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  • Trip introduction

    Explore forests so dense that they are dark even during the day! The word 'Andharban' means 'dark forest' and you'll see what it means only when you visit. During the monsoon, the vegetation turns beautifully lush and dewy, showing you all shades of green. There are waterfalls and pools everywhere, and you'll feel like you're in the middle of an adventure movie.

    The day trek to Andharban takes you down the narrow trail for almost 4 hours, past waterfalls, and amidst butterflies, birds and flowers. It's not a hard trek because you're descending for the most part, and you get some brilliant views.

    Destination

    The trek to Andharban takes you on a trail in the Mulshi area, close to Pune, but accessible from Mumbai and surrouding areas as well. It is not a strenuous trek, but the descent can get slippery in the rains. The rocks along your route have been chiselled into stunning formations by the flow of water over the decades, and there are plenty of photography opportunities.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to Andharban, the dark forest of Maharashtra. | Get a closer look at dramatically shaped rock surfaces. | Look out for rare butterflies and flowers. | Dive into crystal clear pools en route to Andharban.

    Activity Details

    2030

    2200

    1860

    5 km

    4 hrs

    Trip details
  • Trek to Andharban!

    Your journey begins at midnight at Dadar station. Once your group is together, you begin your all-night journey to Pimpri village, about 150 kms away. You'll reach early in the morning and stop for breakfast. | After this, you'll begin your trek. Because it's all a downward route, you'll move fairly fast, but it's a four-hour trail. The route is beautiful and takes you along view points, waterfalls and pools, so you can expect to stop a lot. You'll also stop to eat your packed lunch somewhere en route. | The trek ends near Bhira Dam, where vehicles will be waiting to take you back to Mumbai. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Dadar

    Dadar

    00:30 AM

    Food

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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 21 days or more before departure of the Andharban trek: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made 16-21 days before departure of the Andharban trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 8-15 days before departure of the Andharban trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 0-7 days before departure of the Andharban trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction costs.

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Andharban.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek guide during the trek to Andharban.

    A basic level of health and fitness is required to book this trip. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking the trek to Andharban.
    • Andharban Trekking Maharashtra Adventure Sahyadri
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transportation from Dadar to Dadar

    • Breakfast and refreshment
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Lunch

    • Any service or cost not mentioned in the inclusions section

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Wear comfortable track pants and a quick-dry t-shirt
    • Good quality trekking shoes (compulsory)
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Carry a raincoat
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery
    • Handbags or jholas

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Technical equipment needed for the trek, if any.

    You need to get

    • Identity cards (compulsory)
    • 1 packed lunch (compulsory)
    • 2 bottles of water
    • Sunscreen
    • Insect repellent
    • Camera (optional)
    • Rucksack to carry all your belongings
    • Electral powder (compulsory)
    • Dry food (snacks)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.