This is cited as one of the best spots for trekking in the Sahyadri mountain range. It is near to Prabalgad fort on the Mumbai Pune express highway. One can go via Mumbai Pune Highway-Shedung Phata to Thakurwadi. Then proceed to Prabalgad or Kalavantin Durg.

According to sources, the trek passes through beautiful landscape with flowing streams, hills and valleys.

There is a village called Shedung which serves as the base for Prabal and Kalavantin forts. It is a 3 hour tiring climb from here. You need to trek up rock cut steps which lead us to the top of the fort.

The fort top commands an excellent view of the surroundings with Prabal in the front. Matheran, Chanderi, Shrimallang, Irshal Karnala, Manikgad, etc can be easily identified.

Kalavantin durg is a adjoining hill (pinnacle) to Prabalgad.

Check out the beautiful pics found on the internet which has been taken by some trekkers….

For a quick trek, check out the durg on wikimapia by following the link here!

http://wikimapia.org/#lat=18.981664&lon=73.219285&z=16&l=0&m=a&v=2

For some amazing snaps taken by rockspiders08 check out the snaps below:

http://p.webshots.com/flash/smallslideshow.swf

Prabalgad (29 Oct 2006)

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