Sondai Fort Trek

Sondai Fort Trek

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4.5 (485)

Sondai Fort Trek Highlights

  • Be part of the thrilling monsoon trek to the beautiful Sondai Fort in Karjat, situated at 1200 feet and offering beautiful views of its surroundings.
  • Trek to the top to see the Gavari Hills and Matheran Mountain Range.
  • Trek under the guidance of experts to have a beautiful and safe trek.
  • Reach the top-most point of the trek to see the Sondal Devi idol.

Sondai Fort Trek Overview

About Sondai Fort Trek

Embark on a thrilling adventure to the historic Sondai Fort, nestled amidst the picturesque Sahyadri Mountains in Maharashtra. This enchanting trek promises breathtaking views, serene surroundings, and a journey back in time. As you ascend the rocky terrains and traverse through dense forests, you'll be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the lush green valleys and nearby peaks. Explore the remnants of the ancient fort, including its fortifications and a small temple at the summit. With its tranquil ambiance and stunning natural beauty, the Sondai Fort Trek offers an unforgettable experience for nature lovers and history enthusiasts alike.


Quick Facts

Start Point: Sondewadi

End Point: Mumbai/Pune

Duration: 1 day


How To Reach

By Air

➔ To reach Sondai Fort during monsoon by air, the nearest airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, approximately 70 km away. 

➔ From the airport, you can hire a taxi or use public transportation to reach Karjat, the base village for the Sondai Fort trek.

By Road

➔ To reach Sondai Fort during monsoon by road, you can drive or hire a taxi from Mumbai or Pune. 

➔ The base village for the trek, Sondewadi, is well-connected by road to major cities in Maharashtra. 

➔ You can also take buses or private vehicles to reach Sondewadi and start your trek to Sondai Fort.

By Train

➔ To reach Sondai Fort during monsoon by train, you can take a suburban train from Mumbai or Pune to Karjat Railway Station. 

➔ Karjat is the nearest railway station to the base village, Sondewadi. 

➔ From Karjat, you can hire a taxi or use local transport to reach the starting point of the Sondai Fort trek.

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Things to Carry

Water bottle
ID Proof
Personal medications (if any)
Dry Fruits and Chocolates
Lightweight trekking pants

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Sondai Fort Trek Reviews




Pretty amazing experience, the guide was skillful and friendly, the trek was easy and enjoyable, and the place is really beautiful.




Super amazing trekking experience, the trek was not that hard but yes it was tiring, However, we were glad that we had with us a professional and polite guide who was there all the time with the group, the place is mesmerizing, and the meals were good, Both picked-up and dropped-off were on-time and safe. This activity is really worth the money.




It was a great experience and a good activity especially to get away from the busy and hectic city life for sometimes too relaxed and have peace of mind, This tour was truly amazing everything goes as had been informed and planned by the team. Both the up and down journeys went great with hassle-free. Nice meals and our guide was very funny and friendly. I suggested this tour to all...




At the base village, we had a small class from the leader who explained in detail about the trek, The ascending towards the peak was lovely as along the way we felt the beautiful scenery, and we had enough time to explore there which was really precious moments of the trek. Descend back with full of amazing memories to cherish.




From the beginning of the tour, it went exactly as mentioned on the website the timing and the plan were exactly matched as I experienced on this tour. I never thought that this much punctual and disciplined, I truly appreciate BanBanjara for having such a good operator and staff they were very cooperative. Keep it up doing the good work.




Hopefully, it was a successful trek with my family, we had an amazing time and experience, would surely join again...




No words for this fort. Actually, there is nothing much to explore on this fort but yes you will surely enjoy the view from the top of the fort. Not a big fort in height you can easily climb within an hour.. For the best experience visit during monsoon. It's a beautiful place to visit in the rainy season but simultaneously take care while climbing in the rain due to a sleepy path or else avoid in monsoon.




Easy & simple trek👍 If you want to enjoy the scenery then don't go on weekends. This is the beginner-level trek and also you can bring your kids here. It takes a maximum of 2 hours to reach the top. If you've done a sufficient amount of trekking then you can reach the top in 45 minutes. You can go by public transport from karjat as well.




Beautiful place to trek in monsoon. but in the rainy season, it is on a tougher level bcz of the slippery wet mud.👣 I had a wonderful experience here with nature n the view is awesome ❤️




A short and simple trek is good enough for beginners. There are a couple of slippery patches so be careful if it's raining. Pretty safe otherwise. The view of the dam and the reservoir is breathtaking ❤️

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Sondai Fort Trek FAQs

How much time will it take to climb the Sondai fort trek in Karjat?

The Sondai fort trek requires about one and half hours to climb. It is a small trek, and the summit is small. About 30 hour is required to explore the fort and surroundings. 

What is the Sondai fort trek difficulty level?

The Sondai fort trek difficulty level is easy. The trek can be performed both by experts as well as beginners.

What is the best time to visit Sondai Fort during monsoon?

The best time to visit Sondai Fort is during the monsoon season, from June to September. The region comes alive with lush greenery, waterfalls, and pleasant weather, making it a picturesque and refreshing trekking experience.

How long does the Sondai Fort Monsoon trek take to complete?

The Sondai Fort Monsoon trek usually takes around 2 to 3 hours to reach the summit, depending on your pace and weather conditions.

Is it safe to trek to Sondai Fort during the monsoon season?

 Trekking during the monsoon season can be challenging due to slippery trails and rain. It's essential to take necessary precautions, wear proper footwear, and trek with caution.

Are there any facilities available during the Sondai Fort Monsoon trek?

There are limited facilities available during the Sondai Fort Monsoon trek. It's recommended to carry your own water, snacks, and a basic first-aid kit. There may be small tea stalls or shops at the base village, but it's better to be self-sufficient.

Are there any nearby attractions to explore after the Sondai Fort Monsoon trek?

After the trek, you can explore nearby attractions like Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kondana Caves, or enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Karjat region.

Confirmation Policy

  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 25 days before the date of departure, would levy 15% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 15-25 days before the date of departure, would levy a 25% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-15 days before the date of departure, would levy 50% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days before the date of departure, would levy 100% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be canceled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveler as an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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  • Avoid carrying heavyweight for the trek.
  • Floaters and Sandals are not allowed.
  • Do not use drugs and alcohol during the trek. If you have seen, handled, used or appear under the influence of any illegal substances, your entry will be denied.
  • Follow the rules and instructions given by the leader. The trek leader’s decision will be final.
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