Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2300 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Date: 1 July 2017
Base Village: Thakurwadi
Trek Cost: Rs 750/- per head.
Registered Member: Rs 700/- per head.
It includes B/f & T, Lunch (Veg/Non Veg), Expertise charges etc..
Cost not include: - Extra food (Private Orders), Personal Expenditure of any kind, INSURANCE Coverage, Any other charges not specifically mention in “Cost includes”.
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Kalavantin Durg is situated on the northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai-Pune road. One can see from express highway a V-Shaped one. The Left one is KalwantinDurg& right side is Prabalgad.
This fort is just opposite to Prabalgad. It is also visible from Mumbai-Pune Expressway. According to stories, the fort was built for a queen named Kalavantin. Steps leading up to the fort have been cut into the rock face of the hill.
The Adivasi People of Machi-Prabal village observe the custom of dancing on every Holi (Shimga) Festival at the top of Kalavantin Fort.
The fort top commands an excellent view of the surroundings with Prabal in the front. Matheran, Chanderi, Shrimallang, IrshalKarnala, Manikgad, etc can be easily identified.
We’ll be boarding the below train from our nearest local station. Train timings are shared below for convenience.
Panvel Slow Local - CST to PANVEL
06:08 am CST 06:26 am Vadala Road 06:37 am Kurla
06:56 am Vashi 07:05 am Nerul 07:26 am Panvel
THANE to PANVEL Slow Local
06:19 am Thane 06:40 am Turbhe 06:48 am Nerul
06:55 am CBD Belapur 06:59 am Kharghar 07:10 am Panvel
Meeting Point: Panvel Railway Station at 07:30 am
07:45 am Move towards Base village via Share-taxi/ Private Transport/Tum-Tum
08:00 am Break for the breakfast, tea and refreshments
09:00 am Reach Base village, freshen up, gear up for the trek
09:15 am Introduction round and brief on rules and regulations to be followed by everyone on the event
11:15 am Reach Prabalmachi, take some rest
11:45 am Start for kalavantin durg
12:45 pm Reach the top, and enjoy the thrill of accomplishment,
01:15 pm Start descend
02:00 pm Reach Prabalmachi, have some rest have lunch
03:00 pm start return journey
04:15 pm Reach base village and move back to panvel station via private transport
05:00 pm Reach Panvel railway station.
To book your seat please deposit Rs 400/- (non Refundable) in the following. (Please specify your name or those who transfer on behalf of you & trek/Activity/Tour name-mandatory in SMS).
(Rain Shower expected so please pack your bags accordingly).
A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof,approx 3 ltr water, Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should wear good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, if you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid, carry some extra cloths.
Non-compulsory items but helpful:
Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution. (It’s totally self-responsibility to take care of things.)
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