Panvel is well-connected to the Mumbai suburban railway system. You can board a local train from any of the railway stations in Mumbai and travel to Panvel railway station.
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Tucked away in the misty hills of the Sahyadris, this trek to Prabalmachi takes you along rocky paths, up to a vast hill top with spectacular views of Prabalgad and the towering Kalavantin pinnacle. You'll hike over a mountain slope to reach the Prabal plateau and pass thick jungles that flourish in the months of monsoon. From the Prabal plateau, you'll be able to see the endless plains and valleys of the land below.
Perfect for adventure enthusiasts planning a weekend getaway, this trek takes you on a relatively easy trail that is perfect for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers.
Prabalmachi lies at an elevation of approximately 1,500 feet high, and can be seen from the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. It is the base camp for more challenging treks such as the Kalavantin pinnacle and Prabalgad Fort and offers breathtaking views of both. The moss laden, thick Sahyadri forests are lush green and swathed with mist in the monsoon, but dry up for the rest of the year.
Catch sweeping views of the Sahyadri mountain ranges. | Visit the base camp for challenging Kalavantin and Prabalgad treks. | Explore the rain-soaked forests and greenery of rural Maharashtra.
Arrive at the Panvel railway station by 07:30 hrs. You'll meet your fellow trekkers here and board private vehicles that will take you to the base village of Thakurwadi. Here, you'll have breakfast over a short round of introductions and a briefing session. Begin trekking towards the plateau of Prabalmachi. Upon reaching, you can take some time to relax, unwind and catch amazing views of forest landscapes from the top.
After lunch at Prabalmachi, you'll start descending back to the base village, where vehicles will be waiting to drive you back to Panvel. You'll arrive at the Panvel railway station by 18:30 hrs. Your trip ends here.
Your trip ends before nightfall.
Arrive at the Panvel railway station by 07:30 hrs. Travel to the base village of Thakurwadi will be arranged in shared, private vehicles. Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch. Your trip ends at the Panvel railway station by 18:30 hrs.
Breakfast | Lunch
For cancellations made more than 10 days before departure of the Prabalmachi trek: 75% refund.
For cancellations made 5-10 days before departure of the Prabalmachi trek: 50% refund.
For cancellations made 0-5 days before departure of the Prabalmachi trek: No refund.
No show: No refund.
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Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Prabalmachi.
Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.
Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Prabalmachi.