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Trekking Places in Maharashtra in Monsoon

7 Trekking Places in Maharashtra in Monsoon

The monsoon is just the right season to put on your trekking shoes and fire your inherent adventurous spirit. You can head for an invigorating trek to the Himalayas or, better still, plan a trek to the Western Ghats in India. If you ask trekking enthusiasts, they will undoubtedly point to some of the best trekking places in Maharashtra during the monsoon season.

The rains liven up the Sahyadri range in western India. The entire place is a sight to behold, with lush green cover everywhere. Any typical trek will take you through memorable encounters of seasonal waterfalls, crystal clear lake water, and crisscrossing streams across the trails. Amidst the roar of the water bodies, the rich flora and fauna of the range can be mesmerising. In other words, it is simply magical!

List of the 7 Famous monsoon treks in Maharashtra.

  • Harishchandragad - A Trekker’s Paradise
  • Bhimashankar Trek - Best Place to Catch the Monsoon Magic
  • Torna Fort Trek - Conquering the Heights
  • Rajmachi Trek - Discover the Beauty of Sahyadris
  • Devkund Waterfall - Discovering the Magic of Water
  • Aland Madan Kulang Trek - Challenge Your Inner Strength
  • Kalsubai - The Highest Summit in Maharashtra

1. Harishchandragad - A Trekker’s Paradise

Even though Harishchandragad is considered one of the most challenging treks in this part of the country, this fort hill in Ahmednagar district is worth a try. A couple of trails take you to the top of the hill. One is the trek via Nalichi Vaat, the second via Taramati Ghal, the third via the Khireshwar trail, and the last via Pachnai. The first two trails could be better during monsoon. But the latter two are worth a try, especially for daredevils. All the trails are well-defined and pass through green fields and forests. Beware that all the trails are slippery and highly windy as you climb further.

  • Attractions: Konkan Kada or the Konkan Cliff at the top of the hill fort. It is at a height of 1,800 feet and resembles the hood of a cobra, like a vertical overhang. It is one of the best places to capture the panoramic view of the entire range. The other attraction of this Monsoon trek destination in Maharashtra is the Harishchandragad Fort, which dates back to the 6th century. Fort has numerous caves believed to have been carved much later in the 11th century.
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate for the Khireshwar and Pachnai trails. Khubi Phata is the base camp for the Kireshwar route.
  • Starting Point: Pachnai Village is the base camp for the Pachnai trail.

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2. Bhimashankar Trek - Best Place to Catch the Monsoon Magic

One of the most popular trekking places in Maharashtra in the monsoon is Bhimashankar Trek. If you love nature and wildlife, this monsoon trek surely should be your calling, as the trail ends at the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. This trek could get adventurous with spotting wild langurs, different bird species, spotted deer, and the sighting of the Malabar Giant Squirrel is a bonus for the lucky ones. The recommended route is the Ganesh Ghat trail for first-timers. Experienced trekkers can choose between Ganesh Ghat and Shidi Ghat. Both routes take you through thick forests, fields, rocks, and boulders, while numerous waterfalls mark Ganesh Ghat. The Shidi Ghat offers a thrilling terrain. The highest point on the trek is at 3,390 feet, and it takes around 4-5 hours to ascend the summit.

  • Attractions: The Nagfani Point offers the best 360-degree view of the area. In the evening, the aarti at the Bhimashankar Jyotirling Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlings in India, is worth attending. The Ladder Climb at Shidi Ghat and the Bhimashankar Waterfall are the other added attractions of this Monsoon trek destination in Maharashtra.
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate.
  • Starting Point: Khandas Village is the base camp.

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3. Torna Fort Trek - Conquering the Heights