Sondai Fort Trek


Sondai is small hill fort which is located in Karjat Region, in Raigad District, Maharashtra, India. Karjat region also has other popular treks like Peb fort, Irshalgad fort, Rajmachi, Kothaligad and Bhimshankar

Trek Date: September 5th, 2021. (Sunday)

The Last Monsoon Trek of the season before the season and landscapes changes to a different mood...

All Pandemic Lockdown and social distancing policies to be followed.

Base Village: Sondewadi

Altitude: 1200 ft or 366 m above mean sea level.

Nearest Railway Station: Karjat

Grade level: Moderate

Endurance Level: Moderate

Time Required to Reach the Top: 2 hours.

Best Time to Visit: Monsoon

Sondai Fort Trek Route:

Sondewadi village – Small Plateau – Rock Patches – Small Plateau – First Iron Ladder – Second Iron Ladder – Sondai Fort Top

Difficulty trek grade: Medium grade to slightly difficult towards summit. (Will involve around 3 hours of climb and 3 hours of descend).

Budget for the Trekking trip will be Rs.1250/- per person. (Custom trek details and budget scroll down).
For children / students Rs.750/- per students up to 19 years old.
minimum age of children allowed on this trek (10 years old and above).

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Inclusions: Travel by private transport, Trek Management, Safety Rope if required, General First Aid, Goody Bag (Dry Snack Bag). 

Carry your packed Snack / Lunch / Water bottle refer to detailed check list for one day trek refer Checklist for One day Treks

Travel mode: Private Vehicle 

Pickup points: 
6:15 am Andheri (West), SV Road near Merwan Bakery
6:30 am Bandra (East), Kalanagar Bus Stop, at Bus Stop near end of Sky Walk 
Near Western Express Highway
6:40 am Sion Lunch Home, Near Sion Station.
6:50 am Chembur (Before Diamond Garden Signal)
7:10 am Vashi near Junction of Station Road and Highway below the fly over.
7:30 am Belapur (along highway)

7:45 am Near McDonald, Kalamboli on Highway near entrance of Mumbai-Pune Express highway 


Any other meals or beverages other than mentioned above.

Any kind of insurance.

Any kind of parking charges or any any other kind of tolls.

Anything that is not included is excluded.

In case the event gets cancelled due to Pandemic lockdown policies the trek booking amount will be adjusted other future treks.

More about Sondai Fort 

Sondai fort which was once used as a watchtower post by local rulers, the summit commands a majestic 360 degree view of the surrounding Matheran mountain range. There is a small temple of Goddess Sondai on the summit of the small summit of Sondai Fort. Sondai fort derived it’s name from Sondai Devi, Sondai devi is worshiped by locals. There is no fortification available except some water tanks on Sondai Fort. Sondai Fort provides amazing view of Irshalgad, Morbe Dam, Matheran, Prabalgad Fort, Karnala Fort, Songiri Fort and Rajmachi Fort.

Sondai Fort trek route is easy and well marked till the top of Sondai fort. Sondai fort trek begins from Sondewadi village. Sondai fort trek passes through jungle, rock patches, multiple iron ladders and muddy field.

Sondai fort trek is one of the better one day treks near Mumbai and Pune during monsoon season and ideal for beginners and first timers who would like to explore trekking as a hobby.

Food / Water Availability during this trek: There are no restaurants near Sondewadi village. However, Arrangement of food and water can be done by People of Sondewadi village. Water facility is not available on Sondai fort. Carry enough water with you.


 How to reach Sondai Fort?

Best way to reach there is to hire a private vehicle or drive in your own vehicle.

(For Backpackers)

Get down at Karjat Railway station. Karjat can be easily reach from Mumbai, Pune and Thane. There is no direct bus available till base of Sondai Fort. From Karjat catch ST bus or share TumTum to Borgaon Phata. From Borgaon phata walk 5 km to reach Sondewadi village or if lucky then get lift. If you are coming in groups then book vehicle till Sondewadi village. Distance between Karjat and Sondai fort is about 10 km.

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