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.
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.
What is so special about Sandhan Valley (except for the Airtel girl)? This trek will test your endurance in all ways and will ensure adventure in all possible ways. This is also the valley of shadows and hence trekker's paradise. This descent will definitely give you adrenaline rush making the experience memorable. All your trekking skills will be of use for this one.
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 Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage.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.
There are very few hill forts to the north of Sahyadri’s and Tandulwadi is one of them. It lies 104 km north of Mumbai near a distant suburb called Saphale. It was mainly used as a watch tower to guard nearby areas. It gives a bird’s eye view of the town of Saphale, the Zanzorli lake and the confluence of Surya and Vaitarna rivers. The primary ownership of the fort lied with the Gujarat Sultanate which was later transferred to the Portugues & Marathas in the early 18th century. The fort now lies in ruins but offers a great opportunity for nature lovers and historians to explore.
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.
The Kumta to Gokarna beach trek is a 20 km long hike between two towns in the Uttara Kannada district – Kumta and Gokarna. This beach trek starts from Kumta beach, and goes all the way up to Gokarna beach, passing over ten beaches including a ferry ride en route. The trek alternates between beaches and hilly terrain and walks you through some of the most scenic beaches in India.
Monsoon has almost settled and there is all greenery and flower blossoms, see the jewel of all forts of the Sahyadri with the yellow sonki flower blooms. Ratangad (The Jewel Of Sahyadris) is a fort in Ratan Wadi, Maharashtra, India, overlooking the locale of Bhandardara, one of the oldest artificial catchment area. The fort is about 2000 years old. Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle. The base village Ratanwadi has an Amruteshwar temple which is famous for its carvings. The fort is the origin for the river Pravara/Amrutvahini. The Bhandardara dam(arthar dam) is built on this river.