Three treks near Mumbai to sign up for this weekend
Visit the Kothaligad fort near Karjat, climb Maharashtra's highest peak, and trek two forts that Chhatrapati Shivaji built
Keep it simple
Head off to the heart of the Western Ghats and visit Kothaligad, a small fort near Karjat. Given the slight incline, the trek is ideal for beginners.
On: December 23, 6.30 pm to December 24, 10 am
Meeting point: Karjat railway station.
Log on to: smallstepsadventures.com
Cost Rs 1,000
Climb Maharashtra's highest peak
Kalsubai is the highest peak in the state. And so, it's here that you get to enjoy an uninhibited view of a number of forts from the top, which isn't frightfully difficult to reach.
On: December 23, 4 pm to December 24, 2 pm
Meeting point: Kasara railway station.
Log on to: eventshigh.com.
Cost: Rs 1,000
Take in two forts
There are two forts that Chhatrapati Shivaji built at strategic vantage points in Rajmachi village. Visit these on a trek that also includes a trip to the Kondane caves.
On: Saturday, 5.20 pm to Sunday, 6.30 pm
Meeting point Lonavala railway station.
Log on to: treksandtrails.org
Cost: Rs 1,600