Mumbai Trek list


MEGAN and ANDRE SAVARD offer a bohemian break in the wilds of Panchgani where tourists are required to rough it out and get close to nature,

Eco Camp
Hillside Farm, Panchgani 412 805.
Tel: 02168-41164.
Bombay Tel: 22835927/22021409.

Eco Camp
Tel : +91-2168-41164
E mail :
Andre Savard
Tel : +91 - 2168 - 41164

Kind(s) of flights : mountain flight (walk up & fly down) - soaring - thermals - XC : mountain
Orientation(s) : E - Flyable : NE - SE
GPS coordinates : take off : 17°56'36" (17.9435)N; 73°49'53" (73.8316)E - Elevation : 1100 m.
Take off : Harison's Folley. Motorable access. Nearly 1000 ft heigh. Lots of flat ground for top landing even for student pilots. Flyable with westerly winds.Great
Landing : Bottom of hill, Fields cultivated & uncultivated 10 min walkable to a village called 'Pasarni'where public transport & Sharable taxi is available for returning to take off point.
Going there : Nearest City Pune.(1&1/2 hour drive)
international airports - Mumbai (4 hrs drive)
Comments : Harrison'folly the take of point is accessable by road & is 2 minutes drive from the small hill-station town called PANCHGANI near Mahabaleshwar - Maharashtra - India.
Pilot friendly! Dynamic lift + thermals. Air time builder for novice pilots.Great flying weather. Season lasts from Nov to Febn

At Mahabaleshwar, there’s plenty of places to eat and stay, but I recommend heading on through to quieter Panchgani. (18km). We stayed one night at a pretty spartan private guest house, just out of town, run by Mayflower Restaurant (Rs 400 per double room Ph: 02168-242040/70, email: ), and moved the second night to Eco-Camp, which has tents with mattresses, fans and lights (Rs 150 per person, ph: 02168-241164, 022-22021409, email: Both places have fantastic views, though at the guesthouse you have to walk down the lane to see anything. There is plenty of other accommodation, though we didn’t have the time to check them out individually. Prices range from a few hundred for a room with a bed and shared loos to a couple of thousand rupees a day that gets you health club, disco, kiddie play area and suchlike thrown in.