35 BEST Places for Trekking in Pune - 2019 (Reviews & Photos)

Top Places for Trekking in Pune


1. Rajmachi Trek - 75 km from Pune, Starting from Rs. 1290/- 
2. Sinhagad Trek - 50 km from Pune, Starting from Rs. 999/- 
3. Raireshwar Trek - 80 km from Pune, Starting from Rs. 995/- 
4. Korigad Fort Trek - 80 km from Pune, Starting from Rs. 1575/- 
5. Lohagad Trek - 70 km from Pune, Starting from Rs. 900/- 
6. Kalsubai Peak Trek - 176 km from Pune, Starting from Rs. 1040/- 
7. Torna Trek - 60 km from Pune, Starting from Rs. 800/- 
8. Raigad Trek - 50 km from Pune, Starting from Rs. 899/- 

The adventure buff must be always searching for some places for trekking in Pune. Pune has been another favourite destination for all. With the scenic views and the amazing surroundings, this place has been attracting a lot of tourist around the world. A flourishing and energetic Pune is a hub of academia and industry that outlines ‘New India’ with its baffling blend of economics, spiritualism, tradition and modern lifestyle.

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Long-standing bastion of the Maratha domain and home to the incredible Raja Shivaji, the Pune area is set apart by eminent land and ocean fortresses, a declaration to its radiant past. It has heaps of spots to unwind additionally which can make you surprise that how nature has favoured this waterfront city with such a variety of clear scenes from the amazing hills.


Trekking near Pune is one of the best activities preferred by individuals running overall finished India. Sahyadri mountain extend display in Pune is brimming with areas for trekking and forts built by Shivaji Maharaj arranged along the western side Maharashtra. What could be a better way to spend your weekend among the vast greenery of nature? Pune has lovely and exceptionally sentimental atmosphere consistently, which makes it one of the green city, encompassed by moving slopes and lavish green forest alongside the number of posts and trekking places. 

Treks near Pune within 100 Kms

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Rajmachi Fort Trek

Rajmachi Fort Trek

A fort adjoining a historic trade route, Rajmachi (2,710ft) is one of the most exciting and enduring trekking trails around Pune. An 18km trail one way is nothing short of adventure with ancient Buddhist caves, waterfalls, lush greenery, temples, fort ruins that make this place a sought after trekking destination.

A stronghold that has witnessed conquests of Shivaji Maharaj and Mughals stands perched atop two mountain peaks - Shrivardhan and Manoranjan. Rocky routes, panoramic views of the Konkan plains and the backwaters of Shirota Dam are a few of the high points. Friendly locals and camping options at two caves within the fort premises make Rajmachi trek worthwhile.

Distance from Pune: 75km

Starting Point: Udhewadi is the base of Rajmachi trek and the activity can be started from Tungarli near Lonavala or Kondivade Village near Karjat.

Difficulty Level: Very easy

Trek Length: 4-5hrs

Best Season: All year (monsoon preferred)

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Lohagad Fort Trek

Lohagad Fort Trek

This is one of the most scenic and picturesque treks around Pune. The hike to the fort is a rage for its ease, accessibility, and excellent surroundings dotted natural beauty throughout.

An ideal destination near Pune for a one-day trip (more so because of it being one of the few forts accessible by train), Lohgad is a picture-perfect option if considering the very first attempt with trekking. This is recommended as a monsoon trek.

Distance from Pune: 70km

Starting Point: Malawi Railway Station, Lohagadwadi Village

Difficulty Level: Easy

Trek Length: 2½ hrs

Best Season: All year (monsoon preferred)

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Visapur Fort Trek

Visapur Fort Trek
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Among the many places to visit in Lonavala, Visapur Fort is a twin of the Lohgad Fort. It is situated higher than Lohgad at a height of 3,556ft and much larger than its twin. Visapur Fort hides within its campus the Bhaje Caves and alluring water holes.

The strong stone walls of the fort evident from the base are magnetic screaming out to climbers to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. One of the well-maintained forts, the place is also known to be hideouts for bison and wild boars making it a backdoor option for trekking near Pune.

