The weather! No seriously, the weather! Isn’t it just the most beautiful thing at this time of year? Oh, wait. You don’t agree? It’s mucky, makes you sweaty, it’s horrible to travel in, especially to go to work, and the number of shoes you’ve ruined is heartbreaking? But what if we could take all that misery related to this weather, and make it disappear for a bit? Replace the water-logged roads with open spaces surrounded by greenery? Would you change your mind then? We genuinely think so.
To help you out with this, we’ve come up with some suggestions for you to plan a trek around Mumbai with friends this weekend, so that you can really soak in the joys the monsoons bring, with vibrant greens, misty showers, fresh air, and a small stall selling hot tea and hotter pakodas. So get out your whatsapp groups, and get planning!
Located between Virar and Vasai, this dense forest area is great for people who wish to take long walks amidst lush greenery.
Though the final section of the drive from Lonavla isn’t that great, this is a great location to head to, especially for beginner level trekkers. And the views accorded from the Fort are certainly worth the trip too!
Located near Bhandardara and Igatpuri, the Sandhan Valley experience and views are sure to leave you never wanting to head back to the city!
One of the most popular locations for trekkars, this one is great for beginners too.
Another great fort near Mumbai, this one has lovely foggy scenes to appease that inner need for perfect scenery.
Another spot near Lonavla, this little hill is a great getaway.
Another lovely fort near Mumbai, this one is quite popular for night trekking.
It’s obvious that we’ve hardly come close to covering all the trekking spots that come within driving distance from Mumbai, we sincerely hope that we’ve whet your appetite enough to plan a trip, get out there, and really enjoy what the monsoons are really all about – being one with nature!