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WSR Invite you all for a One Day Trek to Peb (Vikatgad) Fort on Saturday

09th July 2016.

 

Trek Details:

Type: Hill Fort

Height: 2100 Feet above MSL (Approx)

Grade: Medium

District: Raigad

Region: Karjat

Base Village: Neral

Cost: 450/- Per Person

Trek Lead: Deepak / Radhika

 

Some details about Peb Fort:

Located in the same mountain range as Matheran, Peb fort is an enjoyable trek for a day’s outing.

The fort derives its 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:

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)

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 -07:44 am

Meeting point for Pune people: Neral Station at 8.00 am on 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

 

Includes:

Transportation from Matheran to Neral

Breakfast and Evening refreshments.

WSR Expertise Charges

 

Excludes:

Any kind of Insurance

Anything which is not mentioned in Includes.

 

Things to be carried: 

Identity proof (Must)

A bottle of water (atleast 3 Liters) must

1 torch (a must) with spare batteries (a must)

Rain cheater

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.

Bunch of Papers, Camera, Cap etc.

Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)

A good trekking shoes, extra pair of floaters.

A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking.

Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments. 

 

Registration accepted only through 100% Advance payment of Rs. 450/- (Non-refundable)

 

Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.

 

Payment Details: 

One needs to pay advance at the time of booking.

The amount is to be deposited in the following account.

HDFC Account No: 00021140008004

Name: Deepak P Jat.

IFS code: HDFC0000002

Type: Saving

Branch: Khar West, Mumbai

 

Once payment is done, please send an email to wanderingsoulriders@gmail.com with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell Number

 

PLEASE READ "Terms & Conditions" BEFORE JOINING THE EVENTS

 

For Registrations, call us on

Deepak - 09819085757

Radhika - 09022045932

if not reachable do sms or watsapp.

email id - wanderingsoulriders@gmail.com

website - www.wanderingsoulriders.jimdo.com

 

Medical Disclaimer: 

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. 

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