Distance from Pune: 70km

Starting Point: Malawi Railway Station, Lohagadwadi Village

Difficulty Level: Medium

Trek Length: 1½ hrs

Best Season: All year (monsoon preferred)

Must Read: Popular Places To Visit Near Pune In Monsoon

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Trek to Andharban, Pune @ 1240 Only
  • 1D
  • Lavasa
  • 1D
  • Lavasa
₹1,740 ₹1,240
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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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One Day Trek to Tikona Fort @ 875 Only
  • 1D
  • Lonavala
  • 1D
  • Lonavala
₹1,375 ₹875
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Pune is one of the biggest city of Maharashtra, but most of the famous attractions of Maharashtra are in the proximity of Pune. Pune has a bag full of amazing weekend getaways from majestic forts to thrilling adventure sports. Many forts are located at a high altitude, so you can also get a taste of trekking near Pune.

About the trek


Tikona fort is one of the most picturesque forts in Maharashtra. It is also known as Vitandgad fort as it was the nerve center of many activities of Malwa Pawna regions. The small hamlet close to the fort is Tikona Peth. The major attraction of the fort is its majestic entrance.  Apart from the architectures, the fort also encloses a lake, Satvahan caves and the temple of Trimbakeshwar Mahadev. Trek through all the difficulties and reach the top to witness the breathtaking view of Pawana dam, Kothligad, and the beautiful valley.

An expert guide will assist you through the whole trek to make your trekking experience memorable. You will also be served breakfast and lunch during the trek. Try the Pithala Bhakeri from the local cuisine. 

How to reach:

Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai and Pune to Pune is also included in this package. 

Departure/Return Point:
 Kamshet Railway Station OR Deccan for Punekars And Dadar railway Station for Mumbaikars.
Departure Time:
 6:00 am (Please arrive 15 min before the departure time).

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Trek to Rajgad Fort @ 899 Only
  • 1D
  • Pune
  • 1D
  • Pune
₹1,199 ₹899
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Pune has a wide variety of natural getaways in its proximity. There are a bunch of natural resorts away from the hustle bustle of the main city. From majestic fort treks to calm resorts, Pune has everything in its proximity.

About the trek

Rajgad fort, also known as King of forts is set at an altitude of 4182 feet. Located at 40 km away from Pune, this fort offers a breathtaking view with amazing trekking experience. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on Geographical terrain and fortification, and each part has its significance and history. This trek is perfect for monsoon season, as the surroundings get raffishly green. The trek starts from the village called Gunjavne. An experienced guide will assist you to this trek and will let you know about the history behind it. Apart from the thrilling trekking experience, you will be served Pithala Bhakeri, which is a famous dish from the local cuisine. Apart from this, you will be served a delicious lunch and breakfast
How to reach

Pick up and drop off facility is available from Mumbai and Pune.

Departure/Return Point: Deccan for Pune And Dadar railway Station for Mumbai.
Departure Time: 6:00 am (Please arrive 15 min before the departure time)

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Torna Fort Trek

Torna Fort Trek

Torna is the tallest fort in Pune. Also known as Prachandagad due to its massive size, it offers a beautiful sight all along the trail. The narrow trails from Velhe Village pass through endless beds of wildflowers and seamless greenery making it one of the most delightful treks for any nature lover.

The once-powerful fortress with its mega-sized ruins is a true testimony of some the finest of Indian history tales. Barring a couple of mischievous spots the trail to the top is rewarding. The mystical area around the fort has great viewpoints like Budhla Machi and Zunjar Machi.

Distance from Pune: 60km

Starting Point: Velhe Village

Difficulty Level: Medium difficulty

Trek Length: 3½ hrs (base to top)

Best Season: All year (monsoon preferred)

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Duke's Nose Trek and Adventure Activities in Lonavala
  • 1D
  • Lonavala
  • 1D
  • Lonavala
₹2,000 ₹1,600

About the Activity:

  • Also known locally as Nagphani, the cliff is named after a certain Duke's pointed nose by the British.
  • The breathtaking views from atop the cliff draws trekkers from across the country.
  • A visit to the Mahadeva temple at the summit is simply unmissable.
  • Arriving at the summit, rappelling and valley-crossing are bound to enthrall trekkers looking for an added adrenaline blitz

Length of Rappelling: 300 feet

Distance for Trekking: 250 feet

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Raigad Trek

Raigad Trek

Best known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's capital city, Raigad fortress is now an excellent trekking spot. Located 2,700ftabove sea in the Sahyadri Ranges, the trek to the fort ruins makes for an endearing experience. There are various activities to do in Pune that you will love to do once you visit this place.

