Best Trekking Tours in Mahabaleshwar - 2020 (with 67 Reviews)

For thrilling activities to do near Pune and Mumbai, you can choose to undertake trekking in Mahabaleshwar, which is one of the most popular adventure activities to do in this quaint hilly town. Mahabaleshwar is a silent little hill station with ample scenic spots and locations, which gathers the interest of tourists. While choosing trekking tours in Mahabaleshwar, you can pick from Rajgarh fort trek, Tikona fort trek and Korigad fort trek for traversing the natural landscape. Most of the treks in Mahabaleshwar are quite easy to undertake and can be completed by almost anyone, without involving major physical stress.

By choosing a trekking tour with us, you will find all the relevant information regarding packing and travel to the destination. Find the best season to visit this hill station so that you can make the most of your trip while trekking here. Mahabaleshwar is easily accessible by road, rail and air and well connected with bus routes which is why this place is preferred by many for trekking. While you are hiking, do not forget to pick up on some fresh strawberries, for which this little hill station is hugely popular.

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River View Camping near Mahabaleshwar Flat 26% off 2D/1N ₹ 1752 4.0 star View Details
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Mahabaleshwar is a scenic getaway for the folks in Maharashtra. With a pleasant climate all the year round and foggy views of the Western Ghats, this place is a popular choice for those looking to escape the summer heat. About the campsite:Alongside the Krishna River, in the endless wilderness, the campsite offers you a blistering experience to stay in nature where you can camp overnight. Facing the river, accommodation is provided with two choices- one in the form of hygienic western tents, and another in the style of comfortable cottages.Activities:While camping Mahabaleshwar, you can take a refreshing morning dip or a few relaxing evening laps in the river. The property is surrounded by lush strawberry farms where you can stroll out their own to pick some fruits yourselves. One can get the management to arrange for treks to the forests. Further, you can also indulge in various other activities like tractor ride, bamboo raft ride, bullock cart ride, and fishing. In the evening when stars come out, enjoy a well-lit bonfire with a scrumptious barbeque. Stay:There are two types of accommodation in this property- cottages, and tents. The cottages are spacious offering a perfect spot to hang out as well as enjoy the views. The tents are also designed with high-quality material and are equipped with basic comforts. Tented Accommodation (3/4 Sharing)Cottage Accommodation (5 people per cottage)Meals:Breakfast, lunch, evening tea, snacks, and dinner are included in the package. How to reach?The campsite is located at post-Malatpur village, taluka wai, district Satara. You can easily get public and private transportation to reach the location. Check-In: 12:00 pm / 4:00 pmCheck-Out: 11:00 amNote:-Minimum 4 people are required to book this stay experience.

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Trek to Arthur's seat in Mahabaleshwar
Trek to Arthur's seat in Mahabaleshwar



About the Activity: Engage in an enthralling trek to Arthur's seat a point at an elevation of 1340 mts in Mahabaleshwar.Visit the forts of Pratapgad a popular tourist destination and Chandragad.These destinations are steeped in history and culture. Meal Type: All meals are provided during trek. Transportation Details: Private bus from Dadar, Mumbai and back.  Activities: Trekking Difficulty Level: Challenging

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  1. Which are the most adventurous places to go for trekking near Mahabaleshwar?

    1. Rajgarh Fort Trek
    Elevated at 1300 metres, the fort is commonly known as the royal fort. This trek is popular among adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. The most common time for trekkers to pick trekking tours in Mahabaleshwar for this destination is at the end of the monsoon season.

    This trek has been classified as somewhat difficult for trekkers. This is why it is recommended that only experienced trekkers opt for this one. The route from Pali is considered to be the easier one for trekkers.

    Location: Poladpur Mahabaleshwar Road, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412806
    Price: Starts at INR 1200
    Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM

    2. Tikona Fort Trek
    Regarded as one of the most beautiful and attractive treks in Maharashtra based on the natural features of the location, the Tikona Fort trek serves as the centre of many tourist activities. The architecture of the fort is a marvel to witness and provides a splendid number viewing experience for the visitors.

    The majestic entrance of the fort is one of the most enticing features here. At the top of the trek, one can also witness a view of the Pawana Dam and the valley which lies beyond. Among other options for trekking in Mahabaleshwar, you will enjoy the exciting visit to the Tikona Fort.

