Andharban is known to be one of the most scenic treks of the Sahyadri region. The name ‘Andharban’ means dark forest. The trek is, thus, a trail through dense overgrowth, with breathtaking views of valleys & waterfalls along the way. Expect bounty of natural beauty including dark forests, a lot of fog, green valleys & a fantastic view of the Bhira Dam.
Pickup Point: CCD, Chandni Chowk, Kothrud
05.30 a.m. – Reporting time
06.15 a.m. - Departure from Pune (Pickup Point: CCD, Chandni Chowk)
08.00 am. – Breakfast at Mulshi Hills restaurant
8.30 a.m. – Departure for Andharban Trek base camp
9.30 a.m. - Reach Start Point
9.45 am. – Begin trekking
Start trek towards Andharban Forest
1.30 p.m.- Arrive at lunch point
1.30-2.00 p.m. – Lunch
2.00 p.m - Exploring Forest & Start towards the end point of the trek
6.30 p.m. - Evening refreshments at Mulshi Hills restaurant
7.00 p.m. – Depart for Pune
9:00- 10:00 p.m. – Arrive in Pune
Inclusion & Exclusion:
Transportation by Private Vehicle (Kothrud to Mulshi)
Breakfast, Lunch & Tea
Safety Equipment & First Aid Kit
Entry Fee for Andharban Forest (130 Rs. Price may vary)
Snacks & cold drinks/refreshments ordered on demand.
Medical expenditure besides basic first aid.
Everything excluded from the ‘Inclusions’ section.
Things to carry:
Adhaar Card or Driving License for ID proof (Compulsory)
Bagpacks/ Rucksacks. Avoid fancy bags and trolleys.
3-4 liters of water (compulsory)
Hiking shoes (or ones that have a good grip) Avoid sandals, chappals, floaters.
Extra pair of Clothes, Socks, & shoes.