35 Places for Trekking in Mumbai: 2019 (Starting from ₹800)

Best Places for Trekking Near Mumbai:

Rajmachi Fort Trek - Near Lonavala, 1-day trek at Rs. 975
Lohagad Trek - Near Lonavala, 1-day trek at Rs. 900
Kalsubai Trek - Near Igatpuri, 2-day trek at Rs. 1040
Andharban Trek - Near Pune, 1-day trek at Rs. 1240
Harishchandragad Fort Trek - Near Ahmednagar, 2-day trek at Rs. 1720
Ratangad Trek - Near Nashik, 2-day trek at Rs. 1600
Visapur Fort Trek - Near Lonavala, 1-day trek at Rs. 1064
Kaas Plateau Trek - Near Satara, 1-day trek at Rs. 1799

Lush green hills, winding trails, and an ultimate the dose of thrill – trekking in Mumbai is a whiff of fresh air that will essentially disconnect you from the discord of the Mumbai city and the monotony of urban lifestyle. Whether you are looking forward to spending an eventful weekend with your friends or you are seeking some moments of solitude and solace, there are plenty of treks in Mumbai that will cheer you up with the fresh atmosphere and sweeping views.

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From easy treks, you can take with your family to treks that test one's mettle, there is an option for everyone. If you are looking for treks near Mumbai that will not only give you an adrenaline rush but also excellent photo opportunities, Rajmachi Fort Trek and Lohagad Fort Trek are highly recommended.

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Torna Fort Trek and Raigad Fort Trek are two other excellent points you can trek to discover an unusual sight created by historical monuments and pristine nature. And, if you crave some seriously thrilling experience, a trekking expedition to Sarasgad Fort in the dark of night is what you need to try.

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The Devkund trek is one of the most loved one-day treks in Maharashtra. Devkund falls are located near the Bhira dam. It is a 'plunge' waterfall pouring massive amounts of water on the rocky surface underneath. It is a confluence of three waterfalls.

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.

Pick up and drop off is included in this package from Mumbai.
Pick up point: Chitra cinema, Dadar, Mumbai.

Note:
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Sleeveless, Low neck, Figure hugging, Shirts/Tops, Short Pants, Hot Pant not allowed.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

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Type: Hill trek

Grade: Easy

Endurance: Medium

Base Village: Bhira

Region: Tamhini Ghat, Mulshi




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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.

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Kalsubai Trek

Kalsubai Trek
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Maharashtra does not have any limit for trekking destinations and if it is monsoon, then the number of trekkers would shoot up to a great height. The Sahyadri mountain ranges are large enough to encompass umpteen number of trekking spots. Kalsubai trek is one fine example for an exciting trekking trip and adventure junkies would fall for the trails that are easy yet unpredictably amazing. Mount Kalsubai seems to be the highest peak in Maharashtra and thus it is considered to be one of the best places for trekking near Mumbai.

The peak is located at a height of about 1646 meters above sea level in the Sahyadris in Akole taluka pf Ahmednagar district. At the base of the peak, one can see a small temple of Kalsubai and from the top, the views of the surroundings are of greater importance. In the surroundings, there are Harihargad, Anjaneri, Ratangad, Brahmagiri, Kulang and many more. Yes, like any other trek, Kalusbai trek also gives you one base to start it from that is Bari Gaon with a population of a few hundred.

On the trails, you would be able to find steel railings, chains, ladders, etc to help you climb smoothly at the places of slight difficulty. There are various trekking routes as well as an animal track to reach the pinnacle and the main route originates at Bari Gaon, located about 6 kilometers away from Bhandardara.

Best Season: Monsoon

Trek length: 7-8 km (approx.)

Distance from Mumbai: 152 km

Difficulty Level: Easy

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Lohagad Trek

Lohagad Trek
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There is no need for an introduction for Lohagad Fort which is the most visited attraction in Mumbai exclusively by adventure seekers. Lohagad Fort trek has plenty of admirers from all over the world to conquer the tricky route taking us to the top. It is a multi-access fort from the base village. You can reach the base village by cab or bus or walk. This one day trek near Mumbai, as well as night treks, are quite important for those who seek for having a great adventure here.

Monsoon steals millions of trekkers from different parts of the world and places them at the base village since it is the highly recommended season to do trekking to Lohagad Fort as every attraction in Maharashtra, especially attractions like forts and hilltops offers. The plateau on which the fort is located will become vibrant though it is misty and cold during the rainy season. The views from the top and throughout the trails are the driving force behind the adventure lovers to leave the rain and monsoon aside and continue the adventure. 

