Pune railway station is the main hub of Pune and can be reached by bus and train.
Maharashtra’s dense, dark forest Andharban trek takes you on a mystical trail through the Sahyadris. This trek is a full descent trek, so won't have you puffing and panting, but it's still a challenge. You'll walk through a forest that is so thick that it's always dim here, hence the name 'Andharban' or 'dark forest'. Cross water streams, clamber over mossy stones, and navigate slippery trails with waterfalls gushing down on all sides. You be descending all the way, to emerge near Bhira dam, with splendid views of the Kundalika river.
The Andharban trek is a monsoon must-do in Maharashtra! The unique light conditions in the forest allow a rich biodiversity, so you can expect to see wildflowers, rare butterflies, and plenty of birds here. You'll also come across many natural pools and ponds to take a quick dip in.
Trek through Maharashtra’s dark forest. | Cross fabulous water streams and take dips in natural pools on your trail. | Get splendid views of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the mountain ranges of Tamhini Ghat on this trek. | Enjoy this unique complete descent trek.
You will be picked up at Pune railway station at 04:45 hrs and will get to Pimpri by about 06:30 hrs. After a round of introductions and a briefing session while you eat breakfast, you will begin the Andharban trek. You'll cross water streams and stop at waterfalls, before it's time to stop for lunch at 12:30 hrs. By about 16:30 hrs, you'll emerge at Bhira Dam. Here you'll stop for tea and have a while to rest. By 17:30, you'll board vehicles and will depart. You'll be dropped off at your home cities later that evening. Your trip ends here.
You will be driven from Pune to Pimpri and from Bhira to Pune. You'll be provided with breakfast, a packed lunch and evening tea. By about 17:30 hrs, you'll board vehicles to return to your city. Dinner will not be provided to you today.
Pune railway station
Pune railway station
Breakfast | Packed lunch | Evening tea
If you cancel the Andharban trek 0-7 days prior to the departure date: 100% of the trek price will be refunded.
If you cancel the Andharban trek 8 days or more before the departure date: 50% of the trek price will be forfeited.
Consumption of alcohol, tobacco or substances that will alter your state of mind is strictly prohibited before, during or after the Andharban trek.
Since it is a nature trek, any form of littering is not permitted.