Ganpatigadad Caves Trek

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Ganpati Gadad caves Trek - 

Ganpati Gadad is a popular trekking destination and a cave temple complex in the Sahyadri mountain range, located in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, India. It is known for its scenic beauty, historical significance, and the adventure of the trek leading up to it. Here are some key points about Ganpati Gadad:

  1. Caves: Ganpati Gadad consists of a series of caves, some of which have idols of Lord Ganesha, making it a significant pilgrimage site for devotees.

  2. Trek: The trek to Ganpati Gadad is moderately challenging, featuring steep climbs, rocky paths, and lush greenery, especially during the monsoon season. The trek typically starts from the base village of Sonawale.

  3. Scenic Views: The location offers stunning views of the surrounding valleys, hills, and waterfalls, particularly during the rainy season when the area is lush and verdant.

  4. Waterfalls: The monsoon season enhances the beauty of the region with several seasonal waterfalls that add to the charm of the trek and the caves.

  5. Historical Significance: The caves are believed to be ancient and hold cultural and historical importance, often attracting both trekkers and history enthusiasts.

Trek Details

  • Starting Point: Sonawale village
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours (one way)
  • Best Time to Visit: Monsoon and post-monsoon season (July to February) for the best experience.

Upcoming Batches 

July : 06 July 2024 | 20 July 2024

Note - Saturday Morning Departure 



  • Jungle Trails
  • Best waterfall Views 
  • Caves Carved in mountains
  • Ganpati Temple 
  • waterfall Curtains
  • Offbeat Experience 
  • Local Authentic food
  • Small water streams


Stay Not Applicable

Breakfast, Lunch

Pickup and Departure

Meeting Point: SNGP Gate, Borivali
Coordination: A WhatsApp group will be created three hours prior to the event for real-time coordination. GPS locations and live location of the bus will be shared in the group.

Reporting Time: 05:30 am

Pickup Points & Schedule:

  • 05:00 am: Borivali – SGNP Gate
  • 05:20am: Goregaon – Pathanwadi, Oberoi Mall
  • 05:30 am: Andheri – Start of Flyover
  • 05:45 am: Bandra – Kala Nagar, WEH Bus Stop
  • 06:00 am: Sion – Station Circle
  • 06:15 am: Chembur – Amar Mahal
  • 06:45 am: Thane – Teen Haat Naka
  • 07:15 am: Kalyan – Bypass on NH3
  • 07:45 am: Durgadi Killa
  • 08:15 am: Shahad Bridge

Trek Plan

10:00 am:

  • Arrival at the base village
  • Freshen up and have breakfast

10:30 am:

  • Introduction session and safety instructions
  • Start trekking towards Ganpati Gadad Caves

11:00 am – 01:30 pm:

  • Trek through streams and water cisterns
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing waterfall in front of the cave
  • Explore the majestic view from the top

02:30 pm:

  • Return to the base village
  • Lunch at the base village

04:00 pm:

  • Start the return journey to Mumbai

08:00 pm:

  • Tentative arrival in Mumbai (depending on traffic conditions)

Note: This schedule is tentative and subject to change based on weather conditions, which may cause delays or require modifications to the planned itinerary. Flexibility and preparation for unexpected changes are recommended for a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

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My most awaited trip to Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar with Maharashtra Desha was an amazing, power packed experience. I was extremely satisfied with the itinerary and management. Team members were friendly.
Highly recommended for people travelling solo, with group or with family.
Thank you once again Maharashtra Desha team. Looking forward to more travels with you

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It was a great experience with Maharashtra Desha Adventure. I went to Sambhajinagar trip with them and the overall journey & the arrangements were so good.
They not only cover all the iteranary on time but also they shown us some additional places too. Trek leaders were punctual, friendly and cooperative in all manners.
Overall it was a great happy trip, I would definitely recommend Maharashtra Desha Adventure group to my friends & colleagues.
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  • Travel to & from Mumbai / Pune to Base village By Private AC Bus
  • 1 Breakfast
  • 1 Lunch(Veg /Non veg) Authentic food
  • All entry fees & permits 
  • First aid kit.
  • Our expert certified leader who is going to be cherry on top to make sure you have amazing experiences to conquered one of the most beautiful adventures Trek in Sahyadri


  • Any kind of personal Expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Meals that not mentioned in inclusions
  • Additional costs due to road blocks or due to any unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
  • Any thing not mentioned in the Inclusion.


