10 Treks Near Pune in Winter: 2021 (Starting from ₹800 Only/-)

Treks Near Pune in Winter

Trekking Expedition to Rajmachi Fort from Lonavala, Lohagad Fort Night Trek, Lonavala, Visapur Fort Trek, Easy Trek to Korigad Fort, Tung Fort Trek, and more.

The lush green ranges scattered across Maharashtra offer a number of ideal destinations for
trekking near Pune in winter. With its steady slopes and trails of varying difficulty, trekking here can be enjoyed by both beginners as well as experts. During the winter season, the trails transmute into a wild winter wonderland. With its clear blue skies, pleasant, cool weather and growth of winter wildflowers, the winter season is the ideal time to embark on these treks

There are a number of
winter treks near Pune. From the fairly easy trails of Rajmachi and Sinhagad to the more challenging ones at Kalavantin and Vasota, the trekking trails here cater to everyone’s tastes and interests. The trails are generally dotted with a number of interesting cave and temple ruins. Most of the trekking trails near Pune lead to magnificent Forts, such as the Lohagad or the Rajgad Fort, which stand testament to the architectural resplendence of the city’s past.

Here is a list of treks near Pune in winter:

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All major districts of Maharashtra, including Pune are experiencing night curfew in which:- People cannot move about at night and gatherings of more than 5 people in public places will not be allowed.- Shopping malls, restaurants, auditoriums, theatres, and other public places such as beaches and gardens will remain closed (Restaurants can continue home delivery and takeaway services).- Social, political, cultural and religious gatherings will not be allowed.- Weddings will be restricted to 50 attendees and funerals and last-rites ceremonies to 20 attendees strictly.Violators will be fined up to Rs 1000.

No quarantine & hand stamping for asymptomatic domestic passengers.International travellers have to home quarantine or do self-health monitoring for 14 days, or as warranted.Travellers coming to Pune from the UK, Europe, and the Middle East will have to undergo mandatory institutional quarantine for 14 days at their own cost. They may take the RT-PCR test on the 5th to 7th day, and if confirmed negative, they can spend the remaining days in home quarantine.The following categories of travellers will be exempted from institutional quarantine if they produce the relevant documents:- Passengers above the age of 65- Women in advanced stages of pregnancy- Children below 5 years of age and accompanying parent- Passengers requiring medical attention for serious ailments such as cancer, cerebral palsy, physical disability- Extreme case of family distress i.e., father/mother/son/daughter in critical condition, severe accident in family, death of an immediate family member- Passengers who have been administered both the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine- Medical professionals travelling for surgery/attending critical patients

Flights

Flights are available from Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur, Kolkata and 5+ other destinations for Pune.Passengers must take the test 72 hours before landing in Maharashtra and produce the report on arrival. Travellers without the certificate will have to take the RT-PCR test at the concerned airport at their own cost.

Trains

COVID special train is available from Ajni, Howrah, Mumbai and Indore to Pune.Passengers arriving from trains which have originated or had a stop in either of the four states should carry a negative RT-PCR test report. The sample collection should have been done within 96 hours before scheduled arrival in Maharashtra. Symptomatic individuals identified in the screening process will have to take the Antigen test.

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About the Rajmachi Trek:

Rajmachi trek takes you on a tour through tranquil hidden landscapes of Maharashtra. This ancient fort of Rajmachi is located in the Karjat region and is a perfect example of lost beauties in today’s hustles. These beautiful forts were built by Shivaji Maharaj during the 17th century and strive for a favourite trekking destination amongst ardent adventure seekers.

Delight in this awe-inspiring quaint Rajmachi fort which provides you with pleasant views of Borghat, a historic trade route located in this region of Maharashtra. Admire the beauty of Shrivardhan Fort and Manoranjan fort crowned at the pinnacle with this amazing Rajmachi fort trek. This stunning ancient beauty can be reached via two ways, while Kondivide village route might get tricky at times, however, the most preferable route is from Lonavala as it is much easy and provides the best of the views.

