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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

VRangers Trek to Vikatgad via Matheran on 6th May 2012.

Peb is a fort located near Neral; between Panorama Point (Matheran) and Nakhind to be precise. The fort is also named as ‘VikatGad’.
Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage. It is a beautiful one-day trek and the view of the entire Neral region from the top would be amazing.
Date :- 6th May 2012
Height: 2100 ft (approx)
Region: Neral-Matheran
Grade: Medium
Type: Hill Fort
Cost: Rs. 200/-
Max Participation:20 ppl.
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Trek Details:
We will travel from Neral to Matheran. We will start climbing Peb fort from Matheran. We will have Lunch once we reach on the fort. Please note that every participant needs to carry their own lunch. While descending, we will descend from Peb fort to Neral station.
The charges for the trek will be Rs 200/- per head which includes breakfast, travelling from Neral to Matheran and refreshment.

This location is known to be the place where lord Ganesha fell down from his mouse and the moon laughed at him. Lord Ganesha is very fond of Laddoo (Modaka - a sweet delicacy). Once upon a day of Ganesha Puja (Ganesh Chatruthi), Ganesha went from house to house and accepted the offerings of laddoo. He stuffed himself to the capacity and decided to take a ride on his mouse at night. Along the moonlit road they got to see a large snake and the troubled rat stumbled, with the consequence Ganpati fell down .He hit the ground hard and as a result his stomach burst open. All the laddoos came out but Ganesha again stuffed them into his stomach. He caught the snake and tied it round his belly.
Moon witnessed the whole event and laughed heartily. Lord Ganesha lost his temper and furiously looked about for something to throw at his tormentor. Getting nothing, he pulled out one of his tusks and hurled it at the moon. He cursed the moon that no one should look at the moon on the day of Ganesha Puja .
The place were lord ganesha fell is know and Vikateshgad also know and Peb (Viktesh is another name for lord Ganesha), the place were the snake's hood was seen is Nakhind and from where the moon laughed is Chanderi. All these are 3 mountains sharing a common valley and one can view Peb and Nakhind from Chanderi.
Payment Details:
For Confirmation of your registration please deposit Rs. 200/- (From the amount Rs 100 /- non Refundable ) in the following account number.
AC/NO.: 002001558334.
BRANCH: Hiranandani, Powai, Mumbai.
MICR Code - 400229004
IFSC Code: ICIC0000020
After transaction plz do sms to Sarita Mhatre on 98928 57368

Train Timings: Karjat Slow Local
(One needs to get in the second last compartment of this local with Neral Return ticket)
CST 5.13 am
Bhyculla 5.22 am
Dadar 5.32 am
Sion 5.39am
Kurla 5.43 am
Ghatkopar 5.50 am
Bhandup 6.00 am
Thane 6.10 am
Dombivali 6.31 am
Kalyan 6.41 am
Badlapur 7.02 am
Neral 7.22 am

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has
Hands free while trekking.
2. A bottle of water (3 Ltrs).
3. Lunch for Sunday (Compulsory).
4. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
5. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits (optional).
6. Torch with extra batteries (Compulsory).
7. Personal medicines & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution, mosquito’s cream.
8. A good trekking shoes, Cap,Sunglasses.

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