Rajgad fort Trek
The Rajgad fort trek is a beautiful trek, which makes a perfect weekend getaway for you and your group. This trek can be completed in two days. The entire trail of the trek is lush green and has some of the most beautiful flowers which are found along the way. The spectacular views of the Sahyadri mountains and the Machee around the fort are something you cannot miss. The Rajgad fort is huge and gives a glimpse into the cultural and religious heritage of the state. Situated in the Pune district, the Rajgad Fort is around 60 km from Pune and is built on the Murumbadevi Dongar, locally referred to as the Mountain of Goddess Murumba. The fort is too huge to be explored in a single day, thus the visitors consider an overnight stay at the Padmavati Temple on the fort to gain the best experience. With the availability of an ample amount of water source and local items sold by the villagers at the fort, the Rajgad Fort trek is a perfect weekend trek from Pune for nature lovers and history buffs.
The trek is good for all kinds of trekkers.
No prior experience is required to do this trek.
The Rajgad fort trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the Pune district. It has a lush green trail and offers spectacular views of mountains all around. The Rajgad fort boasts of housing Shivaji for the longest period and gives you a chance to dive into the rich history of Maharashtra.
September to October are the best seasons to do this trek.
September to October are the best months to do this trek.
Anyone who is new to the trekking and wants to venture into the experience should begin with this trek. This trek is easily accessible from Mumbai and Pune. Taking you to one of the finest historical forts in the Western Ghats, the Rajgad Fort Trek hosts beautiful green valleys and an adventurous climb to the fort with a chance to camp at the fort itself.
Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience. Although one is required to have mental preparedness and stamina before he begins the trek. Running exercise is recommended.
1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.
The best season to do the Visapur Fort trek would be from the beginning of monsoons in mid-June to end of winters, which is around the end of Feb. However, the trek and views of the surroundings are especially beautiful during monsoons, which is when this trek is most popular.
It is recommended to pack a backpack with a rain cover, poncho, trekking poles, food and snacks, waterproof shoes, etc.
The base of the trek Gunjavane Village is easily accessible from Pune.
Intermittent cellular network throughout the trek.