Offers

Kurudgad Trek - Trekking and Overnight Camping Ex-Mumbai

Adventure | Trekking

Kurudgad Trek - Photo Courtesy Odati Adventure
Kurudgad Trek - Photo Courtesy Odati Adventure
Kurudgad Trek - Photo Courtesy Odati Adventure

Sahyadri Ranges in Maharashtra is full of medieval forts, ancient caves and temples that are historically connected to Raja Shivaji, the great Maratha warrior. There are number of treks and trails that run round around these that offer great views and are hugely popular in monsoons and winters. The trails offer great views as one is left awestruck at the incredible skills of the people who build forts and temples at such treacherous heights

Kurdugad is accessed from the picturesque village of Jite, a short distance away from Mangaon (135 kms from Mumbai) on the Mumbai Goa Highway NH-17. The base village of Jite is nestled beautifully at the foothills of the ghats, covered almost on all the sides by mountains. Kurdugad offers some lovely panoramic views of the ridges and the Konkan plains.

One walks through paddy fields and then trek up a slope across a mountain ridge to come over a small plateau to PethWadi. From Pethwadi that the pinnacle of Kurdugad comes in full view. A little ahead of Pethwadi is the newly built but quaint temple of Kurdaidevi. After dropping bags trekkers set forth to explore the fort. The fort is in a dilapidated state, with the wall crumbling. This makes it impossible to get to the top of the fort. However one does come across some images of Lord Hanuman at the entrance, water cisterns, and steps that must have been blown away during the British Conquest. Return to Temple for the night halt for overnight camping and some freshly cooked meals. Next day morning return to base and back to Mumbai

Grade : Moderate
Time to climb : 3 hours
Route taken : Bandra – Sion – Vashi – Panvel – Mangaon

Odati Adventure conducts fixed departures to Kurudgad and custom departures can be organized for a min group size of 6.

Related Destination

Related Things To Do

  • Kuda Caves

    Heritage Site
    Group of 26 Buddhist rock-cut caves, created in 1st c. BC - 3rd c. AD. Caves are located at a more

    Access

    Kolad ( 37 Kms )
  • White Water Rafting is conducted in Kundalika river near Kolad (13 kms) all through the year. The more

    Access

    Kolad ( 13 Kms )
  • Tamhini Falls

    Natural Wonders
    A seasonal waterfall (most active in monsoon) at 20 kms from Kolad towards more

    Access

    Kolad ( 20 Kms )
  • Bhira Dam

    Lake or Riverside, Natural Wonders
    Bhira is set around a Hydroelectric dam. The place comes alive in monsoon when a number of more

    Access

    Kolad ( 30 Kms )
  • Ballareshwar Pali

    Temple or Holy Place
    One of the eight Ashtavinayaka temples. Ballaleshwar is the only incarnation of Ganesha that is more

    Access

    Pali (Maharashtra) ( 1 Kms ), Nagothane ( 14 Kms ), Durshet ( 15 Kms ), Khopoli ( 30 Kms ), Khandala ( 40 Kms ), Lonavala ( 50 Kms ), Mumbai ( 110 Kms ), Pune ( 120 Kms ), Jejuri ( 170 Kms ), Ozhar ( 170 Kms )
  • Unhere Hot Water Springs are sulphur springs set at about 3 kms from more

    Access

    Pali (Maharashtra) ( 3 Kms ), Durshet ( 8 Kms ), Nagothane ( 14 Kms ), Khopoli ( 28 Kms )
  • Thanale Cave Trek

    Heritage Site, Adventure
    Thanale Caves are a set of 28 rock-cut Buddhist caves, built in 3rd - 2nd century BC, approachable more

    Access

    Pali (Maharashtra) ( 5 Kms ), Durshet ( 10 Kms )
  • Shirdi Saibaba Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Shirdi Saibaba temple is located at the heart of the Shirdi town and houses the samadhi (burial more

