Residents and visitors to Mumbai have much to enjoy in its vicinity thanks to some lovely trekking spots here. Those seeking fun and adventure have much to gain from trekking in places nearby.
Here is a sample of places for trekking near Mumbai.
Prabalgad- 47 km
Prabalgad fort is located between Panvel and Matheran, around 47 km from Mumbai. It is one among the most popular tourist spots, especially for adventure treks. The fort is a great example of old architecture and a 3 hour trek reveals some very scenic spots.
It is a very popular tourist spot. The fort is located on top of the hill inside a sanctuary. It features a scenic trek along the fort which dates back to the 1400’s. This one hour long trek has five resting places with amazing views. Particularly a trek during the Monsoon season is mesmerizing.
It is located in Bassein, a historic suburban town, north of Mumbai. This scenic fort is a popular draw for tourists. The fort is maintained and protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. This fort is a Portuguese legacy dating back to the 17th century. Though in ruins, it has matchless beauty and features remnants of 3 churches, which are in fairly good condition.
Matheran- 80 KM
It is among the most beautiful hill stations between Pune and Mumbai. Scaling an altitude of over 2625 feet, this spot enjoys a cool, pleasant climate while Pune and Mumbai are reeling under heat. It counts as one of the smallest hill stations in the country. It is located along the Western Ghats.
Lonavala- 82 km
It is the best destinations for nature lovers and features shimmering waterfalls, pristine lakes, matchless scenery and lovely green cover. Lonavala is part of the Sahyadari range and it blossoms in the monsoon period. The name is derived from two words: Len and Avali which together mean- resting place of stones. You can enjoy some breathtaking views of the scenery while trekking here.
It is one among the loveliest spots in the Western Ghats with stunning hills, lakes, waterfalls, and dense forests. The Ghat originates from Mulshi dam and extends from the Western Ghats to Orchard café. During the monsoons, the roads are dotted with sparkling streams and waterfalls.
A trek to this fort is one among the most loved treks from Mumbai. Scaling the height of 3,300 feet, the place offers some stunning views, a bonus for the exciting trek. No trekker can miss the view of the Pavana Reservoir.
Not only is this place featuring great scenery, but also offers many trails for trekkers. It is a fort, located in the Sahayadri ranges and is situated 20 km South of Lonavala. Scaling around 900 km above sea levels, it offers some interesting trekking. This trek has two base villages and the entire trek from base village to the summit takes around one and a half hours.
Tikona- 120 km
As the name suggests, the hill is triangular in shape, viewed from all sides. Scaling an altitude of around 3600 feet, it is a great spot for trekking and adventure.
These are some of the best places for trekking near Mumbai.