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Peb (Vikatgad)

Grade : Moderate

Region : Matheran

Base village : Anandwadi/Fanaswadi

Landmark : Neral

Number of Routes : 1

Highest Altitude : 2100 Feet (640m)

Trek Duration : 4 Hours ascend, 1 hour descend, 1.5 hours walk

Surrounding Peaks : Nakhind

Ideal Season : June to September

Major Attarction :

360 View and Temple at Top, Caves, Descend through Ladder, Walk on Forest covered Toy Train Rail Track and View of Kadyavarcha Ganpati

Water Sources :

There is a small water tank near the caves. However water is not potable at times hence it is recommended to carry water from Base Village itself.

History Info :

Ancient Name & Meaning (if any) :

It is assumed that this fort derived its name Peb from the ‘Goddess Pebi’ at the base of the fort. Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage. It is also known as Vikatgad.

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