Andhar means Darkness and Ban stands for dense jungle, so the word Andharban literally means The Dense Dark Forest.
The intimidating factor of this 13 km long trek has to be the hardcore jungle cover over your head.
A major portion of this trek route involves walking through this denseness.
The start point of this trek i.e. Pimpri dam begins in bright daylight which keeps on fluctuating as we keep entering the dense part of the forest and out, this only adds up to the magic that this place has to offer.
With the onset of monsoons, this trail becomes a denser and greener, with waterfalls all along. Best suited during monsoons and winters, this trek can also be done in summer
The trek concludes at yet another dam called the Bhira dam which is also the source of the Kundalika river which is famous for its White Water Rafting. 30% of the trek is all descend and remaining is normal walking.
While on the route we can see the beauty of places like Ghangad, Tailbaila, Sarasgad, Plus valley, Tamhini ghat, Kundalika valley.
3rd July, 2016.
Valley/Dense Jungle Trek.
Pimpri (Tamhini Ghat).
2,100 feet Approx (Start point).
13 KM (Roughly 6-7 hours to complete)
INR 1250 per person.
** If more people join from suburbs, Pick will be from Borivali @05:00 am
05:50 am – Pritam Hotel Dadar.
The pickup points will be as follows:
06:15 am – Yogi Hotel , Diamond Garden , Chembur.
07:00 am – Vashi below Main Birdge.
07:30 am – McDonald, Kalamboli, Panvel.
08:00 am – Breakfast at Lonavala.
10:00 am – Reach Pimpri dam ie the start point of our trek.
10:30 am – Commencement of the trek after briefing and a short introduction.
01:30 pm – Lunch at Hirdi village.
02:15 pm – Continuing with the trek.
05:00 pm – Reach Bhira dam ie the End point of our trek.
10:00 pm – Mumbai tentatively.
Cost: 1250rs per person.
Dadar – Vashi _ Kalamboli- Lonavla –Pimpri dam
Return Journey Via Khopli:
Bhira Dam- Pali – Khopoli – Kalamboli – Vashi – dadar
Pune people can join us at lonavala (Kumar resort).
And return journey drop at khopoli satation.
Travelling from Dadar to Dadar by Private NON AC BUS.
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