Nowadays, trekking had become a favourite weekend pastime for many of us. As soon as the weekend arrives, we wish to explore the scenic landscaped mountains located in and around the places in Mumbai, which are within 200 kilometers away. The best part of trekking near Mumbai is a trail to suit the trekking skill level of every person.
Best Trekking Places in Mumbai:
1.Kanheri Caves Trail
It is located in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai, this Caves is one of the easiest trails present in Mumbai.
Instead of climbing, you have to walk through the forest here, that offers you with lots of natural scenic views of the park .
When you were watching deeply, you might spot a few exotic birds present here. This path begins at the Kanheri plateau and ends at the Kanheri cave.
Kanheri Caves open:
Sun – Sat 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Kalsubai Trek Overview:
Kalsubai is the highest peak of Maharashtraat 5400ft , it is surrounded by lush green forests and fields.
Highlights of Kalsubai Trek:
• Highest peak of Maharashtra.
• Kalsubai Temple
• Greenish environment
• Several mountains
• Attractive views.
Treking Level: Moderate
It is located at the back end of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the Thane is ananother place that will also be a great for a one-day trek.
Yeoor Hills overview:
While taking the trek to the top of the Hills, it will takes upto 30 minutes, at normal walking.. Along the way, it exists with the views of the national park which come across streams . From the top of the Hills, you can see a panoramic view of Thane. This trek is easy, but there were a few slippery spots along the way.
Highlights of Yeoor Hills :
• Tents near the Upavan Lake,
• Hear a variety of birds chirp,
• Little picnic.
Trekking Level: Easy
It is located at Vasai. There exists a trail , which begins through a small village and leads up to a few streams that you have to cross.
Chinchoti Trail overview:
Chinchoti is a trek with several routes, which is depending on your skill. You can choose any one route to start your journey. If you are looking for a route that will be an easy one, not too complicated, then you have to use the trail that begins from Kaman Phata.
If you crossed the streams, then there will be a pathway through the dense vegetation that leads you straight to the falls. Just before that falls – you can see a small pond which is very safe to swim. If you are visiting the place on the weekend, then you have to remember the pond can get very crowded.
Highlights of Chinchoti Trail:
• Green ForestBirds
• Rare Birds
Trekking Level: Easy
It is located in Virar, When we explore to all the beautiful places of tungareshwar which starts from the very famous Shiva temple, the uphill long trails and the amazing views of the mountains.
Tungareshwar Trail overview:
The treking taken at Tungareshwar offers the trekkers lot’s of possibilities and lots of adventure . You have to choose the wasy, everyone try to choose and take the easy route. In these routr you have to walk 4 kilometres up to the Shiva Temple ,and a head further for 3 kilometres upto reach the Balayogi Ashram.
If you are looking for a longer trail , you can climb up to the Vajreshwari Springs. This route to the springs is really like a scenic and gorgeous. There were a few ancient trees and also you might even spot a few exotic birds on this trial.
Highlights of Tungareshwar Trail:
• Shiva temple
• Long trails and
• Amazing views of the mountains
Trekking Level : Depends on your route taken.
5.Sudhagad Fort Trail:
It is located in Pali. An another scenic trekking trail trek taken to the Sudhagad which begins from Thakurwadi village and goes through the way to the gates of fort.
Overview of Sudhagad Trek:
The trail has gone to follow the makeshift road, It is so simple that even at some difficult parts. There were the ladders installed. If you reached the top, don’t forget to click few pictures at the Dindi Darwaja .
Highlights of Sudhagad Trek:
• Above sea level.
• Sudhagad Wildlife Sanctuary
• Thakurwadi village
Trekking Difficulty: Easy