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The Amazing Kalavantin Durg Trek Through Steep Slopes

by Geetika Gautam

We have collected the best treks to do in Maharashtra and want to share it with you. One of the most visited destination is Dhule, which is a major town in northwestern state of Maharashtra. Another prominent trekking destination is Kalavantin Durg trek in Marathwada region that offers great views for your inquisitive eyes.

Magnificent Trek of Maharashtra

Kalavantin durg trek is a part of the Antardwara hill range, which has numerous peaks and hills in the region. The nearest town is Miraj but it takes around two hours to reach there by road.

It is a beautiful trek that will give you a lot of time to spend with your friends or family. It will be an exciting and memorable experience for everyone who visit this place because of its beauty that is breathtaking. It is 3-6 hrs trek from the base point to Kalavantin Durg. It takes you to a different world because of the scenic beauty of nature and picturesque view. As a part of this trek there is a temple on top of the mountain that has ample space for you to relax yourself in the serenity at peace.

Kalavantin durg trek is perfect for trekking, photography or bird watching. It will be a great experience if you visit this beautiful hill station.

The trek is not only for trekkers but also for Bird watchers, photographers and Photography buffs. Wildlife lovers can find lot of species on the way to Kalavantin Durg. The famous birds such as Rock pigeon, Hill pheasant, Blue throated bee eater are those who visit this place regularly. There are lots of birds in this region during winter season and you can find hundreds of them in a day.

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Location of The Trek

Kalavantin durg is a destination located in Maharashtra. It offers trekking opportunities to the beginners who would love to explore the nature of this place. The best season for kalavantin durg trek is fall, because it stays dry and cool during summer and torrential rain does not hamper an outdoor activity. The trek also starts from June, as it is generally a dry period. The Kalavantin durg can be done anytime and can be done as a day trip or can be done all days as a backpacking adventure.

Kalavantin durg trek has few trekking routes in Maharashtra that vary according to the experience and the interest of the people. This article will help you to know about those routes in detail with their pros, cons and advantages. Here are the main trekking routes of kalavantin durg in Maharashtra which you will love to explore.

  1. Andheri-Pune -Premises

This trek is a popular destination for the beginners and also offers a perfect route for those who do not want to walk too much. You cannot expect any thrilling experience while exploring Kalavantin durg with this trek. Walking on this path is a tedious routine but gives you a real time experience with nature and the backdrop of nature. This trail is a perfect option for those who are not too much into nature.

Pros of this trek:

Good route avoiding the heavy footfalls of vehicles, crowded places, and other trekking routes. You can enjoy the view of nature from different angles. Also, you will be able to enjoy the wildlife in this trek too. This trail is a good time pass for those who are not too much into nature but would love to spend time with their friends or family members on this trail.

Information on the Kalavantin Durg Trek

The trek starts from Thakurwadi. It is a village in the Rajgad district of Maharashtra. 

Firstly, the trek is divided into three parts:

  1. The first stretch is ascending from the Start Point to Prabalmachi Plateau
  2. Second section is from Prabalmachi to the Col
  3. The third section is the the final climb from the Col to the pinnacle of Kalavantin
Start  Point of the Trek to Prabalmachi Plateau 

Trek Distance: 2.8 Kilometres

Trek Duration: 1.5 hours

Prabalmachi to Col

Trek Distance: 630 meters

Trek Duration: 1 hour

Col to Pinnacle of Kalavantin

Trek Distance: 150 meters

Trek Duration: 30 minutes

Best Time to Visit the Kalavantin Durg Trek

The Kalavantin Durg Trek can be done in any season. Like most treks, the environment and weather change depends on the month you are trekking.

Peak season for the Kalavantin Durg Trek is during the monsoons. The lush greenery and the views is what make it captivating. This is also one of the reasons the Kalavantin trek is the same as a crowded trek in Nepal. But the monsoon season has a big crowd of people trekking.

 What to Pack for the Trek?

  • Basic First Aid kit
  • Region map
  • Cap/ Scarf & Sunglasses
  • Carry enough water 
  • Identity Card
  • Lemon and salt OR Electrolyte Powder
  • High-calorie snacks (Nuts & dry fruits, etc.)
  • Insect repellent (Odomos, etc.)
  • Spare newspaper
  • Multi-Tool/ Swiss Army Knife
  • Torch/ Headlamp with spare batteries.
  • Powerbank
  • Safety Pins, Rubber bands & Whistle 

Challenging Part

There is only one section near the top which can be called a challenging part. But most of the trek is completely safe and easy to do. 

Reaching Kalavantin Durg Trek By Your Vehicle from Mumbai

Kalavantin Durg Trek is a famous trek which is just about 50 km from Mumbai. The trek starts from Thakurwadi. This is your village’s base or the initial point. 

If you do not have access to Google maps, here is how to reach Mumbai: You can head to Panvel from Mumbai. From Panvel you can go to the Mumbai-Pune highway and continue the journey on the Panvel Road for about some kilometres. 

From here you take the Shedung-Vardoli road and then move to Vardoli-Thakurwadi. Doing this you can reach your base or the start point of the Kalavantin Trek. From the main highway, you need to drive for another 6 km.

Final Thoughts:

The beauty of this trek is the fantastic rock-cut steps that have a zig-zag way up to the mountain. This will take you to the top of the fort. You can get a magnificent view from the top. Last but not the least you get to experience a thrilling climb through the stairs.


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