Best Adventurous Trekking Places to Visit near Pune this Vacation

  • Posted by: Crescent
  • 03rd May, 2021

Surreal scenery that brings tranquilness, is a small glimpse of the euphoric feeling that one experiences after completing a trek. There is no easy way to explain this but, to experience itself. Also, this might be the reason why trekkers are always ready for an adventure; looking for new places to conquer. But, this joy is not limited to just trek lovers, anyone who wants to unwind themselves from their mundane life can go for a small trek, unlike the big adventurous ones. Here, we are going to list down a few trekking spots near Pune, that will allow anyone to take off from their busy schedule and de-stress themselves.


Must-visit Trekking Spots Near Pune

1. The Beginners Trek; Purandar Trek

purandar trek pune

Twin of Vajragad fort, Purandar fort is situated at a height of 4472 feet. The trek to this fort is not that hard once you reach the top you are welcomed by a beautiful view where the sky is close to you(or at least it feels like it) that you can almost touch it, where the earth looks all green and blue and also a view of the Vajragad Fort.

Trekking Duration: 2-3 hours

Difficulty Level: Medium

Distance from Pune: 3-4 km

How To Reach: Bus/Cab/ Trek

2. Sinhagad Fort Trek

Sinhagad fort trek pune

Located just 35 km from Pune, Sinhagad is a famous tourist destination, even for people who just want to go there for a picnic. However, those who trek will tell you how amazing the route is, how thrilling the trek is and that if you are enthusiastic about trekking, you should not miss it at all. This trek is easy to finish so even if you are a first-timer, you can take it up!

Trekking Duration: 1 hour

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance from Pune: 35 km

How To Reach: Train/ Private Vehicle/ Cab/ Trek

3. The Fireflies Trek in Rajmachi Village

fireflies trek in rajmachi village

Located near Lonavala, Rajmachi village happens to be a site visited by a lot of tourists. Adventurous, full of tiny fireflies, and set in the lap of Sahyadris, this trek is a beautiful experience as you can see fireflies light us all around you! To experience an unearthly view it is mostly suggested to stay at this place overnight however, we wouldn’t suggest one to trek at that time unless you are up for an adventure.

Trekking Duration: 1 hour

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance from Pune: 170 km

How To Reach: Bus/Cab/ Trek

4. Sandhan Valley Trek

sandhan valley trek pune

If you are looking for a spot that offers more than trekking, this is the perfect spot for you! Situated in Igatpuri, this trek also gives you the chance to do activities like rappelling along with trekking. This trek is perfect for friends and family as it is not very difficult to accomplish. Make sure you do an overnight stay in these mountains!

Trekking Duration: 2-3 hours

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance from Pune: 187 km

How To Reach: Private Vehicle/ Bus/ Cab/ Trek

5. Torna Trek

torna trek pune

If you want to explore the highest fort in and around Pune, head over to Torna. It is so massive that it is also known as Prachandgadh. Endless narrow lanes amidst wildflowers will take you to the fort that has breathtaking views. The trail to the top is truly rewarding. The trek is moderately difficult and takes about 3 to 4 hours to complete.

Trekking Duration: 2 hours

Difficulty Level: Medium

Distance from Pune: 63 km

How To Reach: Bus/ Private Vehicle/ Cab/ Trek

6. Visapur Fort Trek

visapur fort trek pune

Have you ever reached a mountain top by taking a waterfall trail? If no, this is where you should be headed next. The idea of walking through a waterfall towards the top of a mountain already sounds exciting, imaging it will probably want us to start jumping and planning for a trek as soon as possible. Located 60 km from Pune and 100 km from Mumbai, Vispur Fort stands at an elevation of 1084 meters above sea level, making it one of the highest forts in Maharashtra. As mentioned earlier the most exciting part about this trek is that most of the trek is through the waterfall, which one can enjoy only during monsoons. The average time for this trek is two to three hours.

Trekking Duration: 2 -3 hours

Difficulty Level: Medium

Distance from Pune: 60 km

How To Reach: Train/ Private Vehicle/ Cab/ Trek

7. Tikona Fort Trek

tikona fort trek pune

Also, known as the Vitandgad fort, the Tikona Fort welcomes everyone with its breathtaking architectural beauty at its entrance. Followed by the trek trail is surrounded by lakes and huge caves. While most of the science beauty can only be enjoyed in monsoons we wouldn’t suggest anyone go trekking then. However, to enjoy the maximum, you can go either the monsoon is over or right before the heavy rains start.

Trekking Duration: 1-2 hours

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance from Pune: 50 km

How To Reach: Train/ Private Vehicle/ Cab/ Trek


Conclusion

Whether your goal is to embark on a trek close to home, plan an easy trek with your family or challenge yourself with an adventure, Pune has something for everyone; that too with some of the remarkable and breathtaking views. Whatever the purpose of your trek is, it is important to be careful and avoid trekking during heavy monsoons though the above-mentioned places(and more) have to be visited mostly during monsoons.

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