Event Tag: Trikon #62
Event Name: Matheran via Sunset Point
Event Date: Saturday, 2nd July 2016
Event Cost: Rs. 550/- per pax
Total Seats: 30
Base Village: Dodhani
Altitude: 2,200 feet above sea level
Approximate Duration: 2.5 hrs of Ascend
Matheran is a hill station and a municipal council 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. Matheran, which means "forest on the forehead" (of the mountains) is an eco-sensitive region, declared by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India. It is Asia's only automobile-free hill station.
Dodhani Point is also known as Sunset point from where one can bid adieu to the setting sun. Climb and hike through easy grass patches and rocky edges to reach Dodhani Point so as to witness a memorable sunset. Sit calmly and share some stories with friends for making the moment even more memorable.
This place is at approx 2200 feet elevation above Mean Sea Level. It's a 3.5 km walk to Matheran "Bazaar Peth " from here. There is a route up to here from DODHANI or VAGHACHI WADI village which takes anywhere from 2-3 hours, and is very safe. It can be done even in the monsoons. This point is also called "PORCUPINE POINT"
Enroute in the monsoons is a beautiful waterfall
Sun sets in between 'Map of India' shaped gap between Prabalgad & Kondi Durg, on the West side of Matheran
Visit the smallest hill station in India
07.30 am - Meet the Travel Trikon Team at Panvel Station (Next to ticket window)
07.45 am - Proceed towards ST Bus Depot
08.00 am - Leave for Dodhani
09.00 am - Reach Dodhani (Base Village) and have breakfast
09.30 am - Start trekking
12.30 pm - Reach the top
01.00 pm - Have lunch & explore Matheran
03.30 pm - Move towards Dasturi Naka from Matheran Station
05.00 pm - Reach Neral & have evening snacks
05.30 pm - Start return journey
CST 6.00 am
Vadala Road 6.18 am
Kurla 6.29 am
Vashi 6.48 am
Nerul 6.57 am
Panvel 7.18 am
Thane 6.19 am
Koparkhairane 6.36 am
Nerul 6.48 am
Panvel 7.10 am
Travel from Panvel to Dodhani
Food: Breakfast & Evening Snacks
Taxi charges from Dasturi Naka to Neral
Matheran Entry fee
Trikon Trekking Expertise Charges
Train Ticket till Panvel & from Neral
Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
Things to Carry
2 ltrs water
Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
Snacks & Biscuits
Lunch for the trek
Extra Pair of Clothes
Clean napkin or small towel
Rain coat/ Poncho/ Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
Please carry medicines if you need any
Monsoon Safety Measures
Put clothes, money, camera, phone etc in polythenes while packing
Wear shoes with good grips
Use repellents to keep bugs away
Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand etc.
Do not stray away from your group during the trek
Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts
IMPORTANT: Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Travel Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
Fitness & Health – Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.
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For registration & details, please drop us an email with your name and phone number at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write the subject of the mail as ‘Trikon #62 Matheran Via Sunset Point’
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