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  • Treks near Mumbai are ready to give you new adventure goals on your next trip to the hills nearby. Trekking near Mumbai is not only a favorite of the locals, but is also quite the rage in the country. There is a lot to the trekking trails near Mumbai, as they range from very easy for the beginners, to the difficult for the adventurers. One thing is for sure, though and that is the view at the end will always be breathtaking, be it the green clad Sahyadris or the seas spreading beyond the Western Ghats. And when it comes to Mumbai, you don’t really have to go much far away from the city to find trails and paths to pull on your trekking shoes and strap up for the journey you are about to undertake.

    Some of the best trekking places near Mumbai include the prestigious names of the scenic Rajmachi fort trek, the trek to the fabled fort that is at a height of 2710ft above sea level, or the adventurous kalsubai trek, that takes you to the highest point of Maharashtra at a height of 1,646m above sea level. And if you don’t feel like climbing on your one day treks near Mumbai, there is an option of descending from the top of a mountain and through the Andharban Forest. 

    The trek offers some of the best scenes in the vicinity of Pune and is a fun trek to embark upon with your family and squad of friends. Enjoy in the shades of trees of the evergreen forest around you as you witness the scenes of Kundalika valley, Bhira dam and the likes. And there is one name that you for sure must have heard, and that is of the Lohagarh fort. The trek and the fort is the most visited location in Maharashtra and is a crowd’s favorite and includes trekking to the top to see carpets of greenery spread around the place.

    Trekking near Mumbai is for both, the adventure junkies in the city or the ones just passing through. While you can take a hike through scenes in and around the city of Mumbai, trekking altogether is a different, difficult and exciting thing to do, especially in the hills near Mumbai.  

  • Treks near Mumbai for Beginners

  • 01Rajmachi 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 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 many deviations. By carrying a torch light, you will be able to arrive the top easily. Though there are numerous things to do in Mumbai, trekking is one of the different one.

    Best Season: Monsoon

    Trek length: 15km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 118km

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Rajmachi and Kondane Caves Trek Lonavala Flat 13% Off

    Rajmachi and Kondane Caves Trek Lonavala Flat 13% Off

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  • 02Sandhan Valley Trek, Igatpuri Flat 9% Off

    Sandhan Valley Trek, Igatpuri Flat 9% Off
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    • lMumbai
    • NNNNN142 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
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    About the Activity:

    Experience the true essence of adventure with a Sandhan valley trekking and camping experience in Igatpuri with your friends and family! Sandhan Valley Trek is a unique experience combining adventure activities such as rappelling, trekking and many other adventure events! Sandhan is located near Bhandardara region village called Samrad and is a deep narrow rock floored ravine between the two high walls of mountain range. Sandhan valley is one of the greatest canyons in the Sahyadri mountain ranges. You will get to make a descent towards the Sandhan valley which will make for a memorable outing and overnight stay under the sparkling sky, along the reservoir side! Explore temples from the 7th century, the Peshwa temples, and the natural gorge called Sandan!  

    Image Source: thebetterindia.com


    How to reach?

    Kindly board the Kasara Local according to the below mentioned timings and get in with your Respective Stations:- 

    Catch Kasara Semi-Fast Local – Slow from Mulund.

    10:50 PM – KASARA Semi fast Local from CST ) – Catch Second Compartment towards Kasara to get together,
    - CST :- 10:50 PM
    - Byculla :- 10:57 PM.
    - Dadar :- 11:05 PM
    - Kurla :- 11:13 PM
    - Ghatkopar :- 11:18 PM
    - Mulund:- 11:30 PM
    - Thane:- 11:34 PM
    - Dombivali :- 11:54 PM
    - Kalyan:- 00:07 AM
    - Kasara:- 01:18 AM

    After Reaching Kasara all the Participants have to gather near Ticket Window post counting we will start our journey to Sandhan Valley via Samrad Village.


