Trek to Kalavantin Durg

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

Kalavantin Height - 500 meters or 2300 feet

Kalavantin Difficulty: Medium

Kalavantin Edurance Level: Kalavantin Durg requires basic endurance


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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


By Train Mumbai and Rickshaw

  • Get down at Panvel railway station on Harbour Line
  • Walk till Highway for Share TumTum  Rickshaw get down at shedung phata
  • At Shedung Phata, hire Rickshaw till Thakurwadi Village
  • Route is well marked out from here on
  • You can also book rickshaw or Tumtum 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



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


Kalavantin Durg Best Time to Visit

  • 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 poosible to avoid crowds 


Trek Experience - Kalavantin Durg 

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.

Water is available at Prabal Machi base village before Kalavantin and Prabalgad Fort. It will take around 1 1/2 to reach till here you can refill you water bottles here or spend a night incase you plan night stay. Food can be arranged by locals they have started a hotel you can google for information.

Main attraction to Kalavantin Peak is the climb till Pinnacle. Steps have been carved in the mountain with no protection on one sde with exposure. One has to be very carefull in negotiating them. For many people trek ends here after looking at the exposure and size of steps. Monsoon time makes it more difficult wind adding to the diffculty 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 to prabalgad to click your snap which offers a panoramic view of kalavantin durg.

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