Standing amidst the dense forests, Rajmachi trek provide you with some amazing sceneries, this stunning place is a beauty to the eyes especially in the rainy season as you will be witnessing random waterfalls and lush greenery at every turn while trekking. Rivet in this amazing experience with friends and family like never before!

We meet sharp at 17:20 hours at Lonavala Railway station

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Located close to the hill station of Lonavala Khandala and 52 km northwest of Pune, Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 meters or 3,389 feet above sea level. We are here with the package of an amazing trek opportunity at this place.

Activity:
It is said to be the b
est trekking route near Mumbai and Pune for beginners. It is an easy trek filled with fun and beauty. You will get to see many beautiful things during this trek and after reaching the peak you can see four doors  The first one is called 'Ganesh Darwaaja', the second one is called 'Narayan Darwaja', the third one is called 'Hanuman Darwaaja' & the fourth one is called 'Maha Darwaaja'. Out of this Hanuman Darwaaja is the most ancient of all the doors. Between Narayan & Hanuman Darwaaja there are two godowns which were used for storage purpose as a granary. This will be a perfect day out for you and your family or friends.

Meals:
You will be served a healthy breakfast 

Starting point: Malavali Railway Station


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Visapur Trek Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Visapur Fort Trek Difficulty Level: Easy


Pickup & Drop Points: Dadar Pritam Hotel, K-star Mall Chembur East, Below Vashi main bridge, Hotel 3-star Kharghar


About Visapur Fort Trek:


Visapur Fort is located in the Pune district of Maharashtra. Attaining a height of 1,084m, steeped in history and some of the glorious tales of the past, this historic fort has become one of the most famous tourist and adventure sport for people. Visapur Fort is larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad.


Located in Maharashtra near the Pune district, the Visapur fort trek is one of the best treks to do in Monsoon. The Visapur Trek takes around 2.5-3 hours to reach the point, and one will enjoy the trek as with knowing the history of this place as it is a guided trek. It is not a difficult trek, everyone can enjoy the Visapur fort trek in monsoons as there is water gushing through the steps while you trek. After the 30-40mins trail, there is a plateau covered with lush greenery. You can also spot Lohagad, Tikona, and Tung Forts, and the expressway.


Note: The above pickup and drop services are available only if you select the variant with transportation.

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About the Activity:
Enough of going to Lonavala to visit Tiger Point and Bushy Dam. See a very different and offbeat side to this hill-station. Join in for an easy hike to Korigad Fort!
Captured by Chatrapati Shivaji in 1657, this fort went to the British after a prolonged seige in 1818. Several ruins of old structures within the fort still exist, and it's walls are still completely intact.
Start the walk through a jungle and trek up to the fort with a view of Amby Valley below. Atop you will get to see two lakes on the fort, Goddess Korai Devi temple,  Several smaller temples dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva,  six cannons - the largest of which is called the Laxmi Toph and view of Amby Valley

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Location: Lonavala, Maharashtra

Start time: 
9.00 am

About the Tung Fort Trek:

Experience great adventure and thrills as you head out for the amazing Tung Fort Trek in Lonavala that would cater great peace and satisfaction of exploring nature to both nature as well as adventure lovers. Get stunned at the wonderful lush greenery and misty ambience that occupies the whole of this famous hill station.

Catch the glimpses of waterfalls, lush green hills, and dense forests and make the best out of this Tung Fort Trek. Explore the fort which is known as Kathingad fort and roam around endlessly in this historical location. Reach the edge of the mountain which is the most difficult part of the trekking activity.

The Tung Fort Trek is inclusive of scrumptious breakfast and lunch that would enhance your energy for the activity. Also, the trekking activity is inclusive of guide charges and the support of a comfortable instructor who would help you out throughout the session.

Suitable for: All age groups, friends, families and corporate outings.

How to reach:
The Tung fort is located near Lonavala and you can easily reach here by any private transport.

