Trek-Nakhind (mountain with a hole-like a needle)

Tripoto
6th Jul 2014

in the 'needhe'

Photo of in the 'needhe' by Gauri Argade

Base village - Bedis

Photo of Base village - Bedis by Gauri Argade

on our way to the top

Photo of on our way to the top by Gauri Argade

on our way to the top

Photo of on our way to the top by Gauri Argade

vaghini chi vadi

Photo of vaghini chi vadi by Gauri Argade

vaghini chi vadi

Photo of vaghini chi vadi by Gauri Argade

vaghini chi vadi

Photo of vaghini chi vadi by Gauri Argade

in the 'needhe'

Photo of in the 'needhe' by Gauri Argade

in the 'needhe'

Photo of in the 'needhe' by Gauri Argade

rocks in the 'needhe'

Photo of rocks in the 'needhe' by Gauri Argade

rocks in the 'needhe'

Photo of rocks in the 'needhe' by Gauri Argade

Nakhind peak (the mountain with the hole)

Photo of Nakhind peak (the mountain with the hole) by Gauri Argade

Nakhind peak (courtesy: google)

Photo of Nakhind peak (courtesy: google) by Gauri Argade

Nakhind peak & other ranges (courtesy: google

Photo of Nakhind peak & other ranges (courtesy: google by Gauri Argade

all of us..the trekkers

Photo of all of us..the trekkers by Gauri Argade

Nakhind (mountain with a hole) (just like a needle), is 705 m high in the Karjat ranges. We took a local to Vangani Station. The base village is approx. 5 kms from Vangani  station. We opted for a rickshaw ride from the station to the base village, Bedis. It is a steep climb through forest and rough patch to another small community village called "vaghini chi wadi". vaghini chi wadi is more like a plateau, it has small set up of houses, schools. From there again the climb begins, till you reach at the top most point. All this while we were a group of 6 trekking to the top. The view from the 'nedhe' (hole of the mountain) was the best. We could manage to sit for almost 2 hours in the 'nedhe'. It felt unreal. It was breezy and relaxing. There are plains on both the sides - one side is panvel and the other side Neral, vangani, shelu & then the sahayadris start. We could see Haji Malang gad - the start of Matheran range in North west, Tavli (Tahuli) in North, Navra navri, Chanderi, Mahismal in centre, Peb, Matheran to south , Irshal gad, Prabal gad, kalavantin durg to the south west..

We thanked that we were the only ones in the 'nedhe', as the 'nedhe' was just about 8'- 10' long. We could see many other topmost ranges around. The descend was difficult even without rains. I have heard that in rains its way too hard.

From our busy day to day lives..where all these little things go amiss, this little time & the closeness to nature was all we needed.

Must visit Nakhind, spending hours sitting in the 'nedhe' after a steep difficult climb of hours, is truly an amazing experience.