Total Trekking Distance: 11 kms Highest Altitude: 1899 ft
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Takmak fort trek is a perfect getaway from the hustle bustle of city and to unwind for a day, embraced by splendid lush green views of the Sahyadris.

The trek is a haven for bird watchers, and is not privy to huge crowds (which is a pleasant change!)

The trail takes you through paddy fields, crossing small streams and then through dense forest with sounds of birds chirping all along the way!
The enchanting forest trail is followed by a ridge walk which gives you the first view of the Takmak Fort!
The final part of the trail to the top is a bit tricky and exposed with boulders and some loose rock, manageable by first timers as well (with proper trekking shoes)!
On the top you are greeted with captivating panoramic views of surrounding green valleys!

Geographic details: Takmak Fort is located in Vasai/Virar in the Palghar district in Maharashtra. The base for this trek is Sakawar Village which is approximately 60kms from Mumbai.
The fort is accessible in all seasons. It takes about three hours to reach the fort entrance from the base village Sakawar. The trek route starts from the Ramkrishna Mission situated on the National Highway 48.

Historic details: For some time, this fort was in the possession of the Portuguese and it was captured by Maratha army after the Battle of Vasai in 1739. It was captured by British Army in 1817.

Overview of the Hike

Total distance: 10.5 km
Highest altitude: 1899 ft
Difficulty grade: Moderate
Base village: Sakawar, Vasai/Virar
Approximate total time: 5-6 hours (from start at Sakawar Village to back to Sakawar Village)


Images and info from Wikipedia and TripAdvisor

  • Start from Mumbai at 04:00 am
    Pick up locations & timings will be shared two days prior to the hike
  • Reach Base Village Sakawar by: 06:00 am
    Have breakfast at base village
  • Start hike: 07:00 am
    Reach the top by 10:30 am
    Spend some time on the top
  • Start descend: 11:00 am
    Reach Base Village Sakawar by 01:30pm
    Have lunch at base village
    Start for Mumbai post lunch
  • Return to Mumbai by 05:00pm

Trek price includes:

  • Travel from Mumbai to base village and back (optional)
  • Breakfast and lunch on the hike
  • Snack on the trail
  • Guide and expertise charges
  • First aid kit

Trek price excludes:

  • 5% GST
  • Meals or drinks purchased by participants during the travel or trek (example biscuits, fruits etc)

Yes, this trek is perfect for first timers and beginners.

Yes. An active child above the age of 5years, accompanied by his/her parent/guardian can do this trek.

This is an easy trek and suitable for beginners and first timers. However we expect participants to have a basic level of fitness and an active lifestyle. Participant be able to brisk walk 4 km and climb 10 floors in one go to achieve the fitness level required for this trek.

20 litre day pack – 1..... 2 litre water bottle – 1 (alternately you could carry two 1 litre bottles of water) (hot water / thermos not required)..... Trek pants – dry fit..... T-shirt – dry fit (preferable full sleeves)..... A jacket (it may be cold in the morning when we start, and on reaching the top you may require one)..... Trekking shoes / Hiking shoes..... Sunglasses..... Sun cap..... Sunscreen lotion..... Napkin..... Trail Snacks (energy bars, biscuits, nuts (dry fruits), etc.)..... Trekking pole (optional)..... An extra pair of clothes (optional)

A trek leader, an assistant trek leader, and a local guide will accompany you on this trek. We will be carrying a First Aid kit and we will ensure a safe and supportive outdoor experience.