Pimpri, Maharashtra 412108 India https://www.tamhiniwildlife.com/tour/andharban-trek/
Andharban (or Dark Forest) is a dense forest located near Pimpri in Maharashtra, an hour and a half away from Lonavala. Andharban trek is an ideal monsoon trek,
Andharban will be opened on 26th august 2019
There will be online online booking at andharban
https://www.tamhiniwildlife.com/booking/ for online booking
Andharban online booking 150 rupees per person
Plus Valley Trek online booking 150 rupees per person
thanks to Shreshtha Vibhu for the update
- Max 50 people per group
- Per day only 500 people will be permitted
- Alcohol/Cigarettes Prohibited at andharban
- Children below 12 years not allowed at andharban
- Pets not allows, loud music not allowed,
Type :Trek though mountains and jungle
Height : 3000 ft above msl approx
Grade : Easy Bt endurance level little high
Region : Tamhini Ghat-Kundalika
Reaching by Bus:
Shivamogga Bus Terminal (see Shimoga) is the nearest major bus station, with buses to other cities. Andharban Bus Stand (Pimpri) is a local bus stop with limited bus frequency.
Driving from major nearest cities/towns:
From Mumbai to Tamhini , the distance is 144 kms and takes about 3 hrs on road.
From Surat to Tamhini , the distance is 412 kms and takes about 8 hrs on road.
From Goa to Tamhini , the distance is 486 kms and takes about 9 hrs on road.
Andharban, itself means dense dark forest. Andharban is one of the most popular trek in rainy season. The route of Andharban trek is a pleasurable walk through deep forest, crossing Streams, waterfalls. Andharban trek starts with descending a Beautiful Valley which takes almost 5 hours to reach ending point of Trek. You can enjoy lots of waterfalls & cascades and awesome view of Kundalika valley, Bhira Dam. Trekking through dense forest and with number of waterfall on the way will definitely replenish you!!! One can surely enjoy this Adventurous trek in Monsoon.
The trek concludes at yet another dam called the Bhira dam which is also the source of the Kundalika river which is famous for its White Water Rafting.30% of the trek is all descend and remaining is normal walking
- Major Attractions:
A beautiful trek in evergreen forest in Tamhini Ghat.
Beautiful views of Bhira dam backwaters
Kundalika valley views
Waterfalls all the way
Crossing the streams and enjoying natural bath
1411 Mulshi (18°25′-18°41’N and 73°20′-73°35’E) is located almost centrally in northern Western Ghats, about 70km west of Pune District, Maharashtra, at an altitude of about 700m. It forms the crest line of Western Ghats, with hill ranges and gently sloping part bordering the Deccan Plateau and has a total area of 250km. The average rainfall of the region is about 6500mm. The vegetation is moist deciduous as well as with some evergreen forest patches with many sacred groves. This area provides a good habitat to diverse forms of plants and animals.
Tamhini and Dongarwadi are small villages situated close to the backwaters of Mulshi Lake. People, mostly tribals as well as non-tribal communities consisting of MahadevKoli, Marathas, Dhangras and Katkaris inhabit the area. The main crop cultivation is Oryza sativa (rice) supplemented by Eleucinecoracana (Nachani or Ragi), Panicummiliaceum (Varai) and Guizotiaabyssinica (Karala or Ram-til or Kala-til). A survey was made to record the diversity of butterflies at three specifically selected transects under the Biodiversity Monitoring Project.
Andharban forest Andharban, by its name means a dark dense forest. It is a gradual descend trek, where you are already on height and you will descend till end. It is one of the most beautiful trek and lots of things to explore. We will be walking on a ridge offering an awesome view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat. Evergreen forest covers you with shade in the first half of the trek…Find out more »