Travellers from Mumbai may board the fast train to Karjat departing CSMT railway station by 06:10 hrs. Travellers from Pune may board the Sinhgad Express departing Pune railway station by 06:05 hrs.
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The trek to Sondai Fort is perfect for those looking for a quick getaway into the heart of nature. This trek lets you explore the breathtaking greenery of the Western Ghats during monsoons and the ancient ruins of the hill fort. You'll walk through the lush green landscape to reach the top, which is often covered in fog and mist. The trail consists of carved stairs and iron ladders, along with some rocky patches, making it an exciting trek which is suitable for both beginners as well as experienced trekkers.
The Sondai Fort is located at a 30-mins drive from Karjat, and is part of the Western Ghats. The fort provides excellent views of the surrounding hills, and if the clouds clear up, you might even catch a glimpse of Gavari Hill, Prabalgad, Irshalgad, and Songiri. The fort was once a massive watchtower, but has now become a little-known trekking destination close to Mumbai.
Explore the ancient ruins of the Sondai Fort. | Trek through the lush greenery of the Western Ghats during monsoons to reach the hill fort. | Enjoy magnificent views from the fort, and catch a glimpse of Prabalgad, Irshalgad, and Songiri. | Spend a day in the heart of nature.
You'll report to the Karjat railway station at 08:00 hrs, and meet your trek leader and fellow trekkers. You'll then board a local transport to reach the base village and start your trek to the Sondai Fort. You'll reach the top by noon where you'll have lunch and explore the ancient ruins of the fort. You'll then return to the base village and move to Karjat railway station. You can then board your train back to Mumbai/Pune. Your trip ends here.
Your trip ends before nightfall.
Report at Karjat railway station by 08:00 hrs. Today's meal package includes breakfast and evening snacks, both of which will be served at the base village before and after your trek, respectively. Since no lunch is provided, remember to carry your own packed lunch. You'll be dropped back to Karjat railway station by 19:00 hrs.
Breakfast | Evening snacks
For cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the Sondai Fort trek: 75% refund.
For cancellations made 15-30 days prior to the Sondai Fort trek: 50% refund.
For cancellations made 10-15 days prior to the Sondai Fort trek: 30% refund.
For cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the Sondai Fort trek: No refund.
In case of no show: No refund.
All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.
Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Sondai Fort.
Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.
Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.