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HOW TO REACH:
Base village: Thakurwadi (13 kms from nearest railway station- Panvel)
Catch a bus to Thakurwadi.
Timings: 05:10, 06:55, 08:00, 09:50, 10:55, 12:00, 13:00, 14:15, 15:50, 17:30, 19:30 as of September, 2016.
It takes about 40 mins to reach the village from Panvel ST stand. A paved road extends from the village for a km and then a mud trail climbs uphill, steeply at times, to reach the plateau called Prabalmachi. Head towards Prabalgad after confirming the way from villagers
Prabalgad (727m above sea level) is one of the favourite haunts of trekkers around Mumbai. One can view Chanderi, Nakhind, Mhasmal, Irshalgad & Matheran on a clear day. It can also be done along with Kalavantin Durg as part of a two-day trek.
Duration: 6-10 Hours
Grade: Medium for beginners, Easy for experienced trekkers
Risk Factor: Medium (High in monsoon due to low visibilty. Recently, A solo trekker lost her life in an unfortunate incident, please avoid solo treks and don't visit the fort without a guide if trekking here for the first time)
Food and Water: Available at Thakurwadi and Prabalmachi on weekends.
Stay: Available on Prabalmachi. Nilesh Bhutambare provides lodging and guide services for treks to Prabalgad. His contact details can be found here: