Best Treks Near Mumbai

Mumbai is blessed to have a good selection of trekking trails on its outskirts. This is probably one of the reasons why trekking has become a favourite weekend pastime for many Mumbaikars.

As soon as the weekend arrives, many of them head to the hills around Mumbai to explore the scenic landscaped mountains. While some are close to the city, there are some that are relatively far off, but visiting these trekking trails is definitely worth the effort.

Best Trekking Trail within a 100 kilometres away from Mumbai

1. Peb Trail

 

The Peb trail is easy to accomplish, this is why it is one of the most popular treks in Maharashtra. The trail begins from a small village and takes you through forests and caves. On the few difficult to trek spots, ladders have been installed for the convenience of trekkers. Those looking for a bit of adventure can take the route that leads to Panorama point in Matheran, however, this route takes another couple of hours to accomplish.

  • Location: Neral.
  • Distance from Mumbai: 53 kilometres
  • Trekking Difficulty: Easy upto the Peb fort, the route to Panorama point is moderately difficult.

2.  Garbett Point Trail

If you are a sucker for scenery or love a good spot for landscape photography, the Garbett Point Trail will delight you. The most fun is had when you trek from the Diksal village. Although challenging, the six-hour long route is great fun because of its narrow rocky passages and steep slopes.

  • Location: Diksal
  • Distance from Mumbai: 73 kilometres
  • Trekking Difficulty: Difficult

3. Dhak Bahiri Trail

Situated in Raigad, Dhak Bahiri (caves) stand at a height of 2700 feet above sea level. The trek to the caves is best experienced from Sandshi village, the route is scenic and you’ve got a ton of opportunity to experience nature at its best.  There is a famous point here called the Kalakrai Pinnacle, to get there, one needs to have great trekking experience and be fit.

  • Location: Sandshi
  • Distance from Mumbai: 76 kilometres
  • Trekking Difficulty: Difficult 

4. Kune Waterfalls Trail

Conveniently located about 2 kilometres away from Khandala railway station, the Kune falls are pretty famous in Maharashtra. So, a trip here should always be on the cards. Entry to the main waterfall is out of anyone’s league so you’ve got to make do with soaking in the stunning views of the fall from afar. The three-hour path can be a bit difficult to navigate, so it is advised that you hire a guide or book a group trek, there are many organizations that conduct treks to the Kune.

  • Location: Khandala
  • Distance from Mumbai: 86 kilometres
  • Trekking Difficulty: Difficult

6. Rajmachi Fort Trail

A popular trekking trail near Mumbai is the one to Rajmachi Fort. The trek is very scenic and a hotbed for stunning landscape photography. The Rajmachi Fort trek is not all that difficult to overcome so it is ideal for a day out with family and friends. Experienced trekkers who find the popular route from the Udhewadi village too easy can choose the other route that begins from the Kondana Caves, it’s really exciting. Once you reach the top of the hill, explore the beautiful and historic Rajmachi Fort and catch panoramic views of the Udhewadi village.

  • Location: Udhewadi
  • Distance from Mumbai: 95 kilometres.
  • Trekking Difficulty: Easy to Difficult, depending on which route you take.

Treks more than 100 kilometres away from Mumbai

7. Korigad Fort Trail

The trekking trail that leads to the Korigad Fort from the Peth Shahpur village is easy to handle. The first part of the trek is extremely simple, all you have to do is follow a  naturally made mud road. The trek gets even simpler at the point where you have to just walk through steps craved that lead you straight to the fort. Although the trek is simple, one has to be very careful while climbing up the steps in the monsoon as the steps can get slippery from the rainwater and a bit of moss.

  • Location: Pune
  • Distance from Mumbai: 106 kilometres
  • Trekking Difficulty: Easy

8. Sudhagad Fort Trail

Yet another scenic trekking trail near Mumbai, the trek to the Sudhagad starts at Thakurwadi village and trails to the gates of the fort. The trail is child’s play, all one has to go is follow the makeshift road. In fact, the trail is so simple that even at some difficult parts, there are ladders installed. Once you get to the top, do not forget to click a few pictures at the Dindi Darwaja that is modelled on Mahadarwaaja of the Raigad fort.

  • Location: Pali
  • Distance from Mumbai: 109 kilometres
  • Trekking Difficulty: Easy

The next time you are planning a trekking trip around Mumbai, keep these locations in mind, most of them are fairly easy, comfortable to reach, and they all offer excellent landscaped views.

Shayne Dsouza

Hey, My name is Shayne and I am the founder of Le Scoop, an online lifestyle magazine. I love telling the world stories, where to eat, what to see in different cities, and bringing news to life. I have worked on content for brands such as Neiman Marcus, Burrp.com, Treebo Hotels, Celltick, Tribune, and Casa One. I hope you all love your stay on Le Scoop. You can reach me on shaynedsouza1@gmail.com

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