Looking for one day easy-treks around Mumbai?

  • Lohagad (Iron Fort)
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    Image Courtesy – Aditya

    Elevation – 1,033 m (3,389 ft) above sea level
    District – Pune
    Base Village – 5 kms from Malavali village
    Nearest Station – Malavli or Lonavla
    Nearby Attractions – Bhaja Caves, Karla Caves, Lonavla, Aamby Valley City
    Speciality – Large gates, intact fort walls, carved by Buddhists, Vinchu kata

  • Tikona

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    Image Courtesy – Pashmin Shah

    Elevation – 1,066 m (3,500 ft) above sea level
    District – Maval
    Base Village – Tikona Peth
    Nearest Station – Kamshet
    Nearby Attractions – Lohagad, Lonavla
    Speciality – Twin fort of Tung, Big entrance, Trimbakeshwar temple, Caves

  • Rajmachi

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    Image Courtesy – Ruchira

    Elevation – 826 m (2710 ft) above sea level
    District – Pune
    Base Village – Udhewadi/Kine Gaon
    Nearest Station – Lonavla
    Nearby Attractions – Della Adventures, Kune Waterfalls, Narayani Dham Temple
    Speciality – Fireflies during pre monsoon, camping, Shrivardhan Fort, Manaranjan Fort, Caves

  • Korigad (Kumwarigad/Koraigad)
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    Image Courtesy – Rohit Jagtap

    Elevation – 923 m (3,028 ft) above sea level
    District – Pune
    Base Village – Peth Shahpur
    Nearest Station – Lonavla
    Nearby Attractions – Mulshi lake, Pawna Lake, Lohagad Fort, Lion’s Point, Bhaja Caves
    Speciality – Goddess Koraidevi temple on the fort, six cannons – the largest of which is called the Laxmi Toph

  • Mahuli Fort 
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    Image Courtesy – Tusshar Chitte

    Elevation – 858 m (2815 ft) above sea level
    District – Thane
    Base Village – Mahuli gaon
    Nearest Station – Asangaon
    Nearby Attractions – Vaitarna Dam, MArleshwar Temple, Durgadi Fort
    Speciality – Open Shiva temple, small perennial drinking water cistern on top, three caves, Kalyan Darwaja, many pinnacles

  • Vikatgad/Peb
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    Image Courtesy – Pratham Shirwadkar

    Elevation – 640 m (2100 ft) above sea level
    District – Raigad
    Base Village – Mamadapur, Fanaswadi
    Nearest Station – Neral
    Nearby Attractions – Matheran,
    Speciality – Cave on the fort is occupied by disciples of Swami Samarth, underground meditation caverns

  • Ratangad
     

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    Image Courtesy – Wiki Commons


    Elevation – 1297 m (4255 ft) above sea level
    District – Ahmadnagar
    Base Village – Ratanwadi and Samrad
    Nearest Station – Igatpuri/Kasara
    Nearby Attractions – Bhandardara dam, Malshej Ghat, Vaitarna Dam, Lenyadri Caves
    Speciality – 2000 year old fort, natural rock peak, 4 gates (Ganesh, Hanuman, Konkan and Trimbak), Amruteshwar Temple, 10 ft high 60 ft wide natural hole

  • Anjaneri 
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    Image Courtesy – Bibhas Hazari

    Elevation – 1280 m (4,200 ft) above sea level
    District – Nashik
    Base Village – Anjaneri
    Nearest Station – Kasara
    Nearby Attractions – Trimbakeshwar, Sula vineyards, Brahmagiri, Dabosa waterfall, Tiger falls, Ashoka falls
    Speciality – Navra/Navri (Groom/Bride) pinnacles, birthplace of Hanuman

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Lohagad stands out the most. Still haven’t visited India.

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    1. Ruchi says:

      Do drop an email whenever you visit. Will try my best to help you out 🙂

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  2. Kaila Yu says:

    Wow what beautiful treks, I especially like the beautiful green hills in Tikona. I love having lots of one day options, keep it up!

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    1. Ruchi says:

      Thank you Kaila Yu. One day options are great to fit in random plans 😉

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  3. WOW those photos are amazing!! I’ve never been to India but I definitely want to get there within the next five years and I’ll bookmark this page for when I go! 🙂 Can you give me an idea of how long these hikes usually take? You say one day, but is that 8 hours or 5 hours or 12 hours??

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    1. Ruchi says:

      Thank you! Yes you should certainly visit these places in India during monsoons. The hike for the mentioned treks usually takes about 3 – 7 hours depending on which peak you visit. You can connect with me whenever you visit. I can help you plan your trip 🙂

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  4. Joe says:

    Some of this scenery looks absolutely stunning, and forts and other monuments thrown in either certainly doesn’t hurt either!

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    1. Ruchi says:

      Thanks Joe. The scenes are at its best during monsoons.

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  5. Maria says:

    The Mahuli Fort looks absolutely amazing, so mystic with the fog and the lush green forest. Would love to go hiking there.

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    1. Ruchi says:

      Thank you Maria. I’d be happy to help you with the hike here 🙂

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  6. Kavita says:

    Ruchira you are a great writer. It feels proud to see you as an all rounder.
    I bow down to you girl for writing this blog and help and guide beginners to choose the right trek and also be aware of details regarding elevation and couple of important details. It’s gonna be a real help..
    Also, I guess if you can add pointers on how to reach to base village from nearest station it would be great.
    But Kudos girl for this initiative. Really helpful!

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    1. Ruchi says:

      Thank you so much Kavita. I will consider your suggestions for my next blog. Keep supporting 🙂

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  7. Dhruv Parekh says:

    Hi Ruchira…
    Firstly proud to see your blog and seeing you have been achieving great heights… In your career and your passion (trek) 😊

    This is your SAKEC senior Dhruv Parekh and have known you since then…Very fortunate 🙂

    Can you please help me with beginners trek near by Bangalore. I would love to attend Pune but for now Bangalore would be good…

    I must say… I am inspired to start trek after seeing you achieving great points in trek 🙂 and feel associated at times when I see the trek pictures..

    Looking forward to hear from you.. 🙂

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    1. Ruchi says:

      Hi Dhruv, the Guitarist 🙂 Almonds have helped me remember you 😛 hehehe
      Thanks for the appreciation, means a lot for me.
      Also, thanks for your suggestions, I will keep you posted with easy day treks around Bangalore. Do let me know in case you have any more suggestions to pour in…
      Don’t forget to tag Riddhi along for your treks 😉 Treks are a great bonding activity 😀

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  8. Ravi Kota says:

    wow……..wonderful …..would love to be on this day trek

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    1. Ruchi says:

      Thanks dude. Let’s do one someday when you’re here.

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  9. Vishal says:

    Almost covered most trek that i covered.

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    1. Ruchi says:

      That’s great! Keep trekking 🙂

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  10. Nomadosauras says:

    That is a unique list with quite a few lesser known names! Have you though about including Kothaligad, Irshalgad, Prabalgad, Kalavantin Durg, Gorakhgad, Songir forts to the list?

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    1. Ruchi says:

      Thank you. Yes soon. The other list will follow 🙂

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