We are Listing down Five best forts to trek near Mumbai.
In the monsoon season, many people hop out to trek in the blissful mountains of western ghats. The Sahyadri ranges changes in Greenery which attract many people towards it. Every year people look for an easy hike around Mumbai.
Top Forts to trek for First Timers.
Kaaldurg Fort Near Palghar.
The base of Kaldurg Fort: Waghoba Kind
A short hike in the outskirts of Mumbai, which is easily accessible by Public Transport and the connectivity is great. The trail to Kaldurg Fort will take approx 120 minutes to reach the top from the base. Carry your own food when you plan to visit as there is no shop to have lunch nearby just a snacks shop is present.
How to Reach Kaldurg Fort base village:
Get down at the Palghar station on the Western Railway line of Mumbai and you can either take a sharing van to Waghoba kind or a Public bus from the Palghar bus stand.
Detail explanation: Kaaldurg Fort
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Karnala Fort near Panvel.
The base of Karnala Fort: Karnala bird sanctuary
Visiting this fort can be an addon you would get to hike to the fort and also experience to watch birds in the Sanctuary, a perfect place for Kids and family. Well connected by Local Transport and it is well maintained by the Forest Department. In the Sanctuary Lunch is easily available at a nominal price.
How to Reach Karnala Fort:
Reach Panvel station by train and walk for 20 minutes towards the ST Bus-stand, Hop into any bus going towards Alibag, Pen or Roha. You will get down exactly at the entrance of Karnala bird sanctuary.
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Asawa Fort Near Boisar
The Base Village of Asawa Fort: Warangade
A pleasant hike through the dense jungle is just amazing if you plan to hike to Asawa fort. The connectivity is great to reach to the base village and you need to carry food and water with you. A small shop is situated on the way.
How to reach Asawa Fort base village:
Board a Local Train in the Western line of Mumbai and get down at Boisar station then opt for sharing van or Public transport to reach Warangade.
Detail explanation: Asawa Fort
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Sanjay Gandhi National Park Near Boriwali
Its not a Fort but a great place to hike. Best place for Kids, Family and Friends to experience a hike for the first time, right in the centre of the city. Great connectivity to reach the national park. Inside you can visit the Kanheri Caves, park and also a hike around the caves. The Highest point of Mumbai city.
How to reach Sanjay Gandhi National Park:
You have to reach Boriwali station in the western line of Mumbai, from there you can take an auto rickshaw to the national park directly or else 20 minutes of a walk can be done to the National park.
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Prabalmachi near Panvel
Base village of Prabalmachi: Thakurwadi
Prabalmachi is a 60 – 90 minutes hike from the base village. Prabalmachi plateau provides a blissful view of Kalavantin Durg and Prabalgadh. A restaurant is available were delicious lunch is easily available for nominal charge.
How to Reach base village of Prabalmachi:
Reach Panvel station by train and walk for 20 minutes towards the ST Bus-stand, Hop into any bus going towards Thakurwadi. Connectivity of public transport is good.
Detail explanation to reach : Prabalmachi
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