Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2250 Feet
Base Village: Thakurwadi
Prabalgad is a huge plateau adjoining Matheran. Britishers opted for matheran after they found that water resources were scarce at Prabalgad. Prabalgad has a temple and some fort ramparts. Apart from that, its nature all the way. Dense jungle, howling winds and fog is all that you find.
There is not much mention of this fort in history. However in 1658, Shivaji conquered Prabalgad from the Mughals, after establishing his powers in the Kalyan-Bhiwandi area. When Shivaji attacked the fort, the Mughal Sardar and fort chief Kesar Singh forced himself and the ladies in the fort to commit suicide so as to save themselves from falling into the hands of the Marathas. His mother along with her grandchild hid inside the fort by the fear of Shivaji, but such was the greatness of Shivaji that on finding them he sent them to their village with genuine respect and dignity.
Train Details :-
CST -5.04 / 5.30 AM
Wadala-5.22 /5.48 AM
Journey Details :-
The bus is scheduled at 07:00 from Panvel bus depot, & vl drop us at Thakurwadi village around 07:30. Plz be sure abt timing. Its sharp 7am.
Trek Details: –
08:00 — Move towards Prabalgad fort from Thakurwadi village …
09:00 — @ Thakarwadi … 1st Halt … BreakFast Time …
09.15 — Start climbing.
12.45 — on t top
12.45 to 03.00 — Fort Exploration n Lunch
We will descend the fort around 03.15
05.00 — @ Thakurwadi
From here we will catch the Bus for Panvel.. Or take a Rick if it’s available towards Scheduling Fata and henceforth to Panvel
Have Snack / Tea @ Panvel
& then departs for Home…
Contribution 150 Rs per Person
Things To Carry: –
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs)
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
1 torch (if u had any please bring)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
A haversack to put all these things
All our treks are eco-friendly treks, kindly take care of nature around us.
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