A moderate climb especially for beginners, the trail is of interesting twists and intriguing turns. With a breath-taking view of the mountainous landscape, it is best covered during monsoons when the vistas exude the brilliance of nature. For those who wish not to explore the outdoors, there is a ropeway from the base to the top. The fort offers several sights to see and is ideal for a camp out as well.

Distance from Pune: 50km

Starting Point: NH17 and NH4 routes from Pune lead to Raigad

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Trek Length: 1 ½ hrs (base to top)

Best Season: All year (monsoon preferred)

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Sinhagad Trek

Sinhagad Trek

A favourite destination for trekking in Pune, Sinhagad (lion fort, 4,400ft) is a fascinating fort engulfed in several stories from the regal rule of Shivaji Maharaj. An easy trek with an option to drive up as well, once atop the fort the scenic view is extremely attractive. There are various places to visit near Pune but this place is unique in its own way.

The fascinating structure has various points like the 'Kade lot', the cliff from where prisoners were thrown off and 'Hawa Point’, which truly depicts its name with wind literally blowing everyone away. Being Pune's tourist-friendly place, food and refreshments at the end of the trek are not a worry. One of the must-have is the zhunka bhakri, a local delicacy to conclude the trek experience. Camping is not allowed.

Distance from Pune: 50km

Starting Point: Katraj Ghat (most preferred route)

Difficulty Level: Easy

Trek Length: 2hrs (base to top)

Best Season: All year (monsoon preferred)

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Trekking Expedition to Vichitragad
  • 1D
  • Pune
  • 1D
  • Pune
₹1,150

About the Destination:

Most popular among trekking enthusiasts both young and old, the Rohida- Vichitragad is located amongst the beautiful forests of the Sahyadris and is one of the most exciting trekking trails. Located at about 70km from the nearest city of Pune, it is a fort that is rich with history of the Yadava, Maratha and the Moghul empires who all tried to capture the fort at some point in history.
Verdant greens and thickets of forests with pretty hamlets dotting the way is what you can hope to experience on this one of a kind trekking experience!

About the Activity with Details: 

Your adventurous Trekking Expedition to Rohida begins with your arrival at Bhor at 09.15AM (Approx.) strengthen yourself for the expedition ahead with some breakfast at a local eatery. Thereafter, post a short travel to the base camp of the fort which is at Bajarwadi, you can commence on the trek at 10.30AM. Pass through various stunning pathways through the thick monsoon vegetation that is at its prime during this time. Behold the wonderful valleys that surround you during the Trekking Expedition to Rohida and let nature enchant you with its charms.
Explore the ruins of structures while trekking in Sahyadris, including a beautiful Rohideshwar temple and differently shaped bastions that are a relic of history and congratulate yourself on finally summiting the fort.

After taking in the beauty around you while trekking in Sahyadris, embark on the trail downwards at around 02.00PM and reach the base camp at Bajarwadi. Embark on a return journey from Trekking Expedition to Rohida to Pune taking back the memories of this wonderful trekking expedition.

Highest Altitude: 3660ft

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Waterfall Rappelling and Trekking in Lonavala
  • 1D
  • Lonavala
  • 1D
  • Lonavala
₹1,548

About the activity :

  • Lonavala, a gorgeous hill station located at a close distance from Mumbai and Pune has emerged as a popular and enticing weekend getaways for all city dwellers.
  • The activity site is located midway to the famous Rajmachi Fort and is only 7km from the main land of Lonavala. Arrive at the trekking site at a little around 09:00 AM and kickstart this amazing experiences.
  • Walk around the paths through lush foliage and thundering falls.
  • The waterfalls cascade down the ridges of Sahyadri Ranges and offer captivating views of the valley below
  • Climb up the forest trails and rappel down with a harness through the refreshing falls.
  • Day gets over at 4:30 PM
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Kothaligad Trekking Expedition
  • 15H
  • Karjat
  • 15H
  • Karjat
₹1,200 ₹1,100

Kothaligad, also known as the fort of Peths is a popular climbing spot close to Karjat in the city of Mumbai. An engineering marvel, the fort was in fact used as a watchtower to keep an eye on the advancements of the army in the surrounding areas. The mysterious cave paintings on the summit date back to the 13th century, but not much was known about them until the 18th Century.