  • 03Kalsubai Trek

    Kalsubai Trek
    Image Credit : Elroy Serrao-Flickr

    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 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 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: 7-8km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 152km

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Day Trek to Kalsubai

    Day Trek to Kalsubai

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  • 04Trek to Andharban, Pune

    Trek to Andharban, Pune
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    • NNNNN118 ratings
    • Ajaysinh Lakhe
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      Ajaysinh Lakhe

    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.

  • 05Lohagad Trek

    Lohagad Trek
    Image Credit : wikipedia

    There is no need of 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 great adventure here.

    Monsoon steals millions of trekkers from different parts of the world and place 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 hill tops 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: 94km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Lohagad Fort Trekking Flat 29% Off

    Lohagad Fort Trekking Flat 29% Off

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  • 06Harishchandragad Fort Trek

    Harishchandragad Fort Trek
    Image Credit : wikipedia

    Crowned at a height of 4,671ft, Harishchandragd Fort is an amazing trekking places near Mumbai that provides you with grand views of the beautiful state of Maharashtra. This historic fort blends 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 youthrough 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: 20km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 100km

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Trek to Harishchandragad Via Pachnai Route

    Trek to Harishchandragad Via Pachnai Route

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    d2 Daysn1 NightlAhmednagar

    O1,835

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    O1,685

  • 07Panhala to Pawankhind Trek

    Panhala to Pawankhind Trek
    Image Credit : Ninad-Flickr

    Panhala to Pawankhind 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 the 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: 64km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 384km

    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 08Tamhini Trek

    Rather, one of the beautiful treks in Maharashtra is Tamhini trek. Tamhini Ghats, situated on the crest of the Western Ghats are the connecting link between the hilly areas of Pune to the low lying areas of the coastline of Konkan. Mulshi Dam is the best views 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 are 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: 15km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 80km

    Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

  • 09Ratnagad Trek

    Ratnagad Trek
    Image Credit : wikipedia

    Ratangad or RatanWadi is a 2000 year old fort located in Maharashtra. One of the most remarkable feature that makes this 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 quaint fort there is something else that makes thia place all the more famous. Amrutweshwar temple is an ancientmasterpiece that can be dated back to 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: 12km

    Distance from Mumbai: 140km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

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    Overnight trek to Ratangad fort

    Overnight trek to Ratangad fort

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    O1,800

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    O1,600

  • 10Lingana 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 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: 213.5km

    Difficulty Level: Challenging

  • 11Visapur Fort Trek, Maharashtra

    Visapur Fort Trek, Maharashtra
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    • lLonavala
    • NNNNN100 ratings
    • Nilesh Patil
      Supplier
      Nilesh Patil

    About the Activity:

    • The Vispaur Fort is locatted in the Pune district of Maharashtra. Attaining a height of 1,084m, this historic fortress was built during the late 1713-1720s. Steeped in history and some of the glorious tales of the past, this historic fort was built by the first Peshwa of the valorous Maratha Empire. But was later conquered by the British in 1818. Visapur Fort is larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad. These two roofless buildings surrounded by outer or veranda walls said to have once been Government offices. 
    • There is a well which local legend says was built by the Pandavas. In 1885, near the north wall there was an iron gun ten feet long and of four-inch bore, marked with the Tudor Rose and Crown, flanked by the letters E. R. This is probably a gun of Queen Elizabeth’s reign probably taken as bounty from an English ship and presented to the Peshwa by Kanhoji Angre or some other commander of the Maratha navy. Like other guns on the fort, it has been disabled by breaking off its trunnions. Close to it are the remains of an old Mahadev shrine.
  • 12Jungli 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 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 back waters have 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 Koyna wildlife sanctuary which now belongs to 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

  • 13Ghangad and Tailbaila Fort Trek

    Ghangad and Tailbaila Fort Trek
    Image Credit : Ӊ€ỉ$ēɳßëЯG™-Flickr

    Ghangad also known as Korbarase Maval is situated near Mulshi stream in stunning hill station of Lonavala. Surrounded by abundance of natural beauty, the trek follows an easy trail which require some amount of rock climbing as well providing you with an adventure filled experience in 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: 5km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 125km

    Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

    Others: Here is a list of few other hill stations near Mumbai where you can visit and chill your mood.

