Best places for Bike Riding near Mumbai and Pune.

Live, Laugh and Love and if that doesn’t work, just ride for a while. Bike riding is an art, particularly in India. People like riding across the mountains. Bike riding in India is adventurous because of the huge mountains, ghats and valleys. Maharashtra consists of large ghats and valleys which is an attraction for the Bikers from all over India.

Following are the best places to go on long bike rides near Mumbai and Pune

1. Lonavla

Khandala and Lonavla are the two hill stations in the Sahyadri ranges that demarcate the Deccan Plateau and the Kokan Coast.

Lonavla is on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and is well connected to several towns of Khopoli, Karjat, Talegaon Dabhade, etc.

The best way to travel is by road. Rental cars might just do well but bike rides are adventurous.

You can travel alone or with someone either way it is perfect as you can enjoy much as compared to a car. Also the journey is so mesmerizing and scenic.

Location – 96 km from Mumbai and 64 km from Pune.

Duration – 1 and ½ hour from Mumbai and a little less from Pune.

Attractions – Lonavla Lake, Tiger’s leap, Duke’s nose, Karla caves, Lohagad Fort, Lion point, Bhushi Dam, Shooting point, etc.

Best time to visit – During the monsoon.

2. Alibag

Alibag is a coastal town and a municipal council in the Raigad District of Maharastra.

It is a popular weekend destination mostly among the couples. It has a nice, cool weather and of course romantic. This makes it more interesting to travel on a bike all the way from Mumbai to Alibag.

Also do not forget to enjoy the beautiful views of the Kolaba Fort as well

Location – 120 km south of Mumbai.

Duration – 3 hours

Attractions – Kolaba beach, Balaji Temple, Murud-Janjira, Mandawa, etc.

Best time to visit – Throughout the year.

3. Matheran

Matheran is a hill station, located on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 800 m above sea level.

It has a wonderful atmosphere, it feels relaxed and rejuvenated once you go there.

Matheran is mostly visited especially during winter as it is a perfect spot for trekkers and especially for riders. Who doesn’t to ride a bike in the mountains?

Location – 100 km from Mumbai and 120 km from Pune.

Duration – 2 and ½ hours

Attractions – Alexander Point., Rambag Pt, Little Chowk Point, Big Chowk Point, One Tree Hill Point, Belvedere Point, Olympia Race Course,Lords Point, Charlotte Lake.

Best time to visit – December to February

4. Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is a hill station in the Sahyadri mountain range. It is a holiday destination especially for couples. It has a cold and romantic weather.

Bike rides are often enjoyable during rainfall and in the cold. Fogg gathers over all the places, even in the streets. People might find this unable to travel but bikers do enjoy an adventure.

Location – 285 km from Mumbai and 120 km southwest of Pune.

Duration – 5 hours approximately

Attractions – Krishnabai temple, 3 Monkey point, Venna lake, Pratapgad.

Best time to see – June to February

5. Pelhar Dam


Pelhar Dam is located in the Pelhar Village and is 21k away from Vajareshwari. A waterfall is located near the Pelhar Dam and is mostly visited by tourists during the monsoon season.

This reservoir is surrounded by the Tungareshwar mountain range and is known for lush green forests which are rich in wildlife including foxes, wild boars, hare and leopards.

Location – 59 km from Mumbai.

Duration – 1 hour and 50 minutes

Attractions – This reservoir is surrounded by the Tungareshwar mountain range and is known for lush green forests which are rich in wildlife including foxes, wild boars, hare and leopards

Best time to see – Throughout the year.

6. Malshej Ghat

Malshej Ghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range in the Thane-Pune road of Maharashtra. The site is nestled in the logged rugged hills of the Western Ghats.

It is a perfect spot for road trips. The view along the journey is full of excitement. Waterfalls alongside the roads, fascinating rock formations and the nature, everything seems peaceful and worth watching.

Bike riders couldn’t ask for more. It can also be a perfect scenario for Photographers.

Location – 127 km from Mumbai

Duration – 3 and ½ hours

Attractions – Flamingoes, Tigers, Leopards, Rabbits and Peacocks are major parts of attractions. It is also famous for waterfalls and valleys.

Best time to see – August, September.

7. Kamshet

Kamshet is located in the Pune District. It is a home town to small villages that are built in the traditional style- with mud, thatch and reeds.

Bike Rides to Kamshet are great because of its traditional surrounding.

The hills surrounding the Kamshet village also house several caves, colonial hill stations and hill fortresses.

Also Kamshet and a couple of neighboring cities offer tourists a wonderful paragliding experience over fields of paddy and sunflower.

Location – 110 km from Mumbai and 45 km from Pune.

Duration – 2 hours 25 minutes

Attractions – Karla caves, Kondeshwar Temple, Sangameshwar Temple, Vadivale Lake.

