Sondai Fort Trek Karjat
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Amidst some of the lesser-known attractions in Karjat, the Sondai Fort is a not-so-famous fort near Karjat, Maharasthra and is famous for getting visitors spellbound with adventurous trekking experiences, especially during monsoons. Used as a watchtower once, the Sondai Fort offers a beautiful view of Morbe Dam, Prabalgad, Irshalgad, Rajmachi, Songiri forts, Karnala Fort, and Matheran mountain range. Book this fun trekking experience to Sondai Fort and unwind amidst the mesmerizing views of the Matheran Mountain range which comprises green landscapes and foggy pinnacle. 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!
Book this exciting monsoon trek to the Sondai Fort in near Karjat that offers stunning views from 1200 ft. above the sea level Reach to the top and witness the view of Gavari hill and the beauty of Matheran Mountain range from the summit Take part in this trek with an experienced and friendly guide that will be assisting you throughout the trek Traverse through the off-beat trails and climb the steps carved out of rocks to go to the topmost point where an idol of Sondai Devi stands The package is valued at INR 699/- in the market
Who should attend?
Best suited for groups, solo trekkers, corporates, couples, families.
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(Morning Breakfast & Tea. Lunch (Jain / Veg / Available))
05:30 AM: Start this experience by getting picked up from Borivali near National park Bus Pick up point. Pick-up Points: 05:45 AM: Andheri ( bisleri bus pick up point) 06:00 AM: Kalanagar Bus stop, Bandra. 06:15 AM: SBI Bank, Sion Circle 06.30 AM: Yogi Hotel, Diamond Garden, Chembur. 06:45 AM: Pick up Vashi plaza (below the flyover) 07:15 AM: Kalamboli, Mcd Note: The individuals that have booked the variants without the transfers can will have to reach the base village on their own google location will be share. 09:00 AM: Take a halt on the way for breakfast and recharge yourself for the trek. 09:30 AM: Begin your trek to Sondai summit! For Adventure Trek, It’s gonna be a small climb to the top. Make a few halts on the way where you can get a beautiful view of Nearbuy Mountains & Dam. 11:30 AM: Reach to the top and get a beautiful view amidst the & Foggy clouds. 13:00 PM: Start descending down to the base village after you've spent satisfying amount of time on the summit. 15:00 PM: Reach base village and have Lunch to replenish yourselves. 16:00 PM: Relax for a while and start your return journey towards Mumbai. 20:00 PM: Reach Mumbai and end the experience.
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The best trek I’ve ever gone to. I’ve travelled with many other tours but they are the best. From travelling to climbing, I was never bored. The trek leader is so interactive that you won’t feel lonely even if you go solo. They are punctual about their time and also they provide all the necessary services as per our needs. Enjoyed a lot during this trek and hoping to go on the same with this tours and travels.
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Any personal expenses such as mineral water, soft drinks etc Any kind of personal expenses. Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
THINGS TO CARRY
- Identity proof (Must)
- A bottle of water (At least 2 Litters) Must
- Camera (on your own risk)
- Some ready to eat food - Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
- Sweaters, woolen clothes
- Extra Pair of dry clothes
- ORS, Glucose, Electrol, Personal Care Medicine those which you require usually.
- A good a trekking shoe, and extra pair of floaters and socks
- Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
- Dress Code T-shirt, Flexible Track Pant. (HALF PANT NOT ALLOWED.).
- Carrying sanitizers, gloves, face shield and mask is compulsory.
- A haversack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has ones hands-free while trekking.
HOW TO REACH
How to reach? The base village for the Sondai trek is Sondewadi village which is located at a distance of 11.5 km from Karjat. You can easily reach there via public or private transportation. By Train: If you are coming via train then alighting at the Karjat station, walk towards the Kalyan end and come out to the Eastside. By taking an auto from here we can reach the Sondewadi village which is about 9 km. By Auto (From Karjat): One can take 6 seater auto or ST from Karjat Chowk and alight at the Borgaon Phata. A walk of 3km on the road along Morbe Dam takes us towards the Sondewadi village.
