Huge hilly hills, dense forests, lush green landscapes, begging you to quench your thirst for wandering in the great rain. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and explore the sights of Mumbai and its surroundings.
1. Mahuli Fort:
This is an ideal place for pedestrians looking for comfort. Mahuli Fort is located on a secluded hill on the western side of the Sahyadri mountain range. During the months that follow, hikers can see thick misty skies as well as lush forests cover the surrounding area. Trees grow and cover the hills from the ground; do not miss the idea on your way to the plains. This picturesque area is located about 92 miles [92 km] from Mumbai.
The dense plateau between Virar and Vasai, Tungareshwar is dotted with lush forests and delightful vistas. The magic of monsoon transforms brown wood into a lush green area. Dry waterfall trails are lively to delight travelers and nature lovers alike. The offbeat route past Virar offers a steep and long (12 km) trail. Ideal for tropical cyclones, Tungareshwar and its tropical rain forest are ideal for pedestrian escape.
3. Cannon Caves:
Amidst the chaos of the city of Mumbai, nature lovers may want to be alone in the ancient Kanheri caves hidden in the depths of Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali. The caves were erected on a large basaltic rock and adorned with elaborate Buddhist paintings. An exciting hike would involve climbing a steep slope and hiking in a beautiful forest setting. The cool serenity of this ancient architectural wonder and rain song is exactly what you need after a difficult journey.
4. Karnala Fort:
If you are looking for a short, relaxing trip, head to Karnala Fort. Located in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, the fort is 125 feet high and is known for its six-dimensional shape. A very important castle, Karnala is famous for Pandu’s Tower Pillar and the surrounding bird sanctuary. The trail is enriched by flowing waterfalls and lush green monsoon forests and offers a panoramic view of the Sahyadri range. The castle is located 10 miles from Panvel Station and offers a refreshing three-hour hiking experience.
5. Dhak Baha:
This route offers a challenging yet exciting journey for those looking for a trip. It starts in Sandshi village in Raigad district and reaches its climax in the beautiful castle and caves of Dhak Bhairi. The most exciting part of this trip is to climb a cliff called Kalakrai, which is close to the castle. The ascent route includes a rocky section with a 70-degree gradient. Pedestrians need to use rope or bamboo poles to climb. The trek leads to two hidden caves that give a panoramic view of the various historical forts within the Sahyadri range.
Drowning in history, the Rajmachi fort is strategically located in the middle of the Sahyadri range and overlooks the beautiful backwaters of Shirota Dam. Located at an altitude of 7,000 feet [2,710 m], this historic tower was built to guard the historic trade route of Borghat. It offers relatively easy travel and can be approached by Karjat or Lonavala. Both trails are surrounded by lush forests and beautiful valleys.
7. Lohagad Castle:
A beautiful one-day trip, offers a beautiful view of Pavana Dam. The entrance to the castle welcomes pedestrians with strong winds at Wind Spot.
This ancient fortress bore witness to several battles between the British and Maratha forces, and it represents the most recent victory.
Viewing dense forests and deep valleys, Korigad Fortress stands proudly rising to a height of 3,000 feet [923 m] above sea level. The castle’s main attractions are ruins, artillery and two caves with large lakes inside. The trek to Korigad is an exciting one, with two routes that take pedestrians to reach the summit.
Harishchandragad is the perfect paradise for all lovers of repetition, rock climbing and cross-country skiing. At an impressive elevation of 4,665 meters, the fort is 90 kilometers from Kalayan in the Malshej Ghat region. Many prefer to spend the night in caves in this area.
10. Tikona Fort:
A trip to Tikona Fort is an exciting option for beginners. The castle is over 3,500 feet high and offers a panoramic view of the entire region and the surrounding castles. It gets its name from the shape of the hill triangle where it is found. This place in the Kamshet region is a quick escape destination and the first complete experience for budding riders to enjoy Mother Nature.