Sandhan Valley Trek aka The Valley Of Shadows

Amazing Getaway to Sandhan Valley From Pune and Mumbai:

Some of the most memorable travel experiences I’ve had on this planet are ones where I’ve felt like I was no longer on it. Sandhan valley is one of them to which I usually say The Valley of Shadow.

Information about Sandhan Valley:

Sandhan is an enchanting valley located about 180 km from Mumbai at an altitude of 3000 feet above MSL. Nestled in the great Sahyadri mountains of Maharashtra, the serenity of the valley will take your breath away. It is one of the very few places near Mumbai that will surely give you a break from your monotonous life in the city. So close to the city, yet so different and refreshing. Pictures don’t do justice to it. You gotta actually see it to believe it!


Best Time to Visit Sandhan Valley:

Mostly after October month till Monsoon starts.

TIPS/HACKS/SUGGESTION: Best Tent For Sandhan valley Trek

How to Reach Sandhan valley from Mumbai:

By Private Vehicle:

The distance is around 185 km the route you need to opt-in is Mumbai – Thane – Bhiwandi – Vasind – Atgaon – Kasara – Ghoti – Wasali – Samrad its the Base Village.

By Public Transport:

Catch A Train to Igatpuri, from there you can get a direct bus to Samrad or else you need to break your journey at Ghoti and Shendi.

The bus Frequency is pretty low, you can opt for sharing jeeps which ply between this route mostly from Ghoti.

How to Reach Sandhan valley from Pune:

By Private Vehicle:

The distance is around 200 km the route you need to opt-in is Pune – Pimpri – Chakan – Rajgurunagar – Peth – Alephata – Otur – Bramhanwada – Kotul – Purushwadi – Bhandardhara – Samrad.

By Public Transport:

You can head to Shivaji Nagar bus stand and board a bus to Akole frequency is pretty good from Akole you get a direct bus to Samrad or else you can opt for sharing jeep from Akole.


Food and stay arrangements:

You can set your tents and food can be arranged by the local people.

TIPS/HACKS/SUGGESTION: You will need a Camera to Record Under water Videos and Photos in the valley.

Water availability:

Throughout the year.

Things you need to carry:

  • 2-litre water
  • Snacks like any ready to eat food
  • Glucon D
  • Extra pair of Clothes.


Things You Need to know before you plan to Visit Sandhan Valley.

  1. You need a Guide if you opt to do the whole trek which is till the Dehne village, which includes a patch which needs equipment to rappel down.
  2. You don’t need a guide if you just want to see the valley until the rappeling point.
  3. Carry an extra pair of clothes because you need to go through water pounds you have no other options.

TIPS: I bet without this you won’t Go for an Outing

Places to see and Things to do:

The Gorge type of valley which fascinates you, one of its kind. You can opt for a hike to Ratangadh, experience the local food in the village and also don’t miss to visit the Bhandardara Dam. On the way to the Base village, you get to see Alang, Madan, Kulang, Ratangadh, Kalsubai Forts.



So when are you Planing to visit?

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