Overview

Sondai Fort Monsoon Trek

Grade: Easy |  Endurance: Easy


Sondai fort is a hidden beauty of Karjat. It is not a popular destination but it will blow your mind for sure! This Fort is a part of the Matheran range. This is one of the best treks to visit during monsoons near Mumbai. From Sonewadi base village it takes 15-20 mins to reach the plateau. 2 adjoined cisterns reserve water. We can have a view of Gavari hill from here. After climbing the carved stairs one can see dried cistern also on the right side a ladder is available to ascend. As the place is believed to be sacred due to the Sondai temple one must take off their shoes and continue their trek. After climbing the rock patch one can see 2 cisterns in which one huge pillar stands tall. The top view gives a splendid view of the Matheran Mountain range. Green landscapes and even foggy pinnacle during the monsoon!


Batch 1 : Sunday, 08 September 2019

1 Day Available on request karjat, Maharashtra
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • 3-4 Cisterns which hold water.
  • Sondai Devi Statue and 2-3 carved idols which are kept under a tree.
  • Beautiful and enormous Matheran Mountain Range which is heaven to witness during monsoons!
  • Morbe Dam which gives an amazing view during monsoons.
  • The breathtaking view of Vavarle Dam holding the monsoon rain water.
Itinerary

Train option for Mumbai participants

Catch CSMT - Karjat local

CSTM - Karjat local timing

06:10 CSMT
06:18 Byculla
06:24 Dadar
06:31 Kurla
06:35 Ghatkopar
06:49 Thane
06:57 Dombivali
07:02 Kalyan
08:05 Karjat

 

Train options for Pune participants

Board Sinhgad express from Pune

06.05 Pune
06:10 Shivaji Nagar
06:28 Pimpri
06:33 Chinchwad
07:13 Lonavala
07:58 Karjat

 

08:05 Meet at Karjat railway station, near the ticket counter.

08:15 Move to Base Village by Tumtum / Eco / bus.

08:45 Reach at Sondewadi and Breakfast. 

09:15 Start ascending.

11:30 Reach on top and explore.

12:30 Descend.

14:30 Reach at Sondewadi.

15:45 Journey towards Karjat railway station by Tumtum / Eco / bus.

16:30 Reach at Karjat railway station.

 

Please note:

  • People may board the same train from their respective stations of convenience.
  • Missing the train is missing Sondai Monsoon Trek, no refund will be provided.
  • Please carry packed lunch.
  • Please wear trekking shoes for this trek with good grip.

Things to Carry

  • Identity Card
  • Lunch
  • 2 ltrs water
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
  • Snacks & biscuits
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Clean napkin or towel
  • Rain coat/ Poncho / Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
  • Cap, sunglasses, scarf
  • Haversack or backpack (No sling bags)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Please carry personal medicines if any
  • Hand Sanitizer

Monsoon Safety Measures

  • Put clothes, money, camera, phone etc in polythenes while packing
  • Wear shoes with good grips
  • Use repellents to keep bugs away
  • Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand etc.
  • Do not stray away from your group during the trek
  • Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • 1 veg Breakfast

  • Travel Karjat to Karjat by local tumtum/bus

  • Trek Leader Expertise Charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Lunch for the Day is Exluded
  • Travel cost from Mumbai/Pune to Karjat and back
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
Pickup point
Directions.
Karjat Railway Station, Aamrai, Karjat, Maharashtra, India View on Map