Koraigad Trek Koraigad Trek base village: Peth Shahapur Koraigad Trek difficulty level: Easy Koraigad Trek distance: 7 kms Koraigad Trek duration: 3-4 hours Koraigad from Mumbai: 96 kms, 2-3 hours by road Koraigad from Pune: 70 kms, 2-2.5 hours by road Have you noticed a grand fort standing high upon a hill overlooking the Aamby Valley in Lonavala? That’s Koraigad and we plan to get you to the top of the fort! Koraigad is conveniently located in Lonavala, close enough to be easily accessible for one-day getaway and far enough to avoid the touristy hustle-bustle at the popular spots. The fort also houses a couple of refreshing and usually clean ponds which are a treat to the eyes with the clouds floating by during monsoons. Such a relaxing sight! Since it is a short trek, it leaves ample time for fun activities along the way. A pit-stop on the way will provide an exquisite view of the Aamby Valley and the lake. Don’t miss it! Situated about 20 kms outside Lonavala, Koraigad fort stands little over 900m above sea level. One can easily find a flight of about 500 steps laid out to reach the fort from Pethshahpur village in less than an hour. Another route from Ambavne village is more challenging during rains as it becomes slippery. The fort was named after Goddess Koraidevi. Her temple, which has recently been renovated and restored, can be visited inside the fort along with two other temples dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. Some interesting facts about Koraiad Fort: Koraigad Fort was built during the 15th century by the Bahmani Sultanate. In 1657, the fort was taken over by the Maratha ruler Shivaji Maharaj. The fort is situated at an altitude of 929 meters above sea level. The fort has two main entrances, the Mahadarwaja and the Ganesh Darwaja. The fort has several ruins of palaces, water tanks, and other structures. The fort also has a temple dedicated to Goddess Korai Devi, who is believed to be the protector of the fort. The fort has a unique feature known as the "Kalyan Darwaja," which is a secret underground passage leading to the outside of the fort. The fort has several trekking trails that lead to the top, making it a popular destination for adventure enthusiasts. Koraigad Fort is located about 20 km from Lonavala and can be reached by a 2-3 hour trek. The fort offers a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and valleys, making it a popular spot for nature lovers and photographers.
Andharban Trek From Pune Grade: Medium | Endurance: Medium Imagine yourself in the middle of dark jungles, finding routes, viewing valleys and crossing ghats, sound adventurous?? Yeah!!!! You’ll be doing all this at Andharban – The Dark forest Trek. This trek is majorly based on descending from the peak. It is one of the most stunning treks and there are lots of things to explore. You will be walking on ridge that gives a scintillating view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the various mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat. While you’re trekking, there will be coverage of evergreen forests which covers you with a relaxing shade in first half of the trek (6-8 kms).The trek then descends down in Konkan to reach Bhira (4 kms).The same valley is the origin of the Kundalika river famous for its white water river rafting and other adventure activities.
Devkund Waterfalls Trek From Pune Grade: Easy | Endurance: Easy Your hunt for a secluded and away from the chaotic ambiance ends at Devkund Waterfalls Trek. Here’s a chance to visit one of the most unexplored and unheard waterfall in Maharashtra. The destination next that keeps the monsoon bliss on is none other than the Devkund waterfalls. Dense, beautiful and filled with various shades of green, Devkund Waterfalls is a home to many unexplored species of wilderness. As you trek along the paths, you’ll get a thrilling experience of embarking on unmapped trails pushing behind all the hurdles and bushes that come your way. A sight to behold would be the moment you reach the Devkund Waterfalls!!! Relish! Jump! Splash and Play!!! Pune to Pune : 1499/- Base Village : 899/-
Kaas Plateau Tour Kaas Plateau also known as the "Kaas Pathar" is situated in the Western Ghat’s Sahyadri range, 22 km from Satara city in the state of Maharashtra, India. The name Kaas originates from Kaasa tree. As the leaves of this tree mature, they turn from green to red. During the flowering season from mid –August to October, almost every inch of the plateau is bedecked with flowers of various colors and sizes. In fact, recently, Kaas has been declared as a “Biodiversity World Heritage Site” by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) due to the floral diversity found here. Kaas Lake, which is surrounded by a dense forest, lies between Sajjangad fort and the Kanher Dam. The place has more than 850 different species of flowers and other plants including Orchids, Karvy and even carnivorous plants such as Drosera Indica. What makes this a Special trip? No doubt Kaas is a visual delight but it is also important to understand the Ecology of the place and how we can protect it from degradation. We will guide you on the same. You can read more about Kaas at http://indiasendangered.com/kaas-plateau-wild-flower-fantasy/ Batch 1 : Saturday, 21st September 2019 Batch 2 : Sunday , 22nd September 2019 Batch 3 : Saturday, 28th September 2019 Batch 4 : Sunday , 29th September 2019 Batch 5 : Wednesday, 02nd October 2019
Kalsubai Trek From Pune Grade: Medium | Endurance: Medium Why Kalsubai should be your next trekking destination this monsoon? Surrounded by lush green forests and fields, the trekking route towards Maharashtra’s Highest Peak i.e. Kalsubai is a surreal experience for all the nature lovers and trek enthusiasts. Challenging yet fun-filled, trek towards the highest summit will test your patience and offer an amazing panaromic view of several more mountain ranges like Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south west) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar & Harishchandragad. Also, attempting to climb Kalsubai - the most wish-listed mountain in the Sahyadri offers a great sense of achievement for most of the trekking enthusiasts Story behind Kalsubai – Unveiled It is truly believed by the local villagers that a house maid residing in a nearby village had disappeared near the mountain while trying to escape her employer's harsh suffering. This gives the mountain its present name i.e. Kalsubai as well as a reason for this temple to be built in her memory. More about the climbing patches and Summit (Kalsubai Shikhar) Nestled among several slopes, Kalsubai trek is a mix of easy to ascend slopes as well as rocky patches overlooking the valley below. To reach Kalsubai peak, Govt. has built many iron ladders along the vertical hill slopes. Before the final lap, there comes a resting post where you can halt and enjoy having hot tea as well as crispy snacks. On the peak, there exists a temple devoted to Kalsubai Mata where local villagers offer prayers and perform Pujas during festivals.
