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Kalavantin Durg
Prabalmanchi, Maharashtra 410206 India

Kalavantini cha Sulka (pinnacle).

Right next to Prabalgad, to its north, lies the steep Kalavantin (also known as Kalavantin) Fort. Prabalgad is often confused with Kalavatin, but they are two separate forts.

Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2320 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium
Base Village: Thakurwadi
Region: Panvel

Kalavantin Durg Trek & Prabalmachi Camping trip is located near Panvel Taluka of Raigad District. It is 65 kms and 110 kms away from Mumbai & Pune respectively. Trek to Kalavantin is moreover of a Jungle Trail of around 2 hours where you reach Prabal Machi village. This Prabalmachi Camping is the base of Kalavantin and Prabalgad where you can camp and stay overnight.

From Prabalmachi, Kalavantin Durg trek is of a Steep Jungle trail and later Stone Carved Steps to reach top. One must be careful while climbing those steps as there are no railings to support. Once you reach the top, you will get 360-degree view. You can view Matheran range, Vikatgad, Irshalgad, Prabalgad, Chanderi, Nakhind, Karnala and other nearby forts. If the weather is clear you can also test your eye to identify the places of Navi Mumbai.

Ways To Reach :
1. Via Shedung:-
Reach Panvel and get down to Shedung junction on the Old Panvel – Pune highway. Shedung village can be reached in about 30 minutes. Proceed to Thakurwadi village which is the base village, 5 kms from Shedung. An unpaved road take us to Prabalmachi village in one hour time. From this village one can see Prabalgad fort and Kalavantin pinnacle in the front. There is a cleft between them which has steps carved in rock to access tht top of the pinnacle which takes 45 minutes.
From the village, keep the fort summit to the left we reach a cleft in 30 minutes. The fort can be reached in one hour from here. Buses are available from Panvel to reach Thakurwadi.

2. Via Poinj:-
On the Panvel-Chowk road, there is Point junction next to Shedung junction. Proceed to Poinj village from here. There is a mountain ridge here which has to trailed to reach Prabalmachi village. Prabalgad is 1.5 to 2 hours from here.

http://trekshitiz.com/trekshitiz/Ei/Prabalgad-Trek-P-Alpha.html

पोहोचण्याच्या वाटा :
१ शेडुंग मार्गे :-
मुंबईहून किंवा पुण्याहून येणार्‍यांनी पनवेल गाठावे. जून्या पनवेल – पुणे हमरस्त्यावर शेडुंग गावाकडे जाणारा फाटा आहे. एस्‌टी चालकांना सांगून शेडुंग फाट्यावर उतरावे. हमरस्त्यावरून जाणारी वाट पकडावी अर्ध्या तासाच्या रस्त्यावर शेडुंग गाव लागते. शेडुंग गावापासून (अंतर ५ किमी) ठाकुरवाडीपर्यंत चालत जावे. ठाकुरवाडी हे गडाच्या पायथ्याचे गाव आहे. गावातून बैलगाडीची वाट थेट आपल्याला प्रबळमाचीवर घेऊन जाते. प्रबळमाचीवर जाण्यास १ तास लागतो. प्रबळमाची गावातून समोरच किल्ला व कलावंतीणीचा सुळका यामधील खिंडीतून कलावंतीणीच्या सुळक्यावर जाण्यासाठी कातळात खोदलेल्या पायर्‍यांची वाट आहे. या घळीतून कलावंतीणीच्या सुळक्यावर जाण्यासाठी पाऊण तास लागतो.
प्रबळमाची गावातून किल्ल्याचा माथा डावीकडे ठेवत ३० मिनीटे चालल्यावर एक घळ दिसते . येथून गडावर जाण्यास एक तास पुरतो. ठाकूरवाडी जाण्यास पनवेलहून बसेस आहेत,

२ पोईंज मार्गे :
पनवेल चौक मार्गावर शेडुंगच्या पुढे पोईंज फाटा आहे. तिथे उतरून पोईंज गावात पोहचावे. येथे समोरच असणार्‍या डोंगर सोंडेवरून प्रबळमाची या गावात जावे. येथून दीड ते दोन तासात प्रबळगड गाठावा.

http://trekshitiz.com/trekshitiz/marathi/Prabalgad-Trek-P-Alpha.html

18°58’58″N 73°13’11″E

Kalavantin Durg

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