15 trekking places near Pune

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 Pune that is loved by people all over.

1) Rajmachi fort :

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 Pune : 75 kilometers.

2) Lohagad fort :

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 Pune : 70 kilometers.

3) Torna fort :

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 Pune : 60 kilometers.

4) Visapur fort :

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 Pune : 70 kilometers.

5) Sinhagad fort :

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 Pune : 50 kilometers.

6) Raigad fort :

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 Pune : 50 kilometers.

7) Kothaligad fort :

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 Pune : 126 kilometers.

8) Harishchandragad :


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The trek to Harishchandragad is a difficult one as one has to cross seven hills and cut across a few vertical straight cut rock faces. One can find a beautiful tapestry of wildflowers blooming across the trail when on this perilous trek.

Distance from Pune : 170 kilometers.

9) Kalsubai peak :

Kalsubai peak

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Kalsubai peak is the highest mountain in Maharashtra. One can find a beautiful fort perched at the top of this peak. This trek is undertaken by trekkers, tourists and pilgrims who wish to reach the temple nestled inside the sanctum of the fort.

Distance from Pune : 176 kilometers.

10) Vasota fort :

Vasota fort

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One has to trek through the Koyna wildlife sanctuary to reach the Vasota fort. Hence, the trek to Vasota fort is an adventurous and an exciting one.Nature and animal lovers will absolutely love the trail to Vasota fort. One has to cross the mighty Koyna river on a boat to reach this impregnable fort of the olden time.

Distance from Pune : 140 kilometers.

11) Shivneri fort :

Shivneri fort

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The area around Pune is famous for housing multiple forts. Shivneri fort is yet another fort constructed during the reign of Shivaji Maharaj. The trail to Shivneri fort is quite difficult. One can explore the beautiful landscapes of the Konkan plateau whilst on this trek.

Distance from Pune : 100 kilometers.

12) 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 Pune : 130 kilometers.

13) Raireshwar :


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Raireshwar is a beautiful and an important place located near Bhoj in Pune. Raireshwar is famed for its historical value. It is an ideal place for a day trek.

Distance from Pune : 95 kilometers.

14) Ratangad fort :

Ratangad fort

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Ratangad has a natural peak cavity which is called ‘The Eye of the needle’. Ratangad trek is an adventurous trek that captivates the hearts of everyone who embarks on it.

Distance from Pune : 205 kilometers.

15) Lingana :

Lingana fort

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Lingana is located between Raigad and Torna forts. It is called as Lingana as it resembles the shape of a ‘linga’. It is the highest point in the Sahyadris. One can also enjoy rock climbing and rappelling along with trekking in Lingana.


Distance from Pune : 82 kilometers.