The green carpet on the trails is itself a welcoming note to all the visitors and there are wild flora and fauna while you walk along. Lohagad Fort means Iron Fort in Marathi and it is situated on one of the side ranges of the famous Sahyadri Mountains. There are four large gates which are intact beyond estimations.

Best Season: Monsoons

Distance from Mumbai: 94 km

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Harishchandragad Fort Trek

Harishchandragad Fort Trek
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Crowned at a height of 4,671ft, Harishchandragd Fort is an amazing trekking place near the Mumbai city that provides you with grand views of the beautiful state of Maharashtra. This historic fort blend holds a raw and rustic appeal to it – wrapped amidst thick blankets of vegetation, the entire trek strives for an enthralling journey.

This stunning fort can be accessed through seven different routes, however, the Khireshwar route that takes you through luxuriant forests and landscapes is the most popular route among all trekkers. Delight yourself with luscious forests, lovely green hills and rustic aura of the entire place.

Best Season: Monsoon

Trek length: 20 km (approx.)

Distance from Mumbai: 100 km

Difficulty Level: Easy

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Rajmachi Fort Trek

Rajmachi Fort Trek
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Rajmachi Fort is a famous fort nestled amidst the Sahyadri Ranges and it offers one of the best treks in Maharashtra. The fort is located at a height of about 2710 feet above sea level and provides the visitors with an amazing view of the mountains and the backwaters of the Shirota dam. You can reach the spot from Pune directly through Lonavala. The road leading to the fort is not of good quality, especially for a drive.

It is like a dirt bike track that can be used for racing. The Fort is an ideal place for peaceful camping near Mumbai, specifically in the caves that can accommodate about 40 persons. There are other accommodation options available for those who do not want to do camping at the fort. Kalbhairavanath Temple at the base is one of the major accommodation spots near the fort. On your trek to the fort, you will get the delicious local food or you can also cook something simple.

The trekking route will not pose you many threats but remember to keep yourself hydrated. The night treks to the fort are the most done trek here as the route is simple and without any deviations. By carrying a torchlight, you will be able to arrive at the top easily. Though there are numerous things to do in Mumbai, trekking is one of the different ones.

Best Season: Monsoon

Trek length: 15 km (approx.)

Distance from Mumbai: 118 km

Difficulty Level: Easy

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Why Andharban should be your next trekking destination this monsoon?

Imagine yourself in the middle of dark jungles, finding routes, viewing valleys and crossing Ghats, sound adventurous?? Yeah!!!! You’ll be doing all this at Andharban – The Dark forest Trek. The Andharban trek is majorly based on descending from the peak. It is one of the most stunning treks and there are lots of things to explore. You will be walking on ridge that gives a scintillating view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the various mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat.

While you’re trekking through the jungle of Andharban, there will be coverage of evergreen forests which covers you with a relaxing shade in first half of the trek (6-8 kms). The trek then descends down in Konkan to reach Bhira (4 kms). The same valley is the origin of the Kundalika river famous for its white-water river rafting and other adventure activities


About the Activity :

When was the last time you engaged in an exciting adventure with all your buddies? This weekend, head for an exciting trek to Andharban with your best buddies and all your loved ones to engage in a fun and exciting time! Andharban, by its name means a dark dense forest. This trek is primarily based on descending from the peak. It is one of the most beautiful treks and there are lots of things to explore. You will be walking on ridge that offers an awesome view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat. During your trek, there will be scores of evergreen forests which covers you with a relaxing shade in first half of the trek (6-8 kms).The trek further descends down in Konkan to reach Bhira (4 kms).The same valley is the origin of the Kundalika river famous for its white water river rafting and other adventure activities.

Trek Details:

Location: Mulshi

Base Village: Tamhini Ghat (Pimpri)

Height: 2,100 feet

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Endurance: High

Best Time to Visit: June to Sep


Highlights:

  • Hypnotic Kundalika Valley View

  • Visit Tamhini Ghat

  • Bhira Dam start point

  • Walk through dense and dark jungle of Andharban

  • Surreal greenery and blissful environment while Andharban trek

  • Panoramic view of several mountains

  • Mesmerizing views.

  • Breathtaking beauty.

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Visapur Fort Trek

Visapur Fort Trek
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A famous hill fort near Visapur village in Pune is Visapur Fort that provides the adventure lovers with a lively, lovable trekking expedition regardless of time and season. It is believed to be a part of the Lohagad Visapur fortification, located at a distance of 9 to 10 kilometers from Malavli Railway Station. It is situated at an elevation of 1084 meters above sea level. The fort is existing on the same plateau as Lohagad.

