Top 14 trekking spots around Mumbai for an Adventurous weekend.
# 01 DEVKUND WATERFALL TREK
150kms from Mumbai city. Devkund Waterfall is accessible via two hours trek from the base village called ‘Bhira’, near Bhira Dam. It’s one of the virgin places with crystal clear water & the trek is comparatively easy making it suitable for even amateurs to visit. It is a confluence of three waterfalls and is said to be the origin of Kundalika river.
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# 02 DODHANI WATERFALL RAPPELLING AT PANVEL
Dodhani is situated in Panvel and in monsoon when torrential rainfall starts in the region. Rappelling in Dodhani waterfall is available only for 2 months, as it is a seasonal waterfall. You can explore how does it feel to rappel down thoughts the combination of height, speedy water, slippery rocks, shouting of instructor that gives you an experience you may not have experienced yet.
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# 03 DUKE’S NOSE – Climbing & Rappelling
Duke’s Nose, named due to its resemblance to the nose of Duke Wellington in a reclining position. At a distance of 8 km from Khandala Railway Station, This site is also popular for thrilling activities like trekking, hiking, rock climbing and valley-crossing, which attract many adventure enthusiasts.
# 04 HARISHCHANDRAGAD – KOKANKADA TREKKING & CAMPING
The Kokankada cliff is the major attraction of Harishchandragad. This cliff is not only vertical but also over-hanged like a hood of a cobra camping at kokankada 3500 Feet above from sea level which is 2-3 hrs trek from Pachnai route.
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#05 VISAPUR FORT
Visapur Fort is situated in Lonavala around 100kms away from Mumbai city and 5km away from Malavli station. Inside the fort, there are caves, cisterns of water, a decorated arch and old houses to see.1 hour to reach the top. mesmerizing view of Pavana Dam & its backwaters.
#06 RAJMACHI FORT
Rajmachi is one of the most popular forts in the Lonavala region. Suitable for beginners, it is around 16km away from Lonavala station, offers an amazing view of the Sahyadri Mountains and the backwaters of Shirota Dam.
#07 AMK – ALANG MADAN KULANG
The Alang and Madan trek is one of the toughest treks in the Mumbai region. Dense forest covers make these treks difficult. Among all 3 forts, Kulang is the most difficult on the way up you come across patches of rock-cut steps. It takes 6 hours to reach from Kulanwadi to the fort. For Madang fort, rock climbing is required as the wall of the steps was destroyed during the cannon fire. This trek will test your endurance, patience, and stamina on whole new different level.
#08 MOUNT KALSUBAI
The highest peak in Maharashtra, Mount Kalsubai, also known as the ‘Everest of Maharashtra’. With its towering height of 5,400ft, it offers a stunning panoramic view of the Sahyadri Ranges. Located around 150 km from Mumbai, the trek starts from the base village, Bari.
#09 KOTHALIGAD – PRTH FORT
Peth is situated in Shahapur taluka, Karjat district. Height of this fort is 3100 ft above sea level. This fort is also known as Kothaligad because of the internally excavated stairs at the fort top.This fort is very small in size but was used as an ammunition storage and defense station during Sambhaji Maharajs era.
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#10 IRISHGAD TREK
Irshalgad accessible from Panvel Station.The difficulty level of the trek is between moderate to difficult depending on how experienced you are. Situated away from the city, it is a perfect place to relax your mind and have some fun. To reach the top of the pinnacle it is essential to have artificial rock climbing equipment.
#11 SANDHAN VALLEY
Sandhan Valley located approx 200 km from Mumbai city, known as the Grand Canyon of Maharashtra, with 300ft. mountain walls on both sides. It is one of the most popular treks you can undertake near Mumbai. The difficulty level is between Medium to Challenging.
#12 HARIHAR FORT
Harihar fort is located in Nashik, amidst the huge Vaitarna dam and the Trimbakeshwar mountain ranges offer stunning views of the area around.the trek takes around 2.5 hours to reach the top, the fort is well supplied with water and can be attempted in any season.
#13 RAIGAD FORT
Rajgad fort is truly one of the most fascinating treks. Zig-zag narrow paths, the deceiving double-walled shield of its fortifications, massive Maha darwaja and Chor darwaja tells the tale of the Fortress of the forgotten empire. The beauty of the fort and the surroundings is mesmerizing. The difficulty level is moderate, It takes approximately 2.5 hours to reach the top.
#14 KALAVANTIN DURG
Kalavanti durg is located right next to Prabhalgad. The beauty of this trek is the amazing rock cut steps that zig-zag their way up the mountain to take you to the top of the fort. One can get a panoramic view from the top
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