Bored With Day Treks? Try Night Trekking Near Pune

Night Trekking in Pune

Doing something different is always an interesting option and this applies to trekking as well. So why go for a day trek? Instead we recommend a night trek for those looking for something different.
Here is a word of caution – Night trekking is only recommended for experienced trekkers who have done at least 7 treks before. Don’t forget your headlamp!!

1. Ghangad Night Trek

Ghangad is a lovely fort located at the centre of the Tamhini Ghat. It is a relatively modest trek but still it provides the best thrills and some breathtaking views from the summit point of the fort.

Ghangad Night Trek

2. Kenjalgad Night Trek

Kenjalgad is a wonderful fort situated to the south of Pune near Bhor. During its glorious days it was also called as Ghera Khelanja and Mohangad.

Kenjalgad Night Trek

3. Mighty Harishchandragad

Harishchandragad is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar region and a very well-known trekking zone. The fort mountain along with, Tolar Khind, Malshej Ghat offers the best trekking moments that a trekker can wish for.

Mighty Harishchandragad

4. Rajgad Night Trek

Rajgad fort which is located near Katraj sits at an altitude of 4,250 feet and offers amazing  views of the Sahyadri hills. Also the Sinhagad and Torna forts are clearly visible from Rajgad.

Rajgad Night Trek

5. Torna Night Trek

Torna fort located in Pune district is considered the most interesting fort in Pune. The altitude of Torna from sea level is 1,405 metres and offers a breathtaking view of Sahyadri hills. Once at the summit point one can explore much more.

Torna Night Trek

6. Malhargad Night Trek

Malhargad is a lovely fort located very near to Pune and makes for a perfect one day night treks. Although some of  the monuments are a bit decrepit, the surroundings are very spectacular and makes this fort worth the visit.

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Malhargad Night Trek

7. Salher Night Trek

Salher is the tallest fort in Maharashtra which provides magnificent views of the Baglan mountain range in Nashik. This fort has a very good historic significance so it will impress nature lovers as well those who like history.

Salher Night Trek

8. Night Trek and Camping at KothliGadh

This place is near Karjat region and is locally known as the fort of Peth because the village of Peth is situated at its base. This place has a cluster of caves carved in huge rocks. The trek commences from a small country road off the main road. The road to the Peth village is a muddy road with stones and it is uneven for motor transport plus it’s an uphill climb towards the fort so instead of walking on a sunny day which can be very tiring a night trek makes it all the more enjoyable.

Camping at KothliGadh

9. Kalavantin Durg (Kalavantin’s Fort)

Kalavantin Durg (Kalavantin’s Fort) is located between Matheran and Panvel, and oit sits at an altitude of 2,300 feet in the Western Ghats. It is located on a plateau very close to Matheran, but unlike Matheran Praba fort does not have a good source of water supply. It was known as Muranjan until it was taken over and renamed by the Maratha forces under Shivaji’s rule.

Kalavantin Durg

10. Rajmachi Night Trek on Full Moon Night

Trekking distance from Lonavala Station. Rajmachi fort is a tactical fort overlooking Borghat, which was a trade route once upon a time. Rajmachi peak has dual fortified structures – the Shrivardhan fort and Manoranjan fort. One can even have a nice Dip in a Pond situated at walking distance from the nearby Village, the trail to pond leads to a cool patch of greenery.

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Rajmachi Night Trek

11. Night Trek to Matheran via Garbett Point

Matheran is the most marvellous hill station in Maharashtra, it spans across an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadris. This beautiful place was found in 1850 by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the then collector of Thane district. Garbett point is situated on South-west side of Matheran with a scenic view of the plateau making it a ideal zone for night treks.

Trek to Matheran via Garbett Point

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Arjan comes from a family of professional cricketers. His grandfather, father and uncle have all represented India. Arjan himself captained the Indian Under 19 Team, and has played first class cricket for Tamil Nadu. He is a qualified coach, a BCCI match referee and even holds a world record in cricket! Arjan’s cricket career saw him travel extensively across the world. He has since discovered that he has an insatiable wander lust and a flair for planning itineraries for family and friends – a love and skill that has naturally progressed into setting up Get Up and Go. Arjan is a certified scuba diver and has bungee jumped, sky dived and paraglided several times. He has been to every continent and corner of the world, reveling in exotic foods and myriad photo ops; from walking the Inca Trail in Peru, to swimming with Whale sharks in Mexico… Arjan has even come face to face with a Great White Shark in South Africa! “I want to share all my varied journeys with fellow travellers so they can experience, first hand, something that has been so rewarding for me.”