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Event 5: Night trek to Kalavantin Durg -16.01.2016 @ 20.30Hrs (Panvel railways Station)


It is situated at an elevation of 2,300 feet, and is accessible only through stairs carved around its steep rocky walls.

The climb to the fort top is not so tough, but since the stairs are without any support or edges, those with vertigo are advised against it.

From the top, one can see the Peb, Chanderi, Matheran, Karnala, and Ershal forts as well as the city of Mumbai.

Legend has it that the fort was build for a queen known as Kalavantin, and that it was used a secret hideout by freedom fighter Umaji Naik in the early 19th century.


Category: Adventure + Medium + thrilling

Endurance Level: High
Duration of the
trek: one night and half day
Food Arrangement: Breakfast will be provided by Hills and highways @ Prabal machi
Transport: Private auto rickshaws/Tum Tum
Height : 2300 ft approx.
Base Village: Thakurwadi

District: Raiagd
Region: Panvel


Saturday 16.01.2016

20.30 Hrs:- Meeting Pont @ Panvel Railway Station

20.45 Hrs:- Depart for Base village by Tum Tum

21.15Hrs:- Will reach at Base village Thakurwadi

After Reaching at base camp we will conduct small Introduction round

21.30Hrs:- we will Start Trek for Prabal Machi

23.00Hrs:- Reach at Prabal Machi for dinner and take rest till 3.30Hrs Sunday

Sunday 17.01.2016

03.30Hrs:- Start Ascending to Kalavantin

05.00Hrs:- Reach @ Kalavanti (We can see other forts and beautiful Sun rise)

07.00Hrs:- Start Descending

08.00Hrs:-Reach at Prabalmachi and Time for Nature and fresh up call (Those who wish to make it)

08.300Hrs:- Breakfast

09.00Hrs:- Start Desending

11.00Hrs:- Reach @ Thakurwadi

11.00Hrs:- Back to Panvel by Tum Tum

Trek End with lots of memories


 Cost Include: Transportation from Panvel – Thakurwadi – Panvel by Tum Tum, Breakfast at Prabalmachi


Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Torch with extra battery compulsory, Sleeping Bags / Sleeping Mat for stay @ prabalmachi, Good shoes, Goggles, Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional), Dinner for Trek (@ (Prabalmachi), Some ready to eat food (Plum cakes, Biscuits etc), Wear Full sleeves cotton T-shirt and Track pant. Jacket or sweatshirt must.

Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
A haversack to put all these things


Booking and Cost: INR 550/-

For confirmation please transfer INR 300/- as per below account details and rest at the time of Trek.

Last date of registration 12.01.2016

Account Details

·         NEFT: Vishal Rajendra Budhavalekar, State Bank Of India A/c No.: 32533282254 IFSC Code: SBIN0001429 Branch: Ranade Road, Dadar (W)



Contact Details

Vishal: 9930849930 / Sunny: 9870929245 / Vishesha: 9821160330


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