Built around 500 BC, Kalavantin Durg is considered one of the most dangerous forts in the world. The rock-cut staircase snakes up the mountain, ending at the summit, which offer a glorious view of the entire Panvel and Karjat region. Gushing winds and rain added and extra element of adventure, as if more was really needed, making this trek a must-try in the Monsoon. But be warned, this is not for the faint-hearted.
This Stairway to Heaven does come with some nice perks, like a delicious village lunch, a splash in a waterfall and what will be the envy of all your friends on FB; a photograph from heaven. Yes it is on a Sunday, and you have to go to work on Monday. But come on, what a Monday it will be!
Board 6 am Panvel Local and reach Panvel by 7:20 am
Proceed to the Base Village by Local Transport (25 KM from Panvel Station)
Reach Base Village by 8.15 am. Refreshments at the Base Village.
Start the trek by 8:45 am
Reach Prabalmachi by 10:45 am. Explore the village, interact with its people and have a steaming hot cup of chai & snacks.
Final push for the Summit of Kalavantin Durg at 11 Am. Get ready for a thrilling climb
Reach the top by 1.00 pm. Fall flat, cry, die, see people clicking photographs and jump back to life.
Get the famous Summit Photograph and start descending by 1.30 pm.
Reach Base Village by 2.30 pm.
The very nice Villagers will have a freshly made Lunch waiting for you.
Fully charged we descend back to Panvel by 3 pm and relax in a waterfall
Board Train back home from Panvel by 6: 30 pm.
Things to Know:
Transportation from Panvel to Base Village and back will be in local Rickshaws.
This trek is rated Difficult and not recommended for new trekkers.
You have to take the stairs, there is no escalator here, so a certain amount of fitness is expected here.
Consumption of alcohol and playing music is strictly prohibited
If the minimum number of people required for this Experience is not met, the Experience will be cancelled. In this situation, you can opt to shift your booking to the next scheduled date or get a full refund.
72 hours or more before departure – 5% cancellation fee
Less than 72 hours before departure – 100% cancellation fee
Booking fee – Rs. 699 for 1 day
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