Type : Hill Fort
Height : 2100 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade : Medium
District : Raigad
Region : Karjat
Base Village : Neral
Some details about Peb Fort :Located in the same mountain range as Matheran, 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. The chamber is very well maintained with tiles on the floor for ppl to sit and meditate.
The fort also has a temple dedicated to Swami Samartha on the top and has the footwear or 'Padukas' worn by the great saint kept on the top. The view of the entire Neral and Karjat region from the top is worth the climb. Another attraction of the trek is the only standing Bastion or Buruj facing the Panorama point of Matheran, the view from here is just too beautiful to describe.
The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Meeting Point For Mumbai People : 6am at Dadar Central Station (Platform 4)
We will be starting with the CST - Karjat Fast Local (Time table given below)
People may board the same Karjat train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second boggy from CST side)
CST - Karjat Fast Local
CST - 06:16 am
Byculla - 06:23 am
Dadar - 06:30 am
Kurla - 06:37 am
Ghatkopar - 6:41 am
Thane - 6:56 am
Dombivali - 7:08 am
Kalyan - 7:16 am
Neral - 7:54am
Meeting point For Pune people : Neral Station at 8.00 am at west side ticket counter.
Breakfast at Neral
Start trek at around 9:00 am.
Reach Vikatgad Fort by 12:30 pm
Have Lunch @ Vikatgad Fort.
Leave for Matheran by 2pm
Reach Matheran by 5pm and proceed towards Dasturi Naka.
Take Taxi Till Neral Station
Reach Neral Station by 6pm.
Evening Refreshment @ Neral.
Catch the train from Neral.
Reach Dadar by 9.30pm - 10pm
Members are requested to take return ticket till Neral by their own.
Board the second last compartment which is the second one from CST side.Everybody will board the same local and we meet in the train itself
The cost of the trek will be Rs. 450/- per head
Transportation from Matheran to Neral
Breakfast and Evening refreshments.
Registrations are only through phone calls
To Register Call
Jaal : 7666 611 666
Sai : 8082 399 595
Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (must)
Lunch For Sunday (V-IMP )
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs) Compulsory
TORCH with extra batteries Cap, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of flotters.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.
No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol
Be a group - its not a race
NO littering please...we are educated :)
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.