The rich heritage and abundant natural beauty of the Western Ghats makes Maharashtra one of the best states, apart from the Himalayas, for winter trekking in India. While the weather across Maharashtra can be mercilessly dry and hot during the rest of the year, in the winter, the forests are cool and green, and the early morning and late evenings get quite cold. Night trekking is a popular option for winter treks in Maharashtra.
As temperatures drop across the state, people begin to look for treks near Mumbai and Pune. The weather is pleasant almost all day round, and treks and camping are great fun. The evenings and nights get chilly, with temperatures dropping to single digits. It’s the perfect time to light campfires and enjoy BBQs and singsong sessions. The mornings are misty and cool too. In the morning, especially around lakes or ponds, the mist hangs low in the air. It is a lovely time to head out for a trek or camping in Maharashtra.
The most important thing for any Maharashtra trek is to have the right shoes and bag. You should also carry enough drinking water and some energy-boosting snacks. Your operator will send you a list to tell you what to bring. Make sure you take a warm hat and jacket if you’re going to be out at night.
The temperature begins to drop by November or December in Maharashtra. You can enjoy a winter trek during the coldest days of winter, in January and February. But even as the winter approaches or departs, it cools down between 21:00 hrs to 07:00 hrs, making it great for night treks.