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Hike up the thrilling Kalavantin Fort

Hike up the thrilling Kalavantin Fort
(This event is carried out under the banner of Canvas N Chrome)
Hiking/Trekking in the Sahyadris with its multitude of forts perched atop hill/mountain top is an adventure that needs no special mention. The experience of climbing atop one such fort/watch tower which is precariously perched on a tall & conical hill very close to Mumbai would be one that we will embark on together!
Join Canvas N Chrome as we take you on a thrilling adventure of ascending/descending beautiful rock-cut steps to Kalavantin Fort near Panvel
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Kalavantin Fort from Prabalgad
Trip Date: 22nd June 2014
Trek Cost: Rs.450/- per person
Group Size: 20 Guests (Maximum)
Trip Highlights:
  • A short yet challenging hike to a expansive plateau
  • Thrill of ascending/descending beautiful rock cut steps
  • Adrenaline pumping final climb to the top of the fort
To register, get in touch with us on:
Dimesh Patel: (+91) – 887 994 1420
Rohit Nayak: (+91) – 961 901 7717
Office: 022 – 6500 4100
Registration Procedure:
  1. Call on any of the phone numbers mentioned
  2. Send us an email with Complete Name, Contact Number, Email Id, Emergency Contact Number, Blood Group, & Birthday
  3. Bank details will be sent out via email
  4. Transfer cash with your name in the Payment Description
  5. Bookings will be confirmed on receipt of full payment
  1. Buy return tickets for Panvel & Board the train from Wadala/Kurla station at 06.04/06.12AM
  2. Alight/Get down at Panvel station & walk to the Panvel ST Stand (10mins) or alternatively take a rickshaw
  3. Meet up at the Bus Exit Gate of Panvel ST Depot
Note: In case you miss the train, Board the next train for Panvel departing Wadala – 06.10 & Kurla – 06.22
  • Bus from Panvel to Base Village (~0.75hrs)
  • Introductions & Instructions
  • Hike to Kalavantin Fort (2.0hrs)
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding region & descend back down to village
  • Tentative time back at Panvel would be 6.00PM
Prabal machi
Cost Includes:
  • Travel from Panvel bus depot to village & back
  • Simple Breakfast
  • Thrilling trek to Kalavantin Fort
  • Expertise & Guide charges
Cost Excludes:
  • Packaged Water, Cold Drinks, Lunch, etc
  • Anything other than that mentioned in the inclusions above
Important Notes:
  • The trek is graded as Medium because of the steep flight of stairs used to ascend to the top of the fort; The endurance grade is medium as it takes a good 2 hours to get on top
  • The initial part of the hike passes through shrubs & bushes & is a well marked trail. The trail becomes confusing after crossing the plateau with Kalavantin to the left & Prabhalgad to the right. All guests are advised to stick together till they reach the Col between the 2 forts.
  • The steep & thrilling section of steps starts after reaching the Col. The final ascend to the fort requires scaling a small & easy rock patch.
  • Kalavantin is buffeted generally by strong winds during the monsoon season; It is strongly advised to stay away from Ledges & Edges for safety.
  • Full Clothes (Track Pants & Full Sleeve T-Shirts) are advised to prevent cuts/bruises during the hike & also protects the skin from insects.
  • Shoes are advised as it is better to have completely covered feet. Extra Floaters or Chappals would be a good idea as sports shoes tend to give away (Open up) during monsoon treks.
  • Caps/Hats advised to factor for sunny weather.
  • All belongings should be carried in a Rucksack & should be packed in Polythene to prevent it from getting wet in the rain.
  • 2 Liters of Water is compulsory as there is No water source available during the trek.
  • Lunch for the day needs to be carried from Home.
  • Extra Clothes would come in handy to change into post trek.
  • Please Note: There is no washroom/changing facility available on the trek.
Our Belief System:
  • Possession and/or consumption of Alcohol will not be permitted & flouting of this basic rule will lead to immediate expulsion from the group.
  • Smoking will only be permitted after consultation with the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke. Smoking will only be permitted while we stop at a clearing and not otherwise.
  • The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
  • Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
  • Please do not wear any jewelry or gold chains/rings.
  • Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “Leave only footprints, Take back only memories”
Top of Kalavantin
On top of Kalavantin durg
Hike up the thrilling Kalavantin Fort Hike up the thrilling Kalavantin Fort Reviewed by Backpack Holidays on 2:48 AM Rating: 5

1 comment

  1. Dear Tourist,

    My Name is Nilesh Bhutambre From Prabalgad Village (I am called “Bhau” by those close to me, especially by everyone in my village) I run a small scale tourist service wherein I provide food, lodging facilities and guide services to tourists who visit Prabal Machi.( All Information of Prabalgad and Kalavantin Durg ) The URL of my website is: .

    With Regards

    Nilesh Bhutambara