For those who like variety in their exercise, I suggest you climb up this hill in Virar… it’s a pleasant climb (not too muggy as there’s always some breeze coming your way). But if you’re not used to climbing every day, I bet you’ll have sore calf muscles the next day. Climbing over 1600 steps is no easy task. The temple on the top is lovely and you can pay your respects to Jivdani mata, a Hindu Goddess.
Here are photos from my trek up hill.

View from the Virar Jivdani hill. Photo by Mahafreed Irani
View from the Virar Jivdani hill. Photo by Mahafreed Irani
You'll find many monkeys on the hill.... Photo by Mahafreed Irani
You’ll find many monkeys on the hill…. Photo by Mahafreed Irani

A monkey drinking water... best coolant in the summer. Photo by Mahafreed Irani
A monkey drinking water… best coolant in the summer. Photo by Mahafreed Irani
View from the top. Jivdani temple hill, Virar. Photo by Mahafreed Irani
View from the top. Jivdani temple hill, Virar. Photo by Mahafreed Irani
Night view from the top. Jivdani temple hill, Virar. Photo by Mahafreed Irani
Night view from the top. Looks prettier than the day view. Jivdani temple hill, Virar. Photo by Mahafreed Irani
There's a ropetrain for those who can't climb. Photo by Mahafreed Irani
There’s a rope train for those who can’t climb. They charge Rs 50 one way I think. Photo by Mahafreed Irani

There are lots of shops on the way that sell puja materials including kumkum powder, coconuts, flowers, bangles, prayer CDs and DVDs. It’s a delightful experience just to soak in all the positive vibes around. At the base, there are a couple of food places too. You can attend the aarti but be sure you know the timings.

 

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