Monsoon Special: Top 3 Treks in the Sahyadris


Monsoon is not just about rain. Monsoon is one of those periods when you can forget about your daily problems and enjoy the weather like a child. It makes you realize that there is so much more to life than work!

Monsoon is when you can stop pretending to be uptight and mature and dance in the rain carefree. Monsoon, for some, is an emotion. So, for all the monsoon fans looking for a way to escape your daily boring life, here are three monsoon treks that will quench your thirst for adventure.

Rajmachi Trek

If you have always wanted to visit Mumbai, the best time to visit is winter. One of the main attractions in Mumbai, located near Lonavala, 2710 feet above sea level, Rajmachi fort gives you another reason to visit Lonavala. You can book convenient Mumbai to Lonavala cabs for your journey.

Rajmachi is a well-known trekker’s and beginner’s location. The fort can be reached by two routes: one from Lonavala and the other from Karjat. An amazing fact about this place is that Shivaji Maharaj constructed the fort in the seventeenth century.

If you’re considering an overnight exploration, there are two caves at the fort that can accommodate up to 40 people. Shirvardhan, Manaranjan (the twin forts), the huge caves on the fort to explore, and the historic temples are the main attractions.

Kalsubai Trek

It is the highest peak in Maharashtra, located in the Igatpuri Taluka. At the height of 5400 feet above sea level, it provides trekkers with not only a thrilling experience but also a scenic view of a rich green valley, a vista of spectacular waterfalls, and a breath-taking top view.

Once you go on this trek, you will be glad to choose this destination for your vacation. The Kalsubai Harishchandragad wildlife sanctuary is also located at Kalsubai. You can visit the Kalsubai temple once you reach the top. This lovely monsoon destination is truly a must-visit place!

Ratangad Trek

It is a 2000 years old heritage site located in Igatpuri at the height of 4255 feet above sea level. This huge fort in Ratangad that stands tall in the magnificent jungle of the Western Ghats is an excellent site to get some memorable pictures.

On the front gate, there are sculptures of Lord Ganesh and Hanuman. Amruteshwar temple is the main attraction of this place. It is better to make a trip in November when Ratangad decks itself out in flowers. It is even more beautiful during the monsoons when it decks itself out in wild foliage.

The fort can be reached by two primary routes- one from Samrad and the other from Ratanwadi. It would be best if you took the hike from Ratanwadi as it is the easiest, passing through lush woodland along the river’s northern bank. The forest service has built iron ladders to make the climb even easier.

Trekking is always an unforgettable experience. So, do not wait anymore. Choose your favorite trek spot and let the adventure begin. Maharashtra has a plethora of monsoon getaways, Mumbai being the base for quite a few of them. No matter where you are traveling from, you can always take a flight to Mumbai and reach these places directly from the airport by booking a convenient Mumbai airport taxi.