    Location: Tikona, Tikonapeth tal, dist, Mulshi, Maharashtra 412108
    Price: Starts at INR 1400
    Timings: 5 AM to 5 PM

    3. Korigad Fort Trek
    The historic fort, which is located at a height of almost 900 meters above sea level, attracts many people to its pleasing landscape features and natural beauty. The limited elevation of this location makes this trek convenient to be visited by people of all ages.

    The trekking route is fairly easy to embark upon and complete. There are two routes that you can pick as per your choice, Peth Shahpur and Ambavane village. The experience on both routes is a promising one and gives you the right feel of rush to enjoy the trek.

    Location: Aamby Valley City, Maharashtra 412108
    Price: starts at INR 1600
    Timings: Open 24 hours 

    4. Rajmachi Trek
    This small and peaceful location can be found in the Sahyadri mountains and is quite popular with trekkers. You will find a plethora of landscape features while you are here, all of which will steal your gaze and enchant your memories.

    The route to the base camp arrives via Khandala and Kuehne Gaon. The trek is quite easy and can also be done at night time. The location of the Rajmachi Fort is of historical reverence and attracts tourists in large numbers throughout the year.

    Location: Udhewadi, Maharashtra
    Price: starts at INR 1500
    Timings: 5 AM to 5 PM

  2. What is the best time for trekking in Mahabaleshwar?

    Winter: The most ideal time to visit the place is between the months of December to February. During this time, the temperature soars only as high as 24 degrees, which gives you the perfect weather to enjoy the surroundings in Mahabaleshwar and indulge in activities like rope climbing and trekking in the mountains.

    Summer: The summer months between March and June experience quite high temperatures which can touch 35 degrees. As such, this is a good time for family trips for Mahabaleshwar trekking. You can experience loads of outdoor fun activities to do during this time.

    Monsoon: The months of July to September experience moderate to heavy rainfall, which restricts outdoor activities and trekking in Mahabaleshwar but makes the surrounding scenery beautiful to look at.

  3. Where is Mahabaleshwar located? How can I reach there?

    Mahabaleshwar is a hill town, located 130 km from Pune city. Tourists can arrive from various modes of transport, from Pune or Mumbai.

    -By bus: Opt for a Volvo bus from Pune or Mumbai which departs from Sion, Vashi or Dadar East. The ride will take less than 6 hours and cost you under Rs 1500.

    -By Train: If you are arriving by train from Mumbai or Pune, step off at Satara which is almost 47 km away from Mahabaleshwar.

    -By Flight: The nearest airport from Mahabaleshwar is in Pune, from where you can take a cab or bus to reach the hill station.

  4. What is Mahabaleshwar famous for?

    Mahabaleshwar is famous for iconic tourist spots like Elephant’s head point, Chinaman’s Falls, Arthur’s seat, Wilson point and Panchgani. These are some of the best places in this quaint little town, which you must visit to complete your journey to this place. The most famous items that comes from Mahabaleshwar are strawberries. When you visit the hill station, you will find scores of farming in strawberries.

    The bounty of the produce happens at such a large scale that during the harvest season, farmers practically welcome travellers to their fields and offer their produce for picking and eating, absolutely free! As per statistics, almost 85% of the total strawberries produced in India, come from Mahabaleshwar. Besides this, the hilly town is also famous for its production of mulberries and carrots. Another popular but less common item here is corn, which forms a part of many delicacies which are served here.

  5. What things should I carry for trekking in Mahabaleshwar?

    When you go for trekking in Mahabaleshwar, make sure that you are equipped with the following items:

    - Warm clothing during the winter season
    - Raincoat, umbrella and jacket during the rainy season
    - Sports shoes, goggles, paper soaps, mosquito repellents
    - First aid kit, camping gear, medicines
    - Required digital appliances with their chargers, cash and credit cards
    - A garbage bag to collect your trash like empty packets, tin bottles, water bottles and more
    - Torch, candles and matchboxes
    - Binoculars and camera
    - Maps and area information like guide books

  6. Which are the best camping places in Mahabaleshwar?

    1. Tapola: Also called Mini Kashmir of Maharashtra, Tapola is a fun-filled getaway to enjoy a lakeside camping experience in Mahabaleshwar. Along with offering delectable meals, this camping site allows you to refresh your senses away from the usual affairs of life.

    Adventure lovers here will love to indulge in activities like Camping, Kayaking, Bonfire, Barbeque (chargeable), Badminton, Volleyball, Carrom, Chess, Cricket and many more.

    Location- Tapola.
    Price- Starting INR 1500 per person.
    Timing- Check-in Time: 11:00 AM Check-out Time: 11:00 AM (next day).

