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A taste of Sahyadri. Accessible monsoon weekend treks for Mumbaikars

With the monsoon around the corner, here's a compendium of treks that is guaranteed to incite travellust. So grab those daypacks and hiking shoes Mumbaikars and head out to the Sahyadri. Western Ghats are one of the world’s eight “hottest hotspots” of biological diversity. Around 5,000 species of vascular plants alone grow there, as do hundreds of species of mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians. A large number of these species are endemic to the Ghats: they are found nowhere else in the world. 

Khandas to Bhimashankar via Ganesh Ghat - A Trek in Video

The Ganesh Ghat route is an 8 kilometre moderately difficult trekking route that connects the sleepy village of Khandas with Bhimashankar temple. Along this trekking route you get the best view points to gaze at Bhimashankar's walls. Bhimashankar's walls are rocky sides of 1000 metre plateau on which the temple is located. These rocky sides are covered in lush green vegetation and cascading waterfalls in the monsoon season. This is a set of 5 videos that showcase this route on a rain drenched monsoon day. More information on this trek can be had on our article that covers this route in detail (opens in new window).