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Top 10 Scenic Adventure Getaways Near Mumbai.

Posted on :
29 October 2018
Posted on :
29 October 2018

Are you also one of those people who always make "the holiday plan" and cancel it last minute? We can understand your pain! Who likes to cancel a weekend full of adventure and inner happiness? This summer escape the chaotic city life and dare to go on a trek filled with thrilling and mind-blowing experience. We bring you top trekking places near Mumbai. Go on, you deserve it; every person living in Mumbai needs a break from its traffic jam, heavy downpours, and busy work life!

1. Rajmachi

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Rajmachi Fort is one of the best tourist places near Mumbai for trekking, and also, the best place to visit in Lonavala. Situated in Pune district, history lovers admire this ancient fort because it was built to use as a strategic point to control Bhor Ghat (between Khopoli and Khandala on Mumbai-Pune route), which was used as a trade route. You can explore two citadels of Rajmachi named Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts. The fort is surrounded by greenery and consists of huge ramparts, strong walls, residential units, water reservoirs, and secret gates for an exit! You can also visit Kal Bhairav temple situated between Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts. There are two ways to reach Rajmachi - one of the routes through Lonavala and second through Karjat. 

2. Kalsubai

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The highest peak in Maharashtra, Kalsubai is just three hours far from Bari village. This trek can be dreadful but a panoramic view of different mountains makes the summit worth it! If you want to experience a great trekking near Mumbai, then Kalsubai is the right choice for you. Paramount time to visit Kalsubai is from June to August. So, what are you waiting for?

3. Harishchandragad

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Harishchandragad, the third highest peak in Maharashtra and a stunning hill fort, is no stranger to trek lovers. The Fort is situated at a height of 4710 feet, which makes it one of the most challenging treks in the Western Ghats. The main attraction here is the Konkan Kada, which offers a breathtaking view of Konkan. The hill fort can be approached through various routes. One such route is via Nalichi Vaat, which involves an 80-degree climb with steep rock patches. If you go a little further from Konkan, you can discover Taramati Peak providing a beautiful view of its surrounding mountain ranges

4. Naneghat

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Located in Pune district and just 163 km away from Mumbai, Naneghat trek is a must for all trek lovers. The pass was widely used as a trade route between Kalyan and Junnar, during the reign of Satavahana. Vaishakhare village is the base of the trek for people coming from Mumbai. The rugged trails lead you through the untouched placid patches of nature.

5. Lohagad

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The “Iron Fort” will make your trekking experience memorable given its natural beauty and scenic views. Located just 66 km from Pune, in the famous Sahyadri hills, Lohagad Fort is known for its lush green foliage and trek routes. This prestigious fort was built in the 16th century holding historical value. If you love trekking and adventure, then you must visit Lohagad and see for yourself how amazing the fort is!

6. Bhimashankar

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Bhimashankar trek will test your endurance, 275 km from Mumbai, (by road) Bhimashankar is perfect for a hideaway weekend. It is situated at a height of 3,250 feet in the Ghat region of the Sahyadri range. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple was built in the 18th century. This trek is a full dose of adventure with stream crossings, ladders, and rock climbing all wrapped in one package! The level of this trek is moderate even beginners can go on this particular trek through Ganesh Ghat route. The best part of this trek is the trail to Gupt Bhimashankar, located in the middle of a stream.

7. Andharban Gavraiban

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The trek through the exotic Andharban is one of the most refreshing treks in Sahyadri region. Andharban in Hindi means "dark forest," which is literally true the trail is through dense overgrowth, with the beautiful overlook of Devkund waterfall, plus valley and Tamhini Ghat along the way. It starts from an elevation of approximately 2, 160 feet in the Sahyadri Mountain and descends down into the valley, leading to the backwater of the Bhira Dam. If you want "real" adventure filled with thrill, then this trekking near Mumbai is a must-try for you.

8. Sudhagad

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Bhairavgad, another name of Sudhagad, is a small hill fort near Pali, Maharashtra. The fort was named after the Goddess Bhorai Devi and was created back to 2nd century. After Marathas conquered the fort, its name was changed to Sudhagad. It is a short and sweet adventure for Mumbai and Pune trekkers. There are two huge lakes at the top where one can take a dip and build a camp for night stay. You can also visit Bhorai Devi temple and “Pant Sachivancha Vada.” There is a huge deep stambh or a lamp tower in the temple courtyard which you can witness yourself.

9. Garbett Plateau

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Situated close to Matheran (a small but gorgeous hill station), Garbett Plateau is a very scenic trek in all Maharashtra. If you are traveling from Mumbai, Matheran is only 90 km away and 120 km from Pune. Matheran natural beauty gets doubled during monsoon. It covers approximately 8 square km of area in Sahyadri. Garbett point is located on the South-West side of Matheran with the grand plateau. Make sure to carry either an umbrella or raincoat while packing for Garbett Plateau trek.

10. Kalavantin Durg

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Kalavantin Durg is only 1 and a half hour drive away from Mumbai. This fortress was constructed in honour of a queen named Kalavantin. Trek to Kalavantin fort is considered dangerous, thrilling and is also called "Climb to Heaven". Trek starts from Thakurwadi village and takes about three hours and is accessible through zigzag stairs carved into the edges of the rocky mountains. Jaw dropping views, steep trail, and heart-pounding adventure make the trek even more worthwhile.


Just don’t wait anymore! Pick any one and let the wanderlust soul in you explore the adventurous you and create memories for a lifetime.

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