Note:
Maximum occupancy: 50 persons
Minimum occupancy: 4 persons
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Timing- 9:00 PM to 8:00 AM

Location- Katraj, Maharashtra

Starting Point- Pune


Pickup point :


  • Kinara Hotel, near Katraj PMT bus stop, Pune


About the Katraj to Sinhagad Night Trek:

The Katraj to Sinhagad night trek, assisted by the professional guide begins from the Katraj Tunnel Top (Old) from where you would proceed towards a chain of mountains and trek for a distance of 16 km to Sinhagad, which is famous for many prominent battles. The Katraj to Sinhagad night trek experience lets you witness the picturesque beauty of the mountains with enjoying the soothing breeze of the full moon night. The package also includes breakfast and tea that you can savor to fulfill your appetite. 

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Location: Pune, Maharashtra


Activity Timings:  6:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Departure/Return Point: Deccan for Pune And Dadar railway Station for Mumbai.


About the Rajgad Fort Trek:


Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and escape into the unbounded serenity of Pune and experience some offbeat adventure, this one exciting trek is devised to take you to the Rajgad fort, with an altitude of 4182 feet and let you enjoy delightful hiking session. This is located at a distance of 40 km away from Pune, the beauty of this fort offers a breathtaking view with an amazing trekking experience.


Start your trek from the base village Gunjavne and you would move ahead traversing through the trails of rough terrains and lush greenery. Get assistance from an experienced guide who will assist you on this trek and will let you know about the history of Pune. Savor Pithala Bhakeri, which is a famous dish from the local cuisine. Apart from this, you will be served a delicious lunch and breakfast. Also, you would enjoy a comfortable pick-up and drop-off facility to and from Mumbai and Pune.


Note: Children below 6 years and pregnant women are not advised to join the tour.

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Activity location: Satara Village (Vasota Trek)

Activity timings: 08:00 PM (Day 1) - 11:30 PM (Day 2)

Activity duration: 28-32 hours


Start Point/End Point: Pune (Maharastra)

Transfers included: Pune To Pune Only

Pick-up Points:

Starbucks FC Road

Wakad


Vasota Fort Jungle Trek Height: 4,267 ft.

Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Trek Distance: 6 Kms (one way)

Batch Size: 4-15 pax


About Vasota Trek Maharashtra:

The Vasota Trek lets you traverse through a path, surrounded by thick forests and a river which makes the destination an ideal one for trekkers to delve into its beauty. Grab the chance of going for an adventurous expedition and explore the Vasota Fort which is regarded as one of the famous forts for trekking in the Sahyadri. Catch glimpses of the great wilderness and beauty as you head towards the accomplishment of the Vasota Trek.

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 Location: Pune, Maharashtra 

Activity Timings:
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

About the Torna Fort Trek:

The Torna Fort Trek is designed to cater to great adventure and thrills to the participants who wish to explore the beauty and off-beat aspect of Pune. Embark on a fun-filled trekking session and gather the views of bountiful nature in Pune.

The 
Torna Fort Trek involves a moderately-challenging trek which is a favourite among adventurers. You trespass through the lush green trails that lead you to the historic Torna Fort where you would spend the night in a temple. Hike for 1,403 metres and catch the glimpses of the Budhla Maachi and Zunjar Maachi cliffs around the fort, making you trekking more worth of the penny.

During the 
Torna Fort Trek, you would be feeding on delicious breakfast and lunch along with tea and snacks. You would be provided with a supportive guide and all safety measures to ensure a hassle-free trekking session.

Suitable for:
All age groups, friends and family.

How to reach:
You shall be notified about the meeting place by our travel partner on successful booking. You can reach the spot with the help of private and public transportation.

Note:
Pregnant women and children below 5 years are not advised to join the tour.
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Activity location: Ahmednagar


Start Point: Kasara base village

Harishchandragad Trek Distance: 2-3 Km.

Harishchandragad Trek Height: 4,650 ft.

Trek Departure:

Kasara base Village

Pick-up points:

Kasara Station


About Harishchandragad Trek :

Indulge in a refreshing and exciting experience of enjoying a trek in one of the most famous trek trails to Harishchandragad in Malshej Ghat. The Harishchandragad trek offers breathtaking misty scenic vistas of the Western ghats. Camping amidst the serenity of lush greenery after an enthralling trek is an adrenaline-rushing experience. Consisting of breathtaking views this nature trail is an experience full of delight and adventure.

