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.... :)   

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