The easy climb at Kothaligad Trekking alongside beautiful environs make it a favoured destination for enthusiastic trekkers. The unique architecture and engineering is a proof of the talent of the Maratha warriors. The chimney like structure on top resembles a lighthouse and was a major advantage for all those who captured the fort at various times, including the British and Maratha empires!

About the Activity with Details:

Embark on an unforgettable Kothaligad Trekking that will engulf you in its stunning architectural prowess. Your expedition begins as you embark on a drive to the base of the fort. Meet your trek mates at the pre-decided location of Fergusson College main gate. Munch on a fortifying breakfast and refreshing tea and start making your way towards the top of the fort. The easy inclines will eventually bring you to the mysterious summit where you can explore and discover the lighthouse like structure that is carved with staircases from the inside. Let a delicious lunch calm your muscles and explore the area around.

Relax for a while and start descending back to the base village, eventually reaching the Aambivali caves that are rich with carvings and paintings dating back to the 13th Century. Watch ancient stories unfold in front of your eyes as you make way through the pathways lush with greenery of the approaching monsoons.

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Korigad Fort Trek

Korigad Fort Trek
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Korigad Fort (3,050ft) is a beautiful hill fort around Pune, near the hill town of Lonavala. The strong fortification embracing the surrounding beautiful valleys coupled with a fairly simple hike makes this an ideal trek for beginners. Other attractions around the stronghold include stoic cannons, two large ponds, couple caves adjoining the fort, and a few temples, which even today display excellent carvings and paintings.

The view of the Ambi Valley Resort from atop the fort is mesmerising too. Though the structure offers a few places for an overnight camp out, food and water supply is absent.

Distance from Pune:
 80km

Starting Point:
 Peth Shahpur Village

Difficulty Level:
 Easy

Trek Length: 
1hrs

Best Season: 
All year round (best to avoid during monsoon)

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Raireshwar Trek

Raireshwar Trek

Raireshwar is one of the most rewarding treks near Pune and offers the best of nature, history and culture. Once you reach the base camp at Korle Village, you can hike up the 6-kilometre long route to witness a spectacular green cover. The region is known for its thick forests, vast fields covered in flowers and seasonal waterfalls that swell up during the monsoons. The route offers excellent opportunities for picnics, photography and sightseeing.

Raireshwar has a rich cultural history and is home to an ancient stone temple. Chhatrapati Shivaji, the famous Maratha ruler, is said to have taken the oath of Hindavi Swarajya at this temple, further adding to its historical significance. You can make a pit stop at the temple before continuing with your hike.

Distance from Pune:
 80km

Starting Point: 
Bajarwadi

Difficulty Level:
 Easy

Trek Length:
 2hrs

Best Season: 
Monsoon and winter

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Treks near Pune within 200 Kms

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Kalsubai Peak Trek

Kalsubai Peak Trek

You can trek to the highest point in the entire Indian state of Maharashtra when you choose to trek up to the Kalsubai Peak. Sitting at an elevation of 5400 feet, the summit offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Western Ghats. You can begin your trek from the base village of Bari, where an ancient Hanuman temple acts as the starting point.

The entire climb has well-demarcated routes with dedicated ladders for the steeper parts, which makes it a fun trek, for both beginners and more experienced hikers. Sunsets and sunrises are popular times of the day to spend on the summit and you will find many other trekkers sharing the spectacular scenery with you, around the year.

