About fort Peb is very close to famous hill station - Matheran. Located in the same mountain range as Matheran, 4 Km on west side of Neral on Mumbai - Pune highway, Peb fort is a enjoyable trek for a days outing. The fort derives it name from the Goddess 'Pebi'; Peb is also called '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. 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. To get inside the meditation chamber, one has to crawl through a narrow passage in the rock and then climb down into the meditation chamber.
HISTORY It is assumed that this fort derived its name Peb from the Goddess Pebi at the base of the fort. Historical references clearly indicate that ShivajiMaharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage.
About event Date- 7th July 2018 District: Raigad Range: Karjat Height: 2100 feet Grade: Medium Duration: 1 day
Event Itinerary 1. Reach Neral by 8 am. 2. Basic Introduction & Breakfast by 8:30 am. 3. Start walking towards fanaswadi around 3-4 km from station and reach Fanaswadi the base village by 9:30am 4. Start ascend and reach the top by 12:30 5. Explore the fort and have lunch till 2:30 6. Proceed towards Dasturi naka and reach there by 4:00 7. Travel to Neral station by Private vehicle. 8. we will be reaching Mumbai around 7-8pm.
Note People travelling from Mumbai can catch 6:10am karjat (fast) from CSMT CSMT. 6:10am Dadar :6:24am Ghatkopar :6:35am Thane : 6:49am
Things to carry Packed Lunch. Identity proof. A water bottle (Atleast 2 Ltrs), Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc. Medicine those if u require usually (Optional) Good trekking shoes, A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. Windcheaters. Avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments. In rainy season pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Note: Smoking and drinking are strictly prohibited during Trek.
Whats Included in Fees - Morning breakfast and evening snacks - First aid medical kits -Trek expertise and basic safety equipment as and when needed.
Whats NOT included in Fees -Travel from Mumbai to Neral and back. - Any kind of personal expenses. -Insurance -Afternoon Lunch - Anything not specifically mentioned under Whats Included in Fees is excluded