Treks in Maharashtra
- Trekking in Rajmachi, Maharashtra – Rajmachi has two fortified mountains, Srivardhan and Manarangjan Itinerary planner. A 30-minute climb from Udhevadi’s base village leads to a plateau between two peaks. The site is frequented by hikers and adventure seekers for the thrill of climbing the peak and the historical significance of the fort, which can be seen in the fort’s ruins and surviving buildings.
- Lohgad Fort Trekking – “Mist Mountains”
Khandala is a popular hill he station in Maharashtra located at the foot of Sahyadri in the Western Ghats. With scenic valleys, grassy hills, tranquil lakes and misty waterfalls, Khandala offers a perfect weekend getaway for Mumbai people.
It is his one of two mountain stations, Lonavala and Khandala. Immortalized by the popular Bollywood song ‘Aati Kya Khandala’, this place is a must-visit for those seeking beautiful nature, pleasant weather and a sense of fog in the air. Khandala’s natural beauty blooms at its peak and is magical during the monsoons. Winding waterfalls and glistening lakes add a striking touch to the majestic exterior.
The Mumbai-Pune highway passes through Khandala. It is a popular hiking spot from neighbouring towns due to its good access. Duke’s Nose Peak and Carla Hills are two popular rock climbing spots. The hotel is close to two of his other popular attractions. Khandala at Lonavala (3 km) and Karjat (7 km) is one of the best hilltop hideaways for trekkers and young couples.
- Kalsubai Peak Trek, Bhandardara – Mount Karsubai is the highest peak of the Sayadri Mountains. This majestic mountain scenery is a spectacular sight in Bandadhara. It is also known as Maharashtra’s Everest as it is the highest peak in the state.
The trek is very tricky and experienced hikers usually have some difficulty finding the way to the summit. If you don’t want to hike, there are artificial stairs to reach the top. However, the hills near the summit of Kalsubai are relatively easy to climb.
- Sinhagad Fort Trek – Located in the Sayadri Mountains, Sinhagad Fort is an ancient fort known for its historical importance and architecture. Apart from sightseeing, trekking is a popular activity at Sinhagad Fort. Thrill seekers will find the steep slopes of the hill absolutely thrilling. A few beginner and intermediate hikers from around Pune head to Sinhagad Fort for an early morning trek. Those wishing to explore the attraction can drive to the entrance and walk to Pune darwaza, or park the car at the foot of the hill and climb a steep slope or climb stairs.
- Raigad Fort Trek – Roughly 820 meters high, the charming Raigad Fort sits atop the Sahyadri range in Mahad, Maharashtra. The majestic fortress is only accessible from one side through a staircase with about 1737 steps, as deep valleys surround him on three other sides. Alternatively, you can take the cable car to the top of the fortress in 4 minutes.
The fortress is very proud of the Marathas and commemorates their bravery and audacity. Fort Raigad is more than just a tourist attraction. It is a sacred place of pilgrimage containing traces of the great vision of Hindavi Swaraja cherished by Chhatrapati Shivaji. Although most parts of it are now in ruins, the fort still boasts of the brave history of the Marathas.
After Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja captured Raigad his fort, he restored it and named it the capital of the Maratha kingdom. As this well-fortified hilltop structure defied various invaders, the British called it the Gibraltar of the East. There is the Palki Darwaza. A statue of Shivaji was also erected in front of the ruins of Hauptmarktary, eventually leading to his own Samadhi and his pet dog Samadhi.
- Pratapgad Fort Trek – Pratapgad is a hill fort in Maharashtra. Located near the famous hill station of Mahabaleshwar in the Satara district, the citadel rises about 3500 feet above the ground. Many of the fortresses are still standing and are popular tourist destinations. Within the fortress he has four lakes, many of which overflow during the monsoon season. There is a watchtower at the end of the motorway at Mahadarwaza or right next to the main entrance. See the glorious statue of Shivaji Maharaj, erected nearly 60 years ago. At the top of the fort is the Bhawani Temple and the Cultural Library that showcases the heritage of the fort. On the way from the base village to Pratapgad, there is a handicraft center that attracts a lot of tourists.