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One of the best places to trek in India - Matheran
Matheran is a small hill station in Raigad district of Maharashtra. Located on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 800 m (2,625 feet) above sea level. It is located around 90 km from Mumbai, and 120 km from Pune. It is one of the most ecologically sensitive hill stations in the country and no form of motoroised transport is allowed. The name Matheran means either "forest on top" or "mother forest". Read more here: http://files.meetup.com/1166925/Trekking%20in%20Matheran.pdf
Moving around in Matheran
The only modes of transport, on the red soiled roads, are on horseback or by man-pulled rickshaw or on foot. It is one of the few places in the world where all motorised vehicles are banned which makes the place unique. That calls for trekking all the way.
Matheran has cool and moderate climate. During monsoon rainfall is heavy and it provides a different charm. The climate after the rains is very pleasant.
About our trek
We will stay in Hotel Girivihar (link attached). Only vegetarian food (maybe typical Gujarati food) will be arranged by the Hotel. http://giriviharhotel...
Difficulty Level: Difficult Grade (approx 45-50 kms in 3 days) Easy Grade (15-20 kms on Day 2)
Children and newcomers may find the trek difficult and are advised not to join the trek.
Amount payable: 3500 (Includes travel, accommodation and food. Be prepared to spend Rs 500 more.)
Important Instructions: NO REFUND. If you drop out, we will thank you for donating the money to the club.
All GHAC rules apply ( http://meetup.ghac.in...)
Things to Bring
Will be updated a month before the trek.
You can go through previous Matheran Meetup pages here:
Matheran Trek 01-04 Oct 2010: http://meetup.ghac.in/events/14313478/
Matheran Trek 18-20 Feb 2011: http://meetup.ghac in/events/[masked]/
Matheran Trek 13-15 Aug 2011: http://meetup.ghac.in/events/17026250/
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Come along, let us trek to Matheran.