Andharban Pass near Pune is part of the Sahyadri range that connects Tamhini Ghat to the Konkan region. Andharban got its name because of its dense forest, and the name literally means ‘Dense Dark Forest’. It is a backpacker’s paradise, offering dense jungle treks amidst greenery and beautiful waterfalls. Andharban and the entire Sahyadri range offer a beautiful sight during monsoons and is a must-visit destination for all nature lovers.
As you trek in the lush greenery, you come across the famous Bhira Dam which provides water to the Kundalika River. This river is a popular destination for white water rafting and other water sports activities. Most of the trek involves descending the hill, while you get to behold the scenic beauty of the Kundalika Valley, gushing waterfalls, and Tamhini Ghat. Feel the fresh air around you and beautiful flora that blooms during the rains. At the beginning of the trek it is quite bright. However, it gets dimmer as you tread further down. One of the best treks of all, it is an experience of a lifetime.
Embark upon an exhilarating Monsoon Trek to Andharban which offers mesmerizing views amidst the dark forest. Starting from Dadar, you will travel to Pimpri via Vashi. Then begin descending the Andharban peak and have the best trekking experience. Book this exciting package for friends and family and feel the magic of Andharban.
Day 1: Dadar (East) - Vashi – Pimpri
Pack your bags with all the necessary items and keep them ready. Head to Dadar (East) and join the team at the mentioned site at 11 pm. Then board your train from Dadar at 11.15 pm and travel to Vashi. On reaching Vashi at around 11.45 pm, head to the hotel at Kharghar, from where you will start your journey towards Pimpri. Take good rest and refresh yourself for an adventurous Andharban Trek near Pune, the next day.
Day 2: Pimpri – Mumbai
Wake up to a lovely morning at the base village, Pimpri. Breakfast time is at 6 am, so fuel your body and then gear up for an exciting day. Head to Pimpri Dam and reach the place at 7 am. You will be starting your Andharban Trek from here, after a briefing about the place and some instructions. The trek involves descending into the dense forest. Start your trek amidst lush greenery and enjoy breathtaking views, en route. Breathe the fresh air around you and walk past colorful butterflies, till you reach Hirdi village at around 11.30 am. Have your lunch at Hirdi Village and relax for a while. Continue with the trek to reach the famous Bhira Hydroelectric Dam. The place around this dam looks extremely beautiful in monsoon, with many waterfalls springing up. Enjoy the beautiful views and bask in the beauty of nature. Your trek ends at Bhira Dam. Have some snacks in the evening and head back to Mumbai with beautiful memories of Andharban.
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