station i.e. Neral
(Note : Plz take direct ticket till Kalyan while leaving from Pune itself)
After alighting at Neral will have Breakfast @ Neral (~0.5 hrs)

08:30 Hrs: Move by Ricksha to Phanaswadi village
09:00 Hrs: @ village
Trek starts
11:45 Hrs: Atop Peb
Exploration, Lunch & Rest time till 14:00 Hrs
14:00 Hrs: Descend from other side to Vikatgad station - Dasturi Naka
17:00 Hrs: @ Matheran - Dasturi Naka ... catch taxi
18:00 Hrs: @ Neral stn
Return Journey to Mumbai local ...
We will be back in Mumbai around 21:00 Hrs (Thts subjective) ...
The Estimated expenditure is about Rs. 500 / - per head
This includes
Auto fare from Neral to Fanaswadi village
Taxi fare from Matheran to Neral Station
Morning Breakfast + Tea AND
Evening Tea/coffee
Shikhar Vedh Charges
Some previous memories in form of snaps:

Things To Carry: -
Pls do carry Lunch for the day
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs a must)
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
A haversack to put all these things
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