15 Ultimate Trekking Destinations Around Pune in Sahyadri Mountains

Sahyadri mountain range full of trekking locations and forts build by Shivaji Maharaj situated along the western side Maharashtra. Trekking destinations in Maharashtra are one of the best outdoors recreational activity to do, Sahyadri Mountain ranges of Maharashtra has many excellent tourist destination and best monsoons getaways around Mumbai and Pune. Pune has pleasant and very romantic climate throughout the year, which makes it one of the green city, surrounded by rolling hills and lush green forest along with number of forts and trekking places.

Top 21 Magnificent Forts of Maharashtra



Sinhagad fort is a famous picnic spot located roughly 30 kilometres from Pune and this hilltop fort is a testimonial to the bravery of Maratha warriors during the battle of Sinhagad. The fort of Sinhagad is famous one day trekking destinations and best weekend monsoon getaways near Pune.

Kalsubai Peak

Kas -Plateau - Valley

Kalsubai Peak is the Highest Peak of Sahyadri mountain range in Maharastra,located in Igatpuri Taluka. The valley of flowers is famous as one of the best trekking routes and the place is famous for natural scenery of Bhandardara.



The hill fortress is situated in Raigad district in the Sahyadri mountain range of Konkan region. Raigad Fort is famous tourist spot and best monsoon getaways around the city of Pune and Mumbai, One of the top 21 magnificent forts of Maharashtra.



Lohagad fort is major tourist attractions and popular destination around Pune for trekking, located in the beautiful location of Lonavla. Lohagad and Visapur fort are twin fort famous for monsoon treks near Lonavala.



Tikona fort, also called as Vitandgad, is a major hill fort in Maval region or Kamshet near the famous hill station of Lonavala. Tikona Fort and Bhedse Caves are noted trekking destination and offers amazing view of the dam and twin Tung and Tikona.



Shivneri Fort is one fot the ideal trekking place for weekend, situated about 110 Km from Pune and also known as one of the best weekend monsoon getaways. Shivneri is small fort but one of the difficult forts to trek and holds its importance in the history of Maharashtra.



Rajmachi fort is a beautiful fort and a popular tourist attraction in the region, located in the Shayadri hills near twin hill stations of Lonavala and Khandala. Rajmachi is one of the most popular treks in the state of Maharashtra.



Ratangad Fort also known as the jewel fort is one of the most favorite trekking destination,locate in Ratan Wadi. Other major attraction of Ratangad are Amruteshwar temple,arthar dam and Bhandardara.



The Torna Fort or Prachandagad is one of the largest fort located near to Pune in the Sahyadri mountain range. Torna Fort is the highest fort in Pune district and a popular destination for trekkers especially after the south-west monsoon.



The Rajgad Fort is King of the all forts of Maharashtra state and an ultimate trekking and weekend destination. Rajgad offers an excellent trek route,lies at a distance of about 65Km from the city of Pune.



Korigad fort was one of the major fort in Lonavla along with the forts of Lohagad, Visapur, Tung and Tikona. The fort of Korigad is a the most popular night trekking destination near Mumbai and Pune.



Vasota Fort offers the most thrilling and exciting trek in the Sahyadri mountains as far as trekking through the dense forests,difficult natural defense and Koyna backwaters. Region of Vasota fort is a protected natural reserve and a national treasure nest, offers spectacular view and beauty and serenity of place.

Jungli Jaigad

Kille - Jungli Jaigad

Trek to Jangali Jaigad Fort situated in the thick forest infested with wild animals near famous Kumbharli ghat in the Ratnagiri district. Jungli Jaigad is one of the most interesting Jungle treks in Maharashtra.



The Prabalgad- Kalavantin Durg is located at en elevation of 2300 feet in the Sahyadri mountains between Matheran and Panvel. Kalavantin Durg is famous hill fort , an ultimate trekking destinations and called as beautiful sister fort of Prabalgad, It is also considered as one of the most beautiful abandoned places in India.



The high hill fort is situated in the Ahmednagar region of Maharashtra and a popular place for hiking and offers many tourist attraction including Harishchandragad caves,Harishchandeshwar Temple,Taramati peak,Malshej Ghat and Kedareshwar Cave temple of Lord Shiva.

Other famous forts of Maharashtra for adventure hiking and trekking includes Madhu – Makarandgad, lingana darshan, Ajinkyatara fort, Purandar fort, Salher Fort,Pratapgad fort,Sajjangad and Matheran hills, Matheran is one of the marvelous adventures and ultimate trekking destinations with green hill and lush forest around Pune and Mumbai.