Built during 1713-1720 by Balaji Vishwanath, the fort attracts history lovers, architecture admirers, and nature lovers. The two main routes for trekking to the fort will lead you to reach the spot easily. One is from Malvali station after crossing the Express Highway and reaches Bhaje village and continue to Lohagad –Visapur. Continue walking for 2 hours around and turn left from Gomukh Khind and reach the Visapur base. This trek is considered as one of the best trekking places near Mumbai.

Then, there will be a small left turn to the dense forest and finally, take you to the top. Another route starts at Patan village. A visit to the most celebrated trekking destination will give you chances to visit the nearby attractions as well. Among the attractions, the Hanuman temple and the carvings are of amusing effect and they are considered to be a never miss out point. Also, during monsoon, the trekking trails become highly active promised to offer you unbeatable sights throughout the way.

Best Season: Monsoons

Distance from Mumbai: 118 km

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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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.


Highlights :

Scaling the peak of Maharashtra.

Explore one of the steepest pinnacles

Camping Under The Million Star

Bonfire

Stargazing

Beautiful landscapes

Surreal greenery and blissful environment while Kalsubai trek

Panoramic view of several mountains

Mesmerizing views.

Breathtaking beauty.




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Tamhini Trek

Rather, one of the beautiful treks in Maharashtra is Tamhini trek. Tamhini Ghats, situated on the crest of the Western Ghats is the connecting link between the hilly areas of Pune to the low lying areas of the coastline of Konkan. Mulshi Dam is the best view from the ghats and the other natural sights that can be witnessed from the top would leave everyone bewitched. During the monsoon season, the lush greenery becomes more active and authentically marvelous.

The trek is known in another name that is Plus Valley Trek and the trails will take you through different spectacular attractions like misty valleys, natural thickets, waterfalls, multiple species of flora and fauna, etc. This trek is a treat for everyone who wishes to be in the laps of nature- to have a peaceful time with the pure serenity. The night trek to the ghats is amazing when you can come across the utmost beauty of nature and the fresh air prevailing will give you peace and calmness.

If you are lucky enough, you may spot a rare jackal or hyena or leopard or some rare wildlife animal on the way to the ghats. The zig-zag trails will lead you to the entrance of a vast grassland on the top. The rocky terrains and the off-beat track will not disappoint you at any point and yes, because of these risky terrains, adventure seekers love to come to Tamhini trails every year.

Best Season: Monsoon

Trek length: 15 km (approx.)

Distance from Mumbai: 80 km

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

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Night Trek to Sarasgad Fort
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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.

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Sandhan Valley Trek with Rappelling, Igatpuri @ ₹1490 Only!
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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 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.


Duration - 2D,2N
Height: 4100 ft.
Grade: Above Medium with Thrilling Patches.
Location: Bhandardara Region.


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Ratnagad Trek

Ratnagad Trek
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Ratangad or RatanWadi is a 2000-year-old fort located in Maharashtra. One of the most remarkable features that make the Ratnagad trek enlisted in popular treks near Mumbai is a rock cavity at the pinnacle known as ‘Nedhe’ or ‘Eye of the Needle’.

This marvelous architecture can be accessed through four gates – Ganesh, Hanuman, Konkan, and Trimbak. However, apart from the scenic landscapes and the quaint fort, there is something else that makes this place all the more famous. Amrutweshwar temple is an ancient masterpiece that can be dated back to the Hemandpant era. One thing is certain, the entire place won’t let you take your eyes off even for a minute.

Best Season: Monsoons

Trek length: 12 km

Distance from Mumbai: 140 km

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Ghangad and Tailbaila Fort Trek

Ghangad and Tailbaila Fort Trek

Ghangad also known as Korbarase Maval is situated near Mulshi stream in the stunning hill station of Lonavala. Surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty, the trek follows an easy trail that requires some amount of rock climbing as well providing you with an adventure filled experience near Mumbai

While Tailbaila is suitable only for ardent trekkers, with its close resemblance to a Cobra head, the trek provides you with elegant views of the entire Konkan Valley from the top, making all the endeavors worth trying for.

Best Season: June - January

Trek length: 5 km (approx.)

