About the Trek:
The Devkund trek is a three-hour trek from the base village along the dam. You will trek through semi-dried forests with a river running parallel to you. This trek is best for monsoon season as the atmosphere here gets pleasant and lovely. Devkund waterfall is a plunge waterfall which pours a massive amount of water on the rocky surface.
A turquoise lagoon is naturally made by the waterfall. Take a bath here and have fun in the water with your friends and family. You can see the ray of lights reflecting on the waters on a sunny day. The whole scene is beautiful and pleasant. You will also be able to see Bhira dam and Tamhini Ghat during this trek.
Type: Hill trek
Base Village: Bhira
Region: Tamhini Ghat, Mulshi
Pick up points in Mumbai: Chitra cinema, Dadar, Mumbai.
Why one should visit Kaas Pathar ??
Kaas Pathar also known as Valley Of Flowers is situated on the high hills of Sahyadri range in western ghats, 22 kilometers from Satara City in Maharashtra state of India. It is known as Maharashtras valley of flowers. The area of plateau is approximately 1,000 hectare. The plateau is laden with wild flowers during the months of September and October. The whole plateau looks like a carpet in various colors. These flowers bloom on their own and stay for about 23 weeks (depending on the monsoon and other weather factors).
It has been declared as Biodiversity World heritage site by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Its a unique place for flora researchers, nature lovers, and photographers.
Kalsubai at 5400ft is the highest peak of Maharashtra and this is the main reason for its popularity and difficulty. It is located in the Kalsubai mountain range which is an offshoot range from the main Sahyadri range.
Why Kalsubai should be your next trekking destination?
Surrounded by lush green forests and fields, the trekking route towards Maharashtra's Highest Peak is a surreal experience for all nature lovers and trek enthusiasts. Challenging yet fun-filled, trek towards the highest summit will test your patience and offer an amazing panoramic view of several more mountain ranges like Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south-west) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar & Harishchandragad. Also, attempting to climb the most wish-listed mountain in the Sahyadri offers a great sense of achievement for most of the trekking enthusiasts
The story behind Kalsubai Unveiled:
It is truly believed by the local villagers that a housemaid residing in a nearby village had disappeared near the mountain while trying to escape her employer's harsh suffering. This gives the mountain its present name as well as a reason for this temple to be built in her memory.
Highlights of Kalsubai Trek:
Scaling the highest peak of Maharashtra.
Rainy seasons first trek.
Surreal greenery and blissful environment while Kalsubai trek
Panoramic view of several mountains
Trek Location: Ahmednagar
Pickup Time: 12:30 AM
Drop Time: 8:00 PM
Pickup and drop point: Kasara Railway Station
Maharashtra is a state in the western peninsular region of India. Places near Mumbai and Pune have some of the marvelous spots with green hills, lush forests, flowing springs and glinting waterfalls making for the best experience of trekking in Maharashtra. Harischandragad, situated in the Maslej region of the Western Ghats is one of the most famous hill forts in the region. Located in Ahmednagar, the fort is decorated with lush greenery a sheet of clouds.
The trek starts from a base village in Ahmednagar, where you will be resting before and after the trek. The trek will give you beautiful views of the lush green valleys covered with a thick grey sheet of clouds. You will come across Saptatirtha Pushkarni Temple and the Kedareshwar Cave where resides a big Shiva Linga, which is completely surrounded by water.
You will also witness the Temple of Harishchandreshwar and Konkan Kada which provides a scenic view of the surrounding region and the setting sun. Taramati peak is the topmost point on the fort which offers great views of the surroundings.
A trek to this fort in the monsoons is the perfect way to spend the weekend with your friends or family.
Transportation: Pickup and drop from Kasara Railway Station.
Meals: Breakfast & Evening Snacks
Activities: Trekking and photography
Difficulty level: Medium
Child Policy: Children below 5 years are not suitable for this trek. Those above 6 can join the trek at the same cost.
Suitable for: Family, Friends and Corporate.
