For more information about Treks in Maharashtra, check out the following-
WanderLust Adventures Trek posts
Peter Van Geit’s Navigation Tutorials
Manish Naik’s trekking blog
Yash Gaikwad’s blog
Prashant Kothavade’s blog
Onkar Oak’s blog (Marathi)
Ashutosh Bijoor’s blog
Shrikant Shimpi’s blog
Yogesh Unavane’s blog
Deovrat Phal’s blog
1. Trek the Sahyadris by Harish Kapadia
Listed price: Rs. 450
Current status: 6th edition is available on Amazon.in
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 also read a limited preview of the 5th edition on Google Books.
2. The Sahyadri Companion, Young Zingaroo trekkers
Listed price: Rs. 1000
Current status: Out of stock.
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!
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 you that the Matheran region is one of my favourite haunts. From precise maps of the trails, graded according to their endurance and difficulty to contact numbers of local guides, this book has it all! Possibly the best Matheran book you can lay your hands on!
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: 22/08/2020