1.ABOUT PEB FORT:
Peb is very close to famous hill station - Matheran. Located in the same mountain range as Matheran, 4 Km on west side of Neral on Mumbai - Pune highway, Peb fort is a enjoyable trek for a day’s outing.
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 Swami Samartha and the meditation chambers carved out from the rock inside the mountain. To get inside the meditation chamber, one has to crawl through a narrow passage in the rock and then climb down into the meditation chamber.
It is assumed that this fort derived its name Peb from the ‘Goddess Pebi’ at the base of the fort. Historical references clearly indicate that ShivajiMaharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage.
3. Major Attractions
a. Matheran Hill Station
Matheran is a Hill Station in the Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a hill station in Karjat Tahsil and is also the smallest hill station in India. It is located on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 800 m (2,625 feet) above sea level. It is located around 90 km from Mumbai, and 120 km from Pune. Matheran's proximity to many metropolitan cities makes it a popular weekend getaway for urban residents.
‘Nakhind’ has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called 'Nedhe' or 'Nosehole; formed by natural erosion. Why is it called as Nakhind? Cause the hill has seems itself like a Human Nose. Nakhind is noted for its gentle slope and dense forest route. From one side of Nakhind we can see Chanderi Pinnacle.This gentle hill is excellent for relaxed, easy walks and nature lovers. It’s a good trek in the monsoon or in the winter.
Chanderi is an ancient army fort situated near Vangani (Kalyan).
There are not much remnants on the top except few water tanks and shatters stones
The view from the top is really alluring; one can observe Karnala, Prabalgad, Irshalgad, Manikgad, Peb, Matheran, Nakhind, Navra navri, Tavli etc from the top.
There is no significant history attached to this fort. Near the caves on the fort are visible some remnants of fortification. This is the only sign to designate Chanderi as a fort. In May 1656, Shivaji Maharaj conquered all territory up to Kalyan-Bhiwandi-Rairi. This was when this fort came under the rule of the Marathas.
Lack of development, low water storage areas, absence of significant constructions, limited facilities for people to stay and extremely difficult approach road seem to suggest that rather than a fort, this was possibly a military base.
Prabalgad is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai-Pune road. One can see it from express highway a V-Shaped one. It was known as Muranjan until it was taken over and renamed by the Maratha forces under Shivaji's rule. There is a dense forest on the way till the top of fort Prabal. Historical references indicate that Freedom fighter Umaji Naik made a stay here in 1826.The fort top commands an excellent view of the surroundings with Kalavantin in the front. Matheran, Chanderi, Irshal Karnala, Manikgad, etc can be easily identified.
5. About event:
• Scheduled Date- 5th July 2015
• District: Raigad
• Range: Karjat
• Height: 2100 feet
• Grade: Medium
• Duration: 1 day
6. Event Itinerary:
1. Reach Neral by 8 am.
2. Basic Introduction & Breakfast by 8:30 am.
3. Walk towards mo
3. Start walking towards Mohachi wadi around 3-4 km from station and reach Fanaswadi the base village by 9:30am
4. Start ascend and reach the top by 12:30
5. Explore the fort and have lunch till 2:30
6. Proceed towards Dasturi naka and reach there by 4:00
7. Travel to Neral station by Private vehicle.
8. we will be reaching Mumbai around 7-8pm.
People travelling from Mumbai to Neral can catch 6:10am Karajat train from
CST or Dadar 6:24 am(2nd general boggy from CST) and accordingly which reaches Neral station by 7:45 am. People travelling by other modes of transport make sure to reach Neral station by 8:00am max
7. Things to carry:
A water bottle (Atleast 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes,
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
In rainy season pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.
Note: Smoking and drinking are strictly prohibited during Trek.
8. Payment details:
Cost of the Event would be 300 INR per head.
One needs to deposit the full amount as advance into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
HDFC BANK SAVINGS ACCOUNT No-05011140109695
IFSC Code- HDFC0000501
Branch- MISTRY BHAVAN EXTN CTR, MUMBAI
Once payment is done , please send an email to email@example.com with Transaction ID , Participant Name , Email ID , Cell Number or else SMS(NO What’s app) above details to any of the mobile numbers mentioning PEB TREK in block 9028278502/9594299141
a. What’s Included in Fees
- Morning breakfast and evening snacks
- First aid medical kits
-Trek expertise and basic safety equipment as and when needed.
b. Whats NOT included in Fees
-Travel from Mumbai to Neral and back.
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Anything not specifically mentioned under “What’s Included in Fees” is excluded.
9.Contact Details :
For any further inquiries reach out to us on
Sameer Bhosle 9028278502
Aniket Deshmukh 9594299141
If call is not picked up drop us a text message mentioning Peb Inquiry as the line and query. We will get back to you once we are free.