Andharban Trek From Mumbai and Pune
Andharban Trek - The Jungle Trek From Mumbai / Pune
Andharban Trek distance: 13 km trail Andharban Trek duration: 5 to 7 hours hikeAndharban trek difficulty level: ModerateAndharban trek endurance: Medium
If you have been wanting to take a refreshing trek this monsoon, then get set for the Andharban trek! Andharban which in itself means the dark and dense forest is a lush green forest located in the Pimpri region of Pune, amidst the beautiful Sahyadri range.
What sets the Andharban monsoon trek apart is that it offers trekkers an experience of a deep jungle trek replete with beautiful views, gushing waterfalls, chirping of birds and misty, fogy trails.
The Andharban forest trek also offers an enthralling view of the Kundalika Valley and many streams of water as well as waterfalls that make the trek all the more exciting. Witness the beautiful views of the Tamhini Ghat, enchanting flora and fauna, and species of birds such as the Dwarf Kingfisher, Malabar Whistling thrush and the Jacobin Cuckoo!
Monsoon treks in Maharashtra are often planned by nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts to break away from the monotonous routine, soak in the blissful energies of the beautiful natural world and rejuvenate back to take on the world!
One of the best monsoon treks near Mumbai and Pune, the Andharban trek is a delightful destination that all nature lovers shouldn’t miss out on. Hike the beautiful small hills and witness the foggy misty clouds right beside you as you trek.
Did you believe that to experience gushing waterfalls, lush green patches, dense forests with rustling leaves and birds chirping all around, you have to visit North India or Northeast India? Well, no. You can indulge in a hike within your native state too. Maharashtra is blessed with the Sahyadri Range or the Western Ghats to allow trekkers or adventure enthusiasts like you to bask in nature's simplicity, beauty and tranquillity. Amidst these gigantic hills, you will come across Andharban – A trail that fits the bill of every nature wanderer and admirer.
“Andhar” means dark, and “Ban” means forests. Thus, this region stands true to its name, as the thick blanket of trees does not even allow the sun’s rays to penetrate. Located in Pimpri, in Tamhini Ghats of Maharashtra at an altitude of 2160 feet, at Andharban trek, you are in for spectacular views that are soothing to the eyes and therapeutic. Pimpri village is 16 km away from Pune. Hence, you can easily catch a flight and train to Pune if you are travelling from outside Maharashtra. If you are from Mumbai, you can easily find multiple trains and bus options at a convenient time. You can drive to Lonavala, which is 50 km away from Pimpri.
An unexploited trail a few years ago, but very much in demand and at the top of every hiker's bucket list today, Andharban’s trek distance is a 13 km trail (5 to 7 hours hike) with a moderate difficulty level. The best time to take this trail is pre-monsoon or monsoon (June to September) or winter (October to January).
The Andharban Jungle trek starts from Pimpri Dam, and it is advisable to begin the Andharban trek early at sunrise. The initial hike is a walk through the flat lands. On your way in the woods, you will be accompanied by poppy fields and farms, beautiful patches of blooming flowers such as lilies and several waterfalls and ponds. You can even plunge or walk through these water streams – Kundalika Valley while trekking through Andharban forest will not disappoint you. You will also encounter different species of birds, such as the Dwarf Kingfisher, Malabar Whistling thrush and the Jacobin Cuckoo! As you ascend, you will have yourself surrounded by foggy, misty and disappearing clouds at Andharban jungle trek.
You are stuck in a loop, a viscous digital circle. Break the monotony and pamper yourself with a magical trek arranged by nature with an overload of pure oxygen, the rhythm of the jungle and mesmerising landscapes. Be ready to skip a heartbeat and be in awe of nature’s aesthetics.
Note: Lunch will be taken by 3 pm post completing the trek at the base camp.
Cost for Andharban Jungle Trek with T Trikon
Cost without transport: Rs. 999/- per person
Cost with transport from Pune: Rs. 1499/- per person
Cost with transport from Mumbai : Rs. 1699/- per person