Trekking Dec 2008 :: Kalavantin Durg [Trekking around Panvel]
All I know is.. “Google is my friend”, whenever I am in search of some interesting place to trek.. I can only do is Google it out. Since I had recently been to Prabalgad, I had an eye for doing a winter trek to “Kalavantin Durg”.
Do Google search for images of Kalavantin Durg (Kalavantin Pinnacle)click here
All I could comment was “Amazing Place, Amazing Snaps”.. I heard from my subconscious mind was to visit this place asap.. And we had Mallik making plans for the same. The plan was to be executed on 6th Dec 2008. We all gathered at Dadar Stn @5:30 a.m., planned to meetup a few fellas at Kurla Stn. headed towards Panvel. Got down at Panvel Rly Stn, moved towards Panvel bus depot to take the 7AM bus to base village of Thakurwadi( Bus fare: 10 bucks each).
The distance shall be around 30 mins (~15-20kms). You can go via Mumbai Pune Highway-Shedung Phata to Thakurwadi. Then proceed to Prabalgad or Kalavantin. The Stairs are full of scree n a little bit broken route.
Kalavantin Durg, near the Panvel region, adjacent to Prabalgad Fort. The 3-hour long trek takes you to Prabal Machi Village, where rock-cut steps lead you to the top of the fort. Its located very close to Panvel, is a medium difficulty trek, but if you dare to visit during rains, its gonna be really more challenging.