Distance from Pune:
 176km

Starting Point:
 Bari Village

Difficulty Level:
 Easy

Trek Length: 
3-4hrs

Best Season: 
Winter

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Fireflies Trek to Bhimashankar Forest
  • 2D/1N
  • Pune
  • 2D/1N
  • Pune
₹1,550
One of the most offbeat and exciting adventures in Maharashtra are the fireflies trek. Taking the trekker to some of the most amazing night views of the wild, all lit up by the hundreds of fireflies around, these treks are a huge hype in the area. Many offbeat locations in and around the Sahyadris are a great spot to see some mesmerizing views of these amazing creatures when the time of the year is right. 
This trek from Pune leads the traveler to the Bhimashankar Forest while sightseeing for fireflies in the areas around the small village of Padharwadi. Located in the Sahyadris, the place is replete with scenic views and great photo ops. Add to that the charm of this Fireflies event and you have an amazing getaway waiting for you. You will stay at the home of a local and will go firefly sightseeing in the surrounding areas, making for an unforgettable experience as summer is the best time to see these creatures at their best. 
About the activity:
- Start by arriving at the designated pickup point in Pune at around 6 PM
- You will be driving to reach the village of Padharwadi, where you will stay in a homestay.
- Immediately after that, you will leave in the search of fireflies around. You will resume firefly sightseeing after dinner, including an experience of the wildlife in Bhimashankar Forest
- Wake up early in the morning and have your breakfast before trekking to the Bhimashankar Temple. After spending time here, get transferred to Pune to end the trip. 
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Trek at Vikatgad Peb Fort, Neral @ 890 Only
  • 1D
  • Raigad
  • 1D
  • Raigad
₹1,541 ₹890
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Vikatgad, located on the west side of Neral, is an ideal spot for a super thrilling trekking adventure. The mesmerizing scenic view and heat-treating beauty of several mountains along with its panoramic view make it a hotspot for nature lovers. The Historical references of the location and the chain of caves is a must to visit and explore in this monsoon season.

About the trek

The Vikatgad trekking lets you experience the perfect combination of the mesmerizing beauty of the greenery and the panoramic scenic view of the blissful mountains. This first trek of the rainy season implies to limitless eye-pleasing views and adventurous experiences like scaling the thrilling peak of Maharashtra. The trek takes you to a historical journey at Fort Peb that is famous for its supposed shape of the Elephant-headed God, Lord Ganesha. The Vikatgad trek with moderate difficulty level shall be carried out with trained and certified experts who are sure to guide you with maximum support throughout your journey.

This trek of approx 2100 feet above MSL gets you the best lifetime monsoon experience with never degrading weekend memories. The trek has been scheduled on Sunday for the following dates in order to get you maximum flexibility with time management and 0 hassle for work days.

How to reach

Vikatgad, popularly known as Fort Peb is based at a distance of 3-4 km towards the west of Neral. The Vikatgad trek provides you with transportation facilities from Neral and drops you back to Neral with no additional charges.

Group size: 20
Age-limit: 14-45 years
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Day: Saturday/Sunday

Note

Trek leaders’ decisions will be final and binding.
Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
Team reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
There is no freshen up / washroom facility at the top. There is only a toilet at the base village.
Floaters and Sandals are not allowed, please wear sports shoes or trekking shoes of good quality.



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Harishchandragad Trek

Harishchandragad Trek
Image Credit : Nagraj Salian

When trekking near Pune, the trek to Harishchandragad is an ideal option, for both beginners and experienced trekkers. It is the lesser-known cousin of Kalsubai and therefore has the advantage of being less crowded at most times. The trek itself is well-defined for most of the parts and is easy to traverse but it takes endurance and can take around three to four hours, depending on your speed.

Near the summit, you can pay your respects at an ancient Hindu temple and spend time visiting the natural caves. The summit itself features a large clearing where you can see people resting after a day of trekking. Apart from stunning views, you can also enjoy the much cooler weather and delicious Maharashtrian food prepared by the locals.

Distance from Pune:
 170km

Starting Point:
 Khireshwar Village

Difficulty Level: 
Difficult

Trek Length:
 6hrs

Best Season:
 Monsoon and winter.

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Nature Trail in Sanjay Gandhi National Park
  • 8H
  • Mumbai
  • 8H
  • Mumbai
₹1,450

About the Activity:

Fixed Departure: 12th February, 2017
  • Start your activity around 07:15 AM, after you arrive at the parking gate of the Sanjay Gandhi National park and wait till the gate opens.
  • Then take a taxi or your own vehicle to reach Kanheri caves and get briefed about the trek by an instructor.
  • Take the trail which rewards you with an invigorating walk, sightings of rare birds, a feel of the jungle and oneness with nature.
  • End the walk near a water stream where you can refresh yourself with a vegetarian breakfast.
  • Post breakfast, resume your trek and reach the highest point for a delicious lunch with stunning views.
  • Post lunch, descend towards Kanheri Caves and end your trek at 03:30 PM.
  • One of the major national parks situated close to a metropolis, the dense forests of Sanjay Gandhi National Park draw enthusiasts over a weekend with friends and family.
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Trek to Bhairavgad Moroshi in Malshej Ghat
  • 1D/1N
  • Pune
  • 1D/1N
  • Pune
₹1,399 ₹999
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Located in Malshej Ghat, Bhairavgad is one of the most thrilling adventure treks in Maharashtra. It is well defined by a rock face called dike. The fort towers at a height of 1145m and is a spectacular façade of immense beauty. 

