Mumbai ,formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. With an estimated population of 20.5 million, it is the largest metropolis in India and one of the most populous cities in the world. The Mumbai Metropolitan Area which includes cities of Navi Mumbai & Thane, is also the world's 5th most populated metropolitan area.

There are so many Places around Mumbai to see . Which include Temples, Historical Places, Hill station, Wild Life and Waterfalls etc.
This site help to find out known-unknown places around Mumbai. which can be one or two day picnic for People and children's who don't have time.
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Kalavantin Durg

This fort is just opposite to Prabalgad. It is also visible from Mumbai-Pune highway. According to stories, the fort was built for a queen named Kalavanti. Steps leading up to the fort have been cut into the rock face of the hill. From the peak of this fort you can see a 360⁰ panoramic view of Matheran, Chanderi, Peb, Ershal, and Karnala forts, and also the Mumbai city. The Adivasi People of Machi-Prabal village observe the custom of dancing on every Holi (Shimga) Festival at the top of Kalavantin fort. These people have a long-standing relationship with this fort and it has become a part of their heritage.

How to get there:
Panvel railway station 
Reach the state transport depot or hire an share autorickshaw till Thakurwadi village 

You can also get down at shedung phata an take an rickshaw till thakurvadi 

Kalavantin Height: 500 meters or 2300 ft

Kalavantin Difficulty: Medium

Food Arrangement - Some options are available at Prabal Machi though its best to carry lunch.
Kalavantin Best Time to Visit: Can be visited all year round.

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