How to reach: Starting point of this trek is Kasara Railway Station which is 106 Km away from Mumbai and 179 Km from Pune. Traveler can board on any train departing from their respective city toward Kasara as per the pickup timings.
Rajmachi Fort trek takes you on a tour through tranquil hidden landscapes of Maharashtra. This ancient fort of Rajmachi is located in the Karjat region and is a perfect example of lost beauties in today’s hustles. These beautiful forts were built by Shivaji Maharaj during the 17th century and strive for a favourite trekking destination amongst ardent adventure seekers.
Delight in this awe-inspiring quaint Rajmachi fort which provides you with pleasant views of Borghat, a historic trade route located in this region of Maharashtra. Admire the beauty of Shrivardhan Fort and Manoranjan fort crowned at the pinnacle with this amazing Rajmachi fort trek. This stunning ancient beauty can be reached via two ways, while Kondivide village route might get tricky at times, however, the most preferable route is from Lonavala as it is much easy and provides the best of the views.
Standing amidst the dense forests, Rajmachi trek provides you with some amazing sceneries, this stunning place is a beauty to the eyes especially in the winter season as you will be witnessing random waterfalls and lush greenery at every turn while trekking. Rivet in this amazing experience with friends and family like never before!
Timings: 05:20 PM
Meeting Point of Rajmachi Fort Trek: Lonavala Railway Station
Suggested train to the board is the 11009/Mumbai CST-Sinhagad Express, timings are:
14:30 CST, 14:40 Dadar, 15:08 Thane, 15:28 Kalyan, 16:08 Karjat, 17:08 Lonavala.
Brace up for this amazing one day trek to Kalavantin Durg which was initially used as a watchtower. Located right next to Prabhalgad fort, this stunning ancient watchtower is situated on the old Mumbai-Pune route. Get ready to cut through lush-green thickets while you trek to Kalavantin Durg. While in the peaceful environs of this place, gather your wits for an amazing trek.
The mesmerizing scenery from this watchtower will definitely give you a memory to cherish for a lifetime. The remarkable thing of this trek is the amazing rock-cut steps that wind up their way up the mountain to take you to the top of the fort. Enthral in the panoramic view from the top, feel the thrill of an exposed climb via the stairs.
Kalavantin Durg is also listed among 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in one of the blogs. Witness a wide variety of flora and fauna as you trek. Enjoy the wide shots of lovely green mountains and narrow valleys as you continue your trail. Enjoy the journey, mesmerize with the beautiful winding trails leading you to the top with this pleasing trek to Kalavantin Durg.
Scaling the peak of Maharashtra.
Explore one of the steepest pinnacles
Camping Under The Million Star
Surreal greenery and blissful environment while Kalsubai trek
Panoramic view of several mountains
About the Activity:
Fixed Departure: 10th June, 2017
- Sarasgad is located at the foot of the famous Pali temple.The Pali village contains Sarasgad Fort, the twin of Sudhagad Fort. It can be identified by its four pinnacles and thus was mainly used as a watch place to check the surrounding region. The construction of the fort is not in good condition but the huge rock steps are something to watch for. There are two routes which lead to the top of this fort from Pali. On the top is the Shiva temple providing an excellent panoramic view of all the mountain ranges surrounding this area. Sudhagad and TailBaila can be easily viewed from the top of Sarasgad.
- The route till the top is easy excluding the last carved ladder patch which is a bit difficult (specially for first timers). This trek can be done by all age groups who are fit in general.
About Sandhan Valley:
Sandhan Valley is a unique experience combining adventure activity such as Rappelling and staying amidst nature. Sandhan valley is a water-carved valley around 200 feet deep. Sandhan is located near beautiful Bhandardara region near the village called Samrad. Samrad village and Sandhan Valley is surrounded by Alang, Madan and Kulang Mountains.
Sandhan Valley trek starts from Samrad village. Total trek time is around 5 hours which includes rappelling and crossing pool of water. And deep gorges and one of its kinds of life experience which you feel at end of the trek.
