Top trekking and camping options near Pune

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Kalsubai Peak

Photo of Kalsubai Peak, Indore, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava

Lohagad fort

Photo of Lohagad Fort, Lohagad Trek Road, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava

Sinhagad fort

Photo of Sinhagad Fort, Thoptewadi, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava

Tikona fort

Photo of Tikona Fort, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava

1. Rajmachi Trek

Photo of Rajmachi Trek, Kondhane, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava
Credit: wikimedia

Distance from Pune: 75km

Starting Point: Udhewadi is the base of Rajmachi trek and the activity can be started from Tungarli near Lonavala or Kondivade Village near Karjat.

Difficulty Level: Very easy

Trek Length: 4-5hrs

Best Season: All year (monsoon preferred)

2. Sinhagad Trek

Photo of Sinhagad Fort, Thoptewadi, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava
Credit: RamakrishnaReddy - Flickr

Distance from Pune: 50km

Starting Point: Katraj Ghat (most preferred route)

Difficulty Level: Easy

Trek Length: 2hrs (base to top)

Best Season: All year (monsoon preferred)

3. Raigad Trek

Photo of Raigad Fort, Gherakilla Raigad, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava
Credit: explorersgroup

Distance from Pune: 50km

Starting Point: NH17 and NH4 routes from Pune lead to Raigad

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Trek Length: 1 ½ hrs (base to top)

Best Season: All year (monsoon preferred)

4. Torna Trek

Photo of Torna Fort, Charhat Wadi, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava
Credit: amitkulkarni

Distance from Pune: 60km

Starting Point: Velhe Village

Difficulty Level: Medium difficulty

Trek Length: 3½ hrs (base to top)

Best Season: All year (monsoon preferred)

5. Shivneri Trek

Photo of Shivneri Fort, Junnar, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava
Credit: Flickr

Distance from Pune: 100km

Starting Point: Junnar Village

Difficulty Level: Moderately difficult

Trek Length: 1hr

Best Season: All year (monsoon preferred)

Sightseeing options: Such as the Lenyadri Ganesh Temple, which makes up for one of the Ashtavinayaka Temples. The trek also exposes the beautiful landscape of the Konkan plateau.

6. Lohgad Trek

Photo of Lohgad Fort, Lohagad Trek Road, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava
Credit: Wikipedia

Distance from Pune: 70km

Starting Point: Malawli Railway Station, Lohagadwadi Village

Difficulty Level: Easy

Trek Length: 2½ hrs

Best Season: All year (monsoon preferred)

7. Visapur Fort Trek

Photo of Visapur Fort, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava
Credit: Nagaraj Sailan - Flickr

Distance from Pune: 70km

Starting Point: Malawli Railway Station, Lohagadwadi Village

Difficulty Level: Medium

Trek Length: 1½ hrs

Best Season: All year (monsoon preferred)

8. Harishchandragad Trek

Photo of Harishchandragad, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava
Credit: Rohit Gowalkar - Flickr

Distance from Pune: 170km

Starting Point: Khireshwar Village

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Trek Length: 6hrs

Best Season: Monsoon and winter

9. Jungli Jaigad Trek

Photo of Jaigadh Fort, Jaigad, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava

Distance from Pune: 170km

Starting Point: Navaja Village

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Trek Length: 2hrs

Best Season: Winter

10. Raireshwar Trek

Photo of Raireshwar Fort/Plateau / Temple, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava

'Image Credits : trekmatesindia

Distance from Pune: 80km

Starting Point: Bajarwadi

Difficulty Level: Easy

Trek Length: 2hrs

Best Season: Monsoon and winter

11. Sudhagad Fort Trek

Photo of Sudhagarh Fort, Ghera Sudhagad, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava

'Image Credits : indiahikes

Distance from Pune: 130km

Starting Point: Pali Village near Khapoli

Difficulty Level: Easy

Trek Length: 2hrs

12. Korigad Fort Trek

Photo of Korigad, Aamby Valley, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava

Image Credits : wikimedia

Distance from Pune: 80km

Starting Point: Peth Shahpur Village

Difficulty Level: Easy

Trek Length: 1hrs

Best Season: All year round (best to avoid during monsoon)

13. Kalsubai Peak Trek

Photo of Kalsubai Peak, Indore, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava

Image Credits : justanyrandomtopic

Distance from Pune: 176km

Starting Point: Bari Village

Difficulty Level: Easy

Trek Length: 3-4hrs

Best Season: Winter

14. Vasota Fort Trek

Photo of Vasota Fort, Choravane, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava

Image Credits : IUCN web

Distance from Pune: 140km

Starting Point: Bamnoli Village, Satara

Difficulty Level: Easy to medium

Trek Length: 1 Day

Best Season: Post monsoon

15. Prabalgad Fort Trek

Photo of Prabalgad Trek Starting Point, रायगढ़ जिला, महाराष्ट्र, भारत by Ridhima Srivastava

Image Credits : RohitGowhalkar - Flickr

Distance from Pune: 130km

Starting Point: Thakurwadi Village, Prabalgad & Kalavantin Durg

Difficulty Level: Medium

Trek Length: 2hrs

Best Season: Monsoon and winter

16. Tungarli Lake, near Lonavla

Photo of Tungarli Lake, Gold Valley Sector D, Lonavala, Maharashtra, India by Ridhima Srivastava

Image Credits : Picasaweb

Distance from Pune: 67.3 km

Starting Point: Tungarli village, Rajmachi, Lonavala

Difficulty Level: Easy

Trek Length: 1hrs

Best Season: Monsoon

*Follow the TUNGARLI Road that passes beneath the dam. Proceed to TUNGARLI Village and VALVAND Lake across the ridge.

Notes or tips for safe and happy trekking-

1. Carry your bag which is full of water bottle and snacks ( Dry fruits, fresh fruits, nuts, chocolate etc. are instant sources of energy, and therefore are the best snacks to carry on a trek.)

2. Keep torch if planning for night trekking

3. Ropes, torch, medicine box ( first-aid kit )

4. Keep tent because if you have a option than enjoy the view whole day or whole night

5.warm clothing, special trekking gear, wind-proof lighters, flares, etc.

6.Pocket Knife or Swiss knife

7.Proper footwear

8.Matchsticks or lighter. This is an absolutely mandatory accessory on a trek. Even if you may never have to use it, carry one anyway. You never know when it may come in handy.

9.Hygiene accessories. These include water-purification tablets, hand sanitizer, soap, insect-repellant etc

10. Avoid Trekking Alone

11. Keep information about the Trek Location

12. Pace yourself. Don’t hike too quickly. Save your energy.

13.Look out for snakes, spiders and other critters. Watch where you are walking, be careful when picking up sticks or rocks and look around before taking a seat. Again, snakes are usually more afraid of us, but if they feel threatened or if you make sudden movements they may strike. Stay calm and slowly move away from them.

14.Don’t drink soda or alcohol when hiking. They will dehydrate you.

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Hello! Greetings from Adventure-Pulse! We would like to invite you for our upcoming trek to one of the most scenic forts in Maharashtra! Join us for Trek to Vichitragad Fort scheduled on 26th Aug 2017. Drop your mail id to know more details. - Adventure Pulse
Fri 08 18 17, 00:46 · Reply · Report
Hey Ridhima, I would like to do all these treks this season, can we get in touch. Your guidance is really appreciated. Just like you I also, am making my bucket list of things to do. Backpacking and exploring is a priority as important as trekking..
Thu 05 19 16, 00:11 · Reply (1) · Report
Happy to help you. You can message me how can I help you .
Thu 05 19 16, 10:06 · Report