Kalavantin Durg Trek Details
Type: Hill Fort.
Date: 8th June 2014.
Height: 2300 ft. (appx)
Base Village: Thakurwadi
Charges: Rs. 500/- Approx.
This fort is just opposite to Prabalgad. It is also visible from Mumbai-Pune highway. According to stories, the fort was built for a queen named Kalavanti. Steps leading up to the fort have been cut into the rock face of the hill. From the peak of this fort you can see a 360o panoramic view of Matheran, Chanderi, Peb, Ershal, and Karnala forts, and also the Mumbai city. The Adivasi People of Machi-Prabal village observe the custom of dancing on every Holi (Shimga) Festival at the top of Kalavantin fort. These people have a long-standing relationship with this fort and it has become a part of their heritage.
Trek Schedule :-
Catch the local and get down at panvel
07.00 Hrs: Reach Panvel by Local Train
07.30 Hrs: Breakfast at Panvel
08.00 Hrs: Move to Thakurwadi by auto/jeep
09.00 Hrs: Ascend
11.30 Hrs: @ Top
11.30-13.30: Hrs Explore, Rest and Lunch
13:30 Hrs: Descend
15:30 Hrs: Thakurwadi
17:00 Hrs: @ Panvel
The charges for the trek are approx. Rs. 500/- per head, which includes traveling from Panvel to Panvel stations, breakfast & refreshment.
Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking.
2. A bottle of water (2 Ltrs).
3. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry
4. Electoral powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits (optional).
5. Torch with extra batteries.
6. Personal medicines & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution, mosquito’s cream.
7. A good trekking shoes.
8. Windcheater etc
Rains showers are expected, so pack your bags accordingly.
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