trek to PEB fort(vikatgad) on 17th august 08
its very chilling day out here so we have decided to arrange oneday trek to PEB fort
which is nr to neral on 17th august (sunday) 2008(17/08/08)
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2100 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Base Village: Neral
Peb: Located in the same mountain range as Matheran, Peb fort is a enjoyable trek for a days 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.
he fort also has a temple dedicated to Swammi 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 (Bhai Kotwal buruj ) facing the Panorama point of Matheran, the view from here is just too beautiful to
the timings for the local are
the timing are as follows:
CST 5.41 am
Dadar 5.58 am
Kurla 6.09 am
Ghatkopar 6.15 am
Bhandup 6.25 am
Mulund 6.31 am
Thane 6.35 am
Dombivali 6.57 am
Kalyan 7.07 am
Ambernath 7.19 am
this is a slow local... for the newcomers: one needs to get in in the second last compartment of this local(2nd from cst side, adjacent to the first ladies...)
plz everyone get down at neral
plz wear proper trekking shoes coz there would be slippery
trek charges are Rs.90/- which includes
morning tea n breakfast +
evening tea,refreshment +
registrations r on
interested people can call me
Mangesh Halbe- 9766131763
Pranjal Wagh - 9819586940
Note: leaders r not at all responsible for any accident
To be carried:
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking. Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
2. A bottle of water(2.0 Ltrs)
3. Lunch for the day.
4. Avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
please d carry sum papers n don't carry those umbrellas