Insta ID –bcf.official. Kalavantin Durg Trek is one of the most popular treks in Maharashtra. The trek is punctuated with tea and snack stalls, followed by breakfast point that is nestled at the lower plateau of Prabalmachi, the midway hamlet base nestled at an elevation of 390 metres (1279.5 feet) above sea level. The fort is nearer to Prabalgad. As this train is enroute to Mumbai, vada pav ( vada pav has grown to be the darling of the masses) was sold on the train, which I never want to miss while going for Sahyadri treks. Specially in the monsoons, the Western Ghats are transformed into a tropical green paradise. On a weekend, me along with my other trek friends planned this trek with Backpackers and City Freaks. * Raincoat – A poncho will also protect your bag from getting wet. They both faced each other. Prabalgad is a twin fort to Kalavantin Durg. Kalavantin Durg: Dangerous but nice - See 50 traveler reviews, 185 candid photos, and great deals for Palghar, India, at Tripadvisor. Start 2021 on a High note! The base village of Kalavantin Durg Trek is the Thakurwadi Village. Kalavantin Durg is strikingly beautiful, but is also one of the most dangerous fortresses in the world. We started our trek with full josh enjoying the scenic beauty. The trails also become cleaner and more beautiful. Got into the private vehicle and returned back to Karjat and boarded our train at 4.30 pm and said bye-bye. Be sure to wear the appropriate winter or rain gear, depending on the season. Her dead body was found around 10 days after her death. Every year during monsoons Maharashtra transforms into one of the beautiful and hottest destinations in India. The trek to the fortress is considered to be amongst one of the most dangerous in the country. So avoid going in the rainy season. You can follow us on Instagram for regular updates. A trip to this beautiful spot will make you forget about your busy life in the bustling city of Pune. For more info on BCF upcoming events visit us here. Not many are brave enough to trek during monsoons, fearing rains will spoil their plans. Making the plan: So finally, it was planned. So we decided to do both the treks. Have an adventurous get away! The trek to Kalavantin Durg can be divided into three parts. My journey to Kalavantin Durg Trek. Due to the rain, the trail was full of water and slippery, so luckily I wore shoes with good grip and few people had missed out a turn and they went straight which made them miss our trail. Article by Dheeraj. One has to climb 80-degree rock-cut stairs. And from Hyderabad, it’s a weekend gateway. Looking at the photos of the rock-cut stairs at Kalavantin on the internet; I was a bit sceptical on how an individual can make it to the very top passing through this dangerous … Rachita Gupta Kanodia, a 27-year-old Hyderabad-based mountain climber, who had gone on a trek to Prabalgad Fort and Kalavantin Durg in December, 2017 was found dead. It’s rugged mountains of Sahyadri offers ultimate trekking destinations around Pune and Mumbai. The last rocky patch to reach Kalavantin Durg top. Sahyadri mountain Range is an adventure seekers paradise. Situated at an impressive height of 2,300 feet above sea level, a trek to the top of Kalavantin Durg is not without perils, yet there are many who are willing to take this risk. A very long standing plan.Prolonged - sometimes because of the risk of trekking in rain and sometimes due to friends being busy. In the middle, it started raining and we had to wear our raincoats and cover our bags with rain covers. And then we got into a private vehicle and started to Thakurvadi, we are expected to reach in 3-4hrs. In the Western Ghats near Mumbai, at a hefty altitude of 701 metres (2,300 feet) above sea level lies the world’s most dangerous fortress: Kalavantin Durg, which (according to legend) was constructed in honour of a Queen Kalavantin. Located in the Sahyadri’s, the place is replete with scenic views. After dinner inside the homestay we played till 12, one of our trek mate’s birthday was that very next day. Posted by backpackerscityfreaks July 23, 2020 October 2, 2020 Posted in Contributed by our BCFians Tags: Backpackers, Backpackers and City Freaks, BCF, CIty Freaks, Kalavatin, Keep Learning, Keep Travelling, Monsoon, MOnsoon Trek, Prabalgad, Trekking. Kalavantin Durg named and constructed in the privilege of queen Kalavantin. At some points, the path demands scrambling up the steep slopes and over the rocks. Thanks a lot, Dheeraj for penning down your experiences from the event. Offering gorgeous views and abundant beauty – via rugged terrain with narrow rock-cut steps, steep slopes and no support whatsoever – the trek to and from the fortress is … On a friday evening, I logged out of my office, packed my backpack, and reached Begumpet station. 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