Overview

Peb is a fort located near Neral; between Panorama Point (Matheran) and Nakhind to be precise. The fort is also named as ‘VikatGad’.Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage. It is a beautiful one-day trek and the view of the entire Neral region from the top would be amazing.

Short Info:
Trek Name: Peb Fort.
Fort Height: 2100 ft.
Type: Hill forts.
Grade: Medium
Region: Neral-Matheran


Mythology:

This location is known to be the place where lord Ganesha fell down from his mouse and the moon laughed at him. Lord Ganesha is very fond of Laddoo (Modaka - a sweet delicacy). Once upon a day of Ganesha Puja (Ganesh Chatruthi), Ganesha went from house to house and accepted the offerings of laddoo. He stuffed himself to the capacity and decided to take a ride on his mouse at night. Along the moonlit road they got to see a large snake and the troubled rat stumbled, with the consequence Ganpati fell down .He hit the ground hard and as a result his stomach burst open. All the laddoos came out but Ganesha again stuffed them into his stomach. He caught the snake and tied it round his belly.

Moon witnessed the whole event and laughed heartily. Lord Ganesha lost his temper and furiously looked about for something to throw at his tormentor. Getting nothing, he pulled out one of his tusks and hurled it at the moon. He cursed the moon that no one should look at the moon on the day of Ganesha Puja .

The place were lord ganesha fell is know and Vikateshgad also know and Peb (Viktesh is another name for lord Ganesha), the place where the snake's hood was seen is Nakhind and from where the moon laughed is Chanderi. All these are 3 mountains sharing a common valley and one can view Peb and Nakhind from Chanderi.

1 Day Available on request Neral, Maharashtra
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Includes breakfast & Tea
  • Travelling from Neral to Neral
  • Expertise Charges.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Insurance
  • Medical coverage
  • Lunch
  • anything other than mentioned above.
Itinerary

Train Time: Karjat (S) Slow Local

MUMBAI CST: 5:20 am | BYCULLA: 5:28 am | DADAR: 5:38 am | KURLA: 5:48 am

GHATKOPAR: 5:54 am | BHANDUP: 6:04 am | THANE: 6:15 am | DOMBIVILI: 6:37am

KALYAN JN: 6:47 am | BADLAPUR: 7:05 am | Neral : 7:18 am

Meeting Point: @ Neral Station.


Tentative Schedule:

08.00 am: Will have tea-b/f and will move by local vehicle.

09.10 am: With an intro round will start by track route

11.00 pm: With reach on top and explore surrounding.

12.00 pm: Lunch.

01.00 pm: Back to by same route.

04.35 pm: @Dasturi Naka.

05.00 pm: Back to Neral station.


Check List: (Rain Shower expected so please pack your bags accordingly.)

Compulsory items:

A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, Approx 3 ltr water,Lunch, Lunch for the day, Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should ware good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, Raincoat.

If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.

Non compulsory items:

Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry, mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.

It’s totally self responsibility to take care of your things.

For Reg. & more details, contact our "Rangers”,

Dipendra:766624123

Ananda: 9892219155

Pickup point
Location
Neral, Maharashtra, India View on Map