Vikatgad Peb Fort.
Peb fort derives its name from the Goddess ‘Pebi’.
It is also called Vikatgad because its pinnacle is supposedly in the shape of the Elephant headed god – Ganesha.
The fort lies in the Matheran range itself and is adjacent to Matheran. It is an easy trek, with the slightly difficult parts being the small rock patch and a ladder.
The fort also has a temple dedicated to Swami Samartha on the top and has the footwear or ‘Padukas’ worn by the great saint kept on the top. The view from the summit is also worth the entire climb.
Height above mean sea level – 2100 feet.
Base Village – Neral Station.
Duration of trek – 1 day.
Time to reach the top – 3 Hours
Best season to visit – Monsoons.
Difficulty Rating – Medium.
Endurance required – 3/5.
How to get there – Mumbai to Neral via local train going to Karjat.
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