Neral is a a busy railway station in the central line of the Mumbai suburban railway network. It is well connected by means of road and rail.
Participants must board Karjat bound trains to reach Neral.
Take a monsoon trek into the green Sahyadris, along a fairly easy trail that offers some exciting challenges to the amateur trekker. On this trek to Vikatgad fort, you'll walk through rain-drenched forests, scramble over slippery rocks, climb up swaying ladders, all for the experience of exploring a misty summit.
Vikatgad fort is not too far from Neral station, and can easily be done in a single day.
This trek to Vikatgad offers a chance to explore ancient structures at the top of a beautiful fort. There is a small temple perched on an outcrop of rocks which makes a great photo opportunity, as well some well-preserved meditation chambers, narrow passages, and some other structures. There are beautiful views from all sides, and in the monsoons, this entire route is sprinkled with wildflowers.
Trek to Vikatgad fort and climb a moderately easy trail near Matheran. | Take a picture at the temple at the top of Vikatgad. | Spend a rainy day in the misty Sahyadris.
Leave for your trek while the city sleeps! Board a local train in Mumbai and reach Neral by 07:45 hrs. At Neral, the team meets the leader and head to the base village, Fanaswadi by private transport. After breakfast and a briefing session, the trek begins! Once you reach the top, everyone has plenty of time to relax, enjoy the view, eat lunch, and explore the ruins of Fort Vikatgad. The descent takes place via the Matheran route to Dasturi Naka, where your transport awaits. You'll be transported to Neral station to make your way home. Your trip ends here.
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For cancellations made 8-15 days before departure of the Vikatgad fort trek: 50% refund.
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Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Vikatgad fort.
Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.