Top Trekking Destinations in Lonavala | The Orchid Lonavala

Top Trekking Destinations in Lonavala

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The paradisical landscape of Lonavala is nestled amidst the luxuriant dense valleys of the Western Ghats. Located at an elevation of 624 m, it is embellished with pastoral green terrains, beautifully cascading waterfalls, glistening lakes and magnificent caves. It boasts pleasant weather throughout the year, making it a popular destination near Mumbai for tourists. The scenic mountain range is ideal for adventure lovers who are looking for trails for hiking and trekking in Lonavala.

In this article, we have curated a list of treks in Lonavala. Take a break from the monotony and have a refreshing trekking experience in the wilderness!

Lonavala Bhimashankar Trek

Lonavala Bhimashankar Trek is one of the ancient treks near Lonavala. It is located along the picturesque Sahyadri ranges. Here, you will be welcomed by a challenging hiking experience that will allure any thrill seeker. The trail covers a distance of 75 m. The uneven terrain, vast plateaus covered with exuberant Karvi forest and stunning scenery will further enhance your time.

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Lohagad Fort Trek

Lohagad Fort also known as the “Iron Fort” is an archaeological site located in the hill station of Lonavala. Established in the later 17th century by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, it was used as a treasury to keep his winnings. Over the years the fort was captured by different dynasties, each adding unique features to its architecture. Although the weather remains pleasant most of the time, monsoons hit differently in Lohagad. It has some of the best waterfalls, which come alive during the rainy season, but be cautious of the slippery trek. Pack your bags and pull up your socks as you set out for an effortless trek on the well-maintained trail of Lohagad!

Tikona Fort

Perched at an altitude of 3633 m, Tikona Fort is in the Pawan Maval region of Konkan. Surrounded by seven water tanks brimming with pristine water, and breathtaking lofty cliffs, the hill fortress is a spectacular treat to the eyes and the wanderlust soul. Tikona greets you with a glorious entrance. There is an exceptional infusion of Buddhist and Hindu culture. The sacred Trimbakeshwar Mahadev Temple is placed at the centre of the fort. To reach this enamouring location, adventure lovers can take the trekking trails that expose adventurers to the stunning views of nature. This enchanting trekking destination is hard to miss!

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Rajmachi Fort

Rajmachi Fort is one of the most magnificent forts in Lonavala nestled in the beautiful valleys of Sahyadri. It consists of two fortresses - Shriwardhan and Manaranjan. Encompassed by rich flora and fauna, the striking trails are ideal for trekking in Lonavala. It is located just 16 km from Pune. As you reach the finish point, witness the mystical waterfall of Kataldhar or take a halt at night in the caves during your trek.

If you are looking for a place to stay during your weekend getaway, The Orchid Lonavala is perfect for you. Our hotel offers luxurious rooms furnished with plush beds and top-notch facilities to ensure you have a pleasant stay with us. After a long day of trekking, find respite in the comfortable ambience of our accommodations!