    2. Panchgani: Soak in the surreal views of nature with an offbeat camping experience at Panchgani. Promising to enthrall you with activities like Casino, Board games/puzzles, Darts, Table tennis, Billiards and Hiking (DIY), this campsite offers a wonderful experience for everyone. Offering comfortable bedrooms, this place is an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of life.

    Location- Panchgani.
    Price- Starting INR 1800.
    Timing- Check-in Time: 12:00 PM Check-out Time: 11:00 AM.

    3. River Krishna: Enjoy an overwhelming experience soaking in the surreal views of River Krishna while enjoying an overnight camping in Mahabaleshwar. Offering comfortable cottages and tents, this activity is best enjoyed with your friends and loved ones.

    When you are at this campsite, you can enjoy taking a refreshing dip in the waters and basking in nature’s beauty. Other activities to be enjoyed here include tractor ride, bamboo raft ride, bullock cart ride, and fishing.

    Location- Malakpur Village, Satara District, Maharashtra.
    Price- Starting INR 1,725.
    Timing- Check-In: 12:00 pm / 4:00 pm Check-Out: 11:00 am.

  7. Is there any specific type of clothing recommended for the trek?

    As such, there is no strict rule regarding the type of clothes that you wear on your hike. The treks in Mahabaleshwar are not quite as rough and challenging as the usual treks, which is why you will need only the basic boots and gear to ensure your comfort while trekking.

    Moreover, you can dress in the ideal clothes, such as track pants, shorts, t-shirts and hoodies while trekking. Your clothes should be comfortable, well fitted and preferably, moisture-wicking. This will help you stay clear of sweat and discomfort while you climb along the hike and explore the place.

  8. How safe is trekking in Mahabaleshwar?

    If you are in the mood to enjoy trekking in Mahabaleshwar, you should visit the hill station without any worries. Since it is a renowned tourist spot where thousands of travellers arrive each year, you will not find any reason to question your security or safety during your stay at the destination or while enjoying trekking activity. Usually, your tour will include a trek to the closest trail near your hotel and you will receive guidance from the hotel staff and tour operators. This will help you prepare for the trek and stay safe while you explore the hill station.

  9. What are the most adventurous things to do in and around Mahabaleshwar where I can avail upto 20% Off?

  10. Is Mahabaleshwar worth visiting?

    Yes, Mahabaleshwar is a beautiful hill station, located at a distance of 130 km from Pune. The scenic beauty of the hill station is a delightful treat to watch, which is why scores of tourists take up trekking tours in Mahabaleshwar. If you are one for adventure and natural beauty around you, this hill station can offer the perfect respite from your busy life.

  11. What sort of food will be there? Packed or Instant Cooked?

    Both, packaged food and instant food can come in handy while trekking in Mahabaleshwar. Packaged food like trail mix, dried fruits and snacks are perfect for knick-knacks when you feel out of energy and hungry. At mealtimes, instant food can be heated quickly for a zesty food binge.

  12. Do you think I should bring some medicines along with me while on the trek?

    Yes. When choosing from various trekking tours in Mahabaleshwar, make sure that you understand the trekking route, especially if you are a patient or suffering from some medical condition. Consequently, it is advisable that you also carry the required medicines for your condition, to combat any unforeseen circumstances.

    Additionally, medicines like pain killers, paracetamol, pills for high altitude sickness, stomach troubles and vomiting, might come in handy if you fall sick during your trek. It will be a good idea to be equipped with the necessary medicines at this point so that you may recover from the trouble.

  13. Is it safe for a solo traveler to do trek?

    Yes, if you are someone who wants to go for Mahabaleshwar trekking alone, you can certainly enjoy the beautiful sights and scenic views around the hill station, especially during the winter season. Do not forget to pack the travel essentials and items of necessity while you go for trekking alone.

  14. Can we do trekking during night time?

    Yes, most treks in Mahabaleshwar are operational even during the night time but it is best to trek in a group, which will enhance the security and safety of the trekkers. Some groups suggest going for a trek during the time of full moon, which helps the trekkers adjust to the minimal light around them but also stay safe.

  15. Can we have liquor/smoke while on the trek?

    No, while trekking on the mountainous paths in Mahabaleshwar, it is best to avoid smoking and drinking, which can have an adverse impact on your health. Drinking can affect your levels of consciousness, which is not a good thing to experiment with, while you are trying to brave a trekking route.