As the name suggest, it's a ‘jewel’ of a fort. Ratangad Fort situated atop a hill overlooking the Bhandardara region. Kalsubai peak and the Konkan-Kada are visible from here, along with a number of waterfalls! Standing tall amid other great peaks of Alang, Kulang, Kalsubai, and Katarabai, Ratangad fort is also a part of the Ajoba mountain range. The caves up there at Ratangad Fort can shelter dozens of trekkers at a time. The view of lakes from atop will leave you speechless!
Tikona Fort Trek From Pune Grade: Easy | Endurance: Easy Tikona is the dominant hill fort in Maval in western India. Tikona Fort located near Kamshet around 60 kms from Pune. This tall hill is pyramidal in shape and the name Tikona means "Triangle". Tikona Fort is a proud host to a temple of 'Trimbakeshwar Mahadev', seven water tanks and the Satvahan caves. Once at the top of the fort, one should definitely catch the views of the Pawna lake & dam and the nearby forts of Tung, Lohagad and Visapur. Let’s come together and conquer the historical wonder Tikona Fort which has many viewpoints and ruined fortifications. It’s time to pull up your socks and get going…. Because You’re Worth It! Fairly accessible via an easy/ moderate climb and dotted with rocky patches, the Tikona Fort also known as Vitandgad, is a perfect trekking destination for all those who wish to combine leisure with adventure. It’s a great way to take a break from the daily routine and submit your soul to nature. Ideal for first timers, this mesmeric fort is indeed scalable and also has rock-cut stairs to give you a regal feel.
Visapur Fort Monsoon Trek From Pune Grade: Medium | Endurance: Medium This mighty Visapur fort is located just 9 km away from Malavi station. Visapur fort is larger than Lohagad which is known to be its twin fort. There are 2 routes by which you can trek towards this beautiful monument. One from Malavi station, the second route from Tar road which is a new construction from the Bhaje caves to Lohagad village base. During the monsoon at Visapur, you can witness nature’s beauty that is the waterfall! A beautiful waterfall will grab all your attention and make you forget everything. If you are a beginner or a trekker looking for an easy trek to explore, then Visapur Fort Trek is just for you! The most exciting thing you will find here at Visapur is Staircase waterfall. Yes you heard it right, staircase waterfall. You will surely remember Bhushi damn after seeing this staircase waterfall while trekking to Visapur fort. About Visapur Fort Visapur fort was captured by Shivaji Maharaj when the Mughal could not handle it anymore and had to give up. Using higher elevation to Lohagad the British troops captured the fort by setting up cannons on Visapur fort and destroyed Lohagad. In 1818 AD, Visapur fort was captured by the British Raj. As Visapur fort had a huge significance. Its south and north gateways were blown up. Read our blog about Visapur Fort in Monson @ https://www.ttrikon.com/blog/visapur-fort-trek-a-waterfall-trek-to-remember/
About Aadrai Grade : Medium | Endurance: High “Lost in the Dense Woods” is an apt word for this trek. Walk deep inside the hidden jungles of Malshej Ghat, where sun rays touching the ground is a rare happening. The trail passes through various streams and passing waterfalls, including a mega – 1,200 feet fall. Explore this unexplored forest, full of flora and fauna with flowers blooming all over. Unknown to the common folk, this trail was found by a local villager, who was in fact lost in the forest while hunting. Batch 1 : 25th-26th June 2022Note: Lunch will be taken by 4 pm post completing the trek at the base camp.