One Day Treks Near Mumbai That Are Waiting To Be Explored!
Get ready to explore these great One Day Treks near Mumbai! These are some of the perfect spots.
1. Kamshet 45 Kms
Kamshet is a weekend hill destination in Maharashtra. Standing tall at about 2200 ft, it is 45 km from Pune, 110 km from Mumbai and 16 km from the twin hill stations Khandala and Lonavala. It is accessible by road and rail from Mumbai as well as Pune. Kamshet is a tiny village, hence there are limited places to stay. Lonavala or khandala are the preferred places to stay and simultaneously enjoy the adventure offerings at Kamshet. Kamshet is a preferred spot for paragliding. October to end of May is the best time to experience paragliding. There are training schools, solos and tandem flights for the enthusiast. The weather and elevation is perfect for beginners as well as professionals.
2. Prabalgad - 61 Kms
Also known as Muranjan, Prabalgad Fort is located between Matheran and Panvel, just about 46 Kilometers from Mumbai. As one of the oldest forms of architecture, the fort is one of the most popular tourist spots. The fort has a Ganesha temple and is off the old stone ruins. At an elevation of 2300 ft, the fort was built close Matheran, the neighbouring hill to Prabalgad. From the highest point at Prabalgad, one can catch a panoramic view of the Kalavantin Ghad.
3. Karnala - 66 Kms
Karnala Bird Sanctuary is one of the scenic getaways, not very far from the city of Mumbai. The exquisite spot located off the Mumbai - Pune highway to Goa. The bird sanctuary is popular among bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The trek trails show some of the best views along the one hour trek up, offering 5 resting places that are explicit spots along the trek. A monsoon trek up the Karnala Fort makes one of the most enjoyable experience for the trekkers.
4. Irshalgad - 66 Kms
Another one of Maharashtra’s Fortress’, here is the twin fort to Prabalgad located 115 km from Pune. Begin your trek at Karja village and make your way through a 3 km trek to Irshalgad. Enjoy the enchanting views of the Morbe reservoir, Prabalgad and Matheran plateaus. The fortress does not cover much land but is the home to numerous water cisterns. This platue is often covered and hidden behind the clouds, making it one the most amazing sights. With its gentle winds and contrasting colours the entire region looks pristine.
5. Lohagad - 100 Kms
A trek to the Lohaghad fort is one of the top destinations for trekking near Mumbai and Pune. Its takes about one and half hour to cover a distance of 65 kms. At a height of 3,389 ft, the place offers some of the most stunning views and definitely a thrill during the adventure trek. The view of the stunning Pavana Reservoir is a sight trekkers should not miss while on the trek. Bhaja Caves on the way up to the Lohaghad hill top shows some of the beautiful streches, ideal for a great walk.
6. Korighad - 110 Kms
Sahyadri Ranges in Maharashtra is full of medieval forts, temples and ancient caves. There are numerous treks and trails around this place which offers a great view. Korigad is one such fort in the Sahyadri ranges, around 20 km south of Lonavala in Pune. It is about 923 m above sea level. The entire trek from the base to summit takes about an hour and half. The Peth Shapur route is relatively easier, there are steps that leads directly to the summit and crosses Ganesha Gate.
7. Visapur - 120 Kms
Build around the 17th Century, the Visapur Fort has been of a great historical significance. While Visapur Fort and Lohagad Forts were not constructed along the same time, they share historical links and are also known as the Twin Forts. Visapur however has a higher elevation than its twin fort. Trek up the fort and catch the stunningly beautiful ruins that are known as Peshwa Palace, the intricate stone carvings, the cisterns of waters and the view that the fort shows of the Visapur village.
8. Matheran - 125 Kms
Matheran is one of the most scenic hill stations between Mumbai and Pune. At an altitude of 2,625 feet, this place enjoys cooler and less humid climate during the summer, makes for a perfect getaway for the crowds in cities close by like Mumbai and Pune. It is also one of the smallest hill stations in India. The name Matheran typically means ‘forest on the forehead’. This region is also an eco-sensitive region.