Pune: Punekars are lucky enough to have various trekking spots just beyond the city limits and can visit them throughout the year, however, monsoon is the best time to feel the pleasant climate and experience nature at its best.
Monsoon has already approached the city and this is the best time perhaps to hit the outdoors to satiate one’s love for adventure.
Anurag Nimbalkar from Trekfit Adventures said, “Trekking in monsoon season is a deep look in nature. Camping makes you forget your luxury and appreciate the simplicity of nature. Our group of Trekfit Adventures is a very sporty group for adventurous activities and love to explore every shade of nature. We organise treks every two or three months a year, but monsoon is the favourite because during this time we observe the largest number of groups for trekking spots in Pune. Our coming trek plan near Bhira, Devkund waterfalls on June 9 and 10 had over 50 members and everyone was very excited at the camp.”
Omkar Kokamthankar, an enthusiast in monsoon trekking, said, “According to me for easy monsoon treks, Lohgad fort, Visapur fort, Duke’s Nose, Tikona Fort and Rajmachi are the best options for newcomers in this adventure. Those who are experienced and skilful trekkers usually go on Andharban jungle trek, Kalavantindurg trek and to Harishchandragad fort, Ratangad fort, Kalsubai mountain, Kataldhar waterfall and Devkund waterfalls. Usually, people get frightened by the combination of rains and trekking, because it has problems like it being slippery, poor visibility and lack of comfort due to wet body. But if one takes care of the safety then one will able to enjoy to the fullest.”
Vallari Pathak, a software engineer loves to go for treks with friends and her favourite season for trekking is the monsoon. She said, “We are planning to trek to Andharban along with a group. I have been going on treks since I was 18 and initially with ‘Mountain Hikers’. As monsoon brings many hurdles during trekking, the person should look for a group which is adept at trekking to that place. The person should not stray away from the group. The person should carry all necessary tools like ropes, flashlight, extra water, lighter and do good research work about the place.”