Event Name: Ganpati Gadad Caves
Total Seats: 30
Base Village: Sonavale, Desai
Height: 3000 feet
Approximate Duration: 2 hours of Ascend
Imagine yourself having a birds view from the top from a cave, sounds quite exciting right? Such is this location named GanpatiGadad.GanpatiGadad is a trek that one might never forget. Gadad means the caves of Lord Shree Ganesha. These Gadad which mean caves are formed in the rocks surrounded by mesmerizing waterfalls. One can even spot out the caves from a distance. One can see rectangular patches from far which are the caves. Blooming with greenery in monsoon, one of the most awaited treks of year is GanpatiGadad.
A trekkers encounter with this impressive place is truly mesmerizing. Fogged waterfalls on the way to Ganpati Gadad is one of the few reasons in the list and one of the few reasons to why GanpatiGadad is a must-visit. Ganpati Gadad is also known as Ganesh caves. A series of 6 to 7 caves awaits this monsoon to be explored again and again. GanpatiGadad is one of the famed adventure destinations for trekkers and adventure lovers. A monsoon trek to GanpatiGadad is must especially for those who seek for a blissful experience. Exploring 6 to 7 caves at GanpatiGadad makes this treks an exciting adventure along with trekking.
· Surrounded by historic forts like Dhakoba Fort, Nanheghetect.
· Beautiful small Waterfalls which form a white curtain over the caves.
About the place
One starts the journey from a path from dense forest to this beautiful destination from Palu, Sonawale a village located in Murbad which is the base village of the trek. Naneghat Trek, Gorakhgad Trek, Dhakoba Fort Trek, Gorakhgad Fort trek, Machindragad are some treks to name which are available nearby this enchanting location. From the small village located in Murbad named Sanawale village, one would reach the destination in 2.3 hours. Located in Raigad district, GnapatiGadad is one of the moderate treks near Mumbai. Trekkers come across drenched green valleys, cool winds, hovering clouds, and thrilling waterfalls during this time of the year which is a monsoon. During your trek, while walking across a few fields and beautiful streams take a right to start your adventure by climbing the mountain trunk. The caves of GanpatiGadad will be soon visible and one needs to climb higher on the left side of the caves. The view here is scenic. The front view would be of a fort named Durg. On the right-hand side, one will also see the scenic view of Siddhagad, Gorakhgad and Machindragad. If you turn to your left you can see Dhakoba, Jivdhan and Naneghat
Finally, after reaching the caves, the first cave will greet you with a small milky waterfall. You will find such small fogy waterfalls and streams while trekking. Hence this is one of the must-do treks during the monsoon season.
05:50 am: Meet the Team at Kotak Mahindra Bank ATM, near Dadar (E) station
06:00 am: Start our Journey from Dadar
06:30 am: Pick up from Teen Hath Naka
06:00 am Leave for GanpatiGadad
07:30 am Breakfast Enroute
09:30 am Reach base village
10:00 am Start ascending towards the Caves
12:00 pm Reach the top
02:00 pm Lunch at Top
03:00 pm Start the descend
05:00 pm Evening snacks and chai
08:00 pm Reach Mumbai (Dadar)
Transport by Private Non AC Bus from Dadar to Dadar
Food: Breakfast & Evening Snacks
Trikon Trekking Expertise Charges
5% GST Charges
Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
Anything other than the above-mentioned inclusion
Things to Carry
2 ltrs water
Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
Snacks & biscuits
Extra pair of clothes
Clean napkin or towel
Raincoat/ Poncho / Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Haversack or backpack (No sling bags)
Please carry personal medicines if any
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