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Camping at Prabalmachi and trek to Kalawantin on 21st & 22nd March!

21st Mar 2015


Photo of Camping at Prabalmachi and trek to Kalawantin on 21st & 22nd March! by Mapping Journeys

Prabalmachi is a quaint little village hidden in the hills of old Mumbai-Pune highway. This village is the base-camp to trek up the Prabalgad/ Kalavantin forts. We plan to climb up to Prabalmachi in the late evening, stay up there at a village home and spend the night with campfires and conversations.

Height: Appx 2300 ft .
Region: Panvel
Grade: Medium
Date: 21st and 22nd March

Day 1
Participants can board 05.04 pm CST - Panvel slow.
Train timings are as follows:
05.04 pm : CST
05.32 pm : Kurla
05.37 pm : Chembur
05.51 pm : Vashi
06.00 pm : Nerul
06.21 pm : Panvel
Participants from Thane have to opt for the 05.20pm Thane-Panvel train.

Meeting Point for everyone:
06:30 pm - Panvel ST Depot
06.45 pm : Move to Thakurwadi by public transport
07.45 pm : Start the ascend
09.15 pm : Reach Prabalmachi where we will be spending the night. Freshen up. Have dinner. Sing songs and play a few games around a campfire.
11.00 pm : Take some sleep

Day 2
06.30 am : Wake up call
07.00 am: Breakfast
07.30 am : Move towards Kalavantin Pinnacle
09.00 am : Reach the top
09.45 am : Start the descend
11.00 am : Reach Prabalmachi, have Lunch and enjoy the views from the plateau.
12.30 pm: Start the descend
02.00 pm: Reach the base village
02.30 pm: Move towards Panvel

Cost: Rs. 950 per person

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I think discipline is really required for an adventure trip where you have to engage yourself in physical activities and your article proves this fact true. Pravalmachi is in itself a beautiful place though there is nothing much except this trekking tour that you can do.
Sun 01 10 16, 09:32 · Reply · Report
Last time when I went for the Kalavantin Fort trek I felt like going there every month. The trek is really moderate and is okay for even amateurs. The scenic beauty one can witness from the top is extraordinary. Your time to time account is interesting to follow.
Sat 01 09 16, 20:31 · Reply · Report
What about the Kalavantin Durg? Anything about that? Do people live over there? Like are there any shops on top there or any place to stay? Did you guys put up tents and enjoyed camping? So excited to know more about your trip.
Sat 01 09 16, 17:36 · Reply · Report
I have been on this trip quite a few times and the best part of the Kalavantin Durg Trek is staying up at night. I have made a number of friends during such a trip and we still go for teips together. A memorable experience for me.
Fri 01 08 16, 22:02 · Reply · Report
Like the way you have guided the readers about the Kalavantin Fort Trek but it is really sort. A little more detailing on the places which you have seen would really be more interesting to read. Also, a few more photographs of your journey if you don't mind?
Fri 01 08 16, 21:28 · Reply · Report
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