Distance from Mumbai: 125 km

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

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Camping Behind the Waterfall with Harishchandragad Trek in Malshej Ghat @ 1720 Only
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Mumbai is one of the busiest city of India, the lightning-fast life of the city is harmful to mental health. There are various getaways near Mumbai. One of these scrumptious getaways is Harishchandragad in Malshej Ghat. A trip at this beautiful spot will make you forget about your busy life in the bustling city of Mumbai.

About the trek


Located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, Harishchandragad fort trek is one of the favorite destinations for trekkers, especially during monsoon due to its pleasant temperature and picturesque greenery. The main attraction of this trek is the Konkan Kada, which is an enormous 4671-foot high concave cliff. The cliff is in the shape of Cobra's hood. You can witness the majestic panoramic view of the surrounding hills. Visit the holy Ganesh cave during your trek.

Apart from the breathtaking trekking trail, you can also indulge in the bonfire and the music night. After the difficult trek, you will be provided a delicious refreshment. If you are an adventure junkie then you can indulge in the thrilling rappelling adventure.

How to reach

You can reach Kasara by any kind of public or private transport.


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Harihar Fort Trek

Harihar Fort Trek

Harihar also known as Harish Fort is located in the Trimbakeshwar ranges of Maharashtra. Spreading from the Igatpuri in the north to Nashik in the west, the stunning Trimabekhwar ranges are actually divided into two parts – Harishar and Anjaneri.

One notable feature about this fort is its unique shape. The fort appears rectangular when looked from the village below but is actually crowned on a triangular ridge. A peculiar trek near Mumbai, the fort can only be reached through 200ft rock-carved staircase thus making it a challenging trek. No matter how tricky the trail gets but the view from the top is certainly a mind and body retreat.

Best Season: Monsoon

Trek length: 6-7 km (approx.)

Distance from Mumbai: 189 km

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Kulang Fort Trek

Kulang Fort Trek
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Kulang Fort situated in the Kalsubai Range is the last fort in the ridge and is the most challenging climb among all the adjacent mountain ridges. Standing high at an alarming height of around 4822 ft, the view from the top is just inexplicably delightful.

The trek follows a rugged terrain, make your way through lush green pastures while enthralling in the beautiful natural bounties you accompanying you throughout our hike. Admire the stunning grandeur of this ancient fort lying calmly on the pinnacle. Truly delightful treks near Mumbai, enjoy the grand views throughout your expedition.

Best Season: Monsoons

Distance from Mumbai: 152 km

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

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Tikona Fort Trek

Tikona Fort Trek

Tikona, a hill fort is located in the Maval region of Maharashtra and is one of the well-acclaimed treks near Mumbai. Decked at a height of around 3500m, the hill is triangular or pyramidal in shape from all sides, thus justifying the name as ‘Tikona’ in Hindi means triangular.

With not much known about the history of this picturesque Tikona fort, it is actually it's peculiar setting that makes it one of the popular trekking hot spot. Enthrall in the panoramic views of Pawna Dam from the top. The grand views of distant Visapur, Tung and Lohagad Forts will certainly leave you spell-bounded.

Best Season: Monsoons

Trek length: 97 km

Distance from Mumbai: 121 km

Difficulty Level: Easy

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Jivdhan Naneghat Trek

Jivdhan Naneghat Trek

Crowned at a height of around 1,145m Jivdhan Naneghat Trek is embraced in the stunning Sahyadri Ranges of Maharashtra. Built during the Satvaahan era the fort still holds that ancient elegant architecture.

Jivdhan is one of the most popular treks near Mumbai and is also a proud member of the ‘Famous 5’ trekking spots among ardent trekkers and enthusiasts. Admire the beautifully intricate carvings, inscriptions and grand architecture that still sings the tale of this wreck which once served as an important check-post during the Maratha Rule.

Best Season: Monsoons

Trek length: 45 km

Distance from Mumbai: 163 km

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

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Sinhagad Trek

Sinhagad Trek

Sinhagad Fort is the living testimony of the bravery and struggles faced by the Maratha warriors. This is one trekking place near Mumbai that has slowly evolved as a favorite picnic spot for the people from Pune and Mumbai.

Enjoy the stunning landscapes, panoramic view and wide-open areas as the top which strives for an ideal picnic destination near Mumbai. Another astonishing feature about this trek is that you relish on some mouthwatering ‘Pithala – Bhakari’ and ‘Kanda’Bhaji’ from various food stalls available on the top of the peak.

