Trek : Prabalgad
Height: 2320 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy- medium
Base Village: Thakurwadi.
Cost : 350rs
Contact : PRAVIN - 9821318848/9821465256(whatsapp)
Prabalgad Fort is located between Matheran and Panvel at an elevation of 2,300 feet. It was built at the pinnacle of the rocky plateau very close to Matheran. Previously, the fort was known as Muranajan and renamed by the Maratha forces under the rule of chatrapati Shivaji.
There is a dense forest on the way till the top of fort Prabal. This fort can be approached via steep climb of a waterfall route (water flows only during monsoon).
History: There is not much mention of this fort in history. However in 1658, Shivaji conquered Prabalgad from the Mughals, after establishing his powers in the Kalyan-Bhiwandi area. When Shivaji attacked the fort, the Mughal Sardar and fort chief Kesar Singh forced himself and the ladies in the fort to commit suicide so as to save themselves from falling into the hands of the Marathas. His mother along with her grandchild hid inside the fort by the fear of Shivaji, but such was the greatness of Shivaji that on finding them he sent them to their village with genuine respect and dignity.
Trek : Many times we visit various places which are far away from us but forgot our near rest beautiful places. It’s not that we don’t want to go there but normally we chose places those takes us away from our schedule life and which are helpful to us to forget our daily stressful routines.
What to see !
- East, Ulahas River
- West, Gadhi River, Chanderi and Peb forts
- South, Patalganga River, and Manikgad
- North, Karnala fort
- Kelve Teen (also known as Kalavantin or Kalavantinicha Sulka) is a 500m high pinnacle on the northern edge of the Prabal plateau. It is located near the Machi and Vajepur villages (Will go if Time permits)
Cost : 350rs
It Includes Travelling from Panvel to Thakurwadi by Local vehicle, Breakfast
Expertise charges etc……
Contact: PRAVIN - 9821318848/9821465256(whatsapp)
Meeting point panvel railway station sharp 7.30 am
Than Breakfast near station
After Breakfast we move ahead to Base Village by Pvt Vehicle in next an hour so..
Introduction, instructions and start the trek
Reach the top in 3-4 hrs.
Explore the fort and start descending Prabalgad by 2pm.
Lunch Break at Machi
Reach the base till 5 pm.
Start our return journey and Reach Panvel by 6pm.
Recommended Local Train Timings:
For Harbour Line
Panvel Slow Local
Mumbai CST : 06:00 am
Wadala Road: 06:18 am
Kurla : 06:28 am
Vashi: 06:47 am
Nerul: 06:56 am
Panvel: 07:17 am
For Western Line
Western Line people can connect the above train from
Wadala Road @ 06:18 am
Recommended Local is Andheri Harbour line 05:44 am
Andheri : 05:44 am
Bandra : 05:58 am
Wadala Rd: 06:09 am
1) A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking.
2) id proof.
3)Good Trekking shoes (must)
5)approx 3 ltr water,
6) Torch with extra batteries,
7) some snacks like plum cake,
8) camera (optional)
9) if you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid….
Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, (It’s totally self-responsibility to take care of things.)
Smoking and alcohol strictly prohibited
Be a group - its not a race
NO littering please...we are educated