Kalavantin Durg (FORT)
Prabalgad Fort, also known as Muranjan and Pradhangad, is located between Matheran and Panvel in the Indian state of Maharashtra, in the Western Ghats.
It was built on a plateau very close to Matheran, but unlike Matheran it does not have a good source of water. It was known as Muranjan until it was taken over and renamed by the Maratha forces underShivaji’s rule.
The fort contains a temple to Ganesh and some stone ruins. Its sister fort is Irshalgad.Right next to Prabalgad, to its north, lies the steep Kalavanti (also known as Kalavantin) Fort. Prabalgad is often confused with Kalavati, but they are two separate forts. It is adjacent to Prabalgad fort. On the Mumbai-Pune express highway, one can take the
Shedung exit. Shedung is the base village of Prabal and Kalavantin forts. The trek is a 3 hours climb from here. You need to trek up the machi and from the village, on machi there are rock cut steps which lead us to the top of the fort.
Please spare a weekend for this beautiful tracking location. Cheers !!!