7 Kick Ass Trekking Getaways Near Mumbai


With the arrival of monsoon, the spark for trekking goes up. Mumbai life is fast and stressful. So, A break at least for one day is a must. Winding through the forest belts and reaching a defined destination satisfies the passion for trekking and nature lovers. Trekking along the picturesque terrain makes you escape the stress of life. The trekking can be non-professional, just go and enjoy with family and friends.

1) Ratangad Fort

Ratangad fort trek is quite adventurous and tricky. There is a natural rock peak having a cavity known as ‘Nedhe’ or ‘Eye of the Needle’. The Western Ghats of Maharashtra have divine beauty and crystal clear waterfalls which gives a heavenly experience to the trekking pleasure.


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Trek Facts:

Distance from Mumbai: Around 185 km

Trekking Level: Medium

Nearest Location: Bhandardhara

Elevation Above Sea Level: 1297 meters

Attractions: Amruteshwar temple.

2) Peb Fort-Vikatgad

 “Goddess Pebi” temple at the base of the fort has given the name to the fort. This trek can be combined with Matheran trek. The rock patches and the waterfalls along with the dense forest make a happening trek.


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Trek Facts:

Distance from Mumbai: Around 52 km

Trekking Level: Medium

Nearest Railway Station: Neral

Elevation Above Sea Level: 2100 meters

Attractions: Caves.

3) Chanderi Fort

A remote and inaccessible Chanderi fort is untouched by many trekkers. It is situated in the dense forest of Matheran mountain range. The trek is slippery but grassy and has a breath taking view. The huge rocks crest in the area makes it the beloved attraction of mountain climbers for rock climbing.


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Trek Facts:

Distance from Mumbai: Around 44 km

Trekking Level: Hard

Nearest Railway Station: Panvel/Badlapur

Elevation Above Sea Level: 685 meters

Attractions: Water cistern and caves.


4) Korigad

The Korigad fort is popular for its green lavish scenery. The waterfalls and the lakes are the attraction points. The misty weather and the cool breezes increase the thrill of trek.


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Trek Facts:

Distance from Mumbai: Around 110 km

Trekking Level: Easy

Nearest Railway Station: Lonavala

Elevation Above Sea Level: 929 meters

Attractions: Lakes and caves.


5) Lohagad Fort

Lohagad is the most famous trekking spot of the hikers. The easy way to climb the fort is through the stairs. The hike path loved by the hard core trekkers is through Bhaja caves. Lohagad is a part of Lohagad-Visapur fortification.


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Trek Facts:

Distance from Mumbai: Around 100 km

Trekking Level: Easy

Nearest Railway Station: Malavali

Elevation Above Sea Level: 1033 meters

Attractions: Karla caves and Aamby Valley city.


6) Visapur Fort

The lush green dense plantation sharing the common trail ground of Lohagad fort made it famous as the “Lohagad Twin Fort”. It is situated near the small village called Visapur and hence the name.  The fort was built by Balaji Vishwanath, but today only ruins have remained. The waterfalls along the way look pretty during the rainy season.


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Trek Facts:

Distance from Mumbai: Around 120 km

Trekking Level: Medium

Nearest Railway Station: Malavali

Elevation Above Sea Level: 1084 meters

Attractions: Fort Walls and Hanuman Carving.


7) Rajmachi Fort

Rajmachi Fort is situated in the famous Sahyadri hills. The fort was historically used as a trading route.  The Rajmachi consists of two fortifications viz. the Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan fort. The scenic beauty and silvery waterfalls is eye catching in the route.


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Trek Facts:

Distance from Mumbai: Around 95 km

Trekking Level: Easy

Nearest Railway Station: Karjat/ Lonavala

Attractions: Caves on the fort and old temples and monuments


Always carry plenty of water to remote treks as the water on the fort may be contaminated and may cause harm. Some food packets are also advised.



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