Trekking near Mumbai

This is the place to go if you want to enjoy a breathtaking waterfall! The meal is outstanding, and the camping is stunning. It's an easy drive and ideally close to Mumbai and Pune. Backpacking, trekking, and hiking are all possible here.

In search of a place to escape the bustle of the city? Then visit our lovely campground, where you can unwind and enjoy the breathtaking waterfall views. Don't forget about the incredible cuisine too; our chef will make sure you have enough to eat while you're here! Because it's a pleasant trip, you can simply relax and take in the view.

Look no farther than our convenient trip between Mumbai and Pune if you're searching for a fantastic waterfall to cool down in, a lovely campground to unwind at, and delicious meals. For the more adventurous, there are also lots of hiking and trekking options, and we even have backpacking equipment that can be rented.


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About Devkund Waterfall Trek

Looking for that perfect waterfall hidden inside the jungle which is unknown to the world. Devkund Waterfall Trekking from Mumbai. 

Looking for that perfect waterfall hidden inside the jungle which is unknown to the world you can join Treks and Trails India and visit the Devkund Waterfall located near Bhira Village, Devkund Waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in India. Devkund Waterfall is a mostly unknown and unexplored waterfall in Maharashtra.

There are very few perennial waterfalls in Maharashtra like Devkund Waterfall. The forest around the waterfall is beautifully green and dense with many species of animals and birds. Devkund keeps the spirit of monsoon alive. Your trek will lead you through many unexplored trails, you will be navigating slippery rocks trek would contain medium to easy obstacles along the way. Once you reach Devkund Waterfall you will be overwhelmed with its beauty and filled with joy.

The white water cascaded down a series of rocky outcrops, giving the effect of many waterfalls rather than just one. Then it flowed on its way, nonchalant as if nothing had occurred.

Why Visit Devkund Waterfall Trek

  • Most Beautiful Waterfall in Maharashtra

  • Enjoy the natural pool below the waterfalls

  • Visiting the Tamhini Ghat

  • Water pool under the Devkund Waterfall has crystal clear bluish-green water.

  • Exploring the dense forest.

  • Located near Andharban trek

devkund waterfall trek

Karnala Fort

If you are a travel enthusiast, hiking at Karnala Bird Sanctuary trails and Karnala Killa is the best experience. You can visit throughout the year the weather is always pleasant. You get to observe a Bird Sanctuary. You get many tracks as alternatives for simple hiking or moderate-level trekking. You get to research Karnala Fort, Part of the fort at a medium height and another at the summit. Ultimately, you also get to experience your fair share of adventure around the hills, temples, and rocks of Karnala. Moreover, you have to do all this at a minimum budget.


Best time for Karnala Fort Trek near Panvel

Monsoon is the best season to visit Karnala Killa, the mountain covered with clouds and streams flowing on the path. The route is rocky in some sections and can be slippery if you are not wearing trekking shoes. Post monsoon, you can see wildflowers everywhere. It is an excellent period to create beautiful images. Monsoon makes the trek route challenging and fun to navigate. Your shoe's excellent grip is crucial while trekking on this mountain. 

Karnala Bird Sanctuary

It has a small play area for kids, a restaurant, and a small bird's zoo. You can choose many trails in the morning, which are excellent for bird watching. Karnala Bird Sanctuary's 4.5 square kilometres area is home to many species of migratory birds. Many rare birds are spotted here yearly, making them an essential refuge for birds. 


Kalavantin Durg

Trek to Kalavantin Durg is covered by many magazines, news channel, and Instagram account as one of the most dangerous treks in India. Located near Panvel, it is a watchtower with beautiful rock-cut steps. Many trekkers come from far away to challenge themselves against this mountain. It is 2300 feet above sea level. It will take three hours to climb the hill. 

Maharashtra comes alive in the monsoon season. It is the best time for the Kalavantin trek. During the rainy season, the mountain is covered with greenery and clouds. The weather is refreshing. You can watch beautiful waterfalls. Wildflowers bloom locals have created camping grounds and restaurants where one can order meals and spend time camping outdoors. 

Dodhani to Matheran Sunset Point Trek

Dodhani Village is famous for its waterfalls, located 45 minutes from Panvel Railway Station. It is a steep uphill trek, and It will take three hours to reach Matheran. The route is well marked and goes through a thick jungle. You can see Chanderi Fort and Peb Fort from the trek route. After completing 75 per cent, you can see the fog build-up along the trek route.

