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Trekking in Maharashtra
Although you won't find any challenging mountain peaks here like the Himalayas, but trekking in Maharashtra is definitely one good thing to try out. The Western Ghats ranges and the Sahyadris range will surely give you some tough competition to raise your adrenalin rush.

Referred to as a �trekker�s paradise�, Sahyadri range is blessed with some really beautiful locations like the lakes, waterfalls, lush green hills and also some adventurous cliffs for trying out your strength. Lets have a look at some popular treks of the state.

Popular Treks In Maharashtra
Some of the popular treks in Maharashtra to bring out the adventurer in you are:

1. Mahabaleshwar to Pratapgadh Trek (Duration - 2 Days or more).
Routes Covered: Mahabaleshwar - Zolai Khind - Dudhgaon - Chaturbet - Ghonaspur - Makarandgad - Hatlot � Pratapgad.

2. Kamshet - Karla Caves Trek (Duration - 2 to 4 Days).
Routes Covered: Kamshet - Bedsa Caves - Bedsa Gill - Visapur Fort - Lohagad Fort - Bhaja Caves - Karla Caves.

3. Karjat to Matheran Trek (Duration - 1 to 2 Days).
Routes Covered: Karjat - Vaverle - Bhorgaon - Ambewadi - One Tree Hill - Matheran - Neral.

4. Irshal - Prabal Fort Trek (Duration - 1 to 2 Days).
Routes Covered: Karjat - Chowk - Irshalwadi - Irshal - Prabal - Thakurwadi - Shedung.

5. Peth Fort Kotligad Trek (Duration - 1to 2 Days).
Routes Covered: Kajrat - Ambivali - Peth

6. Kondana Caves - Ulhas Valley Trek (Duration - 1 to 2 Days).
Routes Covered: Kondana Village - Kondana Caves - Ulhas Valley.

7. Mahuli Trek (Duration - 1 Day or more).
Routes Covered: Kamshet - Bedsa Caves - Bedsa Gill - Visapur Fort - Lohagad Fort - Bhaja Caves - Karla Caves.

8. Purandar Fort Trek (Duration - 1 Day or more).
Routes Covered: Narayanpeth - Purandar Fort.

9. Mount Kalsubai Trek (Duration - 1 Day).
Routes Covered: Bari - Kalsubai - Bari.

10. Duse�s Nose Trek (Duration - 1 Day).
Routes Covered: Khandala - Fore Bay - Duke�s Nose � Khandala.

Some More Treks To Try Out
Trekking in Maharashtra Trekking in Rajmachi Fort :
A historic site, the Rajmachi Fort is known as a popular place for trekking in Maharashtra. You can reach Rajmachi via Lonavala town along the Khandala plateau.

From Lonavala you can start the trekking in the morning at around 11 am. You can stay near Kalbhairavnath Temple, as there is some space which can be used a campsite. If you don�t want to stay in outside camps you can even stay inside the temple.

Trekking in Waki Woods :
30 km away from Nagpur on Saoner Road, Waki Woods is wonderful place for trekking in Maharashtra. Every year large number of trekkers flock this place to get a fantastic trekking experience.

Essential Gears Required For Trekking
For all your trekking adventure Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (MTDC) has made special arrangements for every traveler. Here is the list of very essential equipments that are required for trekking in Maharashtra.
1. A bag pack
2. Extra food
3. Water bottles
4. Extra clothes
5. First aid kit
6. Torch
7. Lights etc.

When To Go For Trekking
Trekking in monsoon is strictly not allowed as the trek will be very wet and might cause danger. Even in summers when the weather will be extremely hot the treks won't be such a good place to go. The best time would be the winters from October to February, when the temp is very pleasant and perfect for adventure activity.
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