Dadar is one of the busiest hubs in Mumbai and can be reached by local train and bus.
The Andharban trek takes you through a forest with such thick green cover that very little sunlight seeps in, hence the name Andharban which means 'dark forest'. The unique feature of this trek is that is an entire descent trek, which makes it easy to do. However, all the rainwater gushes downhill with you, heading to the bottom of the valley. You will be walking alongside gushing streams and waterfalls, along a trail that is slippery with moss. This is a fun 13 km trek that ends at Bhira Dam.
Your trek will begin from Pimpri Dam. En route, you will pass Ghangad, Tailbaila, Sarasgad, Plus Valley, Tamhini Ghat, and the Kundalika Valley. You'll be trekking through thick forests, discovering natural ponds and small streams that you can stop to take a dip in, if you want. Thanks to the lush greenery, you'll see many rare butterflies and birds, and beautiful flowers all along.
Trek through a dim, misty forest. | Stop for pictures of the Kundalika Valley at various viewpoints. | Enjoy a fun descent trek with rain-soaked greenery all around.
Do ensure you get to Dadar by 05:30 hrs, early in the morning. You will board vehicles that take you to Pimpri Dam, stopping en route for breakfast. You'll get to Pimpri by 10:00 hrs, where you'll have a short briefing session. By 10:30 hrs, you set off into the forest. Stop for lunch at Hirdi village by about 13:30 hrs, where simple local food is available. You will reach Bhira Dam by 17:30 hours, where vehicles are waiting for you. You should get back to Mumbai by about 22:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.
You will be driven from Dadar to Pimpri Dam and from Bhira Dam to Dadar in a non-A/C private bus. Carry light snacks and water for the journey. You'll be back in Mumbai by 22:30 hrs. Trip ends here.
Breakfast | Lunch
No refund once payment is done.
No Litter Policy: Participants are requested to carry their own waste back home or dispose of it in dustbins at the base.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages/ drugs is not permitted while trekking.
Smoking is strictly prohibited while on the Andharban trek.
Participants are required to stay in a group at all times with the trek leader in command.