Trek:

This trek is going to be your once in a lifetime experience as you will be taking the adventure to the next level. Traveling along the Malshej Ghat road, you will be noticing a sharp pinnacle of Bhairavgad which is separated from the main range. The trek start to increase steeply from the Kankan plains and is rather tricky to climb a prominent and unique fort. The initial hike is through loose soil Followed by rock-cut steps. Not only trekking but you will be doing rock climbing also. Once you reach the top all you will be left mesmerized by the scenic beauty around you you will be able to see NaneGhat, Malshej Ghats and many prominent peaks like Ajoba and Harishchandragad. This package will satisfy the thirst of adventure inside you.

Grade: Medium to Difficult

Endurance: Medium

Meals:

You will be given healthy breakfast and then you will be served with delicious lunch.

Departure/Return Point: Deccan for Punekars And Kalyan railway Station for Mumbaikars.

Departure Time: 11:00 pm (Please arrive 15 min before the departure time)

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Vasota Fort Trek

Vasota Fort Trek

While considering trekking in Pune, Vasota Fort makes the list because of it doubling as an adventurous trek through dense forests of the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary in the Sahyadri ranges. Remotely located, distanced by hills and the mighty Koyna River, this stronghold during the supremacy of the Maratha era served as a recuperation ground for the army.

From the base village, a boat ride of couple hours across the Shivsagar Lake leads to the base of the fort. This side of the Sahyadri is a natural habitat for several wild denizens like leopards and wild bears making it a special trek for wildlife enthusiasts. Spectacular views of the jungles barely give a feeling of a long trek. There are two forts here, navin Vasota and juna Vasota. Juna Vasota is inaccessible.

Distance from Pune: 140km

Starting Point: Bamnoli Village, Satara

Difficulty Level: Easy to medium

Trek Length: 1 Day

Best Season: Post monsoon

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Trek to Kaas Plateau a Valley of Flowers, Satara @ 1799 Only
  • 1D/1N
  • Satara
  • 1D/1N
  • Satara
₹2,319 ₹1,799

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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Jungli Jaigad Trek

Jungli Jaigad Trek

Jungli Jaigad as the name suggests is a fort hidden in the dense forests around the famous Koyna Lake and Dam. A part of the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve coming under the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, the trek to this fort exposes an enthusiast to several spectacular views and brilliant natural beauty.

Rated among the best spots for trekking near Pune, this jungle corridor is a habitat for varied species of wild animals, reptiles, and snakes. Not safe for camping, the trail ends at one of the most beautiful forts remains in Maharashtra. However, there are many more exciting things to do in Pune with family and friends.

Distance from Pune: 170km

Starting Point: Navaja Village

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Trek Length: 2hrs

Best Season: Winter

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Shivneri Trek

Shivneri Trek

Shivneri is a popular destination for trekking in Pune. Yet another Fort backed by the magnificent history created by Shivaji Maharaj, this is an ideal getaway near Pune for picnic. A celebration spot for the annual Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti, Fort Shivneri is one of the difficult ones to trek. For sightseeing near Pune this place is really a perfect destination.

Apart from a tar road up to the seventh gate of the fort, it makes for an adventurous trek with a route known to play mind games. Around the Shiverni Fort there are many sightseeing options such as the Lenyadri Ganesh Temple, which makes up for one of the Ashtavinayaka Temples. The trek also exposes the beautiful landscape of the Konkan plateau.

Distance from Pune: 100km

Starting Point: Junnar Village

Difficulty Level: Moderately difficult

Trek Length: 1hr

Best Season: All year (monsoon preferred)

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Sudhagad Fort Trek

Sudhagad Fort Trek

Sudhagad Fort is a replica of the famous Raigad Fort. Being large in nature with an enormous perimeter, it holds several lakes, temples, and captivating view spots like Bhoreshwar Temple, Panchchapur Darwaja, Takmak Tok, and Dindi Darwaja.

