As soon as the rainfalls hit the clouds our mood to witness the beautiful nature out there turns on and trekking is the first thing that comes to our mind. But in this busy schedule, we cannot plan for 3-4 days so why not plan it for one day return? And these spots near Mumbai are the best to visit and I’m sure you’ll not regret it later.
Also, if you’re a beginner then it is best for you. As these places below are easy to get on mountains without stressing much on yourself and later on you can make plans for bigger hill stations.
Karnala Fort Trek
The first place that comes to mind is Karnala, one of the most famous spots for the beginners' trek and which is also called an ‘Easy to Medium-Grade’ trek. You can take a local train on the harbour line from Wadala or CST and get down at Panvel station and then take a sharing or a private rickshaw to reach there.
Sondai Fort Trek
Sondai Fort is one of the beautiful treks, take a train from the Central line of Karjat or Khopoli, get down at the Karjat station and Sondai is located nine kilometres away from the station. It’ll take almost 2 hours from Mumbai.
Other places like Morbe Dam, Pravalgad, Irshalgad, Rajmachi, Songari Fort, Karnala Fort and Matheran are near Sondai Fort.
A very popular trek place near Navi Mumbai, by taking the harbour line train from CST or Wadala get down at the Panvel station. Hire a private vehicle to reach the location. Prabalmachi is located near Shedung Phata which is the base village for two famous treks Kalavantin Durg and Prabalgad.
Also, other trek places like Irshalgad, Matheran, Karnala, and More Dam are all near the location.
Kothaligad (Peth) Fort Trek
Kothaligad is the ideal all-season trek for anyone looking for a quick getaway from bustling city life. It is near Karjat railway station and once you get there the strategic location of the hill provides a commanding view of Padargad, Malanggad, Siddhagad, Chanderi fort, Bhimashankar & Matheran plateau in clear weather.
Korigad Fort Trek
Korigad is not only near Mumbai but also from Pune city, from any city there’s a direct train for Lonavala and from there you can take the local bus or book a private cab or taxi to reach the Peth Shahpur village that is the summit of the trek.
Garbett Point Trek
Garbett Point is near Bhivpuri, after getting down at the station we have to walk 15-20 minutes to reach Dhom Lake which is the starting point of the trek. It is also near Matheran, get down at Neral station and catch a shared taxi to reach Matheran. From Matheran ask anyone for Garbett Point.
Peb Fort Trek
Peb Fort is one of the delightful spots to visit in the monsoon season which is best for new ones and it is 4 kilometres away from Neral railway station. From this, you can also do Matheran or you can trek to Panorama Point Matheran.
Asherigad Fort Trek
For Asherigad, we have to take a train from the Western railway station and reach Palghar Station. From there take any Bus going towards Manor / Wada and get down at Mastan Naka. Sharing Rickshaw or a van will reach you at the Khodkana village is 1km inside from the highway.
Therefore this was the list of places that are easier to start your trekking journey and even amidst your busy schedule you can make the most of it along with your family and friends in just one day, best experience for sure!