Per head cost: 80 Rs.
Water available at Matheran.
" Group consisted of Aaditya Gurav, Abhash Kumar, Ninad Vilankar, Tarun Kaushik and me. This was first trek for Abhash since he shifted to Bhandara "
We started from Karjat station and reached village Ambewadi (आम्बेवाडी) at the foothills of One-tree hill (Matheran). We started the trek at 8.45 AM. The sky was filled with the Stratus clouds and the odds were that it would rain soon. The memories of Sondai were fresh and it felt like the month of August. As we took the road to Ambewadi, mountains of Irshalgad, Prabalgad, Sondai started making their presence known. We could also spot the silhouettes of Manikgad and Karnala far off.
Outline of Manikgad fort is visible.
|Tarun Kaushik, Abhash Kumar, Ninad and Aaditya|
|Typical 'Matheranic' view|
(From Left: Aaditya, Ninad, Tarun, me and Abhash)
|Prabalgad and Kalavantin enveloped in fog|
We could hear the crackers and loud celebrations from up here which meant we were nearing our destination. A wedding ceremony had just concluded and the band was waiting for their transport back to the city. A tea stall owner (टपरी वाला) told us to wait for the bus and it should be probably on its way. We had a cutting each (just 5 Rs. with masalaa) as we waited for our ride.
|Chanderi fort et. al.|