12 Popular Trekking Destinations Near Pune

Monsoons are the preferred season for trekking when weather is Superb, and the landscape looks more attractive with the presence of mountains, hills, meadows, and dense forests. Pune has several trekking destinations where easy as well as difficulty trekking spots are found. 

1. Rajmachi Trek

Location: Near Udhewadi Village
How to reach Rajmachi trek: bus/cab/trek
Duration: 3-4 hours to trek from Rajmachi to Kondhane Caves.
Rejuvenate yourself by trekking the 15 km way from Lonavala Railway station and forget all your worries.

Located at 82 km from Pune, Rajmachi trekking pune is one of the favorite trekking destinations for most of the Indians. Monsoon is the best season to do Rajmachi trekking. It feels great when you trek amidst dense forest and forts like Shrivardhan and Manaranjan are viewed. It is one of the best places to visit in Lonavala where every tourist must visit.

2. Matheran Trek

  • Location: Sondewadi, Maharashtra 410102
  • How to reach Matheran Trekking: Walk/ Trek
  • Distance: 125 km from Pune
  • It will take a complete 1 day to cover the whole trek.

Most of the trekking lovers come to this lovely place to reach Garbett Point and experience the best of their itinerary. Once you reach the top, the enchanting views of various waterfalls, mountains and green meadows will be visible to you. The stunning sunset and sunrise can be easily observed from Garbut Point.

3. Lohagad Trek

  • Location: Khandala, Lonavala Maharashtra 410406
  • How to reach Lohagad Trek Road: Car/Trek
  • Trek Time: 2.30 Hrs

Located near to Pune city in Lohagadwadi Village, The Lohagad trek is one of the most beautiful treks where the surrounding view is highly impressive. Dotted with natural beauty, Lohagad trek route is easily accessible from Malwai Railway Station. If you are a first-time trekker, then this is the picture-perfect option for you that can be trekked without any difficulty.

4. Korigad Fort Trek

  • Location: Near Korigad Village
  • Trek Duration: 1-2 Hrs
  • How to reach Korigad Fort Trek: Bus/Cab/personal vehicle

It is a magnificent fort near Pune located near the hill town of Lonavala. This is an ideal trek for beginners where you will enjoy the stunning views of valleys, meadows, ponds, caves, and a few temples where architecture masterpieces can be enjoyed.

5. Sinhagad Fort Trek

  • Location:Sinhagad Ghat Road, Thoptewadi
  • How to reach Sinhagad Fort trek: Rail/Bus/Cab/Trek
  • Located at 30 km from Pune, Sinhagad Fort stands 4320 feet above sea level.

The trek is very simple, and it is very popular among locals as well as tourists. Popularly known for Monsoon trekking, it is the best place for a weekend gateway. It requires a little energy to explore the whole fort and then come back. Three must-see things in the fort are Lokmanya Tilak Bungalow, Tanaji Kada and Tanaji malusares Samadhi.

6. Peb Vikatghad Trek

  • Location: Near Neral
  • How to reach Peb Vikatghad Trek: Bus/Trek/Walk
  • Located at 117 km from Pune
  • Trek Time: 2 HR

This is a one-day trek near Mumbai where the fort is located at an elevation of 2100 feet. The fort consists of caves and temples where you will reach by crawling through a meditation chamber. The view from the highest point is awesome and it becomes more interesting when you reach there after a 2-hour trek through rocks, meadows, water streams and forests. The trek is moderate, and one can easily reach its highest point.

7. Shivneri Fort Trek

  • Location: Near Junnar Town
  • How to reach Shivneri Trek: Bus/ Cab/ Train/ Walk
  • Located 94 km from Pune Railway Station.

It is one of the most beautiful forts of India which is also popular as trekking spot. The entrance of the fort is through the triangular hill that you will have to trek to reach the top. You can also enter through a chain gate, wherein you must hold chains to reach the fort gate. This is one of the easiest treks in Pune.

8. Irshalgad Fort Trek

  • Location: Near Karjat
  • How to reach Irshalgad fort: By train/bus
  • Located 115 km from Pune and situated at a height of 3700 feet above sea level.

Irshalgad Fort Trek is the most difficult trek near Pune. It takes one hour trek from Irshalgad village to reach the top of the fort. While climbing towards the fort, you will notice water cisterns, rocks, and water tanks on the route and once you reach the top you will see Chanderi, Karnala and Manigad from the fort.

9. Dudhsagar Trek

  • Location: Sonaulim, Goa
  • How to reach Dudhsagar Trek: Train/bus
  • This is a 2-day trek that you may call a perfect escape from the worries of daily life.

Dushsagar Trek is one of the amazing treks near Pune that you must try if you are an adventure lover. Located on the edges of Goa, Maharashtra, and Karnataka, this is one of the most beautiful and famous treks amongst all the trekkers. You can choose any route to cover this trek and both routes are interesting in their own way. The alluring view of waterfalls from the mountains fills the trekkers with lots of enthusiasm.

10. Kalsubai Peak Trek

  • Location: Near Baari Village
  • How to reach Kalusbai Peak Trek near Pune: Bus/ Cab/ Trek
  • Located at 180 km from Pune
  • The trek can be completed in a minimum time of 2 days.

The peak of Kalsubai is perched at an elevation of 1646 m and comes in the highest peak of Maharashtra. The top view from the peak is superb and offers a stunning view of nearby forts and Bhandardara Dam. It would be the best trekking done by you as walking amidst the clouds and a cool breeze will be the ultimate experience that you can ever have.

11. Raigad Fort Trek

  • Location: Near Katraj
  • How to reach Rajgad Fort Trek: Via public transport like cab/bus and then by bus.
  • Located at 54 km from Pune
  • . This is one of the best trekking places in Pune that can be completed in a day.

Raigad Fort is one of the top-visited places in the state of Maharashtra where legends come to spend some lovely hours. There are approximately 1500 steps to climb to the fort that requires lots of struggle. The fort is enclosed by the dense forest that makes the trek more interesting. The beautiful architecture of the fort will offer you relaxation for some time when you reach it

12. Vasota Fort Trek

  • Location: Near Bamnoli Village
  • How to reach Vasota Fort trek: Bus/Cab/Boat/Walk/Trek
  • Vasota Fort is located at an altitude of 1171 m near Bamnoli village in Satara district.
  • Trek duration: 2 HRs

Surrounded by deep forests and valleys of Konya Wildlife Sanctuary, Vasota Fort Trek is interesting because it passes through steep hills and is also popular as a famous trekking place in Maharashtra. The trek can be completed within 1 day where you will see Shivsagar Lake on the three sides of the fort. The rock climbing, mountaineering and the enchanting views of the mountain range of Kas Mahabaleshwar from the top of the fort are the major highlights to complete this trek.

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