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Top 9 Trekking Destinations in Maharashtra

Tripiwiki : 03 Dec 2020
Maharashtra is one of the most visited state in India, whcih attracts the toursts with it's historial forsts and natural beauty of western ghats mountains. Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Elephanta Caves and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus are the four UNESCO World Heritage sites in Maharashtra. Mumbai, its capital, is the most popular city in India, Aurangabad is the tourism capital of Maharashtra. The Western part of Pune district is dotted with the ruins of many mountain forts from Deccan Sultanate and the Maratha empire eras. hese forts and the surrounding hills with forests are popular with people interested in trekking, hiking and Heritage tourism

Following are the Top 9 Trekking Destinations in Maharashtra

Kune Falls (1 out of 9 places to visit in Pune)

The Kune Falls is a famous waterfall in Lonavala and Khandala valley in Pune district of Maharashtra, India. It is a three tiered waterfalls with a total height of 200 metres and is the 14th highest waterfall in India. Kune Waterfalls is a picturesque cataract, nestled between the scenic valleys, stunning backdrop of the famous Sahyadri mountains, the entire waterfall is a magnificent work of art of Mother Nature with the enriched background of greenery. It is one of the famous waterfalls in Maharashtra and also one of the best places to visit. Kune Falls is located at approx 3km from Lonavla, 70km from Pune, 81km from Mumbai. It is located near on the Mumbai -Pune express highway.

Lohagad Fort, Iron Fort, Pune (2 out of 9 places to visit in Pune)

Lohagad Fort or Iron Fort is one of the many hill forts of Maharashtra situated near Lonavala hill station in Pune district of Maharashtra,India. Lohagad Fort is one of the most populat fort in Maharashtra, India and is ideal destination for trekking and nature lovers, especially from Pune and Mumbai. The lush green beauty, adventurous trekking route, panoramic views or illustrious history, Lohagad Fort is certainly worthy of a visit. Lohagad Fort is located at approx 15km from Lonavla, 62km from Pune, 98km from Mumbai, 231km from Nashik.

Malshej Ghat (3 out of 9 places to visit in Thane)

Malshej Ghat is a beautiful hill station "a nature lovers Paradise" is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range in the Thane-Ahamad Nagar Road of Maharashtra, India. with its numerous lakes, waterfalls and mountains makes Malshej Ghat a popular trourist attractions in Maharashtra, India. Trekking trails, bird watching, picnic at waterfalls - Malshej Ghat offers plenty of activities and is an ideal getaway for families!. A nice view of valleys is one of the major attraction here. The view from behind the MTDC resort is a must-see. The site is home to hundreds of different kinds of flora and fauna especially the avian population such as quails, rails, crakes, flamingos and cuckoos. Malshej Ghat is located at approx 139km from Pune, 127km from Mumbai, 166km from Nashik, 709km from Nagpur, 327km from Surat, Gujarat.

Pratapgad Fort (4 out of 9 places to visit in Satara)

Pratapgad Fort is historical fort located in Satara district of Maharashtra, India. It is one of largest fort in Maharashtra and greatest tourist attractions. This fort is know for site of the Battle of Pratapgad. The place is perfect for sightseeing and the best choice for tourists who love to nature and adventure. The historic battle between Chatrapati Shivaji and Afzal Khan, the commander of the Bijapur Sultanate fought here. Bhavani Temple and Afzal Khan's Tomb are major attractions where are situated near the fort. Pratapgad Fort is located at approx 76km form Satara, 20km from Mahabaleshwar, 139km from Pune, 218km from Mumbai.

Raigad Fort (5 out of 9 places to visit in Raigad )

Raigad is a hill fort situated in the Mahad, Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. Raigad fort is among the major spots for tourism in Maharashtra. It is one of the ancient heritage sites and is a famous destination for weekend holiday. Chhatrapati Shivaji has made this fort the capital of his empire in the year 1674. This hill fort is located in the Sahyadri mountain range. There are approximately 1737 steps leading to the fort. The majestic fort is accessible only from one side through a pathway which has about 1737 steps as the other three sides are surrounded by deep valleys. Alternatively, one can take the ropeway to reach the fort top in 4 minutes. Raigad Fort is located at approx 134km from Pune, 166km from Mumbai. 367km from Belgaum, Karnataka.

Rajgad Fort, Ruling Fort, Pune (6 out of 9 places to visit in Pune)

Rajgad is a hill fort situated in the Pune district of Maharashtra, India. Formerly known as Murumdev, the fort was the capital of the Maratha Empire under the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for almost 26 years, after which the capital was moved to the Raigad Fort. Treasures discovered from an adjacent fort Torna were used to completely build and fortify the Rajgad Fort.

Rajmachi Fort (7 out of 9 places to visit in Pune )

Rajmachi Fort is one of the many historical forts in the rugged hills of Sahyadri mountains near Lonavala in Pune district of Maharashtra, India. Monsoon Trek to Rajmachi Fort offers an amazing view of the sahyadri mountains and the backwater of Shirota dam. Nature is at its best during monsoon time and one can see amazing waterfalls and lush green forests enroute which makes this the one of the must visit forts in Maharashtra, India. The fort consists of two Balekillas [Shrivardhan and Manaranjan] which are the main attraction points here. Rajmachi Fort is located at approx 78km from Pune, 94km from Mumbai.

Torna Fort, Prachandagad, Pune (8 out of 9 places to visit in Pune)

Torna Fort, also known as Prachandagad, is located in Pune district of Maharashtra, India. Torna Fort is one of the best trekking fort and highest trekking point in entire pune district which offers spectacular views of Sahyadri Mountains. and is one of the most popular trekking places in Maharashtra, India. The trek route is pretty simple to follow but a bit difficult in the last few sections. If you drive till the parking lot, you will save around 25% of trekking time. From the parking lot, it should take 2 hours to get to the top of the fort. Torna Fort is located at approx 49km from Pune, 108km from Satara, 205km from Mumbai.

Visapur Fort, Visapoor Fort, Pune (9 out of 9 places to visit in Pune)

Visapur Fort is a hill fort near Visapur village in Pune district of Maharashtra, India. Visapur Fort is one of the highest forts in Maharashtra. Perched upon a lush green plateau the fort is a popular excursion destination amongst the nature lovers, trekkers, and campers. The trek is not very difficult, but beginners might find it a bit too slippery during the monsoon. However, despite the slippery slope, monsoons are definitely the best time to visit Visapur Fort - the lush greenery, brimming waterfalls, and the foggy atmosphere will make one fall in love with this beautiful place. Visapur Fort is located at approx 14km from Lonavla, 61km from Pune, 97km from Mumbai, 230km from Nashik.


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