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.
Sunday, 20th August, 2017.
Valley/Dense Jungle Trek.
Pimpri (Tamhini Ghat).
2,100 feet Approx (Start point).
13 KM (Roughly 6-7 hours to complete)
INR 1400/- per person.
DAY 1 – Saturday, 19th August, 2017.
23:30 hrs: Meet and Greet at the Sanjay gandhi National Park
Borivali East on the Western Express Highway,
DAY 2 – Sunday, 20th August, 2017
00:30 hrs: Pickup from Oberoi Mall Goregaon East,
00:40 hrs: Pickup from Bisleri Junction, Andheri East,
02:00 hrs: Pickup from opposite Vashi Railway Station on Sion Panvel Highway
02:30 hrs: Pickup from Mc Donalds at Kalamboli on Mumbai Pune Expressway
Via Khopoli – Pali Road —
06:00 hrs: Reach Base Village Pimpri, wake up.
Time For Freshen up – Breakfast and Introduction
08:00 hrs: Start trek from Pimpri Village towards Bhira Dam (13 Kms)
Trek time approximately 6-8 hours
Lunch Enroute – In the village
16:00 hrs: Reach base village Bhira freshen up have tea snacks etc.
17:00 hrs: Proceed towards Mumbai
21:00 hrs: Reach Mumbai (Dropping points will be same as pick up points)
Cost: 1400/- per person.
Borivali – Andheri – SCLR – Vashi – Kalamboli – Khopoli – Pali – Pimpri dam
Travelling from Borivali to Borivali by Private NON AC BUS
Breakfast – Lunch – Evening Refreshments
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