    Access

    Shirdi, Ahmednagar ( 86 Kms ), Nashik ( 88 Kms ), Bhandardara ( 106 Kms ), Trimbakeshwar ( 117 Kms ), Igatpuri ( 122 Kms ), Aurangabad ( 144 Kms ), Thane ( 220 Kms ), Mumbai ( 241 Kms )
  • Titwala Ganesh Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple, popularly known as Titwala Ganesh temple is a popular Lord more

    Access

    Kalyan ( 15 Kms ), Vasind ( 20 Kms ), Murbad ( 23 Kms ), Shahapur ( 30 Kms ), Thane ( 36 Kms )
  • One of the eight Ashtavinayak Temples at 6 km from Khopoli. This is well visited over weekends. more

    Access

    Khopoli ( 6 Kms ), Kalote ( 6 Kms ), Khandala ( 16 Kms ), Durshet ( 25 Kms ), Lonavala ( 26 Kms ), Pali (Maharashtra) ( 30 Kms ), Mumbai ( 80 Kms ), Pune ( 93 Kms ), Ozhar ( 135 Kms ), Jejuri ( 140 Kms )
  • Asiatic Library

    Heritage Site, Institute
    The Asiatic library in Soutn Mumbai is one of the heritage sight seeing places of Mumbai. Dating more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 1 Kms )
  • Gateway of India

    Heritage Site
    Gateway of India (constructed in 1911) is the most recognised monument in Mumbai overlooking more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 2 Kms )
  • Chatrapati Shivaji Museum formerly known as the Prince Of Wales Museum is built in Indian more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 2 Kms )
  • Bandra Linking road is a shoppers haven for branded outlets and street shopping. The area also has more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 15 Kms )
  • Byculla zoo also known as the Veermata Jijabai Udyan was established in 1861. One can see a more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 5 Kms )
  • Chowpatty Beach is a public beachfront in South Mumbai that is part of the Queens Necklace. There more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 3 Kms )
  • Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly known as Victoria terminus) was built in the year 1887 to more

    Access

    Mumbai
  • Dhobhi Ghat

    Activity
    Dhobi Ghat refers to Mumbai's biggest open air Laundromat. Dhobi Ghat is popular with experiential more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 4 Kms )
  • Elephanta Caves

    Heritage Site, Rides
    The Elephanta caves are situated off South Mumbai and accssed via a short ferry ride from the gate more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 2 Kms )
  • Esselworld

    Theme Parks
    Esselworld is Mumbai's first and most renowned Theme parks. It offers 30+ rides, water kingdom more

    Access

    Gorai ( 3 Kms ), U Tan ( 12 Kms ), Mumbai ( 60 Kms )
  • Fashion Street refers to a cluster of few hundred shops in South Mumbai that sell export reject more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 2 Kms )
  • Haji Ali Dargah

    Mosque or Dargah
    Haji Ali Dargah is a 15th Century Dargah of Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, lies in the middle more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 8 Kms )
  • Jehangir Art Gallery

    Arts Crafts Culture
    Jehangir Art gallery is an iconic Art Gallery situated behind the renowned Chhatrapati Shivaji more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 2 Kms )
  • Juhu Beach

    View Point
    Juhu beach (Popularly known as Juhu Chowpatty) is Western Suburb equivalent of Girgaum Chowpatty more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 19 Kms )
  • Kamla Nehru Park is a city garden set on a hill overlooking Arabian Sea. It is one of the most more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 6 Kms )
  • Kanheri Caves

    Heritage Site
    Kanheri Caves are a set of Buddhist Caves inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The Caves dates back more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 36 Kms )
  • Mahalaxmi Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Mahalaxmi Temple is a Devi Temple near Haji Ali overlooks Arabian Sea and is one of the most more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 8 Kms )
  • Mumbadevi Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Mumbadevi Temple is a prominent devi temple in the old city area and it is what gives Mumbai its more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 4 Kms )
  • Marine Drive is a long promenade that ends at Girgaum Chowpatty. Its streetlights when looked from more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 2 Kms )
  • Malad in Western Suburbs in Mumbai is home to a Vaishnodevi Temple that is a kind of replica of more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 36 Kms )
  • Saibaba Temple Thakur Complex

