One day Monsoon Trek to Sondai Fort

Monsoon Trek to Sondai Fort

Place: Sondai Fort

Type: Sahyadri

Endurance: Low

Difficulty: Easy

Activities: Trekking

Cost: Rs.600.00


Western Ghats









Day 1: 

Meeting Point For Mumbai People:
We will be starting with the CST - Karjat Fast Local (Timetable was given below)
People may board the same Karjat train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second boggy from CST side)
Meeting point For Pune people: Karjat Station at 8.15 am at west side ticket counter.

We will proceed to the base village by Local Transport (6 KM from Karjat Station)
Reach Base Village by 9.15 am, Breakfast at base village.
Start the trek by 10.00 am.
Reach the top by 12.30 pm
Lunch, Fort exploration and Start descending by 2 pm.
Reach Base Village by 4 pm
Evening refreshments.
Reach back to Karjat by 5.00 pm.
We will be returning to Mumbai by 7pm-8pm tentatively.

• Identity Proof
• A bottle of water (Minimum 2 Ltrs),
• Windcheaters
• Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
• Some ready to eat food
• Lunch for the day
• Pleases do not carry sling bags
• Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

Transportation from Karjat to Karjat,
Breakfast and Evening refreshments.
TMI Expertise Charges

Mineral water, Softdrinks etc.
Anything other than above-mentioned inclusions

By Air

Not Applicable

By Train

Train Timing
CST – Karjat Fast Local
CST – 06:10 am
Byculla – 06:18 am
Dadar – 06:24 am
Kurla – 06:31 am
Ghatkopar – 6:35 am
Thane – 6:50 am
Dombivali – 7:02 am
Kalyan – 7:10 am
Karjat – 8:00 am


By Road

Not Applicable


Sondai Fort:

Sondai is not a popular or unknown fort, stands approx 6kms of Karjat overlooking the Karjat-Chauk highway and offers a beautiful view of Morbe Dam, Prabalgad, Irshal, Rajmachi, Songiri forts and Matheran mountain range. This was used as a watch tower. The base village of Sondewadi stands on a considerable height. There are 2 water cisterns on Machi (at the base of the pinnacle) and steps are carved out of rocks to go on the topmost point where an idol of Sondai Devi stands. Two more water cisterns are on the way and has potable water. Two missing steps in the rock make one to climb a small patch of 15 feet but proper hand holds and footsteps are available and that makes it easy even in monsoon. Waverly is another village from where a bit difficult approach to the fort passes through the dense forest. Overall it’s an ideal one day hike for newcomers in the trekking field.