The Pinnacle Fort Hike
Distance from the center of Mumbai city in terms of time: 1.5 hours
Hike Duration: 2.5 hours one-way
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate | Active individuals
In a few words: A quick hike with a dose of adrenaline at the summit
Not recommended for: Guests with a fear or heights or vertigo
What you'll do
On an early morning, we will leave the chaos of the city and climb one of our favorite mountains near Mumbai.
The mountain is home to an exciting abandoned rocky pinnacle fort & offers the best and the most authentic Maharashtrain food in the state.
After only 1.5 hrs travel time from the city, we find ourselves at the base of this mountain & within the wilderness.
Soon, we begin our hike and reach a tiny hill-top village that is placed midway to the summit. The village is home to a population of 200 tribal people & is accessible only on foot. This is where we will stop for a quick breakfast, some refreshments & most importantly a soothing hot cup of chai (tea) made by the tribals.
After this, we will continue our hike towards the 2300 ft summit after climbing numerous hand-carved bastion rock-cut steps that were carved a few centuries ago when the pinnacle was used as a fort by a number of empires.
On arrival at the summit, we will relax and breathe in the majestic scenery that the pinnacle offers.
For lunch, we will hike back to the village for a wholesome & scrumptious meal.
After a satisfying lunch & interaction with the tribals, we will head down & travel back to the city just the way we arrived.