And we started ahead with some inspiration, if we looked down there was nothing visible and only heavy wind was blowing. On a weekend, me along with my other trek friends planned this trek with Backpackers and City Freaks. World's Most Dangerous Fort | Kalavantin Durg | Trekking | Steep Slopes| My first ever Trek to Kalavantin Durg | Maharashtra | Panvel People at the homestay served us hot roti, chawal, and dal curry and everything was so yummy. So once you reach the top, you would get an amazing view of Sahyadri mountains. You can also enjoy the wide shots of lovely green mountains and narrow valleys as you continue your trail. And then we got into a private vehicle and started to Thakurvadi, we are expected to reach in 3-4hrs. Hello Readers! First, reaching our base village Prabalmachi, before we start ascending Kalavantin and covering the easier rocky pathway and then the difficult steep mountain where the true experience begins. Situated at around 2,205 feet in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, the trek is a perfect one for beginners or adventure seekers. Kalavantin Fort is famed as the ‘Climb to Heaven’, owing to its dangerous nature and the bird’s eye view of the immense beauty that await atop. While ascending rain was heavy and the trail in the dense forest was too good. Making the plan: So finally, it was planned. As you can see The peak… It was used as a watchtower on the Konkan range. Everyone was tired and hungry, got fresh up in our homestay, and were ready for dinner. Start 2021 on a High note! Kalavantin trek is one of the most dangerous fortress in India. The rock-cut stairs aren’t that dangerous as they seem to be in the videos on the internet. One of these stunning getaways is Prabhalgad fort in Maharashtra. KALAVANTIN DURG TREK- WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS FORTRESS! Curiosity can lead us to do many things; it can make you wander endlessly. I had been on plenty of trains before( train being the backbone of our country), transport for the masses, poetry in motion, havens of sweet chai, and hot vada-pav sold through windows by vendors. Clicked few photographs , had some snacks and started descending . It was this curiosity that brought me to this giant structure known as “The Kalavantin Durg”. Kalavantin Durg is strikingly beautiful, but is also one of the most dangerous fortresses in the world. Her dead body was found around 10 days after her death. Kalavantin Durg Trek. This trek is as challenging as it is rewarding, but all the efforts to make it to the pinnacle will be worth it, as you will be rewarded with some breathtaking views. Pro tip: While trekking to Kalavantin Durg is possible throughout the year, the best time is between October and May, and it is advisable to avoid monsoon season. Maharashtra is home to part of the esteemed Western Ghats. Monsoons are the preferred season for trekking when weather is superb and the landscape looks more attractive with the presence of mountains, hills, meadows, and dense forests. Kalavantin Durg Trek lovers, here is something for you that will blow out your mind totally. Every year during monsoons Maharashtra transforms into one of the beautiful and hottest destinations in India. DATE: 29TH JANUARY 2018. Its height is 686 m i.e. A trip to this beautiful spot will make you forget about your busy life in the bustling city of Pune. Everyone woke up early in the morning got fresh up and carried few snacks and energy bars and started our trek to Kalavantin durg. Link for his personal blog and his Insta ID – dheerajkg, You can purchase Backpacking Equipment and Other necessary items for your trip, We are a travel club based out of Hyderabad and Operating from 9 major cities in India. Kalavantin Durg Trek is one of the most popular treks in Maharashtra. The trails also become cleaner and more beautiful. Located in the Sahyadri’s, the place is replete with scenic views. The Pinnacle of Kalavantin is a thrilling experience that one goes for. Not only the weather is therapeutic but the monsoon foods, bonfires make it more adventurous. Expect to catch a glimpse of the tiny waterfalls south of Kalavantin Durg. The main challenge of the Kalavantin Durg trek is the path back down, filled with boulders and slippery terrain. The hues of green becomes more vibrant. Not many are brave enough to trek during monsoons, fearing rains will spoil their plans. Our trek group gathered at one place and started playing fun games as we have 2 hrs more to reach Karjat (the place from where we have to go to Thakurvadi village and start our trek ). Tour companies include Mumbai Travellers and Treks and Trails India, to name a few. Kalavantin Durg is located between Panvel and Matheran in the Indian state of Maharashtra. September to March is the best time to visit Kalavantin Durg. The Kalavantin Durg Trek is an extremely rewarding trek which is one of a kind experience especially when you live nearby only. About 1.5 hours later we reached Prabalgad. The later part of the trail, a challenging rock climb is now secured with fixed ropes and local leads to help you and make your climb safe. From this point forward, it’s quite a precipitous path, and