Kalavantin Durg Trek

Kalavantin Durg Trek

Kalavantin Durg

Kalavantin Durg is easily seen from Panvel. Opposite Matheran and next to Prabalgad Fort. Kalavantin is a 500 meters high pinnacle on the northern edge of the Prabalgad plateau. Kalavantin Durg is good one-day Trek near Mumbai

Kalavantin Durg Details

Kalavantin Durg Information

  • Kalavantin Durg height 500 meters or 2300 feet
  • Kalavantin Durg Trek difficulty Medium
  • Kalavantin Endurance Level required Basic endurance
  • Food and Water is available at the base village
  • Camping is possible at Prabalmachi village
  • You can combine the trek with Prabalgad Fort and Irshalgad Fort

How to Reach Kalavantin Durg and Prabalgad 

By Train Mumbai and State Transport Bus

  • Get down at Panvel railway station on Harbour Line
  • Walk till State Transport Bus Station 5 minutes away
  • Take State Transport Bus till base village Thakurwadi one-hour ride
  • After reaching Thakurwadi you can easily trek till Prabalmachi route is well marked
  • You can also hire rickshaw till Thakurwadi village
  • Google maps location is available if you plan to drive till Thakurwadi

Kalavantin Durg Trek by Train Mumbai and Rickshaw

You can follow the below pointers to reach till the base village

  • Get down at Panvel railway station on Harbour Line
  • Walk till Highway for Share Tum Tum Rickshaw get down at Shedung Phata
  • At Shedung Phata, hire Rickshaw till Thakurwadi Village
  • The trekking route is well marked out from here on
  • Local guide and stay facility is available at the base village
  • You can also book rickshaw or Tum Tum till base village do negotiate

How to Reach by Car Mumbai to Kalavantin Durg or Prabalgad

  • Drive till Shedung Phata Panvel on old Pune express way
  • Take a turn towards Thakurwadi Village from here
  • Landmark Zoia Mountain Spa near Thakurwadi Village
  • Google maps has location

Food Arrangement at Kalavantin Durg or Prabalgad

Food Arrangement at Kalavantin Durg or Prabalgad

  • Food is available on top of Prabalmachi
  • Many Villagers offer homestay and camping option at Prabalmachi Village
  • You can also carry your own lunch
  • Water is available at the base village
  • Small huts sell refreshment on weekend at Kalawantin Durg

Kalavantin Durg Best Time to Visit

The Fort is best visited during monsoon season and post-monsoon season. Currently, due to overcrowding bans are placed by local government to trek till Kalavantin Durg during the monsoon season. Kalavantin Durg can be visited all year round. Due to increased popularity of Kalavantin Durg, it is heavily crowded during monsoon seasons, Please reach as early as possible to avoid crowds. During the pre-monsoon season you can see many fireflies at Prabalmachi camping.


Trek Experience - Kalavantin Durg Blog 

Treks and Trails and friends meet at Panvel station and took the first bus till Thakurwadi Village from Panvel State Transport Bus Station it was monsoon period. You can hire a Rickshaw though it will be expensive as they will charge you for return fare as well. Kalavantin can be seen from Matheran from Lion Heads Point and Others. Prabalgad is next to it and you can combine the two treks.

Drinking Water is available at Prabal Machi base village before Kalavantin Durg and Prabalgad Fort. It will take around 1 hour 30 minutes to reach till here you can refill you water bottles here or spend a night in case you plan night stay. Food can be arranged by locals they have started a hotel you can google for information.

Rock cut steps climb to Pinnacle

The main attraction to Kalavantin Peak is the climb to Pinnacle. Steps have been carved in the mountain with no protection on one side with exposure. One has to be very careful in negotiating them. For many people, the trek ends here after looking at the exposure and size of steps. Monsoon time makes it more difficult wind adding to the difficulty after you climb the steps.

A small rock patch needs to be climbed a rope will help for beginners. Once you reach the top you can see Prabalgad, Chanderi, Peb, Matheran, Irshalgad, and Ulhas River. You can ask people going toPrabalgad to click your snap which offers a panoramic view of Kalavantin Durg.


  • By Dhiraj Shet Reply

    Hi, I m Dhiraj from pune. Interested to do kalavantin trek. Need details.. call or what app me details on 8888556627

  • By sumit Reply

    Hii im Sumit from mumbai, intrested for kalavantin trek, plese send details for my whatsup no 9773451682.

  • By Tejesh Reply

    Do we need to come down through the same steps thst we took to climb uphill or is there any alternative route to come down?

    • By sarfaraz Reply

      You need to come down the same steps only one route available.

  • By Rahul Dinesh Patil Reply


    This is Rahul, we 3-4 friends have planned for Kalavantin Durg, we are from Pune so could you please let us know if there is any travelling arrangement from Pune & also it would be very grateful if you could provide us with the schedule for Kalavantin Durg so that we can contact you.

    We look forward to hearing from you..

    • By sarfaraz Reply

      Please call us for an quote

  • By Vishal Yadav Reply

    Which is the best time to go for Kalvantin Durg trekking?

    • By sarfaraz Reply

      Post monsoon or winter season is the best time

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