The Great Grand Dad of all Treks - The Valley of Shadows, Where you'll hardly get to see the sunlight, isolated from the outer world, dead silence, passing through those deep creepy ponds, lifeless rocks and boulders, Echoes of your own footsteps will make you feel like a presence of some entity, sleeping by the waterfall with the nocturnal creatures in sub-freezing temperature. You'll remember this 48 hours throughout your lifetime.
Brilliant & deep narrow rock floored ravine between the two high walls of a mountain range. At some places, its width is less than 3 ft so that at some places sun rays unable to reach. So its called the valley of the shadow.
To go at the end side of the gorge you have cross 2-3 water pools, water level changes according to seasons, in winter it is up to waist & in summer it is up to knee height. At the end of the valley, you get a magnificent view of high cliffs & deep valleys.
Sandhan Valley trek via Samrad to Dehaene is a high difficulty grade trek in the Sahyadri. The Sandhan Valley full-descend is just
2.5 kms long (up to campsite) but the time taken to finish it on a
normal weekend is around 10 hours. It starts with a flat trail until you reach the opening of Sandhan Valley. Once you’re into Sandhan Valley,
you will be descending through the valley for the entire duration.
Know Before You Go:
Duration of Sandhan Valley Trek: 2D,2N
Height of Sandhan Valley: 4100 ft.
Sandhan Valley Trekking Grade: Above Medium with Thrilling Patches.
Location: Bhandardara Region.
- Meeting point - Dadar (E) at 2300 hrs on Friday
- Embark in thies exciting overnight trek to the Ratangarh fort and witness the mesmerizing beauty of this region.
- Start your tour after reaching the your locality and get ready for the trek.
- Trek to the famous Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi and admire its beautiful architecture.
- Explore the caves and the forts at the top of the mountain and spend thie night camping in the cave.
- Witness the water cisterns which are filled with water a good thing for the trekkers.
- Enjoy the view of the Rani Mahal and the Katrabai and Ajoba fort very close on the southern side.
- Pass through the dense forest on this trail and feel the thrill while trekking in the strong winds.
- Hike to the Khutta Pinnacle via Trimbak Darwaja where your trek ends.
- End this exciting trek with lots of memories.
Nashik has a wide range of treks that take you through dense wilderness and open up a bird's eye view of the city and the surrounding hills. And, out of them, there is one best trekking spot that will involve lots of thrill and adventure.
About the trek
Harihar Fort, also known as Harshgad, is a historic fort located in Maharashtra’s Nashik district. Several trekking enthusiasts visit this fort in monsoon for a new and refreshing experience. It appears rectangular from the base village and is situated on a triangular rock. One of the fort’s vertical sides facing the Nirgudpada Village got the name ‘Scottish Kada’ because it was first climbed by Doug Scott in 1986. He was a popular Himalayan mountaineer, who took about two days to ascend to the top of the cliff, which stands at 170 m. Harihar Fort trek is one of the must-try Treks in Western Ghats and makes for a great weekend getaway.The rock-carved staircases lead you to the fort. You will surely embrace surreal greenery and blissful environment while trekking through mesmerizing landscapes accompanying you throughout your Harihar Fort trekking. Feel your heart racing as you climb these stairs while enjoying the panoramic view of several mountains.Once you reach the hilltop, charm in the beauty of the elongated plateau which holds a small temple of Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva. There is A small pond in front of the temples and water from it can be used for drinking. Enjoy the pleasing beauty of this land with a trek to Harihar Fort, Igatpuri.
The difficulty level of the trek is medium and there will be a professional guide with you, who will assist you while trekking to Harihar Fort.
Avoid carrying heavy weight for the trek.
Floaters and Sandals are not allowed, please wear sports shoes or trekking shoes of good quality.
Entry fees are not included in the package.
Mineral water/cold drinks are not included in the package.
Pick- up points: Kasar Railway station
Some basic details related to trek
Height: 3500 feet Approx.
Type: Hill Fort
1Night / 1 Day.