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Mount Kalsubai

Bhandardara

14.1/5(5 Ratings)

Mount Kalsubai Overview

Ranked 3 of 10 sightseeing in Bhandardara

Mount Kalsubai is considered to be the highest mountain peak of the Sahyadri range. This mountain peak is around 1,646 m in height and was used for keeping watch on their enemies during the Maratha rule in the region.

Mount Kalsubai is a famous trekking destination which features Kalsubai Temple, Ratangad Fort and Harishchandragad Fort. The Kalsubai Temple houses an old well, where the water level never drops below 3 ft. A religious fair is organised by the locals at this temple, between October and November.

September through February is the best time to trek in this mountain range, which is situated in the Igatpuri region.
 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Abhishek Anand

Abhishek Anand4.3/5

39 reviews

Everest Of Maharashtra

We took the last train to Kasara which starts from CST at 12. 14 AM and at 3. 20 AM we reached kasara. It was 14 degree Celsius then.From there you will have to take a shared cab/taxi to reach the base village Bari, we had pre cooked it, as we don't want to waste any time looking for one, also it was convenient.From kasara station to base village Bari it will take you around 1 hr. Since it was a full moon day, we did get a good sight of fields shining under the moon light and as we neared the base village the temperature further dropped.We started the trek at 5. 05 am, however at the very start of the trek we lost our way and before we could find the alternative, a guide appeared from no where to help us out, he quoted Rs. 700 and finally agreed to Rs. 300. Keep this in mind, go with a person who has done it or hire someone or else you will not be able to find your way up in the dark, since the only source of light before the sunrise is your torch.We started the trek following the guides footsteps, Its an inclined climb with 3 major staircase (man made) that come in the way. It will take you around 3 hrs to reach up at normal speed. There is no specific time to start the trek, however if you wish to see the sunrise, start accordingly. We reached the peak (Kalsubai Temple) at 8 AM.The last steps are the steepest and its fun to climb them up and down, however you also have to be careful while doing that.Once you reach the top there is temple of Goddess Kalsubai and obviously a view to cherish. From one side you can even see Bhandardara. If you can go during monsoon or post monsoon that will be the best time, as you will get to see the fantastic green nature all around. There are tea and eatable stalls at the end of the trek, but it is suggested you carry minimum 2 liters of bottle per person and some dry snacks, cause if you trek during the night you will not get anything mid way.After reaching the top we sat there for an hour and although the sun was out shining it was very breezy and we were almost shivering in our shorts and tee.We started our descend around 9. 15 AM and it took us around 4. 5 hours to touch base, YES 4. 5 HOURS, cause we took a detour.This is for the real tough guys, its a long detour that you can take if you wish to explore the entire range of mountains around kalsubai. This road will lead to another village named Pendshet, which is 5 km away from Bari. This route is quite, muddy, built between rocky mountains and trees. You have to be either an experienced trekker or super enthu to explore this route.Once we reached Pendshet, we called our driver to pick us from there and reach us Bari village.We had already booked our lunch down which was Rs. 120 pp. It was home made food and edible. After our lunch we left for kasara station and were back home.Tip: Carry ample water, dry snacks, torch, cap & wear clothes which are loose and comfortable, also book the trek by yourself (if you are a group of 6-7) the cost will be negligible, or else you will pay around 4 times of actual cost if you go through a travel agency.

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  • Everest Of Maharashtra
  • Everest Of Maharashtra
  • Everest Of Maharashtra
  • Everest Of Maharashtra
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Ravindra Khade

Ravindra Khade4.6/5

1 review

Kalsubai Local Guide

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Sanket Vaviya

Sanket Vaviya3.6/5

6 reviews

Kalsubai - Highest peak in Maharashtra

We all love to be the best in our area of expertise. Similarly this Mount KALSUBAI stands on the Lands of Bhandardara (Maharashtra) with great ego as well as pride as it is the HIGHEST peak in the state. Also the trek is average and not so dangerous. First timers can try it as well. Drink spots are available at after every half an hour of walk. Calm, Pleasant and Simple place.
  • Kalsubai - Highest peak in Maharashtra
  • Kalsubai - Highest peak in Maharashtra

Amit Motwani

Amit Motwani4.3/5

9 reviews

Surprising trek

It is full energy vasool trekking. Mine best experience till date especially during monsoon. Mountain is wet and slightly risky, you can trek with friends, family and yes with wife too. Take backpack and trek to Kalsubai you will surprise yourself by trekking. Take lots of water with you and glucose drinks or biscuits, its is total 5hr trek.
  • Surprising trek
  • Surprising trek

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Mount Kalsubai, Bhandardara

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Sanket Vaviya

Mount Kalsubai
Mount Kalsubai, Bhandardara

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Kartik Desai

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Mount Kalsubai, Bhandardara

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Sanket Vaviya

Mount Kalsubai