Kanheri Hills
Add: Borivali, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Nestled in the deep forests of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Kanheri caves are a popular picnic spot. Housed in Kanheri hills, you can trek from the caves all the way upto the peak of the hill, Jambhulmal, a point termed as 'the highest point' for a panaromic view of the city."
Takmak Fort
Add: Vasai-Virar, Thane, Maharashtra, India
"At a height of more than 2,000 feet, the upward climb to the fort takes about three hours. Since it is situated near the meeting points of river Vaitarna and Tansa, a breathtaking view of the rivers and deep valleys awaits you at the peak."
Mahuli Fort
Add: Asangaon, Thane, Maharashtra, India
"The highest point in Thane district at 2,815 feet, Mahuli fort is a popular trekking destination, especially for rock-climbers. During the three-hour trek, you will get to see an open Shiva temple, three caves and a stone arch, historically known as 'Kalyan Darwaja'. The forest surrounding this hill fort has been declared as a sanctuary."
Add: Karjat, Thane, Maharashtra, India
"At a height of 2,700 feet, the trek to Bahiri caves, located within the Dhak fort, is considered to be one of the most difficult treks in Maharashtra due to its steep and rocky terrain. Hardcore mountaineering enthusiasts can even rappel down the Kalakrai pinnacle, a cliff adjacent to the caves."
Karnala Fort
Add: Panvel, Raigad, Maharashtra, India
"A perfect one-day getaway for trekkers, Karnala fort is a protected site within the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. This hill fort in Raigad district, about 10 kms from Panvel city, was once used as a watchtower. And the view from the top — the nearby Prabalgad and Rajmachi forts."
Kalavantin Durg
Add: Panvel, Raigad, Maharashtra, India
"Known to be one of the best trekking spots in the Sahyadri mountain range, Kalavantin Durg is a fortress at a height of 2,330 feet, off the old Mumbai-Pune road. Considered as moderate to difficult level trek, you can enjoy the view of the nearby Prabalgad fort as well as see the city of Mumbai if the weather is clear."