    Temple or Holy Place
    Malad in Western Suburbs in Mumbai is home to a Saibaba Temple on Western Express highway in more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 33 Kms )
  • Inorbit Mall is one of the largest malls in Mumbai at Goregaon - Malad (W) area and one of the more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 35 Kms )
  • Phoenix Market City Mall

    Shopping, Theme Parks
    Phoenix Market City Mall is the largest mall in Mumbai at Kurla (W) and poised to be the most more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 19 Kms )
  • Prabhadevi Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    One of the oldest and prominent temples near Siddhivinayak Temple area of more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 10 Kms )
  • Kalbadevi Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    One of the oldest and prominent temples in the old city area of more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 3 Kms )
  • Nehru Planatarium is a prominent landmark and a popular planatarium, visited mainly by school more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 10 Kms )
  • Nehru Planatarium is a prominent landmark and a popular destination for school more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 11 Kms )
  • Phoenix Mall

    Shopping
    Pboenix Mill compound is the most popular shopping destination in South Mumbai. It has a more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 12 Kms )
  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a reseve forest area in Western Suburbs. The reserve forest has now more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 36 Kms )
  • Siddivinayak Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Siddhivinayak Temple is a Lord Ganesha temple at Prabhadevi area and has grown to become a pilgrim more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 12 Kms )
  • Taraporewala Aquarium (1951) is the only prominent aquarium in Mumbai. The aquarium is located on more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 5 Kms )
  • Chhota Kashmir

    Rides, Gardens
    Chota Kashmir is a Garden and a small lake in Aarey Milk Colony area in Western Suburbs which has more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 35 Kms )
  • Walkeshwar Temple

    Temple or Holy Place, Lake or Riverside
    Walkeshwar temple is a Lord Shiva Temple at Malabar hill in South Mumbai. The temple is known as more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 10 Kms )
  • Iskcon Temple Juhu

    Temple or Holy Place
    Iskcon Temple at Juhu (Western Surubs) is a prominent landmark and a cultural centre. The more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 22 Kms )
  • Mount Mary Church is a Roman Catholic Basilica at Bandra. The Basilica is the most visited more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 15 Kms )
  • Mani Bhawan is a Mahatma Gandhi Memorial displaying many aspects of Life of the father of the more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 6 Kms )
  • Prithvi Theatre

    Arts Crafts Culture
    Prithvi Theatre at Juhu is one of a kind experimental theatre and where many plays and more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 21 Kms )
  • Colaba in South Mumbai is home to many monuments. Right from CST, Flora Fountain, Jehangir Art more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 3 Kms )
  • Babulnath Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Babulnath Temple is a late 19th Century Lord Shiva Temple and one that is patronised by Gujarati more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 9 Kms )
  • Global Vipassana Pagoda contains the worlds largest stone dome built without any supporting more

    Access

    Gorai ( 3 Kms ), U Tan ( 12 Kms ), Mumbai ( 60 Kms )
  • Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum is the oldest museum in Mumbai. It was originally established more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 6 Kms )
  • St. Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai (1718) is the first Anglican church in Mumbai. The cathedral was more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 1 Kms )
  • INS Vikrant (Served India in 1971 Indo-Park war) now serves as a Naval museum. Docked off the more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 3 Kms )
  • Flamingoes are spotted near Sewri Jetty in Winter. Locals flock here on Sunday for a bit of bird more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 7 Kms )
  • The NCPA complex at Nariman Point include the 1000+ seater Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, 1000+ seater more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 3 Kms )
  • The Cathedral of the Holy Name in South Mumbai is a Roman Catholic cathedral and the seat of the more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 2 Kms )
  • Smaash

    Theme Parks
    Smaash is a Virtual reality entertainment centre where guests can actually play cricket, football, more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 10 Kms )
  • Hakone

    Rides
    Hakone is a Go Karting centre at Powai Hiranandani Gardens area, popularly visited by locals over more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 29 Kms )
  • Chinmaya Mission at Powai is an institute that imparts trains teachers on Vedic lines and holds more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 29 Kms )
  • Balaji Temple Nerul

    Temple or Holy Place
    Nerul is home to Balaji Temple atop a small hillock. The main deity is Balaji (Lord Vishnu), in more

