Trekking Tours

Trekking in the Sahyādris

SahyadriThe Western Ghats or the Sahyādri constitute a mountain range along the western side of India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is among the world’s richest areas ecologically and in biodiversity. The range runs north to south along the western edge of the deccan Plateau, and separates the plateau from a narrow coastal plain along the Arabian Sea.

The range starts near the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra, south of the Tapti River, and runs approximately 1,600 km (990 mi) through the states of Maharshtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and ends at Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India.  The average elevation is around 3900 ft (1,200 m)

India Adventure Curry offers several treks, with varying difficulty levels for the beginner or the enthusiast and for families who just want to get close to nature and enjoy a day in the hills!  While these are all day treks, we also arrange for an overnight camping experience at many of these sites.

Please write to us or call us for more information on any of the treks below:

Fort Karnala: Also called Funnel Hill, is a hill fort in Raigad district at a distance of 125 km (78 mi) from Pune.  This fort is situated within the Karnala Bird Sanctuary, which is a protected wildlife park on the Konkan coast of Maharashtra. Climbing Karnala can be a great experience for trekkers.

Best months: October to April

Difficulty level: EASY; ideal for families or first time trekking enthusiasts

Fort-KavlyaFort Kavlya: Warandha Ghat is one of the most scenic spots to visit during the monsoons.  Lush green landscapes and waterfalls surrounding the ghat area make it a spectacular destination for a day-trek. The distance from Pune is approximately 85 km (52 mi) from Pune.

Best months: October to April

Difficulty level: EASY; ideal for families or first time trekking enthusiasts

Fort---KenjalgadFort Kenjalgad: At 4273 ft (1302 m) above sea level, this is one of the tallest forts in Satara district. It isa flat-topped hill of an irregular oval shape. The fort is a black scarp rising vertically from the main ridge. The only entrance to the fort is on the north side, up a set of a hundred steps running parallel to the line of the scarp till within four or seven feet of the top, when they turn at right angles to it and cut straight into a passage leading on to the top. The steps are peculiarly imposing and differ from any others in the district.The distance from Pune is approximately 90 km (55 mi) from Pune.

Best months: October to April

Difficulty level:  MODERATE; ideal for trekking enthusiasts and seasoned trekkers

Fort Korigad: Located about 95 km (59 mi) from Pune, this fort is about 3045 ft (929 m) above sea level. Its date of construction is not known but likely predates 1500.  The closest village is Peth Shahpur. This fort was incorporated into his kingdom by Shivaji along with the forts of Lohagad, Visapur, Tung and Tikona in 1657.

Best months: October to April

Difficulty level: EASY; ideal for families or first time trekking enthusiasts

Fort Ratangad: Ratangad is a fort in Ratan Wadi, Maharashtra, India, overlooking the locale of Bhandardara, one of the oldest artificial catchment areas. The fort is about 2000 years old and is about 190 km (118mi) from Pune. Ratangad has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called Nedhe or Eye of the Needle.

Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle and was one of his favorites. 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 Bhandardhara dam (arthar dam) is built on this river.

Best months: October to April

Difficulty level:  DIFFICULT; ideal for seasoned trekkers.

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