With an elevation of 5,400 ft. (1,646 m), it is the highest peak in Maharashtra. It is beautifully shaped and offers a fantastic view. The small temple of Kalsubai Devi at the top is legendary and is visited by many pilgrims, especially during the season of “Navratri”.
The summit is rocky and distant peaks can be seen in all directions. At this majestic height, the view is simply incredible.
The vast expanse of Bhandardara’s backwaters commands attention from above.
Ramshej, Harihar, Brahmagiri, Anjaneri, Ghargad, Bahula, Tringalwadi, and Kavanai forts can be seen in the north. Aundha, Patta and Bitangad forts on the east, Alang, Madan, Kulang and Ratangad forts on the west and Pabargad fort, Gavaldeo, Ghanchakkar, Harishchandragad fort on the south.
Folk Tell about Kalsubai Peak
According to legend, Kalsubai lived as a little girl in a nearby village because her owners did not make her do manual labour. When asked to do so, she fled to this hill.
A temple is built on the peak in her glory and the villagers visit her with green bangles to please the Goddess of women’s liberation.
Day 0Overnight Travelling
23:00 Once you reach your pick-up point, mark your presence with the SG-Trekkers representative. Then we will travel by private bus to the starting point of the trek.
Day 1Kalsubai Peak Trek > Travel to Pune
05:00 Early in the morning, we reach Baari village at the base of Kalsubai peak. (Washrooms are not available.) Our field experts will provide pre-trek information and instructions to all participants.
05:30 – 08:00 Now we will start the trek to the highest peak in Maharashtra state; We have to climb approximately 2,250 feet. For trekkers, this is a simple mountain to climb. An easy but steep road leads to the upper plateau. It usually takes 3 to 4 hours to reach Kalsubai peak from the base village. There are three iron ladders on this route.
On the way, you can enjoy the sunrise view.
08:00 – 09:00 You can rest for an hour at the top.
09:00 – 12:00 Now we start descending to the base village by the same route. After 7 to 8 hours of walking, our trek will end at Baari village.
12:00 – 14:00 Refresh yourself. (Washrooms are available) Let’s have a meal together. Served hot and tasty vegetarian food.
14:00 – 21:00 Start the journey back to Pune with very pleasant memories.
21:00 Reach Pune and it’s time to say goodbye to your travel companion. Let’s stay in touch via phone/social media and meet again for another memorable trip.
SEE YOU SOON! 🙂
Day 1: Highlights
• Altitude Gain / Loss: ⇑ 2,250 ft. / ⇓ 2,250 ft. • Walk (approx.): 7 hrs., 10 km. • Accommodation: N/A • Meal: Lunch, Evening Tea