This mountain at just above 1000 m. close to Khandala is a good getaway for a quick trek that can be done under 4 hours. However, directions to the place are very poor and it is not easy to decipher what the travel guidebooks say. It is best to approach the place by asking for directions either at Lonavla or Khandala. As the mountain's shape is distinct heading in the general direction and asking for the route on the way helps. Of the different options, starting off from the village of Kuruvanda at the foothill is easy. At the edge of this village, a dirt path leads to the mountain. Previously constructed concrete walkways are mostly gone and one has to make do with the dirt path . The main challenge in a trek to the mountain is the slipper nature of the stones enroute particularly in the steeper sections. Also, there are no directions anywhere apart from the absence of any amenities - whether drinking water or washrooms. At Kuruvanda, a large residence has thoughtfully provided a large earthen pitcher of water outside its wall which is the last source of drinking water! The trek is steep in some parts and otherwise easy. The view at the top is very panoramic of the towns and villages below and the other mountains and ridges in the vicinity. There is a small shrine at the top. As one gets closer to the peak, there are fewer trees and no shade to rest.
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