Naneghat is a mountain pass in the Sahyadri range near Junnar. It stretches over the western ghats through an ancient stone laid hiking trail to the Naneghat plateau. This pass was an ancient trade route that linked the seaports of Sopara and Kalyan with the economic settlements in Nasik & Paithan. The name ‘nane’ means coin & ‘ghat’ means pass. This name was given since it was used as a toll booth to collect toll from traders crossing the hills. While travelling on Kalyan-Ahmednagar road, one can easily get a glimpse of a thumb-like peak called ‘Nanyacha angtha’ a little after Murbad
The fort is named after saint Goraknath, who used to perform penance here. It was used in the era of Shivaji Maharaj, mainly as a stopover point from Junnar via Naneghat. The adjoining Machindragad peak is named after the teacher-disciple relationship of Machindranath and Gorakhnath. During monsoon season, the Gorakhgad Trek takes on a whole new appearance. While there, take a moment to observe, listen and smell and you will feel the forest come alive around you. The view of the numerous cascading waterfalls and a large range of wildflowers only add to its charm.
Kohoj is a hill fort situated 100 km north of Mumbai on the Wada-Manor highway. It is around 800 years old and is one of the forts surrendered to the Mughals in the Purandar treaty. Today, this fort serves as a perfect trekking destination during monsoons. A beautiful Pazhar lake lies to the base of this mountain. A rock resembling the shape of a human is a major point of attraction at the top. Apart from this pillar, one can also find Kohoj devi temple near to a small lake at the top.
Kalsubai with the height of 1646 m [5400 ft] is famous as its the highest peak of the Sahyadri Range as well as Maharashtra. It commands a beautiful view of the surrounding lush green territory. Since the route to Kalsubai peak is highly frequented, enough efforts have been made to make this trek easier. There are steel railings, chains and ladders at places where it is difficult to negotiate the terrain.
How about enjoying the cool breeze while you trek and witness a surreal sunrise at the top of Tikona Fort? Sounds interesting? Come, join us for the sunrise trek to Tikona Fort and enjoy the panoramic views of the Pavna region. Tikona (also known as Vitandgad) is the dominant hill fort in Maval region in western India. It is located near Kamshet around 120 km from Mumbai. The village nearest to the fort is called Tikona-Peth. The 3500 ft high hill is pyramidal in shape and the name Tikona means "triangle". The fort is a trekking destination noted for the large doors, the temple of 'Trimbakeshwar Mahadev', water tanks (seven water tanks) and some Satvahan caves. From the peak of the fort, one can view Pawna dam and the nearby forts of Tung, Lohagad and Visapur.
Peb fort derives its name from the Goddess 'Pebi'. It is also called Vikatgad because its pinnacle is supposedly in the shape of the Elephant headed god - Ganesha. Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage. The cave on the fort is occupied by disciples of Swami Samarth, a great saint. They have contributed a lot to development on this fort from last ten years. They have managed successfully to keep the cave and the fort clean, and maintained the dignity of the fort. The fort lies in the Matheran range itself and is adjacent to Matheran. It is an easy trek, with the slightly difficult parts being the small rock patch and a ladder. It is a photographer's paradise.
Rafting is one of those rare activities which can be enjoyed by all ages. It’s a perfect combination of adventure, stepping out of the comfort zone, exercise and above all, making memories of a lifetime with your friends and loved ones. Kolad is a spectacular location to experience the pleasure of white water river rafting. Kundalika River which starts in Tamhini Ghat and runs through Kolad village is recognised as perfect place for white water rafting for amateurs. This activity is conducted between two dams over a stretch of approx 12Km. We start on the lower side of Bhira Dam and the water runs in to Dolwahal dam. Since it is situated between two dams the safety is higher since there are no unknown changes in the levels of water and because of this Kundalika river and Kolad region is recognised as water sports hub. The River Kundalika has a perfect setting with up to grade 3 rapids, exciting descents, extreme beauty owing to its cascading waterfalls, green meadows with the picturesque backdrop of the Sahyadris.
Asherigad is a hill fort located around 100 km from Mumbai in Palghar district. It was built by Bhojraj of Shilahar Dynasty about 800 years back (13th century). Later, the Portuguese rebuilt this fort after they captured it during their rule. In 1737, Peshwas won this fort during their campaign of the Konkan and in 1818 this fort came under the British rule. The trail initially moves through dense forest and later opens up to a rocky patch. There is a ladder which can be used to navigate through this part. There are water tanks and a small temple at the top. Rest of the fort lies in ruins.
Sondai is a small but beautiful trek situated in the Matheran range. It is more of a watch tower than a fort. It derives its name from a local deity Sondai devi. One can get a view of Morbe dam reservoir, Irshalgad, Matheran hills and Garbett plateau from the top. Sondewadi is the base village for this trek.