The Grand Panorama Trail
Distance from the center of Mumbai city in terms of time: 1.5 hours
Hike Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours one way (Short version) or 5 -6 hours in total (Longer version)
Difficulty: Easy for the Short version | Moderate for the Longer version
In a few words: Grand sights that display the best of the Maharashtrain mountains
Recommended for: Everyone from kids to the active elderly
What you'll do
We will take you out to the prettiest & most panoramic spot in all of Maharashtra, a place on the immediate outskirt of Mumbai.
The trek begins with an easy-going stroll along the banks of a pristine lake before you cross freshwater streams and rustic villages.
The unending scenery of the green meadows on this trek is a surreal visual treat and much more than we can explain. The cool monsoon winds in the midst of the clouds and rain make this trek an experience to remember forever!
The hike route leads to a plateau that overlooks various waterfalls from neighbouring mountains.
Why we love hosting people on this hike apart from it being the prettiest nature-scape near Mumbai is that we can tailor the hike to every guest's physical ability.
For guests that would like to keep it easy-paced, we usually lead the hike for 1.5 hours one way over mostly flat & gradually inclined terrain up to a gorgeous vantage point and then turn back.
For individuals that are really up for a longer hike, we extend this hike to 5-6 hours of hiking.
Our Team of certified Mountaineers & Wilderness First Responders that are proactively looking to ensure that your experience is 100% safe.
At Jack & Hill Adventures, we work day in and day out to provide some of the highest standards of quality & safety in the country at par with International Leaders in adventure tourism.
With our 15 years of experience in the great outdoors near Mumbai, you are certain to be in safe hands.
We are certified by the following leading International institutions in the adventure space.
6 am: Leave from Mumbai
7.45 am: Reach the trail start point
8 am - Begin the hike
9.30 am - Reach our hike endpoint & soak in panoramic grandeur
10.30 am - Leave back for our start point
12 noon - Arrive at the parking area & leave for Mumbai
2-2.30 pm - Arrive in Mumbai
We have a separate longer itinerary for the longer 5-6 hour version of this hike, available on request.
Reviews from this hike
Jack & Hill takes you to beautiful nature just 1.5-2h drive from Mumbai! We went to a mountain range called Matheran. My host Johann is so passionate about nature and wild life and shares that passion in a wonderful way! I felt rejuvenated after walking for few hours just being surrounded with nature, sounds of birds, monkeys, wind.. and thanks to Johann I’ve seen and learned about wild life in Matheran, as well as I got excited about all other nature places around Mumbai that is worth exploring. Jack & Hill makes it very smooth, professional and fun !
This started as an exciting adventure we were looking forward too all year long. The vistas were breathtaking and the grand panorama trail was mesmerizing. But even when my husband experienced some muscle cramps, the team (Johann, Sam, Leon) were so helpful and professional. We felt taken care of all along and in absolutely safe and trained hands. I'm definitely going to go for many many treks with these guys and would highly recommend to others.
This particular one day trek was organized by Jack & Hill adventures. My husband and I went had the best time there. It was our first monsoon trek and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. What I enjoyed the most about the trek is the breathtaking and diverse flora, which also motivated us to keep going further. We crossed a small lake, paddy fields and a few waterfalls along the way. Initially, at the start of the trek the weather was bright and sunny. But after we reached the Garbett Plateau, the rain gods delivered and how!! The greenery of the trees and the waterfalls looked straight out of a painting. Finally and most importantly, this trek would not have been possible without the energetic and affable team spirit of the Jack & Hill Adventures team, consisting of Johann, Sam and Leon. They managed the group really well with interesting fact about the trail and generally kept us all charged throughout the trek.
How we operate
Before we take on a booking, we get on call with our client to understand their expectations of the experience, to correct the same if needed, and take into account both the physical as well as mental ability of every member joining.
Customized to our clients needs
Once we have properly understood our guests needs, we advise them about joining the experience. We then tailor the experience as per their need, time, ability, interest & enthusiasm.
End to End service
For our guests convenience, we put all arrangements in place that a guest may require for the entire experience, right from door to destination and back again. We can arrange for an air conditioned vehicle to pick up & drop, packed meals, adventure gear, and a lot more.