  • 2/3 liters of water
  • Sanitizer (must)
  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on the trek
  • Good Torch must with extra battery
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters
  • Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet
  • Double pack your valuables/phones in plastic bags
  • Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen
  • Personal First Aid and Personal Medicine
  • Identity Proof
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pants these will protect you from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles


Borivali (Mumbai)

Andheri (Mumbai)

Sion (Mumbai)

Thane (Mumbai)

kalyan baypass (Mumbai)

Policy and Terms

  • In case of cancellation from the organiser’s end (due to Lockdown, Or any Natural calamities including,snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes, bad weather or unexpected political unrest, terrorism activity, curfews, riots, or government orders), We will Refund the amount in 30 Days

  • In case a client wishes to change the trek date, Maharashtra Desha Adventure reserves the right to do so, provided the request is made 30 daysprior to the initial departure date.
  • Booking amount is Non-Refundable.
  • Refunds will be made within 7-14 working days from the date of cancellation 
  • The refund amount will be calculated from the total fee, in case any partial payment has been made
  • No refund is applicable on cancellation if Advance Amount is Paid to Book the Trek.Cancellation charges are based on the total trek fee, irrespective of the amount paid either full or partial. 
  • If the cancellation is from the client’s end at any point of time post the.registration refund will be provided as per the details mentioned below:-
  1. Cancellation made 30 days before the trek/ Trip - 90% refund
  2. Cancellation made between 29 days and 15 days before the trek- 50% cash refund
  3. Cancellation made between 14 days and 1 day before the trek– No Refund,
  4. If the Cancellation is made on the Starting day of the trek or there is no Show on the start day of trek, there will be No Refund

Terms and Conditions

  • The company shall not be held liable for any additional charges incurred due to events such as accidents, vehicle breakdowns, riots, or train delays.
  • Additional fees may apply if the government issues new guidelines regarding hotel stays or transportation.
  • The schedule may be subject to change by the manager for the convenience of participants.
  • During the trip, the manager reserves the right to dismiss any individual who disrupts the harmony of the group. The company disclaims responsibility for any sightseeing cancellations resulting from natural disasters or man-made incidents.
  • Maharashtra Desha will not be accountable for any false or inaccurate information provided to government authorities.
  • Any discrepancies during the tour are the sole responsibility of the customer(s).
  • Customers must provide accurate and complete travel information, and any resulting consequences or additional charges will be borne by the customer.
  • Customers are required to submit photo ID proof for all travelers at the time of booking.
  • Final seating arrangements will be determined by the leader for the convenience of all participants.
  • Smoking and drinking are strictly prohibited.

Frequest Questions

1. What is Ganpati Gadad?
Ganpati Gadad is a complex of ancient caves dedicated to Lord Ganesha, located in the Sahyadri mountain range in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, India. It’s known for its trekking route and scenic beauty.

2. Where is Ganpati Gadad located?
Ganpati Gadad is situated near the village of Sonawale in the Palghar district, approximately 110 km from Mumbai.

3. Why is it called Ganpati Gadad?
The name “Ganpati Gadad” combines “Ganpati” (another name for Lord Ganesha) and “Gadad” (meaning caves), signifying the presence of Ganesha idols within the caves.

Trekking Details

4. How difficult is the trek to Ganpati Gadad?
The trek to Ganpati Gadad is considered moderate to easy. It involves  climbs, rocky paths, 

5. How long does it take to complete the trek?
The trek usually takes about 2 hours one way, depending on your pace and the weather conditions.

6. When is the best time to visit Ganpati Gadad?
The best time to visit is during the monsoon and post-monsoon seasons (July to February) when the waterfalls are active, and the landscape is lush green.

7. What should I carry for the trek?
Essential items include:

  • Comfortable trekking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks or energy bars
  • Rain gear if visiting during monsoon
  • First aid kit
  • Torch (if planning a late return)

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