Height: 2100 ft
Time: ~ 2 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. The fort derives it name from the Goddess ‘Pebi’; The fort is also named as ‘VikatGad’ for its supposed shape of the Elephant Headed God, ‘Ganesh’. Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage. The fort is famous for its caves which are maintained by disciples of Swammi Samartha and the meditation chambers carved out from the rock inside the mountain.
Itinerary Details: – SUNDAY 6 March 2011
Meeting point : Neral Railway Station
The Karjat local train timings are given as below: – Its a slow local
pls do keep 5 minutes buffer time due to recent changes in railway time table … Pls do carry ur return tickets
After alighting at Neral will have Breakfast @ Neral (~0.5 hrs)08:30 Hrs: Move 2 NM-134 Vikatgad starting point by Taxi 09:00 Hrs: @ NM-134 Vikatgad starting point Trek starts – A simple walk along the Mini Train Track 10:00 Hrs: @ Vikatgad station Visit 2 Kadyvarcha Ganpati Point
11:00 Hrs: Atop Peb fort Exploration, Lunch & Rest Lunch @ Cave ..
14:00 Hrs: Descend starts 15:00 Hrs: @ Vikatgad station 16:00 Hrs: @ NM-134 Vikatgad starting point 17:00 Hrs: Move 2 Neral station by Taxi
17:30 Hrs: Evening snacks @ Neral .
Return Journey to Mumbai by 18:37 hrs OR 18:53 hrs Fast local … We will be back in Mumbai around 21:00 Hrs (Thts subjective) … The Estimated expenditure is about Rs. 250 / -
This includes Taxi fare from Neral to NM 134 – Vikatgad Point & Back 2 Neral ; Morning & Evening Breakfast + Tea Some previous memories in form of snaps: http://picasaweb.google.com/shraddhashenvi/TrekToPebFortNearMatheran# NOTE: Interested Pune participant can catch 11010 Sinhgad Express from Pune @ 06:00 hrs reach @ Karjat 08:00 Hrs … from There 08:20 Hrs CST Local that will drop u Neral @ 08:35 Hrs … Pls get in touch with the leader if u r joining the trek …
Things To Carry: -
Pls do carry Lunch for the day ( a must)
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)
Mumbai Hikers: http://mumbaihikers.net/shikharvedh/Coming Soon http://shikharvedh.org/ For any Clarification and further information call on Shradha Shenvi (Leader) : 09820822725 Supriya Choudhari (Leader) : 09881843813
If any of these don’t pick up the call, leave sms with your name and confirmation. Let’s enjoy!!