Trek destinations in Maharashtra
Trek destinations in Maharashtra
If you want to go on an adventure trek outside the city or spend some time quietly in the company of nature, we will tell you about such a tourist destination. Due to its proximity to Pune-Mumbai, on weekends, tourists do not stay away from the daily hustle and bustle without turning to Lonavala. Lonavla, Khandala and the surrounding area is fragrant. The area is rich in scenic nature, forts, natural ponds, lakes and various plants.
Kaivalyadham is a yoga ashram two kilometers from here. Apart from yogic treatment, research and yoga training are also given here. The Karle and Bhaje Buddhist caves are just five to ten kilometers away from Malavali near Lonavala. Khandala is just five kilometers from here. Lohgad, Tikona and Visapur forts, which are located at a distance of 5 km from Lonavla, are special attractions for historians and mountaineers.
Abundant forests, lush green landscapes, forested hills and valleys, cascading waterfalls in the rainy season are all very pleasing to the mind. That is why this place is always crowded with tourists. On a rainy day, it is a lot of fun to catch the rain showers and get lost in the damp misty atmosphere of the clouds.
Khandala is the place that connects Konkan with Western Maharashtra. Young tourists from Mumbai, Pune and other nearby cities come here for trekking and enjoy picnics. Duke’s Nose is a nearby mountain peak. From this place, tourists can see the breathtaking natural beauty of Khandala and Bor Ghat. There is a lot of tourism here like Tiger Leap (Waghdari), Amritanjan Point, Carla.
Matheran can be reached by either train or bus. If you want to go by train, you have to get off at Neral station on the Mumbai-Pune railway line and go to Matheran by a small meter gauge train. The journey is very pleasant. It was amazing to see the scenery outside from this train taking a detour in the ghats.
It must have been called Pachgani because it was developed on a group of five hills. Just as Lonavla-Khandala are close to each other, so is Mahabaleshwar-Pachgani. Although Mahabaleshwar is mainly responsible for the development of Pachgani, Pachgani itself has such a feature. Excellent weather and rich nature are the features of Pachgani. Deep valleys, waterfalls, Kamalgad Fort, Table Land, Kids Park, Pachgani Caves are some of the places worth visiting.
Situated on the Sahyadri plateau, this place has a good dense forest. The Mahabaleshwar Temple at Mahabaleshwar, the adjoining Jawali Valley and Pratapgad all have historical references to the name and deeds of Lord Shiva. Mahabaleshwar receives a lot of rainfall and the points of this place like the evergreen natural beauty, Khandala-Lonavla or Matheran are very attractive. Wilson Point, Arthur Seat Point, Lauding Point were some of the famous hills. Strawberries, raspberries, red roots are famous here. Mahabaleshwar honey is very tasty and famous. Gulkand is also found in large quantities here.
Chikhaldara is a cool place in the Satpuda range in Amravati district and is always a tourist attraction. Chikhaldara has an interesting history. To know the history we have to go across the Mahabharata. It is said that five Pandavas spent some time in the mud while in exile. Bhima had killed the local king Kichak and thrown him into a valley. That valley is Kichkadari. However, over time, Kichkanari was transformed into mud and mud into mud. Chhikhaldara is the only cool place in Vidarbha. Vidarbha has the most wool. Tourists come here to experience the coolness of nature. Thousands of feet deep valleys at Chikhaldara make these tourists hold their breath for a while. At the top of the valley is a cistern. Bhima had bathed in this pool, hence the name Bhimkund. It is called.
Chikhaldara is one of the seven mountain ranges of Satpuda in the Melghat range. The Melghat area has been declared as a ‘Tiger Project’. Therefore, Waghoba can be seen in the mud ghats. Peacocks, rhinoceroses, bears and deer communicate freely.