  • 14Ahupe Ghat Trek

    Ahupe Ghat Trek

    One of the most fascinating treks in the Konkan region, AhupeGhat 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 hikes that would test your limits! Trek though 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: 236km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • 15Camping and Rappelling with Harishchandragad Trek in Malshej Ghat

    Camping and Rappelling with Harishchandragad Trek in Malshej Ghat
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    • lAhmednagar
    • NNNNN35 ratings
    • Ajaysinh Lakhe
      Supplier
      Ajaysinh Lakhe

    About the Activity: Fixed Departure - Every Saturday from Mumbai and Pune

    • Difficulty Level - Medium  /  Endurance level - High   /   Hill Fort Height: 4710ft
    • Assembly Point Mumbai - Kasara Railway Station (At 10am. On Saturday)   /   Assembly Point Pune - Swargate(At 8am On Saturday)
    • This is an Exclusive package that offers Multi-Adventure activities. Along with trekking to Harishchandragad you will also do rappelling and overnight camping.
    • The main attraction here is the Konkan Kada which offers a spectacular view of Konkan. you will also visit Temple of Harishchandreshwar, Kedareshwar Cave, Ganesh Gufa, Saptatirtha, Kedareshwar, and Taramatipeak.
  • 16Harihar Fort Trek

    Harihar Fort Trek
    Image Credit : Enygmatic-Flickr

    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 treks 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: 6-7km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 189km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Trek to Harihar Fort

    Trek to Harihar Fort

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  • Moderate to Difficult Treks near Mumbai

  • 17Kulang Fort Trek

    Kulang Fort Trek
    Image Credit : wikimedia

    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 you way through lush green pastures while enthralling in the beautiful natural bounties you accompanying you throughout our hike. Admire the stunning grand of this ancient fort lying calmly on the pinnacle. A truly delightful treks near Mumbai, enjoy the grand views throughout your expedition.

    Best Season: Monsoons

    Distance from Mumbai: 152km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

  • 18Tikona Fort Trek

    Tikona Fort Trek
    Image Credit : Wikimedia

    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 fort, it is actually its 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: 97km

    Distance from Mumbai: 121km

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Other: Check out some of the best resorts near Mumbai and have a pleasant stay.

    Trek to Tikona Fort in Lonavala

    Trek to Tikona Fort in Lonavala

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    O1,500

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  • 19Jivdhan Naneghat Trek

    Jivdhan Naneghat Trek

    Crowned at a height of around 1,145m JivdhanNaneghatTrek is embraced in the stunning Shyadri 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 prod member of the ‘Famous 5’ trekking spots among ardent trekkers and enthusiasts. Admire the beautiful 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: 45km

    Distance from Mumbai: 163km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

  • 20Visapur Fort Trek

    Visapur Fort Trek
    Image Credit : wikipedia

    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.

    The beautiful waterfall near the fort will be the best landmark to visit during that time.

    Best Season: Monsoons

    Distance from Mumbai: 118km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Visapur Fort Trek, Maharashtra

    Visapur Fort Trek, Maharashtra

    NNNNN100 Ratings

    d1 DaylLonavala

    O1,195

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  • 21Night Trek to Sarasgad Fort

    Night Trek to Sarasgad Fort
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    • NNNNN27 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4677602

    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.
  • 22Sinhagad Trek

    Sinhagad Trek
    Image Credit : Michelle Lee-Flickr

    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: 12km

    Distance from Mumbai: 165km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • 23Raigad Trek

    Raigad Trek

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

    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: 30km

    Distance from Mumbai: 180km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • 24Bhimashankar Trek In Maharashtra

    Bhimashankar Trek In Maharashtra
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    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.