It means you are approaching Matheran Sunset's point now. The last part of the trek is tricky as the path becomes more minor, and the rock-cut way makes the route adventurous. After reaching the Sunset point, one has to walk another 3 kilometres to reach Matheran Bazaar. Be careful when walking in Matheran. 

Many monkeys will try to grab eatables, water bottles, and anything hanging in your bag. You can descend via Garbett Plateau if you don't want to Hire a taxi from Dasturi until the Neral railway station. Garbet Plateau trek to Bhivpuri Road Station trek will take three hours. 


Chinchoti Waterfall Trek

Chinchoti Waterfall is an easy trek; It takes one hour to reach Kaman Village on the Mumbai Ahmedabad Highway. A famous landmark is the Bhajanlal Dairy Farm. The waterfall is part of the Tungareshwar forest sanctuary. It is well marked, and many locals are found collecting wood and harvesting rice when you are trekking. They will help you with the directions. You will be surprised how quickly you can visit a village in Mumbai impoverished with people living in Mud Houses.

On the trekking trail, you will see the river on your left side throughout the path. If you start early, you will walk into many spider webs on the trekking path. It is a reliable spot for macro photography. Once you reach the waterfall, you will be blown away by its beauty. 

Chinchoti waterfall is very dangerous; it has claimed many lives every year. The helicopter called for rescue at Chinchoti waterfall once people got stuck in the Jungle near the waterfall due to heavy rains. The nearest Railway Station is Naigaon. You can board sharing auto to Kaman village. Avoid visiting the waterfall on rainy days. It is better to visit the Chinchoti waterfall on a clear day.

Chinchoti Waterfall

Rajmachi Fort Lonavala

Rajmachi Fort is a historical fort having two stronghold forts in Lonavala. Forts of Rajmachi Lonavala are Shrivardhan and Manaranjan. Visible from Mumbai Pune Expressway on the right-hand side of Borghat, a popular spot near Khandala known as Rajmachi View Point. Rajmachi is a famous spot for trekking in popular Lonavala Hill Stations. 

Lonavala to Rajmachi Fort is a 16 km trekking distance from Lonavala, and there are many routes to reach Rajmachi Fort. We will be staying at Udhewadi Village, located below the two Balekilla; only camping during the winter and summer months is possible at Udhewadi. 

In the monsoon you can see the beautiful Kataldhar waterfall from Shrivardhan Fort. Rajmachi Fort near Karjat has many caves used by trekkers for night halt. Rajmachi Fort is located strategically overlooking Borghat, a historical trade route in Sahyadri Mountains. Popular among trekkers of India as one of the best trekking places in Maharashtra.

Places to visit at Rajmachi Fort

  • Fort Rajmachi Udaysagar Lake constructed in 1712.

  • Temple of Mahadev by the side of Udaysagar Lake.

  • Temple of Bahiroba on the plateau near Shrivardhan and Manaranjan.

  • Rajmachi trek Fireflies at the end of Summer around May and June 

  • Kataldhar waterfall views from Shrivardhan Fort (In monsoon only)

  • Shirota Lake views from Shirvardhan Fort

rajmachi trek

Aadrai Jungle Trek

The Aadrai Jungle Trek is the best way to explore one of Sahyadri's most beautiful and untouched Jungles. This tour will take you deep into the heart of this lush, green forest, where you can see waterfalls, caves, valleys, shepherd trails, famous peaks, and more. You'll be able to experience all that this incredible Aadrai Forest Trek has to offer in just one day! Kindly book treks in Maharashtra in advance to avoid last-minute disappointment. 

The Aadrai Trek is a haven for trekkers wishing to escape the city life routine. This trekking around Mumbai provides trekkers with a much-needed escape from an unhealthy atmosphere, with each breath allowing you to feel rejuvenated and calm. 

The Malshej ghat trek runs for one day, bringing you to an isolated fall deep in the forest. The height of the hike is 2490 feet, and the base village height is 2240 feet. The route is about 7.5 km long and will take 3.5 – 4.5 hours to finish the jungle trail with ample breaks. 

Aadrai Jungle Trek offers a lot of natural beauty and cultural significance. The Kalu waterfall is a stunning sight, and the Nageshwar temple and caves provide a fascinating insight into local religion and history. Exploring the Khireshwar village is an excellent opportunity to learn about the area's past.

