Trek to Asava (Asawa) fort – guarding Palghar and Dahanu

Asava fort (आसावा गड़) is located in Palghar on a hill about 1070 feet high. Palghar has eight forts divided into two groups – five sea forts that are along the coast to the west, and three hill forts on the sub-range of the Sahyadris to its east. Asava fort is located at the north tip of this sub-range, with Tandulwadi fort at the southern tip and Kaldurg fort … Continue reading Trek to Asava (Asawa) fort – guarding Palghar and Dahanu

Trek to Gumtara Fort – a forgotten historical site

Gumtara is a lesser known fort located in the Tungareshwar sanctuary, 13 km north east from Kamandurg Fort and 24 km south east from Takmak Fort. It is a beautiful trek with a path climbing through the jungle. To my pleasant surprise, the entire jungle was full of Karvi flowers! read more  >> Continue reading Trek to Gumtara Fort – a forgotten historical site

Trek to Sudhagad – the abode of Bhoraidevi

Sudhagad is a fort located near Pali, about away from Khopoli. Getting there from Mumbai or Pune is quite easy, and so it is a popular trekking destination. Sudhagad was originally referred to as Bhorapgad, after the Goddess Bhoraidevi who was the family deity of the Pant Sachivas family who ruled over the Bhor district in which the fort lies. However the origin of this … Continue reading Trek to Sudhagad – the abode of Bhoraidevi

Trek to Tandulwadi Fort

Tandulwadi fort is located near Saphale, north of Mumbai at a distance of about 50 km from the bridge over Ulhas River at Ghodbunder. The fort can be reached by road via NH8, with a turn off towards Saphale. At a height of 1524 feet, it provides some beautiful views of the surrounding towns of Saphale, the Zanzorli lake and the confluence of the Surya … Continue reading Trek to Tandulwadi Fort

Cycling to Pelhar Lake and Dam – an idyllic weekend ride!

Pelhar Lake is located just off the National Highway 8 towards the east at Vasai. Surrounded by gentle hills of the Tungareshwar National Park, the lake is an ideal picnic spot, and is frequented by residents of the towns located nearby such as Nalasopara and Vasai. read more >> Continue reading Cycling to Pelhar Lake and Dam – an idyllic weekend ride!

Cycling to Kondhane (Kondane) Caves

Kondhane caves is located about 15 kms further south from Karjat, a popular holiday destination just 50 kms south from Sion along the Mumbai Pune National Highway 4. The caves are in the Sahyadri hills, and overlook the Ulhas river very close to its origin, in a valley north of the Rajmachi hills formed by mountain streams draining the northern slope of those hills. read … Continue reading Cycling to Kondhane (Kondane) Caves

Kamandurg – an ancient fort near Vasai

Tungareshwar is a well known temple and a weekend getaway near Vasai that is also a nice and easy trek. But there is another little known trekking destination – an ancient fort called Kamandurg. An ideal destination for a cycling cum trekking expedition that provides some nice off-road…

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Goecha La Trek – experiencing Sikkim at its best

There is no better way to experience Sikkim than to do one of the high altitude treks in it’s mountains. The most well known trekking route in Sikkim is the Khangzenchenzonga (Kanchenjunga) Trekking Trail that leads from Yuksom to the Goecha La pass. Starting at the highest motorable road…

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