Monsoon is around the corner, and trekking is on the outside list. The Royal Escape offers seven places to explore the mountain near Mumbai. Let’s Go! Let’s Trek!
1. Kalsubai Peak Trek
While other roads such as from Indore, the trek is much steeper and tougher, the most common route to Kalsubai is via Bari’s ladder. There are three ladders to be negotiated along the Kalsubai peak trek from Bari. It takes about 3-4 hours to climb up at an average speed with occasional breaks, but the trek can be completed within less than 3 hours.
The wind at Mount Kalsubai during Monsoon is heavily shrouded by fog. There are three leaders built by the locals to facilitate the trekking route to Mount Kalsubai. You would have covered 1/3 of the trek when you reached the carved steps and later on the ladder of Bari Village. After all, ladders have completed 2/3 of the Trek. You will hit the final ladder before the summit of Kalsubai after a good walk on the plateau.
2. Rajgad Trek
Rajgad is a fort near Katraj. The sea level of Rajgad is 4250 feet high and boasts a beautiful view over the Sahyadri Mountains. From Rajgad you can see Sinhagad and Torna Fort. Balekilla is in the highest position in Rajgad. It is a day trek, but you must do a 2-3 day trip to cover the entire fort. The monsoons and in the winter season are the best times to visit Rajgad. Trekking during the monsoons feels amazing.
Fortified Rajgad is the perfect camping fort. The fort cannot be explored in one day’s walk, so it is suggested that you stop overnight and then visit the fort the next morning. There are 2 temples (Padmavati and a smaller temple) that can be used at night when there are no tents.
3. Torna Fort
Torna Fort is the strongest fort in the Pune district. The sea level of Torna is 1405 meters high and has a stunning view of the mountaintops of Sahyadri. When you get to the top you’ll find a lot more. From there the main road to Torna begins and local people can help.
During camping, many people bring their own tents and other camping supplies. In the Menai temple that is on the fort, you may also live. If you intend to go during the winter, because it’s very cold at night, please take a lot of insulating material with you.
4. Ratangad Trek
The Ratangad Trek is a scenic trek through one of Sahyadris’ most beautiful regions. It is thought that Ratangad is one of Shivaji Maharaj’s favorite forts. The best time to visit Ratangad is right after monsters when several waterfalls will cover the area in green along the route to Ratangad Fort. It will take around 3-4 hours to get to Ratangad from Ratanwadi
There are many walking paths near Ratangad, from where the Sahyadri Mountain Range gives you a spectacular view of the valley.
Ratangad is situated on the banks of the Bhandardara Lake district in the province of Ahmednagar (Anatangad is a hill fort near RatanWadi). With a view of one of the oldest areas of the artificial catchment. The fort is about 2000 years old. Ratangad has a natural rock peak with an upper cavity called Nedhe or Needle’s Eye.
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5. Rajmachi Trek
Rajmachi is a popular trek in the mountains of Sahyadri and a favorite for both hikers and beginners. This fort’s height is 2710 feet. Founded in the 17th century by Shivaji. There are two routes from Karjat first and from Karjat Lonavala route is comparatively more difficult than Lonavala. you may spend a lot of time in the fort by exploring the “Manoranjan” and Shrivardhan lake Rajmachi. We will go up from Lonavala and come down from Karjat to both roads. Trek route on both sides with a thick forest to allow you to see numerous bird and animal species.
6. Shivneri Fort
The fort was considered difficult for the enemies to assault the fort at a point with natural defenses such as steep rocks. In fruitful land with luxuriant greenery lies the fort. There are also tourists to the architecture and artistic features of the fort.
Due to its historical significance, Shivneri is a prominent Maharashtra fort. Shivneri is more common as a picnic and ‘pilgrimage’ weekend than a trek. (Shiv Janmashtami is known by many as a temple and a place of adoration.) There is a steep road to the first of Shivneri’s seven gates, and a fortunate half-hour walk leads you to the shiv valley through the well-kept gardens and sights of Shivneri.
7. Fort Tikona
The fort Tikona, also known as Vitandgad, is one of the forts to be climbed easier and would be an interesting yet pleasant introductory tour. The castle is near Pavana Dam. This fort lies on a 3500-foot hill overlooking the entire city, including the Tung, Lohagad, and Visapur forts. It has unimpeded views. This fortress includes several Buddhist caves and groves in Satavahana, with a “Mahadev Temple” within.
Two walking paths are open. You start at Tikona Peth right behind the buildings. That’s a bit harder, however shorter and you can stop it with newbies in the crowd. You have to go on the dusty road to the other road for approximately 0.5 km and find a clearly marked parking place. to reach the other route. From this spot, there is a path to the opposite side of the fort. This trail is a gradual turnaround that rises to 180, then climbs gradually towards the fort.