Monsoon Treks In Maharashtra

Monsoons bring an amazing display of natural beauty to Maharashtra's western ghats. A number of forts, hills and lakes adorn this region. I have been trekking to some of these destinations on weekends. Here are some snapshots from few of my trips.

Visapur and Lohagad Forts

How to reach: From Lonavala, go about 8 km on the Old Mumbai - Pune highway and take right towards Malawali and then Bhaje gaon. Night stay is possible atop Loahagad in caves.

Raigad Fort

How to reach: Reach Mahad by Bus. Mahad to Raigad is about 20km. Buses are not very frequent so you might need to hire an auto-rickshaw. Last returning bus to Mahad is at 6pm and night stay is available at the top in cottages.

Mahuli Waterfall

How to reach: Reach Asangaon by the local train. Base village is about 8km and you can get an auto-rickshaw for about 150 bucks but a walk would be much better.

Bhandardara

How to reach: On Mumbai-Nasik highway, take a right from Ghoti

Lavassa

37 kms from Pune towards Mulshi Dam

Malshej Ghat

3 hours drive from Kalyan towards Ahmednagar