Prabalgad Fort

About: Prabalgad Fort is located in between Matheran and Panvel in Raigad District in Maharashtra State. The structure is built at a height of 2300 feet in the Sahyadris Mountain Range. Prabalgad Fort is settled on a top of a plateau.  Prabalgad consists of a sister fort which is named as Irshalgad Fort. It is situated in the vicinity of the main fort. Irshalgad is comparatively smaller in area. However, there are numerous water reservoir that were cut from the rock.

 

Details

Height: 2300 feet

Level: Easy

Trekking Time: 1 and ½ hours.

PLACES TO SEE NEARBY:

1.Bhavani Temple

2.Chanderi Fort

3.Karnala Bird Sanctuary

4.Karnala Fort

5.Zenith Falls

6.Kalavantin Durg

7.Irshalgad

8.Gadeshwara Dam

9.Manikgad

 

How to Reach: Distance from Mumbai is 48.5 km via Sion-Panvel Express way.

Distance from Pune is 117.6 km via Mumbai-Pune Express way.

The Fort is Visible from Mumbai-Pune Highway.

By Train: Travel to Panvel and can take 6-seater auto rickshaw which are available from Gandhi Hospital and Old Panvel.

Another choice is to catch the hourly State-Transport bus at Panvel Bus Depot to Thakurwadi and from Thakurwadi onwards you can complete your journey to the fort on foot.

 

Things to Do and Watch:

Sightseeing, Trekking, Experienced the chilled air, Bath under the natural shower and waterfall, Fun, Happiness and Refreshment.

 

When to visit:

Monsoon makes this trekking challenging as the rocks become slippery and the step also.

The best time to visit is the month from October to May.

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