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Stairway to Heaven - Kalavantin Durg

Trip Type Trekking
Difficulty Difficult
Date Sunday, 11 September 2016
Highlights :
  • Guided Expertise 
  • Lunch at a Local Village Homestay 
  • Morning & Evening Refreshments 
  • A Thrilling Rock Climb Experience 
  • Wonderful Natural Vistas & Scenery 
  • Chance to Bathe in a Waterfall 


Starts from Rs. 799

Built around 500 BC, Kalavantin Durg is considered one of the most dangerous forts in the world. The rock-cut staircase snakes up the mountain, ending at the summit, which offer a glorious view of the entire Panvel and Karjat region. Gushing winds and rain add an extra element of adventure, as if more was really needed, making this trek a must-try in the Monsoon. But be warned, this is not for the faint-hearted. This Stairway to Heaven does come with some nice perks, like a delicious village lunch, a splash in a waterfall and what will be the envy of all your friends on FB; a photograph from heaven. Yes it is on a Sunday, and you have to go to work on Monday. But come on, what a Monday it will be!


  • Board 6 am Panvel Local and reach Panvel by 7:20 am
  • Proceed to the Base Village by Local Transport (25 KM from Panvel Station)
  • Reach Base Village by 8.15 am. Refreshments at the Base Village.
  • Start the trek by 8:45 am
  • Reach Prabalmachi by 10:45 am. Explore the village, interact with its people and have a steaming hot cup of chai & snacks.
  • Final push for the Summit of Kalavantin Durg at 11 am. Get ready for a thrilling climb
  • Reach the top by 1:00 pm. Fall flat, cry, die, see people clicking photographs and jump back to life.
  • Get the famous Summit Photograph and start descending by 1:30 pm.
  • Reach Prabalmachi by 2:30 pm. The very nice Villagers will have a freshly made Lunch waiting for you.
  • Fully charged we descend back to the base village, and if time permits, visit a local waterfall.
  • Board Train back home from Panvel by 6:30 pm.
  • Guided trek to Kalavantin Durg from Panvel
  • Lunch at a Local Village Homestay 
  • Morning & Evening Refreshments 
  • Transport from Panvel to Base Point
  • Dinner
  • Personal Expense
  • Anything other than mentioned above