I have made this list specially for the adventure buffs and adrenaline junkies who wish to head out of the city and start trekking. Here is a list of 15 such amazing trekking places from Mumbai that is loved by people all over.
1) Purandar fort :
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The fort of Purandar is a huge and fortified structure built for defense. This fort carries a historic past as it was the place of birth of the son of Shivaji Maharaj. The fort is a sight to see during the monsoon season.
Distance from Mumbai : 203 kilometers.
2) Mahuli fort :
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The fort of Mahuli is built on top of a isolated hill. The entirety of the Sahyadri range lies on the eastern side of this majestic fort. Because of its geographic location, the fort of Mahuli is secluded and provides an ethereal trekking experience.
Distance from Mumbai : 92 kilometers.
3) Vikatgad fort :
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The fort of Vikatgad is famous for the numerous caves and the meditation chambers carved inside the mountain. It is believed that Shivaji Maharaj used to store grains in these caves. This fort is situated at an altitude of 2100 feet above sea level.
Distance from Mumbai : 88 kilometers.
4) Brahmagiri hill :
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Located in Nashik, Brahmagiri literally means the hill of Brahma. It is believed that Sage Gautama performed penance and brought the river Godavari to flow through it. It is the originating point of the river Godavari.
Distance from Mumbai : 198 kilometers.
5) Tringalwadi fort :
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This fort is one of the main attractions in the Igatpuri region. It is located at an altitude of 3000 feet from sea level. The apex of the fort is shaped like a turban and it overlooks the entire vista from its majestic seat of power.
Distance from Mumbai : 130 kilometers.
6) Rajmachi fort :
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The trek towards the Rajmachi fort is one of the most memorable and exciting treks around Pune. The fort of Rajmachi is situated at an altitude of 2,700 feet above the sea level. The trekking trail is replete with Buddhist caves, lush greenery and water streams.
Distance from Mumbai : 313.6 kilometers.
7) Lohagad fort :
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The trek to Lohagad is preferred by everyone, as this fort is easily accessible from the city. This trek is recommended for first time trekkers. The viewpoint from the apex of the fort is absolutely picture-perfect.
Distance from Mumbai : 99 kilometers.
8) Torna fort :
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This is the tallest fort in Pune. Torna fort offers magnificent views along the valley in which it is situated in. Torna fort retains its majesty even after centuries. This fort offers great viewpoints like Budlar Machi and Zunjar Machi.
Distance from Mumbai : 206 kilometers.
9) Visapur fort :
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It is also known as the twin of Lohagad fort. It is situated at an altitude of 3,500 feet and its size greatly out matches that of its twin. Visapur fort is hidden within the Bhaje caves and is surrounded by alluring waterfalls.
Distance from Mumbai : 98 kilometers.
10) Sinhagad fort :
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This magnificent fort was a favorite place of Chhatrapati Shivaji. The apex of the fort offers splendid views of the valley as it is situated at an altitude of 4,400 feet. This fort offers a tourist-friendly trek i.e, one can also drive up to the fort without having to trek.
Distance from Mumbai : 180 kilometers.
11) Raigad fort :
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Raigad fort was the seat of power for Chhatrapati Shivaji. Situated at an altitude of 2,700 feet and nestled in the Sahyadri range, this fort is iconic for its historic and aesthetic allure. The trail to the fort offers plenty of beautiful sights, making for an endearing experience.
Distance from Mumbai : 169 kilometers.
12) Kothaligad fort :
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The fort of Kothaligad is an engineering marvel. It was built for the purposes of keeping an eye on enemy movements. It is also called as the fort of Peths. One can find mysterious cave paintings dating back to the 13th century near this fort’s ruins.
Distance from Mumbai : 89 kilometers.
13) Tung fort :
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Also known as Kathingad fort, it is one of the most famous trekking places that offer a mildly difficult trekking experience. It was built before 16th century and it acted as a fortified watchtower which could accommodate upto 200 soldiers.
Distance from Mumbai : 121 kilometers.
14) Tamhini :
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The Tamhini range is located in the western ghats. It is surrounded by nature’s beautiful bounty and it provides the perfect getaway into the lap of the mountains. It offers a serene trekking experience which would leave everyone bewitched. Some of the popular attractions one can come across this trek are Mulshi dam, misty valleys and a multitude of waterfalls.
Distance from Mumbai : 80 kilometers.
15) Prabalgad fort :
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Prabalgad fort has been blessed by endless vistas of natural beauty surrounded by large and small rock mounds. Prabalgad fort is a naturally formed fort. Frolic in the large pond atop the fort and bask in the endless and tremendous beauty of the Sahyadri mountain ranges.
Distance from Mumbai : 48 kilometers.