Monday, October 20, 2014

TREK TO PRABALGAD & KALAVANTIN DURG

PRABALGAD & KALAVANTIN DURG





This is very tough to make a trekking plan in a middle of October heat...but anyway we succeeded

And we choose Prabalgad and Kalavantin fort as our trekking destination...

Prabalgad Fort is located between Matheran and Panvel. Hight of the fort 2300 ft.  It was known as Muranjan until it was taken over by the Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.



Our story :- For making our schedule more comfortable we decided to cut off at least half of distance in night and early morning so we started our journey at Saturday early evening we had five Motor-Bikes.

Around 1 am we reached at Thakurwadi village, This is the base village for both the forts. We parked our Bikes at a Hanuman Temple in the Thakurwadi. From Thakurwadi we plan to reach Prabalmachi, A small village at centre point of Prabalgad and Kalavantin Durg. Around 3 am we were on the plateau which is entrance of the prabalmachi.



Here we decide to take rest till Sunrise. In the early morning we found one small hotel cum home at the entrance of Machhi. We ask them for tea and some food and surprisingly we got best means 'Maggi Noodles'. Also we ask them to prepare lunch for us till we visit Prabalgad. At 7.30 am we started for Prabalgad. It was little stiff climb but not so difficult to reach top within 1 hr. But most time-consuming part was the searching temple, water tanks and old structures on the fort, It took around 3 hrs to find all the places on the fort which one has to visit...



Around 1 pm we reach the same hotel where we decided our lunch. After lunch and little rest at 3 pm we started our next destination....Kalavantin Durg.

Now this was very hard to reach near pinnacle in very hot temperature. It was like burning, After 15 Minutes walk Kalavantin's steps were visible to us...After climbing that huge steps in 30 minutes we were at the Top of Kalavantin Durg. 


Here we finish our trek and on the way for home.... :)   

Click to check pics by the Group :- 

https://www.sahyadriskada.com/trektoprabalgadandkalavantindurg



5 comments:

  1. I, Nilesh Bhutambara, a rural entrepreneur from Prabalgad Adivasi village want to welcome you all to the most beautiful heavenly abode on earth. With all the wonderful services (food, accommodation, guide etc.) provided by “Prabalgad Hotel and Room Service”, you ought to have a peaceful and satisfied stay at Machi Prabal village. The provided service is first of its kind in the village pertaining to the needs of a number of travellers who have visited and had some difficulty in finding food and overnight stay. We are happy to inform you that, Bhutambara family have started providing all the facilities and services for healthy experience of tourists.

    About the place: Machi Prabal is an ancient and beautiful village situated half-way up a mountain (a ledge or "Machi" in Marathi) at the base of “Prabalgad” fort. With excellent scenic beauty and serene environment, you will witness eternal bliss in your visit to the place. It is housed perfectly in between the two magnificent ancient forts namely “Prabalgad” and “Kalavantin” famous for its historical secrets. Notably, Kalavantin has been named in “33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World” (http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/the-33-most-beautiful-abandoned-places-in-the-world#.yqlopl5xPX) which has a peculiar design of steps creating a heaven like experience while climbing. This place has been especially attracting a number of tourists, trekkers, historical enthusiasts and also been a perfect weekend for innumerable families housing in and around Mumbai, Pune and Thane. To fully explore this place, you will need at least two days.

    For more details and bookings, Kindly visit: http://tour.prabalgad.com/

    Thanks and Regards.
    Nilesh Bhutambara
    Prabal-Machi Village
    Website:www.tour.prabalgad.com
    Mob No: +91 8056 186321

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  2. After reaching base village on plateau, how to proceed to kalavantindurg.
    I went there once to trek for kalavantin in mind but after reaching the plateau, all I could see was prabalgad. There was no other pinnacle visible.
    If any one can guide?

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    1. From Prabalmachi when headed towards Prabalgad on the left side you will see the Kalavantin Durga...

      https://goo.gl/maps/5vwicdD549v

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  3. After reaching base village on plateau, how to proceed to kalavantindurg.
    I went there once to trek for kalavantin in mind but after reaching the plateau, all I could see was prabalgad. There was no other pinnacle visible.
    If any one can guide?

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  4. Welcomes you all to Prabalgad And Kalavantin Tourism Trekking, Camping & Local Events Service. Here you can experience some of the most sought after and unique special seasonal events like 'Crab hunting', Fireflies and night forest safari', 'Tribal Holi celebration', 'Forest fruits and vegetables darshan'. Live, eat and celebrate in a Tribal lifestyle. We provide you tent and fire camping, games, local delicacies made on wooden "chullah" and organize treks to Prabalgad Fort & Kalavantin Durg from base camp site Prabal-Machi. We also provide accommodation (farm house), local guide service, and road transport to and from Panvel and Thakurwadi. ​We undertake bookings for birthday celebration, corporate events, summer camps, training camps etc and the campsite is also available for temporary private undertakings and other privately organised events.
    More Info : www.prabalgad.com

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