Trekking near Lonavala offers city-dwellers in Mumbai, Pune and surrounding cities a quick and easy getaway from the hustle and bustle of urban life. It only takes a short drive to enter the rolling green Sahyadris, a hotspot for nature-lovers, bird-watchers, and trekkers. The Lonavala trekking region is abundant with forts, hills, rock-climbing areas, rough terrain to challenge experienced trekkers and gentle slopes for beginners. Read our blog post about the Western Ghats.
Thanks to the hilly terrain dotted with rocks and boulders, there are some fairly tough treks near Lonavala. Almost all treks increase in difficulty during the monsoon when strong winds and slippery trails slow down your progress.
Trekking near Lonavala is a good option for beginners as it is not too far from the cities of Mumbai and Pune, so anyone can do a day trip. If you are a first-timer, choose one of the shorter treks like Korigad or Tikona so that you can take your own time and enjoy the views.
The monsoon is the best time for Lonavala trekking. It is during this season that the entire Lonavala trekking region is showered by rain, and waterfalls and pools abound. All the highest points of the hills have streams and rivulets gushing down, and you’ll be drenched by the time you get back. The views are spectacular, with clouds rolling in as you trek, and sudden showers to cool you off.
In the winters, Lonavala gets very cold in the evening, thanks to the hills around. The morning mist hovers in the air till late morning, making it a perfect time for camping.