Mama Bhanja Hill
Type : Hill
Range : Thane city, yeoor hills, National Park
Grade : Very easy
History : Dargah of Mama and Bhanje
Base : Hanuman Nagar or Indira Nagar
Maximum Height : 1,200 feet
Best Time : Winter when skys are clear
We have done quite good amount of Hike’s in Sanjay Gandhi National from Borivali side, but we never explored from Yeeor side. As I am currently working in Ugam Solutions, Thane. This mountain range which could be clearly seen from my workplace. I always had a will to explore this beautiful mountain, but never know its actual description. In monsoon this range is always covered in clouds, and plays a vital to role to bring monsoon clouds towards thane. Todays was the day, i decided to Hike on this hill, with getting all the information about it.
It is called as Mama-Bhaja Hill, but for me I have named it as ‘Ugamgad’ 😛 . Two Dargah’s are placed here, Left one is Bhanje Dargah and Right one is Mama Dargah. Very un-clear History says that, people found two Dead Bodies on adjacent part of the mountains, where now each Tomb placed. People have many stories to make, but still remains un-clear. Leaving history behind, we decided to hike Mama-Bhaje first and then explor yeeor hills jungles.
We reached morning, at Hanuman Nagar, and found a way heading in jungle, which eventually was the start point of this hill. Slums area is intense and people have ruined this place with litters around. Leaving slums behind, we headed in Jungle and now, the surrounding became pleasant.
Steps are created from this point till up and are easy to climb.
A good endurance hike brought us to ‘Mastan Darbar‘, we were not expecting any piece of Human activities, but still found this 😀 There is a another Dargah over here. Few monkeys and Langoors also watching us around.
A notice boards says about the ways to either side of the hills.
Ridge where Bhanje and in background ‘Tulsi Lake’ could be seen.
Ashar IT 😛