Policy and Terms
- If cancellation are made 15 days before the date of travel then 30.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- If cancellation are made 7 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- If cancellation are made 0 days to 7 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
Terms and Conditions
- Please carry a valid ID proof along with you.
- No refunds on purchased ticket are possible, even in case of any rescheduling.
- Security procedures, including frisking remain the right of the management.
- No dangerous or potentially hazardous objects including but not limited to weapons, knives, guns, fireworks, helmets, lazer devices, bottles, musical instruments will be allowed in the venue and may be ejected with or without the owner from the venue.
- The sponsors/performers/organizers are not responsible for any injury or damage occurring due to the event. Any claims regarding the same would be settled in courts in Mumbai.
- People in an inebriated state may not be allowed entry.
- Venue rules apply.
What is the best time for Sondai Fort Trek?
The best time for Sondai Fort Trek is during the monsoon season from June to January because this magnificent fort offers splendid views during monsoons. And, the trekking on the luxuriant green hills while goggling at the raw beauty of nature around.
During this rainy season, you will encounter the rare species of birds and experience the charm of lush greenery.
How far is Sondai Fort from Mumbai?
Sondai Fort is 62.2 KM from Mumbai which approximately takes 1 hour 30 minutes. And, the nearest station is Karjat Railway Station which is easily accessible from Mumbai but the direct bus is not available till the base of Sondai Fort.
You can catch ST bus to Boregaon Phata and walk 5 KM to reach Sondewadi village and hail any vehicle to reach your destination.
What is Sondai Fort trekking time?
The start time for Sondai Fort trekking is 8:00 AM and the end time is 7:00 PM. And the duration of trekking is 11 hours which is an ideal trek for the first-timers and beginners.
Is Sondai Fort trek safe for solo and female travellers?
Yes, the Sondai Fort trek is absolutely safe for solo and female travellers. During your trek, all sorts of safety equipment are in place to ensure your safety. Before the trek starts, it is ensured that appropriate first-aid is also carried along.
You will also get an expert who will take the brief trekking session to start the trek. All you need to do is to listen to the instructions of the guide so that you can safely complete your trek.
What is the cost of Sondai Fort Trekking?
The Sondai Fort Trekking costs INR 749 per adult inclusive of 15% discount that turns out to be the best price guarantee. You will also get the instant confirmation voucher via email after successful booking through Thrillophilia. And, the package includes activity, meals, pick-up & drop-off to the base village, safety and expertise.
During the Sondai Fort trek, delicious breakfast and lunch will get served to you along with evening tea & snacks that make the journey more delightful. On the safety terms, You will be equipped with the safety equipment and first-aid kit.
Which meals are included in Sondai Fort trek package?
You will be served with flavorous meals in the form of complimentary breakfast and lunch, Then in the evening, Sondai Fort trek package lets you grab evening tea with delectable snacks to make your experience more thrilling and magical.
How do I get to Sondai Fort?
The nearest station is Karjat Railway station which is easily accessible from Mumbai, Pune and Thane. Although, the direct bus is not available till the base of Sondai Fort one can catch ST Bus to Boregaon Pahata and hail a vehicle to reach the destination.
Sondai Fort Trek package offer pick-up and drop-off facility from Karjat Railway Station.
Is there mobile network connectivity at Sondai Fort?
Yes, the mobile network connectivity is available at Sondai Fort but the signal availability and the strength of the signal vary from one service provider to another. But, it is also worth to disconnect from the world and soal in the lap of nature.
How far is Sondai Fort from Pune?
The Sondai Fort is 100 KM far from Pune which takes approximately 2 hours 14 minutes. Sondai Fort Trek package offer pick-up and drop-off facilities from Karjat Railway Station while booking it through Thrillophilia.
What is the pickup point for Sondai Fort trekking tour?
The pick-up point for Sondai Fort trekking tour is Karjat Railway Station where you will meet your companions your fellow trekkers and proceed to the base village via shared transportation. Before heading, a short introductory session will be followed so that you can get to know about your fellow trekkers.
On the other hand, breakfast will be served to keep you energised during the journey.
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