Pabalmachi is situated between Matheran and Panvel in Raigad district of Maharashtra. Prabalmachi is the base village of Klavantina and Prabalgad. The Altitude of Prabalgad is around 2300 ft from sea level. Earlier Prabalgad is known as MURANJAN. This fort capture by Maratha Empire in 1657 and MURANJAN renamed as Prabalgad. It is sister fort is Irasalgad. Right next to Prabalgad, Northside V shape Klavantin Fort is there. Prabalgad Fort of building by Bahamani Sultan. They were using it as a watchtower and keep an eye at Konkan region.
Prabalgad lies on the Prabal plateau between Matheran and Panvel and can be easily spotted from the Mumbai-Pune expressway. The "Ulahas River" runs to the east of the fort while the "Gadhi River" runs to the west. The Patalganga River is to the south.
The forts of Chanderi and Peb are to the west. The Manikgad Fort is to the south while the Karnala fort is located towards the north.
Kalavantin (also known as Kalavati or Kalavantinicha Sulka) is a 685m high pinnacle on the northern edge of the Prabal plateau. It is located near the Machi and the Vajepur village. This is the site of the Kalavantin Durg.
Some Information about Prabalmachi
Height: 2300 ft
Train Time Table (CST to Panvel)
09:30 pm CST
09:48 pm Wadala
09:59 pm Kurla
10:19 pm Vashi
10:50 pm Panvel
Train Time Table (Thane to Panvel)
09:54 pm Thane
10:23 pm Nerul
10:46 pm Panvel
11:00 pm: Meeting point Panvel railway station
01:00 am: Reach base village
01:15 am: Introduction and instructions
01:30 am: Start trekking towards Prabalmachi
03:00 am: Reach Prabalmachi and relax/sleep
05:00 am: Wake up and move toward Kalavantin
07:30 am: breakfast
08:00 am: Start descend
11:30 am: Reach Mumbai
Things to Carry
Torch with an extra battery
2 litres water
Enerzol powder or Glucon D powder
Snacks & biscuits
Extra pair of clothes
Clean napkin or towel
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Haversack or backpack (No sling bags)
Please carry personal medicines if any
Panvel to Panvel Transport
Mumbai Mountain Hikers Expertise
Anything personal expense
Water bottle/soft drink
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