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22 July 2019
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Place: The scenery there is really breathtaking. All the hills and the lake view is amazing. The place makes you stay there for life long. If you really want a peaceful, beautiful and close to nature place then this place should be on your bucket list. Hospitality: The host Rahul Slave was really humble and a cheerful person to talk. They will try to give their best by providing all kind of basic needs and anything you could ask for at such a remote place. Food: The starters are really amazing. I enjoyed the food as a non-vegetarian. I was really impressed with the tea and poha breakfast. I recommend you to try the breakfast. Activities: They have multiple activities including DJ, Bone Fire, Cricket, Archery, Boating, Badminton, Karaoke etc.
06 May 2015
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We had a great time at the Bhimashankar Trek. The trekking was quite good and interesting. It was awesome. We had a really lovely time here. It was so worth every penny spent. The trek trails, the surroundings, the backdrop were all just WOW! It was completely worth every penny spent. I personally want to visit here again. The trek was well organized too; thus enhancing the whole trek experience. Thinking back there are no negative experiences at all. It was perfectly a great and a nice experience. The rates were also not that costly and it was definitely worth the time and money we spent on this vacation. I am so recommending this to everyone out there.
"it was an excellent trip.well organised. food was excellent"
"For a long time I was planning to go for a trek but could not find the time. this independence day I just booked a trek to andharban trough this app. the place is wonderful I would say this is the best trek if you are a beginner. Going through dense forest through Giant waterfall and breathtaking scenery. This place Will defenately make you hungry for more of such beautiful exploration. Believe me it is lot better to go out and do something rather than just sleeping in weekends. Go Green."
10 August 2015
Excellent
We had a good trekking experience here in Lonavala. Pune and Lonavala are places that can be viewed in a couple of days. While we planned for a long vacation here, we chose to have a beautiful planned itinerary which involved this trek, and we are super glad that we took it. Regarding the trek, it was a great experience.
I booked the Ashtavinayak trip from Pune and we visited all the eight temples of Lord Ganesh and the temples were renovated very well and there is also a lake Shree Vighnahar Ganpati Temple where boating is available.
17 February 2020
Excellent
It was our first experience there on trekking. Thrillophilia package includes guide so we have a good guide there and he helped us well during this entire trek. The food they gave is quite nice and delicious. Bhimashankar was my personal favourite place in this trek. Our group was of 12 people but we all enjoyed it nicely. Good place and Highly recommended.
21 February 2020
Excellent
Very beautiful place with lots of scenery, the relaxing and calming sunrise was mesmerizing and we loved it. Our guide was a funny and amazing person, he was also taking care of the group and briefed us well about the way and do’s. we had a group photo at the top and the trek was very memorable, will look to do these types of treks again. Thanks
26 February 2020
Excellent
Nice place with a well-mannered guide, I booked it from Thrillophilia for me and my sister, the trek went super fantastic and we had a good company there with us. The only problem was waking us early but as u reach the Bhimashankar, you will feel alive. Must try.
13 March 2020
Excellent
The guide was nice and the food was also up to the mark. The trek was amazing and you must carry your torch with you as the place needs your full attention. Thanks to Thrillophilia and the guide because without them it wouldn’t be possible.

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  1. Which are the best easy treks near Pune in winter?

    1. Rajmachi Fort Trek: Located at a height of about 2,710 feet above sea level, the Rajmachi Fort Trek is one of the most popular trekking trails near Pune. With its easy climb, this trail can be attempted by both beginners as well as experts. The 16 kilometer long climb offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Konkan plains, along with a trail through Buddhist caves, temples and erstwhile fort ruins.

    2. Lohagad Fort Trek: The Lohagad Fort trek is one of the most picturesque winter treks near Pune. The Fort itself is located at a height of about 1,033 feet above sea level, and commands a picturesque view of the lush, green surroundings. The climb is easily accessible and well demarcated, and the trek is one of the easiest winter treks near Pune for beginners.