Best Season: Monsoons

Trek length: 12 km

Distance from Mumbai: 165 km

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Raigad Trek

Raigad Trek

Raigad Fort is situated in the Raigad region of Maharashtra and is part of stunning Sahyadri Ranges. Reaching to a height of around 820m, this grand fort once served as the capital of Shivaji Maharaj

This beautiful trek can be hiked through 1400-1450 steps, however, for those who do not wish to strain their body can also reach via rope-way. No matter what route you pick, both the views –aerial as well from the land are equally stunning and will keep you delighted throughout your trek.

Best Season: Monsoons

Trek length: 30 km

Distance from Mumbai: 180  km

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Bhimashankar One Day Trek
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  • Pune
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  • Pune
₹1,375 ₹875

About the Activity:

Situated in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra and covering an area of about 120km, Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is fast emerging as a popular weekend getaway from Mumbai and Pune. The area around Bhimashankar is covered with thick dense jungle and is home to the endangered giant squirrels, this wildlife protected are boasts of rich flora and fauna and offers spectacular views of its lush green forests and the Sahyadri mountain range that surrounds the sanctuary. 

The place is yet to be fully discovered by the tourists and therefore still exudes a serene and rustic charm. Bhimashankar also attracts pilgrims and devotees to the sacred Jyotiralinga Temple located amidst the wilderness. Its nature trail is an easy short trek near Pune where you can soak in the natural wild beauty of the forest.

Bhimashankar:
The Bhimashankara temple (one of 12 Jyotirlings) is a composite of old and the new structures and is built in the Nagara style of architecture. It is a modest yet graceful temple and it dates back to mid 18th century. The Shikhara of the temple was built by Nana Phadnavis. The great Maratha ruler Shivaji is also said to have made endowments to this temple to facilitate the carrying out, of worship services. As with other Shiva temples in this area, the sanctum is at a lower level.
Bhimashankar trek is known to be one of the best treks in Sahyadri ranges and this time we will be ascending via Shidi ghat (Ladder route) & descending via Ganesh ghat to make it more interesting.  The forest of Bhimashankar is paradise for nature lovers as it hosts several exotic specie of wildlife and the most famous of all being the elusive rust-colored giant squirrel (Ratufa Indica Elphinstoni) — the state animal of Maharashtra. 

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Shivneri Trek

Shivneri Trek
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Among the best places for trekking near Mumbai, Shivneri Fort trek would take a prominent position as it is equally beautiful and adventurous like other treks in Pune and the nearby places. The fort belongs to a 17th century military fortification situated near Junnar in Pune district- it is the birth place of the famous ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who was the founder of Maratha Empire.

Adventure lovers and trekking expedition enthusiasts will come to Shivneri to stroll around the beautiful location which is filled with caves, rock cut architecture, water system that indicates the presence of habitation from the 1st century onwards and many more. The fort was built to guard the old trading route from Desh to the port city of Kalyan. The fort possesses a triangular shape and its entrance is from the south-west side of the hill.This trek is considered as one of the best trekking places near Mumbai.

The main gate allows visitors to come inside but there is another entrance to the fort from a side called the chain gate where one has to hold chains to climb up to reach the fort gate. There are seven spiral gates and inside one can witness a prayer hall, a tomb and a mosque.  To reach the fort easily, one has to go through the stone carved stairs and apart from the architectural brilliance, the views from the top are also a reason for nature lovers and adventure seekers to choose Shivneri Fort trek.

Best Season: Monsoons

Trek length: 3 km

Distance from Mumbai: 156 km

Difficulty Level: Easy

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One Day Trek to Harihargad Fort in Nashik (from Mumbai)
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About the Activity:

  • Fixed Departure: 12 Aug 2017, 24 Aug 2017, 15 Sep 2017, 22 Dec 2017
  • Located 3500 feet above sea level, the trek to Harihargad Fort takes you through the magical expanse of nature.
  • The prism-shaped fort enchants at first sight, and houses a pond in front of the Hanuman and Shiva shrines.
  • Sheer design of the famed rock cut steps draws intrigued crowds, and the ornate, but steep steps scintillate while climbing up!
  • Start your journey on Saturday Night by getting picked up from Pritam Hotel located in East Dadar at around 11.30 PM and Nitin Company Junction at around 12 midnight and continue your overnight journey to Harihargad Fort in Nashik. 
  • After reaching the base camp in the morning, have your delicious breakfast and start your trek to Harhargad Fort.
  • Reach the fort in the afternoon and explore its beautiful history and architectural elegance, followed by a delicious lunch.
  • Descend back to the base camp and enjoy your evening snacks on the way. 
  • Reach the base camp and start your journey back to Mumbai, reaching the city at around 10 PM depending on the traffic. 

