Monsoon is here!! And Sahyadri ranges have some of the best Monsoon trekking destinations to adventure lovers delight. Monsoon treks here takes you into rough terrains, gentle slopes, forts and hills varying from easy to challenging levels of difficulty.
Pune is known for its rich culture has been blessed with a great topography for the adventure seekers. There are some awestruck and fascinating Monsoon Treks near Pune, just a few hours’ drives away. And if you are in Pune, this Monsoon you must visit these easy trekking spots near Pune.
Rajmachi fort is one of the most beautiful trekking spots for the beginners to witness breathtaking views of the valley. This fascinating trek has two fortresses – Shrivardhan and Manaranjan, making it worthwhile to spend your time. This trek has two routes one via Karjat and one via Lonavala. Karjat being a little challenging, it is advisable for beginners to take Lonavala route. Both the trail leads to lush greenery with birds chirping making it the most memorable monsoon treks.
Sinhagad Fort Trek
This Hill fortress situated around 35 km from Pune. Yes, a perfect place to make an impromptu plan for this trek. And guess what, it happens to be built 2000 years ago having an extravagant history attached to it. It happens to be one of the easiest treks to go in Monsoon. It usually takes 1 hour to trek to the top.
An ideal destination for trekking, Lohagad has always been a favorite spot for the trekkers. Situated at 3400 feet above sea level, Lohagad Fort is 77 km from Pune. This architectural marvel is both combined by the natural beauty and historic importance. During Monsoon, it is a sight to hold on as the fort is covered in green moss making it Picturesque.
This popular destination stands tall as a part of Twin fort along with Lohagad. It is located at the elevation of 1084 m above sea level, Visapur Fort is 63 km from Pune offering a majestic view of Tikona fort, Tung fort, Lohagad Fort and the beautiful Pawnalake. Visapur fort has a fascinating trail takes nature lovers by surprise every time.
Torna Fort, the highest fort in Pune district, situated at 1405 meters from sea level, giving an everlasting picture of Sahyadris. It is located just 68 km from Pune. It is a delightful trek, takes about 4-5 hours to complete the trek comfortably.
A beautiful fort located atop a hill 20 km from Lonavala near Aamby valley, is a treat to the eyes. Korigad fort located at the elevation of 929 m above sea level and is an easy trek for beginners. This fort is 90 km away from Pune. So why delay, drive your way for this trek this weekend.
Tikona fort also known as Vitandgad fort is a triangular-shaped mountain fort with a spectacular view. It is located near Kamshet around 60 km from Pune. The fort is known for its large doors, caves, and the temple of Trimbakeshwar Mahadev with a small water tank is a great monsoon trekking destination near Pune attracting first-time trekkers to captivate them with its marvels.
One of the famous treks from Pune, Purandar fort is situated 60 km from Pune. This well-fortified architecture gets too beautiful during the rain. The best part is one can take a vehicle to the entrance of the fort by road. No need of trek till the entrance gate.
Raireshwaris a good one day trek to explore the place of historical importance. It is a beautiful trek during the monsoon in natures lap just 95 km from Pune. The whole plateau gets covered with the blossomed flowers.
There are some moderate to challenging treks that can be planned once you cover the above-listed suggestions. These are some of them Matheran Trek, Kalsubai Peak, Peb / Vikatgad trek, Raigad fort Trek, Ratangad fort Trek, Dudhsagar trek, Rajgad fort trek, Harishchandragad fort, Bhimashankar trek all are between 90 – 150 km from Pune and are great Monsoon trek destinations.