The Aadrai Jungle trek offers a fantastic drive through the Malshej ghat, with hundreds of waterfalls overflowing. Fog-covered hills and beautiful viewpoints to view incredible vistas like Naneghat, Bhairavgad, Thidbi village, Old Malshej ghat route, MTDC Malshej ghat, and Pimpal Joga dam. 

aadrai jungle trek

Andharban Trek, Jungle Trek 

Andharban Trek, by its name, means a dark, dense forest. It is a gradual descend trek, where you are already on height, and you will descend till the end. It is one of the most beautiful treks in Maharashtra and has lots of things to explore. We will be walking on a ridge offering a fantastic view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam, Devkund Waterfall, and the mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat. Evergreen forest covers you with shade in the first half of the trek for 6 to 8 kilometers. The Trek to Andharban further descends in Konkan to reach Bhira village around 4 kilometers. The same valley is the origin of the Kundalika river, famous for its white water Kolad river rafting.

Trek to Andharban from Mumbai Monsoon Details

  • Type: Valley / Jungle descend the trail

  • Range: Mulshi, Pune

  • Base Village: Tamhini

  • Grade: Medium

andharban jungle trek

Kalsubai Trek to Highest Peak of Maharashtra 

Kalsubai Peak Trek with a height of 1646 meters or 5400 Feet is famous as the highest peak in Maharashtra. Kalsubai Mountain lies in the Sahyadri mountain range falling under Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary. Kalsubai Height being the highest peak commands a beautiful view. Since Bhandardara Dam and Kalsubai Peak are extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railings, chains, and ladders at places where it is difficult to climb. If you have questions regarding the Kalsubai trek booking, kindly WhatsApp us we will reply as soon as possible.

Kalsubai Monsoon Trek

During the monsoon, places are covered with fog, and the wind is very strong at Mount Kalsubai. Kalsubai Trekking Experience: There are three ladders that have been installed by locals to make the trekking route till Mount Kalsubai Shikhar easy. When you reach the carved steps and ladder from Bari Village, you will have covered 1/3 of the trek. After all the ladders are over, 2/3 of the trek is over. After a decent walk on the plateau, you will reach the final ladder to the Kalsubai summit.

Kalsubai Trek Event Details

  • Kalsubai Trek difficulty level: Medium

  • Base village for Kalsubai peak: Bari

  • Region: Igatpuri / Bhandardara

  • Total time required for climbing Kalsubai Peak: 3.5 - 4 hours one way

  • Duration: 1 night and 1 day

  • Kalsubai peak height: 5400 feet approx.

kalsubai trek

About Lohagad Fort Trek

Lohagad Fort means Iron fort in Marathi, situated close to the hill station of Lonavala Khandala and 52 km northwest of Pune, Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 meters or 3,389 feet above sea level. The Lohagad Killa is connected to the neighboring Visapur Fort which is at its eastern side by a small range. The range divides the basins of the Indrayani River and Pavana River rivers.

Lohagad overlooks the Pavna reservoir, located to the south of the mountain. The hill extends to the northwest to a fortified spur, called Vinchu Kata Scorpion's tail because of its resembling shape. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. The fort has been declared as a protected monument by the by Archaeology Survey of India. Best trekking route near Mumbai and Pune for beginners.

Things to see at Lohagad Fort Trek

We can reach to the top of the fort by stairs. We will come across four doors while reaching the top. The first one is called 'Ganesh Darwaaja', the second one is called 'Narayan Darwaaja', the third one is called 'Hanuman Darwaaja' & the fourth one is called 'Maha Darwaaja'. Out of this Hanuman Darwaaja is the most ancient of all the doors. Between Narayan & Hanuman Darwaaja there are two godowns which were used for storage purpose as a granary

 After entering the Maha Darwaaja we come across an old 'Dargah'. Besides the Dargah, there are remnants of the court. Towards right we come across 'Laxmi Kothi' which has many rooms. The treasury of Nana Phadnis was kept here. In front of this place are two cannons. To the western side of the fort is Vinchu Kata. It is 1500-meter-long & 30 meters wide part of the mountain, separated from the main part. Viewing from the fort this area looks like scorpion’s sting and hence it is called Vinchu Kata. As named, this portion was to keep a watch on the surrounding region, and any activity of the enemy in its vicinity could be tackled.

lohagad trek

Visapur Fort Trek

The famous monsoon Sahyadri Fort is more massive than the twin fort Lohagad. Visapur Fort Lonavala at a higher altitude than Lohagad fort. Many caves, water tanks, old houses, arch, waterfalls, temples are on the Sahyadri Fort. There are two buildings which are roofless now,  are government offices from the past. A stone-built home at Visapur Fort called Peshwas Wada popularly. Lord Hanuman carving seen at the Fort, there are many temples dedicated to him at the Fort. Visapur is an ideal trekking destination near Mumbai, Pune, Lonavala.

