8 Best Places To Go Monsoon Trekking from Mumbai

Monsoon is the most awaited season in Mumbai. While many of us prefer to stay in-door enjoying the rain staying in-door few wanderlusts step out to embrace the season with their getaway plans. Monsoon is also a season for adventurous people who prefer to rejuvenate themselves with trekking and capturing the vibrant colours of nature. If you are one of the adventure seekers and are confused about where to go this monsoon, then you have come to the right place.

In this article, we have listed down a few of the hot destinations for trekking near Mumbai where you can relax your mind, body and soul just by looking at the site.

Discover the Everest of Maharashtra- Kalsubai

In Western Ghats at the height of 5400 feet above sea level lies Kalsubai – also known as Everest of Maharashtra. Surrounded by huge mountains and lush greenery, Kalsubai is every trekkers dream.  The trails take you through various ranges of forests and plateaus. Experience the panoramic view once you reach the summit of Kalsubai encompassing mountains, greenery and water bodies.

 Location Fact: 

 Distance from Mumbai : 152 Km

 Difficulty level : Medium

 Trek duration : 1 Day

 How to reach : Bus, Cabs, and local trains

 Places to visit : Bhandardhara Lake

 Things to do : Trek, campaign, enjoy the nature

Witness the pride of Maharashtra Harishchandragad Fort Trek

Historical hills of Harishchandragad depict the glorified history of Marathas. With a height of 4617 feet above sea level, this spot is a mecca for trekkers.  The stout fortification of this fort has multiple entry routes such as Indore wat, Nalichi waat, Sadhale ghat, and Junnar gate route.

 Location Fact: 

Distance from Mumbai : 218 Km

Difficulty level : Medium

Trek duration : 1 Day

How to reach : Bus, Cabs, and local trains

Places to visit :  Bhandardhara lake,

Things to do : Trek, night campaign

 Explore the history of – Lohagad Fort

One of the famous and historical places of Maharashtra that takes you to the glorious history of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Covered with clouds and mist, Lohagad Fort gives you a scenic view of the lush green valley. The place is very popular destination for trekking near Mumbai amongst the locals and the tourists due to its beauty, history and trekking.

Location Fact: 

Distance from Mumbai: 96 Km

Approximate travel time: 2Hrs.12 min

Difficulty level: Easy

Trek duration: 1 day

How to reach: By Cab, Interstate bus, self-drive, private tour buses

Places to visit: Lohagad Fort

Things to do: Trekking, Photography, site seeing, campaign

Give your eyes a treat at Rajmachi Trek

Located amidst the lush valleys of the Sahyadri Mountains, Rajmachi trek trails give you a view of several waterfalls, deep gorges and serenity. If you are looking to spend some time in nature’s lap, then, this should be on your bucket list.

Location Fact: 

Distance from Mumbai: 95 Km

Difficulty level: Easy

Trek duration: 1 day

How to reach: By Cab, Interstate bus, self-drive, private tour buses

Places to visit: Rajmachi Fort

Things to do: trekking, campaign, outdoor picnic

Explore the trails of Korigad Trek

This famous hill fort never fails to showcase the glory of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s legacy. Located at an altitude of 3050 ft. from sea level you have to traverse 600 steps from the base point (Peth Shahapur village) to reach the fort. The serenity of the site is maintained by 3 temples that are built on the notch of the peak.

Location Fact: 

Distance from Mumbai : 110 Km

Difficulty level: Easy

Trek duration: 1 day

How to reach: By Cab, Interstate bus, self-drive, private tour buses

Places to visit: Bhaja Caves, Tiger view point, Korigad fort

Things to do: Trek, outdoor picnic

A glance at the summit peaks of the Mahuli Mountains

The Mahuli mountain complex is located at 2815 feet above sea level, trail offers you a moderate level of the trek and is a paradise to the rock climbers.

Take a tour to the centuries-old fort which was once controlled by Mughals and then captured Marathas.

Location Fact: 

Distance from Mumbai: 92 Km

Difficulty level: Easy

Trek duration: 1 day

How to reach: By Cab, Interstate bus, you can also check for self-drive rental car in Mumbai.

Places to visit: Mahuli fort, Local temples

Things to do: Trek, outdoor picnic, enjoy the nature

Explore the trails of Sudhagad

One of the best spot for trekking near Mumbai, Sudhagad gives you a breathtaking experience with the lake laden trails. The trek may look easy to many of us but one needs to be extra cautious while planning during the monsoon.

Location Fact: 

Distance from Mumbai: 110 Km

Difficulty level: Easy

Trek duration: 1 Day

How to reach: Interstate bus, local train, self-drive

Places to visit: Echo point, Chor Darwaza( Secret door), Pantsachiv Wada,

Things to do: Trek, enjoy the nature

Dare a trek with Prabalgadh Fort

Located in Matheran, Prabhalgad fort is at a height of 2300 feet above sea level of the Sahayadri Mountain Range. If you want to challenge yourself then head to this fort as this is one of the top trekking places in Mumbai.

 Location Fact: 

  Distance from Mumbai: 50 Km

  Difficulty level: Medium

  Trek duration: 1 Day

  How to reach: Bus, Cabs, and local trains

  Places to visit: Zenith falls, Bhavani Temple, Irshalgad fort, Manikgad

  Things to do: Trek, enjoy fireflies during night camp.
Point to be considered before trekking

  • Try to cover/finish your trek by sunset. Avoid trekking during the night.
  • Choose the right shoes for the trek
  • Carry light backpack
  • Keep water bottle all the time
  • Carry a light snack for your surprise hunger pangs
  • Practice long walks before trekking.
  • Most importantly: Don’t litter on the mountains that give you a view of untouched nature. Carry a bag to keep all your empty bottles and wrappers.
  • Plan your route; bus, train or self-drive. You can also explore the options of self drive car rental in Mumbai for your next trekking that fits under your budget. You can opt for limited or unlimited kilometres depending upon your tour.

Happy Monsoon Trekking!