In the Western Ghats near Mumbai, at a hefty altitude of 701 meters (2,300 feet) above sea level lies the world's most dangerous fortress: Kalavantin Durg, which (according to legend) was constructed in honor of a Queen Kalavantin.
Offering gorgeous views and abundant beauty via rugged terrain with narrow rock-cut steps, steep slopes and no support whatsoever the trek to and from the fortress is dangerous yet thrilling. Kalavantin Fort is famed as the Climb to Heaven, owing to its dangerous nature and the birds-eye view of the immense beauty that awaits atop.
From the base point (in the village of Thakurwadi) to Kalavantin Durg and the Prabalgad Fort, the trek to this adrenaline-sparking fortress take about a little over three hours and is accessible by zigzag stairs carved into the edges of the rocky mountains, with swathes of scree and no guard rails or ropes.
The trail gets notably steeper and vertigo-inducing on the way up through this doesn't deter those in pursuit of heart-pounding adventure but jaw-dropping views and beautiful scenery on the way up to make the trek all the more worthwhile. Expect to catch a glimpse of the tiny waterfalls south of Kalavantin Durg.
Attractions: - Challenging yet thrilling trek route - Eplore the one of the steepest pinnacle - Steep rock cut stairs - Adventurous natural rock climbing
Region: Panvel When: 8th March 2020 (Sunday) ___________________________________________
Trek Information: Elevation: 2300 ft Difficulty: Easy to moderate Endurance: Medium Trek distance: 10 km (approx) Time required: 3 hours one way Suitable for: not recommended for anyone suffering from vertigo/height phobiac
Reporting Point: 12:34 am at Deccan on 8th March (Saturday)
Pick-up locations: Panvel Railway Station
(Please arrive before 15 min at your pickup point to avoid getting late.)
Arrival: We will be back to Panvel by 01:00 pm on 8th March 2020 (Sunday)
Itinerary: - 01:30 am Reach base village. - Group introduction & briefing about the trek - 02:00 am Start trek - 03:30 am Reach Prabalmachi - Have a breakfast - 04:30 am Head towards Kalavantin Durg - 06:00 am Reach Top - Enjoy mesmerizing sunrise. Take a few snaps. - 07:30 am Start descending - 08:30 am Reach Prabalmachi - Have a Lunch - 10:00 am Start descending Prabalmachi - 12:00 pm Reach Base - Wrap and start the return journey - 01:00 pm Reach Panvel
_(Above mentioned timings are tentative.)_
What we'll give/What we won't:
Cost includes: Transport by non-AC private vehicle - From Pune (Deccan Bus Stop) Meal (veg) - 1 Breakfast + tea - Lunch Expertise charges Basic First Aid
Excludes: Anything that is not mentioned in the includes section
Things to carry
Things to carry
A big smile
Identity proof (must)
2 liters of Water (must)
Good trekking shoes (must)
Torch with Extra batteries (must)
Please wear full sleeves and full track pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles
Carry enough snacks. Some ready to eat food like Plum cakes, biscuits, chikki, dry fruits, gul poli, boiled eggs, thepla, Paratha, etc. Avoid dried and salty items
DRY bag for your garbage
Cap, Rain cheater, poncho (Optional) for those who don't want to get wet (in monsoon)
Towel, Napkins, Extra Pair of clothes
Camera, Binoculars (Optional)
Electoral or Glucon D powder or ORS
Personal medicines if you need any.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has hands free while trekking.
1. Smoking, drinking alcohol, chewing tobacco is strictly prohibited throughout the trip.
2. These forests and environments are a symbol of pride for all of us. Hence, no littering of trash.
3. No Risky Selfies are allowed. Organizers reserve the right to decide which act/ photo pose is risky.
4. Listening to Music on Bluetooth speakers is not allowed as it disturbs the nearby ecosystem.
5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure-hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
6. Trekking is a specialist activity do not consider this as a picnic.
7. Feeding to wild animals is prohibited
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Map & Directions
Map & Directions
Panvel Railway Station Platform 1 Sector 17, New Panvel East, Panvel, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 410206, India
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