Dodhani - Matheran Trek

Dodhani-Matheran Monsoon Adventure Trek… (A walk in the clouds)

Proposed date: July 5th, 2020 - Sunday

Time: 6:00 am starting from Andheri West to 5:30 pm back at Andheri

Location: Matheran

Base Village: Dodhani

Matheran Altitude: 2,200 feet above mean sea level

Difficulty grade: Medium grade trek. (Will involve around 3 hours of climb and 3 hours of descend).

Travel mode: Private Vehicle (Pickup points: Andheri; Santacruz; Bandra; Sion; Chembur; Vashi; Belapur).

Get mesmerized by the unspoiled nature trek that takes you via lush green countryside that gradually climbs up the mountain trail going through seasonal waterfalls and flowing streams. As you scale up the altitude, get soaked in misty atmosphere. Tiny rain drops and monsoon clouds envelops you and at times opening up its curtains to wide landscapes. Finally, as you are approach the summit crossing sunrise point to reach the unique and rich in flora and fauna forest on mountain head (Matheran – which literally translate in Marathi as “Forest on Mountain Head”). This unspoiled hill station is a nature’s sanctuary that is still maintains a no entry zone for polluting vehicles. You can explore in small hustle bustle of the colourful Matheran market for some local handicrafts and chikki etc. Also hunt around for some local rural delicacies for lunch.

We come to acknowledge the beauty and hidden are the lessons Nature is Teaching us. It`s a time where we can leave the stress and the worries of our busy City life and just Relax, De-stress and Detox ourselves.

Budget for the Trekking trip will be Rs.1250/- per person. (Custom trek details and budget scroll down).
For children / students Rs.750/- per student.
minimum age of children allowed on this trek (10 years old and above).

Travel from Panvel station to Dodhani village (Public transport)
Food: Basic village Breakfast or packed breakfast and; Evening Tea / coffee at Neral.
Taxi charges from Dasturi Naka to Neral station (Central Railway Line)
Trek Management Charges.

Train Ticket till Panvel; from Neral.
Any other personal expenses such as meals, porters charges, soft drinks etc.
Lunch for the day.
Any kind of insurance.
Anything that is not included is excluded.

Un-utilised resources will not be refunded.

Planned Schedule:

08.00 am - Meet us at Panvel Station (Near ticket counter)
Take rickshaw / bus till Dodhani Village.
08.00 am - Leave for Dodhani.
09.00 am - Arrival Dodhani (Base Village) and have breakfast either at Dodhani Village.
09.30 am - Start trekking.
12.30 pm / 01:00 pm - Reach the top.
01.00 pm - Have lunch at Matheran; explore Matheran (Local rural delight) 
(note: Lunch is pay for your own lunch, not part of package).
02.00 pm - Move towards Dasturi Naka from Matheran Station.
04:30 pm - Reach Neral and; grab a quick evening tea or coffee.

05.00 pm - Start return journey.

We strongly believe in our Motto

" Leave only footprints and take only Memories"

About an hour’s journey from Panvel station takes us to Dodhani village that will be our base village for this trek. The village is situated at the foothills of Matheran and you can get a view of Chanderi Fort and Peb Fort from here. During monsoon and early winter this a very scenic trek where you will gradually gain altitude and enter Matheran from Sunset point.
Matheran’s mean forest over mountain head, is an eco-sensitive zone full of greenery and vibrant colour’s of Nature, People and a very vibrant main street too. During monsoon this place has a magical and mystic beauty about it with mountains playing hide-and-seek behind rain clouds.
This hill station is also very unique, as it has been declared by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India. It is Asia's only automobile-free hill station.
Dodhani Point is also known as Sunset point from here Prabalgad Fort / Kalavantin Durg / Irshalgad / Karnala Fort / Morbe Dam are visible.

This is an uphill trek that takes you through grass patches and paddy fields; a small waterfall and temple. Once you reach sunset point, Matheran’s main bazaar is another 3.5 km walk from sunset point.

From CST
From Thane

From Western Suburbs
CST 6.00 am
Vadala Road 6.18 am
Kurla 6.29 am
Vashi 6.48 am
Nerul 6.57 am
Panvel 7.18 am

Thane 6.19 am
Koparkhairane 6.36 am
Nerul 6.48 am
Panvel 7.10 am

Board Metro
Reach Ghatkopar
Kurla 6:29 am
Vashi 6.48 am
Nerul 6.57 am
Panvel 7.18 am

Un-utilized resources will not be refunded.
Any local village tolls if applicable. 

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