About Monsoon Trek to Sondai Fort
One of the best things to do during the monsoon season in Maharashtra is to go on a trek. Sondai is such a famous fort near Karjat Chowk Phata. Sondai Fort, located in the Sahyadri mountain range, is a great option for those looking for an adventurous and challenging trek. Sondai Monsoon Trek is nine kilometres from the kajart railway station. It offers a beautiful view of Morbe Dam, Prabalgad, Irshalgad, Rajmachi, Songiri forts, Karnala Fort, and the Matheran mountain range. Sondai Fort Karjat was used as a watchtower to protect the trade routes. Sondewadi and Wavarle are the base villages of the Sondai fort. Sondewadi village is situated at 1/4th height of this Fort.
The fort is situated at an altitude of 2,200 meters and offers stunning views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. The trek to Sondai Fort is not for the faint-hearted, as it involves climbing cliffs and hiking through thick forests. There are two water cisterns on, and steps are carved out of rocks to go to the topmost point where an idol of Sondai Devi stands. Two more water cisterns are on the way and have potable water. Waverley is another village from where a bit difficult approach to the fort passes through the dense forest.
Sondai Monsoon trek, an iron ladder, has been installed. It has made the climb to the summit to seek the blessing of the Sondai Devi temple safer for all the hikers and devotees. However, the effort is worth it as you will be rewarded with some of the most breathtaking views of your life. If you are planning to go on a monsoon trek in Maharashtra, then make sure to add Sondai Fort to your list!
05:00 Am – Meet team LiveB4YouDie at SGNP. Other pick up points would be – Andheri, Bandra, Sion, Chembur, Vashi & Kalamboli (the team would provide you with the map links once you register).
Pick Up Points.
06:00 Am – Once we pick up all our participants from their pick up points, the team would start with the group activities and travel games. The journey is going to be filled with happiness.
08:30 Am – On reaching the base village, freshen up and settle down for the morning breakfast and a cup of tea. Participants travelling on their own directly meet us at the base village.
09:30 Am – After a short introduction we start our journey to the top. It’s a 2hr trek.
11:30 Am – Helping each other we reach the top and explore the fort. Click a few pictures to take back home.
01:00 Pm – We start our journey back to the base village.
03:00 Pm – On reach the base village freshen up and settle down for local Maharashtrian food.
04:30 Pm – We leave for Mumbai & on reaching Mumbai the trip comes to an end.
(This are tentative timings)
Sonday fort is 63 km from Mumbai and 105 km from Pune. We provide pick up service from the mentioned pick up points. You can bring your own vehicle to the base village also. Our trekking guide will assist you from the base village once you reach.
Sondai fort is 100 km from Pune. It will take 2 hours 15 minutes to reach the base village.
Yes you can park your vehicle at the base village at your own risk. There will be a parking fee for parking at the base village.
No, electricity is not available. Please carry your own power bank.
Monsoon trek to Sondai for is a easy trek which will take maximum 2 hour. During monsoon season the routes are slippery and chance of rain is more. So the hike will be slow. We request all trekkers to wear good trekking show and carry rain wears.
Listening to music via a speaker or headset is not allowed during the monsoon trek to Sondai fort.
Yes. Sondai fort trek is completely safe for solo travelers and female travelers. Liveb4youdie team takes extra care and attention to the safety of our travelers. We also provide separate stays for male and female travelers.
During the monsoon time June to October is the best time to visit Sondai Fort. Monsoon makes the Sondai fort and surroundings filled with lush green and presence of water streams on teh way is an additional things to explore.
Monsoon trek to Sondai journey starts at 5.30 am from Andheri (East) Bisleri Factory where you can meet Liveb4youdie trekking team. By 5.45 am we will start our journey to base village in a private vehicle. We also have the following pick up points from there also participants can join us.
By 8.30 am we will reach the base village. Those who preferred to reach the base village can directly reach here. One of our trekking leader will be available there to assist you. By 9 am let us have some quick breakfast.By 9.30 am we will start our hike to the Sondai fort. it is going to be a 1.5 hour long trail. we will also take some breaks to fully enjoy the nearby mountain views.
By 11 am we will reach the top. let us explore the beautiful Sondai fort. Monsoon makes this place extra special by covering the surrounding with lush green nature. we are going to spend some quality time here. let us take some snaps.
By 12 pm we will start moving back to the base village. By 2.30 pm we will be having our lunch in base village and by 4 pm we will start our journey back to Mumbai. Time to say goodbyes to your buddies.
Most importantly, the trek leaders Omkar, Sujal, and others coordinated and supported everyone, making sure that nobody got into any trouble. Additionally, the native cuisine was truly excellent.
The coordination and assistance provided by the trek leaders, atit, Sujal, and others, were crucial in ensuring that no one got into any trouble. Additionally, the native cuisine was just delicious.
The trek guides were helpful and courteous. They patiently cared for the members of their squad. fantastic journey.
The trek leaders were amiable and competent. They were kind and patient with the members of their team. wonderful journey.
The coordination and support of the trip leaders Omkar, Sujal, and others were crucial in ensuring that no one got into any trouble, and the native cuisine was truly delicious. It was an amazing experience.