YHAI Mumbai Unit has organized a trek to Matheran via Garbett Point on 27th June 2010.
Some basic information about the trek is as follows:
Hill: Garbett Point
Height: 800 meters/2,625 feet
Base Village: Diksal
Cost: 200 INR
About the place:
Discovered in 1850 by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the then District Collector of Thane District, Matheran was a popular hill resort for the British. It was the perfect way for them to escape the scorching summer heat in India, during their colonial regime. Later, Lord Elphinstone, the then Governor of Mumbai, pioneered the development of Matheran as a future hill station of India. Located at a height of 800 m (2,625 ft) above sea-level, Matheran is one of the tiniest hill stations in the country
If you want to visit a place which is a hill station but really different one or unique hill station – Matheran is the best choice. This is the place truly loved by all – Picnic Lovers, Trekkers as well as jungle lovers.
The climate of Matheran is very cool. The most unforgettable things about Matheran is deep forest and the waterfalls nearby, especially in rainy season. The beauty of the hill station gets doubled in monsoon. Matheran is truly ‘The Best Hill Station in Maharashtra. There are many places to see in Matheran.
How we proceed:
We plan to reach Bhivpuri railway station by 08:00am so that we start the trek reasonable early. We have listed 2 trains to Karjat which can facilitate easy travel to Bhivpuri. Also please note, we won’t be waiting for anyone who misses the second train, as it will get the trek late.
*Local Trains to Karjat (S)*
Mumbai CST 5:19——-5:41
How to book:
Trek Leader: Mr Milind Thakur
Interested trekkers please contact Mr Milind Thakur on +91-9820803368 or Mr. Mangesh Dhaimade on +91-9833115324 to confirm your seats. Please book your seats at least a week in advance to avoid disappointment.
You can deposit the money (INR 200) in the account or can electronically transfer it. Once done with the transfer just get in touch with the trek leader or Mr. Mangesh Dhaimade to confirm.
The account details are given below:
Bank Name: Bank of Maharashtra, Thakurdwar Branch
Account Holder: Mr.Rahul Sao & Mr. Ganesh Nabar
Account No: 60030664163
MICR No: 400014016