Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Gambhirnath Caves - An unexplored cave near Monkey Hill

IN TO THE UNKNOW
Pune-Mumbai Rail Track Trekking,
Gambhirnath Caves
An unexplored cave near Monkey Hill.
22 March 2009


After really long gap we were on a trek despite very hot summers. Aditya suggested an offbeat & non repetitive trek. I searched on the net for some different spot & found Gambhimanth Caves near monkey hills. Rahul also joined us in the trek.



Pune-Lonavala-Monkey Hill were three different stations we had to change trains to reach our destination. Monkey Hill is not exactly a station, train stop here on signals



Distance between Gambhirnath Caves & Monkey Hills is 4 Km towards Karjat side which has to be covered on foot along the railway tracks.



We did not know the exact location of Gambhirnath Caves from Monkey Hills. Locals were also unaware of the exact location of Gambhirnath Caves. A very few of them had known about it.



This was our beginning of our journey through tunnels. There were hot patches of sunshine between two tunnels.



Man at work.



This was a very different, new experience for us. Even though the sun was very harsh we were enjoying the journey





This was a under bridge for the rain water to flow through.


This is a small patch of Pune-Mumbai Express Highway near Khandala





Aditya trying free climbing




Our shirts were wet bcos of sweat & we had nothing to eat. Rahul suggested that we will be well prepared for next trek



Our shirts were wet bcos of sweat & we had nothing to eat. Rahul suggested that we will be well prepared for next trek



A bit of respite from the sunshine bcos of umbrella.


A small temple on the track.





After a hard 4 Km walk we reached our destination. There is a way to the cave before the tunnel



That’s our destination Gambhirnath Caves.





Route to the caves





This snap is clicked by Rahul.Ghodeswar



This snap is clicked by Rahul.Ghodeswar





Gambhirnath Caves





This is a small entry to Gambhirnath Caves .There is one more cave inside this cave.





This is Thakurwadi, there is another route to Gambhirnath Caves from Thakurewadi, which is just 2 Km. All the trains have to stop on this signal.









Unfinished railway tunnel .This was constructed by a British engg. .Towards the end of the tunnel there was a valley so he could not complete the tunnel .So he built an alternative railway track on being advised by his wife.

This tunnel connects Thakurwadi railway station & Nagnath railway station




This is Thakurwadi, behind us is the mountain which has Gambhirnath Caves on the right side













Shrikant







8 comments:

  1. Nice blog...i also like adventures

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  2. Hi Shrikant .. many times I read your blog for difference places to visit ... but no blog posts since 2011 .. but feel that u should keep writing ...
    warm regards,
    Mahesh
    www.TrekBook.in

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  3. Hi Shrikant .. many times I read your blog for difference places to visit ... but no blog posts since 2011 .. but feel that u should keep writing ...
    warm regards,
    Mahesh
    www.TrekBook.in

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  4. Bhosdike galat jagaha btaa ta hai madrchod!!! naam bhi galat btaya hai gandu!!!
    gambhirnath nahi gorakshnath mandir hai!!! tune hi photo khicha hai dhyan se dekh!!! GANDU!!!

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    1. bhai vo unfinished railway tunnel kaha padta hai vaha se, dost :)

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    2. Mc... Gaand mara raha tha waha...

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  5. Nice blog.....few corrections sir....

    A few corrections though..
    That is not an "Unfinished tunnel", instead, its actually a service tunnel, that connects Nagnath to Thakurwadi, and incidently, your last snap is at Nagnath, and not Thakurwadi ;)

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    1. Kharad Sir Siddhesh here.Can you tell me the place where he is standing besides a temple probably made of white marble?The single line suggests it to be on Nagnath Line.Am I correct!

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