Visapur Fort Trek 2023

A Monsoon Trek to Visapur Fort India, the best place to spend a rainy evening right! Visit Visapur India for a walk with your partner or enjoy with friends. Visapur Fort also called Visapur Fort is a hill fort near Visapur village in Maharashtra, India. It is a part of the Lohagad Visapur fortification. The Visapur Fort Monsoon trek will enthrall you, and it will make your journey amazing. Enjoy the thrills of trekking in the challenging terrains! Fort offers a majestic view from the height of 3556 feet. Located in Maharashtra near Pune district, the trek to Killa is one of the best treks to do in Monsoon.

Perched upon a lush green plateau, the Visapur Killa is a top-rated excursion destination for adventure mongers as well as nature lovers. The Fort trek is a one-day trek accessible from Mumbai and Pune. It's a grand confusion of boulders and steps up to the fort.

visapur trek

Please find below some easy Monsoon treks

How do you get ready to go trekking?

Trekking or hiking is more enjoyable with a fit body. You can get ready for the upcoming trekking season by following these essential tips to get healthy and build stamina and endurance.

  1. Start working on quick walks, and after you develop sufficient power, proceed with jogging.

  2. Stretching helps you recover faster pre-hike, and post-hike stretches are a must for all trekking expeditions.

  3. Regular gym enthusiasts can include cardio to improve stamina.

  4. Eat healthy fruits and vegetables. A choice of protein will help you recover quicker after the trek. Carry some snacks during the day to help maintain your energy levels.

  5. Hydration: Please drink a lot of water during the monsoon and carry some water filters like Lifestraw to avoid water-borne diseases if you want to try out mountain streams.

  6. Work on your posterior muscles and leg muscles and make them fit.

Things to avoid on your first trekking trip

  1. Avoid drinking alcohol or smoking a few days before or during your trek; this will help you build stamina and avoid dehydration. You will also feel healthier.

  2. Avoid carrying a large backpack; carry essentials; prefer a backpack with a rain cover; a wet backpack will get heavier by five times.

  3. Don't wear sports shoes, gym shoes, or sandals; wear proper trekking shoes and invest in good ones.

  4. Carry your trash home; we are all educated individuals. Littering slopes harms the environment and ruins the beautiful views.

  5. Keep your family and friends informed about your trekking adventure; in case of an emergency, they will arrange for help.

  6. Avoid solo trekking if you are a confident trekker. Please keep locals, families, and friends informed before you begin your trek and after you complete it.

How to trek with kids during a trek?

Trekking with kids can be a fantastic family adventure! Here are some tips to make it a great experience: Choose trails suitable for their age and abilities. Pack plenty of snacks, water, and their favorite treats to keep their energy up. Encourage them to explore and appreciate nature along the way. Take regular breaks for rest and games. Ensure they have comfortable shoes and dress in layers for the changing weather. Embrace the adventure together and create lasting memories. Have fun!

Which trek do you recommend for kids around Mumbai?

For kid-friendly treks near Mumbai, there are several options to choose from. Sondai, Karnala, and Lohagad offer scenic trails with moderate difficulty suitable for children. Prabalmachi, Matheran, and Korigad provide a mix of nature and historical exploration. Jambulmal and One Tree Hill are ideal for shorter treks with beautiful views. Dodhani Village in Matheran is another excellent choice for a family-friendly trek. Each of these destinations offers a unique experience and a chance for kids to connect with nature while enjoying the outdoors.

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What are some popular monsoon treks in Maharashtra?

Some popular monsoon treks in Maharashtra include HarishchandragadRajmachiAndharbanKalsubaiBhimashankarTikona FortTorna FortRatangadNaneghat, and Visapur Fort. These treks offer scenic beauty and a unique experience during the monsoon season.


Which trekking shoes to buy for monsoon hikes?

1. Campus Trekking Shoes - Learn more You can contact Chirag Karia - 8080802244 

2. CTR Trekking shoes by Coaster - Learn more 

Where to buy trekking clothes and backpack for monsoon outdoor adventures?

1. Outdoor Travel Gear - - Whatsapp 8080290520

2. MSA - Mountain Sport Academy 

    B/22, Shubham, Plot No.151, Part II, Gorai, Near Suvidhya High School  

    Nandu Chavan - 98920 42704

3. Add-Venture India

    Shop # 11, Sai Sahara CHS, Kamladevi Birajdar Marg, Sector 21, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400706

    022 2771 8845

4. Decathlon India - 


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