area comprises the valley of the Kukdi river. The Kukdi
river runs along an east-west direction, and parallel to
it, is a east-west branch of the Sahyadris. This range rises
entirely from the Deccan plateau, which is at an average
height of 750m here. The Narayangaon plateau is a part of
this range, and it overlooks the Kukdi river and lake. The
main range of the Sahyadri runs to the west of the Kukdi
lake, in a north south direction. In the main range, lies
the pass of Nane Ghat which climbs gently from the Konkan
to the Deccan plateau at a height of 775m. From the pass
a jeep track on the plateau leads to Ghatgar village (5km
from Nane Ghat by kuccha track), Kukdi lake and finally
to Junnar. Junnar is connected by bus to Pune and Kalyan.
Peaks here can thus be approached from the Junnar-Ghatgar
road, but it is much more fun to climb from the Konkan via
Nane Ghat and then approach these peaks.