Kalavantin durg trek known for the most famous steps carved till fort top was the most awaited trek for me & Bajaj team. This trek I did years back when I used to gofor trek alone (without Roopa), later I joined team FONA where all treks are done with friends and family 🙂
Anyway just have look at below photo showing the carved steps, believe me they are difficult to climb during monsoon season but thrilling experience too …
By the way Vijay reached so early at fort top that he completed both Prabalgad and Kalavantin durg in a day !! Below photo shows the top of Kalavantin durg where Vijay is showing pride of Maharashtra 🙂
And here is the most most famous steps view of fort steps, unforgettable moment to see this .. a must in a lifetime … just go for it …
Bajaj auto limited 165th trek to Kalavantin Sulka – Pinnacle (some times called as Kalavantin Durg)
Our Trek leader was Mr. Vasant Thombare who is our sports officer.
Team Bajaj moving to the base village
Bajaj trekking group celebrating at the fort top
Wild flowers are seen all over the way, amazing colours of nature, specially if you visit during month of September then you will get flowering photographs
Kalavantin Durg Trek or Sulka (Pinnacle)
- Pune to Panavel (get down at Shendung Phata)
- Shendung Phata to Thakurwadi (Vardoli) @ 11 kms
- Bus/Car can travel upto hills
- (you can push Bus upto end and you have some space at the end to turn your bus around (somewhat difficult but can be managed 🙂
- Then you can start walking to Thakurwadi, route is steep upto Thakurwadi
- Front Thakurwadi you can proceed to Kalavantin Sulka
Approximate time required from start of hill bottom to Thakurwadi to Kalavantin Sulka is @ 2~3 hours.
You can get food and water (natural mineral) from Thakruwadi from the Adivasis (tribal)
Needless to say that it was lush green all around, you may like to see all photos posted at Flikr for this trek.
Namdev 9209461474 / Balu 8097089491 / Nilesh 8056186321 (food and stay)
Recommended reference reading –
One day trek in Sahaydri mountain ranges – Do’s and Don’t, Things to carry list
Kothaligad is exactly stands in front of Kalavantin Durg,
If you wish to get detailed information on Kothaligad trek the visit my blogpost