    Meeting Point For Mumbai People: Saturday Morning Neral Station at 07:40 AM (Near Railway Bridge)
    We will be starting with the second Karjat Slow Local
    Guests may board the same Karjat train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly ( Second boggy from CST side)

    Meeting point from Pune: Neral Station at 07:40 AM (Near Railway Bridge)

  • 25Torna Fort Trek

    Torna Fort Trek
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    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 rich abundance of natural beauties, this fort is also relevant if seen from historical point of view as this was the first fort won by Shivaji.

    Camping under the star lit 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: 30km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 212km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Torna Fort Trek in Pune

    Torna Fort Trek in Pune

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  • 26Shivneri 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: 3km

    Distance from Mumbai: 156km

    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 27One Day Trek to Harihargad Fort in Nashik (from Mumbai)

    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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Dharavi Slum

Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, invites many curious eyes because of the sheer vastness of it. It is counted among one of the places to visit in Mumbai because of the slum houses as many as a million people crammed in pint-sized houses, dirty bylanes, open drains, and extremely filthy living conditions in average.

Located in the very heart of Mumbai, the Dharavi slum stretches between two of Mumbai’s major rail lines, which is what makes it such a convenient location to travel for work for the folk who live here. In a city where rents are sky high, Dharavi offers rather low rent for people who move into the city.

You can find a room complete with a cooking gas and a small colour TV for as low as 185 rupees a month. Dharavi has many small-scale businesses thriving, manufacturing everything from garments to pots and pans. The products are sold in local as well as international markets, where they are exported.

The annual turnover for these products is as much as 650 million dollars a year. Visit Dharavi to see the lifestyle of those living here, for it is not every day you get to step inside Asia’s largest slum.

Location: Spans over 500 acres in the heart of Mumbai
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 10.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Elephanta Caves

The Elephanta Caves are a major attraction in Mumbai because of its archaeological significance. This is where the caves are located, must have seen early settlements from 2nd century BC. The caves, however, are estimated to have been constructed sometime between 5th and 6th century AD.

One of the biggest caves here measures about 39 metres from the front to the back. The main body of the Elephanta Cave is about 27 square meters, supported by six rows of pillars. The caves show distinct artistic features from the time of its construction.

The caves feature rock-cut architecture, which makes the entire layout of the caves very interesting. The Elephanta Caves have a combination of sculpture art and aesthetic beauty carved into the rock formations.

This is what makes it popular among archaeologists as well as historians, who wish to find out more about the natives who moved on the Gharapuri Island (Elephanta Caves) in 2nd century BC. Come here to experience the ruins of an ancient world on the Elephanta Island, and see the caves and sculptures in their natural surroundings.

Location: Gharapuri, Maharashtra 
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: INR 10 (Indian), INR 250 (foreigner), free (child)
Timings: 9AM-5.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 7.3 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Red Carpet Wax Museum

As the name suggests, the Red Carpet Wax Museum is one of those tourist places in Mumbai that one simply cannot miss because the museum showcases lifelike statues of celebrities and prominent people from all walks of life, such as socialites, politicians, world leaders, scientists, social workers etc. The statues are made to be completely alike the person they have been constructed after, giving a very authentic feel to the statue.

Each statue is surrounded by the necessary ambience to give the statue and its theme a complete look and feel. Any individual can pose with the statues in the museum. The museum was constructed over a period of five years after which it opened its doors to the public in December 2016. The wax museum is one of a kind monument in the city of Mumbai, so make sure you drop by and catch a glimpse of it.

Location: 1st Floor, R City Mall, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Amrut Nagar, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: INR 250 (weekday), INR 350 (weekend)
Timings: 9.45AM-9.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 20.5 kms from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Mumbai Dhobi Ghat

A place that’s as unique as it can be, Mumbai’s Dhobi Ghat maintains and lives up to its 140-year-old tradition and profession in the heart of Mumbai city. There are as many as 1026 open “ghats” for washermen to wash clothes in, and almost all of them are occupied at the same time as they beat the dirt out of hundreds and thousands of dirty clothes from the city.

