11 One Day trekking Spots Near Pune
Come monsoons and our hearts automatically wander to the lush green hills, the foggy weather, the petrichor are all so alluring that you just want to run away to the hills and never come back. Alas! The measly tasks of everyday life do not allow you to do so. Fret not! as we give you a list of splendid one day trekking spots near Pune. Enjoy your quick one-day vacation. After all, travel does the heart good.
- Sinhagad Fort Trekking
- Torna Fort
- Lohagad Trek
- Visapur Trek
- Raireshwar Trek
- Shivneri Trek
- Korigad Trek
- Rajmachi Trek
- Torna Trek
- Harishchandragadh Trek
- Prabalgad Fort Trek
1. Sinhagad Fort Trekking
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Distance from Pune is 50 Kms. Sinhagad Fort is probably most popular for one day trekking near Pune. Located at an altitude of 1,312 meters, it makes for a picturesque trek throughout the year, especially during the monsoons. It is a relatively easy trek and takes only about 2 hours to reach the top. If you are not really looking to you can also drive up. ‘Kade Lot’ & 'Hawa Point' are the two most famous points on the fort.
Don’t forget to enjoy a plate of garam bhajjis, matka dahi and jhunka bhakar on your way.
2. Torna Fort
The distance from Pune to the starting point, which is Velhe is 60 Kms. Located at an altitude of 1,403 meters, Torna is the tallest fort near Pune. It is also known as Prachandagad owing to its huge expanse. The fort has witnessed a lot of important historical tales. It was considered to be one of the most powerful fortress. The uphill climb is extremely scenic owing to the bed of wildflowers and lush greenery during the monsoons. However, trek to this fort can be carried out any time during the year. It takes 3 and a half hours to climb to the top from the base. The difficulty level is medium. The Budhla Machi & Zunjar Machi are the most popular points.
3. Lohagad Trek
Distance from Pune to the starting point, Malwali Railway Station / Lohagadwadi Village is 70 Kms. If you are trekking for the first time or looking for easy trekking places near Pune, this is the one for you. It is one of the very few forts that are accessible by train. Monsoon is the perfect time to enjoy the true natural beauty of this wonderful trek. It is located at an altitude of 1033 meters and takes 2 and half hours to reach from the bottom to the top.
4. Visapur Trek
Visapur is in very close proximity of the Lohagad Fort, its twin fort. Located at an altitude of 1084 meters, it is slightly higher than its twin. Bhaje Caves and alluring water holes are highlights of this mesmerizing trek. You can reach up to the top in one and a half hour. Like its twin, it is best trekked in the monsoons and considered to be 15 Best Monsoon Treks in India. Watch out for bisons and boars though.
5. Raireshwar Trek
This place commands a lot of historical importance as it is here the Great Maratha Warrior Shivaji Maharaj took an oath of Swaraj. This easy trekking destination is best for monsoons and winter and take just 2 hours to reach the top. However, it is advised that you carry sufficient food & water as there are not many eating options nearby. This is an ideal one-day trek just at a distance of 80 kms from Pune.
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6. Shivneri Trek
Ideal for a quick hiking break, Tikona fort is located near Junnar village at an altitude of 688 meters, 100 Kms from Pune. The time required to trek from the base to the top is 1 hour. The difficulty level of this trek is moderate as the routes are mind bogglingly confusing. Lenyadri Ganesh Temple is a sightseeing option near the trek. The fort looks best during monsoons and is one of the best one day treks near Pune.
7. Korigad Trek
One of the most beautiful and less explored forts around Pune is an ideal trekking option for beginners. It is located at an altitude of 929 meters and the length of the trek is 1 hour. Located just 80 Kms from Pune, it is an easy 1-day trekking destination. Attractions at this fort include 2 large ponds, caves, temples, cave carvings and cannons. However, it is best to avoid this fort during the monsoons.
8. Rajmachi Trek
Rajmachi is an excellent choice for monsoon treks due to the breath-taking views of the verdant valleys. It is located at an altitude of 929 meters It is one of the most amazing one day treks near Pune. The 2 fortified structures Shrivardhan Fort and Manaranjan fort allure trekkers to this wonderful place every monsoon. It is one of the best trekking places near Mumbai & Pune. The distance from Mumbai is 95 Kms and distance from Pune is 80 Kms. It is a relatively easy trek.
9. Torna Trek
Torna is one of the moderate difficulty level trek spots near Pune, especially with the steep routes in certain areas. After the initial climb, you reach a plateau and then a rocky patch that leads you to the Torna Fort via the Bini Darwaja. The altitude of Torna is 1403 meters. The distance from Pune is just 50 kms and takes a maximum of 2 hours to climb. This makes it an ideal one day trek throughout the year.
10. Harishchandragadh Trek
Located 118 Kms from Pune and at an altitude of 1,294 meters. This is one of the most difficult treks in Maharashtra. Seasoned trekkers can choose from five different routes. However, it being a long trek, camping on top is a must. There are several camping spot with freshwater streams. The Kokankada is a brilliant spot where you can watch the sun go down. Udoubtedly, one of the best monsoon treks near Pune.
11. Prabalgad Fort Trek
Located between Matheran and Panvel at an altitude of 701 meters, It is also known as the Pradhangad or Muranjan or the Kalavantin Durg. This fort was built during the Bahmani Sultanate. Prabalgad is an easy trek and located just 120 Kms from Pune. However, Prabalgad is notorious for not having a good source of water so be sure to carry extra water with you. The Dodhani Lake & Chanderi Fort are some sights nearby worth checking.
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