Kalavantin Durg Trek
The Kalavantin Durg trek is a day hike to the Kalavantin Durg fortress which was used as a watchtower in the olden days. The trail of this trek is easy but the steep rock steps make it a little dangerous since there is no railing to support you. Those who have vertigo should be careful before planning this trek.
The trail of this trek is a bit tricky to navigate due to the rock-cut steps and steep slope. However, the difficulty level is easy, requiring basic physical endurance. In case you have vertigo, you should avoid taking this trek.
This trek can be done by beginners as well as experienced trekkers. The overall this trail is easy to cover only the steep steps make this trail a little dangerous.
There is no requirement of extreme fitness training for this trek. If you have basic physical fitness and if you are not scared of heights then you must undertake this trek. Those who have acrophobia should avoid this trek altogether.
Basic mountain mannerisms. Basics of knowledge of mountain ascending and descending techniques.
If you want to explore the Western Ghats and witness the biodiversity and the greenery then this trek is for you. Adventure buffs find this trek especially attractive because of the steep steps climb. There is no railing to support you while climbing the steps. The deadfall on one side makes this trek a favourite among the adrenaline junkies.
October to March is the best time to undertake this trek. Monsoons are pleasant too, but heavy rains can make the trail dangerous.
Since it is a one day trek, you do not need to pack much. Just carry Carry your daypack with enough water, some eatables and all personal belongings such as your phone and camera.
By Road: The base camp of this trek is Thakurwadi village. This village can be easily reached from Mumbai. Take the local train from Mumbai to Panvel. A bus ride from the Panvel railway station will take you to Thakurwadi. Alternatively, you can walk towards the Mumbai-Pune expressway from the Panvel railway station and take a shared auto ride till Shedung Phata. At, Shedung Phata another auto ride will take you to Thakurwadi.
The cellular network is available in several patches of the trek.
Prabalgad, Kalavanti hill, and Irshalgad they all are in close proximity to each other. Kalavanti hill, as well as Prabalgad, can be done easily if you start trekking by 9 am. And if started at 6, all 3 treks could be done.
No age limit