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Cost exclusions


  • Travel from Mumbai to Panvel and back

  • Lunch

  • Any expense of personal nature like Bottled water, Soft Drinks, Snacks, etc

  • Anything other than that mentioned in the inclusions above


Cost inclusions


  • Travel from Panvel bus depot to village & back

  • Simple Breakfast

  • Thrilling trek to Kalavantin Fort

  • Expertise & Guide charges





  • Registrations will be confirmed on first come first served basis upon receipt of full payment.

  • The trek will be conducted subject to minimum number of 12 registrations.



Trip Date: July 02, 2017

Cost: Rs. 500 per person


Group Size : 35 explorers maximum





Hiking/Trekking in the Sahyadris with its multitude of forts perched atop hill/mountain top is an adventure that needs no special mention.


The experience of climbing atop one such fort/watch tower which is precariously perched on a tall & conical hill very close to Mumbai would be one that we will embark on together!


Join Canvas N Chrome as we take you on a thrilling adventure of ascending/descending beautiful rock-cut steps to Kalavantin Fort near Panvel.




Detailed Itinerary: July 2, 2017


    Travel to Panvel 


  • Buy return tickets for Panvel & Board the train from Wadala/Kurla station at 06.04/06.12AM

  • Alight/Get down at Panvel station & walk to the Panvel ST Stand (10mins) or alternatively take a rickshaw

    * Note: In case you miss the train, Board the next train for           Panvel departing Wadala – 06.10 & Kurla – 06.22

  • Meet up at the Bus Exit Gate of Panvel ST Depot at 


   Trek from Panvel


  • Bus from Panvel to Base Village (~0.75hrs)

  • Introductions & Instructions

  • Hike to Kalavantin Fort (2.0hrs)

  • Enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding region & descend back down to village

  • Tentative time back at Panvel would be 6.00PM


 Important Notes:


  • The trek is graded as Medium because of the steep flight of stairs used to ascend to the top of the fort; The endurance grade is medium as it takes a good 2 hours to get on top

  • The initial part of the hike passes through shrubs & bushes & is a well marked trail. The trail becomes confusing after crossing the plateau with Kalavantin to the left & Prabhalgad to the right. All guests are advised to stick together till they reach the Col between the 2 forts.

  • The steep & thrilling section of steps starts after reaching the Col. The final ascend to the fort requires scaling a small & easy rock patch.

  • Kalavantin is buffeted generally by strong winds during the monsoon season; It is strongly advised to stay away from Ledges & Edges for safety.

  • Full Clothes (Track Pants & Full Sleeve T-Shirts) are advised to prevent cuts/bruises during the hike & also protects the skin from insects.

  • Shoes are advised as it is better to have completely covered feet. Extra Floaters or Chappals would be a good idea as sports shoes tend to give away (Open up) during monsoon treks.

  • Caps/Hats advised to factor for sunny weather.

  • All belongings should be carried in a Rucksack & should be packed in Polythene to prevent it from getting wet in the rain.

  • 2 Liters of Water is compulsory as there is No water source available during the trek.

  • Lunch for the day needs to be carried from Home.

  • Extra Clothes would come in handy to change into post trek.

  • Please Note: There is no washroom/changing facility available on the trek.



Our Belief System:


  • Nature along with Fresh Air & Serenity are intoxicating enough to most city dwellers seeking a short sabbatical from the hectic city life; Kindly refrain from consuming Alcohol & other intoxicants while on the trip.

  • If lighting up a smoke is something that one cannot do without; we would request you to ask for permission and move away from the group to reduce passive smoking for the non-smokers.

  • Loud Music from Portable Bluetooth Speakers/Phones does not fit in with our idea of fun on a Trek/Trip. If one cannot do without a dose of music, we strongly recommend the use of headphones.

  • Our Experienced Leaders have the best interests & safety of each guest & the group as a whole in mind. Kindly refrain from questioning the veracity of his/her decisions.

  • All our Trek/Trips are planned & executed with Safety being the top most priority; However the onus of our own safety lies with each one of us.

  • Wearing of expensive jewellery while on Treks/Trips is best avoided.

  • And last but definitely not the least, Refrain from Littering!




** We strive to provide the best of services & adhere to the planned tour program, However the Program can be subject to change **







To register, please get in touch with us on:




Rohit Nayak: (+91) - 961 901 7717


or send us a message via the 'contact us' box at the end of the page.


To register for the trip, please download the registration form here , fill it, save a copy and mail it to us on the above email.



Payment details will be communicated upon receipt of registration request and registration will be confirmed upon receipt of full payment.





Trek Highlights


  • A short yet challenging hike to a expansive plateau

  • Thrill of ascending/descending beautiful rock cut steps

  • Adrenaline pumping final climb to the top of the fort

  • Small Group size

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