Across the mountains, above the valleys, the trek to Peb fort is a picturesque trudge with an assortment of views. An old railway track lining the path, a valley of greenery, a humongous idol of ‘Ganesha’ and thrilling hurdles.
Located in Matheran’s mountain range, Peb Fort is an enjoyable trek for a day’s outing. The fort derives its name from the Goddess ‘Pebi’, and is better known as ‘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, which becomes all the more thrilling during the monsoons. 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.
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.
8:45 am: Assemble at Neral Station
9:00 am: Cab to Matheran
9:30 am: Start trek
11:30 am: Reach the top most point after a thrilling valley crossing and Rock Patch Climb. Explore the surrounding areas and take a breather.
12:30 pm: Trace our steps back to nearest road and head back to Matheran
2:30 pm: Hop back on to the cabs and drive down to Neral Station
3:00 pm: A cup of hot tea and snacks to rejuvenate our bodies. Bid adieu to new found friends, take the local train back home.
What you get
Transportation from Matheran – Neral – Matheran in local cabs
Tea and Evening Refreshments
Trek Lead and Expertise Charges
When: Sunday, 26th June 2016, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Cost: Rs. 599
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