Trek Day and Night: Moderate Treks around Mumbai
Trekking expeditions are best experienced. Each locale holds a special agenda and every trip becomes a great memory. Here are some great treks that are of medium intensity -Take upon Trekking in Mumbai!
1. Rajmachi Night Trek
Rajmachi Village has two forts, which were built by Shivaji Emperor - the Shri Vardhan fort and Manoranjan during the 17th century. It is a famous spot for trekking and is at 16 km trekking distance from Lonavala Station. Rajmachi fort is a strategic fort overlooking Borghat, which was a historical trade route. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures. It takes about half an hour to climb from the base village Udhevadi to a plateau between the two peaks. One can also explore the Kondane caves and visit the Udaysagar Lake.
2. Kalsubai Night Trek
Mount Kalsubai at a height of 1,646 m / 5,400 ft the highest peak in Maharashtra commands respect & can test you mentally & physically, but the best view comes after the hardest climb & the view atop this Sahyadrian beauty will definitely leave you breathless! It’s a : 5.5 km Moderate-Challenging trek from the base village of Bari, Time taken to climb 3.5-4 hrs climb / 2.5 hrs descent. One can get a beautiful view of Bhandardara's Arthur lake from the summit.
3. Night Trek To Harishchandragad
Harishchandragad is a beautiful hill fort in the Ahmednagar region and a very popular trekking destination. The fort mountain along with, Tolar Khind, Malshej Ghat offers a lot for trekkers. The main attraction here is the Konkan Kada which offers a spectacular view of Konkan. The Hill Fort is at a height of 4710 ft. And the Endurance level of the trek is Medium. The ascend might take 2 hours and descend would be shorter.
4. Night Trek at Naneghat
Naneghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range in Pune district 163 Kms away from Mumbai. This pass was an important trade route between Kalyan and Junnar. This place also functioned as a toll booth to collect fee from traders crossing the hill, and hence the name which literally means “coin pass”. Vaishakhare village is the base for the Naneghat trek for people travelling from Mumbai. The trail to Naneghat passes through teakwood forests. On top of the plateau there are caves that are artificially made to function as a resting point for traders. There are withered inscriptions and statues in the caves.
5. Trek To Brahmagiri Fort
Brahmagiri Fort is located in Nashik District near Trimbakeshwar Temple. Godavari River originates on this hill and flows through this ranges. Brahmagiri literally means the hill of Lord Brahma. The one flowing towards east becomes Godavari River, one flowing towards the south is Vaitarna River and the one flowing towards the west is called the west-flowing Ganga and meets the Godavari near Chakra Tirth. River Ahalya meets the Godavari in front of the Trimbakeshwar temple. The five peaks of Brahmagiri hills, which are considered as five mouths of Lord Shiva. Its a medium intensity trek of 2 hours each of ascend and descend approximately.
6. Fireflies Night trek at Prabalmachi
Prabalmachi is an unseen offbeat village en-route of Kalavantin & Prabalgad Trek, its name itself indicate its huge plateau & offering magnificent view of Prabalgad Fort & Kalavantin Pinnacle. It is a huge Plateau provides one of best location for camping. From the base village of Thakurwadi trek to Prabalmachi and enjoy the serene view of fireflies lightning your way towards to Prabalmachi.