For more information about Treks, Forts and Hikes near Mumbai, check out the following-
Yash Gaikwad’s blog
Prashant Kothavade’s blog
WanderLust Adventures Trek posts
Onkar Oak’s blog (Marathi)
Aashish Chawla’s Trekking blog
Ashutosh Bijoor’s blog
Shrikant Shimpi’s blog
Yogesh Unavane’s blog
Deovrat Phal’s blog
Shraddha Mehta’s blog to help the people plan their travels and outings.
1. Trek the Sahyadris by Harish Kapadia
Listed price: Rs. 250.
Current status: 5th edition is out of stock but a revised 6th edition is expected by August, 2018.
The bible of trekking in Sahyadris! This has been the go-to book for trekkers since decades and the fact that it’s still much sought after, even 41 years after it was first published is a testament to its relevance even today!
You can read a limited preview of the 5th edition on Google Books.
Link: limited digital preview on Google Books
2. The Sahyadri Companion, Young Zingaroo trekkers
Listed price: Rs. 1000
Current status: Out of stock but reprints are expected by first half of 2019.
Over 100 trekkers, history buffs and professional rock climbers came together to compile this exhaustive book of treks in Maharashtra in 1995. Its USP is the narrative style used to make the reader feel like they are themselves trekking with the authors!
As with all good books on Sahyadri, it is notoriously difficult to get your hands on this but fret not! The authors are planning to go for a reprint cum revised edition later this year! 🙂
P.S. Also available in Marathi as संगाती सह्याद्रीचा.
3. Matheran– A Mountaineering Manual
Authors: Dr. Rohinton Mehta, Ms. Swati Mahajan, Mrs. Rupa Mehta
Listed price: Rs. 230
Current status: Available on amazon.in & parsiana.com
An absolute must-have for every person desiring to explore Matheran and the surrounding hills! A look at my trek list will tell that the Matheran region is one of my favourite haunts and I can assure you there is no book about treks near Matheran than this!
From precise maps of the trails and their endurance ratings to contact numbers of local guides, this book has it all!
This post keeps evolving as I find links that are a treasure chest of information about Sahyadri treks. So keep a tab on this page!
Last Updated: 21/05/2018