OffBeat Sahyadri : Trek to Matheran via Dodhani on 27th July 2014

Trek to Matheran via Dodhani on 27th July 2014
Dear OffBeaters ,

We invite you to a trek to Matheran via Dodhani Village on 27th July 2014.


Type : Hill Station
Region : 
Karjat Panvel
Grade : 
Base Village : 
The itinerary for the trek is as given below.

Meeting Point : Panvel St Depot 7am sharp.
One may catch Thane Panvel Bus at 5.55 am from Thane depot just opposite to Thane station.
Or may opt to travel by following train and then reach Panvel Depot.
Train from CST to Panvel:

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Mumbai CST
5:30 am
5:33 am
Sandhurst Rd
5:36 am
Dockyard Rd
5:33 am
Reay Road
5:40 am
Cottan Green
5:42 am
5:45 am
Vadala Road
5:48 am
GTB Nagar
5:52 am
5:55 am
5:58 am
Tilak Nagar
6:01 am
6:03 am
6:06 am
6:09 am

6:17 am
6:19 am
Jui Nagar
6:22 am
6:26 am
6:29 am
Belapur CBD
6:32 am
6:36 am
6:39 am
6:42 am
6:47 am
08.00am : Reach Dodhani
09.00am : Breakfast, Introduction, Do’s and Donts,
09.30am : Start the trek
12.30am : Reach Matheran, site seeing, Lunch
3.30 pm : Start Descending
05.30pm : Base village
6.30pm : Panvel Depot                                    
09.30pm : Mumbai Tentatively
Rs 300/- per person

Which Includes
Transportation from Panvel St Depot to Dodhani and back
1 Break Fasts 
For registration kindly transfer Rs 300 per head in the following A/c
Union Bank Account No 369102010801696
Branch: Juhu Tara Mumbai
In the Name of Ms Priti P Patel
IFSC Code: UBIN0536911

Note: Registrations through phone calls only.
After transaction please email us transaction id along with participant’s details (name, email and mobile number) at
Check list :
Rains are expected so pack your bags accordingly.
Double pack valuables in polythene.
Identity Proof
Water 2 liters 
Ready to eat snacks
Personal medicines
Good shoes
Other accessories 

Registration or queries:
Zeenat Sikilkar : 9860636757  

Sagar : 9930100536
Yadnesh : 9773086825

Please go through Rules and Regulation before registration
1.    Do understand that we do not arrange picnics. It follows that if one seeks luxury and absolute comfort then we can hardly help them. 😉
2.    Offbeat Sahyadri believe in being one with nature and that is possible only when we shed all city slicker attitudes. Of course by that we do not suggest that one should be ready for any kind of nonsense.
3.    Utmost care is taken to ensure safety of the group and care is taken that no one is inconvenienced because of factors within our control.
4.    We do expect our offbeater friends to understand group dynamics and leave at home their individuality. They should be prepared to share and care. That makes and all the physical and mental exhaustion forgettable and the trek itself becomes unforgettable! Trust us on this.
Now some basi
c codes:
Respect nature:
1.    Absofreakinglutely no littering! Carry your own trash. If you are found littering then we will request you to pick it up. Friends, it is really not nice to throw garbage around and it only reflects upon us. Will we do this to our own houses?
2.    Do not disturb the flora and fauna. No making pretty bouquets of grabbed flowers and blooms. No feeding and intimidating birds and other animals. Think how you would feel if someone barges into your house and threatens you. The jungle is THEIR home. So, Capital NO= NO!
3.    Remember, the mountain has a mind of his own. Beware and do not make the mistake of taking him for granted. It sounds weird but it’s true.
With fellow trekkers:
1.    It is fun to interact and get to know people from different walks of life. Feel free to take the opportunity to expand your social circles.
2.    Share water and food. Nothing else is a better ice breaker than being offered water or a bite of your sandwich!
3.    Care for your fellow trekkers. It is not nice to be self centered and unamicable.
For your own safety:
1.    The organizers and you yourself are equally responsible for your safety. We cannot take the blame for injuries or inconveniences arising out of actions outside the organizers instructions and acts of nature.
2.    Simply put, stay with the group. Do not rush far too ahead or lag too behind. We understand that everyone has a different stamina and we try to keep the group bound together.
3.    Do not wander off from the main trail. Whenever there is no established trail, strictly stay with the group. Be within the sight of the person ahead of you and the one behind you. It helps.
4.    One must understand that the group leader is responsible for the entire group and may have to take some tough decisions at times. If one expects a memorable experience with us then we expect full cooperation and discipline. To sum up, the leader’s decision will be final and binding on all offbeaters.
5.    Finally, the non arguable part. Smoking and other forms of tobacco use and alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.

Regards,Team OffBeat Sahyadri