any rainfalls gives it a whole new level of risk as the path gets slippery, thus requiring the trekkers to cling on to the rocks and roots of trees lining the way. Insta ID –bcf.official. Sitting at an elevation of 2250 feet ( 686 meters), the summit offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Western Ghats. You can follow us on Instagram for regular updates. From the base point (in the village of Thakurwadi) to Kalavantin Durg and the Prabalgad Fort, the trek to this adrenaline-sparking fortress take about a little over three hours and is accessible by zigzag stairs carved into the edges of the rocky mountains, with swathes of scree and no guard rails or ropes. A Trek to the world’s most dangerous fort The base point of Kalavantin Fort is situated in Thakurwadi village, which leads the way to Prabalgad Fort and Kalavantin Durg. This is one of the best treks near Mumbai and the level of difficulty is intermediate , not suitable for beginners. How to reach Kalavantin Durg? Hey Guys,This is our visit to Kalavantin Durg. In fact, the fun of travelling in monsoons is double. Everyone stopped before that last bit, we were scared to climb further, took few minutes of break and we were discussing on how to climb. After clicking few photographs, we started descending to Prabalmachi village. The intimidating fort lies between the hill stations of Matheran and Panvel in Maharashtra, not too far from Mumbai (50 km). The Prabalgad-Kalavantin durg is one of the most difficult forts to trek but a favourite destination for trekking around Pune, also known as one of the topmost beautiful abandoned places in India. Both forts are very close to each other. This trek is so adventurous and thrilling. We went to bed early, keeping in mind that we need to start early in the morning to Kalavantin durg. My friends and organiser (RK from BCF team) are expected to join at Lingampally station. Well it is also known as WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS FORTRESS And today I'm going to share our experiences through this article. We couldn’t see the people who were standing just two feet apart from us. We had literally crawled up and reached the top of the mountain in half an hour. The fort can be a bit dangerous because of rains between June and August month. Kalawantin Durg - The Most Dangerous Trek In World | Part - 2 | Marathi Vlog| |JigneshAmbekarVlogs Kalawantin Durg - The Most Dangerous Trek In World Reva Sawant is feeling blessed with Mayuri More at Kalavantin Durg . After a few minutes, we realized that few of our mates were not coming with us.One of us went back for them and got them back to the correct trail. Exploring the wilderness in the monsoon season is altogether a different experience. The trekking trip to the top of Kalavantin Durg will impart you with an adrenaline-spiking experience and will take a little more than 3 hours to reach the top. In that rain, hot hot poha will be truly a blessing for your taste buds . This one day trek is perfect for the weekend getaway. To allow us to provide a better and more tailored experience please click "OK", Kalavantin Durg | © Rohit Gowaikar / Wikimedia Commons, Kalavantin view from base village Thakurwadi. These tours include everything, from transport between the Panvel Railway Station to Thakurwadi, food, tents and guide. The Mountains are your reward for such a dangerous trek. This is the most adventurous and probably the most dangerous trek you could have in your life. From the top, you can see places like Chanderi, Matheran, and even some parts of Mumbai. The descent from the Prabalgad Fort to Thakurwadi takes a different track through the forest, complete with a myriad of rocks, muddy patches and small streams cascading down from the mountains. It was raining continuously with heavy wind. Soak in the gorgeous views of the Western Ghats, Prabalgad, Peb, Irshalgad and Chanderi Forts as well as panoramic vistas of Matheran and the city of Mumbai. Meanwhile, a local guy had crossed us who was wearing only flip flops/slippers and he went ahead with so much ease, as if it was a daily routine for him, we were shocked by looking at him. Located between Matheran and Panvel in Maharashtra, it stands tall at an elevation of 2,300 feet.It is only 50 km away from Mumbai which makes for a good long drive on a weekend.. This trek from Thakurvadi village leads the traveller to the Kalavantin Durg located right next to the Prabhalgad fort. * Use plastic bags to wrap everything in your backpack. A thrilling trek to Kalavantin Durg! Kalavantin Durg – The World’s Most Dangerous Fortress, A Trek Not For The Faint-hearted. The trek to the fortress is considered to be amongst one of the most dangerous in the country. My journey to Kalavantin Durg Trek. Lying in the western ghats of Maharashtra and standing tall at a hefty height of 2300 feets above sea level, Kalavantin Durg is one of the dangerous fortress. The world's most dangerously-located fortress, Kalavantin Durg, used as a watchtower in the olden days, stands 2,300 feet above sea level on the northern edge of the Prabal plateau in the Western Ghats near Mumbai. 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