Monsoons are here and so the weekends must be adventurous. So gear up and ready to explore beautifully crafted places around you. Bounded with magnificent Arabian sea, Mumbai has beautiful giant Green lush Sahyadris all around while Pune with the historical legacy & a hilly city which gives us immense exposure to feel the nature which we cannot enjoy in the daily rush of city life. There are many trekking organizations which makes common person to be comfortable to climb the mountain and gives a chance to enjoy the serene beauty.
Here I’m sharing some of the must visit trekking destinations near Mumbai & Pune which you can think of for an outing this monsoon.
- Kothaligad – Peth
An easy and simple trek from the Peth village will give you a wonderful experience into the lap of nature. It is in Karjat Region and a one day trek will refreshes you at the fullest.
- Prabalgad & Kalavantin
Prabalgadh & Kalavantin is located in between Panvel & Matheran. With the base village Prabalmachi with vast landscape enthralls you completely. You can relish the beauty of the village, farms and feel the tranquil nature while taking a walk in jungle trails around the village.
If you are not that fond of trekking, Raigad can still be a great place to visit this monsoon. There is a provision of ropeway from the base of Raigad. http://raigadropeway.com/ will give you all details. One can take ascend on its own to reach the Raigad fort. The Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj built this fort and made his capital when he was crowned King of a Maratha Kingdom. There are many places to explore once you are top on Raigad fort. Many guides are available who can narrate you the history of Maratha Empire.
- Vichitragad or Rohida
Vichitragad or Rohida is a fort near to Bhor village in Pune District. It is one of the southernmost forts in Pune. Rohida is famous for torrential winds. Generally Rohida is barren in Summer or Winter but With monsoon it is filled with lush green grass. If you would like to enjoy the windy trek, Vichitragad or Rohida can be visited.
5. Chinchoti Waterfalls
A beautiful hangout in the trails of Chinchoti village near Vasai will make you weekend refreshed. A jungle trail with waterfall made steps will make you nomad. Rickshaws are easily available from Vasai Railway Station. Waterfall of around 100ft welcomes you with a big hug. Late Monsoons or August/September will be the best time visit waterfalls.
The list of some of the trekking organizers which I would like to share:
- Young Zingaro
- Trek & Trails
The whole world is beautiful but we have very less time to explore it. So just go outside, Look around yourself, Feel the freshness of air, Break the rules, Live the life.