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Chances are that you have not heard of Sandhan Valley before. Tucked away in the Sahyadri range, this beautiful valley called Valley of Shadows is one of the offbeat and unexplored getaways from Mumbai. The reason behind this sobriquet is that the narrow width of less than three feet in some of its parts obstructs the suns rays creating a perpetual shadow. Located in the Bhandardara region near Nashik, Sandhan Valley is a delight for trekkers. The trail treats you with amazing views and an interesting adventure that includes activities like rappelling. It is ideal for travelers looking for a challenging adventure and also a place devoid of heavy tourist crowds. Here are all the details on how to reach Sandhan Valley by road, train and flight. Also Read - How to Reach Amba Ghat in Maharashtra by Road, Train And Flight
Sandhan Valley lies in an obscure region and getting to it might be tricky. The nearest village to Sandhan Valley is Samrad, from where you must hire a guide to go forward. Samrad village serves as the base for the Sandhan valley trek. By road, the best way to reach Samrad from Mumbai is via Igatpuri. Renting a private vehicle that can take you all the way to Samrad would be the most convenient option. Here is the road route to reach Samrad village from Mumbai: Also Read - Best Places near Alibaug for Christmas 2017 Long Weekend
By train, it is best to take a train to Igatpuri or Kasara from Mumbai. The train journey from Mumbai to Kasara takes around 2 hours and 45 minutes. Samrad is at a distance of around 80 km from Kasara railhead. You can hire a jeep to get you from Kasara to Samrad.
The nearest airport of course is Mumbais international and domestic airports. From there, you can follow the road route to reach Samrad via Igatpuri.
Winter months of November to February are the best time to visit Sandhan Valley. The trek is too difficult during monsoons and too hot during summers. So, make the most of this season and visit this offbeat place near Mumbai for a memorable experience.