Best time to see – Throughout the year.

8. Igatpuri

Igatpuri is surrounded by the highest peaks in the Sahyadri, most of them are forts built by Satvahana dynasty.

It is one of the most exciting hill stations. Igatpuri is known for Vipassana International Academy, where ancient technique of meditation is taught called Vipassana.

Location – 130 km from Mumbai.

Duration – 3 hours

Attractions – Arthur Lake, Amruteshwar Temple, Kalsubai peak is 35 km away from Igatpuri, Girisagar Waterfall, Camel Valley, The Five Waterfalls.

Best time to see – During monsoon

9. Sinhagad fort

Sinhagad fort is a popular weekend destination for Trekkers. The Ghats that go to the fort are worth riding on a Bike.

The natural beauty around the fort is perfect. Dense forests and Huge Mountains make a perfect scenario.

Location – 180 km from Mumbai and 25 km southwest of Pune.

Duration – 4 hours

Attractions – The fort houses a memorial for Tanaji Malusare. Military stables, a brewery and a temple of Goddess Kali along with a Hanuman statue to the right side of the temple are also some parts of attraction.

Best time to see – Throughout the year.

10. Kelva Beach

Kelva beach is a popular weekend getaway for tourists from Mumbai and Gujarat. The beach is 8 km long.

It is the most clean and silent beaches in India. It is not a very famous tourist attraction, this makes it like an unseen hidden treasure.

The journey while riding on a bike is great as the road goes through towns which are less crowded, don’t have much traffic and trees and mountains always pass by.

Location – 80 km north of Mumbai.

Duration – 3 hours

Attractions – It is 8 km long, there are three forts on the beach.

Best time to see – Throughout the year.

Top 10 Monsoon Trekking Camping places near Mumbai & Pune in Maharashtra

Monsoon in Maharashtra is unpredictable and extraordinary. The best time for tourism in Maharashtra is in the rainy season because the state is filled with great green mountains, huge peaks and wonderful other scenarios. And the monsoon just further beautifies them. These trekking camping places near Mumbai and Pune create a craze and excitement for trekking.  So trekkers from all over the state must visit these places by taking a day out from their routine lives and the chaotic cities.

Here are the top trekking camping places near Mumbai and Pune that deserve a monsoon adventure:

1. Kalasubai (कळसूबाई शिखर)

Kalsubai trekking camping places near Mumbai

Kalsubai is the highest peak in Maharashtra which earns itself the most glorified title of the ‘Everest in Maharashtra’. Hence the peak ranks top in our top 10 trekking camping places near Mumbai and Pune.

According to the villagers, a woman named Kalsu Bai lived at the base of the mountain. The Villagers later punished and forced her to leave the village, and that the woman climbed the mountain and started living on it, and later died there, giving the mountain its name.

Location-12 km from Bhandardara, 165 km from Mumbai, 174 km from Pune.

Height– 1646 metres  (5400 feet)

Difficulty Level– Medium

Duration– 3-4 hours

Best time to visit-September to February

Known For– Being the highest peak in Maharashtra.

2. Kothaligad (कोथळीगड किल्ला)

Kothaligad It is one of the famous treks near Mumbai, because of its small height and easy climbing. The locals there say that this is not actually a fort but a lighthouse from where the directions were given.

Location-East of Karjat, near the Karjat-Murbad

Height-It is 3100 feet high.

Difficulty Level-Easy

Duration-5 hours

Best time to visit-June to September

Known for-There is a small temple and large cave at the base and a chimney like tunnel to the top of the fort.

3. Koraigad(कोराईगड)

Koraigad is a hill fort located about 20 km south of Lonavla in Pune District, Maharashtra.

The fort is located about 923 m (3,028 ft) above sea level, rising over 200 m (660 ft) higher than the neighbouring valleys.

There are two lakes on top of the fort.

The interesting part of the fort is that its wall is completely intact and one can walk along its entire perimeter (about 2 km). Its massive gate is also intact. It has six cannons-the largest of which called the Laxmi Toph is located near the Korai Devi temple.

Location– 20 km about south of Lonavla, Pune district.

Height– 923m (3028 ft) high

Difficulty Level– Easy

Duration-1 hour

Best time to visit-Throughout the year

Known for-It has six cannons-the largest of which is called the Laxmi Toph.

4. Harishchandragad(हरिश्चंद्रगड)

Harishchandragad is a hill fort situated in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. The fort is quite ancient. Remnants of Microlithic man have been discovered here.

Location-located in the Ahmednagar district.

Height-1422m (4655 ft)

Difficulty Level– Hard

Duration– 6 hours

Best time to visit-Throughout the year.