    3. Rajgad Fort Trek: A short and quick trek, the Rajgad Fort trek offers the best of all things- steep terrains, great heights, fantastic viewpoints and a smattering of old caves and temple ruins. The Rajgad Fort itself is situated at a height of about 4,000 feet above sea level, and is spread over four separate buildings.

    4. Sinhagad Trek: A much loved destination for trekking near Pune in winter, Sinhagad is a popular fort dating back to the era of Chhatrapati Shivaji. This trek is best suited for the winter as well as the monsoon months. The climb to the Fort is fairly easy, and has a drive-along option as well.

    5. Kothaligad Trek: Also known as the fort of Peths, Kothaligad is a popular trekking spot near Pune. The Fort itself is an architectural marvel, and contains wonderful relics and cave paintings dating back to the 18th century. The climb to the Kothaligad Fort is a fairly easy one, making it a popular destination for trekking near Pune in winter.
  2. Which are the best moderate treks near Pune in winter?

    1. Kalavantin Winter Trek: Kalavantin Trek is a two-part climb. The trek begins with a climb to the Prabal plateau, which is a fairly easy and scenic trek in itself. Following a short rest on the plateau, the trail proceeds to climb along the Kalavantin Pinnacle, which is an almost 2,000 feet tall rock spire, narrow steps leading up to the top.

    2. Visapur Fort Trek: Located at an elevation of over 3,000 feet above sea level, the Visapur Fort is a twin fort to Lohagad. The climb to Visapur begins from Lohagad, and is the former is steeper than the latter.

    3. Garbut Point Trek: The Garbett Point trek is an ideal destination for adventure enthusiasts interested in trekking near Pune in winter. A secluded vantage point with views of a beautiful, open valley on one side and dense jungles on the other side, this trek is one of the most fun winter treks near Pune.

    4. Vasota Trek: The Vasota trek near Pune is one of the most exciting winter treks available here. Rising tall among the dense green forests of the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, the Vasota ranges mesmerizes with its beauty, and offers one of the most adventurous trekking experiences.
  3. What is the best time to go treks near Pune?

    The best time to go for treks near Pune is either during the winter months, between November to January, or during the monsoon months, between July to October. During this time, the weather remains pleasant and provides the ideal conditions required to participate in the treks.
  4. How difficult is Rajmachi trek?

    The Rajmachi trek is one of the easiest treks available near Pune. It can be attempted by absolute beginners. The trek begins from Udhewadi. There are two routes to reach Rajmachi fort from here, one through Tungarli and the other through Karjat. Both routes to Rajmachi provide a scenic trail, with sights of waterfalls, fort ruins and temples in store.
  5. Which are the best easy monsoon treks to do near Pune in winter?

    1. Purandar Fort Trek: Situated at a height of about 1,390 meters above sea level, the magnificent fort is best explored during the rains. The trail to the fort is fairly easy, and commands spectacular views of the surrounding valleys.

    2. Tikona Fort Trek: An enchanting hill fort located in the Kaval region of Maharashtra, the Tikona Fort boasts of an immense architectural beauty. The easy trail to the Tikona Fort makes the trek one of the easiest ones near Pune.

    3. Korigad Fort Trek: Set at an altitude of about 3,050 feet above sea level Korigad is a famous hill fort in Lonavala. The trekking trail takes you through jungles, across two ponds and caves. The climb is scenic and beautiful, and can be attempted by experts as well as beginners.

    4. Mahuli Fort Trek: The Mahuli Fort trek is one of the most secluded trekking destinations in Pune. The fort is located on a solitary hill in the western side of the Sahyadri ranges. The trekking trail is popular for the majestic lake situated in the heart of the hills, much loved by trekkers for its serene and tranquil surroundings.
  6. Is it safe for a solo female to trek in Pune?

    Yes, it is safe for a woman to trek solo in Pune. The treks are generally conducted in big groups, and the locals in these regions are known for their friendliness and hospitality.