IRSHAAL PRABAL FORT


OVERVIEW

District : Thane
Hill Range: Matheran
Height above sea level : 3700 ft
Difficulty rating : Hard
Base village : Varose
Nearest City :
Approx. time to reach the top : 2-3 hrs from the base village
Google Map Co-ordinate :

How To Reach
Via Prabalgad :
There is a traverse directly from Prabalgad to Irshaalgad. From the machi on Prabalgad one can reach Irshaalgad, traversing the fort of Prabalgad in approximately 3 hours.
Via Matheran : 
Reach the One Tree Hill point at Matheran. From here we go down to the base village Varose of Irshal in an hour. This route is quite prominent. A path from this village goes to the col that joins the Irshal and Prabalgad. Trekking further ahead on this plateau one has to reach the village of Irshaalwadi. It takes an hour to reach the top from this village.
Via Chowk : 
Chowk is accessible from the Mumbai – Pune Highway. Chowk can be reached both from Karjat and Panvel. The time taken to reach Chowk from Panvel is approximately 1 hour and from Karjat it takes around 45 minutes. There is a prominent route from Chowk to Irshaalwadi. It takes around 2 hours on this route, with a bit of easy rock climbing put in.

Place To Stay / Eat

Water availability : The water in the tanks on the fort last only up to March after which there is no water available on the area. Food :Food can be arranged for a maximum of 5-6 people at Irshaalwadi else one has to arrange food at his own. Shelter : Not available.

Places Of Interest

As mentioned above, Irshal is a pinnacle. There is a water tank on the route from the Irshal plateau to the peak. From there, we reach the needle hole near the top through a simple rock-climbing route. Proceeding little ahead, we see a water tank to the left and a cave to the right. This water is suitable for drinking. The route, which climbs up from near the needle hole goes to the top of the pinnacle. To reach the top of the pinnacle, it is essential to have artificial rock climbing equipment. From the top we can see the forts of Prabalgad, Matheran, Chanderi, Malanggad, Karnala and Manikgad.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sir,
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    Nilesh Bhutambara

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