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Panhala to Pawankhind Trek

Panhala to Pawankhind Trek
Image Credit : Ninad-Flickr

Panhala to Pawankhind trek is one of the most unique treks near Mumbai. It’s a journey in the past, that enables you to witness glories and various unsaid tales of the past. Get close to nature while learning more about the great Maratha legacy.

Make way through beautiful grasslands and thickets while hearing to distant waterfalls gushing through the valley. Pay tribute to great Maratha warriors while trekking, learn more about the history of this beautiful state of Maharashtra while trekking through this serene land.

Best Season: Monsoon

Trek length: 64 km (approx.)

Distance from Mumbai: 384 km

Difficulty Level: Easy

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Lingana Trek

Lingana Trek
Image Credit : rohit gowaikar-Flickr

Lingana is the highest point in the Sahyadri range, located between Raigad and Torna and it is one of the major trekking destinations in this region. Considered to be one of the best places for trekking near Mumbai, adventure lovers arrive here in plenty to watch the views of the Sahyadri Mountains and the nearby attractions from a height of about 2969 feet. It resembles the shape of a Linga and thus it has a slight touch of Hindu mythology as well.

Lingana fort is the main attraction at the pinnacle which is a historically important site. The fort was built by Shivaji Maharaj around 1648 but it was later conquered by the British. The trekking routes are definitely enthralling, going through the pristine nature bound regions and between wild flora and fauna. Along with adventure filled trekking, Lingana becomes an irresistible name for rock climbing, rappelling, sightseeing, hiking and camping in Mumbai.

One should have trekking experience to climb up the trails to Lingana pinnacle that involves a lot of challenges and it would take around 5-6 hours to wind the trek up. In addition to it, one will get to enjoy the moonlight walking to Railing Plateau and people have recommended that it is the best nocturnal trekking near Pune.

Best Season: Monsoon

Trek length: 8 km (approx.)

Distance from Mumbai: 213.5 km

Difficulty Level: Challenging

27

Jungli Jaigad Trek

Jungli Jaigad Trek

A massive stone fort nestled amidst pure green nature, among the towering trees is Jungli Jaigad in Pune. A trek to the fort is the most interesting one and one with a high adrenaline rush. It is one the prominent forts of Jaigad encircled well by thick vegetation and the hard stone structure is an alluring sight to behold. It is located at a height of about 2957 feet above sea level, offering the trails abundant challenges.

The trekkers have to go through the thick vegetation, forest ranges which are part of the Koyna and Chandoli forests. This one day trek near Mumbai is challenging but would definitely soothe you with the beautiful views from the top. The gurgling sound of the water in Koyna Dam backwaters has made a lot of adventure lovers find peace. The fort is located in Ratnagiri district but one of the two forts is located on the coastal side while the other one is in the jungle and thus it got the name Jungli Jaigad.

The forest near to it is the part of the Koyna wildlife sanctuary which now belongs to the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve. Apart from the fort and the forests, there are no other major attractions but the views from the top will outshine every other attraction one will look forward to seeing here. Kumbharli Ghat is also visible from the topmost portion.

Best Season: Monsoon

Trek length: 8km (approx.)

Distance from Mumbai: 302km

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Ahupe Ghat Trek

Ahupe Ghat Trek

One of the most fascinating treks in the Konkan region, Ahupe Ghat Trek is located at a towering height of about 850m. A perfect blend of meadows, gorges and thrilling hill ranges – this is one of the most enchanting trekking places near Mumbai. It is the perfect place for a 2 day trip near Mumbai.

The trail, however, follows a steep hike that would test your limits! Trek through enchanting valleys and luxuriant greenery that makes you forget the hard city life in a minute, Refresh yourself with this amazing trekking experience.

Best Season: Monsoons

Distance from Mumbai: 236 km

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Torna Fort Trek

Torna Fort Trek
Image Credit : Shrikant-flickr
This is one trek near Mumbai that is best trekked under full moonlight. Located within the proximity of Pune and Mumbai, Torna fort trek is mildly challenging at times. Apart from the rich abundance of natural beauties, this fort is also relevant if seen from the historical point of view as this was the first fort won by Shivaji.

Camping under the starlit sky is the most favored thing to do while trekking Torna Fort. Once on the top, delight with the lush –greenery and the mystical fog enveloping the other range. Delight in the picturesque setting of the place.

Best Season: Winters

Trek length: 30 km (approx.)

Distance from Mumbai: 212 km

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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