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One of the best places to trek in India - Matheran
Matheran is a small hill station in Raigad district of Maharashtra. Located on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 800 m (2,625 feet) above sea level. It is located around 90 km from Mumbai, and 120 km from Pune. It is one of the most ecologically sensitive hill stations in the country and no form of motoroised transport is allowed. The name Matheran means either "forest on top" or "mother forest".
18° 55' N, 73° 15' E
At an elevation of about 800m (2,625 ft) above Mean Sea Level.
Matheran has cool and moderate climate. During monsoon rainfall is heavy and it provides a different charm. The climate after the rains is very pleasant.
About our trek
We will stay in Hotel Girivihar (link attached). Only vegetarian food (maybe typical Gujarati food) will be arranged by the Hotel. http://giriviharhotel...
Difficulty Level: Difficult Grade (approx 45-50 kms in 3 days) Easy Grade (15-20 kms on Day 2). This will be decided once the group is finalized.
Age limit : 18 and above. Should be physically fit to trek for longer hours in rain.
Oct 24th 2013 (Thursday)
Leave by Train No 17032 Mumbai Express which will depart from Nampally / Begumpet station at 8.40 pm
Oct 25th2013 (Friday)
11 am: Reach Karjat
11:30 am: Local transport to Ambewadi village
12 noon: proceed to Matheran enroute Lunch.
6:30 pm: Reach Matheran and check into Girivihar hotel
8 pm: Dinner, Chat up and Sleep
4:30 am: Wake Up Call
5 am: Start Trek to Sunrise point (7 km uphill & 7 km downhill)
9 am: Get back to Girivihar, freshen up and have breakfast
10 am: Trek to Alexander Point, Chowk Point, Charlotte Lake. (Total trek 7-8 kms)
2 pm Back to Girivihar, Lunch and get some rest
4 pm: Trek to Echo Point then to Market, Shopping etc (Your will get the best of jams, fudges, chikkis in the market)
8 pm: Reach Girivihar, Dinner, Camp fire
10 pm: Sleep
Oct 27th (Sunday)
5 am: Wake Up Call
6 am: Break fast
7 am: Trek to Garbut Point
12:30 pm: Reach Bhivpuri station and catch local train to Karjat
1:30 pm Reach Karjat
4pm: konark express (11019) to Hyderabad
4:00 am / 5:00 - 5.30 am: Reach Lingampally / Begumpet / Nampally Station.
Contact: Puneet - 9966422295 email@example.com