Temples within the fortress spell of intrinsic cravings. Mapped with multiple secret paths, Sudhagad fort trek is one of the easiest trails located at a height of 2,030ft above sea level. This is highly recommended for beginners as an option for trekking in Pune.

Distance from Pune: 130km

Starting Point: Pali Village near Khapoli

Difficulty Level: Easy

Trek Length: 2hrs

Best Season: Monsoon and winter

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Prabalgad Fort Trek

Prabalgad Fort Trek

Trek to Prabalgad Fort is thoroughly enjoyable with endless vistas of natural beauty and an exciting trail with small and large rock mounds. Prabalgad is a naturally formed fortress and does not have a man-made touch to it. The route is dotted with rock-cut Ganesh and Hanuman Temples, caves along the Kalavantin Fort, and with hamlets belonging to the local Thakur tribals.

There is a large pond atop the fort. Exploring the fort exposes to trekkers to the strong Kalavantin Fort. From the Prabalgad Fort one also gets views of Matheran amidst several hill ranges of the Sahyadri. Pune is surrounded by tremendous natural beauty.

Distance from Pune: 130km

Starting Point: Thakurwadi Village, Prabalgad & Kalavantin Durg

Difficulty Level: Medium

Trek Length: 2hrs

Best Season: Monsoon and winter.

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Overnight trek to Ratangad fort
  • 2D/2N
  • Nashik
  • 2D/2N
  • Nashik
₹1,800 ₹1,600
About the Activity:
  • 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. 

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Sandhan Valley Trek with Rappelling, Igatpuri @ ₹1490 Only!
  • 1D/1N
  • Mumbai
  • 1D/1N
  • Mumbai
₹1,790 ₹1,490
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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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Trek to Harihar Fort @ 1050 Only
  • 1D/1N
  • Igatpuri
  • 1D/1N
  • Igatpuri
₹1,450 ₹1,050
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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

As monsoon is knocking at the door, so it's time to delight in this enthralling trek to Harihar Fort, Igatpuri with friends and family. The most interesting thing about this fort is that it looks like rectangular in shape from the base village and built on a triangular prism of rock. The edges of this stunning fort are absolutely vertical that adds uniqueness to this stunning ancient fort.

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.  

Notes

There is no freshen up / washroom facility at the top. There is only a toilet at the base village.

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.

Category: Trekking
Location: Igatpuri
Duration: 1 Night & 1 Day
Difficulty: Medium


Meals

Morning breakfast-tea

Lunch

Pick- up points

Meeting Point: Chitra Cinema, Dadar

How to reach?

You can reach easily at the mentioned pick-up points via public or private transportation.

Difficulty Level- Medium

Some basic details related to trek

Height: 3500 feet Approx.

Type: Hill Fort

Region: Nashik

Grade: Medium

Best Time to Visit - June to August for Monsoon Trek,

Duration: 1Night / 1 Day.

Age Limit: 14-40 Years.





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A Trek to Panhalgad
  • 2D/1N
  • Kolhapur
  • 2D/1N
  • Kolhapur
₹2,500 ₹2,300

Rich with history and lore the tale of the capture of Panhalagad is famous throughout the pages of history. Located in the towering ranges of Sahyadri Ranges near the city of Kolhapur, Trek to Panhalgad is one of the most strategic vantage offering views of the Bijapur trade route, an important route in the times of Maratha and Mughal empires.

The fort itself is an awe inspiring structure built in the 12th Century. With various historical monuments gracing its top, Panhalgad trek is a treat for all the history buffs. The monsoons lend their special caress to the beauty of the fort to transform it into a green and serene paradise. Embark on this offbeat Monsoon trek and let history come alive!

About the Activity with Details:

Relive the inspiring history of the Panhalgad Fort and a pay your homage to the brave souls who laid down their lives for its capture by the Maratha Empire as you Trek to Panhalgad. The expedition and adventure starts as you depart Pune with your group to reach Panhala Fort early in the morning. Thereafter, as you arrive at the fort next morning, take in the serene natural beauty and embark on the trail as you continue the Panhalgad trek. Observe and admire the pretty hamlets that dot your way and pay your respects at the Veer Baaji Prabhu Deshpande Tomb, in honour of the martyr who laid down his life fighting.