The Mumbai Dhobi Ghat is located very close to the Mahalaxmi railway station. The place is also famed to be the world’s largest washing centre because there’s no such other place for washing clothes in the world. Most of the clothes being washed here come from Mumbai’s hospitals, and hotels.

You can see likes of cleaned clothes and sheets being hung to dry in the open air after they have been thoroughly cleaned. Come here to see a very different face of the city of Mumbai. Lately, it has become a place for tourists to flock in out of sheer curiosity. 

Location: Dr E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: 4AM-7PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 2 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Film City

Home to the film fraternity of the country is perhaps one of the most popular among Mumbai tourist places. The Film City is so vast that more than a thousand sets can be erected here at the same time. Over the last few years, the Film City has become one of the major locations for shooting the Hindi serials.

Film City was built in 1911, under the guidance of veteran actor and producer V. Shantaram. The total area of the place is about 520 acres, built according to the outlines of the film city in California. The film city has elaborate sets of villages, mountains, mansions, gardens, fountains, streams, cities etc. More than 900 Hindi movies and Hindi serials have been shot in the Film City of Mumbai.

The studios are well equipped, complete with the electronic items necessary for shooting and extremely sophisticated instruments that give the kind of quality to the shows shot here, making Bollywood top in the game in the country.

Location: Inside Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagri Main Gate, Post Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: INR 599-INR 1699 per person
Timings: 10AM-5PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 31.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Gateway of India

One of the most visited places in Mumbai, the Gateway of India is counted among Mumbai tourist places that see excellent footfall at any time of the year. The attraction was built by the British in 1919, by the then Governor of Bombay, Sir George Sydenham Clarke, who laid the foundation of the monument in 1911. The plan was approved in 1914, after which construction began. The monument was built to honour the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, who was to arrive at Bombay.

The architectural design of the Gateway of India is done in the Indo-Saracenic style, along with Muslim architectural styles incorporated when it comes to the archways. 
The Elephant Caves are located quite close to the Gateway of India and can be reached via a ferry from here. You can pay the ticket price here and get on a motorboat to reach the Elephant Caves, which takes a little more than an hour to reach, being located 56 kilometres from the monument.

Location: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Can visit anytime
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 6.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central

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Mumbai Dabbawala Center

The dabbawalas of Mumbai have long been a centre of curiosity among the people because of their accurate delivery system that has been never altered its professionalism over the last 125 years. The Mumbai Dabbawala Center is definitely one of the places to visit in Mumbai. The Mumbai Dabbawala Centre originally started out as a one-man army, when a Parsi banker wanted to eat homemade food and gave this task to Mumbai’s first dabbawala.

His idea was appreciated by others and soon, more office goers joined in the demand for home cooked food that had to be delivered in office, giving rise to a business that has famously become a case study in universities across the world, who try to learn and decode the Mumbai Dabbawalas’ exceptional accuracy in delivering the tiffin boxes.

At present, the Mumbai Dabbawala Center has as many as 5000 dabbawalas who deliver food from home to office every day with the kind of constant accuracy they have mastered over more than a century.

Location: 23, Navyug Mansion, Sleater Road, Naushir Bharucha Marg, Opposite Krishna Palace Hotel, Grant Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 2.1 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Victoria Terminus

Formerly known as Victoria Terminus, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is Mumbai’s outstanding railway station. Although this is a railways station and not primarily counted among places to visit in Mumbai, this building, designed by British architect FW Stevens, sports excellent Victorian Gothic Revival architectural style.

The designs are based on medieval Italian models, known as High Victorian Gothic Design, is remarkable. The domes, corridors, arches, and turrets are therefore distinct and prominently archaic. The construction of the building began in 1878, taking up to a decade to complete. Numerous British architects and Indian craftsmen worked day and night to give the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus the definition of what it is today.

This is why the architectural style doesn’t just boast of Victorian style, there’s a distinctive feature of Indian architecture in the building as well, making it one of the attractions in Mumbai for history lovers and architects who love to study the significance of various architectural styles in the building.

Location: Opposite BMC Building, Dr Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Fort/P D'Mello Road (PF-18), Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 5 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central

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