Weekend Getaways | Ishalgad

No road link, a secluded village, beautiful…. It feels like rediscovering a long lost civilisation. Irshalgad is located near Panvel – Karjat National Highway NH4. Best time to visit is in the monsoon season

The 3.4 kilometre, 2 hour trek to Irshalgad is an easy, child friendly trail. Nevertheless, this easy trail enchants with some magnificent views over Morbe reservoir, Prabalgad and Matheran plateaus. We rate this as the most beautiful yet easy treks in and around Karjat.

HOW TO REACH – If travelling by your own vehicle look out for Karja village near Chowk town. Chowk town lies on NH4 that connects Panvel with Karjat.

Chowk also has a train station (Station code CHOK) . (Pune – Bhusaval express) stops at Chowk train station. From Chowk, Karja village (the starting point of this trek) is a comfortable 2.3 kilometres walk. From Karja village you follow a wide well defined path till Irshalwadi village. The path climbs a steep ridge and then tapers to an easy ascend till Irshalwadi.

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