Andhar [अंधार] in Marathi means Darkness and Ban [बन] means jungle, so Andharban [अंधारबन] means dense dark forest. Andharban is one of the most beautiful trek in Sahyadris.
Travel Distance: This is simple but long trail of around 13 kilometers for almost 4-5 hours. The trail starts at Pimpri dam, En-route we come across three streams (which may flooded during heavy rains – ropes and equipment’s recommended), later on it takes through Hirdi Village and ends at the Bhira dam which is the source of the Kundalika river.
What to See: Beautiful views of Bhira dam backwaters and Pimari Dam. This trails has very scenic view of Kundalika valley-Tamhini ghat. We can see the Ghangad, Tailbaila and Sarasgad. We can enjoy dense forest and many waterfalls during the trail. In 2016, we explored the rare flower named “Karvi”, which blooms after period of 8 years.
Difficulty level : Medium (Endurance medium)
Height: ~2100 feet at base village Pimpri from where it is all descend
Best Time to visit: The best time to visit this place is during monsoon or post monsoon.
Production: AST – “Assal Sahyadri Trekkers”
Video Created by: Tejas Tamore
Anchors: Abhay, Swapnil and Tejas. Guest appearance by Prashant
Trek Group: Ramblers. Thank you for giving us wonderful trek Ramblers, most important we completed as this was our second attempt. FB Link: https://www.facebook.com/ramblersindia
Thanks for the photos by Aiden, Mohit and all other guys from trek.
Songs Tracks: Thanks to NCS
Please find the link below for the sound tracks
Elektronomia – Energy [NCS Release] – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzNMd3Tu1Zw
Lensko – Let’s Go! [NCS Release] – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Lensko+-+Let%27s+Go!+[NCS+Release]
Tobu – Roots [NCS Release] – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wNb0pHyGuI
Krys Talk & Cole Sipe – Way Back Home [NCS Release] – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrmc7KVIoKQ