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Event Grade: Easy
Endurance Level: Easy
Height: 2300 ft approx.
Total time required for climbing: 2 hours of normal climb
Duration: 1 Night
Prabalmachi is located between Matheran and Panvel and comes under the Raigad District in the state of Maharashtra, India.This is a very small and remote village on the base of Fort Prabalgad. The beauty of this place is due to its rustic location where you find lots of nature and no pollution at all.Trek to Prabalmachi is about 1.5 hrs to 2 hours from its base. Height of the Prabalmachi village is 390 metres above sea level.
The village of Prabalmachi is the base camp for a trek up the Prabalgad Fort (766 m) and Kalavantin is a 500m .It is located near the Machi and Vajepur villages.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.
Scenic view of city from Prabalmachi / plateau and the cool breeze
Enjoy a panoramic view of the Surrounding and the city
Amazing hike in the woods
Camping at the top of the plateau
Games with lots of fun
Well be boarding the below train from nearest local station. Train timings are shared below for convenience:
Panvel Slow Local
02:56 pm CST
03:14 pm Vadala Road
03:25 pm Kurla
03:45 pm Vashi
03:54 pm Nerul
04:05 pm Kharghar
04:16 pm Panvel
Thane Slow Local
03:20 pm Thane
03:37 pm Koparkhairne
03:49 pm Nerul
04:01 pm Kharghar
04:12 pm Panvel
Meeting Point: Panvel Railway Station at 4:15 pm
04:15 pm Meet the Team at Panvel station and move towards Thakurwadi by local transport
5:00 pm Reach Base village, freshen up, gear up for the trek
05:15 pm Introduction round and brief on rules and regulations to be followed by everyone on the event
05:30 pm Start the trek, Reach plateau by 07.00 pm and explore the surrounding
10:00 pm Dinner time; enjoy local cuisines specially cooked for us...Lots of fun. If tired can retire and take rest in tents.
05:00 am Wake up call, freshen up and get ready for kalavantin fort (optional).
7:00 am Reach Kalavantin fort and enjoy the view from top.
07:45 am Start descending from Kalavantin to Prabalmachi.
08:30 am Reach Prabalmachi and have breakfast.
09:00 am Start descending post breakfast along with the beautiful memories from the event
10:30 am Start return journey towards Mumbai by local transport.
11:00 am Reach Mumbai and bid adieu with a promise to meet again.
The cost per head includes the following.
Travel from Panvel to Base village and Return
Unlimited Dinner, breakfast in the morning
Entry fees and Local guidance
First aid and first responder assistance in case required
MPA administration charges if any
Do read our terms and conditions before registration.
All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks ordered.
Insurance, tips, porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
Any kind of personal expenses.
Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.
Things to carry:
Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc
2 Litres of water must
Good trekking shoes
Torch with new batteries
Extra pair of clothes, socks optional
Cap, Camera as Optional
1 packet of electoral, enerzal, glucon-D
Medications if required for individual
Avoid wearing precious ornaments on an event, if possible
And a haversack or backpack to put all the above things to be carried, so hands are free to help each other while trekking. Sling bags / jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.