Known for- Harishchandragad has many notable places of interest. Some of which are ‘The lake named Saptatirtha Pushkarni’, ‘Kedareshwar cave’, ‘Kokan Kada’, ‘Taramati Peak’, ‘Nageshwar Temple’.

5. Pratapgad(प्रतापगड)

Pratapgad is a large fort in the district of Satara, also known as the valour fort.

One has to see the fort where the great king Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj killed Afzal Khan, an Adilshahi minister.

Uday Raje Bhosale, the heir to the former Satara princely state currently owns this fort.

Location-15 km from Poladpur and 23 km from Mahabaleshwar.

Height-1080m (3540 ft)

Difficulty Level-Relatively easy

Duration-2 hours

Best time to visit-September to February

Known for– The Battle Of Pratapgad, where Shivaji Maharaj killed Afzal Khan.

6. Sinhagad(सिंहगड)

Sinhagad is a hill fort located at around 25 km southwest of Pune in Maharashtra.

Previously known as Kondhana, the fortress was probably built 2000 years ago. It was known Sinhagad after Tanaji Malusare, a Marathi leader who fought for Shivaji Maharaj.

This is a popular trekking spot because of its history.

Location-25 km southwest of Pune

Height-1312m (4304 ft)

Difficulty Level– Very Easy

Duration-2 hours

Best time to visit-June to October

Known for– The Battle Of Sinhagad, where Tanaji Malusare, a general of Shivaji Maharaj sacrificed his life to recapture the fort in 1670

7. Devkund Waterfall(देवकुंड धबधबा)

Waterfalls are always mesmerizing. Devkund Waterfall is located near Bhira, in Raigad District.

It is a ‘plunge’ waterfall pouring massive amounts of water on the rocky surface underneath. Devkund waterfall is a popular spot for one day picnics.

The trek here is adventurous as you have to go through semi dried forests with the river running parallel and sometimes crisscrossing through the route. It is difficult to trek without a guide because of the dense forests.

Location-110 km from Pune, 170 km from Mumbai and 52 km from Lonavala.

Difficulty Level-Easy

Duration-2 hours

Best time to visit-November to January

Known for-Three waterfalls come together to form Devkund  which is the origin of Kundalika river.

8. Harihar Fort(हरिहर किल्ला)

Harihargad is a fort located 48 km from Nashik district, Maharashtra. It is an important fort in Nashik district and constructed to look upon the trade route through Gonde Ghat.

Harihar fort was built during the Pankaj Pancharya period. There is a series of rock-cut water cisterns in the centre of the fort. It takes an hour to visit all the places on the fort.

Location-48 km from Igatpuri, Nashik district.

Height-3676 ft high

Difficulty Level-Medium

Duration-3 hours

Best time to see-June to September

Known for-There is a series of rock-cut water cisterns in the centre of the fort.

9. Anjaneri(अंजनेरी)

Anjaneri is one of the forts in the mountain range of Nashik-Trimbakeshwar. It is the attraction of Nashik city and also an important fort in the Trimbakeshwar region. Anjaneri is the birthplace of Hanuman and is named after Hanuman’s mother, Anjani.

Location-20 km away from Nashik by Trimbak road.

Height-1280m (4200 ft)

Difficulty Level-Medium

Duration-2-4 hours

Best time to see-July to January

Known for-The Birthplace of Lord Hanuman, and is named after Hanuman’s mother, Anjani.

10. Lohagad(लोहगड)

Lohagad is a hill fort in Maharashtra and is a part of the Western Ghats. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact.

It is absolutely safe and many vendors selling onion fritters and lemonade are present by the roadside. One can cut across the hills as well.

Locals advise against playing in the waterfall as there is a risk of slippage and injury. Trekkers can spot  a variety of birds an insects in these hills.

Location-52 km northwest of Pune.

Height-1033m (3389 ft)

Difficulty Level-Very easy

Duration-4-5 hours

Best time to see-June to September

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“Who’s taking it Home”

After crushing England’s dreams in the Semi-final, Croatia moves further towards the Fifa World Cup.

The 2018 Fifa World Cup has been very unpredictable with most teams that people had a hope could win, being knocked out. People all around the world are so excited for the upcoming final that is to be held on the 15th of July, a day to remember.

Croatia, into the finals having a population of just over 4 million is extraordinary. Also they have unexpectedly turned out to be the favourites this final. The best Croatia achieved before the 2018 World Cup was in the year 1998 when they acquired the third place after losing to France in the semi-finals, France eventually won the 1998 World Cup, which is the best performance by France ever.

France holds a very good record in the Fifa World Cup, they’ve appeared twice in the Finals and 5 times in the semi-finals of the Fifa World Cup.

What will happen in this finals? Will Croatia be able to take their 1998 revenge against France or will France be known as the Champions once again?

Who takes the cup home..?


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