    Access

    Navi Mumbai ( 7 Kms ), Mumbai ( 35 Kms )
  • Worli Sea link

    View Point
    One of a kind Bridge in India connecting Bandra and Worli areas of Mumbai over Arabian more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 13 Kms )
  • Raigad Fort

    Heritage Site, Rides
    Raigad is a hill fortress at 2700 ft asl near Mahad. The Maratha king Shivaji made the fort his more

    Access

    Mahad ( 25 Kms ), Kolad ( 65 Kms ), Nagothane ( 75 Kms )
  • Malshej Ghat

    View Point
    Set on a cliff, Malshej ghat end point offers spectacular views in monsoon when the whole area is more

    Access

    Malshej Ghat, Murbad ( 54 Kms ), Ahmednagar ( 126 Kms ), Pune ( 139 Kms ), Mumbai ( 160 Kms )
  • Arnala Beach

    View Point
    A beachfront on outskirts of Mumbai just a few kms North of Mumbai. There are some waterparks / more

    Access

    Arnala, Vasai ( 20 Kms ), Thane ( 53 Kms ), Mumbai ( 69 Kms )
  • Mahalakshmi Temple Dahanu

    Temple or Holy Place
    Mahalaxmi Temple at Dahanu is one of the renowned local pilgrimages. Located right on the NH-08, more

    Access

    Manor ( 30 Kms ), Dahanu ( 32 Kms ), Vapi ( 50 Kms ), Valsad ( 81 Kms ), Thane ( 100 Kms ), Mumbai ( 120 Kms )
  • Dabhosa Waterfall

    Natural Wonders
    Dabhosa is a perennial waterfall at about 20 kms from Jawahar. Waterfalls are at its best in more

    Access

    Dabhosa, Jawhar ( 20 Kms ), Nashik ( 90 Kms ), Vapi ( 100 Kms ), Valsad ( 130 Kms ), Thane ( 150 Kms ), Mumbai ( 170 Kms )
  • Karnala is a Fort and has reserved forest around it which is known as Karnala Bird Sanctuary as it more

    Access

    Karnala ( 1 Kms ), Panvel ( 10 Kms ), Navi Mumbai ( 35 Kms )
  • Ganeshpuri

    Institute
    Ganeshpuri is home to Swami Nityanand Ashram for Yoga & more

    Access

    Wada ( 32 Kms ), Thane ( 55 Kms )
  • Vajreshwari is home to Hot water springs (Sulphur springs), believed to have medicinal value for more

    Access

    Wada ( 33 Kms ), Thane ( 55 Kms )
  • Chinchoti Falls

    Activity, Natural Wonders
    Chinchoti waterfalls is a seasonal waterfall situated near Vasai. It is a popular spot for day more

    Access

    Vasai ( 15 Kms ), Ghodbunder ( 25 Kms ), Thane ( 40 Kms )
  • Yeoor Hills

    Activity
    Yeoor hills is a buffer zone and the other end of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Yeoor hills more

    Access

    Thane ( 10 Kms ), Mumbai ( 35 Kms )
  • The Kanhoji Angre light house is located on Kanhoji Angre Island, which was previously known as more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 12 Kms )
  • IMAGICA at Khopoli is a world class theme park that opened in April 2013. It is spread over 300 more

    Access

    Khopoli ( 10 Kms ), Khandala ( 25 Kms ), Lonavala ( 31 Kms ), Mumbai ( 90 Kms ), Pune ( 95 Kms )
  • Kidzania Mumbai

    Theme Parks
    KidZania is a Mexican chain of family entertainment centers currently operating in 15 locations more

    Access

    Mumbai ( 15 Kms )
  • Manas Mandir Asangaon

    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Manas Mandir Tirtha is situated near Shahapur just off NH-03 and is a renowned local more

    Access

    Shahapur ( 5 Kms ), Vasind ( 9 Kms ), Murbad ( 33 Kms ), Kalyan ( 43 Kms ), Thane ( 52 Kms ), Igatpuri ( 54 Kms )