Prabalmachi is situated between Matheran and Panvel in Raigad District in Maharashtra, India. A rustic village, the base of Fort Prabalgad and Kalavantin, is filled with greenery and is away from hustle and bustle of the city. The height of the Prabalmachi village is 390 meters above sea level. The Prabalgad Fort stands at an elevation of 2,300 feet in the Western Ghats.
The fort was previously known as Muranjan until it was taken over and renamed by the Maratha forces under Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's rule. The fort has a Ganesh temple and some unidentified stone ruins. Its sister fort is Irshalgad. Right next to Prabalgad, to its north, lies the steep Kalavantin fort. Prabalmachi Camping provides an amazing view of the two forts standing tall and facing each other. The mild breeze in the evening and traditional food by the villagers add to the experience.
Type: Hill Fort Height: 2320 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Easy BaseVillage: Thakurwadi Region: Panvel
1. Scenic view of the city from Prabalmachi / plateau and the cool breeze 2. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Surrounding and the city 3. Amazing hike in the woods 4. Wonderful climbs 5. Camping at the top of the plateau 6. Games with lots of fun
DAY 1 - Saturday
06:00 pm Meet at Panvel Station 06:15 pm Move towards Thakurwadi (Base Village) in our transfer vehicle 07:15 pm Start trek towards Prabalmachi after a brief session 08:45 pm Reach campsite at Prabalmachi and get Refresh 09:30 pm Prepare for a night under the sky, have delicious local cuisine for dinner, let the Arijit Singh in you come out, play a few games, share stories (especially ghost stories), make new friends and enjoy the campfire. 11:30 pm Off to the tents for sound sleep (For those who are very sleepy.Day Ends
DAY 2 - Sunday
07:00 am Wake up call, get refreshed by a hot cup of tea and breakfast 08:00 am Move towards Kalavantin Durg, for those who would like to trek. Others can enjoy their morning at Prabalmachi 09:30 am Reach the pinnacle, bask in the majestic view from the top, take selfies with an amazing background 10:00 am Start the descend towards Prabalmachi 11:00 am Reach Prabalmachi, Campsite 11:30 am Start to descend towards Thakurwadi (After a mandatory group pic!!!) 12:30 pm Reach Thakurwadi, say your goodbyes with a promise to meet again, leave for Panvel in our transfer vehicle. This brings us to the end of our trip, Or rather just the beginning.
1. Transportation from Panvel to Base village to Panvel by private vehicle. 2. 1 Breakfast- Sunday 3. 1 Dinner - Buffet (Veg/Non-Veg) (Saturday) 4. Tent 2 People Sharing Basis. (Blanket, Mattress) 5. Adventure Equipment 6. Toilet Facilities 7. Basic First Aid 8. Guide and expertise charges. 9. Forest Entry Fee
1199/- Per Person
1. extra meals cold drinks. 2. water bottles 3. anything not mentioned above
confirmation only after full payment. On a first come first serve basis, so please Register at earliest and book your tents in advance! booking is non-refundable. NOTE: entry will be confirmed only after
Things to Carry
1. Bottle of Water (at least 2 liters) 2. Identity Proof 3. Ready to eat food like plum cakes, dry fruits, etc. 4. Torch 5. Jackets and woolens as it would get cold in the evening and morning. 6. Cap, Camera 7. Good Trekking shoes 8. Personal care stuff, ORS, medicines which you require usually 9. A haversack to put all the things in, please do not carry sling bags or jholas
All the participants whether traveling by local train/bus or private vehicle must reach the meeting point at the given time. The organizers will wait for you at the meeting point for not more than 15 mins. Post which the organizers may go out of network range and will not be able to assist you to the base camp. In such a situation the organizers shall not be liable for any inconvenience what so ever and the participants will be considered as "no show" for which no refund will be given. In any case, the leader's decision will be final and no arguments or objections from the participants will be entertained.
During the event, if any participant does not follow safety instructions and indulges in acts that lead to physical harm, the organizers will not be held liable for it. If the weather conditions are unfavorable or that the time of a natural calamity on or before the trek, the event will be canceled, and no refund will be given in this case. Stay options mentioned in the itinerary are subject to availability and natural conditions i.e. tents cant be pitched if it rains and/or rainstorm is being predicted.
In such cases, an attempt will be made to provide shelter for the night. Food during the trekking and camping events will be basic as it will be sourced locally from villages and will be cooked by villagers. The Tickets can be canceled 7 days prior to the event and 90% amount will be refunded. Any refund in terms of miscounting in no. of bookings can be requested before 48hrs of the event. No refund will be processed once the event gets over.
All participants are deemed to be physically fit for the event. In case a participant decides to drop out during the event he/she has to bear the extra cost of arranging his/her return. This cost will be charged at-actual-basis. The participant is responsible for his own valuables as there are no luggage safety lockers in any of the base camps. Participation will be at your own risk and the organizers will not be held responsible for any accidents, loss of life or valuables.