Your memorable excursion of Trek to Panhalgad comes to an end as you depart for Pune early next evening, carrying with you the warm feeling of having witnessed a moment in history.

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Monsoon Trek to Kulang Fort
  • 1D
  • Nashik
  • 1D
  • Nashik
₹1,200 ₹1,000

About the Activity:

  • Reach the Kurungwadi hamlet at around 06.00 AM for a filling breakfast, and embark on this enthralling trek after a briefing by the instructors.
  • Hike through the lush environs, overcome the uneven terrains and witness all the bounties of nature on this 5-hour trek.
  • Explore the historic Kulang Fort, and explore the glorious ruins!
  • Lunch is soon served, and following the return trek back, depart and reach Dadar by around 11.30 PM.
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Monsoon Trek at Kohoj Fort Flat 15% off
  • 16H
  • Karjat
  • 16H
  • Karjat
₹1,411 ₹1,199
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Karjat is a city near Mumbai, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Its steep Ulhas Valley is lush in the rainy season, with a full river and waterfalls. Bahiri Cave, overlooking the valley, is a Hindu pilgrimage site. The ancient Kondeshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. 

About the Trek:

Situated not too far from Mumbai, the Kohoj Fort sits in the backdrop of a heart-shaped lake forming a beautiful scenery. Its reflection in the water is not to be missed, as the trail takes you by the saltwater lake’s edge, around the fort, and to the top. Kohoj fort was one of the 23 forts surrendered by Shivaji under the Purandar Treaty that he signed with the Mughals in 1665. The Vaitarna river flows by at a distance, while the rest of the area is covered under nature’s green carpet during monsoons. Two huge stone structures, that roughly look like human figures, can be seen at the top as if still guarding the fort. The tour duration is 16 hours. 

Meals:

Morning breakfast and evening snacks will be included in the package. You need to take your own packed lunch along with you.

Start point & End point: 

Your tour will start from Dadar at 6.00 am and end at 9.00 pm, Dadar (Mumbai).

Pick up:

You will be picked from  Kotak Mahindra Bank ATM, near Dadar (E) station, Andheri Bisleri Factory and Borivali National Park.

How to reach:

You can easily reach Dadar by public or private transportation. 

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Lingana Trek in Maharashtra
  • 1D/1N
  • Pune
  • 1D/1N
  • Pune
₹2,900

About the Destination:

Located between Raigad and Torna, Lingana is the highest point of Sahyadris. Resembling the shape of a 'Linga', this pinnacle attains a towering height of 2,969ft and entices trekkers from across the country.

Located in this pinnacle is the historic Lingana Fort that was built by Shivaji Maharaj in and around 1648 and was later conquered by the British. Offering enthralling tekking routes, it has now started gaining the attention of adrenaline junkies and has become one of the most sought after adventure destinations around Pune. Among the other activities, one can also enjoy rock climbing, rappelling and sightseeing near the Lingana pinnacle.

About the Activity with Details:

Originating from Pune, the enthralling Lingana trekking expedition will take you to the summit of the Lingana pinnacle. Short, yet adventurous, one needs prior climbing experience before taking up Lingana trekking trial. Involving a lot of challenges, the trail takes around 5-6 hours to get completed and on completions it offers stunning and rewarding views of the nearby locales. Also, while on this trail, you can join a moonlight trek to Railing plateau and experience the best of nocturnal trekking near Pune.

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Prachitgad Trek in Maharashtra
  • 2D/1N
  • Ratnagiri
  • 2D/1N
  • Ratnagiri
₹2,450 ₹2,350

About the activity

  • Journey through the village of Shringarpur to reach the ancient Prachitgad fort in the Sahyadris mountain range. 
  • Located on the western end of Chandoli Wild Life Sanctuary this fort had become inaccessible due to the original forest being part of Forest Reserve. Reopened to trekkers through the Shringarpur route, a trek to this fort promises an enigmatic journey for all trekkers. 
  • Trek through the Konkan side, through thick forest, Karvy Thickets and experience an unusual Prachitgad trek jam-packed with adventure and thrill. 
  • Maximum Altitude: 3842 ft.
  • Temperature Range: 17–34 °C
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