Mahuli Fort is a protected monument. It is situated around 90 km from Mumbai. It is a good getaway for people in Mumbai/Thane or nearby places and a paradise for rock climbers. This trip was taken by a group of friends and is suitable for anyone who is passionate about trekking and rock climbing.
HOW TO REACH
- Local train from CST
- Buses/Taxis/Self-drive from Mumbai or Pune
INR 700-800 per person per day.
WHAT AND WHEN TO DO
- Take a local train from CST to Asangaon
- Get an auto till the Mahuli village
- Have breakfast in the village, snacks carried by you/ arrange it with the help of locals – if you haven’t had
- Reach at the starting point and start the ascend
- Enjoy the views on the way and on the top
- Xplore the ruins of the fort, surrounding points near the hill top, and have lunch
- Start the descend and reach back
THINGS TO SEE ON THIS TREK
- Open Shivling
- Three caves on the trek
- ‘Kalyan Darwaja’ – a historical stone arch
- From chota Mahuli while walking for 10 mins u reach a wall called “Namazgir” – A wall believed to be a place of worship for the Muslims (10 mins walk from Chota Mahuli.
- Old ruins of house and stables on the trek
- A beautiful view to Tansa lake.
ABOUT THE TREK AND HELPFUL TIPS
- The Mahuli Fort Trek is a moderate to difficult level trek. There are many thin and steep spots that one has to cross in the trek. This is a combination of 2-3 hills. During monsoons, the trek can be slippery, but it also has the best views during that time.
- The best time to visit is between June to December. You can Xperience views of dense vegetation and the waterfall is also not dried up.
- Food can be arranged at the base village. Carry enough water for the trek as you might not get it on the top.
- You should return before it gets dark. A leopard sanctuary is around this place and leopards have been spotted near this area several times.
SOME PICTURES FROM THE TRIP
This Itinerary was contributed by a Community Member!
Another place near Mumbai that is perfect for a weekend getaway is camping at the Pawna Lake.
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