|VIkatgad Peb Fort Matheran|
Approximately vikatgad citadel trek :
fort peb, additionally known as vikatgad is located at a distance of 3-4 km on the west facet of neral. That is one of the maximum stunning one-day treks close to Mumbai, particularly in monsoon. The chamber is very properly maintained with tiles on the ground for human beings to take a seat and meditate. To keep away from the crowd at hill stations like Matheran, nature fanatics need to go to this fortress. The fort derives it call from the goddess ‘pebi’; the citadel is likewise named as ‘vikatgad’ for its intended shape of the elephant-headed god, ‘Ganesh’. Historic references surely indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves at the fort as silos for grain storage. The citadel additionally has a temple devoted to swami Samarth on the top and has the footwear or padukas worn through the brilliant saint saved at the pinnacle. The citadel is famous for its caves that are maintained through disciples of swami samartha and the meditation chambers carved out from the rock in the mountain. To get inside the meditation chamber, one has to move slowly through a slim passage and then climb down into the meditation chamber. The view of the entire neral and karjat region from the top is well worth the climb. Any other attraction of the trek is the simplest standing bastion or buruj going through the landscape point of Matheran, the view from here is breathtaking. The downhill trek takes 1 hour to reach the Matheran railway song. From here one has to stroll forty-five mins to attain the Matheran main street along the track. The vikatgad fortress is situated next to matheran mountain. The peb fortress trek begins from neral (3. 5 km) and it takes approximately 2 hours to reach the castle. The course passes via water streams, rocks, grassy meadows, forests and a ladder at the cease. The trek level is slight to tough. Visitors can climb down the peb fort through the Matheran route. This route is also quite famous and easy.
Summer 18c To 35c
Winter 10c To 15c
HOW TO REACH
Matheran is one of the few places in India that is a no-car zone; so to reach any place in the city tourists will have to walk, or you can have horses also for sight-seeing.
THINGS TO DO & SEE IN AND AROUND
Besides, tourists can visit Lion's head, a prominent attraction of Mahabaleshwar that often remain thronged by the visitors.
|Best Time To Visit||Anytime|
|Facilities||Food Stalls, Accommodation, Washroom|
|Recommended Hours||Min 2 hours|
|Traveler Types||Group, Solo, Couple, Family|
|Allowed||Camera, Video, Footwear|
|Timing||5 AM To 6 PM|
|Nearest Railway Station||Toy Train Matheran|
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Raigad District Matheran, Maharashtra, 410206, India